I remember seeing Paul Crone doing the appeal for this quite some time ago, glad to see it being shown. I only found out about it by looking at the listings at my mates house. I'm sure they'll probably give it a mention on Granada Reports, should be worth setting the HDD for.
The clip you refer to with the STV logo was a Granada production from the 70's called 'Anything You Can Do'. It was indeed an inter-region talent and quiz contest. Each week it featured two ITV regions competing against each other. I seem to remember it was presented by Chris Kelly, although I may be wrong. I can remember watching it as a kid and thinking how nice those logo boards would look on my bedroom wall!!
not a bad show in the end..however disappointed that there was nothing about any closedown sequences. Classic music though(pistols/bunnymen/costello) & lots of Bob Greaves/Tony Wilson on it.
One unexpected bonus, on Party People last night whilst discussing the digital switchover in the Granada Region, Rob McLoughlin thanked viewers for viewing Granada regional programmes in the last 50 years..then the closing music was the Granada closedown music!
Nice touch Granada. Also Rob impressed me with his comment that Granada was based in the northwest due to Manchesters high rainfall!
(he was quoting the Bernstein brothers on why they thought there would be a high profit in this area-the weather would keep 'em in watching the box!)
Andy Burnham was also on the show and stated how imortant it is to find a way of keeping regional news going on ITV. Shame Ofcon are doing the opposite!
I watched last night's earlier on the PVR (wish I had recorded Party People now aswell), but that was the best one they've done, primarily because they had Peter Kay and Dave Spikey messing about on Granada Lunchtime Live, from 2002 or so and loads of Granada News bloopers.
Good to see Croney and Hacking basically admitting it was going to be a one series programme, another hint at the ITV cutbacks.