1960s

In 1968 tonight…

There is something lovely about looking at what was on telly 50 years ago today. It’s that nice round number – 49, or 51 just won’t do quite so nicely. I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now. Although I was already interested in a few programmes, an enormous influence on me delving …

TV Times 30th July 1967

My View… Keep drama out of the TV rut Producer and scriptwriter Philip Mackie enthuses about the continuation of the television play. Looking through schedules for this period, there are plays in abundance. There are one-offs and more so, there are those under what Mackie calls ‘omnibus titles‘. He names Love Story but there is also …

TV Times 15th July 1967

Callan Edward Woodward graces the cover this week as TV Times promotes Callan, which started last week. The second episode is now missing though. 007 Goes Back To Fairfield In 1967 Sean Connery worked for a month for free, directing and narrating a documentary on the Fairfield Shipyard in Glasgow. The Bowler and the Bunnet, referring …

TV Times 1st July 1967

This week, colour has arrived on British televisions! But alas, that means absolutely nothing here as it was only for BBC2. Independent Television would have to wait a while longer yet. The BIG news – from ITN The new arrival on Independent Television this week is News at Ten and this itself is quite a big …

TV Times 17th June 1967

A selection of articles and adverts for the week of 17th June 1967. The State of the Nation An article promoting The State of the Nation in which the Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, will face tough questions on his economic policy. There will be questions from men from unions, men from industry, men from …

TV Times 20th May 1967

A selection of articles and adverts from TV Times for the week beginning 20th May 1967. Lanning at Large – Up With The Cup! It’s FA Cup Final week and ITV are covering it – Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea. The BBC will be broadcasting the match too. Not many club matches were broadcast on television …

TV Times 13th May 1967

A personal pick of articles and adverts from TV Times for the week of 13th May 1967. A Cathedral For Our Times Two pages are given over to an article by the Archbishop of Westminster on the opening of The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool’s new Roman Catholic cathedral. It had more glass than any …

The Prisoner – Checkmate

Episode 9: Checkmate First ITV broadcast: Friday 24th November 1967, 7.30pm [ATV Midlands/Granada] Estimated first run ratings: 9.1 million First CBS broadcast: Saturday 17th August 1968, 7.30pm The episode begins with an aggressive roar from Rover as it rolls through the Village. Everyone stops completely still, apart from one man (George Coulouris). Number Six notices …