ITN faces 

27 August 2015

A brief look at some famous faces from Independent Television News (ITN) in the 1960s.

Plus, here’s two we can’t identify. Any suggestions?

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10 responses to this article

Richard Jones 9 September 2015 at 1:27 pm

The man on the left is Leonard Parkin

Russ J Graham 9 September 2015 at 2:15 pm

It isn’t, you know. Here’s Parkin in the same year – he looks nothing like the lefthand picture.

Iain Purdon 21 September 2015 at 9:38 am

Chris Chataway?

Russ J Graham 21 September 2015 at 12:23 pm

Can’t be: at the time these photos were taken, he was an MP and therefore couldn’t, by law, be a presenter on ITN. But good guess!

Carl 25 January 2016 at 6:33 pm

Could one of them be Ivor Mills?

garry simpson 14 June 2016 at 9:01 pm

The thing that I remember the most about I.T.N. was the number of industrial disputes at I.T.N. Particularly the 1980 4 week dispute over the use of the new Electronic News Gathering E.N.G for short. It was about whether two or three men [and they were mostly men] in those days would operate the new E.N.G. Video Unit. A compromise was made. But this lead to exactly the same dispute with the A.C.T.T. and the late Alan Sapper which lead to I.T.V and Channel Four not transmitting the 1984 summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. However the I.T.V. management had the last laugh with the American Sci-fi series V got 2 million viewers beating the B.B.C. Olympic coverage at 2am in the morning which lead in tern lead to I.T.V starting 24 hour television Region by Region from 1985 until 1989. In memory of my late and lovely Mum. From her former disabled carer. Until we meet again. GOD BLESS!

Roger 21 December 2018 at 12:26 pm

Right is Richard Wakeley

Jill Champion 28 April 2019 at 1:52 pm

The one on the left is Bill Treharne-Jones. Michael Nicholson died in 2016.
Although I was working with all these people in the 1960s, I don’t recognise the one on the right. I’m pretty certain it is not Chris Chataway (who died in 2014) because he had a very distinctive deep cleft on his chin. There are no pictures of Ivor Mills, who died in 1996.

Lucy Bateman 21 August 2021 at 2:53 pm

Hi Jill – Bob Bateman was my dad and Margot (Wardle) Bateman,my mum, also at ITN. Dad died, as you will probably remember, at the tender age of 50 and I barely recall him as I was only 11 when he died and he was never around when I was little.

Lee Johnson 18 August 2023 at 11:28 pm

Jill Champion – there is one photo:

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