ITV is the on-screen brand name used by the ITV Network in the United Kingdom for its main channel. Prior to 2001, each regional franchise in the network broadcast under its own identity, with some of the best known including Thames Television, London Weekend Television, Central Independent Television, Granada Television, Associated-Rediffusion and Yorkshire Television. During the 1990s the franchise holders began merging, creating a single entity across England and Wales, ITV plc, in 2004.
The channel was home to some of the biggest comedies in Britain from the 1960s to early 1990s, and had particular success with broad appeal, working class comedies. Hits included Rising Damp, On The Buses, George & Mildred and The New Statesman.
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Series 2, Episode 11 - Flat Pack
Mr Bean is in need of a sturdy new bookcase and sets off to visit a furniture warehouse. He finds one that is perfect, but is outraged when he is told he has to build the bookcase himself! Bean is unfamiliar with flat pack assembly and struggles to construct his new bookcase, failing miserably when he discovers he is one screw short. Mr Bean heads back to the shop only to find it is closed!
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Tuesday 2nd October 2018