ITV Tyne Tees Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Compiled by
Camenati

Editions by
Michael Kenchington

Background

This is the production arm of ITV Tyne Tees, formerly Tyne Tees Productions.


Tyne Tees Productions


ITV Tyne Tees Productions

Contents

(2004-2005)  
(2004-2005)

Tyne Tees Productions

1st Logo (January 15, 1959-1964)

Logo: The three "T"'s from the 1959 ident are shown underneath "A Tyne Tees Television" and "PRODUCTION" respectively.

Variants:

  • A superimposed variant exists. The background may fade to black.
  • On news programmes, "NEWS" replaces "TELEVISION".
  • An outside broadcast variant exists, consisting of said words next to the "T"'s symbol and the top and bottom text in an arc.
  • On A Matter of Degrees, the logo zooms in.
  • On Solemn High Midnight Mass from Ushaw College, the bottom text now reads "OUTSIDE BROADCAST PRESENTATION".
  • on Your Heritage, "FEATURE PRODUCTION" appears on the bottom.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extinct as lot of these programmes have been wiped out. It appeared on Your Heritage, Rocket Rescue, Rehearsal Room, among others.

2nd Logo (1964-July 16, 1970)

Logo: The "T"'s, now thicker, are within a outlined tube shape. "A" and "PRODUCTION" appears above and underneath the logo. Additionally, the channel name may appear instead underneath.

Variants:

  • A superimposed variant exists.
  • On Face the Press, the logo is inverted and filled in. It is also within another outlined tube shape, contining the words "TYNE TEES" and "TELEVISION" wrapped over and underneath the logo.
  • In the logo's later years, it is on a blue background.
  • On Turn-up for Tony, the text "INDEPENDENT TELEVISION FOR THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND" is added underneath the channel name.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Near extinction.

  • It appeared on A Kind of Heaven , Turn-up for Tony, We are Responsible by Law (for the later variant), among others.
  • The logo briefly appeared on the ITV Tyne Tees’ 60th Anniversary programme.

3rd Logo (July 17, 1970-September 4, 1988)

Logo: A still version of the 1970 ident with no modifications whatsoever and "COLOUR" was shifted up.

Variants:

  • Starting in 1975, a copyright stamp below, reading "© Trident Television Ltd. [YEAR]", added underneath.
  • Following the 1982 split, the copyright now reads "© Tyne Tees Television Ltd. [YEAR]".
  • Sometimes, "COLOUR" is removed. In some cases, the copyright notice is also omitted.
  • On Meanwhile Back in Sunderland, the logo is white on a red background.
  • On The Amazing World of Kreskin, the logo is white on a dark blue background.
  • On Farming Outlook, the logo is on a green background.
  • Programmes co-produced with Channel 4 shrinks the Tyne Tees symbol to allow room for the following text to display:
A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRODUCTION
FOR CHANNEL FOUR
  • On The Mind of David Berglas, the logo is paired with the 1982 Channel 4 logo with a white slash separating the two. Underneath them is text reading "A TYNE TEES PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL FOUR".
  • A Border Television co-production variant has the Tyne Tees logo on the left. Underneath both logos is "co-production".
  • An extremely rare co-production variant exists where the logo is paired with six other ITV franchise logos on a blue background. Tyne Tees' logo appears on the top of the screen and is the largest amongst the other logos.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability:

  • Seen on Tyne Tees programmes like The Unknown Genius, Northern Life, Crosswits, Supergran and the first series of Chain Letters, among others.
  • It should appear on the Network DVD of Nobody's House.

4th Logo (September 5, 1988-April 1991)

Logo: Like before, it is a still version of its respective 1988 ident but with a copyright stamp underneath.

Variant: Starting on September 1, 1989, the Tyne Tees logo is blue gradient with a less detailed drop shadow, and the text now reads "A TYNE TEES PRODUCTION FOR" with the 1989 ITV logo and a copyright notice appearing below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Rare.

