Tyne Tees have produced a great deal of marvellous programmes since 1959, many of which have been for the ITV network. Here are just a few:


Click for larger image Nobody's House
1976
Click for larger image Children's series in which a family buy an old house which has been empty for years - then strange things begin to happen.

Play It Again
1980
Play it again was one of the programmes that occupied the half hour lunchtime slot between ITV's children's programmes and News at One during the early 1980s. It was a clip/chat show in which Tony Bilbow interviewed a celebrity guest about their favourite films.

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1983
Click for larger image Another set of titles from 1983

Play It Again
1984
and another a year later in 1984

Click for larger image Barriers
1981
Barriers starred Paul Rogers and Benedict Taylor. It featured the first ever TV appearance of Denise Welch, who went on to appear in Coronation Street and then Bad Girls
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Shoot
1982
"Shoot!" was a regional football highlights programme. It ran from 1968 to 1983. These titles are from the 1982-83 season.

Click for larger image Razzmatazz
1981
Click for larger image Here's a couple of snippets of Razzmatazz from January 1981 including the closing credits

Click for larger image Razzmatazz
1982
Click for larger image More of the same from Alistair Pirie and co.

Razzmatazz Solid Gold Christmas Special
1984
Razzmatazz was a popular networked childrens programme which ran from 1981 to 1987. This example is from a 1984 Christmas Special

Click for larger image The Tube
1984
A welcome back to Paula Yates for series 3 in 1984 after becoming a mother with the lovely Leslie Ash moving on to CATS Eyes. A relatively clean set of titles these. Mid series they were adapted to incorporate the bands appearing on the show.
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Click for larger image The Tube
1985
Definitely the best set of titles the programme had. A witty look at how important The Tube was to the world!! Hands up anybody who knew who REM were in 85 ?
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Click for larger image Baby Baby
1985

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Supergran
1985
Super Gran, written by Jenny McDade, was brought to television in 1985 by Tyne Tees. The music was by Phil Gutter with vocals by Billy Connolly. The series was produced by Keith Richardson & Graham C. Williams.

The Tube
1986
You can tell these titles cost more to make, however they're not a patch on 1985! Incidently, this was the sequence Jools Holland told all the groovy f**kers to look out for!

Click for larger image Nightline
1987
Click for larger image Nightline was the local late night discussion programme.
 
The titles feature various shots of the Newcastle skyline


Chain Letters
1987
Chain Letters was a word puzzle based gameshow presented originally by Jeremy Beadle. Other hosts were Andrew O'Connor, Allan Stewart, Ted Robbins, Vince Henderson and Dave Spikey. The show ran from 1987 to 1997 and had 6 series in total.

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1989
From later in its run, this clip shows Andrew O'Connor as host of the word quiz.
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Crosswits
1987
Crosswits was a cryptic crossword based gameshow presented by Tom O'Connor.

Click for larger image The Roxy
late80s
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Bridges to Excellence
1988
Bridges to Excellence was a regional programme, made to showcase life for students at Newcastle University. Three former graduates worked on it - the narrator, Kate Adie, plus the composer Wilfred Josephs and the VT editor Edmund Quigley.

Click for larger image Kellyvision
1988
Click for larger image CITV programmme where Chris Kelly looked into various aspects of tv and film production

Click for larger image Straight Talk
1988
Click for larger image From Tyne Tees Television, Straight Talk was a late night talk show show presented by Joanna Kaye covering subjects aimed at young people

Click for larger image Voices of War
1988
Click for larger image A look at the results of the war and changes to come in public attitudes to religion, government and class structure, using material from the archives of Peter Liddle.

Click for larger image Crosswits
1991
Click for larger image A new set of titles a couple of years later...

About Britain
1991
Various ITV companies produced documentaries that were networked under the title "About Britain". This set of titles were used by Tyne Tees in 1991.

Click for larger image The Back Page
1991
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Click for larger image Tonight
1996
Click for larger image When Yorkshire and Tyne Tees merged, bosses decided that the vast majority of both stations' regional output would be concentrated in a weeknight magazine programme called 'Tonight.' This is the Tyne Tees version of the programme.

Click for larger image A Current Affair
1996
Click for larger image The announcer forgot to turn his mike on, hence no introduction to Tyne Tees' mid-1990s current affairs programme.

Soccer Night
2004
Soccer Night is ITV's regional football programme. The titles feature the same graphics across the regions although the pictures within them and the sets vary.

Click for larger image ITV50
2005
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Click for larger image Cafe Sport
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