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1957


Tuesday 1st January 1957

BBC Vera Lynn Sings

AR Steve Race Presents A Man Wrote A Song 7:19 – 7:34 pm

The songs of Richard Rodgers, sung by Gillian Moran

ATV Val Parnell’s New Year Star Time

Pat Boone

The Kaye Sisters


Wednesday 2nd January 1957

BBC Show Band Parade

Matt Monro

Winifred Atwell – Garden of Eden, plus medleys

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 3rd January 1957

BBC The Petula Clark Show 7:15 - 7:45 pm

Granada Liberace


Friday 4th January 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition

AR Jack Hylton Presents Music Box

Musical guests not known


Saturday 5th January 1957

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8:30 - 9:30 (first edition)

Musical guests not known

ITV Housewives Call The Tune

Record request show

ATV Musical Cheers 3:00 – 3:45 pm

NB appears to be a weekend version of Lunch Box

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Anne Shelton – Man on the March

ATV Starlight Roof

Donald Peers


Sunday 6th January 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Pantomime: The Wonderful Lamp

no-one of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Glen Mason, Joan Savage, Paddie O'Neil

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Monday 7th January 1957

BBC Off The Record

Shirley Bassey

AR Cool For Cats 7:16 – 7:30 pm

Host: Ker Robertson

Musical guests not known


Tuesday 8th January 1957

AR Steve Race Presents A Man Wrote A Song

The songs of Sigmund Romberg sung by Joan Downey


Thursday 10th January 1957

BBC The Petula Clark Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Tommy Steele

Granada Liberace

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Friday 11th January 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 12th January 1957

BBC The Dave King Show

Musical guests not known

ATV Musical Cheers

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Musical guests not known

ATV Starlight Roof

Donald Peers


Sunday 13th January 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Eartha Kitt – What More Is There To Say, An Englishman Takes Time

Malcolm Vaughan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Glen Mason, Joan Savage, Paddie O'Neil

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Monday 14th January 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 16th January 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 17th January 1957

BBC The Petula Clark Show

AR Steve Race Presents A Man Wrote A Song

The songs of Harry Warren sung by Pamela-Ann Davy, Mike Shawn

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Friday 18th January 1957

AR Jack Hylton Presents The Music Box 8:30 – 9:00 pm

No guests of interest in this edition

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 19th January 1957

ATV Musical Cheers

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show

Musical guests not known


Sunday 20th January 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Dickie Valentine – in mime sketch about a bridegroom

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Glen Mason, Joan Savage, Paddie O'Neil


Monday 21st January 1957

BBC Off The Record

Regimental Sgt Major Brittain The Charge of the Light Brigade

AR Cool For Cats 7:15 - 7:30 (AR only)

Musical guests not known


Tuesday 22nd January 1957

BBC Festival Of British Popular Song 7:45 - 8:30 pm

The winning song will represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest

Dennis Lotis

Liza Roza

Janie Marden

Marion Ryan

AR Steve Race Presents A Man Wrote A Song

The songs of George Gershwin sung by Lucille Mapp


Wednesday 23rd January 1957

BBC Rooftop

Kay Porter


Thursday 24th January 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Lonnie Donegan

Anne Shelton – St Theresa of the Roses (a song which was banned by the BBC)

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known


Friday 25th January 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition

AR This Week

Eartha Kitt interview


Saturday 26th January 1957

BBC The Eamonn Andrews Show

Ruby Murray – See You Later Alligator

ATV Musical Cheers

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The David Whitfield Show 9:00 – 9:45 pm


Sunday 27th January 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Eartha Kitt

Tommy Steele

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dennis Lotis

The Keytones

Annette Klooger

Ronnie Scott

Lynne Allison

Glen Mason

Joan Savage and Paddie O'Neil


Monday 28th January 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Tuesday29th January 1957

BBC Festival Of British Popular Song 7:45 - 8:30 pm

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 30th January 1957

NB BBC broadcast a colour television test transmission featuring singers Cy Grant and Carole Carr. Not a part of the official schedule. Repeated the following day

BBC The Show Band Show

Bing Crosby – sings songs from High Society (due to appear by radiophone from Hollywood the previous week, but it wasn’t ready until after the show had finished)

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage

ATV Bag Of Tricks

Musical guests not known


Thursday 31st January 1957

BBC A BBC Colour Test Transmission

Black and white repeat of previous day’s show

BBC Humphrey Littleton & His Band and The Coronets 7:11 - 7:45 pm

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

Musical guests not known

AR TV Playhouse: Guest At The House 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Play, with Petula Clark as Evelyn a semi-invalid whose presence causes tension at a friend's home

AR Jack Hylton Presents: Alfred Marks Time

Lonnie Donegan – acts in sketch


Friday 1st February 1957

BBC Elton Hayes 10:00 - 10:35 pm (guitar and songs)

AR Cherry Wainer 7:20 - 7:30 pm

AR Jack Hylton Presents Music Box

With The Crazy Gang

No guests of interest in this edition

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 2nd February 1957

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Musical guests not known

BBC Jazz Saturday

Lonnie Donegan

Hunphrey Littleton with Beryl Bryden, George Melly

Cy Laurie

ATV Musical Cheers 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)



Sunday 3rd February 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Eve Boswell

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Jimmy Young, Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson, Sabrina - I Want A Man Not A Mouse (NB Val Parnell had banned the gown that Sabrina had planned to wear at it was considered too revealing), Tony Brent, Eula Parker, Glen Mason, Joan Savage, Paddie O'Neil


Monday 4th February 1957

BBC Off The Record

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Tuesday 5th February 1957

BBC The Festival Of Popular British Song

Musical guests not known

ITN News

Bill Haley interview


Wednesday 6th February 1957

ATV Bag Of Tricks

Musical guests not known


Thursday 7th February 1957

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Musical guests not known


Friday 8th February 1957

BBC Children’s Television: Jazz Club

Musical guests not known

AR Jack Hylton Music Box

No guests of interest in this edition

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 9th February 1957

BBC The Dave King Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Musical guests not known

ATV Musical Cheers 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

Joyce Clark (singer)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Alma Cogan


