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To miss the old ITV logos?

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user1466795981 Mon 01-Aug-16 11:14:06

The best out of the old ITV logos/jingles were, without a doubt, Thames Television, London Weekend and Yorkshire Television.

I associate one with 'Rainbow' with Geoffrey Hayes, one with 'Play your Cards Right' oh yes and 321 is about to come on!!

On a more negative note, I used to hate Sunday nights when the spinning Knight of Anglia Television would appear followed by Sale of the Century; - as I'd have dreaded school in the morning!

liz70 Mon 01-Aug-16 11:26:30

Ah, yes - the sterling silver knight statuette perched on the record player turntable - high tech stuff indeed. grin

user1466795981 Mon 01-Aug-16 11:29:03

Haha! - in my world it'll always be the mid 1980s!

RustyBear Mon 01-Aug-16 11:34:06

youtu.be/mZveaQrXctI

I only recognise the first half of these - I moved away from the Thames area in 1984

user1466795981 Mon 01-Aug-16 11:44:11

RustyBear - thanks for the link - I didn't realise they had a night time verson of the logo?

I think before the start of one of the programmes, one variation of the logo is they 'break' through the paper - I think it's Benny Hill Show

tanfield90 Mon 01-Aug-16 12:52:44

The old ITV logos and idents are from a time when the third channel was distinctly regional. Goodness knows why it ever had to morph into the one-dimensional article we have now.

As a Yorkshireman I'm probably being disloyal in saying the YTV chevron logo was a bit naff. However, the start-up music ( the Yorkshire Television March) was a real musical tour de force.

I always thought the ATV, LWT and HTV identa and jingles were the business.

user1466795981 Mon 01-Aug-16 13:03:22

tanfield - I loved the music for the Yorkshire one - and before 321 they added a twist - they made the chevron 'jump' off the page! I also loved the LWT ident.

DesolateWaist Mon 01-Aug-16 13:05:12

Do you remember the Thames one when Kenny Everett did it but it was all boobs rather than the buildings?

user1466795981 Mon 01-Aug-16 13:06:35

DesolateWaist - no I don't remember! - Disappointed I missed that one will try and see if it's on YouTube!!

DesolateWaist Mon 01-Aug-16 13:07:22

Here is a still of it

user1466795981 Mon 01-Aug-16 13:19:25

Desolate haha thanks for posting - that's excellent - I don't remember it at all!

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