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Articles about 1981 ITV franchise round

Shotgun wedding

Published 18 June 2018

Has the IBA managed to bring peace to the Westward board room? And even if so, will they force Westward to merge with a rival bidder? Peter Fiddick of The Guardian speculates in October 1980

How to win an IBA franchise

Published 14 February 2017

A tongue-in-cheek list of simple dos and don’ts of applying for an ITV contract from the IBA

The joker who captured a telly station

Published 29 February 2016

Daniel Farson interviews Kevin Goldstein-Jackson about the new TSW in 1981

Stirred but not shaken

Published 28 December 2014

The Observer in 1980 has an exclusive on what would happen in the next franchise round

The wool and the scouse

Published 18 August 2014

In 1980, the Daily Telegraph reports on a challenger for Granada

Bring in the new

Published 1 January 2002

David Hastings watches everything change

Hello, Goodbye

Published 1 January 2002

Ian Beaumont waves goodbye to Westward

Southern Rhapsody

Published 1 January 2002

Phil Paterson watches the IBA kill a station

Earthquake ’81

Published 1 September 2001

Russ J Graham sees the end of ATV Midlands