Sunday 10th February 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Guy Mitchell

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Eve Boswell

Dick James

Ronnie Hilton

The Kaye Sisters

The King Brothers

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 11th February 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Tuesday 12th February 1957

BBC The Festival Of British Popular Song

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 13th February 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 14th February 1957

AR Steve Race Presents A Man Wrote A Song repeat of 17 January 1957


Friday 15th February 1957

AR Jack Hylton’s Music Box

Musical guests not known

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition

AR Meet Ronnie Ronaldo


Saturday 16th February 1957

NB The so-called ‘Toddler’s Truce’ is broken by both the BBC and ITA tonight, while ITA broadcasts until midnight

BBC The Six Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm (first edition)

Michael Holliday

Kenny Baker and His Dozen

The King Brothers

Pouishnoff (classical pianist)

ATV Musical Cheers 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Guy Mitchell Show 9:00 – 10:00 pm


Sunday 17th February 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Mitchell Torok

Morecombe and Wise perform a sketch about how they imagined rock n roll began

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

David Whitfield

Ronnie Carroll

The Jones Boys

Maxine Daniels

Rose Brennan

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 18th February 1957

BBC Monday Melody 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Musical guests not known

BBC Off The Record 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Musical guests not known


Thursday 21 February 1957

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Yana


Friday 22nd February 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 23rd February 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Dennis Lotis

Mick Milligan and his band

BBC The Eamonn Andrews Show

Musical guests not known

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Musical guests not known


Sunday 24th February 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

The Stargazers

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Tommy Steele

Edmund Hockridge

The Bob Cort Skiffle Group

Sheila Buxton

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 25th February 1957

BBC Starlight 8:30 - 8:45 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Tuesday 26th February 1957

BBC Mostly Maynard (Bill Maynard)

The Keytones

Granada Liberace


Wednesday 27th February 1957

BBC The Show Band Parade

Musical guests not known

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 28th February 1957

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Friday 1st March 1957

BBC A-Z

Eartha Kitt

Anton Karas

Kay Cavendish – speaks about the BBC’s ban on her song ‘I’ve Fallen In Love With A Small Dark Gentleman’

AR Jack Hylton Music Box

George Formby

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 2nd March 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Tommy Steele and His Steelmen, Russ Henderson & His Steel Band

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Musical guests not known

ABC The Girl Friend 9:00 - 10:00 pm

A rock n roll version of the 1927 musical with Lita Roza and Dennis Lotis

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Sunday 3rd March 1957

BBC Eurovision Song Contest

UK entry:

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Gary Crosby – Noah Found Grace In The Arms Of The Lord, The Nearness of You, The Birth of the Blues

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Ruby Murray

Desmond Lane

Suzi Miller

The Mike McKenzie Trio

Victor Labati,

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 4th March 1957

BBC Monday Melody

Musical guests not known

BBC Off The Record

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 6th March 1957

BBC At Home

Vera Lynn

BBC Variety Club of Great Britain Annual Award For 1956

Musical guests not known

ITN News

Lord Kitchener (Calypso) interview about independence for Ghana


Thursday 7th March 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Gary Crosby

The Kaye Sisters


Friday 8th March 1957

BBC Children’s Television

Jazz Club

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 9th March 1957

BBC The Dave King Show

Musical guests not known

BBC The Six Five Special

Big Bill Broonzy

Tommy Steele & His Steelemen

The Vipers’ Skiffle Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Max Bygraves Show

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Max Bygraves Show

Skiffle group Max Bygraves (guitar), Peter Sellers (drums), Eric Sykes (bass) – An Old Shanty in Old Shanty Town


Sunday 10th March 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Paris variety special

Musical guests not known

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lita Roza

The Johnson Bros

The Three Dueces

Norma Evans,

Ray Burns

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 11th March 1957

BBC Monday Melody

Musical guests not known

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Wednesday 13th March 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 14th March 1957

AR Cool For Cats 7:15 - 7:30 Networked

Musical guests not known

Granada Pay Attention

Marion Ryan, Glen Mason


Friday 15th March 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition

Granada Jazz From Manchester

Musical guests not known


Saturday 16th March 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Dickie Valentine

The Beverley Sisters

BBC The Six Five Special

Tommy Steele and His Steelemen

Dennis Lotis

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

The Southlanders

ITN News

Frankie Lymon interview

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Sunday 17th March 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Lonnie Donegan

Pearl Bailey – My Man, Tired

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Yana

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Marion Ryan

Audrey Jeans

Jimmy Parkinson

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 18th March 1957

BBC Off The Record

Kathie Kay

Annette Klgoger

Edmund Hockridge

Harry Secombe – Catari Catari

Larry Adler


Tuesday 19th March 1957

BBC Hits and Misses

Dennis Lotis


Thursday 21st March 1957

BBC The Fred Emney Show

Corry Brokken – Just Like Then (Eurovision winner)

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Musical guests not known

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known


Friday 22nd March 1957

AR Palais Party

Musical guests not known


Saturday 23rd March 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Tommy Steele & His Steelemen

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Gorup

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

BBC The Eamonn Andrews Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Harry Secombe Show 8:30 - 9:15 pm

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Sunday 24th March 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8:00 - 9:00 pm

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Max Bygraves

Joan Regan

The Maple Leaf Four

Penny Nicholls

Mike Shaun

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 25th March 1975

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Wednesday 27th March 1957

BBC The Show Band Parade

Musical guests not known

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 28th March 1957

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known

BBC The Wharf Road Mob

Drama documentary about a youth club frequented by teddy boys


Friday 29th March 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 30th March 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Baby Baby (clip from Rock Rock Rock)

Tommy Steele & His Steelemen

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Jewell & Warriss Show

Alma Cogan

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Sunday 31st March 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Anne Shelton – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Frankie Vaughan – Green Door, Garden of Eden, Cold Cold Shower

The King Brothers

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Eddie Calvert

The Stargazers

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Robert Earl

Ronnie Harris

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 1st April 1957

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet

BBC Monday Melody

Jimmy Young

Avon Cities Jazz Band

Ray Bush and the Skiffle Group

George Brown (Calypso singer)


