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Summary: If you lived in Yorkshire, Richard Whiteley was the presenter of the Calendar news magazine first and Channel 4's Countdown second. Holidaying around Britain as a child, other regional news bulletins seemed fabulously exotic with their strange faces, unfamiliar news stories and in the old days at least outrageously clunky opening credits. Each ITV region felt like a whole new TV channel with a unique identity Anglia - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukJohn Plunkett on the joys of regional TV…
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