The Greatest Title Sequence I've Ever Seen

Tom Scott

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    Or: "Tom's Cockup Trip".
    This is a story about a television title sequence, and about me, as a child, watching it. It’s also a warning about how FIblock won’t last forever, and it's the reason I'm climbing one particular hill in the Lake District. Merry Christmas, Denis Norden.
    DoP: Simon Handley from Skylark Aerial Photography
    Music: Benjamin Squires
    Animation: Matt Ley
    Thanks to John Hoare and the Lake District National Park Authority
    Filmed safely:
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    Julkaistu 3 kuukautta sitten


    1. Tom Scott

      I know this video's a bit personal; it's not the sort of thing I normally do. But it seemed like a good story to tell for Christmas.

      1. Jimi Berkeley

        This video rules! has me pumped to put some real effort into a track rn! also it got me thinking its mad nowadays even air shots are cheaper because you can get a drone to film now!

      2. TheBestMOC

        are you really 36?

      3. Eduardo A.

        @Tom Scott, I hope you realize that you will be, for someone in the future making entertainment content in a format we can't even imagine today, the guy who makes the needle in the compass move.

      4. joel dryden

        Thank you for making it :)

      5. Michael Heeke

        I think this is one of your best videos, I am glad you told this story.

    2. Art Review

      I think the most mind-blowing aspect of this video is that It'll Be Alright On The Night has actually been a thing since the Nineties. I thought it went the way of the Dodo long ago.

    3. Mme. Kadesa

      That was amazing

    4. Corey Trevor

      Some dude just walked up a mountain backwards.

    5. Jesse Karhiaho

      I've watched this video multiple times and I got to say that this is one of the best videos ever from this channel and maybe even the entire platform. And it's mostly just about a title sequence for a show I had no knowledge about or connection to as I'm not from the UK. Still the 18-minute long video does not feel boring at any moment. Everything starts by talking about a very obscure subject and in the end it's something much bigger. It's just fantastic.

    6. The Restoration of Dr Who

      Transition from title sequence to real set is right at 6:28. You can see the slight miss-alignment.

    7. Naeringsvarde

      Very interesting I'm glad I watched it

    8. Moje minifilmy

      Wow. I have chills every time I watch this! Good job!

    9. Bokaj Llensch

      I a do an appranticeship at a very big TV station in Germany. There are some older colleagues who worked there since the 70s. They tell a simular story about how Televesion has changed over the decades.

    10. Merlin Valtin

      11:57 got an ad ;-; I hate how that part worked perfectly for me ;-;

    11. Matt

      Your poor cameraman had to walk backwards up a hill

    12. Deez Nuts

      That spinning thing at the top really got me checking if I was watching tv

    13. Zarnox

      Who else noticed the little thing at the top right at the end of part one?

    14. Wren MacNeil

      this is an awesome video but I'm reaaallly distracted by Tom's hood being stuck under his left backpack strap

    15. Jonathan Clark

      the ending just feels very off in hd

    16. Colleen Williams

      I think my equivalent wad Twin Peaks or certain pieces of classical music. They have a lot for the sake of making more out of the art

    17. Procat Procat

      So they burnt money just became they could, with no real benefit? Sounds like 'jobs for the boys'.

    18. John Sensebe

      I wonder if the compass needle was actually real, though. It wouldn't take much effort to paint it out, then add an new one in digitally that the artist can then animate. Good attention to detail, no matter how it was done.

    19. JoeG2 Jerry

      "Sometimes it takes a little bit of time and effort to make something your really proud of." Also climbs a hill for a ending to the video

    20. simon Templar

      loved the little spinney thing before the break in the top right hand corner.

    21. Non - human

      What's TV, Tom?

    22. Jacana Productions

      Now I know why Tom has 3.7m subs!

    23. shadow 14305

      O you who film the wheel and cut to windward. Consider Television, who was once fancy and expensive as you.

    24. Max Beech

      So love the little cue dot Tom! 👌👌👌


      The helicopter is the main character here. They based the contours on the helicopter etc...

    26. CharlesFreck

      Tom Scott teaches me to strive to be better and do my best; DrRandomerCam reminds me that doing as much as you can is always enough.

    27. Shadowmaster

      I’m starting to think Tom really like compasses spinning

    28. J. R.


    29. J. R.

      Awesome Video...

    30. Big DogCountry

      8:30 and now for something completely different.