Tuesday 2nd April 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

BBC (unknown title) 10.00 – 10.45 pm

Frankie Vaughan


Thursday 4th April 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Horace Dargle (jazz)

Dickie Valentine – I Want To Say Hello, All Of You, Chapel of the Roses

Billie Anthony – Pretty Baby

Granada Spot the Tune

Musical guests not known


Friday 5th April 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 6th April 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Larry Adler

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Baby Baby (Rock Rock Rock film clip)

Cy Laurie

BBC The Dave King Show

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Henderson Show

The Tanner Sisters

ABC Teddy Gang 10:45 - 11:45

Play written by John Kruse

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Sunday 7th April 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Baby Baby, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Teenage Love (NB this was a pre-recorded appearance filmed the day before made in order to beat a Home Office order which forbade anyone under the age of fifteen years from appearing on television on a Sunday)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Ronnie Hilton

Malcolm Vaughan

Lorrae Desmond

Malcolm Mitchell

Margaret Bond

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 8th April 1957

ITV Answers Please

Guests: Humphrey Littleton

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Tuesday 9th April 1957

BBC Vera Lynn Sings

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet

AR Telerama

Ted Heath and his orchestra


Wednesday 10th April 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 11th April 1957

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known


Friday 12th April 1957

AR Palais Party

Vic Carter – Rock A Billy


Saturday 13th April 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Chris Barber’s Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Dickie Valentine

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Eve Boswell

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Sunday 14th April 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Rosemary Clooney

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Ruby Murray

David Hughes

Michael Holliday

Patti Lewis

Lucille Mapp

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 15th April 1957

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Tuesday 16th April 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known


Thursday 18th April 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Alan Dean (ex the Keynotes)

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known


Friday 19th April 1957 Good Friday

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Saturday 20th April 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Count Basie interview

Tony Crombie & His Rockers

Ronnie Hilton

Graham Stuart & His Jazzband

BBC The Eamonn Andrews Show

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Rosemary Clooney Show 8:30 – 9:15 pm

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Sunday 21st April 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Johnnie Ray

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Yana

Dennis Lotis

Mitchell Torok

Petula Clark

Kirk Stevens

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 22nd April 1957 Bank Holiday

BBC Vera Lynn

ITV Bury The Hatchett

Patti Lewis (singer from Canada)

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Wednesday 24th April 1957

BBC Show Band Parade

Musical guests not known

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 25th April 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show 6:45 - 7:15 pm


Friday 26th April 1957

AR Palais Party

The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group


Saturday 27th April 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Terry Dene and His Deneagers (also seen as Denemen)

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

Leon Bell & His Bellcats

The Johnny Lenniz Group

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Musical guests not known

ABC The Joe Loss Show 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Dennis Lotis

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Sunday 28th April 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Shirley Bassey

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dickie Valentine

Lee Lawrence

Barbara Lyon

Billie Anthony

The Kordites

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 29th April 1957

ATV The Adventures of Robin Hood

Children of the Greenwood

Peter and Jane Asher

ATV Lunch Box

Sheila Buxton


Tuesday 30th April 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Musical guests not known

BBC Michael Holiday 9:10 - 9:20 pm

ATV Lunch Box

Sheila Buxton


Wednesday 1st May 1957

ATV Lunch Box

Sheila Buxton


Thursday 2nd May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show 6:45 - 7:15 pm

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Musical guests not known

ATV Lunch Box

Sheila Buxton

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Friday 3rd May 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Saturday 4th May 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

NB Peter Murray misses the show due to mumps

Johnny Dankworth & His Band with Cleo Laine

Roy Blackwell & His Group

Bob Cort and His Skiffle Group

The Johnson Brothers

ABC Variety Showtime 3:00 - 4:15 pm

From USAF Base, Burtonwood, Lancashire

Musical guests not known

ABC The Joe Loss Show

Dennis Lotis

ABC Saturday Spectacular 8:30 - 9:15 pm

Tommy Steele

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Sunday 5th May 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Jimmy Young

Jill Day

Marion Ryan

The Three Deuces

Russ Hamilton

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 6th May 1957

BBC Rhyme And Rhythm 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Musical guests not known

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Wednesday 8th May 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Thursday 9th May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show

Granada Spot The Tune

NB Marion Ryan wears her 101st different dress

Marion Ryan – I’ve Got The World On A String


Friday 10th May 1957

AR Palais Party 10:16 - 10:46 pm

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 11th May 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Denny Boyce & His Band

Michael Holliday

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Musical guests not known


Sunday 12th May 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group – Gambling Man, Cumberland Gap

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Slim Whitman

Anne Shelton

Don Lang

Patrick O'Hagen

Kathie Kay

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Tuesday 14th May 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known


Thursday 16th May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show

NB Her dress gets caught on scenery at one point

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Lita Roza


Friday 17th May 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 18th May 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Guest Comic: Ken Dodd

The Delta Four

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Harry Walton & His Dixieland Jazzman

Terry Dene & His Deneagers

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Gracie Fields Show

Musical guests not known

ABC The Joe Loss Band

Musical guests not known


Sunday 19th May 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

The Platters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Gracie Fields


Monday 20th May 1957

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Tuesday 21st May 1957

BBC Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn – True Love, The World Is Mine, Wonderful Copenhagen


Wednesday 22nd May 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show

Joan Savage


Thursday 23rd May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show


Friday 24th May 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 25th May 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Guest comic: Jimmy Logan (due to be Mike & Bernie Wintres)

Lita Roza

David Hughes

Eric Delaney Band

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Nancy Whiskey

Art Baxter & His Sinner

The Burt Twins

The Clyde Valley Stompers

The Glasgow Rock N Roll Sinners

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Joan Regan

ABC Saturday Spectacular Show

Musical guests not known

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Joe Loss Band


Sunday 26th May 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Frankie Laine

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Ronnie Hilton

Shirley Bassey

Edmund Hockridge

David Galbraith

Sheila Buxton

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 27th May 1957

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet

BBC Tonight

Sheila Buxton


Tuesday 28th May 1957

BBC Tonight

Sheila Buxton

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known


Thursday 30th May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Shirley Bassey

