Nine flashes back to ’80s ident “Still the One”

By David Knox on August 26, 2013 / Filed Under News 18

Nine has gone all out for its Amazing 80s special tonight, with an 80s-style Big Brother episode (that’s one major cross-promo) but more amusingly has dug into the archives to run an old Channel Nine ident.

Ahh there were some classics.

That music makes me very sentimental…. what time is Bert on?

As you can see they’ve also had to adjust the clip to fit a 16×9 frame.

Tonight’s doco is a mix of National Geographic plus Nine original interviews.


  1. David Knox September 8, 2013 at 11:28 pm -

    Not avail.

  2. bapzik September 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm -

    David, where can I watch these episodes again of the Amazing 80s?

  3. Claude Bottom August 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm -

    The topic of this show is sadly indicative of the mindset of Nine, i.e. still in the 80s.

    Nothing on this network is worth watching.

  4. idiotbox August 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm -

    It was great to see that old channel 9 ident again. It was a time when the station had much more of a showbiz feel about it than what it does today.
    At the very end of the ident on the last musical sting, our family sitting around the TV watching it used to sing out loud the words “Young Talent Time” haha. Even though YTT was on Ten we used to think that was hilarious to sing out loud. Brought back great memories seeing that again.

  5. michael1970 August 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm -

    damn!! i missed it i didnt even know this was on i hope this is getting repeated

  6. poida August 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm -

    I love it!

  7. bapzik August 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm -

    Please tell me they’re going to repeat this. My PVR didn’t record it. =(

  8. David Knox August 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm -
  9. User August 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm -

    Ten did the same during the first weeks of Life of Mars a few years back

  10. Bundynelle August 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm -

    This looks very similar to “The 80s – The Decade That Made Us” which I rather enjoyed recently. If it is I hope Channel 9 doesn’t edit out the Rob Lowe narration.

  11. Aurora August 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm -

    That was a good idea. There are some bright sparks left down there.

  12. Stan August 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm -

    I wonder what WIN, NBN & Imparja did for this? Dots on WIN?

  13. dan August 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm -

    Old farts like me remember this

  14. Ed August 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm -

    I hope they repeat it tonight before or during the show itself!

  15. MHA August 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm -

    A pity the Nine Promos Dept seemingly ripped their old idents them Youtube. Surely a phonecall to their Archives Dept would have seen them use broadcast quality copies?

  16. carolemorrissey August 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm -

    Really looking forward to this show, should bring back many memories. The 80’s is when I had just left school and was just starting life as an adult.

  17. Craig August 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm -

    I was wondering if this had anything to do with the National Geographic series. Not sure if it will be as good but will give it a try.

  18. michaelb August 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm -

    I saw it this afternoon and thought someone had pushed the wrong button. Was interesting to see :)

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