Thames Television: Presentation

A selection of presentation used by Thames Television.

Slides

Transmitter Announcement

Slide: 1970s-1981



Slide: 1982-1988









Christmas Slides
1987

Sldies: 1989


Slides: 1989 Summer

1989-1991






1991-92: Slide


Menus

Menus
1989-1990

Promos

1985: Promo






1985: Promo




1988 promo Sting



1988 promo endbroad


1988 promo



1989 Promgramme promo
Januaray – Spring





1989 Tuesday Line up






1989 promo endbroad
Spring



1991-92: Promo endbroad


Clocks

News Clocks
Used until 1989

Closedown Clocks
Until 1988

Standard Clock 1989-1992

Other

1990-1992: Break Bumper

Night Thoughts

Weather

Front and Endboards

Frontcap

Late 1980s.

1990s


Thames… A Talent for Television

In 1992, Thames lost its (by then renamed) ‘Channel 3’ franchise to broadcast to London during weekdays as a result of losing the silent auction used to renegotiate the expiring contracts (previous contract tenders had been based on merit alone – the record of incumbents against the potential of new applicants – with no cash element). The successful company was Carlton Television, a subsidiary of Carlton Communications and headed by Michael Green. A special montage ended the station’s last broadcast on New Years Eve 1992. The montage, variants of which were also aired in the last days of the station’s broadcasts, comprised clips of notable Thames programmes, and included short segments of some of the station’s previous idents. It was played to the song “I Only Want To Be With You” by The Tourists, and ended with a modified version of the ident used at the time and announcer Bruce Hammal reading the line “Thames, a Talent for Television”. This was followed by the sounds and image of Big Ben, a common practise for marking the start of the New Year, which was also the time that Thames’s ITV franchise would end but not before ITN showed their news report.


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