Edmund Hockridge


Friday 31st May 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 1st June 1957

BBC Six Five Special (Extra Special): Humphrey Littleton & His Band 6:45 - 7:00 pm

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Musical guests not known

ABC The Joe Loss Show 6:30 - 7:30 pm

NB Includes the Howard Keel Singing Contest run in association with MGM who wre promoting Keel's movie., Kismet

Dennis Lotis

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The David Whitfield Show 8:30 - 9:15 pm

David Whitfield

Yana

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Sunday 2nd June 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Guy Mitchell – She Wears Red Feathers, Singing The Blues

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lita Roza

The Stargazers

Maxine Daniels

Billy McCormack

Jimmy Jackson

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 3rd June 1957

BBC Blackpool Show Parade

Musical guests not known

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Wednesday 5th June 1957

BBC Blackpool Show Parade 9:00 - 9:45 pm

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night From Butlin’s Holiday Camp, Clacton 10:15 - 10:46

No guests of interest in this edition


Thursday 6th June 1957

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Friday 7th June 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 8th June 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Jim Dale

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Dickie Valentine

The Jazz Couriers

BBC The Ted Ray Show

Shirley Abicair

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Frankie Laine Show 8:30 – 9:30 pm

ABC The Joe Loss Show

Dennis Lotis


Sunday 9th June 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Howard Keel

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Max Bygraves

Alma Cogan

Dave King

Joan Regan

Dickie Valentine

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 10th June 1957

BBC Goodbye Gaiety

The closing of the Gaiety Theatre, London

Ruby Murray


Tuesday 11th June 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 12th June 1957

AR Holiday Night

No guests of interest in this edition


Thursday 13th June 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: The Mindy Carson Show

Musical guests not known

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Friday 14th June 1957

AR Palais Party

No guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 15th June 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Ronnie Carroll

Tony Brent

Johnny Duncan & His Bluegrass Boys

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

Larry Adler

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The George Formby Show

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss


Sunday 16th June 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Eddie Fisher

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Monday 17th June 1957

BBC Picture Parade

A clip from ‘The Tommy Steele Story’

BBC Blackpool Show Parade

Musical guests not known

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Tuesday 18th June 1957

Granada Alan Young

Guylaine Guy


Wednesday 19th June 1957

BBC The Show Band Show

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

Eddie Calvert

AR Cool For Cats 6:30 - 6:45 Networked

Tommy Steele


Thursday 20th June 1957

BBC Away To Music

Musical guests not known


Friday 21st June 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6:30 - 6:45 Networked

Guy Mitchell


Saturday 22nd June 1957

BBC Light Programme Music Festival 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Musical guests not known

ATV Saturday Showcase

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Guy Mitchell Show 9:30 - 10:30 pm

BBC Six Five Special (Extra Special): Chris Barber & His Band with Ottilie Patterson

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss


Sunday 23rd June 1957

ABC In Person - Frankie Vaughan

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Monday 24th June 1957

BBC Blackpool Show Parade

Musical guests not known

AR Monday Date

Dickie Valentine

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Tuesday 25th June 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 26th June 1957

BBC Rooftop

Rosemary Squires

AR Holiday Night

No guests of interest in this edition


Thursday 27th June 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

The Stargazers


Friday 28th June 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat (music and song)

Musical guests not known


Saturday 29th June 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Lita Roza, Humphrey Littleton and His Band, Bob Cork Skiffle Group, Tony Kinsey Quartet

BBC The Frankie Vaughan Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

BBC Light Programme Music Festival

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Mel Torme Show

Lonnie Donegan

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night (Tower Theatre, New Brighton)

Musical guests not known


Sunday 30th June 1957

ATV Sunday Night In Blackpool 9:00 - 10:00 pm

The Four Lads

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Monday 1st July 1957

AR Monday Date

Dickie Valentine


Tuesday 2nd July 1957

BBC The Henry Hall Show

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 3rd July 1957

AR Holiday Night

The Stargazers


Thursday 4th July 1957

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Friday 5th July 1957

BBC Rocking With Laughter - Blackpool Summer Revue

Musical guests not known

ATV Liberace


Saturday 6th July 1957

BBC Six Five Special (Extra Special)

Shirley Bassey – Tonight My Heart She Is Singing

Jim Dale

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Musical guests not known

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss and his orchestra

BBC A-Z

Eddie Calvert


Sunday 7th July 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Yana

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Monday 8th July 1957

AR Monday Date 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Dickie Valentine (co host with Shani Wallis)

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 9th July 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

BBC A Jazz Session With The Dill Jones Trio

ITV Personal Appearance

Eve Boswell


Wednesday 10th July 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6:30 - 6:45 pm Networked

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

Eric Winstone and his orchestra


Thursday 11th July 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Host Des O’Connor replacing Benny Hill was recovering from appendicitis

BBC Digby Wolfe’s in Sheep’s Clothing

Lita Roza in comedy acting role


Friday 12th July 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats 6:30 - 6:45 pm not a repeat

Musical guests not known

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet

ATV Liberace


Saturday 13th July 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Dennis Lotis, Don Lang & His Frantic Five, Jim Dale, George Fierstone & His Sextet

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Musical guests not known


Sunday 14th July 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Tommy Steele and his Steeleman

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Monday 15th July 1957

AR Monday Date

Dickie Valentine


Tuesday 16th July 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

Granada Alan Young

Petula Clark

ATV Lunch Box

Sheila Buxton


Wednesday 17th July 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

No guests of interest in this edition


Friday 19th July 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Saturday 20th July 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Dennis Lotis

Vic Lewis & His Orchestra

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Terry Dene

Patti Lewis

BBC The Jimmy Wheeler Show

Larry Adler

ABC Saturday Showcase

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Mel Torme Show

ABC Holiday Town - Bridlington

Musical guests not known


Sunday 21st July 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

NB Mel Torme was due to appear but cancelled

Shirley Bassey

Ronnie Hilton

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Monday 22nd July 1957

AR Monday Date

Dickie Valentine


Tuesday 23rd July 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

BBC Say It With Music

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 24th July 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

No guests of interest in this edition


Thursday 25th July 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: Johnnie Ray 8:30 – 9:15 pm

