LWT's summer 1989 repeats also included an episode of The Adventures of Black Beauty - on Saturday 29th July, oddly enough just as the Flambards episode was on Yorkshire. I can understand that not being remembered in the same way, though, because they'd only just shown the whole run throughout the network (Nov 1986 - Feb 1988) and were planning to show it again in the summer of 1990 but had to drop it at the last minute because of legal wrangles with Equity. In the summer of 1989 they also began showing the third series of Follyfoot but never completed it - the sixth episode was the last shown, the weekend before the corporate look and David Dundas jingle arrived in the London area, where I was - so I never saw that incredibly, impossibly bleak ending at the time.
Interesting that, nearly twenty years after the age of majority was lowered, 21st anniversaries were still a thing - not only those ITV companies but also Radio 1 in 1988. Obviously they had an extra reason to do the latter as it coincided with the first FM transmitter launches outside London, but they did that whole Radio Show (which I went to) at Earl's Court for the 21st anniversary of the launch of Radio 1 and the numbered relaunch of the pre-existing stations, and the 20th anniversary was low-key. Nowadays the concept of the 21st anniversary has completely disappeared because fewer and fewer people can remember when that was the age of majority.
Some of the Thames Monday night transmissions were taken by more regions than previously suggested - apart from the HTV transmissions at a different time, The Times has the Mavericks transmissions being taken, at the same time as in the London area, by Central (confirmed also by the Sandwell Evening Mail), Scottish (confirmed also by the Glasgow Herald), Ulster (confirmed also by the Dublin Evening Herald and Irish Independent), Anglia, TSW, TVS and Channel (the Callan one at least is listed for Border but, going by the Glasgow Herald and indeed subsequent Times listings, I think that is a mistake). Yorkshire showed an episode of their own Airline at 9pm on 24th July.
Thames also had a series of repeats called The Prize Winners (specifically, winners of the Italia prize - the Naked Civil Servant transmission was part of this, and at the same time as that on 3rd August, Yorkshire's transmission of a 1977 Galton and Simpson Playhouse also was taken by Tyne Tees, Ulster, Border, TVS, Channel and Grampian) that exhaustingly hot summer (which I think is captured particularly well - it's maybe the last "16mm" summer - in the Children's Film Unit's Doombeach, which can be seen in the usual place partially thanks to me) - these were introduced by Jeremy Isaacs; on 8th August they showed We Was All One, a 1972 documentary about people who lived near the Old Kent Road. At the same time (after News at Ten), Yorkshire's repeat of Too Long a Winter also was taken by Tyne Tees, Border and HTV, Anglia took presumably the same episode of The Gentle Touch which LWT had shown and Granada presumably the same episode of The Sweeney shown on Thames. They continued with Benjamin Britten's St Nicolas Cantata on 15th August (Anglia had Within These Walls, Tyne Tees Public Eye and Yorkshire Whicker's World California), and on 22nd August they showed the Derry documentary Creggan (Anglia had Budgie, Border Public Eye, Tyne Tees Van der Valk and Yorkshire Kitty - Return to Auschwitz). Finally, on 29th August they showed the final part of The World at War (Anglia, TVS and Channel had Whicker's World, Granada Van der Valk and Yorkshire, Tyne Tees and Border had Children of Eskdale). And then it was autumn, and suddenly we were a bit closer to today.
Looking back at these, there is definitely a sense that they were saying goodbye - Sky had got started from Astra and they must have known that this sort of thing would no longer be affordable or sustainable, so there is a whiff of ruefulness and melancholy about the whole thing, even more so about the huge boom in TV's interest in its own past which took off in 1991/92 - as with classical Hollywood in the 1960s (and I wonder if American Anglophiles might not play the part French critics played in that case, in having given it the artistic cred it was often denied by the old establishment in its own country), classical British television started to be taken seriously as capital-a Art and capital-h History just as it was disappearing.
And, of course, there is always a shadow - the Leeds child molester took part in Yorkshire's 21st anniversary coverage, to make it worse just before the Flambards episode was shown.