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Andrew11,509 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Here is an excuse for a trip down memory lane to the last few years of the ITV regions during the hearts era, looking at what idents were used at Christmas. There were three Christmasses 1999, 2000 & 2001 during this era

Carlton

I assume Carlton used these across all three years?




Yorkshire/Granada/Tyne Tees

1999 this nice set




2000 I believe nothing just the normal hearts???

2001 this generic 'ITV1' set which caused the nashing of teeth back then



HTV/Anglia/Meridian

In 1999 HTV used a christmas version of the standard hearts ident, did Anglia and Meridian?



2000?

2001?

Carlton HTV (2001)




Others

Border (Pre-GMG 1999)
LWT?
Channel?
Brekkie26,486 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Carlton's were fantastic (and their whole hearts set has aged really well IMO). Granadas on the other hand. - I think the clips speak for themselves.

ITV had a robin motif one Christmas during this era which would have made a nice ident but IIRC only UTV did use it as an ident, but I can't seem to find it right now.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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Whataday6,769 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Yes I was going to say, HTV used the robin - and you have to wonder why they bothered. Possibly the least festive Christmas ident of all time.

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Incidentally, does anyone else think that the Carlton idents worked better for HTV due to the three note tune?
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AlexEdohHD13356 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London
Yes I was going to say, HTV used the robin - and you have to wonder why they bothered. Possibly the least festive Christmas ident of all time.

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Incidentally, does anyone else think that the Carlton idents worked better for HTV due to the three note tune?

Hmm. I haven't thought of that,
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