BBC Digby Wolfe in Sheep’s Clothing

Lita Roza was to star in her debut comedy acting role. This would be her last appearance in the show. She felt that she wasn’t getting enough screen time to warrant her continuing appearance, so asked the BBC is she could leave. She co-starred with current lover Digby Wolfe. Her place would be taken by Lorre Desmond, who played Ronnie Carroll’s aunt


Friday 26th July 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Saturday 27th July 1957

BBC The Six Five Special (Extra Special)

Ted Heath & His Orchestra

BBC Cavalcade of Rhythm

Dennis Lotis

ATV Saturday Showcase

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Lonnie Donegan Show 9:00 - 10:00 pm

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Musical guests not known


Sunday 28th July 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Mel Torme

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Monday 29th July 1957

AR Monday Date

Dickie Valentine


Tuesday 30th July 1957

ITV Personal Appearance

Dorothy Squires – medley of ‘wonderful’ songs

Granada The Patti Page Show


Wednesday 31st July 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Nights

Eric Winstone and his orchestra


Thursday 1st August 1957

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet

Granada Liberace


Friday 2nd August 1957

ITV LIberace

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Saturday 3rd August 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Dennis Lotis

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jim Dale

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show 9:30 - 10:30 pm

Shirley Bassey

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Sunday 4th August 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Guy Mitchell

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Tuesday 6th August 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

BBC Say It With Music

Musical guests not known

AR The Patti Page Show


Wednesday 7th August 1957

AR Carroll Levis Show

Gaytors Skiffle Group

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

Eric Winstone and his orchestra


Thursday 8th August 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Musical guests not known


Friday 9th August 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat

Musical guests not known

BBC Jazz Session

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ATV Liberace


Saturday 10th August 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Mel Torme

Shirley Abacair

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

The Vipers Skiffle Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Henderson Show

No guests of interest in this edition

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Sunday 11th August 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Alma Cogan (cancelled due to throat problems)

Yana (replaced Alma Cogan)

Charlie Gracie – four songs and an instrumental Guitar Boogie

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Tuesday 13th August 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

BBC The Henry Hall Show

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 14th August 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

Eric Winstone and his orchestra


Friday 16th August 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Jack Hylton Music Box

Hutch, Lloyd Bucher, Joe Bundy

ATV Liberace


Saturday 17th August 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Charlie Gracie

Petula Clark

Jim Dale

Dennis Lotis

Eric Delaney & His Orchestra

Humphrey Littleton & His Band

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

ATV Saturday Showcase

Musical guests not known

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Gisele Mackenzie Show


Sunday 18th August 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Tommy Steele & His Steelemen

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Top Numbers

Glen Mason

Terry Dene


Tuesday 20th August 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

BBC Say It With Music

Musical guests not known

ITV Personal Appearance

Beatrice Arnac


Wednesday 21st August 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Nights

Eric Winstone and his orchestra


Thursday 22nd August 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Giselle McKenzie


Friday 23rd August 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ATV Liberace


Saturday 24th August 1957

BBC Six Five Special (Extra Special)

Chris Barber’s Jazz Band with Ottile Patterson

Johnny Duncan & His Blue Grass Boys

ATV Saturday Showcase 6:15 - 6:30 pm

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Johnnie Ray Show

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Sunday 25th August 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Jimmy Young

The Deep River Boys

ABC Top Numbers 4:00 - 4:30pm

Musical guests not known

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Tuesday 27th August 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

BBC The Henry Hall Show

Ronnie Carroll

AR The Patti Page Show


Wednesday 28th August 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

Jimmy Young


Thursday 29th August 1957

AR Jack Hylton Presents Summer’s Here

Musical guests not known


Friday 30th August 1957

BBC Eddie Calvert 6:45 - 7:15 pm

AR Jack Hylton’s Music Box

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ATV Liberace


Saturday 31st August 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Ray Anthony

The Deep River Boys

Eric Delaney & His Band

Chris Baber’s Jazzband with Ottile Patterson

Michael Holliday

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show

Musical guests not known

Scottish This Is Scotland

The Clyde Valley Stompers – Rock N Roll Sinners


Sunday 1st September 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

Shirley Bassey, Dickie Valenetine

ABC Top Numbers 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Rosemary Squires, Glen Mason

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio


Tuesday 3rd September 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

BBC Shirley Bassey Comes Home 6:45 – 7:15 pm

ITV Personal Appearance

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

Granada Liberace


Wednesday 4th September 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

Dorothy Squires

Eric Winstone and his orchestra

AR Spotlight On Teenagers 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Clips from the movies Rock, Rock, Rock, Rebel Without A Cause, Cry in the Night and Untamed Youth


Thursday 5th September 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Howard Jones (singer) due to appear, but fell ill. Replaced with Joseph Locke

Lita Roza

Russ Hamilton


Friday 6th September 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Saturday 7th September 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra with Cleo Laine

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Betty Smith & Her Jazz Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Musical guests not known

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC The Peter Sellers Show 9:30 - 10:30 pm

Musical guests not known


Sunday 8th September 1957

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool

David Hughes (singer)

ABC Top Numbers 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Michael Holliday

Al White

Leoni Page

Joy Harvey

ATV Face The Mike

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio


Tuesday 10th September 1957

Granada Songs At Six 6:00 to 6:30 pm

Introduced by Housewives’ Choice compere George Elrick

Eve Lister

Tonny Dalli

ITV Liberace


Wednesday 11th September 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Holiday Night

Eric Winstone and his orchestra


Thursday 12th September 1957

BBC Dennis Lotis In Hits And Misses 7:30 - 8:00 pm

AR Looking Around (admag) with Alan Freeman

Musical guests not known


Friday 13th September 1957

BBC Dill Jones Trio (jazz)

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Jack Hylton Music Box

Musical guests not known

ITV Liberace


Saturday 14th September 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Guest comic: Bill Maynard

Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

James Rushing

The Jazz Couriers

Bob Cort & His Skiffle Group

Jim Dale

Nancy Whiskey

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Billy Eckstein Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Billy Eckstein – Exactly Like You, Stella by Starlight, Passing Strangers, No One But You, Biibalu


