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And cut from 3eps to 2eps per week, to drag it out to Easter. If this was certain other itv compaines it would banshied to daytime, weekends or worse overnight Wink
Si-Co2,092 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Most regions showed Crossroads at 6.30/6.35 three days a week prior to 1988 and filled the other two days (normally Monday and Friday) with local content, a quiz show or extended news. So when it moved to Mondays and Tuesdays in 1988, with Emmerdale Wednesdays and Thursdays, they only lost one local slot, and subsequently gained one when Crossroads finished. I’m not sure what effectively replaced Crossroads in the 6.30 slot - perhaps Blockbusters in some regions, though the 5.15 slot was still free until February 1989 when H&A began.
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Blockbuster had finished with most regions at 6.30 slot. STV and grampian had no room for the 1988 Daytime Connection series. Grampian and border used it for Take the high road. most places had local shows or US sitcom. Channel had Paul Coia show, Never know that got shown south of the border.
Square Eyes7,706 posts since 31 Mar 2001
The synopsis of the first 2 episodes is now on Digiguide. If anyone can work out the start date / episode from this info.

Sarah is surprised when Jack returns, while Joe wants to buy Jack's share of the farm. Matt calls out the vet after seeing the condition of the sheep in a Tate truck.

and

Rachel is devastated to hear that Lynn's pregnant. Chris manages to put his foot in it with Kathy. Matt is shocked when Dolly tells him she wants a divorce.
Ben Shatliff1,024 posts since 30 Aug 2003
Granada North West Today
The synopsis of the first 2 episodes is now on Digiguide. If anyone can work out the start date / episode from this info.

Sarah is surprised when Jack returns, while Joe wants to buy Jack's share of the farm. Matt calls out the vet after seeing the condition of the sheep in a Tate truck.

and

Rachel is devastated to hear that Lynn's pregnant. Chris manages to put his foot in it with Kathy. Matt is shocked when Dolly tells him she wants a divorce.


Here is the wiki episode guide for November 21st 1989 the first appearance of a Frank Tate:

http://emmerdale.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_1405_(21st_November_1989)
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Si-Co2,092 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Would Border have fed someone else the evening Home and Away? Wouldn't TTT have just taped it from the lunchtime feed?


You would expect so, but I’ve heard from various sources - including ex-TTT staff - that Border fed H&A to TTT pre-1993, and apparently the link between Carlisle and Newcastle wasn’t particularly reliable.
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Markymark6,647 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Did every region basically get a feed from every other region back then?


No, there were not enough contribution circuits to do that. There was only one contribution circuit from Southampton back to London for instance, it was mostly used by Southern/TVS, but would get allocated
to the BBC if they were doing something in the area, notably Saturday afternoon football at Saints or Pompey

All circuits were booked according to ITV or BBC requests, and the BBC did their own local end switching, though it was ITV's config that changed regularly, every 30 mins sometimes if each network programme came from a different company . However no point spending a fortune to rent a circuit for no use, and pointless for Thames to be able to see what Grampian were doing.
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Steve Williams2,679 posts since 1 Aug 2008
You would expect so, but I’ve heard from various sources - including ex-TTT staff - that Border fed H&A to TTT pre-1993, and apparently the link between Carlisle and Newcastle wasn’t particularly reliable.


Presumably Home and Away initially came from Yorkshire because I remember reading somewhere that Yorkshire were responsible for presenting, editing and complying Home and Away for the ITV network. Yorkshire also made Emmerdale. See, it's on topic.
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We really should spilt this in two Razz
JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I believed it was Thames, then Carlton - there was a massive increase in cuts post 1993.

However, YTV would make sense as the height of the cuts coincided with Bruce Gyngell's moral crusade at YTV-TTT.