A couple of questions about the return of ITV after the strike.
On the Wednesday evening and, as I understand it, the Thursday afternoon and evening, all regions followed a common schedule with continuity links and promos provided by Thames as a “presented feed”. Did each region insert their own commercial breaks, or was some emergency system still in use where ad-breaks were national, or part-networked (eg. an ad-break for the southern regions coming from Thames, one for the northern regions coming from Granada).
Some regions had their local announcers appearing during certain junctions on the Wednesday night - maybe even at the very start of the evening after the Authority Announcement and before handing over to the Mike Samms singers, though it appears from recordings that not everyone had a start up routine. I assume these companies were opting out of the networked links or a promo, unless there were pre-arranged local opts?
I recall that by Friday there was a full day’s programmes and it seemed to be Business As Usual in the regions.
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