London Weekend Television (LWT)

London Weekend Television (aka LWT) was a production company involved in British comedy, founded in 1967 and closed in 2001.

London Weekend Television (LWT) has, since 1968, held the weekend broadcast licence for ITV's London region (also encompassing parts of South East England).
In the 1990s, LWT was purchased by Granada (ITV franchisee in England's North West). By 2001 Granada and Carlton, the London weekday broadcaster, owned all ITV broadcast licences in England and Wales, and took the decision to create a single channel branding: ITV1. Its name continued to appear at the end of programmes it produced until late 2004, but the 2002 change brought LWT's reign to an end for the casual viewer.
Legally, London Weekend Television Limited is still a registered company and is still responsible for content on ITV1 in the London region between 17:15 on Fridays, and 05:59 on Mondays. All ITV in-house programming is now produced by ITV Studios.
LWT sitcoms include the Doctor In The House series, On The Buses, and Spaced.


See also: London Weekend Television's IMDb Listing

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