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Happy 60th Birthday ITV

ITV's 60th anniversary Credit: PA

As ITV celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special live edition of its flagship programme Coronation Street, and here's a reminder of some of our most iconic shows.

ITV also shares the milestone with broadcast advertising. Commercial television was born in the UK on September 22, 1955, with the first advertisement for Gibbs SR toothpaste being broadcast to 100,000 homes. Watch it here.

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How Text Santa money helps the Teenage Cancer Trust

This Friday on ITV we will be asking for your help to raise as much money as we can for our Text Santa campaign. Thanks to your generosity we raised more than £5 million last year to be divided between six charities.

One of the charities is the Teenage Cancer Trust which has one of its largest centres in the country in Bristol. It supports young cancer patients from across the South West. Robert Murphy's been to meet Ben Winder, a young man who has been helped by the centre.

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