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Cruel new BBC branding imposed on stars

Instead of using a computer to overlay the graphics, the BBC seems to be forcing its actors to be 'inked' with a massive pink tattoo advertising BBC Three

Imagine you settled down to watch your favourite spy-themed drama series, but instead of watching on regular BBC One, you chose the advanced showing on BBC Three. As you might imagine, this means tolerating the usual vile, bright-pink on-screen logo.

But it seems Auntie has decided to go down a different route with its logos now. Instead of using a computer to overlay the graphics, it's forcing its actors to be 'inked' with a massive pink tattoo advertising the channel.

The tattoos are placed dead-centre in the actors' forehead, and then removed in time for them to do a re-record of the scene for the BBC One showing. It must be painful for the poor souls and I'd imagine the BBC must be paying them quite a chunk extra for such hardship.

I've collected together some shots of this new initiative -- take a squiz below.


Poor Harry, not only does he have to run MI5, he's also lumbered with this  undignified tat

Look at Ros -- she's already been through quite a bit, and now this hideous tattoo is messing up her lovely forehead

Look at this chap. He's only a guest star, but he's been forced to get tattooed too. Dem's da rulez, buddy

Seriously, will this on-screen logo madness ever end? I'm sick of having my viewing ruined by these obtrusive, ugly logos.