ITN First Report
1974
ITN First Report - with Robert Kee. The first edition was at 12.40pm on 16th October 1972. Kee was the original host, later to join the (in)famous five, who were to launch TV-am in 1983. It seems hard to imagine in these times of 24hr news channels that this was the first report of the day... In 1974 the programme was lengthened from 20 minutes to 25 minutes and moved to 1.00pm.

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1974
Click for larger image ITN First Report - with Leonard Parkin.


News at One
14.9.1981
From 1979 First Report became the News at One. Leonard Parkin, a regular presenter of the programme alternated with Peter Sissons as the main newscaster.


News at One
1983
By 1983, these more impressive titles came into being, using what would appear to be rudimentary computer graphics... Right clip - close

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1985 & 1986
Click for larger image The same title sequence still in use here in 1985 but the set has been updated.

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1987
Click for larger image ITN News at One - with Leonard Parkin.
 
another slight amend in 1987


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Click for larger image News at 12:30
1988
Click for larger image As part of the new ITV schedule from 20th July 1987 the News at One was no more. It was now known as the ITN News at 12:30. Julia Somerville was poached from the BBC to present the programme, although for the first few months Jon Snow presented and also acted as Julia's deputy.
 
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1988
Click for larger image ITN News at One - with Julia Somerville.
 
From March 1988, less than a year later the programme moved back to One O'Clock, with a slight amendment to the titles.
 
right clip - 2nd example with Yorkshire TV continuity!


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1988
Click for larger image ITN News at One - with Jon Snow


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17.8.1989
Click for larger image ITN News at One - with John Suchet.
 
In 1989 the programme was relaunched with a new theme tune and new lead newscaster - John Suchet.
 
This recording is from 17th October 1989


Click for larger image News at 12:30
1991
Click for larger image ITN News at 12:30 - with John Suchet. With the outbreak of the Gulf War in 1991 the programme was extended, moving back once again to 12.30.


Click for larger image ITN Lunchtime News
1992
Click for larger image ITN Lunchtime News - with Nicholas Owen and Sonia Ruseler. From 1992 the programme changed name becoming the 'Lunchtime News' and switched to double headed presentation.

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1993
Click for larger image The title sequence was revised to match ITN's new branding, with the shortest rendition of the themetune yet.


Lunchtime News
1995
ITN Lunchtime News - with Dermot Murnaghan and Carol Barnes.
 
The Lunchtime News had it's corporate makeover in line with othe ITN Bulletins, designed by Lambie Nairn. I think News at 10 had an influence here!


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1995
A further example with Dermot Murnaghan and Julia Sommerville who were the regular newscasters of the programme.
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ITV Lunchtime News
1999
ITV Lunchtime News - with John Suchet and Julia Somerville.
 
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 news bulletins. The Lunchtime stayed at 12:30 by now re-branded ITV. Also a welcome return of John Suchet to Luchtime.


Click for larger image ITV Lunchtime News
2000
Click for larger image The newscasters for this edition are Andrew Harvey and Julia Sommerville.
 
Andrew had joined the ITN News Channel from the BBC and after a while begain appearing on the Lunchtime ITV News programme.


Click for larger image ITV Lunchtime News
2002
From 28th October 2002.
 
The programme dropped double-headed presentation in favour of a single newscaster. Nicholas Owen became the main anchor in 2002.

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Along with the rest of the ITV news output the reds and blues switched to yellow and blues for the Lunchtime News in 2003. Unfortunatley we do not have an example of this look at the moment.


As part of the 2004 rebrand the name of ITV News programmes no longer featured in the titles, although during this period the programme was still refered to as the Lunchtime News.


ITV Lunchtime News
2004
ITV Lunchtime News - with Nicholas Owen. 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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ITV Lunchtime News - ITV Merger Report
2004
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 From Monday 11th April 2005 the Lunchtime News got extended to run for an hour as part of the new 'ITV Day' branding (or in this case UTV Day!). In order to pad out the extended programme a feature called 'The pulse' - an interactive segment was introduced. The programme returned to its half-hour length from September the following year.

From 2006 the programme moved to the late time of 1.30pm.


Click for larger image ITV News (Lunchtime)
2007
Bill Neely and Katie Derham
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Click for larger image ITV Lunchtime News
2007
Click for larger image True 16:9 Widescreen finally comes to ITV News in December.

Click for larger image ITV News Budget 09
2009
ITV broadcast an extended edition of the lunchtime news on Budget day to bring viewers full coverage of the Budget speech.
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Click for larger image ITV Lunchtime News
2010
On Monday 2nd November 2009 a new look of yellow and black was introduced.
 
Although the other programmes were introduced as 'ITV News.. at 6:30' or 'ITV News.. at 10' the lunchtime programme started transmitting just before 1.30 and so was introduced as simply the 'ITV News'.

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