Click for larger image ITN News at 545 (Close)
1981
an early recording of Leonard Parkin with the 545 close
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ITN News at 545
1983
This bulletin was first seen in 1976, our first example here shows Michael Nicholson hosting in 1983. The concept of the titles involves a scrolling yellow bar, timed to coincide with an oscillating note, which we think is intended to represent a piece of hot news spilling out of the telex machine! The backdrop is a static graphic keyed onto a yellow backcloth. Simple but effective! Unlike the News at One and News at Ten, which came from studio 1, the 545 came from it's own set in studio 2. Police Five also came from this tiny studio on a Friday evening.

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1985
This clip includes some TVS continuity into the News at 545 with Martyn Lewis.
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Click for larger image ITN News at 545
1986
Alastair Stewart with the ITN News at 545 from 1986.
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Click for larger image ITN News at 545
1987
Alastair Stewart with an opening and closing of the ITN News at 545 from 1987.
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1988
ITN News at 545 - with Alastair Stewart.
 
Computer graphics arrive at ITN in April 1988, enabling the logo to be given a facelift with a 3D animation effect. The studio background is still keyed in, though this too has been generated electronically.
 
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Click for larger image ITN News at 545
1988
Click for larger image Fiona Armstrong with an open and closing...


Click for larger image ITN News at 540 1st Broadcast
13.2.1989
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1989
Sir Trevor McDonald from 1989 with an open and closing sequences...
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Click for larger image ITN News at 540
1990
Click for larger image ITN News at 540 - with Nicholas Owen.
 
Moved to 540 due to the introduction of the ITV National Weather Forecast, it was re-named the ITN News at 540, funnily enough!


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1991
Click for larger image Fiona Armstrong with the news at 540

Click for larger image ITN Evening News
18.2.1991
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ITN Early Evening News
1992
ITN Early Evening News - with John Suchet.
 
Here is the first edition.



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1993
ITN Early Evening News - with John Suchet. By 1993 there was a slightly different opening with a new logo and the Early Evening News title was overlaid.
 
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Click for larger image ITN Early Evening News
1996
Click for larger image ITN Early Evening News - with John Suchet. ITN decided to introduce a corporate look across it's news programmes. This is the result at the Early Evening News from 1996.

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1998
A couple of years later and the Big Ben clock titles (designed by Lambie Nairn) are dropped.
 
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Click for larger image ITN Early Evening News
1999
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Click for larger image ITN Evening News
1998
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1998
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Click for larger image ITV Evening News
1999
ITV Evening News - with Trevor McDonald. Monday 8th March 1999 brought the biggest change to News on ITV. After much debate and a challenge from the ITC, ITV moved it's main bulletin to 6.30pm and re-named it the ITV Evening News.
 
right clip - the closing credits set against images from the day

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Click for larger image ITV Evening News
2000

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Click for larger image ITV Evening News
2001
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Click for larger image ITV Evening News
2001
Click for larger image Opening and closing sequences here with Dermot Murnaghan and Shiulie Ghosh

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2002
Click for larger image Another edition with Mark Austin and Katie Derham

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Click for larger image ITV Evening News
2003
Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale from 2003
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Click for larger image ITV Evening News (Last Edition)
2004
The last edition of the colourful look with Bill Neely and Katie Derham. The right clip is the end of the programme with a preview of the new look.
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Click for larger image ITV Early Evening News
2004
ITV Evening News - with Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale.
 
The 2nd February 2004 saw the formation of ITV Plc by the merger of Granada and Carlton. The ITV1 News service was given a new look which was adopted by the English regions to give the news a corporate look.

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Click for larger image ITV Early Evening News - Merger Report
2004
Click for larger image This clip tells us about the merger and what it will mean for ITV's viewers.

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2005
Click for larger image The hand of Big Ben moves round to 6.30 to signify the start of ITV's early evening bulletin.


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2007
With the introduction of the new ITV look, The ITV Evening News gets an update. Presented by Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale
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Click for larger image ITV News at 6.30pm
2009
On November 2nd 2009, ITV News was relaunched with a new look of black and yellow to match the ITV1 presentation branding. Big Ben is not the main property of the brand as it once was in an attempt to make the output appear less London-centric.
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Click for larger image ITV News
2010

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