625 - Andrew Wiseman's Television Room

On the web since 1996
Updated: Th 1-Mar-18

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This time last year, the Flash-free Files was launched, linking to re-creations of old TV logos, clocks and test cards. Today Granada's first ever idents have been added, including the short-lived, animated one where the arrow prods the "N" and makes it bounce!

Granada's first animated ident (3.5K)

As always, the graphics were created by Dave Jeffery, who still produces telly stuff. Check out his latest work on his YouTube channel, modestly titled: Stupid Rubbish.

And also today, this homepage has finally been re-worked to make it better to view on the smaller screens of mobile phones. Hope you like it!

The Carltonisation of ITV

The story of the disappearance of Central and Westcountry, swept away by the Carlton branding machine.

The Consolidation of ITV

The story of the disappearance of LWT, HTV and the regional announcers, despite assurances from the Government that ITV's regional identities were safe in their hands.

The Unification of ITV

The story of how Carlton and Grampian disappeared along with hours of regional programming.

Digital TV - Beyond the Hype

Digital TV - Beyond the Hype

A FAQ on digital TV from 1999 when it was a new thing! A time when you could plug a set-top box into your TV and get Sky One on subscription with no dish, no cable or internet required.

DOG Watch

DOG Watch!

From 2003, the annoyance of colourful, sometimes animated, permanent on-screen logos or "DOGs" that most channels have nowadays.

TV Logos

TV Logos Index
Revised  Th 1-Mar-18

TV Station logos from yesteryear, featuring Dave Jeffery's Flash Files and now with Flash-free animated Granada idents.

Public Information Films

Public Information Films Index

Memories of "Charley Says", Joe & Petunia and more. There are films available to download and transcripts too.

Channel 5

Channel 5

Channel 5, Britain's newest and last terrestrial analogue TV network, was launched on Easter Sunday 1997 by The Spice Girls. This is an FAQ on the station from 1999.

Programme Delivery Control Explained

Programme Delivery Control

Everything you always ever wanted to know about PDC, the amazing invention which enabled you to set a timer to record a programme and it would still work, even if the programme was delayed. An FAQ from 2003 when analogue TV was still a thing.

Celebrity Swears

Celebrity Swears

TV favourite Zippy from Rainbow lets rip with a 4-letter word in the name of entertainment. Yes it's really Zippy. Don't believe it? See for yourself!

TV Themes

TV Themes

Trying to get hold of an old TV theme? Here are the track listings from the TV Sets collection and This is the Return of Cult Fiction, which includes White Horses, judged to be the best tv theme ever!

Invasion of the Web Snatchers (4K)

Web Snatcher!

In 1996, Dave Van Staveren created a web site that turned out to consist almost entirely of other people's web pages. The other people weren't happy - especially when Dave accused them of copying from him! That December he visited the BBC and apologised for his actions. But that wasn't the end of the story...

Fifteen To One

Fifteen to One

Find out how you go about inventing a popular quiz show and what it's like to appear on one.


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