Click for larger image Alfresco
1983
Click for larger image Alfresco was a sketch show starring Robbie Coltrane, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Siobhan Redmond and Emma Thompson and was broadcast by ITV between 1983 and 1984. Running for two series, it totalled 13 episodes and was named Alfresco (from the Italian al fresco, meaning "in the fresh air") because, unusually for a comedy sketch show of the time, it was shot on location rather than in a studio.  Here we have some comic book inspired titles.  More clips and titles can be found on the Comedy page.

Click for larger image Alfresco
1984
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Click for larger image Aap Kaa Hak
1989
Click for larger image Regional weekly magazine programme for the Asian community of the North West.

Click for larger image Alphabet Zoo
1983
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Click for larger image The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1984
Drama from Granada featuring the famous detective starring Jeremy Brett
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Click for larger image Albion Market
1985 - 1986
Click for larger image A twice weekly soap set in an indoor market in Manchester. It didn't attract the expected audience and was dropped after only 100 episodes.

Click for larger image Bootsie and Snudge
1960
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Click for larger image Brass
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Click for larger image Brideshead Revisited
1983
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Bullman
1985
This was Don Henderson's third drama series playing Bulman. The previous series were "The XYY Man" and "Strangers". Bulman, now retired, ran a clock mending shop in between freelance detective work.

Busman's Holiday
1993
Three teams of contestants from different professions try to win a working holiday. This quiz was orginally presented by Julian Pettifer, replaced by Sarah Kennedy and then Elton Welsby
 
Created and produced by Action Time's Stephen Leahy


Click for larger image The Caesars
1968
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Click for larger image Celebration
1980s
Click for larger image Celebration was initally a Granada local programme showcasing entertainment from the North West. It later became a general arts programme for the ITV network. This clip includes some HTV West continuity at the start

Click for larger image Celebration 15-25
1990
Click for larger image Anthony H Wilson presents this arts festival from Granada's studio backlot in Manchester

Click for larger image Children's Ward
1989
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Click for larger image Children's Ward
1990
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Click for larger image Children's Ward
1993
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Click for larger image Children's Ward
1999
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Click for larger image Clapperboard
1975
Click for larger image An early set of titles for this childrens cinema focussed show

Click for larger image Clapperboard
1981
Click for larger image Childrens series presented by Chris Kelly looking at aspects of film making. Featuring movies with a special interest for children.
 
Clapperboard was also made as a regional programme looking at North West film-making.


Cluedo
1992
Cluedo, with Richard Madeley from 1992. The programme was set in Arley Hall in Northwich, Cheshire.

The Comedians
1974
The Comedians gave cabaret comics a half hour stage in which to reach a wider audience with gags and jokes. Amongst the best known names were Bernard Manning, Charlie Williams, Frank Carson, Mike Reid, Duggie Brown, Colin Crompton, Ken Goodwin and George Roper. The series originally ran from 1971 to 1985 but returned briefly in 1992.

Click for larger image Conjugal Rites
1993
Click for larger image Starring Gwen Taylor, Michael Williams and Cordella Bugeja. This sitcom gained higher than average audiences of iver 10 million view to the fact it depicted a mid life marital crisis which appealed to middle class audiences.

Click for larger image Connections
1980s
Click for larger image Connections was originally hosted by Sue Robbie, followed by Richard Madeley then Simon Potter.
 
Created by Stephen Leahy, Simon Potter produced by Action Time for Granada


Click for larger image Connections
1990
Click for larger image Hosted by Simon Potter in 1990

Click for larger image Cool Cube
1990
Click for larger image Children's programme produced by Granada for BSB's Galaxy Channel. The programme used the backlot of the Granada Studios Tour as their set

Coronation Street
1960
Coronation Street from the midst of time in 1960.

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1961
Click for larger image Another Black & White edition of that famous soap from 1961.

Click for larger image Coronation Street
1970s
Click for larger image Another set of titles from the age when slow panning was all the rage at Granada!

Coronation Street
1975
Colour arrives at Coronation Street, this clip from 1975.

Coronation Street
1982
Coronation Street from 1982

Click for larger image Coronation Street
1984
Click for larger image Rollers and a cup of tea, what could be more Northern? well a pie.. a whippet and a flat cap wouldnt go a miss.
 
Does anyone know the whereabouts of that cat? Mind you it was 1984.. it's probably in a kebab at Wongs Chippy by now...


Coronation Street
1986
Another trip down Coronation Street from 1986.

Click for larger image Coronation Street
1999
Click for larger image Another trip down Coronation Street from 1999... (with some HTV continuity)

Click for larger image Coronation Street
2002
Widescreen arrives to Corrie in 2002. Special effects were used in every shot of this sequence to give the illusion of the street appearing in a real community. High angle shots were taken of the Granada set whilst the same angles were shot in Salford and the two were matched, to create a seamless, totally believable environment. Brilliantly executed sequence produced by inhouse designers Paul Kearton and Sue Frost. 15 shots featuring a variety of weather conditions for the beginning and end of parts were also created, to complement different storylines

Click for larger image The Corridor People
1966
Click for larger image Four-part off-beat thriller series created and written by Eddie Boyd.

Click for larger image Cribb
1980
Click for larger image Very brief continuity from Peter Marshall at Thames TV leads into this drama series about police work in Victorian London, featuring Detective Sergeant Cribb, a member of Scotland Yard's newly formed CID unit.  Starring Alan Dobie as Sergeant Cribb, this ran for 14 episodes from 1980 to 1981.  Also starring William Simons, best known as Alf Ventriss in "Heartbeat"
 
Apologies for the shakey quality of this clip


Click for larger image Criss Cross Quiz
1957 - 1967
Click for larger image Criss Cross Quiz was televisions first game show based on Noughts and Crosses. The original quiz master was Jeremy Hawk

Click for larger image (Junior) Criss Cross Quiz
1970s
Click for larger image Manchester's Bill Grundy hosts a junior version of Criss Cross Quiz from 1960.

Click for larger image Crown Court
1973
Click for larger image Crown Court was a popular lunchtime serial. The jury was made up of Granada's local viewers. The series ran from 1972 to 1984
 
Right clip - programme credits from 1982


Click for larger image The Dustbinmen
1969
Click for larger image Sitcom based around "Thunderbird 3" and those who worked on her.  Featuring C.E "Cheese and Egg" Petty, a fervent communist, "Heavy Breathing" (described as "the one with the looks") the housewives favourite and Winston Platt, a devout Manchester City supporter.  Starred Bryan Pringle, Trevor Bannister, Graham Haberfield and Tim Wylton
 
This clip is from Series 3


Click for larger image Flying Start
1996
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Click for larger image Four Feather Falls
1960
Click for larger image Tex Tucker is the cowboy who becomes sheriff of Four Feather Falls, owner of a talking dog and horse. The programme was made by AP Films for Granada Television and was created and directed by Gerry Anderson

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