Sunday 15th September 1957

BBC September Mood 3:55 - 4:15 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3:00 - 3:30 pm (American show)

The Hi-Los

Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Host: Dickie Henderson)

Harry Secombe

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10:35 - 11:05 pm

Max Bygraves

Joan Regan – Wonderful Wonderful

Malcolm Vaughan

Maxine Daniels

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

The Confrey Phillips Trio


Tuesday 17th September 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View

Steve Race

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ITV Jack Hylton Presents Max Miller in That’s Life

Vanessa Lee – Let Me Be Loved

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Jacqueline Francois (French singing star)


Wednesday 18th September 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Lucille Mapp

Granada The Patti Page Show


Thursday 19th September 1957

BBC Hits Or Misses

Patti Lewis

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Friday 20th September 1957

ATV A Salute To Show Business 8:00 - 10:00 pm

A £20,000 show celebrating the second anniversary Of ITV

Dickie Valentine


Saturday 21st September 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

The John Barry Seven

Elvis Presley - Loving You film clip

Ted Heath & His Music

Dennis Lotis

The John Barry Seven

Patti Lewis

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Norman Wisdom Show

Musical guests not known

ABC Top Of The Bill 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Shirley Abicair


Sunday 22nd September 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Frankie Vaughan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Alma Cogan – That’s Happiness

Ronnie Hilton – Marching Along To The Blues


Monday 23rd September 1957

BBC Stars At Blackpool

The Tanner Sisters – A Handful of Songs, Puttin’ On The Style

AR Jack Hylton’s Irish Music Box

The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Brendan O’Dowda – The Pride of Tipperary

Grace O’Connor


Tuesday 24th September 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known

AR The Patti Page Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show: The Norman Wisdom Show 9:30 - 10:30 pm

Musical guests not known


Thursday 26th September 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Friday 27th September 1957

BBC Edmondo Ross

David Jacobs in contestant in music quiz

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Saturday 28th September 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Joe Loss & His Orchestra with Rose Brennan

Ross Macmanus and Larry Gretton

The Southlanders

The Tony Kinsey Quartet

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Rosemary Squires

Russ Hamilton

BBC These Are The Shows

Vera Lynn

The Beverley Sisters

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Mel Torme Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Mel Torme – Not While We’re Dancing The Tango

Jill Day


Sunday 29th September 1957

BBC Salute To Song

Donald Peers

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3:00 – 3:30 pm (American show)

The Hi-Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

The Tanner Sisters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10:35 – 11:05 pm

Ruby Murray – Little White Lies

Tommy Steele – Hey You

The Kaye Sisters

Michael Holliday

Don Harper

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 30th September 1957

BBC Come Dancing: The World Rock N Roll Championships


Tuesday 1st October 1957

AR Cool for Cats

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 2nd October 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Lucille Mapp


Thursday 3rd October 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

The Ray Ellington Quartet – Don’t Burn Me Up, Little Darling, Wrap Your Troubles In Bongos

Billie Anthony


Friday 4th October 1957

BBC Off The Record 9:00 - 9:30 pm

Musical guests not known

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 10:15 - 10:35 pm

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10:25 - 10:46 pm


Saturday 5th October 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Guest comics: Mike & Bernie Winters – Does My Baby (Mike on clarinet, Bernie on bass)

Elvis Presley – Loving You film clip

Michael Holliday

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Don Rendell Jazz Six

Sonny Stewart & His Skiffle Kings

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Allan Jones Show

Juliette Greco

ABC Top Of The Bill

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas – I’m Satisfied With My Girl, My Baby Said Goodbye, Honky Tonk Piano


Sunday 6th October 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Jimmy Young

The Johnston Brothers

Don Lang

Marion Keene

Joe 'Mr. Piano' Henderson

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Tuesday 8th October 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Tommy Sands – Let Me Be Loved (featured disc)

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Petula Clark

ITV The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis – Come To The Ball, Whose Baby Are You, Easter Parade, Tammy


Thursday 10th October 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Friday 11th October 1957

BBC Those Beverley Sisters

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

Judy Canova (country singer)

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle and his orchestra


Saturday 12th October 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Terry Dene & His Dene Aces

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Basil Kirchin & His Band

Les Hobeaux

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Georges Guetary Show

No music guests of interest


Sunday 13th October 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Host: Bob Monkhouse

Larry Parnes and Betty Gearrett

Edmund Hockridge – Luck Be A Lady

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

The Deep River Boys

Eddie Calvert

Terry Wayne

Betty Smith and her Quintet

Rita Williams

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

ABC Top Numbers 4:45 - 5:15 pm

Musical guests not known


Monday 14th October 1957

BBC Miss World 1957

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 15th October 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 16th October 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Lucille Mapp


Thursday 17th October 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Show

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

NB Due to a technical fault the second part of the show had already started before the preceding commercial break had finished

The Keynotes


Friday 18th October 1957

BBC Off The Record

Musical guests not known

BBC Those Beverley Sisters

Ray Ellington

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Saturday 19th October 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Liverpool Boys’ Club special with guest appearances from Roger Brasher and Roger Bannister

Frankie Vaughan

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Murray Campbell & His Trumpet

Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show

Larry Parks & Betty Garrett

ABC Top Of The Bill

Musical guests not known


Sunday 20th October 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Joan Regan (cancelled due to flu)

Shirley Bassey

Dave King

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dorothy Squires

Edna Savage

Johnny Duncan and The Blue Grass Boys

Des O'Connor

Russ Conway

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

BBC Variety 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Frankie Vaughan


Monday 21st October 1957

ATV Lunch Box

Leoni Page


Tuesday 22nd October 1957

ATV Lunch Box

Leoni Page

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show: The Hughie Green Show

Larry Parks

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis – I Complain


Wednesday 23rd October 1957

ATV Lunch Box

Leoni Page

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 24th October 1957

BBC Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box

Leoni Page

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Friday 25th October 1957

BBC Those Beverley Sisters

ATV Lunch Box

Leoni Page

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle and his orchestra


Saturday 26th October 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Colin Hicks & His Cabin Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Terry Wayne – Teenage Boogie

