CITV IVC and ad break 1988 (06.12.88)

Here is some CITV (Children’s ITV) in-vision continuity and an ad break from late 1988, from the days when Mark Grainger hosted it. This clip is from my personal collection. It starts with the end of the Sooty Show – I think this episode is entitled “On The Piste”, it carried a 1986 copyright date, and was originally broadcast on Wednesday 21st January 1987. Obviously, this has to be a repeat. Then some IVC from Grainger at the CITV studio at Central’s Broad Street Birmingham studios (ATV Centre/Central House), in which he trails Palace Hill, and and ad break, with ads for Bros’ “Push” debut album, “The Vampire” board game from Waddington’s, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Toys ‘R’ Us, Nintendo Entertainment System (Rob the Robot), Hornby train sets, “Bewitched” board game from Waddington’s, and the “Absolute ABBA” hits compilation from Telstar (a historical predecessor to the smash-hits “ABBA Gold” album of 1992), and then back to Grainger, who trails Gilbert’s Fridge, and then links over to Count Duckula. With apologies for the abrupt end, as it was accidentally re-recorded with a few minutes of some weirdo BBC2ish schools programme. Now, looking at the FremantleMedia database ( )for the Sooty Shows they have in the archive, there was a gap in the Sooty season that ran fro September to December ’88. That gap was between “Royalty” (Tue 29.11.88) and “Get Your Skates On” (Tue 12.11.88) for somewhat reason. So, I believe this repeated episode filled

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