    31. Fluxie

      You gave all that pep talk and my gut reaction was: "Psshht. How good could it possibly be?" And oh my. I was blown away. That is the greatest title sequence I've ever seen.

    32. Ian Brown

      It Will Be Allright On The Night was the event we stayed up for on a Sunday night in the 70's.

    33. Tyler Trembath

      This is probably the greatest and most genuine tribute to anything I’ve ever seen, and it still matches the rest of your content while honoring the show and being something you personally enjoyed. Love to see it Tim.

    34. R W

      I think also they specifically modified the cover of the map to have a map of the UK on the cover for the laser beam to target, or even commissioned OS to make a one off with Great Cockup on that part of sheet . I've got a copy of this particular OS Map (Outdoor Leisure 4) from around the same time and the cover has a photograph on and the key is in a different place. . Even more effort gone to if they did commission that.

    35. A Casual Cactus

      POV: You’re walking up a hill and Tom Scott follows you and monologues about a TV intro.

    36. Bob Drooples

      FIblock can't die quick enough.

    37. Lillian Swaim

      You know it's a great video when the end gives you goosebumps

    38. Lev Carter

      11:53 Why does this happen at the top right?

    39. cornishcactus

      This video has come to mind a couple of times recently. If you can watch the BBC iplayer search out Sarah and Duck. It's a whimsical kids carton but sometimes the attention to detail is astonishing for such a show. In the episode Birthday Buoy the characters are on a boat, when it pulls away the flamingo ( yes it's whimsical ) who is standing takes a tiny step back as you may in real life, his head also bobs slightly in motion with the boat. It's detail that's simply not required but it's there, someone cared, someone made the compass spin. In another episode, I forget which, it's raining at night. Most cartoons would simply have constant rain lines across the screen but in this a light source, such as Moon or Sarah's torch cause the rain to be clearer and illuminated around that object while it also appears to fall at different speeds across the scene depending on how far away it is from the viewer. It's one of the most realistic depictions of rain I've ever seen in animation.

    40. Joe Mc

      Tom once again showing-off his uncanny skill for hitting marks while delivering epic monologues.

    41. David Sharkey

      This was one of your best yet. Thank you. Also thanks for the nostalgia overload. I genuinely needed that today. 👌

    42. [EDINATOR]

      This is my favorite video of yours

    43. Seb Smith

      virtual reality. thats all i will say.

    44. Dragz johnson

      Diferance between millennials and premillennials is the premillennials went that much farther to make the effort to detail . . Millennials just barly do enough to get it done

    45. Chloe Velvet

      I really want to walk up that hill now

    46. Alec Robertson

      Respect to the cameraman for walking up the hill backwards

    47. Daidarabotchi

      What a genuinely, genuinely lovely video. Thanks for going above and beyond, Tom Scott.

    48. Elk182

      I literally can’t imagine Tom as a kid

    49. Peter Reid

      Thank you... on so many different levels.

    50. Thann Banis

      Finally. A FIblock video with a proper ’throw to commercial’ 👍🏻

    51. Rick Simon

      TV doesn't die, it gets replaced. But it is still the same thing: people watching shows. There is no reason to assume that will ever change. Since theatre was invented thousands of years ago, people have wanted to watch shows.

    52. you is stupid

      Thank you, Tom Scott

    53. Sole Ice

      The swanky turtle effectively care because divorced oceanographically reach during a tearful crayon. uptight, stingy show

    54. Jessica Clark

      I think the best title sequence is You’ve Got Mail. If you remember it, it’s absolutely amazing.

    55. Dev Sharma

      Sometimes Tom Makes me Cry for no Reason and I'm saying this Ironically We love you Tom

    56. Jacq0

      This is a really nice story, and a great homage to the work that people put into a project! Really inspiring!

    57. Oxolotleman

      That feeling is how I feel after watching a jon bois chart party

    58. ccc310

      This video makes you realize that all successful people got inspired by the "weirdest", most specific stuff in existence

    59. Seamus Colgan

      Tremendous stuff indeed!

    60. Westeford // GamerLink5

      This perfectly explains my logic when designing games. Getting every detail just right down to the last pixel. Getting every sound's timing just right. Hand-drawing all of my sprites when I could just render them in 3D much quicker. Because it's not a detail that most people will understand or get or notice, but I'll be proud and it'll be special for the very few who notice.

    61. Matt Thompson

      Your camera operator deserves more than you can afford, no doubt.

    62. ShaunieDale

      For some obscure reason Tom, this is possibly the best of your videos I've seen to date. Keep up the excellent work.

