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Best and Worst Regional Titles and Themes

Pre Corporate Era

JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
ATV Today from the 1970s. Something of the Christmas tape about these titles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOQW8oT0lg


Who’s the co-presenter alongside Derek Hobson here? Sounds familiar. But can’t put a name.
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NE
Newsroom Banned from this forum
Another gem from the start of the Lowe era. Loved these titles and theme.

HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
ATV Today from the 1970s. Something of the Christmas tape about these titles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOQW8oT0lg


Who’s the co-presenter alongside Derek Hobson here? Sounds familiar. But can’t put a name.

That's Bev Smith, father of Wesley.
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SO
Soupnzi London London
ATV Today from the 1970s. Something of the Christmas tape about these titles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOQW8oT0lg


Who’s the co-presenter alongside Derek Hobson here? Sounds familiar. But can’t put a name.

That's Bev Smith, father of Wesley.

Really? I’ve never seen it stated that he was Wes’s dad
NT
NorthTonight North Reporting Scotland
An example of North Tonight “ Summer Edition “. Judging by the ITV corporate logo and the presenters, this is early 90s. I don’t think the summer version lasted much longer than this. Hard to believe from the titles or the set there going to be any news, although they had the good grace to have the news from the “ news desk “.

https://youtu.be/i0szmbiSW5U
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
An example of North Tonight “ Summer Edition “. Judging by the ITV corporate logo and the presenters, this is early 90s. I don’t think the summer version lasted much longer than this. Hard to believe from the titles or the set there going to be any news, although they had the good grace to have the news from the “ news desk “.

https://youtu.be/i0szmbiSW5U


Whatever happened to Anne MacKenzie?

Hideous sofa set-up.
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MK
Mr Kite Granada North West Today


I liked that Newyddion managed to get Lerpwl on their titles. Okay, right next to a much larger Manceinion but beggars can't be choosers. It was more than the Six could manage, at the time.
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BA
Ballyboy Recently warned UTV Newsline
Lerpwl wasn’t on the 2010-2013 titles was it?
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Here is the Calendar theme and credits from the late 1960s. Uploaded by Adam Frost on Youtube. Some names there, on them credits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwyBIBI0zUI
Why so many words on the wall of the set? It says Calendar News Show, Yorkshire Television, and also has the YTV logo. Just Calendar News and the chevron would've looked better. Less is more.
IT
IndigoTucker
ATV Today from the 1970s. Something of the Christmas tape about these titles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOQW8oT0lg

ATV Today always loved a breast in the opening titles, a whole other world!
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
The worst Central News titles came in 2003:

(Skip to 07:20 on this video)

https://youtu.be/Ztw6ry-1gDM
NB
NicB1971 Central (West) Midlands Today
I always understood that parts of North Wales were classed as being in the Granada region, though, or at least an overlap area. I don't see it as a problem as there has historically been quite a strong connection between North Wales and places like Chester, Wirral and Liverpool. I certainly recall news stories from places like Rhyl and other parts of North Wales being featured quite prominently in Granada Reports over the years. They will certainly have covered the Prescott punch in Granada Reports that day, so that probably explains why it featured in the titles.


That's true enough, we watched Granada in North Wales and it could have been picked up right up the coast - especially before 1997 when the Wrexham-Rhos transmitter only broadcast BBC1 Wales and S4C - but I think Rhyl would have been at the absolute limit of their coverage area, and you would think that there'd been enough happening in actual official Granadaland to get in the titles.

I remember watching Granada when staying in Llandudno in the early 80s...weirdly wondering why World in Action was on Granada at peaktime then seeing it on HTV in the twilight slot somewhere before closedown. Regional variations at their best in the 70s and 80s

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