At least they’re replacing it with a Granada endboard of similar vintage and not a modern day one like the ITV of the mid-00s would have done.
Even more recent than that, as some export versions of programmes, which have turned up on the likes of UKTV and Challenge have replaced the original endcap with a modern "ITV Studios global" endcap (in the 2013 style), on the current Drama showings of London's Burning for example. Seems they still often do it to programmes they sell elsewhere.
It's a lot worse with American shows than British ones though, for example try and find a repeat or DVD of a 60s-80s Paramount TV show that still had the original endcap rather than a 90s/00s one or, even worse, a CBS one. Notably they leave the Desilu endcap on the first season and a half of the original Star Trek, but the Paramount endcap on the rest of the run is nowhere to be seen.
My annoyance at G+ edits turning up isn't about the endcaps anyway, it's about the 1-2 minutes worth of material they cut from the episodes to put more adverts in. The endcap thing is just the more obvious sign we've got one of those edits.
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