Granada News

Granada Tonight - 2001

Granada Tonight was Granada's main evening news programme, until it was replaced in October 2001. I tend to think theses titles have a distinct American feel to them.

Granada Tonight Headlines - 2001

The Headline sequence for Granada Tonight in 2001.

Granada Tonight Break - 2001

Into a break on Granada Tonight in 2001, with a reminder of what's still to come.

Granada Tonight Break End - 2001

Welcome back to Granada Tonight, 2001 style.

Granada Tonight End - 2001

The long end credits to Granada Tonight, from the 2001 look.

Granada News End - 2001

The end titles to a short News Bulletin from Granada in 2001.

Granada Reports - 2001

In October 2001, Granada decided to rebrand their news. The flagship programme reverted to a name which had been used many years earlier; Granada Reports, and with it came this new title sequence.

Granada Reports Coming Up - 2001

Still to come on the programme in late 2001...

Granada Reports - 2001

The sting used in the programme, in the late 2001 Granada Reports look.

Granada Reports Credits - 2001

Finally the closing credits to Granada Reports in 2001.... complete with Granada Endcap of that era.

Granada Reports Weekly - 2001

A weekly roundup of all the regions stories in 2001... and just to add some variety, this time the graphics are blue!!

Granada Reports Weekly Break - 2001

The break bumper for Granada Reports Weekly in 2001.

Granada Reports Weekly Return - 2001

Welcome back to Granada Reports Weekly in 2001! And looking very similar, it's the bumper from the other side of the break.

Granada News - 2002

The short bulletin titles from Granada's 'yellow' era, as first introduced in 2001. Shown here from an October 2002 bulletin, presented by Maria Gearing.

Granada News End - 2001

The accompanying short bulletin closing credits from late 2001.

Granada Election - 2001

Some really exciting (!) titles to a special Election News programme from Granada in 2001.

Granada Reports - 2003

Late Summer 2003 saw another new look for Granada's News Output, whilst still keeping the same basic theme. Here we have the new Granada Reports sequence, complete with titles, headlines, and a dodgy switch out of widescreen at the beginning. This was to be Granada's last local look, with the corporate ITV plc rebrand coming along the following year.

Granada Reports End - 2003

The 2003 end titles for Grananda Reports.

Granada Reports - 2004

As with all the new ITV plc regions, Granada adopted the new look, as well as making a few minor changes to the studio in 2004. Here are the opening titles from the first programme, and what better way to kick off a new look than with a technical fault; first we have 10 seconds of the LNN transmission testcard.

Granada Reports End - 2004

The Ending to the ITV plc-icised Granada Reports in 2004.

Granada New Look Report - 2004

A long clip here containing the report from Granada about the ITV plc merger, and a bit of background on the new look news. It features some brief snippets of the other regions, as well as explaining what the merger actually means to viewers, at least in PR terms.

ITV Granada Reports - 2006

In a good display of the same co-ordination that was seen in the last relaunch of the news (which coincided with the formation of ITV plc), the sets for all the regional ITV Newsrooms across the country were tweaked once more (mostly lighting changes to make it more teal), as well as some lovely new titles being introduced, all for the network rebrand in January 2006. They still feature local imagery as before, however now an additional piece of the instrumental music is heard. This clip stems from Granada's news, and note the appearance of 'ITV' in all the region's titles now.

Granada News - 2009

An evolution of the previous teal set of titles rather than a complete redesign for Granada Reports/News introduced in 2007 and designed to accommodate the move to widescreen news for the ITV regions.

ITV Granada News - 1/12/2009

A little later than the main news as part of the staggered rebrand from Teal to Yellow in the regions. On December 1st the new look arrived in the North West, just in time for the last day of analogue broadcasting in the region. The first appearances were once again during GMTV, with the afternoon bulletin showing the fairly familiar by now set of yellow titles.

ITV Granada Reports (Promo) - 1/12/2009

Nearly 6pm, and a peek at the new look leading into the advert break again.

ITV Granada Reports - 1/12/2009

6pm, and the first main edition of Granada Reports went to air, complete with the same scenes now mixed into the yellow titles.

ITV Granada Reports (Sting) - 1/12/2009

A short sting from inside the programme, with awesome quality!!!one 3D text effects.

ITV Granada Reports (Sting) - 1/12/2009

Still to come in the new look programme...

ITV Granada Reports (Weather) - 1/12/2009

And finally, onto the new look weather for Granada.

Granada News - 2017

Granada Reports ditched the yellow rebrand alongside the complete ITV rebrand in January 2013, and took on a similar smartened look to the rest of the ITV News programmes. Shots of the region are now interspersed with geo co-ordinates of various North West locations.

ITV News (Northern Rail Special) - 2018

Special continuity and regional news titles as Granada, Yorkshire and Border join together for a regional news special on the Northern Rail problems. Aired on June 11th 2018, with Tony Morris and Christine Talbot reporting live from Preston train station.



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