The purple caption appeared in 1996, to tie in with the new look idents.
Co - Production
The standard, orange-starred end board was adpated for all varieties of production or co-production, with the starry new logo featuring on boards made up in the corporate colours of the respective independent production companies. First slide relates to Paul O'Grady's Orient, shown on ITV in August 2000, a co-production between Carlton and Wildflower, the company owned by O'Grady's manager Brendan Murphy.
A blue starry background was sometimes used on programmes commissioned by Carlton's regions or mini-network and made by external production companies. The example above, centre-left, from the London region, appeared on the series Underground - The Story of the Tube, made by Granite Productions. Meanwhile companies that co-produced with Carlton, sharing costs but not using Carlton production staff, were not been obliged to carry Carlton backgrounds. For example, TWI and Carlton co-financed The Second World War in Colour for ITV Network, but the production expertise was exclusively provided by TWI.
2001 - 2002
2002 - 2004
On 28/10/2002, ITV1 closing credit styles changed again. This sounded the death knell for the wavy, smoking neon line. Carlton's final style of end board, adopted a red-and-orange starry background more in keeping with the corporate look of the company, with the spike of one large star rising through the centre of the graphic. This appeared on some regional productions prior to 28/10/02. The first example here, "for London", is from the closing titles of Ask Ken, a regional debate seen on 19/09/2002.
The second example is from a Carlton production for network ITV1, in December 2002. Family Fortunes to be precise.
Third example from Bootsale Challenge, a programme made by LNN Factuals. Carlton re-scheduled the early series of Bootsale Challenge during weekdays in winter 2001, necessitating a new end board in keeping with the current "post 28th October" Carlton graphic style, but giving credit to LNN.
After February 2004 and ITV1's "blue and yellow" rebrand, the Carlton identity was not seen on screen again.