ITV Playhouse is a British comedy-drama TV series that ran from 1967 to 1983, which featured contributions from playwrights such as Dennis Potter, Rhys Adrian and Alan Sharp. The series began in black and white, but was later shot in colour and was produced by various companies for the ITV network, a format that would inspire Dramarama. Actors appearing in the series included Leslie Anderson, Gwen Nelson, Ricky Alleyne, Pat Heywood, Michael Elphick, Ian Hendry, Edward Woodward, Margaret Lockwood, Jessie Matthews and Lloyd Peters.
The ITV Formula One coverage was a British television programme dedicated to Formula One coverage that was broadcast by the British broadcaster ITV between 1997–2008. ITV gained the rights for Formula One coverage for 1997 in late 1995 from the BBC and focused on more in-depth coverage, conducting more interviews and better camera angles. The coverage was initially presented by Jim Rosenthal and veteran commentator Murray Walker and former racing driver Martin Brundle were the initial commentators before Walker's retirement after the 2001 United States Grand Prix and was succeeded by pit-lane reporter James Allen. Rosenthal left in 2005 and was succeeded by Steve Rider who presented the coverage until ITV ceased to broadcast Formula One after 2008. Formula One coverage returned to the BBC in 2009 for ITV to focus more extensive coverage of UEFA Champions League football matches. The programme was successful in collecting three consecutive BAFTA awards for sporting coverage but also garnered criticism for showing advertisements during their coverage.
ITV News was the name given to the late news bulletins, airing on Bank Holidays and after extended Football coverage on the British television network ITV. Originally named The Late News, it aired in place of ITV News at Ten on Fridays. It is produced by ITN. The bulletin was introduced as a thirty-minute Friday night news programme on 18 January 2008, with the same studio and look as News at Ten, and was presented by Mark Austin and Julie Etchingham. However, in February 2008, the bulletin took on the same generic look used for the ITV News bulletins, and in March began being presented by one newscaster. On 25 February 2009, ITV announced that News at Ten would begin to air five nights a week, in order to give News at Ten a "consistent home at the heart of the schedule", as well as being due to a rise in ratings and the success of the pairing of the programme's newscasters. The final Friday night edition of The Late News was broadcast on 6 March 2009.
ITV Nightscreen is a scheduled programme on the United Kingdom's ITV television network, consisting of a sequence of animated pages of information about ITV's upcoming programmes, features and special events, with an easy listening music soundtrack. The programme is used to fill the station's overnight downtime, where a closedown would have once been used at the end of programmes. Previously it began after the final programme in the night and finishes at 05:30 every day, but recently ITV have started airing The Jeremy Kyle Show at 4:30 am – 5:30 am, giving Nightscreen a shorter airtime with it starting usually at around 3:15–3:45 and finishing at 4:30. It was first broadcast in 1998, and consisted of teletext pages taken from the ITV regional teletext services, with interstitial teletext-based animations in a similar style to the former 4-Tel On View, which had also been produced by the Intelfax). Since 2003 the screens have been produced using Scala InfoChannel3. In early 2009, updated systems were installed with the latest version of Scala5, with a dual redundant system to counter any issues of service. In April 2012, the system was upgraded again to a newer version of Scala5. This, amongst other minor presentational changes, allowed compatibility of the service to be transmitted in 16:9 widescreen for the first time, as opposed to 4:3.
ITV News is the name given to weekend news bulletins on the British television network ITV, produced by ITN. The bulletins feature British national and international news stories, as well as a round-up of the weekend's sports news. Since 2013, ITV News utilises the ITV News London set for Saturday evening bulletins with the only difference being a smaller desk. This is to allow the same presenter to be used for both bulletins which are broadcast together.
ITV News is the branding of news programmes on the British television network ITV. Since 1955, ITV's news bulletins have been produced by Independent Television News. The channel's news coverage has won awards from the Royal Television Society, Emmy Awards and BAFTAs. Between 2004 and 2008, the ITV Evening News held the title of "RTS News Programme of the Year". The flagship ITV News at Ten has won numerous BAFTA awards, the most recent in June 2010. ITV News has the second-largest television news audience in the United Kingdom, second only to BBC News. However, its £43 million annual news budget is dwarfed by that of the publicly funded BBC, which spends £89.5 million annually on news-gathering, plus a further £23.1 million on its rolling news channel. From its inception in September 1955 until March 1999, all national news programmes on ITV carried the ITN brand. The ITN brand was dropped from all bulletins in 1999 and the ITV News brand was introduced. ITN remains the producer of all the national ITV News programmes.
