Yes, Yorkshire were one of the regions who continued to put a frontcap on their shows after 1988, and continued to show the frontcaps of other regions, such as Granada, if they were present on the tapes. I assume YTV weren’t too happy about the IBA’s decision to discontinue them, having spent millions the previous year on their new Liquid Gold ident package.
Evidently the local stations were under no obligation to stop using or showing frontcaps at this stage. I’m not sure whether Granada viewers saw the frontcaps at the start of Corrie, despite them being present on the tapes.
I imagine that whether or not a frontcap was present, and its duration, must have been communicated to the local stations, so they knew exactly when to join a networked show. Being in the dark about this, and joining the programmes “off the cuff” would have surely led to more presentation cock-ups than we witnessed in 1988.
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