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Photo clippage: OnDigital special

Now here’s a subject fit for blog treatment. Yes, it’s 10 years to the month since the press launch of OnDigital.

Here’s a dream team of soap-ettes to mark the occasion: Lisa Riley, Holly Newman, Steven Arnold, Michelle Collins and Adele Silva, plus requisite over-sized cut-out lettering.

And here they all are again, holding a television aerial:

Waiting over at Crystal Palace, a few months later, it’s Ulkira Jonsson…

…while Jim Rosenthal and Robbie Earle prepare to host coverage of the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Lazio and Chelsea, complete with make-up bag:



  1. DavidS

    July 17, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    That’s Steven Arnold in t’middle. Ashley Peacock (not Peake) is his character name.

    Holly Newman, eh? Whatever happened to her? Did the Crossroads/Corrie double, then nowt.

  2. Ian Jones

    July 17, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Teach me to just repeat the photo caption verbatim. Thanks David – I’ve changed it now. My ignorance of Coronation Street is pretty mammoth.

  3. Chris Hughes

    July 17, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Man, that was a B-team line-up, even by 1998 standards. Has Holly Newman done anything of note since being the latest Corrie “bombshell” for about five minutes in 1998? Wasn’t she Denise Welch’s niece or something?

    I love the second photo – look, you can get OnDigital even with rubbish outdated technology!

    The Jim’n’Robbie pic is ace, though. The one thing I remember about OnDigital’s Champions League coverage was that you could email the studio at, which I always thought was nice and friendly. They also put little kit graphics on the scorebox, which was a bit pointless.

  4. Paul McQuillan

    July 18, 2008 at 1:45 am

    I still have my OnDigital box! I hope they don’t come knocking on my door asking for it back. Many happy evenings watching ancient repeats of Coronation Street or The Sweeney on ‘Granada Plus’

  5. Simon Underwood

    July 19, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Heh. We have an OD box we now use for freeview and the setup menus still insist it’s an ONDigital service.

    Come to think of it, I think somewhere we’ve got the stickers we were sent so we could rebrand it…to ITV Digital.

    (Cue sound of old biplane screeching towards the ground at high speed)

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