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BM111,017 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
Interesting to see that Where the Heart is repeats which used to be on ITV3 are now launching on Drama. What other repeats have moved channels/ ITV3 has sometimes showed ex BBC programs but I can't remember repeats switching from ITV3 to Drama before (Especially as Where the Heart is was co produced by companies now directly merged into ITV. )
nwtv20038,388 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
It’s not the first or last time this has happened. Best examples of shows going the other way are The Two Ronnies and Goodnight Sweetheart being shown on ITV3.

There was a shift in the late 90’s/early 00’s when a number of Thames programmes left UK Gold (after Pearson sold their share) to go to Granada Plus.
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nwtv20038,388 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
The Road To Coronation Street , the drama about the creation of Coronation Street , was first shown on BBC Four, but has been repeated on ITV3, and once on ITV after Tony Warren died.

It was an ITV production (for BBC) wasn’t it?


Correct, i might have been one of the last things credited as a Granada Production, it was more odd to see a BBC Four programme being shown on ITV.

You rarely get one off repeats, I’m recall one occasion that an episode of Father Ted was shown on BBC Two as a part of a tribute night for Geoffrey Perkins.
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VMPhil9,823 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
The Road To Coronation Street , the drama about the creation of Coronation Street , was first shown on BBC Four, but has been repeated on ITV3, and once on ITV after Tony Warren died.

It was an ITV production (for BBC) wasn’t it?


Correct, i might have been one of the last things credited as a Granada Production, it was more odd to see a BBC Four programme being shown on ITV.

You may be getting confused with the vintage ‘From the North’ frontcap they put on the start of the programme, I think ITV shows were credited to ITV Studios by that point.
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noggin14,532 posts since 26 Jun 2001
The Syndicate’s first series has aired on ITV3 despite being a BBC One show. I think they even squeezed it into an hour slot, so must’ve done some edits to fit the breaks in too.


The Syndicate was an independent commission though, and after a certain period of time the rights for programmes made by independents (under PACT rules) reside solely with the production company who made it, not the BBC (*). That means they can sell it to whoever they want - though, to be fair, BBC Studios will sell repeats of BBC-owned shows too.

(*) This doesn't apply to shows previously made by the BBC (now BBC Studios) that the BBC has tendered to independents to produce (like Songs of Praise, Mastermind etc.) The right to those shows remain the BBC's, with the production company just being paid to produce the show.
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Brekkie31,961 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Ultimately ITV only have a limited number of linear broadcast slots to air shows from its continually increasing archive from so if further revenue can be made by selling shows otherwise just sat in the archive collecting dust then it makes alot of sense.


On a similar note does ITV Encore still exist as an on demand service or had it quietly been ditched completely?
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noggin14,532 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Ultimately ITV only have a limited number of linear broadcast slots to air shows from its continually increasing archive from so if further revenue can be made by selling shows otherwise just sat in the archive collecting dust then it makes alot of sense.


Yes - and ITV's shareholders will want to maximise the value of their archive, just as the BBC is charged to for the programmes it owns.
Lou Scannon1,188 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
The Road To Coronation Street , the drama about the creation of Coronation Street , was first shown on BBC Four, but has been repeated on ITV3, and once on ITV after Tony Warren died.


As if having a drama about the origins of ITV's Corrie originally being shown on BBC Four weren't strange enough, there's also the fact that its principal star was an actress primarily associated with the BBC's own EastEnders!

(Jessie Wallace, best known for playing EastEnders character Kat Slater, played the part of actress Pat Phoenix (who played Corrie character Elsie Tanner between 1960 and 1984))
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