ITV in 1988: Anglia 

12 January 2023

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Anglia House, Norwich NR13JG
Tel: 0603 615151. Telex: 97424
Brook House, 113 Park Lane, London W1Y 4DX
Tel: 01-408 2288
Telex: 25353
Macintosh House, Shambles Square, Manchester M4 3AF
Tel: 061-833 0688
Regional News Centres: Chelmsford Tel: 0245 357676
Luton Tel: 0582 29666
Peterborough Tel: 0733 46677
Northampton Tel: 0604 24:143
Ipswich Tel: 0473 216572

Directors Lord Buxton, MC, DL (Chairman); P.C. Gibbings (Deputy Chairman); D.S. McCall (Chief Executive), P.C. Garner (Programme Controller); M.J. Hughes (General Manager); T.P. Wootton (Marketing Director); Dr Mary Archer; T. Colman; Mrs J. Nutting; D. Puttnam; P.G. Sharman.

Executives Mrs J. Bailey (Public Relations Officer); A.T.C. Barnett (Chief Engineer); V.B.H. Birtles (Group Press Officer); J. Bunyan (Production Controller); D. Dawson (Head of Stills); C. Ewing (Assistant Programme Controller); G. Jenkins (Head of Presentation); D.S. Little (Programme Business Manager); P. Meier (Controller, Staff Relations); R.J. Pinnock (Administration Controller); G.M. Rae (Group Financial Controller/Company Secretary); J. Rosenberg (Head of Drama); P. Stibbons (Education Officer); I. Stuart (Schedules Controller); P.J. Waldron (Station Engineer); S. West (Programme Planning Controller); H.J.A. Wilson (Head of News/Assistant Programme Controller); M. Wall (Sales Director); R. Whitlam (Chief Accountant); Canon I. Bailey (Religious Adviser).

International Television Enterprises Ltd T. Buxton (Chief Executive); A. Macbean (Sales Director).

Survival Anglia Ltd (Natural History Unit) Lord Buxton, MC, DL (Chairman); M. Hay (General Manager); J. Bradshaw (Senior Writer/Producer).

Studio and Electronic Facilities Anglia Television broadcasts programmes seven days a week from its headquarters in Norwich to the fastest growing region in Britain. It serves a population of 4.7 million people in an area stretching from the Wash to the Thames and inland to Peterborough, Northampton, Milton Keynes and Luton. More than 500 hours of programmes are produced a year including 100 hours for the national network and overseas broadcasters. Among the best-known internationally are the award-winning Survival wildlife programmes, plays and drama series including the P.D. James murder mysteries and Tales of the Unexpected.

The company operates one of the most technically advanced electronic news gathering operations in independent television. The flagship nightly news magazine About Anglia is equipped with a BASYS computer system and produces illustrated bulletins throughout the day. Five staff ENG units operate from Norwich and a network of regional news centres at Chelmsford, Ipswich, Luton, Northampton and Peterborough supported by a dozen ‘stringers’ equipped with electronic cameras. All the news centres have vision, sound and computer links to the main newsroom. The Northampton centre also has a remotely controlled studio which can be used for both live and recorded transmissions. Anglia has its own regional weather bureau and information service operating a computerised graphics display system using information received direct from a weather satellite.

The company has three main prcxluction studios, three mobile outside broadcast units and a portable 1in. VT recording facility. The company has converted three film units to electronic cameras and Betacam recorders but retains three 16mm units. Post production facilities include two three-machine 1in. editing suites together with two synchronised audio suites, and three Betacam editing suites with a full range of film editing and dubbing facilities. A Quantel Paintbox has also recently been brought on line.

NEWS AND DAILY MAGAZINES: About Anglia; Anglia News; Eastern Sport; Checkout; Countryman; Members Only; On Call; Round Robin; Write Now!; Patrick’s Pantry.
CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DISCUSSIONS. Anglia Reports; Frontiers; European War of the Environment; Cross Question; Backchat; Live Wire; Farming Diary (part-networked).
DOCUMENTARIES: ‘Heritage in the East’, About Britain (networked); East Coast Ports; Keep Off the Grass (networked); Rupert Brooke – Poet; Woburn at War, Desert Garden; Farming USA; Humphrey Repton – Landscape Gardener.
FEATURE SERIES. Anything Goes (leisure magazine); Bygones; Bygones Specials (part-networked); Folio (arts magazine); Heirloom (networked); Go Fishing.
EDUCATION: The Running Programme (networked); Influences (networked); Leadership (networked).
CHILDREN’S: Knightmare (networked); Get Fresh (networked).
ENTERTAINMENT: The Sleeping Beauty (networked ice ballet); Lucky Ladders (networked); Show Me (networked); Sweethearts (networked); City Sounds; The Stocks and Shares Show (Channel 4).
SPORT: Channel 4 Racing from Newmarket (networked); World Doubles Snooker Championship (networked); Cycling; Motocross; Speedway; Stock Cars; British Truck Grand Prix; Bowls; British Artistic Rollerskating Championships (networked); British Matchplay Darts.
RELIGION: Highway (networked); Tuesday Topic; Personal View; Shout Aloud Salvation (networked series on the Salvation Army).
DRAMA: The department, under Head of Drama John Rosenborg, produces drama series and plays. Currently in production is A Taste for Death, the latest P.D. James murder mystery, a topical 3-part thriller on computer crime, and a new series of the popular Tales of the Unexpected.
NATURAL HISTORY: The Survival unit supplies the network and overseas broadcasters, with series and one-hour specials about wildlife, ecology and the environment. Special natural history programmes and also pnxluced in association with Oxford Scientific Films in which Anglia is a partner.


Helen Mirren stands next to David Morrissey in a court witness box

Cause Célèbre, the famous Terence Rattigan play of the real-life murder trial at the Old Bailey in 1935 of Alma Rattenbury, was adapted into a two-hour televisual drama starring Helen Mirren and David Morrissey.


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