  • Seen on Tyne Tees programmes such as Northern Life and Chain Letters, among others.
  • It was also seen on Gilbert's Fridge.

5th Logo (February 1991-October 4, 1992)

Logo: On a red-green-blue gradient background, the 1991 Tyne Tees logo is shown above the text "A TYNE TEES PRODUCTION FOR" with the 1989 ITV logo and copyright notice both appearing below.

Variants:

  • From February to December 1991, the logo is on a spotlight background.
  • From January to May 1992, it was on a red-green-blue gradient background.
  • From May to October 4, 1992 it was on a light blue gradient background, like the network IDs of that time. The text on the latter is also blue.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extinct.

  • It was seen on Northern Life and Crosswits episodes from this period, among others.

6th Logo (October 5, 1992-September 2, 1996)

Logo: A still version of the 1992 ident with the text below reading "A TYNE TEES PRODUCTION" in white.

Variants:

  • The text may be reworded to read "A TYNE TEES PROGRAMME" or "A TYNE TEES PRESENTATION" below the logo.
  • The 1989 ITV logo also appears below on networked programmes, sometimes with a copyright notice also appearing below as well.
  • On the Newcastle United NUFC 1993 - 94 Season Review VHS, the logo is shrunken and positioned on the top section of the screen. Underneath it is "FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL COMPANY LTD." and the copyright date.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extremely rare.

  • It was seen on the prints of several Tyne Tees programmes from the era such as Chain Letters and Crosswits, among others.

7th Logo (September 2, 1996-March 8, 1998)

Logo: Like before, it is a still version of its respective 1996 ident. Here on the same background with the multiple transparent "3"'s as the ident, the "3" is positioned on the top center and the bottom text reads "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL 3 NORTH EAST" in a Friz Quadrata font.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the word "PRODUCTION" may be reworded to "PROGRAMME" or "PRESENTATION".
  • On networked programmes, the "3" is replaced by text reading "TYNE TEES" with the text reading "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR", "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PROGRAMME FOR" or "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRESENTATION FOR" and the 1989 ITV logo appearing below.
  • Sometimes, the copyright notice may also appear below either the "TYNE TEES" name or the 1989 ITV logo on networked programmes or below the "3" on local programmes.
  • On programmes produced for Channel 4, the text reading "TYNE TEES" appears with the words reading "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL 4", sometimes with a copyright notice also appearing below as well and the background also does not feature the multiple transparent "3"'s at all.
  • On the 1997 UK VHS release of Newcastle United NUFC 1996 - 97 Season Review: Road to Europe, the text reading "TYNE TEES" appears with the words reading "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL COMPANY LTD" underneath with "Copyright 1997" appearing below.
  • On Spitfire: Lincolnshire to Las Vegas, the "3" shares the screen with the 1996 Yorkshire chevron logo with the words "A YORKSHIRE TELEVISION CHANNEL 3 NORTH EAST CO-PRODUCTION".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme or none.

Availability: Very rare.

  • Appeared on shows and TV movies from the period such as Quayside, Crosswits, the final series of Chain Letters, and The Essential Guide to Parties, among others.
  • However, the DVD releases mostly cut off this logo, so it appears on VHS releases of Catherine Cookson: The Wingless Bird and Catherine Cookson: The Round Tower, respectively.
  • It also appears on the 1997 UK VHS release of Newcastle United NUFC 1996 - 97 Season Review: Road to Europe as well.
  • The "TYNE TEES" presentation variant with both the "3"'s in the background and the 1989 ITV logo was also recently seen on an October 16, 2022 airing of Catherine Cookson: Tilly Trotter on Drama as well.

