Something from my childhood this; The BBC released videos of the 1980s (Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones, Doctor Who, Watch With Mother etc) used to have this colourful almost Doctor Who like ident accompanied by a then fashionable synth effort from The Radiophonic Workshop.
Sadly in the age of DVDs these things don't really exist any more, you just get a bland BBC and 2 l Entertain logo.
Shame because I love this kind of thing.
Watching this back now makes me feel a strange mixture of reassured, warm glow, slightly creeped out and almost as if we belonged to a Communist Bloc!
Safe to say the 80s were a very different time, the Beeb missed a trick in not putting these on the Ashes To Ashes box sets if you ask me ;)
What do you think?
Are you sad like me?! Haha
They were definitely of their time. Reminds me a little of the knowing aesthetic of Heaven 17 who at the time with their BEF (British Electric Foundation don't you know) label created their own ident, which can be heard here at around 5:14
Spookily pre Glasnost sounding yet totally comforting I find! Like a lot of idents they are at once both the future and the past.