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YORKSHIRE TELEVISION : 1956-1968
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Yorkshire Television 1956

Yorkshire Television began weekday transmissions on May 5th, 1956 from the transmitters at Emley Moor and Scarborough. Weekend coverage was provided by ABC. Here is Yorkshire's first ident.

Yorkshire Television 1956

Yorkshire's original on-screen clock cleverly incorporated into the station's logo.

Yorkshire Television 1956

One of Yorkshire's first programmes was "Calendar Countdown", a words-and-numbers game show presented by Robert Robinson as part of the local evening news programme. The format was sold to French television where it appeared as "Les Chiffres et des Lettres".

Yorkshire Television 1963

Yorkshire Television's APFS slide as seen in 1958.

Yorkshire Television 1963

Emmerdale Farm began in 1963, but was not shown across the network until the 1970s. Here is a "coming next" slide for the very first episode..

Yorkshire Television 1964

Yorkshire Television updated its on-screen look in 1964 following the franchise rounds of that year. The original jingle continued to be used. The ident, pictured here was animated with the chevron zooming in. The previous jingle continued to be used, a jingle which, despite being played in a variety of different keys, became as familiar an icon as the chevron itself.

Yorkshire Television 1964

The "Picasso" tuning signal for Yorkshire Television.

Yorkshire Television 1964

Yorkshire's second on-screen clock. This remained in use until mid-1968.

Yorkshire Television 1964

This endcap was introduced in 1964 alongside the updated ident.

Yorkshire Television 1964

An alternative production slide without the box. This version was introduced some time in 1967 and was used alongside the earlier version. Some programmes used this slide as a frontcap, albeit with a shortened version of the jingle.

LAST UPDATE: 5th October 2002

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