ITV Granada Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Compiled by
Camenati

Editions by
RSX-798 and Michael Kenchington

Background

This is the production banner of Granada Television.



1st Logo (1956-1968)

Logo: A still version of the 1956 ident with "PRESENTS" replaced with "PRODUCTION".

Variants:

  • Like the ident:
    • An inverted version exists.
    • A variant has "TRAVELLING EYE" above "PRODUCTION".
  • On From the North, a man has the logo tattooed on his back.
  • On Coronation Street, a copyright stamp is seen underneath "PRODUCTION".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extremely rare.

  • It can be seen on episodes of Coronation Street from the 1960s, although some episodes are plastered by the “Granada Production” logo or the Granada Television International logo.
  • It was also seen on episodes of The Army Game, World in Action, and other programmes made by Granada around this time.
  • The inverted versions can be seen on Mr. Rose, Spindoe, and on the Camera in Action episode, “Prospect of Whitby”.
  • The “From round the Globe” variant was seen on The World Tonight episode, “The Lunatic Olympics.”
  • And the jester and tattoo variants were seen on the programme From the North which aired on Channel 4 in 1985.
  • The “Travelling Eye” variant was, so far, seen on two programmes titled Blues and Gospel Train and the documentary, A Hill, Some Sheep and a Living.

2nd Logo (1959-1964)

Logo: Same as the 1959 ident but with "presents" replaced with "production".

Variant: A darker shaded variant exists.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Near extinction.

  • Like the 2nd logo, it was also seen on Coronation Street episodes from the 1960s, but some episodes are plastered.
  • It also appeared on episodes of The Army Game, the spin-off series Bootsie and Snudge, and on the On Trial episode, “Sir Roger Casement”.
  • BFI Player's prints have this logo intact on said programme.

3rd Logo (1965)

Logo: On a black background, the arrow from the 1st logo is within a white tube box. Underneath it is the "GRANADA" text, again from the 1st logo, without boxes, a thin line, and "PRODUCTION".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability:

  • So far, it was seen on The World Tonight: The Luncatic Olympics.
  • Streaming sites such as BFI Player has this logo intact.

4th Logo (1968-1969)

Logo: Same as the 1968 logo.

Technique: None.

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

Availability: Seen at the end of Granada programmes from the era.

5th Logo (1969-1990)

Logo: Same as the 1969 ident.

Variants:

  • It originally appeared in black and white.
  • From 1969 to late 1985, the words "Colour Production" appear underneath the Granada symbol.
  • On international programmes, a "GRANADA TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL" caption is shown. Both colorized and black and white variants of this version exist.
    • On Battle for the Falklands, the logo is seen within an outlined box and is grouped with the ITN logo. Both logos are divided by a vertical thin line.
  • For programmes that the company produced for Channel 4 the text appears in a different font reading "A GRANADA TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL FOUR" and only the Granada Arrow is seen.
  • On Crossing to Freedom, the "G" symbol is orange, the background is black, and the text now reads "A GRANADA PRODUCTION in Association With".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Uncommon.

6th Logo (1989-1990)

Logo: On a blue-dark blue background, the 3D gold "G" symbol is above "A GRANADA PRESENTATION".

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the 1989 ITV logo is shown underneath the logo on networked programmes.
  • On Picture Box, the logo appears within the 1989 Childsplay Productions logo.
  • On BBC shows, it lacks the G symbol, leaving the background and text intact.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extremely rare, due to its short lifespan.

  • It was seen on Saturday Night at the Movies, series 1 of Jeeves and Wooster, Coronation Street and The Krypton Factor, among many others.
  • Current prints of series 1 of Jeeves and Wooster have it plastered by the 2009-2013 ITV Studios Global Entertainment logo.
  • Also seen on Sherlock Holmes episodes from that era. Later prints plaster it with either the 2001-2004 Granada G Without Arrow logo or the 2009-2013 ITV Studios Global Entertainment logo.

7th Logo (June 4, 1990-January 1, 1995)

Logo: A still version of the 1990 ident with the text now reading "A GRANADA PRODUCTION".

Variants:

  • Starting in 1992, the background and logo has more shading.
  • Variations exist also with the text "A GRANADA PRODUCTION" and "A GRANADA PRESENTATION" and "A GRANADA INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION".
  • Sometimes, the ITV logo is blue which appears below for networked programmes.
  • On programmes that Granada produced for Channel 4, the logo appears with the words A GRANADA PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL FOUR appearing below.
  • An Olympics variant exists, showing the "G" symbol against stylized flames composed of red and blue colors. Appearing above "A GRANADA PRESENTATION" is the text "SUPPORTING THE BRITISH OLYMPIC AID".
  • On Remote Control, the logo is paired with the Action Time logo, appearing to the right of said logo.
  • On What the Papers Say, the logo appears with the 1988 BBC logo.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Rare.

