The Peter Principle (BBC)

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Pretty epic find by Robert Beatty (@EdSunspot): These are the titles for a TV feature about Laurence J. Peter’s theory that “every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence”.

The graphics are by Liz Friedman, who then had just started her career at BBC. For the animated typographic intertitles, she chose Chin Century 2000, a futuristic film typeface that originated at Photoscript in London. It came in at least six styles. “The Peter Principle” is in either No. 5 or the bolder No. 6, which are italic variants with conical letterforms.

The program was produced by Peter Riding for BBC Colour in 1973, with music by Paddy Kingsland of the Radiophonic Workshop, best known for his later work for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who.

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The second typeface used in the titles is @typeentity:15666@.

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