This is a timeline of the history of the British broadcaster Thames Television and its predecessor Associated-Rediffusion. Between them, they provided the ITV weekday service for London from 1955 to 1992, after which Thames continued as an independent production company until 2003.

Associated-Rediffusion

Thames

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

See also

References

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  13. ^ Carlton chases Thames shares to 40p premium. Michael Clark. The Times, Thursday, 3 July 1986
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  17. ^ Melinda Wittstock "Channel 5 bid fails on audience and income", The Times, 19 December 1992
  18. ^ It was revived once again, this time by ITV Productions and SMG Productions for ITV in 2007, hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald, but failed after one series.
  19. ^ "Pearson buys Thames TV" (in French). Les Echos. 26 April 1993. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
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