Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Continuity Junctions
1983
Click for larger image Two full continuity clips here - both clips tell us what is currently on Channel 4 as well as using a holding slide to introduce the next programme. The left clip also features a programme trail for "The Bounder."

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Clock
1984
Click for larger image From Boxing Day 1984 Elton John follows the Boxing Night news from ITN

Click for larger image Continuity - World Of Sport / Quincy
1980s
Click for larger image In the first half of the 1980s YTV introduced its programmes with a holding caption rather than with an ident, as shown in these two continuity clips.

Click for larger image Continuity - Battlestar Galactica / Happy Days
1980s
Click for larger image The left clip includes the final moments of the promo informing viewers of the area's commercial radio stations. The promo was also often played as part of the closedown sequence.

Click for larger image Continuity - Gemini Man
1980s
Click for larger image An introduction from the Christmas period, as indicated by the YTV logo on the holding slide becoming the YTV bauble.

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Continuity Junction
1985
Click for larger image Saturday morning continuity from Redvers Kyle. YTV was still using holding slides in 1985 to introduce programmes.

Click for larger image Continuity - Television
1985
Click for larger image

Some stills of more YTV holding slides


Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image

Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image

Click for larger image Saturday on Yorkshire Promo
1985
Click for larger image From the same morning as the previous clip, a trailer and more continuity.

Click for larger image Closedown
1985
Click for larger image As part of its closedown sequence, Yorkshire Television played a promotion for the region's commercial radio stations. Incidentally, YTV was one of the few regions which did not play the national anthem at closedown, preferring to fade to black after the closedown announcement over the clock.

Turn to Yorkshire Promo
Mid 1980s
Get up on your roof and Turn your Aerial to Yorkshire. Hmm I don't think Tyne Tees were too impressed!
 
(See the leaflet YTV produced in our Gallery page)


Click for larger image ITV - The Best Takes Promo
1987
Click for larger image Would you stand in front of a moving lorry? Well apparently ITV would do. They'll do "Whatever It Takes."

Click for larger image Closedown
1987
Click for larger image Graham Roberts closes down into the Jobfinder

Click for larger image Continuity
1987
Click for larger image Paul Lalley links into the ITN News

Click for larger image YTV Continuity & Clock
c1987
Click for larger image Redvers Kyle with some News at Ten continuity.

Click for larger image Party Political Broadcast - Mistake
1987
Click for larger image How not to do it but YTV viewers get to hear some Thames continuity with lots of apologies. Redvers eventually tells us they are "looking into it technically and hope to get something soon" but the gremlins win.

Click for larger image ILR Promo
1987
Click for larger image A rundown of the ILR stations in the YTV region. This promo was usually shown as part of the closedown routine.

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Shop Promo
1987
Click for larger image YTV opened two shops in 1987. They're both closed now.

Click for larger image YTV Sunday Promo
1987
Click for larger image Sunday night on YTV

Click for larger image YTV Promotions
1987
Click for larger image 2 x promos The week ahead on YTV, plus Thursday night on YTV

Click for larger image Yorkshire Wednesday Promo
1987
Click for larger image A Sporting Triangle is the main focus of this promo which includes a mention of two other programmes over a full listing of Wednesday evening's programmes.

Through Till 3
1987
Graham Roberts with the night-time line-up on YTV.

Click for larger image Continuity
1987
Click for larger image By 1987 YTV was using a rotating chevron to introduce its programmes and, on this occasion, Graham Roberts used it instead of the YTV clock to introduce News At Ten. This clip also includes a local advert.

Click for larger image YTV Promo
1988
Click for larger image A flock of rainbow coloured chevrons introduce us to a trail for "People Do The Funniest Things".

Click for larger image ITV Yorkshire Promo - Secret Ceremony
1988
Click for larger image The generic ITV ident features in this promo.

Click for larger image Through The Night Trail
1988
A Through The Night trail from 1988 for the first full 24 hour night for YTV.

Click for larger image Continuity - Through The Night
1989
Click for larger image Another two examples of the Through the Night branding which YTV used for its overnight service until 1992 when Through The Night became Nightshift.

Click for larger image Yorkshire Clock
1988
Click for larger image The hashing theme was also used on slides as shown on the right

Click for larger image Yorkshire Clock
1988
Click for larger image A public information film followed by a special version of the YTV clock used to mark YTV's 20th anniversary.

Click for larger image YTV Christmas Line
1989
YTV's Christmas Line promo with a wonderfull radio style jingle!

Click for larger image Yorkshire 21 Promos
1989
Click for larger image "21 Years of Entertainment & Excellence"
 
The full and short versions of the promo to celebrate 21 years of Yorkshire Television.


Click for larger image Night Shift
1992 / 1993
Click for larger image Another Late Night Strand from YTV. The voice you hear is that of Senior Announcer John Crosse.
 
Right clip - Welcome to Sunday night's Nightshift


Click for larger image YTV Clock
1997
Click for larger image

Click for larger image YTV Monday Promotion
1997
Click for larger image

Click for larger image Streched Out Promo
2000
Click for larger image Local promo for YTV's Stretched Out on Tuesday night!

Official Website
www.itvlocal.com/yorkshire