The Magic Ball
The Magic Ball followed the adventures of Sam who lived in a seaside town called Haythornthwaite. Sam
had a magic ball which he carried around with him everywhere Sam's Aunt Mill owned a curiosity /
antique type shop full of wierd and interesting items. Sam would often go looking through the shop and
find interesting items. Whilst holding an object, the Magic Ball would activate and take Sam off on an
exciting adventure. The Ball would always bring him back home safely though after righting wrongs or
solving a problem.
Produced by the legendary Cosgrove/Hall team and written/voiced by Eric Thompson (father of actress
Emma Thompson and writer/narrater of The Magic Roundabout)
Granada's local footy show hosted by Elton Welsby. Some people have sworn blind that Match Time used
the theme from The Big Match and that appears to have happened a few time, but in this clip, it uses
its own theme.
The Music Of Lennon and McCartney
The New Sessions
Hosted by Bob Dickinson (very rock and roll name), this regional music show highlighted up and coming
bands and featured live music from locations around the region.
Once Upon A Time
On The Market
OSM stood for the Other Side of Midnight, Granada's weekly alternative music show presented by Manchester legend Tony Wilson
A Christmas opening and closing
Granada's local political series presented by Rob McLoughlin
right clip - programme close
Medical drama series focusing on the staff and patients of a northern health centre. The series starred John Fraser, Brigit Forsyth, Tim Brierly, and Rob Edwards.
Documentary on the punk era featuring bands from the time, such as The Clash, The Undertones and
Siouxie And The Banshees.
The Rock Show
A rock concert show from Gibraltar (Rock) show on Christmas Day 1985 and hosted by Sue Robbie
weekday gameshow presented by Richard Madeley