To support the Transmission information we present at this website, Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified) presents a brief guide to the ITV network as it stood between July 1968 and 1974. Some broadcasters, such as Thames Television, did not originally carry the series at all, but are included to present a full picture of British regional broadcasting. Details of the regional franchise holders can be found beneath the UK map.

 

Grampian Television
Area Served:
North East Scotland
Base:
Aberdeen
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 30th September 1961
Ceased Broadcasting:
merged with Scottish Television and rebranded as STV North on Tuesday 30th May 2006
Scottish Television
Area Served:
Central Scotland
Base:
Glasgow
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 1st August 1957
Ceased Broadcasting:
merged with Grampian Television and rebranded as STV on Tuesday 30th May 2006
Border Television
Areas Served:
English-Scottish Borders and the Isle of Man
Base:
Carlisle
Commenced Broadcasting:
Friday 1st September 1961
Ceased Broadcasting:
became ITV Tyne Tees and Border in 2006
Ulster Television
Area Served:
Northern Ireland
Base:
Belfast
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 31st October 1959
Still in Operation as UTV
Tyne Tees Television
Area Served:
North East England and North Yorkshire
Base:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Commenced Broadcasting:
Thursday 15th January 1959
Ceased Broadcasting:
became part of ITV1 on Sunday 27th October 2002
Replaced by: ITV1 National Service
Yorkshire Television
Area Served:
Yorkshire
Base:
Leeds
Commenced Broadcasting:
Monday 29th July 1968
Ceased Broadcasting:
became part of ITV1 on Sunday 27th October 2002
Replaced by: ITV1 National Service
Granada Television
Area Served:
Lancashire
Base:
Manchester
Commenced Broadcasting:
Thursday 3rd May 1956
Ceased Broadcasting:
Sunday 28th July 1968 (Yorkshire); November 2008
Replaced by: Yorkshire Television (Yorkshire area) and ITV North West

ATV
Area Served:
Midlands
Base:
Birmingham
Commenced Broadcasting:
Friday 17th February 1956
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 31st December 1981
Replaced by: Central Television

Anglia Television
Area Served:
East Anglia
Base:
Norwich
Commenced Broadcasting:
Tuesday 27th October 1959
Ceased Broadcasting:
became part of ITV1 on Sunday 27th October 2002
Replaced by: ITV1 National Service

Harlech (HTV)
Areas Served:
Wales & West of England
Bases:
Bristol & Cardiff
Commenced Broadcasting:
Monday 20th May 1968
Ceased Broadcasting:
became part of ITV1 on Sunday 27th October 2002
Replaced by: ITV1 National Service
Thames Television
Area Served:
London and surrounding counties (Weekdays only)
Base:
London
Commenced Broadcasting:
Tuesday 30th July 1968
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 31st December 1992
Replaced by:
Carlton Television

London Weekend Television
Area Served:
London and surrounding counties (Weekends only)
Base:
London
Commenced Broadcasting:
Friday 2nd August 1968
Ceased Broadcasting:
became part of ITV1 on Sunday 27th October 2002
Replaced by: ITV1 National Service

Southern Television
Area Served:
South of England
Bases:
Southampton & Dover
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 30th August 1958
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 31st December 1981
Replaced by: Television South (TVS)
Westward Television
Area Served:
South West of England
Base:
Plymouth
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 29th April 1961
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 31st December 1981
Replaced by: TSW
Channel Television
Area Served:
Channel Islands (Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey)
Base:
St. Helier, Jersey
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 1st September 1962
Still in Operation

Section researched and compiled by Simon Coward and Alan Hayes
Map adapted from public domain graphic at Wikipedia

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