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1958


Wednesday 1st January 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7:30 - 8:00 pm (first edition)

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AR Cool For Cats

Frankie Vaughan – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Sammy Davis Jr – Long Before I Met You

Sheila Buxton – In Between Age

AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Don Cameron

AR Val Parnell’s Spectacular

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Granada Spot the Tune

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ATV Lunch Box

Diana Coupland (singer)


Thursday 2nd January 1958

BBC Off The Record

The King Brothers – Put A Light In The Window

The Chris Barber Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson

Dennis Lotis

Joyce Grenfel

Steve Martin

France Clery

John Cairney with Sammy San

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and his Trio

ATV Lunch Box

Diana Coupland (singer)


Friday 3rd January 1958

BBC Quite Contrary, More Contrary, Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical director)

BBC Late Date 10:45 - 11:00 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

AR Cool For Cats

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ATV Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV Rosemary Clooney

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box

Diana Coupland (singer)


Saturday 4th January 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB It was announced the following week that producer Jack Good’s contract was not to be renewed by the BBC. Good was later quoted as saying ‘I had no idea the BBC had announced that I had left.... we were negotiating a new contract’. Dennis Main-Wilson was given production credit for this show.

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Ted Heath and His Music

Rosemary Squires

The Five Dallas Boys

The Worried Men

Johnny Worth

The Downbeaters

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Gracie Fields

ABC Top Numbers

Dennis Lotis

Cleo Laine

Group One

Colin Hicks and His Cabin Boys


Sunday 5th January 1958

ABC Bid For Fame

NB The show would later in the year run a songwriting contest alongside the talent show

The Alley Cats Skiffle Group

Joe Loss and His Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Robert Morley (contracted for four weeks)

Tommy Steele in excerpts from his pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Steele allegedly receives nearly £1000 for his fifteen minute appearance)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lita Roza

The Stargazers

Ronnie Harris

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Terry Dene

Marian Ryan


Monday 6th January 1958

BBC Ted Heath

Ted Heath and His Music

AR Cool For Cats

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Granada The Patti Page Show

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Tuesday 7th January 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine

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ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Wednesday 8th January 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

AR Palais Party 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Don Cameron

AR Cool For Cats

John Fraser

AR Keeping In Step: Both Ends Of The Musical Scale

Documentary

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Thursday 9th January 1958

BBC Show Band Parade

Pauline Shepherd

Anne Shelton

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Diahann Carroll

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and his Trio

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Friday 10th January 1958

BBC Michael Holliday

AR Cool For Cats

no guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Saturday 11th January 1958

NB Today ATV put The Jack Jackson up against The Six-Five Special with Jack Jackson winning

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Viewing figures 1,122,000

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Rosemary Squires

The Tony Kinsey Quintet

The John Barry Seven

Marty Wilde & His Wildcats

Kerry Martin

BBC The Saturday Show: Billy Cotton

Alma Cogan - Ma He's Making Eyes At Me, & Billy Cotton - Do You Remember?

Peter Selelrs - Any Old Iron

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

NB Viewing figures 2,127,000

Joan Regan

Edmund Hockridge – I’ll Buy You A Star

The Dallas Boys – I Never Had the Blues

Dennis Lotis – Good Morning Life

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

no guests of interest in this edition

ABC The Fabulous Steve Allen Show 8:00 - 8:45 pm

Mahalia Jackson


Sunday 12th January 1958

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Robert Morley

Yana

David Whitfield

ABC Top Numbers 11:05 pm - end (networked)

Pearl Carr

Steve Martin

Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group

Petula Clark

Earle and Vaughan

Group One

Maureen Kershaw


Monday 13th January 1958

BBC Ted Heath

Ted Heath and His Music

AR Cool For Cats

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ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)

ATV Gerry's Inn

The Tanner Sisters


Tuesday 14th January 1958

NB TWW (Television Wales and West) begins broadcasting

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show

no guests of interest in this edition

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Wednesday 15th January 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7:30 - 8:00 pm

