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  Thames Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thames became the personification of commercial public-service television, with a strong mix of drama, current affairs and comedy.
Thames was originally based in Rediffusion's former headquarters, Television House, until the opening of the newly-built Thames Television House on Euston Road in the early 1970s.
Thames was replaced by Carlton Television at midnight on December 31, 1992/January 1, 1993.
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The "Independent Television" service, so-called because of its independence from the BBC (which previously had held a monopoly on broadcasting in the UK), was to be made up of regions, with each region run by different companies.
Thames was awarded the London Weekday licence previously held by Rediffusion.\n*London Weekend Television was awarded the London Weekend licence, replacing ATV.\n*Most controversially, TWW lost its franchise for Wales and the West of England to Harlech Television, which soon became known as HTV.
Television South West lost the South West England franchise to Westcountry Television.\n*Thames Television lost the London Weekday franchise to Carlton Television.
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 Thames Television: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bless this house was a british television comedy show made by thames television for itv and ran from 1971 to 1976....
The sweeney is a british television police drama focusing on two crime-fighting members of the flying squad, an elite branch of the british police...
Minder was a british comedy drama, made by euston films, a subsidiary of thames television, and shown on itv, that ran in ten series from october...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/thames_television.htm   (2234 words)

 ITV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
London Weekend Television was awarded the London Weekend licence, replacing ATV in London.
Before the changes were implemented, Harold Wilson made the surprise move of sending Lord Hill to the chairmanship of the BBC Board of Governors and replacing him with Herbert Bowden, the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth Office, who was elevated to the peerage under the title Lord Aylestone.
Television South West and TVS attempted to obtain a judicial review of the ITC's decisions and of the wording of the 1990 Act.
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 The THAMES Logo Parade - 625.uk.com
THAMES Television began life as the ITV franchise holder for London on weekdays.
Thames also used a logo without the reflection at the end of programmes it made for Channel 4, which came along in 1982.
In 1989, Thames was 21 years old and it commissioned a new logo to celebrate its birthday.
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 Thames Television
Thames Television was formed in 1968 by an enforced franchise merger of ABC and Rediffusion, at the instigation of the Independent Television Authority in their 1967 review of franchises.
Additionally Thames used to be part owner of the UK Living and UK Gold satellite channels, with UK Gold drawing on the extensive catalogue of Thames programmes.
Thames Television is now a subsidiary of Pearson Television, who also own a small part of BSkyB, all of Grundy Television, and a 30% share in Channel 5.
www.users.zetnet.co.uk /itw/Thames/history.html   (737 words)

 Thames Television | Vision On
The Thames daily start-up routine was unusual in that it was put together as a political gesture within the industry.
When Thames had been formed in 1968 as a joint subsidiary of ABC and Rediffusion (and not a merger as often wrongly stated) the ITA had defined that the ABC parent company would have a controlling share in the new setup.
To emphasise their control of the new company and to publicly imply that the new station was really ABC by another name, the presentation department, imported wholesale from ABC, chose to use the former ABC start-up music ‘Perpetuum Mobile’ by Michael Roberts as the first of two pieces to be used daily.
www.transdiffusion.org /emc/visionon/thames.php   (365 words)

 ipedia.com: River Thames Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Thames has a length of 346 kilometres (215 statute miles) with its source near the village of Kemble in the Cotswolds; it then flows through Oxford (where it is called the Isis, a truncation of its Latin name), Reading, Maidenhead, Eton and Windsor.
By the 18th century, the Thames was one of the world's busiest waterways, as London became the centre of the vast, mercantile British Empire.
In return, the Thames has undergone a massive clean-up from the filthy days of the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries, and life has returned to its formerly dead waters.
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 Thames Television -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thames Television was an English television production company, and between 1968 and 1993 was the weekday ITV company serving London from 9:25 AM Monday to 7PM (1968-1982)/5:15 PM (1982-1993) Friday, when it handed over to London Weekend Television (LWT).
Thames Televsion's famous logo and particularly its old ident which featured its logo along with an accompanying fanfare remain widely recognisable to this day.
After some discussion as to the name of the new company — some directors favoured ABC London, while others suggested Tower Television to reflect the Post Office Tower and the Tower of London — the company was named Thames Television after the River Thames.
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 John Mills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His most famous television role was probably as the title character in Quatermass for ITV in 1979.
In 2002 he received a Fellowship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the highest award given by the Academy, and was named a Disney Legend by The Walt Disney Company.
They had two daughters, Juliet, star of television's "Nanny and the Professor" and Hayley, the Disney child star made iconic by starring in the original "Parent Trap", and one son Jonathan Mills.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Mills   (599 words)

 screenonline: Broadcasters and Industry Bodies > Thames Television
Thames Television was the name chosen for the new company - curiously enough one that had been discarded by LWT.
Thames made plenty of money, but its parents seemed less interested in developing the broadcaster, instead using its resources to fund other ventures.
Thames Television left the air as a broadcaster on 31 December 1992, effectively ending a television tradition traceable back to the launch of ITV on 22 September 1955.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/id/457866   (1246 words)

 Hill, Benny
Instead it was in the new medium of television that Hill was to shine.
Indeed under his later contract with Thames Television, Hill was given full control of his program such that he could undertake a program when, in his opinion, he had accumulated enough comic material.
The forces of political correctness finally had their way in 1989 when Thames Television canceled the program due not to only complaints about its smuttiness but also because its old-fashioned sexism had become increasingly intolerable.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/H/htmlH/hillbenny/hillbenny.htm   (795 words)