BBC The Saturday Show: Alma Cogan in Make Mine Music 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Alma Cogan

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Valentine Show

Dickie Valentine – Long Before I Knew, Just In Time

Aileen Cochrane


Sunday 27th October 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Frankie Laine – Woman In Love, Jezabel, Lonesome Road, Fats Waller medley

Juliette Greco

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Max Bygraves

Lonnie Donegan

Lita Roza

Peter Sellers

Don Fox

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

Judy Canova


Tuesday 29th October 1957

AR Cool For Cats (but not shown on AR)

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Diahann Carroll – While We’re Young, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet


Wednesday 30th October 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 31st October 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR Street Music 10:30 - 10:46 pm (ad mag with buskers)

Host: Rolf Harris

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Petula Clark

AR Carroll Levis Show

The Jeanagers Skiffle Group


Friday 1st November 1957

BBC Jack Payne’s Off The Record

Musical guests not known

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Saturday 2nd November 1957

BBC The World, Our Stage

Celebrating 21 years of BBC TV

Dickie Valentine – Just In Time

BBC The Six Five Special

Petula Clark

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Les Hobeaux

The Solas

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The David Whitfield Show

David Whitfield

Ruby Murray

The Jones Boys


Sunday 3rd November 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dave King

Shirley Bassey

Ray Ellington

Gary Miller

Larry Page and the Page Boys

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Tuesday 5th November 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show: The David Whitfield Show


Wednesday 6th November 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known


Thursday 7th November 1957

AR Alfred Marks’ Time

Anne Shelton – in Highway Patrol sketch

Eddie Calvert – September Song, Tell The Truth

AR Carroll Levis Show

The Rhythm Boys (skiffle group)


Friday 8th November 1957

BBC Those Beverley Sisters

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Saturday 9th November 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Rosemary Squires

The Southlanders

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Six-Five All Star Buskers

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Benny Hill Show

Shirley Abicair

ABC Top Numbers 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Musical guests not known


Sunday 10th November 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Host: Hughje Green

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Joan Regan

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Colin Hicks and His Cabin Boys

Jimmy Jackson

Spike Milligan

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Monday 11th November 1957

BBC Come Dancing

World Skiffle Group championships (NB despite being the world championship, all the acts are British). First prize is £250.

The Creole Group (from Glasgow)

The Roach River Group (from Littleborough)

The Trentside Five (from Nottingham)

The Moonshiners (from Pogmoor near Barnsley)

The Vagabonds (from Grantham)

The Lumberjacks (from Stamford Hill,London)


Tuesday 12th November 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Elder Barber (singer)

AR Jazz Jive Gala 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 13th November 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Joan Savage

Granada Spot The Tune

Musical guests not known


Thursday 14th November 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Musical guests not known

AR Street Music (ad mag with buskers)

Host: Rolf Harris


Friday 15th November 1957

BBC Off The Record 9:00 - 9:30 pm

Trio Aravah

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 10:15 - 10:35 pm


Saturday 16th November 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

From the Two I’s Coffee House, Soho, London

Guest comics: Mike and Bernie Winters

Wee Willie Harris

The King Brothers

The Worried Men (with Adam Faith)

The Golden Disc film clip (with Terry Dene)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Shirley Douglas

Mike and Bernie Winters with Pete Murray – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (audio was pre-recorded and they mimed at the club)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Lonnie Donegan Show

Lonnie Donegan

ABC Top Of The Bill

Musical guests not known


Sunday 17th November 1957

BBC The Music Of George Gershwin

Musical guests not known

ATV Sunday Night At The Prince Of Wales

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dickie Valentine

Petula Clark

Edmund Hochridge

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Tuesday 19th November 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Featured records

Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite

Billy Ward - Deep Purple

Elvis Presley - You My Darling You

Nick Todd - Plaything

Perry Como - Just Born

BBC Jazz Session

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell Spectacular Show: Lonnie Donegan

Granada Chelsea at Nine

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 20th November 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known


Thursday 21th November 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Friday 22nd November 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Saturday 23rd November 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Ronnie Aldrich & The Squadronaires

Chris Barber And His Jazz Band

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Jim Dale – Just Born, Crazy Dream

Sheila Buxton

The Gaunt Brothers

John Barry & The Seven

The Demijeans

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Six-Five All Star Buskers

ABC Top Numbers

Musical guests not known

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Tommy Cooper Show

Dennis Lotis

Aileen Cochrane – My Love For You


Sunday 24th November 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Host: Hughie Green

Mario Lanza – Because You’re Mine, The Loveliest Night Of The Year, aria from Tosca, Behold

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Anne Shelton

The King Brothers

Peter Elliott – All At Once

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Winifred Atwell

ABC Film Premier 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Tommy Steele in rehearsal for No Time For Tears (for Variety Club of Great Britain)

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Monday 25th November 1957

BBC Panorama

The Hallelujah Skiffle group (Salvation Army)


Tuesday 26th November 1957

Granada Chelsea At Nine

No guests of interest


Wednesday 27th November 1957

BBC Club Night

Musical guests not known

BBC Jimmy Young & The Merritones 10:45 - 11:00 pm

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 28th November 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Alma Cogan in routine Red Riding Hood in Opera

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Musical guests not known


Friday 29th November 1957

BBC Off The Record

Musical guests not known

BBC Shirley Abicair

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Saturday 30th November 1957

BBC The Six Five Special 6:06 - 7:00 pm

David Hughes

The King Brothers

Jon Pertwee (singing)

Jeremy Lloyd

Joyce Shock

The Vernons Girls

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Kenny Baker & His Baker's Dozen

The Confrey Phillips Trio

The Vic Ashe Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Henderson Show

No musical guests of interest

ABC Top Of The Bill

Musical guests not known


Sunday 1st December 1957

ABC Bid For Fame

Roy Gibbs and his Live Jive Five

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Max Bygraves, The Kaye Sisters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Alma Cogan

Marion Ryan

Ronnie Carroll

Terry Dene

Bob Cort

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 2nd December 1957

BBC Picture Parade

Bing Crosby interviewed by Ed Sullivan


Tuesday 3rd December 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 4th December 1957

