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Granada TV title card (1970s, 1980s)

Contributed by Robert Pariseau on Jul 26th, 2015. Artwork published in
circa 1980
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    Granada TV title card (1970s, 1980s)
    Source: http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk TV Ark. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Like your favorite long-running series, production companies and studios have their own title cards and thus their own evolutionary process. Granada is no exception. For example, fans of Coronation Street in the 1970s and 1980s will instantly recognize this iconic simple white-on-blue title card. But they might also have seen it as a “teaser,” or something that appeared before the opening sequence … with or without the “Colour Production” byline on this card. The stylized “G” with the upward-pointing Mars arrow has changed very little over the decades. It remains a much-revered symbol in Corrie circles. TV Ark’s collection of classic endboards includes a number of other variations.

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    1. Edward f says:
      Nov 4th, 2019  7:49 pm

      I think this title card was current from late 1969 to 1986/87, when it was slightly updated. The slide in black and white had been introduced the previous year, with just the name “Granada” above the G logo. So really, this is a 60s design that carried on into the 80s, rather than a 1980s design. It was looking pretty creaky by 1980– and wasn’t all that exciting by the standards of its fellow large ITV stations even when it was introduced.

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