Kudos Film and Television (UK)

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
EnormousRat


Logo captures by
EnormousRat, RSX-798 and TheRealMarcel2000


Editions by
RSX-798 and TheRealMarcel2000


Background

Kudos Film and Television is a British film and television production company formed in 1992. It has produced television series for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and also started a film subsidiary. In 2006, it was purchased by Shine Limited, which itself was acquired by News Corporation in 2011.

1st Logo (1993-1998)

Note: In this video, the logo (althought is incomplete) can be seen at the 0:26 mark.

Logo: On a white background, we see a blue rectangle with the white text "kudos" falling down and slide over vertically, prompting it to move to a horizontal position. More blue rectangles appear, and extra credit appears below the logo.

Variant: A still version exists.

FX/SFX: The rectangles sliding.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Most of Kudos' shows are hard to find, but it was seen on Screaming Reels, Good Ideas of the 20th Century, Desperately Seeking Something, Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes and Nigel Slater's Real Food. Still seen on sites like Screenocean and All4.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1998-2005)

Logo: On a white background, we see a series of moving blue rectangles that slide over to form the Kudos logo from the previous logo, which moves in a trailing effect. Once it was finished, extra credit info appears below the logo.

Variant: A still version exists.

FX/SFX: The moving rectangles.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: The animated version is rare, as it was only seen on Psychos. The still version is common, as it was seen on the first two seasons of Spooks and the first season of Hustle, available on DVD.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (2005-2013)

Logo: The logo is the word "kudos" in white with "Film and Television" below, all on a teal rectangle. The rectangle is rigged with five-colors top crest.

Variants:

  • The logo could appear together with other logos. For example on the U.S. version of Life on Mars, the logo is at the bottom with the Space Floor TV logo on top being smaller (however, the aforementioned logo is also slightly large on some episodes).
  • Since 2007, a Shine group byline appears below.

FX/SFX: None. It's a still logo.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show or none.

Availability: Common. It was seen on their shows that they produced until 2013 such as Spooks, Life on Mars (including the U.S. adaptation), Hustle, The Fixer and Law & Order UK.

Editor's Note: This logo is a favorite of many.

4th Logo (2013-)

Logo: On a black background, we see the word "KUDOS" in Arial Rounded MT Bold. There is a green semi-circle inside the letter "K".

Bylines:

  • 2013-2015: The same byline was seen like the previous logo.
  • 2015-2016: "ENDEMOLSHINEGROUP" (in the same font as the Endemol Shine logo).
  • 2016-2020: "EndemolShineGroup" or "part of EndemolShineGroup" (in the same font as the Endemol Shine logo).
  • 2021-: "We are Banijay" with the Banijay logo on the left.

Variants:

  • There's a animated version where the outlines are forming the logo.
  • A inverted version exists.
  • An still version exists.
  • Sometimes, the logo can be shared with other logos.
  • A bylineless version exists.

FX/SFX: None. The logo forming for the animated version.

Music/Sounds: Same as the last logo.

Availability: Current. It first appeared on its continuing shows like Law & Order UK, Utopia and Grantchester and it's started to appear on its new shows from 2013 onwards such as Tin Star, Humans and Code 404, among others.

Editor's Note: None.

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