ITV’s “Goodbye Granadaland”, a tribute to Granada Television Studios which closed earlier in the year after 56 years, was very much a trip down memory’s cobbled lane, with only passing reference to the original TV cobbled road, Coronation Street!!
In a similar vein to the BBC’s tribute to BBC TV Centre, as it’s doors closed for the last time back in March, this programme was a little less deferential and self regarding, in keeping with it’s blunt, Mancunian northern roots!!
Granada Television’s output was very diverse, oscillating between the imperial grandeur and opulence of “Brideshead Revisited” and “Jewel In The Crown” to the downright gritty, working class “Comedians” and “Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club”, both of which had their origins firmly planted in the Northern social club scene. And of course, the Granada Television flagship and greatest soap of all, “Coronation Street” epitomises good honest working class Northern England, like no other television programme.
Let’s remember the halcyon days of Granada Television –
Best Granada Television Sitcom
Best Granada Television Light Entertainment Programmes
Best Granada Television Current Affairs Programme
World In Action
Which are your all time favourite Granada Television Programmes / Shows and why? Let us know in the Reply Box below.
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