Central Independent Television (partially found idents of ITV region; 1985-1999)
ITV Central, previously known as Central Independent Television and Carlton Central, is an ITV region for the Midlands, and it replaced ATV on January 1st, 1982.
Between 1985 and 1997, well over 10,000 different sequences were made by Central’s presentation team in Birmingham, including break bumpers, idents, "next" animations and trail designs, which give the channel a wider range of presentation than any other British television station. The last batch of cake idents to be created was introduced on January 1st, 1997, in which the cake became more abstract with both more advanced computer graphics used and more live-action models & sequences.
The cake lasted 13 years before being replaced on April 20th, 1998, by adapting a version of the idents used by Carlton who had been using since November 25th, 1996. This featured the name Central in the font Gill Sans in centre screen against a bright and colourful background.
|Billboard||1994?||Found||The only capture is in camera quality.|
|Christmas (Tree)||1998||Lost||Its existence was confirmed on a thread on TV Live Forum.|
|Clowning||1998||Partially Found||A 16:9 squeezed clip has been found on a Central promo from April 1998.|
|Crossword||1998||Lost||Mentioned in sites such as Wikipedia and TV Live.|
|F1||1998||Found||Existence of a Carlton version was mentioned on a Twitter post by "UKPRES".|
|ITV (pre-October 1998)||1998||Found|
|Peak Practice||1998||Partially Found||The only capture is in camera quality, and it cuts off at the end.|
|"Purple"||1998||Found||This ident was used as a "crash slide"|
|Radar (pre-October 1998)||1998||Found|
|Radar (post-October 1998)||1998||Found|
|Transition||1998||Partially Found||A 16:9 squeezed clip has been found on a Central promo from April 1998.|
- ↑ TV Live Forum thread mentioning the "Christmas Tree" ident. Retrieved 15 Feb '23
- ↑ Twitter post by UKPRES mentioning Carlton's F1 ident. Retrieved 15 Feb '23