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Granadaland

Synopsis

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As part of its first night in 1956, Granada Television broadcast a Tribute to the BBC. In the week that Granada begins its new franchise, the BBC belatedly returns the favour by transmitting an evening of programmes devoted to the oldest surviving independent TV company.
Executive producer John Whiston ● DOCUMENTARIES: page 33
Coronation Street
A classic episode of Britain's longest-running TV serial. Devised by Tony Warren ,
Coronation Street has boasted some of the finest dramatic writing on British television, words given life by characters such as Elsie Tanner , Ena
Sharpies, Annie Walker , Ken Barlow and Hilda Ogden.
8.30pm From the North The story of Granada, the company responsible for
Britain's most enduring soap opera Coronation Street, the current affairs series World in Action, and highly praised drama from Brideshead
Revisited to Prime Suspect. With contributions from
Jeremy Isaacs , Gus Macdonald , David Plowright ,
Michael Parkinson , Gerry Robinson and Sir Denis Forman.
Director David Thompson
9.30pm Pro-Celebrity University Challenge In this special match, quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne pits some of the programme's most celebrated alumni
(including comedian Stephen Fry and BBC's Foreign Affairs Editor John Simpson ) againsta team of current undergraduates. Director Peter Mullings Producer Sally Angel
10.00pm Roll On Four O'Clock A classic from Granada's drama archive by one of Britain's foremost playwrights.
Colin Welland 's witty 1970 play reveals life in a savage northern secondary-modern school.
Producer Kenith Trodd
Director Roy Battersey
11.00pm Northern Songs From the Beatles to the Buzzcocks, from the Bay City
Rollers to Joy Division, Granada has always been quick to bring new bands to the screen. This programme plunders the archive.
11.30pm
Flat Caps and Ferrets
A celebration of the cultural heritage of the mythical land filled with pigeons, whippets and endless cups of tea. It draws on such Granada classics as Coronation Street, A Family at War and Nearest and Dearest to expose some of the myths about the north of England. Producer Caroline Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Warren
Unknown: Elsie Tanner
Unknown: Annie Walker
Unknown: Ken Barlow
Unknown: Hilda Ogden.
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Gus MacDonald
Unknown: David Plowright
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Gerry Robinson
Unknown: Sir Denis Forman.
Director: David Thompson
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Editor: John Simpson
Director: Peter Mullings
Producer: Sally Angel
Unknown: Colin Welland
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Roy Battersey
Producer: Caroline Wright
Max Fielder: Clive Swift
Ted Crampton: George Acooper
Peter Latimer: Frank Heaton
Arthur Foster: Bill Dean
Bill Webley: Tom O'Connor
Lennie Brown: Colin Welland
John Youngman: Jack Shepherd

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