The Everly Brothers

AR Cool For Cats

no guests of interest in this edition

AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Thursday 16th January 1958

BBC Off The Record

Don Fox

Tony Brent

Marion Ryan

The Southlanders

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

Mantovani

The Beverley Sisters

Cynthia Lanagan

Sonny Stewart and his Skiffle Kings

AR The Jack Hylton Thursday Show: See You Soho

A musical play written by Ted Willis, centered around a coffee bar in Soho, London

Chas McDevitt

Lorne Lesley – Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and his Trio

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Friday 17th January 1958

BBC Quite Contrary, More Contrary, Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

BBC Michael Holliday

ATV Six Forty-Five

Here’s Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

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ITN News

Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley movie premier in London

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark (singer)


Saturday 18th January 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB From the Plaza Ballroom, Tynemouth

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Cleo Laine

Carl Barriteau

The Barry Sisters

Marty Wilde

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Dill Jones Trio

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Gateway Jazz Band

Terry Harvey's Skiffle Group

BBC Frankie Vaughan 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Frankie Vaughan

George Formby

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Alma Cogan

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Chris Barber Jazz Band

Ottilie Patterson

Ray Ellington

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Mario Lanza


Sunday 19th January 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Robert Morley

Winifred Atwell

Harry Secombe

ATV Top Tune Time 10:50 - 11:30 pm

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Kaye Sisters

Terry Wayne

Robert Earl


Monday 20th January 1958

BBC Robinson's Roundabout

Lorie Mann

AR Cool For Cats

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Wednesday 22nd January 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Terry Dene and The Deneagers

BBC The Perry Como Show

The Vagabonds

Roger Williams

Jimmy Dean

AR Cool For Cats

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AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron

ITV Star Time

The King Brothers

Granada Spot The Tune

Marian Ryan


Thursday 23rd January 1958

BBC Show Band Parade

The Four Jacks

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

The King Brothers

Tony Bennett (pencilled in)

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and his Trio


Friday 24th January 1958

BBC Michael Holliday

AR Cool For Cats

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ATV Six Forty Five: Here’s Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

ATV Rainbow Room

Ronnie Mead (singer)


Saturday 25th January 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Marion Ryan

Jon Pertwee

The Stargazers

Marty Wilde

Kenny Baker & The Dozen

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

BBC The Ted Ray Show

Alma Cogan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Don Fox

The Tony Kinsey Quintet

The Most Brothers

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

The Tanner Sisters - Ma He's Making Eyes at Me, My Special Angel, Puttin' on the Style

ABC The Fabulous Steve Allen Show 8:00 - 8:45 pm

Steve Lawrence

ABC Late Night Show 11:15 - 11:45 pm

Rosemary Squires

Ronnie Carroll


Sunday 26th January 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Robert Morley

Tony Bennett

ABC Top Numbers 10:50 - 11:30 pm

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Steve Martin

Sabrina (her temperament apparently caused problems off screen)

Shani Wallis

Michael Holliday

Group One

Maureen Kershaw – Love Me For Ever

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss


Monday 27th January 1958

AR Cool For Cats

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Granafa Chelsea at Nine

Dany Raydel (singer from France)


Tuesday 28th January 1958

AR The Jubilee Show 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 29th January 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

AR Cool For Cats

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AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 30th January 1958

BBC Off The Record

Big Ben’s Banjo Band – Liechtensteiner Polka

Alma Cogan

Jim Dale

Ruby Murray

Bob Cort & His Skiffle Group

Friedel Hensch and the Cyprys

Gervasio Marcosignori

Margot Eskens (Eurovision insert from Hamburg)

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: Alfred Marks’ Time

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and his Trio


Friday 31st January 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

BBC Michael Holliday

AR Cool For Cats

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ATV Rosemary Clooney Show

Bussy Greco

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra


Saturday 1st February 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - featuring The Alley Cats of Chiswick versus The Rebels of Leeds

Lita Roza

The Mudlarks

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Bruce Turner Jump Band

Jim Dale

Danny Purchase

The Beverley Sisters

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Anne Shelton

Tony Brent

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Show

The ‘Champagne Shower’ revue, no guests of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

David Whitfield

Joan Savage

The Southlanders

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Jazz Couriers (including Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes)

