Was it a case of Granada realising that some things work better on the BBC, or was it that these were programmes that the ITV Network Centre didn't want, and so Granada took them to the Beeb instead?
Mrs Merton was Granada for BBC as well.
As was one of the 'Ups', was it 42 Up?
I think that actually was a case of ITV turning it down and the BBC taking it on. I believe Steve has talked about this before on here.