FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
The 8.30pm Channel 4 junction.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME GRAPHIC: a rare example of “movement” in these graphics from this era.
Salute to ATV coming up after the break. The announcer didn’t quite finish her script in time for the local opt-out for the commercial break (the ads were inserted by the regional ITV company back then).
Our recording doesn’t include the first few seconds of this link unfortunately.
[00:00:00] PROGRAMME PROMOTION: a preview of some programmes coming up on New Year’s Day:
9pm The Giftie.
10pm John Sessions.
11pm Sass and Brass.
12.10am Film: The Night of the Generals.
The trail features Channel 4’s Christmas trail graphics.
[00:01:06] IDENT: one of the Channel 4 idents is used to link into A Salute to ATV – a celebration of some of the best of the programmes produced by ATV. The first programme is The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine.
[00:01:28] PRE-PROGRAMME IDENT: the iconic ATV logo.
[00:01:40] PROGRAMME: the opening titles for The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine. The animation is reminiscent of the sequences often featured in Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
RELATED ARTICLE: you can view the junction that followed this one here.
PICTURED: The Marty Feldman COmedy Machine opening titles. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.