This is a very interesting clip:
This Clip is from Sunday 11 October 1987: at 2pm: , why is it interesting? Emmerdale was also broadcast by Scottish and Grampian at 2.30! Just in-case you did not know ALL three companies played out Emmerdale farm at 17.15 on Monday and Tuesday, With Blockbusters getting the other three days plus Saturday.
Turns out the Mon and Tues slot was filled by Snooker on 28th and 29th September, with Emmerdale returning to normal a week after. The thing is ALL other ITV station played out Emmerdale at 7pm, but all three companies hated Emmerdale, and this continued right up to ITV mergers.
So all three were now a week further behide, so had to found a slot to broadcast the two episodes, and what better place than Mid Sunday afternoon.
Anglia own soap in 1970-72 "Weavers Green" was axed in favour of YTV Emmerdale , and STV hated, im not sure why, but it was something do to with TTHR, mind you Scottish keep it in that 17.15 slot right up to 1998.
Instead of EF: Anglia had Only when I laugh and Magnum, while STV and Grampian and TTHR!
Is the next post dreaded?