8th Logo (March 9, 1998-September 3, 2000)

Logo: Once again, it is a still version of its respective 1998 ident. The wording and font in this logo is the same as before, but the logo now uses the 1998 Tyne Tees logo.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the word "PRODUCTION" may be reworded to "PRESENTATION".
  • Sometimes a copyright notice appears below.
  • Sometimes, the ITV URL appears on the bottom right of the screen saying "www.itv.co.uk".
  • One networked programmes such as the final series of Mashed, the logo appears with the words "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR" and the 1989 ITV logo appearing below until October 4, 1998.
  • On programmes produced for Channel 4 such as The 100 Greatest TV Ads, the logo appears with the words "A TYNE TEES TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL 4" appearing below the logo.
  • On the 1998 UK VHS release of Newcastle United NUFC 1997 - 98 Season Review: The Toon, the notice now reads "Production for Newcastle United Football Company Plc". Additionally, "Copyright 1998" is added below as well.
  • On the 2000 UK VHS release of Newcastle United NUFC 1999 - 2000 Season Review: United Under Robson, the notice below the 1998 Tyne Tees logo now reads "TYNE TEES TELEVISION Production for Newcastle United Football Company Plc" with a copyright notice reading "(C) MM" which appears below as well.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Ultra rare.

  • It appeared on the Newcastle United NUFC season review VHS releases from this period, all of which are now out of print.
  • It also appeared on The 100 Greatest TV Ads, among others.
  • When Channel 4 reaired said programme in 2004, it was plastered by the 10th logo.
  • The production variant with both the 1989 ITV logo and copyright notice was also seen on the final series of Mashed as well.

9th Logo (September 4, 2000-October 27, 2002)

Logo: The background from the 2000 ident has additional transparent circles added around the 2000 Tyne Tees logo, whose stripe is now smaller where its left, fading section is visible. Underneath it is the stacked text "A Tyne Tees Television Production" with a copyright notice appearing below.

Variants:

  • Programmes co-produced with Channel 4 has the logo positioned to the left.
  • On the 2001 UK VHS release of Newcastle United NUFC 2000 - 01 Season Review, the text reads "A Tyne Tees Television Production for Newcastle United FC" with the copyright notice appearing below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Ultra rare, it appears on the Newcastle United NUFC 2000 - 01 Season Review tape and 100 Greatest episodes from this period such as "100 Greatest Kids TV Shows" and "100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell".

10th 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 2000-2002 TTTV symbol, and the square has the white 2000-2002 TTTV logo inside with the text reads "A Tyne Tees Television Production".

Variants:

  • On Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10, the text was changed to "A Tyne Tees Television Production for Sky Television" with no Granada logo underneath.
  • For shows that they produced for Channel 4, the 1999-2004 Channel 4 logo appears alongside the 2000 TTTV logo.
  • On the 2002 UK VHS release of Newcastle United NUFC 2001 - 02 Season Review - Return of the Entertainers and the 2003 UK DVD release of Newcastle United NUFC 2002 - 03 Season Review - Flying High!, the text reads "A Tyne Tees Television Production for Newcastle United FC" with a copyright notice appearing below.

Technique: None.

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

Availability: Ultra rare.

  • It appears on the channel's programmes and documentaries such as As They Were Famous and Westenders, among others until 2004.
  • Like the previous logos, this logo is still intact on a few releases that have gone out of print: the Newcastle United NUFC season reviews of 2001-02 and 2002-03.

ITV Tyne Tees Productions

(2004-2005)

Logo: Same as the regular ITV franchise logo where it is set on a smoky blue background with blue outlined squares scattered around. The difference here is that the 2004 ITV Tyne Tees logo is used here.

Variant: On the 2004 UK DVD release of Newcastle United NUFC 2003 - 04 Season Review, the text reads "A Tyne Tees Television Production for Newcastle United Football Club" with the copyright notice reading "(C) Newcastle United Football Club 2004", appearing below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extremely rare.

  • It is only known to appear on DVD releases of the Newcastle United NUFC season reviews from 2003-04 and 2004-05.
  • After the latter, filmNOVA Sports handled production of said series.
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