BBC Jimmy Young & The Merritones

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 5th December 1957

BBC Jazz Session

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Friday 6th December 1957

BBC Shirley Abaicair

Melody d'amour, Pigalle, Little Tonkinese

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page

Patti Page with Jack Rael and his Singers and The Page Five Quintet

ITN News

Paul Anka interview

ATV Six Forty Five: Here’s Humph

Humphrey Littleton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Hi Los, Nelson Riddle and his orchestra


Saturday 7th December 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Guest comic: Graham Stark

Michael Holliday

Marion Ryan – Ding Dong Rockabilly Wedding

Winifred Atwell

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Laurie Gold & His Pieces Of Eight

Jim Dale

The Five Dallas Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

BBC The Saturday Show

The Secombe Saga

ABC Top Numbers

Lita Roza

Edna Savage

Group One

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Penny Nicholls

Neville Wortman

ATV/ABC Pursuit of Happiness

US TV special

Steve Lawrence, Pat Boone, Howard Keel,


Sunday 8th December 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Host: Alfred Marks

Paul Anka

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Gracie Fields

Eve Boswell

Eddie Calvert

Jim Dale

Robert Earl

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 9th December 1957

AR The Jack Hylton Music Box

Musical guests not known


Tuesday 10th December 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known


Wednesday 11th December 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 12th December 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

ATV Val Parnell Star Time

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known


Friday 13th December 1957

BBC Off The Record

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group – Across the Bridge

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show


Saturday 14th December 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Comic guests: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group

Terry Dene

The King Brothers

Lita Roza (cancelled)

Pauline Shepherd (replacing Lita Roza)

Stephane Grappelly with The Dill Jones Trio

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Andre Gersh & His Orchestra

BBC The Saturday Show

No musical guests of interest

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Benny Hill Show

Musical guests not known

ABC Top Numbers

Musical guests not known

ITV The Benny Hill Show

Michael Holliday


Sunday 15th December 1957

ATV Sunday Night At The Prince Of Wales

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dickie Valentine

Ruby Murray

Ronnie Hilton

The Jones Boys

Joey Castell

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Tuesday 17th December 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Sister Rosetta Tharpe & The Chris Barber Band

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Sister Rosetta Tharpe accompanied by Chris Barber’s Band

ITV The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 18th December 1957

BBC Jimmy Young & The Merritones: Girl In The Picture

BBC Crackerjack

Max Bygraves


Thursday 19th December 1957

BBC Jazz Session

Musical guests not known

BBC Vera Lynn Sings

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

AR See You In Soho

Terry Dene & The Denemen

Humphrey Littleton

Zom (skiffle comic)


Saturday 21st December 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

NB Live from Plymouth

Dennis Lotis

Michael Holliday

Terry Dene

Jim Dale

Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra

Chris Barber & His Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Pauline Shepherd – Just Between You And Me

Pauline Shepherd & Don Lang – I Love You Baby

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Gracie Fields Show

No guests of interest in this edition

ABC Top Numbers

Musical guests not known


Sunday 22nd December 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

Mel Torme

ATV Sunday Night At The Prince Of Wales

Petula Clark – With All My Heart, Alone, Away In A Manger, Hark The Herald Angel Sings

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

The Beverley Sisters

Ronnie Ronalde

Johnny Dankworth

The Southlanders

Terry Wayne

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Tuesday 24th December 1957

AR Let’s Get Together

Steve Race

AR Cool For Cats

100 fans join the guests in the studio

AR Christmas Eve Show 8:00 – 9:15 pm

Tommy Steele – May I Call You Princess

Paul Anka – I Love You Baby

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Jericho

Petula Clark

Michael Holliday

Dennis Lotis

Anne Shelton

Dickie Valentine

Frankie Vaughan

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys

Norrie Paramour and his Big Ben’s Banjo Band

Steve Race

Humphrey Littleton

Ted Heath and his Music

The Cool for Cats team


Wednesday 25th December 1957

AR Cool For Cats 4:30 – 4:45 pm

Musical guests not known

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

Petula Clark


Thursday 26th December 1957

BBC Billy Cotton And Alma Cogan

BBC Party

Vera Lynn

ATV Roll Back The Carpets 10:30 - 10:46 pm

Musical guests not known

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Anne Shelton – Ha Ha Ha

ATV Roll Back The Carpet 10:30 – 11:00 pm

Rock and skiffle show

ATV A Santa For Christmas 9:00 – 10:30 pm

An ATV compilation show

Johnnie Ray

Max Bygraves

Joan Regan


Friday 27th December 1957

BBC Off The Record

Musical guests not known


Saturday 28th December 1957

BBC The Six Five Special

Guest comic: Spike Milligan

The King Brothers

Glen Mason

The Vernons Girls

Vic Lewis & His Orchestra

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Danny Boyle & His Band

The Confrey Phillips Trio

Roy Gibbs & The Live Jive Five

The Show Biz Eleven

BBC Top Of The Bill (not the ABC show with the same name)

Musical guests not known

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Joan Regan, Edmund Hockridge

ABC Top Numbers

NB This will replace The Jack Jackson Show in the new year

Jim Dale

Sheila Buxton

Joe (Mister Piano) Henderson


Sunday 29th December 1957

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Dave King, Diahann Carroll

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

In the new year this moves to Saturday early evening opposite Six Five Special

Lonnie Donegan

Barbara Lyon

Mike Winters

Bernie Winters

Ken Mackintosh

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 30th December 1957

AR Cool For Cats

Musical guests not known

Granada The Patti Page Show

AR Jack Hylton: Highlights of 1957

Shirley Bassey


Tuesday 31st December 1957

BBC This Was The Future

Celebrating 21 years of television. The clips may have been taken from other shows

Alma Cogan – Out Of Town

Vera Lynn

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Musical guests not known

BBC The Twelve-Five Special 12:05 - 12:45 am

Live from the restaurant at London International Airport.

The Jazz Couriers with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott, Wee Willie Harris.

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show

Musical guests not known

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Musical guests not known


Also this year...

ITP White Hunter: Inside Story (episode three)

Cy Grant (as Arusha)