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Updated: May 8, 2019


Tel: 021-643 9898

ATV Studio Centre, Eldon Avenue, BOREHAMWOOD, Herts, WD6 1JF.

tel: 01-953 6100

ACC House, 17 Great Cumberland Place, LONDON. W1A 1AG.

Tel: 01-262 8040


Lord Grade.


Jack Gill, CBE (Chairman); Lord Windlesham (Managing Director); Leonard Mathews, OBE (Senior Resident Director); Francis Essex (Director of Production); Charles Denton (Programme Controller); Dennis Basinger (Studio Controller -Elstree): Cecil Clarke (Head of Special Drama); Cliff Baty (Financial Director); Peter Mears (Director of Sales); John Madocks, CBE; Ann Spokes.


Richard Creasey (Head of Documentaries); Alan Deeley (Chief Press Officer); Peter Gibson (Head of Staff Relations); Bob Gillman (Head of Regional Development); Philip Grosset (Head of Educational and Religious Programmes); Terry Johnston (Head of Regional Programmes); Gerry Kaye (Chief Engineer); Brian Lewis (Film Production Executive); Anthony Lucas (Legal Adviser and Company Secretary}; Jean Morton (Head of Audience Relations); David Reid (Head of Drama); Jon Scoffield (Head of light Entertainment); John Terry (Programme Planning and Production Controller); Malcolm Truepenny (Assistant Midlands Controller); Frank Usher (Head of Technical Services); Dorothy Viljoen (Head of Scripts); Billy Wright, CBE (Head of Sport and Outside Broadcasting); Peter Gardner (General Manager).

Sales Department.

Peter Mears (Director of Sales); Stanley Smith (General Sales Manager); Barry Spencer (Sales Controller).

Educational Advisers.

Professor R Gulliford, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Birmingham; Mrs P Woodfine, Deputy Head (Student Community), Stantonbury Education and Leisure Campus, Milton Keynes, Bucks; M J Gifford - County Education Officer, Hereford and Worcester; K L Smith, Headmaster Lodge Farm Middle School, Redditch, Worcs; B P Hayes, HMI, Department of Education and Science, Reading; R E Freeman, Headmasterr, Hollyhedge Primary School West Bromwich; Colin Ward General Advisor to Schools (Junior Education) for the City of Coventry.

Religious Advisors.

The Rev DR MacInnes, Diocesan Missioner to the Diocese of Birmingham(Church of England’s d); The Richard J Hamper, General Secretary, The Free Church Federal Council (Free Church);The Rev Geoffrey R Tucker, Priest of Saint Mary’s, Harvington, Kidderminster, Worcestershire (Roman Catholic).


ATV's studios are housed in two locations, the main transmission complex at ATV Centre, Birmingham and a large production unit at Borehamwood, Herts.

The ATV Centre in Birmingham

ATV CENTRE: Three production studios provide a total of 11,000 sq .ft. of floor space and share eleven four-tube colour cameras. All studios are equipped with comprehensive sound and vision mixers and computer-type lighting control systems, and Studio One (100 x 56ft) has seating for an audience of 200. The central technical area, which serves both the studios and the transmission and network outputs, and which houses telecine and VTR machines, is equipped with two broadcast video cassette machines to improve short segment programming, station breaks and programme trailers. Master control facilities include a presentation studio equipped with one four-tube colour camera. ATV's colour outside broadcasts are provided by two four-camera OB vans and two single camera units. Film facilities include five camera units permanently allocated to the daily magazine programme and a further unit deployed on educational and documentary programmes. Eight cutting rooms and 2x 35mm/16mm theatres back up this shooting effort.

BOREHAMWOOD: At this centre three colour studios. of which one has permanent seating for an audience of 300, provide a total production floor area of 24.000 sq.ft. The two largest studios share eight four-tube cameras and a third studio uses four three-tube colour cameras. The technical facilities block includes an electronic (optical) colour standards converter to facilitate inter-national programming. In the VTR area, a computer-assisted editing system has been installed and another recent addition is an ATV-developed sound dubbing system.


RELIGION: Jaywalking; Morning Worship.

LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: Starburst: Spooner’s Patch: Up for the Cup; Doctor’s Daughters: Bonkers!; Cleo; Cleo and Love Letters: Rushton’s Illustrated; Hobson’s Choice; Leo Sayer Show: The Muppet Show; A Sharp Intake of Breath; And The Bands Played On; Family Fortunes; Summer Royal; The Crowther Collection; Young At Heart; The Losers; Arrival; Sounding Brass: The Other ‘Arf; Bernie Clifton on Stage; The Masterspy.

ADULT EDUCATION: Beyond The Moon?: Your Child and Maths; Doctor!; All About Toddlers.

DOCUMENTARIES: Coventry Blitz: Cambodia 2; D H Lawrence - As Son and Lover; A Car is Born: Doctors; The Gamekeeper; Heritage in Danger: Mighty Micro; The Moonies; Just for Today; Frontier; Death of a Princess: The Mexicans -A Report by John Pilger; Vodka Cola; Echoes from the Spring; Jack on the Box; Diary of the Cannes Film Festival; Link; Getting On.

DRAMA: Flickers; Shillingbury Blowers; Crossroads; Friends in Space; Visitors for Anderson; The Lady; General Hospital; Heartland; Scorpion Tales: For Maddie With Love: Quiz Kid; The Spencer Side; Two Girls and a Millionaire; Turtle's Progress: The Family Dance.

CHILDREN: The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist; Pipkins; The Munch Bunch; Come Back Lucy; Tiswas.

SCHOOLS: Leapfrog: Good Health; Alive and Kicking; Look Around; Stop, Look, listen; Over To You; Watch Your Language!; Starting Science; Starting Out; Work; Believe It Or Not.

LOCAL PROGRAMMES: ATV Today; ATV Newsdesk; Left, Right and Centre; Something Different; Royal Show; Miss ATV 1980; Nurse of the Year: Gardening Today; Format V; Local Elections: Farming Today; England Their England; Here and Now; Focus; Midland Soccer Player of the Season; 1980 Butlins Grand Masters Darts Championship; Soccer Special; Birmingham International Showjumping Championships; Royal Windsor Horse Show; Star Soccer; Summer Sport; Snooker International 5000.

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