FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: TC1

The pre-programme ident and closing production caption for Curry and Chips – the first LWT sitcom to be produced entirely in colour.

VIDEO: LWT pre-programme ident and production graphic. TX DATE: 1969. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc. VREF: 25946-01.

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[00:00:00] PROGRAMME: the pre-programme ident and production graphic from a 1969 episode of Curry and Chips, the controversial LWT sitcom by Johnny Speight.

The ident and production graphics also came in orange and blue versions. The colour production graphic didn’t always include the ‘A Colour Production’ text.

Speight claimed one of the aims of the show was to highlight discrimination. Unfortunately, the Independent Television Authority and many viewers disagreed, finding the show to be racist. It was cancelled after only six episodes.

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PICTURED: LWT pre-programme ident. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.

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