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Ne1L C1,821 posts since 11 Sep 2011
From God's own county but remember the listings for Granada and Tyne Tees. I wondered for years what the hell Aap Kaa Hak was until YTV started showing it

@dvboy. Like you tuning to another itv region was wondrous.
all new Phil3,746 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Everyone has an attachment to their own region, however Granada Reports and North West Tonight are clearly the most superior regional news programmes. It’s not even close.

Grew up able to watch a very fuzzy HTV Wales and always thought the pres and local news was a bit too stuffy.
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Blake Connolly1,887 posts since 21 Apr 2001
London London
Growing up in London, while I later knew the qualities of Thames, as a kid that was always the "boring" one and LWT was the "fun" one.

Helped of course that you'd associate it with the good part of the week, but after yawning your way through Thames News every night the difference was clear when you then had Danny Baker and co mucking around on the Six O'Clock Show. I still have it somewhere in the back of my head that the weekend "officially" starts at 5.15 on a Friday.
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Riaz685 posts since 6 Jan 2016
I had a discussion with friends back in the early 1990s about which were the best and worst ITV companies. The 3 best (in no particular order) were Thames, TVS, and Central. The 3 worst (in no particular order) were Border, Tyne Tees, and Ulster. Nobody had much experience of STV, Grampian, or Channel so we couldn't pass much judgement on them.

It was a shame that 2 of the best lost in the 1991 franchise round but all 3 of the worst made it through.

For some reason or other I had a fondness for TSW. It came across as being very homely. Shame it also lost in the 1991 franchise round. Have any TSW (or Westward) programmes ever been shown on TV since 1993?

I have never met anybody from the mainland who liked UTV from back in the era of regional ITV.
Neil Jones6,441 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I had a discussion with friends back in the early 1990s about which were the best and worst ITV companies. The 3 best (in no particular order) were Thames, TVS, and Central. The 3 worst (in no particular order) were Border, Tyne Tees, and Ulster. Nobody had much experience of STV, Grampian, or Channel so we couldn't pass much judgement on them.


Why did you and your friends come to the conclusion that those companies were "the best" or "the worst"? On what basis did you all come to such conclusions?
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