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What was your favorite regional ITV station growing up?

A question asking which ITV station you grew up watching.

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RNCYDodge Central (East) Midlands Today
I am here to ask you a simple question:
What was your favorite regional ITV station you grew up watching back in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s (before regionalism got quashed by the likes of Carlton/Granada)?

For me, it was Central since I live in the East Midlands. The reason was because of how they handled CITV and the endless variety of Cake idents they created and aired before Carlton became power hungry back in the 1990s.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
I am here to ask you a simple question:
What was your favorite regional ITV station you grew up watching back in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s (before regionalism got quashed by the likes of Carlton/Granada)?

For me, it was Central since I live in the East Midlands. .


Isn't the question self evident?

It's like asking what was your favourite local corner shop?
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JamesWorldNews Central World News
I am here to ask you a simple question:
What was your favorite regional ITV station you grew up watching back in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s (before regionalism got quashed by the likes of Carlton/Granada)?

For me, it was Central since I live in the East Midlands. .


Isn't the question self evident?

It's like asking what was your favourite local corner shop?


Ours was called Hughie’s. They sold amazing penny caramels and frozen shandy slush puppies in the summer. In polystyrene cups. Only 4p a go.

And STV for the channel. Obvs.
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Tim Goodwin1 Granada North West Today
I lived in Granada but I have affinity to Yorkshire due to family and Border as it was the first non Granada ident I saw on holiday in the Isle of Man and then in the Lakes. Programme wise it would be ATV/Central or Thames despite the latter being before my time. For the logos I like Meridian
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Isn't the question self evident?

It's like asking what was your favourite local corner shop?


On weekdays my favourite was Thames
At weekends my favourite was LWT.
When I was on holiday in Cornwall my favourite was TSW

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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
UTV. without a doubt. we had a chat show with Gerry kelly which was hugely popular. we had a thing called busker and Barney birthday greetings which I appeared on. I know all the newscasters on utv live past and present. and all the in-vision continuity.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I live in Yorkshire but on a good day could get a grainy Granada.

In vision continuity and using an ident into programmes rather than the programme slide was a revelation.
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Always remember the day I managed to get another region (pretty sure it was a northern region) despite living in the transmission footprint of Sutton Coldfield.

Mind you atmospheric conditions might have had something to do with it, that and the fact Central and the other region had the same UHF channel. Central used to be on UHF channel 43 from Sutton Coldfield but to be honest I'm too idle to go and find out which other regions were on channel 43 at the time and it's arbitrary now anyway.
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Ben Shatliff Granada North West Today
Definitely Granada without any shadow of a doubt.

When I used to visit St. Ives in Cornwall I used to enjoy Westcountry and I like their original logo which has a different feature behind the letter W.

Even though I always had an interest in how other Regions looked; their news coverage and also the different variants with the Australian Soaps; I still enjoyed returning home and watching Granada.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Always remember the day I managed to get another region (pretty sure it was a northern region) despite living in the transmission footprint of Sutton Coldfield.

Mind you atmospheric conditions might have had something to do with it, that and the fact Central and the other region had the same UHF channel. Central used to be on UHF channel 43 from Sutton Coldfield but to be honest I'm too idle to go and find out which other regions were on channel 43 at the time and it's arbitrary now anyway.


Not as many as you imagine, excluding low power relays, just three

STV from Black Hill
HTV Wales from Preseli
TVS from Bluebell Hill (was THS/LWT 74-82)
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Si-Co Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I grew up in Tyne Tees land, and wasn’t fortunate enough to be able to pick up any neighbouring regions. The first glance I saw of another region was YTV, and I was shocked by the lack of IVC or even a female announcer in that era.

Of course, thanks to the web I’ve now seen presentation for all regions and it is fascinating to compare and contrast their on-air image and branding. It wouldn’t be fair to pick a favourite but of course I have a soft spot for the region I grew up in.
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dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Grew up firmly in the Central region but was aware of other regions as Express & Star also carried listings for Granada, and we would watch HTV Wales on holiday and LWT when visiting relatives in London. There was always something special about watching another region.
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