Mr Bean was presented initially to the network by Thames and was later presented by Central. Which would explain the Carlton end-cap above if there was a networked repeat run at some point (which there probably would have been). IIRC this was back in the days when Indies could only get their programmes on air through an ITV company "presenting" it, which was just code for playing it out. I'm sure this changed to an extent but I think it was long after 1993.
It was only with the new ITV logo 5th October 1998 (sorry, I do remember that) that they allowed indies to broadcast without an ITV company “presenting” it. The first series of WWTBAM in 1997 was presented by Carlton. I think that the presenting company did the compliance, so if that practise had continued then all the indies would have been Channel Television presentations during the following decade.
As well as “production” and “presentation” on end-caps there was also “programme”. Not sure what the difference between “presentation” and “production” was - maybe something to do with the level of the region’s involvement?
I think Programme was just an alternative to Production some regions used?
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