From Young at Heart to Supergran, Tyne Tees transmitted fun and launched stars.Pride of the North-East, Tyne Tees Television Tyne Tees Television is the ITV television contractor for North East England. Conforming with the branding of its fellow broadcasters within ITV plc, the station is also known as ITV Tyne Tees. , produced many popular programmes after making its debut in 1959.
Teen show Young at Heart arrived in 1960, with hosts Jimmy Savile and Valerie Masters joined regularly by star guests and pop acts for chat and music. Later Jimmy went on to front Top Of The Pops and became a national star.
The One O'Clock Show
One of TTTV's first programmes, this featured a mix of music, conversation and variety acts.
Terry O'Neil and singer George Romaine hosted the show which spring-boarded the careers of many famous faces, including Jack Haig, who went on to star in `Allo `Allo, and Bill Maynard, who was in ITV's drama series, Heartbeat.
On arriving in 1978, this TTTV TTTV Tyne-Tees Television (UK) production sparked a trend for confrontational-style discussion shows.
Presented by Chris Kelly, who went on the host BBC BBC
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Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. 2's Food & Drink, the programme was a mix of debate, music and celebrities.
Chris also fronted Granada series Anything You Can Do in 1979, a talent contest for children's teams from ITV's 14 areas.
This kids' favourite from TTTV saw Granny Smith (Gudrun Ure) fight the villainous Scunner Campbell and ride through the air on a two-wheel, multi-winged Flycycle.
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Sunday Night at the London Palladium Sunday Night at the London Palladium was a British television variety show made by ATV for the ITV network, originally running from 1955 to 1967, with a brief revival in 1973 and 1974. The London Palladium is an actual theatre in London's West End. was one of the early shows broadcast on ITV in 1955.
Bruce Forsyth, Don Arrol and Jimmy Tarbuck were just some of the presenters who encouraged the audience to win prizes by carrying out odd tasks ( such as catching tennis balls in a butterfly net.
It catapulted Bruce Forsyth ( renowned for his catchphrase `I'm in charge' ( to stardom during its run between 1955 and 1967.
Still going strong, Granada's Coronation Street has earned its place in history as Britain's longest-running soap opera.
First shown on ITV in December 1960, its storylines centred around ordinary, working-class people, placed in believable situations.
Corrie lovers will remember the hairnet-wearing Ena Sharples (Violet Carson) cutting a swathe through the Rover's Return, and feisty Elsie Tanner (Pat Phoenix).
Arthur Lowe, most famous for playing Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army, was also a regular in the Sixties, playing shop owner Leonard Swindley, and early editions of the show were broadcast live.