Thames TV

   Thames TV was formed in 1967 with the merger of ABC Television and Associated-Rediffusion, two ITV franchise holders, to create a new company to run the London weekday franchise. Until it lost its franchise to Carlton in 1993, Thames TV was the largest and wealthiest of the big five network broadcasters in the ITV system. With the loss of its franchise, Thames became the largest independent producer in Britain. It has also diversified into satellite broadcasting (for example, UK Gold). Thames, under its own name and subsidiaries, namely Euston films and Compton Hall, has a reputation for making quality historical dramas (Edward and Mrs Simpson), documentaries (The World at War series), action adventure series (The Sweeney) and comedy (The Benny Hill Show).
   See also: Granada; Mersey Television; TV-am
   PAUL RIXON

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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  • Thames — steht für: Flüsse: Themse (River Thames), ein Fluss in England Thames River (Ontario), ein Fluss in der Provinz Ontario in Kanada Thames River (Neuseeland), ein Fluss in Neuseeland Thames River (Connecticut), ein Fluss in Connecticut Orte und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thames — (tĕmz) 1) A river of southern England flowing about 340 km (210 mi) eastward to a wide estuary on the North Sea. Navigable for large ships as far as London, it is the principal commercial waterway of the country. In its upper course above Oxford… …   Word Histories

  • Thames — 1.) the Thames the longest river in England, which flows from the west into the North Sea. In London, many well known bridges across the Thames connect the north and south of the city, and many important buildings, including the Houses of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Thames — (spr. Dehms), 1) so v.w. Themse; 2) Fluß im Staate Connecticut (Nordamerika), wird gebildet aus der Vereinigung der Quinebaug, Shetucket u. Yantic Rivers bei Norwich in der Grafschaft New London, fließt südlich, ist durchgehends für große… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thames [1] — Thames (spr. temms), 1) Fluß, s. Themse. – 2) Fluß im nordamerikan. Staate Connecticut, entsteht durch Vereinigung von Quinebaug und Shetucket mit dem Yantic, wird bei Norwich für 4 m tiefgehende Seeschiffe fahrbar und mündet 22 km unterhalb bei… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thames [2] — Thames (spr. temms), Stadt auf der Nordinsel in Neuseeland, s. Grahamstown 2) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thames — (spr. temms), Fluß, s. Themse; Stadt auf Neuseeland, s. Grahamstown, 2 …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thames —   [temz], Fluss in England, Themse.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Thames — O.E. Temese, from L. Tamesis (51 B.C.E.), from Brit. Tamesa, an ancient Celtic river name perhaps meaning the dark one. The h is unhistorical (see TH (Cf. th)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Thames — [temz; ] for 3 [ thāmz, tāmz, temz] 1. river in S England, flowing from Gloucestershire east through London into the North Sea: 210 mi (338 km) 2. [after the English river] river in SE Ontario, Canada, flowing southwest into Lake St. Clair: 163… …   English World dictionary

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