    63. TaxEvader

      Tom Scott when the compass needle doesn't spin: >:(

    64. Stephen Walsh

      Probably showing my age saying that I noticed the ad break indicator.

    65. Metabloxer

      ...did this video lose monitization? I didn't get the ad during the break.

    66. Chiefofbricks

      One of Tom's best videos yet

    67. Christopher Feldmann

      In tribute to this homage, Tom you finally earned my subscription. It's a long time coming any way but it feels right to do on this video. Wonderful way to reflect and say all the right things to tell someone how much you appreciate their work.

    68. Elbownian

      My only complaint is that your tone is too conciliatory when you're just truthing.

    69. Gaozu Tang


    70. eAzrail

      Subbed because of this video

    71. em fritsche

      why did that make me cry-

    72. jacob warkentin

      Absolutely love how in most- non location based videos you’re just kinda going for a hike. Makes it feel like I’m hearing facts from a buddy while we go on a walk!

    73. James Hutchings

      Ghost of 90s computer animator that haunts the ITV studios: At last...I can rest...[disappears]


      Idk what exactly the next media surge will be, I don't think you can know, people in 2006 had no idea about youtube, vine, or tiktok, but personally I think it's going to be something to do with VR. Think about it the thing that gets the surge in media always had innovation and promise beforehand, say youtube, right before youtube took off the innovations to computers were insane, video sharing became easier, phones working as a mobile computer, innovations in laptops making them somewhat portable. We see the same thing in VR, different companies making different versions, quality of life innovations, motion tracking, ease of use with better less intrusive tracking technology.

    75. GreatGwiaz

      This was lovely and inspiring, thanks for sharing, Tom.

    76. Stipe Poljak

      This is only channel on youtube that i watched all videos. Greetings Tom, from Zagreb.

    77. Ravenesque (MorriganRaven)

      What an amazing video. For everyone out there behind the scenes going the extra mile... You're awesome, and an inspiration.

    78. P G

      Tom, I only discovered your channel recently but I am really enjoying your content - thanks for sharing!

    79. diegox1994

      i can't believe you made me cry. god damn Tom, you're a treasure

    80. Chris Marlow

      There's not alot of people in this world I can listen to for 18 minutes but you sir of one of the few. and I think you should do a collaboration with Collin furze I reckon that would be intresting.

    81. aiko

      This immediately became one of my favorite videos in the world. Thank you, Tom Scott.

    82. Appull

      I can't believe this has only been up 2 months. I've already watched it so many times. Absolutely amazing video.

    83. Plumsmuggler

      Ariana Grande gives me a "Cockup" .

    84. Nathan's Wargames

      Tom always puts the miles in just to prove a point :)

    85. 3 mOn3y

      The icky finger internally crush because cotton complimentarily manage between a hurried gateway. utopian, fanatical self

    86. Roger Sledz

      Masks PROTECT YOU and people around you!

    87. Roger Sledz

      Thank you so much for uploading this video. It is helping me get through the pandemic!

    88. MeowCow 21

      You can hear him get more and more out of breathe as the video goes on. After watching a few of your videos I'm sure that there will always be people willing to go above and beyond even if only a few people will really appreciate it.

    89. Robert Pirlot

      Actually the World was going to change start in the 90's. WE were taught about these computers and the amazing GUI and the Internet let us dreaming of the future. But 1996 was a great year.

    90. necpmf

      The ending was absolutely fantastic.

    91. happysmash27

      It bothers me that the subtitles are pre-positioned to cover the video. Usually on my 1280x1024 monitor subtitles go in the letterbox, not on top of the video.

    92. tomtalk24

      "Big screen on the wall"... I only every had the box.

    93. Nathanael Raynard

      ahh soo this is the og science of stupid?

    94. Godfather

      9:18 That sounds like Mickey Mouse

    95. Jeff Davis

      Title Sequences that make you go "Homeboys out here Flexing"

    96. Major-Xeno Fouquereaux

      I expect many brilliant and fantastic things from a Tom Scott video but... making me cry... now that I did not expect.

    97. Marcus Beckett

      This is probably my favourite video on all of youtube.

    98. Rowan Dunning

      wait i thought compasses reacted to nearby magical laser beams

    99. sd

      They missed an opportunity to name the other version "It'll be Okay on the Day"

    100. Vitor Lobão

      Didn't find any comments about you climbing the cockup hill, so my inner fifth grader made me comment. Haha cockup