Searchlight
1959
Current Affairs from Granada in 1959. Very dramatic!

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1972
Click for larger image Music show from 1972, featuring established and local bands.

Click for larger image Shades of Darkness - The Demon Lover
1980s
Click for larger image An anthology series of short stories produced at great expense by June Wyndham Davies in 1984. Alas, it did not rate with the ITV controllers who put it in the death drama slot of Friday 21.00.
 
The episode The Demon Lover was transmitted during World Cup 86 and has a very famous cast including the likes of Hugh Grant.


Click for larger image Shampoo
1999
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Click for larger image Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four
1986
Click for larger image TV film by Granada to makr the centenary of the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes.

Click for larger image So It Goes
1976
Click for larger image So It Goes was presented by the late Tony Wilson from 1976-1977. A Rock and pop music programme shown in the Granada and ATV regions. It also featured Clive James who would interview guests in the studio. The programme was famous for showcasing Punk Rock and gave The Sex Pistols their first ever tv appearance.

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1977
Click for larger image The very last show of season 2 (and indeed the programme as a whole) sees Ian Dury perform a recital in tribute to Charlie Mingus (american Jazz bassist, composer and activist against racism, who died that year), Steel Pulse perform 'Makka Spliff (The Colly Man)' and 'Klu Klux Klan' at the Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester and The Clash perform 'Capital Radio' at the same venue. After a few quick questions, Ian Dury recites the 'Bus Driver's Prayer' and The Clash play out, performing ‘Janie Jones’ at the Elizabethan Ballroom once more (end credits roll before the end of the performance).
 
Iggy Pop's expletive filled performance in show 4 in october '77 lead to the demise of the show.  The set was recreated for the film about Anthony H Wilson, "24 Hour Party People".


Click for larger image Soapstar Superchef
2007
Spin off daytime series from the successful talent show Soapstar Superstar.
 
In the programmes popular soap stars attempt to recreate the signature dishes of the country's leading chefs


Soccer Night
2003
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.

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2007
Soccer Night is renamed back to 'Granada Soccer Night' presented by Matt Smith

Click for larger image Stand Up
1991
Click for larger image Late night stand up comedy series

Click for larger image Stars In Their Eyes
1990
A rather nice sequence where people's inner talents are shown as their shadows
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Click for larger image Stars In Their Eyes Celebrity Special
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Click for larger image Strangers
1978 / 1979
Click for larger image This was Don Henderson's second drama series playing the now Detective Sergeant Bulman.

Click for larger image Strangers
1980 / 1981
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1981

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Click for larger image Surgical Spirit
1981
Click for larger image Produced by Humphrey Barclay Productions for Granada. The hospital shots are from The Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

Click for larger image Teach Yourself Gibberish
1982
Click for larger image Skits, sketches and various wackiness for kids, starring ubiquitous (in Manchester, anyway) parody band ALBERTO Y LOS TRIOS PARANOIAS. (which features a certain Jimmy Hibbert who was a voice in many, if not all, Cosgrove Hall animations)

Click for larger image Television
1985
a series looking at television
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Click for larger image Thank You Telethon
1988
Click for larger image Richard and Judy say thanks for ITV's first telethon from '88

Click for larger image This Is Your Right
1989
Click for larger image Regional consumer affairs programme

Click for larger image This Morning
1988
This Morning - with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. Live from the Albert Dock in Liverpool, 90 minutes of entertainment and information from the husband and wife team. Didn't he used to present Granada Reports?
 
This clip is the first edition

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This Morning
1989
This Morning from 1989 complete with a new arangement of the theme and a new set of titles.
 
Right clip - This Morning goes to Disneyland for a week.


This Morning
1995 & 1996
Another trip to Liverpool for This Morning in 1995.
 
A sad moment for the Albert Dock in Liverpool. After 8 years This Morning hoisted their anchor and moved down river to the South Bank in London.


This Morning
2002
A special set of short titles for This Morning's Golden Jubilee Special on 4th June 2002 with guest presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamon Holmes.

Click for larger image Tickle On The Tum
1984
Set in a shop in the sleepy hamlet of "Tickle" on the River "Tum" (ingenious don't you think?). Folk singer Ralph McTell would play guitar and sing songs, and would be visited by a different tradesmand every week, for example a Postman or Milkman (played by Kenny Lynch) or a handyman (played by Tim Healy), and they would tell stories and sing songs.  Classic stuff!
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Tonight
2002
Trevor McDonald anchors Tonight the new weekly current affairs show from Granada.

