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Events in Film & TV

  • 1955-09-22 (ITV) Commercial TV begins in UK; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denied that this was a spoiler!
  • 1960-12-09 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
  • 1998-09-04 1st ever "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" hosted by Chris Tarrant debuts on ITV in Britain
  • 2002-10-27 The ITV Network aired a constant regional service for the last time in England and Wales, but LWT lost its identity completely. All companies (except UTV, Channel, Scottish TV & Grampian TV) formed the national ITV1 with regional references only before regional programmes.

Birthdays in Film & TV

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2008-03-08 Carol Barnes, former ITV news presenter (b. 1944)