On The Air 3rd  May 1956 - 27th October 2002
Current Status Now part of ITV PLC, LWT name no longer used
Notable Programmes
Coronation Street World In Action The Krypton Factor
Hickory House Cracker University Challenge
Stars In Their Eyes Nearest And Dearest Watching
The Army Game    

Granada Television were the holders of the North of England weekdays franchise between 1956 and 1968 and after the 7 day North West of England franchise until the demise of regional identites in ITv during 2002. Operating from studios on the south bank of the river LWT were one of the big five ITV companies to provide programmes for the ITV network (the others being Thames , London Weekend Television (LWT) , Yorkshire, and ATV (later Central)) contibuting to major sucesses for the channel.

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