That sort of thing did happen a fair bit, I seem to remember the end credits on Question Time appeared stretched well into the 00s. Can think of a few examples of the reverse too- programmes which were in 4:3 but some of the captions looked like they were made for 16:9 so are stretched vertically. Look at the Coronation Street ITV generic smoky hearts credits on late 2000/2001 episodes for example (and on Emmerdale from the same era, though in that case the logo's properly proportioned but the credit text is still stretched). Some of the captions on SM:TV Gold at the back end of 2003 as well.
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