ITV Border Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Compiled by
Camenati

Editions by
Michael Kenchington

Background

This is the production company of ITV Border, formerly Border Productions.

1st Logo (1961-September 1, 1971)

Logo: Same as the 1961 ident.

Variant: Sometimes, the text says "A Border Television Network Production" below the logo.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extinct. Many early Border programmes, like most other ITV franchises, were wiped out, and are rather obscure compared to the bigger names.

2nd Logo (September 1, 1971-September 1, 1989)

Logo: Same as the 1970 ident. Usually, a copyright notice is added underneath.

Variants:

  • A network production variant exists.
  • On A Tale of Two Dales, the NRK logo appears below the Border Television logo.
  • On The Living Wall, a co-production variant with Tyne Tees Television exists. The Border Television logo is also gold.
  • An extremely rare co-production variant exists where the logo is paired with six other ITV franchise logos on a blue background. Border's logo appears on the bottom right.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Ultra rare, possibly extinct.

  • Border Television has a low output of original programming which are hard to find outside of original TV airings.
  • It can be seen on Groovy Fellers, A Tale of Two Dales, and later episodes of Get Fresh.
  • Early episodes of the latter uses the HTV logo.

3rd Logo (September 1, 1989-September 1994)

Logo: On a blue background, the 1989 bowl symbol is displayed over the text "A BORDER PRODUCTION" and a copyright notice on the bottom.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the logo has the 1989 ITV logo appear underneath.
  • On Scottish Eye, the logo appears on a white background and is paired with the Red Herring Producitons logo.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: The standard logo's appearance is unknown, but the variant can be found on Scottish Eye.

4th Logo (September 1994-November 7, 1999)

Logo: It is a still version of the 1995 variant of the 1994 ident with the text reading "A BORDER PRODUCTION", "A BORDER PRESENTATION", or "A BORDER PROGRAMME".

Variants:

  • In its early days, the logo is on a rocky background.
  • On some networked programmes, the 1989 ITV logo is shown underneath. This lasted until October 4, 1998.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Unknown.

5th Logo (November 8, 1999-2001)

Logo: It's a still version of the 1999 ident, but except, the yellow text is added, reading "A" and "PRODUCTION" below the logo.

Variant: When ITV was changed to ITV1 in 2001, the text now appears below directly reading "A BORDER PRODUCTION".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extinct. Appears on most Border shows of the time, like Lookaround.

6th Logo (2001-2004)

Logo: We see the same Granada purple end card with the corporate logo used by all other Granada-owned regions, however, the shadow copies are of the Border "Chopsticks in a Bowl" symbol, and the square has the white Border "Chopsticks in a Bowl" logo inside with the text reads "A Border Television Production".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the ending theme to the show.

Availability: Extinct.

  • It appears on programmes by Border such as Lookaround and others until 2004.
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