Easter Day 1986 and BBC Two went on air with a new look. For the first time in its almost twenty-two year history, the channel dropped the numeric '2' from its ident. Designed by Alan Jeapes, the main purpose of the new look was to reflect the channel's move upmarket.
As with its predecessor, the 'TWO' ident could animate: starting off as a white screen, the letters would appear in turn (left to right), rising out of the white background. It would also occasionally disappear, with the letters sinking into the background, from left to right. However, for the most part, the logo would appear on screen already fully formed.