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kernow812 posts since 18 Jan 2006
This Thursday would have been a good day to show the London Studios tribute documentary, as it would mark the 50th anniversary of LWT, which started broadcasting on 2nd August 1968.
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JKDerry699 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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This Thursday would have been a good day to show the London Studios tribute documentary, as it would mark the 50th anniversary of LWT, which started broadcasting on 2nd August 1968.

ITV feel there would not have been a large enough audience for the special at this time of year. This is the lean season for television, with repeats and films filling the main schedules, until the big shows rev up in late August.
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kernow812 posts since 18 Jan 2006
This Thursday would have been a good day to show the London Studios tribute documentary, as it would mark the 50th anniversary of LWT, which started broadcasting on 2nd August 1968.

ITV feel there would not have been a large enough audience for the special at this time of year. This is the lean season for television, with repeats and films filling the main schedules, until the big shows rev up in late August.

Goodbye Granadaland was shown in the middle of June (Saturday 15th June 2013 at 8:30pm), so a similar time of year, so can't see any reason why they couldn't have shown the London Studios programme this week.
JKDerry699 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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This Thursday would have been a good day to show the London Studios tribute documentary, as it would mark the 50th anniversary of LWT, which started broadcasting on 2nd August 1968.

ITV feel there would not have been a large enough audience for the special at this time of year. This is the lean season for television, with repeats and films filling the main schedules, until the big shows rev up in late August.

Goodbye Granadaland was shown in the middle of June (Saturday 15th June 2013 at 8:30pm), so a similar time of year, so can't see any reason why they couldn't have shown the London Studios programme this week.

Middle June is still considered peak viewing time, with most people not taking their summer holidays until late July and August, so Granada were right. Remember Granada launched in May 1956, so why did they not chose May for their special?
bilky asko5,058 posts since 9 Sep 2006
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I’m not sure I like the idea of Dermot O’leary’s style of presenting hosting this, it’ll all be done in that ironic sarcastic style, I’d like to have seen someone maybe a bit older who is likely to talk about the older LWT stuff as if they’d actually watched it.


He's 45 years old! LWT had only been going for five years when he was born.



I can't see any problem with Dermot O'Leary presenting this.

Peter Kay presented Goodbye Granadaland. The Granada studios were completed in 1962, and Peter Kay wasn't born until 1973. I don't recall any complaints on here at the time about the choice of presenter.


Peter Kay is a TV geek (hence Britain's Got The Pop Factor...), and he grew up in the area: he was a natural, yet contemporary choice.

Dermot O'Leary is a different choice, and makes sense on paper. I would suggest that the guests are more important in this show.