Without a doubt the Creamiest ITV region ever was ATV. Twas Lew Grade’s plaything, Bob Monkhouse’s muse, Chris Tarrant’s teething ring, home to Hartley, Noelly’s nest… All that lovely stuff.
Well, we’re delighted that The Media Archive for Central England (MACE), the screen archive for the Midlands, has released From ATVLand in Colour, produced by ATVLand.Productions. It’s a two-disc documentary, detailing the glory years of ATV, and includes a super anecdote about Shaw Taylor sending a signed photo to a crim, bearing the legend: “Better luck next time!”
MACE have given us three copies to giveaway to TV Cream readers. So, how to win? We’re very glad you asked. Simply identify the five smashing ATV theme tunes mashed together in the soundclip below…
Or download the clip here.
Once you’ve got your five programme titles, pop them on an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition closing date is November 15th. After that day, we’ll select three lucky winners at random, and drop you a line asking for your postal address.
- Failing that, though, From ATVLand in Colour’s RRP is £17.99 but until November 30th it can be purchased from www.macearchive.org for a special offer price of £14.99 + p&p.
The competition is now closed, and we’ve contacted the lucky winners. Here, however, are the correct answers…
1) CROSSROADS, 2) THE GOLDEN SHOT, 3) PIPKINS, 4) STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and 5) ATV TODAY.