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Articles about Lew Grade

Tory-Weighted Programmers For Britain’s Comm’l TV Spark Rumpus

Published 29 November 2018

The first ITV contracts are announced in November 1954… but, as Variety reports, politicians are worried

Hurricane Lew

Published 5 November 2018

A satirical profile of Sir Lew Grade from Barry Took in Punch magazine in 1972

‘ITV was the start of the Coca-colonisation of Britain’

Published 29 October 2018

In 1980, Jack Tinker, theatre critic of the Daily Mail, turns his unsympathetic eye to the launch of ITV in 1955

AYTEEVEE – the entertainment network 1955-1981

Published 25 December 2017

⧉ Our brand new subsite, celebrating ATV, the nation’s top entertainment station 1955-1981

Alias… The Saint!

Published 23 May 2017

Republished following the death of Sir Roger Moore at the age of 89: Impeccable suits, beautiful women, fast cars, exotic locales – meet Simon Templar