ITV in History

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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 denies this was a spoiler
  • 1960-12-09 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1993-09-27 British crime series "Cracker" created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • 1998-09-04 1st ever "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" hosted by Chris Tarrant debuts on ITV in Britain
  • 2002-10-27 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1918-07-15 Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
  • 1967-05-04 Kate Garraway, English TV presenter (ITV Breakfast), born in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire
  • 1979-02-02 Christine Bleakley, Northern Irish broadcaster and presenter (BBC, ITV, UKTV), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland

Deaths in Film & TV

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