I was just talking about this on Twitter recently. Despite there being only nine days between the initial announcement and the channel closing*, this was a really good farewell programme - the above is only a clip, the whole thing was a full half hour programme. It was a proper history of the channel, its successes and failures, and as you can see in the clip, they even got other journalists to talk about why it was closing.
*The channel was originally going to close after the new year, but it was decided to bring it forward so staff didn't have to work over Christmas on something that was closing anyway.
Doing an 'archive audit' and found a capture of the programme, which I am sure is of interest to everyone here
Thanks. There's a couple of uploads of it already but it was nice to see the end of the last live programme again. The cameraman waving used to post here (ITNCameraman for anyone who remembers).
The channel DOG
and clock disappears for a brief time during the programme. The picture glitches so I don't think it was on purpose, but it lets you see the original date and time of the footage (on video using the 2004 graphics).
Edit: Also, I don't know if anyone else recalls this, but I seem to remember there being a small breakdown on the last day of the channel, which meant an extended viewing of what I assume was the breakfiller? It was just the ITV News squares flying from left to right on the screen IIRC. I wish I'd taped these things!
Last edited by VMPhil on 7 December 2019 11:21pm