Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
1968
Click for larger image The very first ident from Yorkshire Television featuring it's famous Chevron symbol, Just what is it supposed to be?

Click for larger image First Night
1968
Click for larger image A short clip from Yorkshire TV's Launch night programme First Night with Bob Monkhouse.


Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
1970s
Click for larger image The front-cap to ITV's programmes made in the 1970s
 
What's Coming on, Emmerdale Farm or Farmhouse Kitchen?


Yorkshire TV Start-Up
1970s
An early 1970s start-up sequence and "In Colour". Pity everything is either in beige or brown!

Yorkshire TV Clock
1974
Before a double helping of Emmerdale Farm, it's the News at 10 at 13 past 10!

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1977
Click for larger image An earlier start-up at 8.25am preceding Britain's First Breakfast Television Programme, "Good Morning Calendar"


Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
1981
It's Yorkshire Television with that familiar music.

Click for larger image Yorkshire Television (In Colour) Ident
1981
Click for larger image A couple examples of the Yorkshire Television - In Colour Ident from 1981

Yorkshire TV Idents
1981 / 1984
These were only seen in the Yorkshire Region to introduce programmes.

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Start-Up
1982
Click for larger image Featuring the "Calendar" Theme.

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1982
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Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
1983
An early version of the Serving 6 Million Viewers animation.
 
Right clip - Next it's the News at 5.45 from the studios of ITN in London

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Yorkshire TV Clock
1983
Next it's the News at 5.45 from the studios of ITN in London

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Idents
1983
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Yorkshire TV Christmas Start-Up
1984
Here we have a computer generated snow covered chevron from Christmas Morning 1984. The graphics are rather basic but the announcement from Paul Lally is delightful!

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Christmas Ident
1985
Click for larger image The YTV chevron got covered in snow in 1985.

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Idents
1986
It's that Serving 6 Million Viewers slogan again, this time with a map. Here it is again, this time starting from Outer Space!
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Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
1986
Click for larger image The 'Liquid Gold' YTV ident cost 40,000 to make. Judge for yourself if it was worth the money!

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Production Ident
1988
Click for larger image The liquid gold ident again, but the one used for network made programmes

Click for larger image YTV Continuity
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Click for larger image Just before the introduction of the 1989 ITV logo which Yorkshire Television used more than most other regions, YTV used a revolving chevron, as can be seen in this clip.

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Christmas Ident
1986
Click for larger image 'This Is Your Christmas' Radio-type jingles promote Xmas night before the first of those programmes
 
right clip - A bank holiday period wouldn't be complete without a James Bond movie on ITV. For Christmas 1986, ITV showed 'The Spy That Loved Me.'


Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Christmas Ident
1987
Click for larger image All change in 1987 for YTV's Christmas logo.

Yorkshire TV 21 Years Ident & Clock
1989
Click for larger image Yorkshire celebrating their 21st Birthday in 1989.

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Click for larger image Yorkshire ITV Ident
1989
Click for larger image YTV used its version of the 1989 generic look.
 
Right clip - Later on in '89 they re-edit so that it has the chevron moving to the center and ITV disappearing.


Click for larger image Yorkshire ITV Clocks
1989
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Click for larger image ITV Yorkshire
1992
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Click for larger image Yorkshire Television Ident
1995
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Click for larger image Yorkshire Television Ident (Christmas)
1995
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Click for larger image Yorkshire Television Ident (Christmas)
1995
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Click for larger image Yorkshire Television Ident
1996
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Click for larger image Yorkshire Television Ident
1996
Click for larger image A new set of idents introduced following the demise of the ITV 1989 generic corporate look.

Click for larger image Yorkshire Television Ident
1996
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Click for larger image Yorkshire Television Ident (short version)
1996
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Click for larger image YTV Summer Entertainment Ident
1996
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Click for larger image YTV Nighttime Ident
c1996
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Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
1997
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c1997
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Yorkshire TV Idents
1999
Click for larger image It's the welcome return of that music.
 
The light version was used during the day and the darker version at night.



Yorkshire TV Idents
1999
A couple more examples of the local ident.

Yorkshire TV Ident
1999
During 1999 Yorkshire introduced a set of new idents, used for continuity into local programmes, such as Calendar. The announcer in this example is Pete Haslam.

Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Local Ident
2000
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Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
2001
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Washing Line ID
1999
Train Station ID
1999
Fairground ID
1999
Moving House ID
1999


Click for larger image Yorkshire TV Ident
2001
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Click for larger image Yorkshire ITV1 Ident
2001
Click for larger image ITV became ITV1 on 11th August 2001. This is an example of the Yorkshire version.
 
Right clip - ITV1 links into the World News. No mention of Yorkshire sadly.



ITV1 Yorkshire Ident
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 the ident for ITV1 Yorkshire.

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2005
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Official Website
www.itvlocal.com/yorkshire