Jimmy Jacques


Sunday 2nd February 1958

BBC Meeting Point

Pere Aime Duval (guitar playing Jesuit priest, who is a pop star in France)

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV Top Tune Time

Ronnie Hilton

Eve Boswell

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Jones Boys

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss


Monday 3rd February 1958

AR Cool For Cats

Featured records

Winifred Atwell – Raunchy

The Sprouts – Teen Billy Baby

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You

Big T Tyler – King Kong

Tony Osborne – Nights of Lisbon

Hal Marsh – One Dozen Roses

The Sharps – I’m Going To Lock My Heart

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show

Valerie Masters


Wednesday 5th February 1958

BBC Crackerjack

The Southlanders

BBC The Perry Como Show

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BBC Merely Melville

Mari Ade (Swedish pop singer)

Granada Liberace

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 - 7:00 pm

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AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 6th February 1958

BBC Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton and his band, vocal backing by the Show Band Singers (Cliff Adams)

Ulrick Neumann (guitarist from Denmark)

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Johnny Silver

Sheila Buxton

Victor Soverall (replacing Toni Dalli)

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and his Trio


Friday 7th February 1958

BBC A Date with Anne Shelton

BBC Michael Holliday

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

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ATV Six Forty Five: Here’s Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra


Saturday 8th February 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Rosemary Squires

The Southlanders

Mick Mulligan & His Band with George Melly

Betty Smith Quintet

The City Ramblers

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jimmy Lloyd

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

The Dill Jones Trio

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Michael Holliday

The Mudlarks

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Peter Sellers Show

Tony Dalli

ABC The Fabulous Steve Allen Show (USA show)

Jerry Vale

ABC The Late Night Show

The Mudlarks

Sheila Buxton

Patrick Feeney


Sunday 9th February 1958

BBC Journey Into Melody

Robert Farnon

Petula Clark

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Joyce Blair

ABC Top Numbers

Jill Day

The Tanner Sisters

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Steve Martin

Group One

Maureen Kershaw

Wee Willie Harris

Raymond Warwick

The Ross Taylor Dancers

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss & His Orchestra


Monday 10th February 1958

AR Cool For Cats

NB The last Monday show

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Granada The Patti Page Show

ATV Lunch Box

Eula Parker


Wednesday 12th February 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 - 7:00 pm

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AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Barbara Roscoe

Lou Preager Orchestra

Don Cameron

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 13th February 1958

BBC Off The Record

Eve Boswell (on film)

Terry Burton

Eddie Calvert

The Alan Clare Trio with Bob Burns

Wee Willie Harris (NB apparently his introduction by Jack Payne was insulting)

Les Hobeaux

Michael Holliday

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: See You, Soho 9:30 - 10:30 pm

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas

Lorne Lesley

Tony Dalli

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and his Trio


Friday 14th February 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

Ray Martin

BBC Michael Holliday 10:45 - 11:00 pm

AR Cool For Cats 11:30 - end

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AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View

Steve Race

ITV Six Forty Five: Here’s Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton


Saturday 15th February 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB From The Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra

Ray Ellington Quartet with Val Masters

The Avon Cities Jazz Band

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jim Dale

Lorrae Desmond

Valarie Masters

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - featuring The Six Thunders of Birmingham versus The Moonshiners of Sheffield

BBC The Ted Ray Show

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6:00 - 6:30 pm

David Whitfield

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Lonnie Donegan

Tony Brent

Terry Wayne

ABC Many Happy Returns

Second anniversary show for ABC

Dennis Lotis

The Vernon’s Girls

Gwen Barl (American singer)


Sunday 16th February 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters

ATV Top Tune Time 10:50 - 11:30 pm

Ruby Murray

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Ronnie Hylton

The Jones Boys

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

ABC Top Numbers

The Stargazers

Ken Morris

John Savage


Monday 17th February 1958

BBC (Scotland) Dance Party (first edition)

Margaret Rose (singer)

The Jor Gordon Skiffle Group

Blue Star Dixielanders

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show

Pre-recorded from a BOAC Britannia aeroplane 30,000 feet up flying from London to New York

