As he prepares to step down as Royal Editor at ITV News, here’s another chance to read Metro’s interview with ITN’s Tim Ewart – as originally published in September 2013.
‘Neighbours’ got off to a fairly lacklustre start when it launched in the UK, but a stroke of scheduling genius soon catapulted the Aussie soap into the realms of popular culture and fabric of everyday life.
Film director Ken Loach has launched a scathing attack on British broadcasters, telling ‘Short List’ magazine’s Emily Phillips ‘television must change’.
It may have changed presenters and undergone the odd rebrand here and there, but one thing remained constant … it’s stomping theme tune.
Although it failed to match the cultural impact made by ‘Dallas’, Bill Conti’s composition for ABC’s rival US soap ‘Dynasty’ is still a shining example of TV theme music at its best.
This fascinating article from the archives of ‘New Society’ magazine reveals the initial concerns Channel 4 had about appointing ITN as its primary news provider in 1982.