Miss Northern Ireland
A youthful Eamonn Holmes presents this year's contest with co-host, Dana.
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Miss Northern Ireland
Eamonn presents again but this time with Page 3 Favourite, Linda Lusardi.
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Click for larger image Shadow In A Landscape
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Click for larger image You TV
Click for larger image To fill a gap before or after Home and Away, UTV picked news reports from the previous day's UTV Live which focused on consumer news and community events and packaged them as short programmes called You TV.

Click for larger image Jenny's Country Cooking
Click for larger image One of many culinary series presented by cook Jenny Bristow from her own kitchen near Cullybackey in County Antrim. She has appeared on various series on UTV since 1991, some of which have made their way to other ITV regions.

The new name for UTV's weekly platform for political discussion and investigative journalism, replacing the long-running Counterpoint strand in 1997.

Click for larger image All Mixed Up
Click for larger image Conceived by the Chatterbox Partnership and produced by Wild Rover for UTV, this was an early game-show hosting gig for Eamonn Holmes. The quiz involved local contestants working with local celebrities to win cash and other prizes.
A pilot for a children's version of the series was produced for the ITV network, but failed to get commissioned.

Click for larger image Sunday Issue
Click for larger image An attempt to replicate the relaxed Sunday political magazine format seen in other ITV regions at the time, political reporter Fearghal McKinney takes the helm.
Contributing to Sunday Issue each week was political satirist Newton Emerson, who gained exposure in the early 2000s with parody website The Portadown News.

Click for larger image Insight
Click for larger image A new set of titles for Insight in 2003. At the time, Insight's regular reporters were Chris Moore, who began his TV journalism career in the mid 1970s with BBC Northern Ireland; Fearghal McKinney and Darwin Templeton, now editor of The News Letter.
UTV's current affairs department was cut back and integrated into the News division of the station in 2009; however, the Insight brand lives on with occasional editions.

Click for larger image Kelly
Click for larger image UTV's longest running non-news programme, the first edition of Gerry Kelly's live Friday night chat show was broadcast in September 1989. Down the years, Gerry presented the programme from locations including Dublin, New York and the North West 200 races, as well as its usual base at UTV's Havelock House studios.
The 1992/1993 series was also shown in the STV region, but Kelly never got much further on the ITV network. The end of the series was announced in 2005, with the final episode transmitted on 16th December that year.

Click for larger image UTV Sport On Sunday
Click for larger image In 1999, UTV launched an independent (and usually sponsored) sports bulletin on Sunday evenings. The main presenter and producer for was Nigel Carr, a former Irish rugby international. Stand-in hosts for UTV Sport on Sunday included Gary Gillespie, Claire McCollum. Graham Little (now at Sky Sports News) and Neil Brittain.
By 2008, without a programme sponsor, UTV's Sunday sports bulletin was integrated into the day's UTV Live bulletin.

Click for larger image End To End
Click for larger image UTV's GAA sports magazine series which ran during the All-Ireland Championships seasons from 2001 to 2004, primarily focusing on the progress of Ulster's county teams in the competitions. UTV's Sports Editor, Adrian Logan, was the lead presenter and reporter, joined in the studio by Frank Mitchell - who had experience playing at Minor club level before joining the station.

Click for larger image School Around The Corner
Click for larger image One of the first domestically-produced entertainment series on RTÉ in the early-1960s, a UTV-commissioned revival of the series began in 1994 with RTÉ DJ Gerry Ryan providing a listening ear to the tall tales of schoolchildren from across Northern Ireland.
Gerry was replaced as SATC host by UTV's resident weatherman Frank Mitchell in 1996, who hosted ten series until it was axed at the end of 2005.

Click for larger image Home Sweet Home
Click for larger image UTV gets on the property programme bandwagon. Hosted by husband-and-wife duo Lynda Bryans and Mike Nesbitt, the programme featured homes from across Northern Ireland and reports on home-related issues such as building your own home, owning overseas property and charting the progress of a self-build project in County Antrim.
A second series of "Home Sweet Home" aired in 2006, just as Mike Nesbitt decided not to renew his contract with the station; he is now an Ulster Unionist member of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Lynda continued to present UTV Live until she left UTV in June 2010.

Click for larger image The Issue
Click for larger image With an abridged title reflecting a move to a late-midweek schedule slot, "The Issue" gained a new set for its 2004 series.
Fearghal McKinney left UTV in 2009 and now works with the Social Democratic and Labour Party.

Click for larger image Gerry Meets..
Click for larger image After his Friday-night talk show ended in December 2005, Gerry Kelly's next series kept to the premise of conversation - but this time, a weekly half-hour programme devoted to one guest only. The series ran for just over 40 episodes and ended in 2007.
Gerry left UTV in 2008, and he can now be heard presenting a Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio Ulster.

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