Winifred Atwell

Ronnie Ronalde

AR Cool For Cats

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ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Joyce Clark


Tuesday 18th February 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine

The Tarriers

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Joyce Clark


Wednesday 19th February 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Shani Wallis

BBC The Perry Como Show

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AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron

AR Cool For Cats

NB Now twice a week (Wednesday and Friday)

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Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Joyce Clark


Thursday 20th February 1958

BBC Show Band Parade

Petula Clark – The Man I Love, Down Argentine Way, South American Way

The Southlanders – Melody D’Amour

Tony Gibbons – The Story Of My Life

The Peter Crawford Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Winifred Atwell

Shani Wallis – It’s Wonderful To Be Loved, Catch A Falling Star, Zing Went The Strings of my Heart

Granada The Rosemary Clooney Show

Th Hi Los

Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Joyce Clark


Friday 21st February 1958

BBC (Scotland) Dance Party

Douglie Lamont (sax player)

AR Let’s Get Together: Top Spin

Tom Glazer plays record requests

AR Cool For Cats

Jack Carroll - One Blade of Grass

Dorothy Squires

Granada Here's Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

Lita Roza

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Joyce Clark


Saturday 22nd February 1958

BBC Six-Five Birthday Special

NB Co-host Josephine Douglas faints just before transmission, but recovers just in time

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Rosemary Squires

The Dallas Boys

Marty Wilde

Laurie London

The Mudlarks

Jackie Dennis

Kenny Baker & The Dozen

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Russell Quaye & The City Ramblers

Paul Anka phone call from the USA

Jim Dale called from Newcastle

Tommy Steele calls from Glasgow and clip from The Tommy Steele Story movie

BBC Variety Parade

The Vernons Girls (referred to in the NME as The Vernons Girl Choir)

Ruby Murray

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Marty Wilde

Eddie Calvert

Paul Beattie

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Yana

ABC The Fabulous Steve Allen Show

Steve Lawrence

ABC Late Night Show

The Tanner Sisters


Sunday 23rd February 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Frankie Vaughan - Music Meastro Please

Alma Cogan (possibly not on)

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters

The Clark Brothers

Johnny Dankworth and his orchestra with Cleo Laine

ABC Top Numbers

Elizabeth Larner

Lita Roza

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Terry Dene

Group One

Maureen Kershaw

ATV Slater’s Bazaar (admag with John Slater) 5:40 - 5:55 pm

Bert Weedon (continues throughout most of the year)

ABC Bid For Fame

Betty Foe (singer)


Monday 24th February 1958

BBC Date With Carole

Group One (NB apparently a note sung by one of the group shattered a glass of one of the viewers)

ATV Midlands Gerry's Inn

Margo Henderson


Tuesday 25th February 1958

ATV The Big Show 9:00 - 10:00 pm

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Granada At Your Request

NB The show will now play twice a week for three weeks

Russ Conway


Wednesday 26th February 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

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AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron

AR Cool For Cats

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra

Granada Spot The Tune

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Thursday 27th February 1958

BBC Off The Record

Winifred Atwell

Gene Austin (US singer from the 1920's and 30's. Apparently this was the first time that the BBC paid the air fare for an American act to appear on a show)

Petula Clark – Baby Lover

Frankie Vaughan (filmed clip)

Dorita y Pepe

Ted Heath and his Music

Rosemary Squires

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: See You Soho

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AR Alfred Marks’ Time

NB Josephine Douglas from Six-Five Special was due to appear in a spoof sketch called the 5.6 Shuttle, but the BBC wouldn’t allow it

Granada At Your Request

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Friday 28th February 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

BBC The Little Beggars

Sandra Alfred (singer)

AR Cool For Cats

NB It was hoped that Buddy Holly & The Crickets could appear, but due to a tight schedule it was unlikely

Granada Here's Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

Marlene Daniels


Saturday 1st March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Jimmy Young

Winifred Atwell

Laurie Gold & His Pieces Of Eight

The King Brothers

Jackie Dennis

The Cab Kaye Quintet

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Eden Street Skiffle Group

Jim Dale

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - featuring The Attic Boys of Hull versus The Southerners of Reading

