Click for larger image Granada Ident
1956


Click for larger image Granada Ident
1957
Click for larger image Some animation had come into use for this ident.

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1959
By the looks of things, that animation had gone by the end of the fifties and static captions would be Granada's way of doing things for the next 30 years.

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1959
Click for larger image The same ident, just with bigger writing. The reference to Granada being "from the north" was because Granada also broadcast to the eastern side of the Pennines as it wasn'r until 1968 that a separate franchise for Yorkshire was introduced.

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1960s


Click for larger image Granada Presents Ident
1962/3
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Click for larger image Granada Ident
1968
Click for larger image This logo is from 1968. They used it after the francise change - when they ceased to become "From the North" and became "7 Day North West". They didn't use this logo for long and soon changed to the Granada G arrow.


Granada Ident
1968
A tuneful little number from Ganada in 1968, when the new G/Arrow symbol was introduced.
 
"You're lookin on channel 9 Granada."


Click for larger image Granada Idents
1969
Click for larger image 2 different black and white idents from Granada in 1969.


Click for larger image Granada TV Ident
1970s
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Click for larger image Granada Ident
1970s
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Click for larger image Granada Ident
1981
Click for larger image Our first colour version of the Granada ident continued Granada's use of just a static caption into the 1980s.


Click for larger image Granada Ident
1982
Click for larger image Notice how the Granada symbol was later re-drawn to appear thicker, and the spacing between the letters is tighter. The arrow was also shortned to be less tall.


Click for larger image Granada Christmas Ident
1985
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Granada Christmas
1985
A Christmas ident from 1985 along with matching clock. The ident is animated too which was unusual for Granada at the time.

Granada celebrated their 30th Birthday with a selection of animated idents with jingles. For some reason they returned to mute static captions until 1989.


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1986
Granada 30
1986
Granada 30
1986
Granada 30
1986


Granada Christmas
1986
A Granada Christmas ident from 1986

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1987
Granada did not use animated idents for many years, instead opting to use static captions and voiceovers or invision announcements . See Continuity section for examples

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1988
Chrome lettering still the style in 1988

Granada Ident
1989
Start of the year and a Spring Ident from 1989.
 
generic ident used throughout 1989


Click for larger image Granada Ident
1989
One of the first animated idents used since the early eighties to introduce a programme.

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1989 / 1990
Click for larger image special idents for Autumn... a daytime and evening version

Click for larger image Granada North West Ident
1989
Click for larger image Granada started using a local ident from 1989, this one a the Granada G/arrow symbol is formed over a relief map of the region.

Granada Christmas Ident
1989
A nice model of paper-chain of people...

Granada Generic ITV Ident
1989
The unused Granada generic ITV ident from 1989.
 
Look at the end ITV logo - The 'V' segment, contains a part of the Granada logo, however a line is missing which forms the famous arrow symbol.


Granada ITV Ident
1990
Although the generic ident as designed for them was never used by Granada, they did make their own version for use occasionally.

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1990
Click for larger image In 1990 Granada launched a more cohesive identity, of blue, white and the Granada 'stripe'...

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1990
Click for larger image Autumn 1990, and a special seasonal ident

Click for larger image Christmas Ident
1990
Click for larger image A simple and neat idea for Christmas 1990

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1991
Click for larger image This ident uses the same jingle that the IBA used a decade earlier.

Granada North West Ident
1991
Granada in the North West, from 1991. Used before local programmes.
 


Click for larger image Granada Ident
1991
Click for larger image An atmsopheric ident, with rays of light

Click for larger image Granada Christmas Ident
1991
Click for larger image A couple of snowy idents from 1991..

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1992
Click for larger image A rather nice looking CG ident from Granada in 1992. Colin Weston announces on the left clip and Charles Foster on the right one.
 


Click for larger image Granada Christmas Ident
1992
Click for larger image A Snow globe shaker is theme from Granada for Christmas 1992.

Click for larger image Granada NW Christmas Ident
1992
Click for larger image and the snow dome theme continues through to the North West ident...

Click for larger image Granada Olympic Bid Ident
1993
Click for larger image Manchester was one of the cities which bid to host the 2000 Olympics. Granada commissioned an ident to show its support for Manchester's bid. Manchester lost out to Sydney but shortly after, the city was awarded the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Granada used live action idents from the Spring of 1994. They would be used at the start of programme promotions and as idents before Granada Reports.
 
Designed, produced and directed by Peter Phillips they feature shots from all over Granadaland, combined with a flag featuring the Granada stripe. Photography by Sprockets and music composed by The Ded Good Music Company.


Aquaduct
1994
Clouds
1994
Traffic
1994
Fairground
1994


Full steam ahead
1994
Kettle
1994
Sunburst
1994
Lake District
1994


Lifeguard
1994
Lighthouse
1994
Manchester Airport
1994
Pavillion
1994


Pier
1994
Refinery
1994
Salford
1994
Signal Box
1994


Click for larger image Granada - Television Worth Watching Idents
1992
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Click for larger image Granada Ident
1995
Click for larger image A slight change of image from Granada in 1995. Designed by Peter Phillips, instead of using CG, a large perspex G was shot using motion control. Multiple passes were taken and composited together to create the final look.

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1995
Click for larger image Another variation of the ident came later in '95. Shot entirely in-camera, slit scan effects and different lighting conditions were shot and then combined to create this colourful ident.

Click for larger image Granada Ident Tease
1995
Click for larger image Less of an ident, but more of a tease, probably used for promotions

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1995
Television Worth Watching Ident
1995
Television Worth Watching Ident
1995
Granada Ident (Element)
1995


Click for larger image Granada Christmas Ident
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Click for larger image Coronation Street / Granada Ident
1995
A special Granada ident here to mark the 35 anniversary of the station's world famous soap, Coronation Street.

Click for larger image Granada Ident
1999
Click for larger image A Granada ident, smilar to the ones made for Granada Plus, it's followed by another special Granada Forumla One ident

Click for larger image Granada Ident - Eye
1999
Click for larger image A rather scary ident!

Click for larger image Granada Ident - Glass
1999
Click for larger image A series of glass G logos for this ident, very tasteful.

Click for larger image Granada Ident - Jellyfish
1999
Click for larger image Another of those weird idents, this time with a jellyfish turning into the symbol

The ITV Corporate 'hearts' look was introduced in November 1999


Click for larger image Granada ITV Ident
1999


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1999
GTV/ITV Ident - Fairground
1999
GTV/ITV Ident - Brolleys
1999
GTV/ITV Ident - Forest
1999


Click for larger image Granada ITV Idents
2000
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Granada ITV1 Ident
2001
ITV became ITV1 on 11th August 2001. A slightly revised Hearts ident, now Granada ITV1

ITV1 Granada
2002
On Monday 28th October 2002 a brand new look was introduced for ITV1. All networked programming for the english regions was preceded by the ITV1 network idents. Regional idents were now only used prior to local programming. This is one of the idents for ITV1 Granada.

Click for larger image ITV1 Granada
2007
No sign of a 'Granada' title anywhere on the new batch of ITV idents, however it is name checked in the voiceover...
 
Introduction to Granada's politics programme Party People


Click for larger image ITV1 Granada
2007
Introduction to Granada Soccer Night

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