Introducing Anglia

  • Theme - Local Industry
  • Year - 1959
  • Location - Norwich
  • Filmmaker -


On Tuesday 27th October 1959 a new independent television station made its first broadcast at 16.15.This was the beginning of Anglia Television, the new franchise holder for the ITV network. The brief, to provide a regional television service for the Eastern Counties.

This clip shows the opening scenes from the film made to promote the launch of this new channel. Aerial shots were commissioned to show a bird’s eye view of the regions the station would cover at that time, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. The tower at the opening of the film is the transmitter, built at Mendlesham in Suffolk, to enable the new company to broadcast.
The camera then focuses on the headquarters of Anglia Television, Anglia House.

Anglia Television’s most famous programmes were Sale of the Century, Survival and Tales of the Unexpected and a long running regional series called Bygones.

The station ident was a revolving silver knight in armour on horseback.Anglia television lost its regional identityin 2002.
Anglia Television has continued to broadcast but is now a news centre for ITV Broadcasting Ltd.

EAFA CAT NO: 203270

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