BBC The Benny Hill Show

The Kaye Sisters

Carl Barrieau

Leslie Jiver Hutchinson

Neville Taylor

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Michael Holliday – The Story of my Life

Lita Roza

Malcolm Vaughan

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Russ Hamilton

Mick Mulligan and his Band

The Four Jacks

Jimmy Young

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Henderson Show 8:30 - 9:20 pm

The Confrey Phillips Trio


Sunday 2nd March 1958

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and His Orchestra

ATV Top Tune Time

Alma Cogan

Jill Day

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

NB the 100th show

Hosted by Robert Morley (also seen as Dickie Valentine)

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

ABC Top Numbers

Pip Hinton

Dennis Lotis

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Jones Boys


Monday 3rd March 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Michael Holliday

Granada Melody Ranch 10:15 - 10:46 pm

Canadian style Ranch house sing-song show

Jackie Lee

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Terry Burton


Tuesday 4th March 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Chris Barber Jazz Band

Larry Adler

The cast of The Bells Are Ringing

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Terry Burton

Granada At Your Request

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Wednesday 5th March 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Michael Holliday

BBC The Perry Como Show

Julius La Rosa

AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Michael Holliday

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats

no guests of interest in this edition

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Terry Burton


Thursday 6th March 1958

BBC Show Band Parade

NB The King Brothers were scheduled to appear but had to cancel

Little Johnny and His Teenagers

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

The Polka Dots

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Jackie Dennis

AR This Week

A look at rock and roll and who actually plays the instruments on record and on stage

Humphrey Lyttelton, Rosemary Squires, Colin Hicks

Granada The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Mary Kaye Trio

Hi Los

Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra

ITV (?) New Airs And Graces

Gerry Grant

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Terry Burton

Granada At Your Request

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Friday 7th March 1958

BBC Sing For Your Supper 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Litz Roza - All The Way

Laurie London

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Petula Clark

Granada Here's Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

ATV Midlands Lunch Box

Terry Burton


Saturday 8th March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Nogotation were made with Paul Anka's UK representative Harold Fielding to have him appear on today's show

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Ted Heath & His Music

Michael Holliday (replacing Gary Miller who was on tour with The Crickets)

Lita Roza

The Five Dallas Boys

The Terry Lightfoot Jazzmen

Don Rendell & The Jazz Couriers (featuring Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott)

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Peter Crawford Trio

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dorothy Squires – A Secret That’s Never Been Told

Ronnie Hilton

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Kaye Sisters

The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

Johnny Luck

Marion Ryan

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

Dickie Valentine

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Stan Stennett & Dickie Valentine – Puttin’ On The Style

ABC The Late Show

The Terry Sisters

Tony Brent

Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson


Sunday 9th March 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Robert Morley

Eve Boswell - Always

ABC Top Numbers

Dennis Ringrowe and his Orchestra

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Rosemary Squires

The Southlanders

Pip Hinton (resident singer)

Group One

Maureen Kershaw (resident singer missed show due to illness)

Lisa Noble

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and His Orchestra


Tuesday 11th March 1958

BBC Shirley Abicair

NB She now uses a new white zither. However, she was unable to appear on the show due to illness, so Ronnie Carroll was called on to fill in

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show: The Big Show

Dickie Valentine

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

Granada Chelsea at Nine

Les Bingsters (French singing group)

Granada At Your Request

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Wednesday 12th March 1958

AR Palais Party

Laurie London (record of the week)

Phil Tate

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Gina Vaughan

AR Cool For Cats

no guests of interest in this edition

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 13th March 1958

BBC Off The Record

Max Bygraves – You Need Hands

Stanley Black (as a performer, not just the Conductor)

Margot Eskens

Jack warner

Tommy Reilly

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: See You, Soho 9:30 - 10:30 pm

Buddy Holly and The Crickets (cancelled as a fee couldn't be agreed)

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

Jeremy Lubbock

Granada The Rosemary Clooney Show

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

Granada At Your Request

content unknown


Friday 14th March 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

no guests of interest in this edition

Granada Here's Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

Cleo Laine


Saturday 15th March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Broadcast from the Caveau de la Huchette in Paris, France and featuring many local jazz stars. The Musicians Union object to the show so no UK music acts are featured. The skiffle contest is alos dropped for the week. The first venue chosen was the jazz cub, Vieux Colombier.

