Letter D from Granada TV Building sign

Made:
circa 1956 in England
Letter D from Granada TV Building sign, photographed from above on a white background. Letter D from Granada TV Building sign, photographed from above on a white background.

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Letter D from Granada TV Building sign, photographed from above on a white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Letter D from Granada TV Building sign, photographed from above on a white background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Letter D from the Granada TV Building sign.

Glowing red on Manchester’s skyline, this letter was part of the iconic signage on Granada TV’s Quay Street building.

Independent television channel Granada first beamed into living rooms across the north of England on 3 May 1956. Granada's shows offered an alternative to the London-centric broadcasting that was dominant at the time.

From drama to documentaries Granada’s team of broadcasters created imaginative and sometimes daring programmes. Granada has broadcast groundbreaking TV over the years. Long-running series include ‘Granada Reports’ and serial dramas ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’. Notable presenters Tony Wilson, Sir Michael Parkinson and Richard Madeley started their television careers with the company.

The sign was taken down in 2013 when ITV Granada moved to MediaCityUK, Salford.

Details

Category:
Creative Industries
Measurements:
overall: 1609 mm x 1712 mm x 8 mm,
Identifier:
2014-3005/6
type:
signs
credit:
Donated by Granada Television