ITV unveiled a new corporate logo to most of its channels and services on 16 January 2006. Most regional programmes underwent a refresh at this time, and Central South also used this opportunity to introduce the generic set – the last regional news programme to do so. The main 6pm programme was finally renamed ‘Central News at Six’, in line with the Birmingham and Nottingham versions. This set was short-lived, as the operation ceased to exist after nearly 18 years, on 3 December 2006.
Studio and Presenter Shots
Headlines / Straps
The Central South operation began on 9 January 1989, and its final main 6pm programme was an outside broadcast on 1 December 2006. From Monday 4 December 2006, viewers in Gloucesterhire would be directed to The West Tonight from Bristol, viewers in Herefordshire to Central News (West) from Birmingham, and the remainder of the region was to be merged with the former Meridian West area to form the newly-created service from Southampton, Thames Valley Tonight. As well as the main presenters on a OB stage in front of a crowd, guests included Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards and weather presenter Charlie Neil. Classic clips and bloopers were shown of the programme’s 18 year history.