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Stephane Grappelly

The Blue Stars

Art Summers

Marie Velesco

Maxim Saury

Mac'ac

BBC The Ted Ray Show

John Cairney & Sammy San (singers)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

The Imps (skiffle group consisting of 12 year olds)

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

Eve Boswell

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Jackie Dennis

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

Jill Day

ATV The Killing Stones

Theme: Tom Hark (Elias and his Zig-Zag Jive Flutes)


Sunday 16th March 1958

ATV About Religion

A Christ figure wearing jeans and a sweat shirt, played by an anonymous actor is seen crucified

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

The Beverley Sisters

Edmund Hockridge

ABC Top Tune Time

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Michael Holliday

Edna Savage

Tony Brent

The Four Jones Boys

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and His Orchestra

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 17th March 1958

Scottish Monday Dance Party

A daily show

Granada Melody Ranch

Sonia Rees

Marion Ryan


Tuesday 18th March 1958

Granada At Your Request 6:40 – 7:00 pm

Russ Conway

AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Sonny Binick

Sally Brock

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Nancy Whiskey (record of the week guest star)

Granada Chelsea at Nine

content unknown


Wednesday 19th March 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

Eddie Fisher

Pearl Bailey

Kay Starr

BBC Crackerjack

Winifred Atwell

ATV Cool For Cats

Eric Delaney

ITV Melody Ranch

Regulars: Bill O’Connor, Libby Morris, The Maple Leaf Four, Sonia Rees, Danny Levan, The Ranch Hands

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

Granada The Patti Page Show


Thursday 20th March 1958

BBC Cyril Stapleton Presents Show Band Parade

NB The Peters Sisters were due to appear but had to cancel

Eve Boswell

The Mudlarks

Jackie Lee

Jeremy Lubbock

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Not of interest


Friday 21st March 1958

BBC Winifred Atwell

AR Cool For Cats

Beatrice Reading

Granada Liberace

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View

Steve Race

Granada Here's Humph

NB The series was due to finish tonight, but was extended for another two weeks

Humphrey Lyttelton

Dave Brubeck - interview


Saturday 22nd March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

NB Broadcast from the Memorial Hall, Barry, Glamorgan

Lonnie Donegan (also involved in comedy routines and interviews)

Ronnie Carroll

Russ Conway

Eric Delaney Band

The Dill Jones Trio

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jill Day

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Marion Ryan

Dennis Lotis

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Johnson Brothers

Al Saxon

Edna Savage

Ken Mackintosh

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Arthur Haynes Show

The Confrey Phillips Trio

The Kaye Sisters

Shirley Eaton – Civilisation, Love Is

ABC Bid For Fame

NB The show has been moved from Sunday evenings to alternate Saturday evenings and now features a cash incentive for winners

Brian Budge (singer)

Joe Loss & His Orchestra


Sunday 23rd March 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Excerpts from pantomime Robinson Crusoe with David Whitfield (as Crusoe)

ABC Top Numbers

Bertice Reading

Malcolm Vaughan

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Pip Hinton (resident singer)

Group One

Maureen Kershaw (resident singer)

Wee Willie Harris

Valerie Kleiner – Oh I’m Falling In Love Again

ABC Killing Stones (first in series)

Theme Elias and his Zig-Zag Jive Flutes - Tom Hark


Monday 24th March 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Tuesday 25th March 1958

NB Today Granada record a pilot ‘Don’t Shoot – We’re English’ starring Michael Bentine, Clive Dunn and singer Rosemary Squires

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV The Big Show 9:00 - 10:00 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Arthur Haynes Show

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Granada At Your Request - Russ Conway 6:45 - 7:00 pm

Granada Chelsea at Nine

content unknown


Wednesday 26th March 1958

BBC Mainly For Women

Jeremy Lubbock

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Dinah Shore Show 7:30 - 8:15 pm (first edition of American show)

