Columbia TriStar Central Productions (UK)

From Audio Visual Identity Database

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Logophile and RSX-798


Columbia TriStar Central Productions was a joint-venture between Columbia TriStar International Television and Central Independent Television. Carlton Television would take Central's place a little later.

(January 6, 1995-August 27, 1998)

Nicknames: "CTCP", "The CTCP Ellipse"

Logo: On a gray background is a black ellipse with "cTCp" inside. The "c" is orange, overlapping the tall purple "T". Next to it is a green "C" with a blue "p" in its opening. Below it is the text "Columbia TriStar Central Productions" in a black Arial font. Below the ellipse is a black and blue gradient shadow.


  • On Married for Life, the entire text is replaced by a copyright disclaimer reading "©Columbia TriStar CARLTON UK Productions" with "CARLTON" in the form of its logo.
  • On the seventh and final series of The Upper Hand, the logo takes place on a gray marble background that was used for the 1995 Carlton and 1988 Central endcaps, and the text from before is used. The shadow is also transparent.
  • On Loved by You, the logo takes place on a purple gradient background, which was used for the standard Carlton endcaps from 1996. Once again, the text was replaced by "©Columbia TriStar CARLTON Productions", with "CARLTON" in the form of its logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on the sixth and seventh series of The Upper Hand, Married for Life, the British remake of Married... with Children and Loved by You, the British remake of Mad About You.

Editor's Note: None.

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