Jenny Morrill Jan 27, 2017
From BBC Video
to Thx, Jenny offers her personal countdown of her favourite idents...
I've never really understood how TV works. All I know is that someone does something a bit entertaining somewhere, and then people use magic to somehow make it come on your TV. Aliens might be involved.
Thanks to idents, though, I'm reminded that production companies and channels are responsible for making TV and film happen, rather than magic and aliens. These little snippets of credit are sadly overlooked by a lot of people, yet they make fascinating viewing, if you're me.
Here, in no particular order, are 20 of my favourite TV and film idents. Some are creepy, some are nostalgic, and some are hilarious, but they're all memorable in their own way.
1. Channel 4
Apart from the Intel Inside jingle, I can't think of another four notes that have become so deeply ingrained in the collective consciousness.