The ITV Panto was a series of pantomimes originally broadcast on ITV in 1998, 2000, and 2002. All written by Simon Nye, they included an array of celebrities playing the lead roles. There were only four shows recorded; Dick Whittington in 2002 having been the final in the series. The recordings are broadcast every year on ITV2 in the run up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve, the pantomimes are shown back-to-back
The ITV Telethons were three charity telethons organised and televised in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. They took place in 1988, 1990 and 1992. Each lasted for 27 hours and all were hosted by Michael Aspel.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the special edition of your favourtie comedy show to fill the gap between the staggeringly huge Christmas dinner and the Queen's speech, and the ITV network have rolled hours of Christmas's into one with their latest DVD set of ITV comedy. With almost ten hours of classic, festive merriment featuring some of the channel's most memorable Christmas specials the whole family can relive the joys of Christmas past.
The ITV Seven was an essential part of World of Sport in the United Kingdom. It started on 4 October 1969 when the programme began to show horse racing from two courses each week rather than one, under the title "They're Off". In the early 1970s it changed to the ITV Seven, reflecting the number of races it showed each week. The ITV Seven was also the title of an accumulator bet where vast sums of money could be won if you correctly predicted the winners of all seven races. The weekly live coverage came from racecourses such as Sandown Park, York, Newmarket, Doncaster, Newcastle and Redcar. More minor tracks like Warwick, Catterick and Market Rasen were also extensively featured, especially during the National Hunt season in the winter, when ITV had the rights to fewer of the big races. Meetings from Goodwood and Haydock Park appeared occasionally, and a meeting from Ascot was shown as a one-off in 1977 when the BBC were covering the Grand National at Aintree. From January 1980 onwards, meetings from Kempton Park were shown regularly - before that time, Kempton meetings were on the BBC and were featured on Grandstand. Over the years, the live coverage was presented by John Rickman, Brough Scott, Ken Butler, Lord Oaksey, and Derek Thompson and Jim McGrath. Race commentators were Tony Cooke and Bob Haynes, John Penney and Raleigh Gilbert and Graham Goode. When racing was impossible due to the weather, greyhound racing would often be shown instead.
ITV News Anglia is a regional television news and current affairs programme, produced by ITV Anglia, serving the East of England.
ITV News London is a regional news programme for the ITV London region, produced by ITN.
ITV News Central is a regional television news and current affairs programme, produced by ITV Central, serving the English Midlands.
An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.
The ITV News at 6:30 is the evening news bulletin on the British television network ITV. It is produced by ITN. The 30-minute programme, presented by Mary Nightingale and Alastair Stewart covers British national and international news stories and broadcasts at 6:30pm from Monday to Friday. In the event of a major news story, one of the programme's presenters will front the first ten to fifteen minutes of the programme from the scene of the story. The other newscaster will remain in the studio and read the day's other news. On Bank Holidays, the main evening bulletin usually airs at either 6:15pm to 6:45pm, running for 15 minutes.
ITV News West Country is a regional news service covering Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, produced by ITV West Country.
ITV Nightly News was a 20 minute newscast broadcast between 8 March 1999 – 1 February 2004 as a late evening news programme in the United Kingdom on the ITV network. It aired daily at 11:00pm, and was broadcast from the ITN studios in London. The launch of ITV Nightly News followed major changes to the scheduling of news programmes on ITV which saw the axing of ITN's highly popular and prestigious News at Ten programme which was replaced with the new flagship ITV Evening News programme to be broadcast at 6.30pm on weekdays. The changes proved to be very unpopular with viewers and due to a decline in ratings, ITV moved its late night bulletin back to 10pm for 3 nights a week and the programme was rebranded as ITV News at Ten in 2000. When the bulletin was relaunched at 10pm, the programme was initially successful, although, ratings gradually declined due to the scheduling of the bulletin as it often did not start at 10pm. The BBC also launched its Ten O'Clock News programme in 2000. The final programme aired on 1 February 2004 and was replaced by the ITV News at 10.30.
ITV News Meridian is the regional news programme for the ITV Meridian region and part of the ITV Central region, serving South East England. The news service is produced and broadcast from ITV Meridian's studios in Whiteley, near Fareham with reporters also based at bureaus in Abingdon, Brighton, Maidstone, Poole and Reading. The Head of News is Robin Britton who previously launched Thames Valley Tonight and the West edition of Meridian Tonight.