Welcome to Ident Central. We’re the home of television presentation from the 1950’s to the present day. We have coverage of all the major UK broadcasters as well as a selection of international broadcasters as well.

The website is updated on a daily basis by a team of enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the history of television. We are continually expanding the website so that more and more television presentation can be added to the site. Use our contact form to tell us about stuff you’ve got that might be of interest to us, or to correct any errors that may appear on the site. We’re sticklers for perfection, so don’t be shy when contacting us!!

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UK General Election: 1987

The UK General Election in 1987 was held on 11 June, and resulted in a third successive victory for the Conservative party, returning Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister for a third term.

UK General Election 1987: BBC

The BBC election results programme ran live on BBC1 from 10pm until 4am, with an analysis programme the following day with many high profile political guests, from 9am until 4pm.

UK General Election: 1983

The 1983 United Kingdom general election was held on 9 June 1983. It gave the Conservative Party under Margaret Thatcher the most decisive election victory since that of Labour in 1945.

UK General Election: 1979

The United Kingdom general election of 1979 was held on 3 May 1979 to elect 635 members to the British House of Commons.

ITV News Channel

The ITV News Channel was a 24-hour television news channel in the United Kingdom which broadcast from 1 August 2000 to 23 December 2005.


UTV (formerly Ulster Television) is a commercial television broadcaster in Northern Ireland owned and operated by ITV plc as part of the ITV Network.

Sky Arts

Sky Arts (originally launched as Artsworld) is an art-oriented television channel offering 24 hours a day of programmes dedicated to highbrow arts, including theatrical performances, movies, documentaries and music (such as opera performances and classical and jazz sessions).

Sky Cinema

Sky Cinema (formerly Sky Movies) is the collective name for the premium subscription television film channels operated in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland by Sky, a division of Comcast.


Challenge is a British free-to-air television channel owned by Sky, a division of Comcast. The channel mostly transmits game shows from the UK and around the world, with some original productions.

Sky Atlantic

Sky Atlantic is a television channel owned and operated by Sky, a division of Comcast.

Sky One

Sky One is a British general entertainment channel operated and owned by Sky, a division of Comcast, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Sky Limited is a pan-European, British media and telecommunications company owned by Comcast and headquartered in London.

Sky Sports

Sky Sports is a group of sports television channels operated by the satellite pay-TV company Sky, a division of Comcast.

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