The actresses and the manager developed an idea for a television series which was to portray the formation of a three-girl rock group and the members' subsequent experiences.
Oral discussions took place between the actresses, the manager, a representative of the first defendant a television company (Thames), the second defendant, the scriptwriter, and the third defendant, the producer, in which the idea for the series was disclosed to the defendants in confidence with a view to its realisation.
His Lordship referred to evidence by Miss Lambert that she did not go to the management of 'A Little Night Music 'because her patience was exhausted, and found that by May 1975 Miss Lambert was not averse to a breakdown with the plaintiffs and was not prepared to do anything herself to avert it.
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ON November 9, the hundreth anniversary of the last of Jack the Ripper's murders, Thames Television will "expose" the man responsible for the seven killings as Montague Druitt, a "sexually insane" London barrister.
The main problem is that the "revelation" is not new and an extraordinary argument has developed between Jack the Ripper fanatics, the Home Office, and Thames television after a 3.8m[pounds] deal the broadcasters have made with Lorimar, the American film production company.
A Thames spokesman said that even the film's star, Michael Caine, who plays the detective leading the hunt, will not be told who the film portrays as the brutal murderer.
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 The Continuity Announcers Page
Thames Television's Continuity Studio was the 'home' to various Continuity Announcers over the years.
Her first TV work was as a continuity announcer and she worked for Thames in London, Central in Nottingham, and TVS in Southampton,.
Evadne moved to Thames Television in February 1989 to host the Night-time slot, and has the 'dubious' honour of being the very last Continuity Announcer seen 'in vision' at Thames., (an honour she also held at Central).
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 SonicBreakdown: Wikipedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ITV (or iTV) can also mean interactive television, white Independent Television may also be used in reference to the i network in the United States.
In June 2005, Ofcom, the channel's regulator since the demise of the Independent Television Commission announced huge reductions in the licence fees payable by the Channel 3 contractors (and Five).
While Scottish Television, Grampian Television, and UTV aired the network ITV50 programming, they did not themselves air regional ITV50 programmes, nor did they use the special identification.
www.sonicbreakdown.com /wikiSearch.do?title=ITV   (4116 words)

 Lambert, Verity
She began as a secretary at Granada Television in the 1950s, but by the early 1980s Verity Lambert's influence as a television producer and executive had made her not only one of Britain's leading businesswomen, but possibly the most powerful member of the nation's entertainment industry.
The next year Lambert joined Thames Television as controller of the drama department, becoming the company's director from 1982 to 1985.
The "greatest of all British television drama producers" had dared to set a soap opera in Spain, and filled it with a multilingual array of British expatriates and foreigners far removed from the milieus of either Coronation Street or the BBC's own "quality" soap, EastEnders.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/L/htmlL/lambertveri/lambertveri.htm   (1114 words)

 Talk of Thames | Telemusications from Transdiffusion | Look Closer.
Thames leaves a legacy we all can see today
Talk of Thames discusses the history of London's weekday ITV from 1968 to 1992.
Transdiffusion would like to offer our most grateful thanks to Geoffrey Lugg of Thames Television for his assistance through the years and for much of the material and information on this site.
www.transdiffusion.org /tmc/thames   (120 words)

 Bentelevision Website Relaunch - 15th June 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The event also sees the launch of BEN Television Media Institute in association with many other leading NGOs, Businesses and Entrepreneurs to build a solid and sustainable BME and SME in the UK.
Born on September 27th, 1953, in London of Jamaican parents, Abbott was educated at Harrow County Girls' Grammar School and Newnham College, Cambridge, with an MA in History.
A journalist by profession, she worked as an administrative trainee with the Home Office; Race Relations Officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties; A reporter with TV AM and Thames Television; Public Relations Officer with the GLC and Head of Lambeth Council's Press Office.
www.bentelevision.com   (1343 words)

 sociology - ITV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The original 'ITV' channel has now been rebranded as ITV1 by ITV plc (the operator of the "Channel 3" franchises in England and Wales).
These changes led to industrial unrest in the ITV companies, culminating strike action as the new companies came on air and the replacement, for most of August 1968, of the regional network with an ITV Emergency National Service run by management.
The new nationwide breakfast television service was awarded to TV-am with a provisional start date of May 1983
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/ITV   (2914 words)

 CNN - Cold War: About the Series
Throughout his career, Isaacs has produced award-winning programming for Granada Television, the BBC and Thames Television.
Isaacs is governor of the British Film Institute and a fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
From 1981-1987, Isaacs was the founding chief executive of Channel Four Television, and he was director of programs for Thames Television from 1974-1978.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/guides/about.series/bios/isaacs.html   (183 words)

 Digital Spy Forums - Bringback Thames Television back to ITV
She was almost directly responsible for bringing down Thames after they made a programme she took a disliking to.
Thames TV is now owned by RTL (as is five) so in a small way we still have have Thames TV via five.
Carlton nearly took over Thames in the mid 80s but a new Executive to Thames under the name of Richard Dunn cried to the IBA that this shouldnt be allowed and the merger was pulled off nearly at the last minute.
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 Action TV Online Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The swinging sixties had come to a close, the singles charts were at their most progressive, and fashions were...
It was during this period that Thames Television unveiled a new adventure series for children - Ace Of Wands.
Part of Kaleidoscope - The Classic Television Organisation, a voluntary, non profit-making group founded in 1988 and devoted to the appreciation and research of vintage television in all its forms.
www.action-tv.org.uk /links.htm   (1812 words)

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Television: "Judgement at Nuremberg" by Abby Mann (Playhouse 90, CBS Television Network, Apr. 16, 1959): Correspondence
Television: "Judgement at Nuremberg" by Abby Mann (Playhouse 90, CBS Television Network, Apr. 16, 1959): Draft Script and Correspondence (June 16, 1958)
Television: "Judgement at Nuremberg" by Abby Mann (Playhouse 90, CBS Television Network, Apr. 16, 1959): Draft Script and Notes
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