Click for larger image Tonight
2006
Click for larger image Revamped titles lead us into another edition of the current affairs show, later to be hosted seperatly by Mary Nightingale and Mark Austin.

Click for larger image Travelling Man
1980s
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Click for larger image University Challenge
1983
Click for larger image This show with the most unusually named presenter in the world, pitches posh boys and girls against even posher boys and girls to show which students have actually been working and not down the pub! It was beautifully parodied in the 80's with the not so posh Scumbags college courtesy of The Young Ones.
 
Today it is still going strong presented by the not so unusually named Jeremy Paxman.


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2006
Jeremy Paxman with the show from 2006.
 
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Click for larger image Up The Garden Path
1991

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Click for larger image The Video Entertainers
1982
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Click for larger image Watching
1993
Click for larger image Watching was a comedy which ran for 5 series 1987 - 1993. Starring Emma Wray, Paul Brown and Liza Tarbuck

Click for larger image Waterman & Wilson
1990s
Click for larger image Pete Waterman and Tony Wilson with a local music programme

Click for larger image What the Papers Say
1984
Click for larger image What The Papers Say is a ten minute irreverant review of stories covered by the press for the week. It's one of Granada's longest running programmes made since 1956. The first programme in the series aired on Granada TV and was presented by Brian Inglis, deputy editor of The Spectator. In 1982 it switched from ITV to the newly formed Channel 4 and later in 1989 to BBC Two. This switch was historic, as it was the first programnme to be produced by an ITV company for the BBC.

Click for larger image What The Papers Say
1993 & 1994
Click for larger image In 1993 this new title sequence for What The Paper Say probably looked quite good.. now with an urban beats sound track and new voice over it could still be used to encourage us all to go green and recycle....

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1988
Click for larger image Another title sequence using chrome lettering

Click for larger image Wilson's World of Pop
1980
Click for larger image Tony Wilson presents a selection of pop music and interviews, featuring: Hazel O'Connor, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Elvis Costello, Tygers of Pan Tang at Manchester Polytechnic, Gibson Brothers and Pete Townsend.

Click for larger image Wood and Walters
1982
Click for larger image Comedy sketch show starring Julie Walters and Victoria Wood but written entirely by Wood. The show was short-lived, with one pilot in 1981 and a series of six shows in 1982.

Click for larger image World In Action - Seven Up
1981

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Click for larger image World In Action
1965
Click for larger image So that's how you make an edition of World In Action! From 1963 a very dramatic theme for Granada's long running current affairs programme.

Click for larger image World In Action
1970s
Click for larger image A beautifully produced sequence. Nice use of takeover techniques for such an early sequence

Click for larger image World In Action
1970
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Click for larger image World In Action
1985
Click for larger image The famous W.I.A. theme and title sequence from the 1980's including holding slide. Granada often introduced their own productions with holding slides

Click for larger image World In Action
1988
Click for larger image World In Action titles from 1988

Click for larger image World In Action
1995
Click for larger image World In Action titles from 1995. The theme tune is called 'Jam for the World in Action' by Jonathon Weston.

Click for larger image World In Action
1998
Click for larger image A very colourfull set of titles to World In Action here! Perhaps not quite fitting with the majority of subjects in the series, however im sure it was designed around the story of Swizzle's Sweet Factory introducing a new line of jelly tots!

Click for larger image The XYY Man
1977
Click for larger image The XYY Man began life as a series of novels by Kenneth Royce, featuring the character of William (or Willie) 'Spider' Scott, a one-time cat-burglar who leaves prison aiming to go straight but finds his talents still to be very much in demand by both the criminal underworld and the British secret service. Scott has an extra "y" chromosome that supposedly gives him a criminal predisposition - although he tries to go straight, he is genetically incapable of doing so.

Click for larger image Young Krypton
1988
Click for larger image Hosted by Ross King, Granada produced a spin off chidrens version of The Krypton Factor for CITV

Click for larger image You've Been Framed!
1990
Click for larger image Clip show featuring amusing footage sent in by viewers.
 
Originally hosted by Jeremy Beadle and latterly by Lisa Riley. Various sets of titles here from 1990 to 2001.


Click for larger image You've Been Framed!
1993
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You've Been Framed!
1996 & 2001
2 later versions..

Click for larger image You've Been Framed!
1999
Click for larger image Lisa Riley has fun with some cgi video cassettes in this cute sequence

Click for larger image You've Been Framed
2003
Click for larger image The opening and closing credits to You've Been Framed from 2003 presented by Jonathan Wilkes

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