Click for larger image The Family Channel Pre-Launch Promo
1993
Stand by for cheese overload!  The Family Channel launched on September 1st 1993.  This clip doesn't actually tell you whats coming on, its more of a montage of a makey-uppy family doing family things.  Pressing home the family image I guess   Apologies for slightly shaky sound quality in parts.
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Click for larger image The Family Channel Ident
1993
Click for larger image "Good Afternoon and welcome to the Family Channel!" A slightly Disney-esque ident leads into a brief clip of the opening titles of Zorro.  

Click for larger image The Family Channel Start-Up
1993
Time to say goodbye The Childrens Channel but fear not, it's back tomorrow from 6am!  Meantime, some shaky video interfearance leads us into a preview of whats coming up in the near future on The Family Channel, including movies and quiz shows like Catchphrase and Trivial Pursuit, and a small clip of the cheesey pre-launch promo to boot!  Don't say we dont give you value for money!
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Click for larger image The Family Channel Programme Promos
1993
Click for larger image Left Clip - So what's on TFC tonight?  Remington Steele (starring a young Pierce Brosnan), movies Across 5 Aprils and Archers Adventure, legal comedy Eisenhower and Lutz (starring Quantum Leap's Scott Bakula) and sit-com "FM" (starring Patricia Richardson otherwise known as Mrs Tim Taylor from sitcom "Home Improvement") rounding off with Lou Grant.  What more could you possibly ask for on a sunday night?   Right Clip - Promo for the forthcoming movie "The Critical List" starring Lloyd Bridges and Robert Wagner

Click for larger image The Family Channel Promo
1993
Click for larger image "Look, Catchphrase is back!" so is Gordon Burns with his short lived quiz "A Word In Your Ear", Hart to Hart, The Fall Guy and Batman!    Wow, so much choice!

Click for larger image Family Start-Up
1995
Click for larger image "Its fun, its funky, its FAMILY" A few promos for kids cartoon "Cliffhanger", quiz show "The Big Dish" hosted by John Eccleston, and the all time classic Dangermouse!  

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Click for larger image Challenge TV Start-Up
1997
Broadcasting from the Maidstone Studios, formerly the home of TVS, Challenge TV kicks off the evening with Stan's girl, Andrea Boardman and "Question Mark" showing you what you can win tonight.  Try not to laugh when you see the prizes!  Shows coming up tonight include Blockbusters, Spellbound (hosted by Mr Debbie Greenwood and ex Channel 4 announcer,Paul Coia), Catchphrase and the all new Sale Of The Century.
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1997
Challenge TV Promo
1997
Challenge TV Bumper
1997
Challenge TV Advert
1997


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Click for larger image Challenge TV Ident
1999
Click for larger image A bouncing question mark?  It can only be Challenge TV!


Click for larger image Challenge Ident
2007
Click for larger image Short Challenge ident with funkier music.

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