BELOW: Images of the Thames Studios at Euston Road. The first three are frame grabs from the 1974 Hammer movie of Man About the House; the fourth photograph was taken in 1991. Clicking on the thumbnails will bring up full size images.
BELOW: Photographs and captions scanned from a 1991 brochure, "A Talent for Television," produced by the Thames Corporate Communications Department. Andrew Gardner, Liz Pike and Gytha Hutton of Thames News; Paul Green, Marcus Powell, Bill Wigmore, Sue Beam and Roger Crabtree of Thames Reports; Danielle Donougher and Steve Clarke of The City Programme.
Now we present a selection of talent publicity photographs, which would have been signed by the stars of Thames for distribution to their legions of fans! Some of these cards do contain signatures.
BELOW: Continuity announcers David 'Diddy' Hamilton and Tom Edwards, also Andrew Gardner from Thames News.
BELOW: Benny Hill, Tina Jenkins from Thames News, Morecambe & Wise, plus Mick Robertson from Magpie.
BELOW: Splash presenters Michael Groth, Victoria Studd & Nina Firetto; Mark Wingett, star of The Bill. Plus, studio audience tickets for 1970 recordings at Teddington of Two In Clover and The Benny Hill Show.
BELOW: Scans of 1970s tie-in book covers for Thames series Botanic Man and The Kenny Everett Video Show, including close-ups of the then-current Thames print logo.
BELOW: A selection of monochrome and colour Thames TV printed logos from 1991-1992, along with a 1992 comp slip.
BELOW: Finally, a 1992 Thames TV ashtray, plus a thimble. After all, what could be more useful than a Thames TV thimble?!