Again. Thames had two major shareholders who wanted out as quickly as possible. Carlton would have brought it out fairly quickly.
TVS would have fallen to Granada to increase pressure on LWT going the same way.
The wildcard would have been TV-am. TSW would have gone to either Charlton or Granada.
It's who Kerry Packer would sell TV-am to. It would have ended up in a biggest chequebook deal, rather than any great corporate ITV strategic deal.
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