  • Can be seen on numerous TV shows from the era.
  • The international version was seen on some Maigret episodes.
  • The presentation variant was seen on a 1992 airing of A Woman Named Jackie.
  • The 1990 version is retained on the 2005 DVD release of Jeeves and Wooster: The Complete Collection, with it retained at the end of the show's second to fourth seasons.
  • It was also seen on Sherlock Holmes episodes from that era, though newer prints plaster it with either the 2001-2004 Granada G Without Arrow logo or the 2009-2013 ITV Studios Global Entertainment logo.

8th Logo (January 2, 1995-2001)

Logo: Like the previous logo, it is a still version of its respective 1995 ident and has the text reworded to read "A GRANADA PRODUCTION".

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the text was reworded to read "A GRANADA PRESENTATION", "GRANADA TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL", "A GRANADA PRODUCTION FOR ITV" with the 1989 ITV logo on networked programmes until October 4, 1998, or "A GRANADA PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL FOUR" for programmes that Granada produced for Channel 4.
  • From late 1997 until 1998, the ITV URL reading "www.itv.co.uk" sometimes also appears at the bottom of the screen as well.
  • For shows that Granada produced for BBC the text reads "A GRANADA TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR BBC" with the 1988 or 1997 BBC logos with the copyright disclaimer appears underneath.
  • On The Royle Family, there was a black background with only the blue stripe with arrow, with the 1997 BBC logo below.
    • On early episodes of the latter, its uses the normal background.
  • For programmes distributed by Granada Sky Broadcasting (now known as ITV Digital Studios LTD), it says "A Granada Television Production on (Granada's print logo) Granada Sky Broadcasting". This version also has the northern lights BG switched to a purple/pink BG.
  • On The Warm Up Man, the blue and purple abstract background has the iron background from the 1993 LWT Productions logo with the LWTP logo being seen below and the text underneath reads "A GRANADA/LWTP CO-PRODUCTION".
  • On N V S, the merged background remains the same but the Granada symbol appears next to the 1996 LWT logo and the text underneath now reads "A GRANADA/LWT PRODUCTION".
  • On early episodes of Night and Day, the text now reads "A GRANADA PRODUCTION FOR LWT" with the 1996 LWT logo.
  • A 16:9 version exists on early widescreen shows.
  • A squished version also exists as well which was seen on a December 24, 2022 airing of S4E1+2 of In Suspicious Circumstances on Talking Pictures TV, plastering the 1992 version of the 7th logo.
  • On 2000 and 2001 episodes of Science in Focus, only the text is present while positioned on the left and it's seen with the Channel 4 "Squares" logo.
  • On Do I Not Know That, the logo appears with the words "A GRANADA PRODUCTION FOR" with both the ITV Sport Channel logo and copyright notice reading "(C) ITV Sport Channel MMI" appearing below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability:

  • Appears on shows from the time until 2001, such as Essex Boys, Sooty & Co. and Coronation Street, among others.
  • It also plasters the 1992 version of the 7th logo on a December 24, 2022 airing of S4E1+2 of In Suspicious Circumstances on Talking Pictures TV as well.
  • It was also seen on CITV Awards 1997 as well.

9th Logo (2001-October 31, 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 Granada "G-Arrow" symbol, and the square has the white G-Arrow logo inside with the text reads "A Granada Television Production".

Variants:

  • On Henry VIII, underneath the Granada Arrow square the text reads "Granada/WGBH Boston in association with Powercorp".
  • On Doctor Zhivago, the text reads "Granada/Evision/WGBH Boston".
  • On the UK version of Russian Roulette, the Granada Arrow square appears next to the Sony Pictures Television International logo and the text below changes to "A Sony Pictures Television International/Granada Television Production".
  • There was an in-credit logo with only the Granada Arrow square remained.
  • On Tonight: Major Fraud, the Granada Arrow square is next to the Celador logo and the text underneath now reads "A Granada Television/Celador Co-Production".
  • On the TV movie Watermelon, the text remains the same but underneath "Production" is the text "In association with Accomplice Television and TV3 Ireland with their own logos underneath the "GRANADA" word.
  • For programmes that they produced for Channel 4, the 1999-2004 Channel 4 logo is seen alongside the Granada Television logo.
  • On Prime Suspect, the text "A Granada Television Productions" is now in a different font and additional text is added reading "A co-production of Granada Television and WGBH Boston" with the copyright disclaimer below the Granada logo.
  • On the TV movie Lie with Me, the text now reads "A Granada Production" and appears in a different font and without the "GRANADA" word.
  • A split screen version of this logo exists.
  • There is a version where the logo is in 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • This background may be stretched or zoomed on some shows, movies and documentaries.

Technique: None.

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

Availability: Appears as a production banner on content produced by Granada Television themselves. This does not appear on any content produced by their then-parent company Granada plc, which used their corporate logo.

  • The normal version appeared on shows that were produced by this company until 2004 such as The Forsyte Saga, Coronation Street, and the first season of Blue Murder, among others.
  • Other shows and TV movies such as the UK version of Russian Roulette Doctor Zhivago (2002) and Henry VIII (2003), had it with the co-production byline.