NB To make way for this the BBC dropped every fourth edition of The Perry Como Show

Frank Sinatra

BBC Sammy 8:50 - 9:30 pm

Play, with Anthony Newley

The play finds Newley playing the only character having to find £200 by any means

AR Palais Party

Glen Mason (record of the week)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Bob Burgess

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats 6:10 - 6:40 pm

Paul Anka

Granada The Patti Page Show

Granada Melody Ranch

Sonia Rees


Thursday 27th March 1958

NB ITV announce today that they are considering a new rock n roll show for Saturday evening. One show idea is Saturday Hop, hosted by Jack Jackson, David Jacobs and Johnny Johnson, and the other idea is Oh Boy!, possibly hosted by Pete Murray, who would announce that he is leaving BBC’s Six-Five Special a few days’ later. If an idea is accepted by ITV the show would be produced by Jack Good.

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Off The Record

Buddy Holly and The Crickets - I'm Gonna Love You Too, Listen To  Me (pre-filmed clips)

Spike Milligan – Wish I Knew

Ronnie Hilton

The Mudlarks

Brendan O'Dowda

Diane Todd

George Melly with Mick Mulligan's Band

AR Jack Hylton Thursday Show: Alfred Marks’ Time

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra

ATV Rainbow Room (first in series)

Sheila Buxton


Friday 28th March 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

AR Cool For Cats

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Granada Here's Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton


Saturday 29th March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

NB it was announced on 25th March that Freddie Mills (the shows' sports reporter), Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas would be leaving the show. Later in the week it is announced that one of tonight’s guests Jim Dale will co-compare the show until Josephine Douglas leaves in May, and then may host the show solo. This would be Murray and Mills’ final show.

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Cleo Laine

Tony Brent

Kaye Sisters

The Polka Dots

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jim Dale

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest The Station Group of North West London versus The Wild Five of Manchester

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Edna Savage

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Petula Clark

Gary Miller

Chris Barber's Jazz Band

The Mudlarks

Larry Page – Under Control

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Terry-Thomas Show

No guests of interest in this edition


Sunday 30th March 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Tommy Trinder (back after six months in South Africa)

No guests of interest in this edition

ATV Top Tune Time

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Fraser Hayes Four


Monday 31st March 1958

Granada Just For Fun

Group One

AR The Jack Hylton Show

Terry Dene – sings two songs from his movie The Golden Disc, interviewed by Hughie Green

Valerie Masters


Tuesday 1st April 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine

NB songs from Simply Heavenly a new musical

Leslie “Jiver” Hutchinson and his Band

Monica Lewis – Nice Work If You Can Get It, What Kind Of Man


Wednesday 2nd April 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Teresa Brewer

Kay Thompson

The Four Lads

AR Palais Party

Colin Hicks (record of the week)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Stan Dudley

Christine Norton

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

ATV Keeping In Step: This England 10:30 - 10:46 pm

Adam Faith

Granada Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 3rd April 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Cleo Laine


Friday 4th April 1958 Good Friday

BBC The Show Band Parade

NB This fortnightly show now becomes weekly

Cyril Stapleton introduces

Elisabeth Larner

Malcolm Vauughan

Janie Marden

Granada Here's Humph

Humphrey Lyttelton

AR Cool For Cats

Easter special in which Kent Walton doesn't introduce the show as usual, but tells a story throughout the show

The show begins and ends with Pat Boone's April Love

Cleo Laine

plays Dickie Valentine Love Me Again

The Beverley Sisters - Always And Forever

Tony Osborne - Dancing In The Dark

ITN News

Pat Boone interview

TWW The Patti Page Show


Saturday 5th April 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

NB Broadcast from the Warren's Albert Ballroom, Glasgow

Hosted by Max Bygraves, possibly with Josephine Douglas

Marion Ryan

The Four Buddies

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The John Barry Seven

Harry Gold & His New Beat Band

Rikki Barnes and His All-Stars

BBC The World Our Stage: Hit The Headlines

NB A Musical comedy witten by Galton and Simpson, Paddy Roberts wrote the songs

Dickie Valentine (playing an American who wins a competition to come to London and meets Jill Day)

