Click for larger image Pre-Launch Promo
1996
Click for larger image Granada Talk TV was Britain's first all talk 7 days a week channel. It broadcasted daily between 6am and 6pm. Original programmes included Talk TV 2000, Britain Talks Back, Second Opinion, Sportstalk and F2 discussed with live phone-ins from viewers the daily news, sport and gossip about the night before. Granada also signed a deal with E! to show Talk Soup and various celebrity interviews and film gossip. They also showed american talk shows such as Donahue and Sally.

Click for larger image Granada Talk TV Ident
1996
Click for larger image Granada's Press Release for TalkTV: "Lively, topical and interactive, Granada Talk TV will become the most talked about channel. From stimulating discussions about the hottest issues of the day to celebrity interviews and gossip about the night before, the shows will be fronted by a combination of punchy, new young presenters such as Sacha Baron-Cohen and established broadcasters, Sir David Frost, Andrew Morton and Roy Greenslade. There will also be a nation-wide web of high specification video phones for the armchair presenter to have his or her say."

Click for larger image Granada Talk TV Continuity
1996
Click for larger image Invision continuity from Granada's Bonded Warehouse in Manchester.

Click for larger image Granada Talk TV Promo
1996
Click for larger image An early appearance by another up and coming star Natasha Kaplinsky.
 
The channel launched in October 1996, the channel died August 31st 1997.


Click for larger image Granada Talk TV Break Bumper
1996
Click for larger image A typographic graphic break bumper

Click for larger image Promo - Sally
1996
Click for larger image A promotion for Sally - Queen of daytime chat in the US

Click for larger image F2F
1996
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Talk TV's presenters... Sacha Baron Cohen better known as Ali G made started his TV career on the channel


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