Jill Day (plays a singing star)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

The Beverley Sisters

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Jimmy Young

Group One

The Saints Jazz Band

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Des O’Connor Show

Des O’Connor

Charlie Gracie

June Christy

Doreen Stephens

The Hilltoppers

ABC Before Midnight 11.00 - 11.30 pm (first of series)

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 6th April 1958

BBC All Your Own

The JG Skiffle Group featuring James (Jimmy) Page - Mamma Don't Allow No Skiffle Playing In Here, The Cotton Song (Cotton Fields)

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

NB Paul Robeson was booked for the show but the American State Department wouldn't allow him to re-enter the country should he leave

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Pat Boone

June Christy (cancelled and her Saturday Spectacular appearance replaces this one)

ABC Top Numbers

Lita Roza

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Ronnie Carroll

Tony Brent

Pip Hinton

Group One

ABC Sunday Break

Victor Soverall


Monday 7th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Tuesday 8th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Jean Sablon

A French singing star

BBC Bill Cotton Band Show (first in new fortnightly series)

Regulars - Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The High-Lights

ATV The Big Show

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Granada Chelsea at Eight

content unknown


Wednesday 9th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

Kate Smith

BBC Variety Club Of Great Britain Awards For 1957

Personality of the Year awarded to Frankie Vaughan

AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Robin Gray (guest star record of the week)

AR Cool For Cats

Featured discs included

Tommy Steele – Princess, Happy Guitar

Granada Melody Ranch

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Thursday 10th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

NB The series alternates with Vera Lynn's Show

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton Thursday Show: The Lady Ratlings On Parade

No guests of interest in this edition


Friday 11th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Show Band Parade

Lita Roza – You’re the Greatest

Cyril Stapleton – Teenager Lullaby

Peter Hughes – Swinging Shepherd Blues (played on a 12 inch long saxophone)

The Stargazers

Nancy Whiskey - Johnny Oh

Russ Conway

The Terry Sisters

AR Cool For Cats

Featured discs included

Paul Anka - Crazy Love

ATV The Ray Ellington Quartet 6:10 - 6:40 pm

Max Geldray

Valerie Masters


Saturday 12th April 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

NB a new scriptwriter Jeremy Lloyd replaces Trevor Peacock who has been with the show since the beginning. Also resident comics Mike and Bernie Winters will leave next month to host their own show on ITV

Hosted by Jim Dale (his first show, replacing Pete Murray) and Josephine Douglas

Valerie Masters

Bertice Reading

Gary Miller

The Dene Boys

Ray Ellington Quartet with Val Masters

Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson & His Band

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Robin Gray

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - The Slack Cats of Leicester v. The Double Three of Colchester

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Humphrey Lyttelton

The Crescents

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Malcolm Vaughan - To Be Loved

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dave King Show

Dave King


Sunday 13th April 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Sarah Vaughan – Secret, Poor Butterfly, They All Laughed, Never Smile Again

Marvin Rainwater – I’m Still In Love With You, Hank Williams medley, A Whole Lotta Lovin’

Edmund Hockridge

The Beverley Sisters

ABC Top Tune Time

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Kaye Sisters

Gary Miller

Jackie Dennis


Monday 14th April 1958

BBC Tonight

NB It's probably that either of the names would be resident for the week

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

AR The Jack Hylton Show

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Tuesday 15th 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky


Wednesday 16th April 1958

BBC Lenny The Lion

Morton Frazer's Harmonica Gang

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

BBC The Perry Como Show

Frankie Avalon

Jimmy Dean

AR Palais Party

The new ‘Find The Singer’ contest starts tonight

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Laurie London (guest star record of the week)

AR Cool For Cats

Demonstration of South African dance the Kwela demonstrated by Juliet Dogget and Tommy Ranns

Featured discs included

Paul Anka - Let The Bells Keep Ringing

ITV Carroll Levis Show

The Claude White Jazzband


Thursday 17th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

BBC Vera Lynn 8.00 - 8.30 pm

NB The series alternates with Billy Cotton's show

Vera Lynn – Say, Another Time Another Place, Who’s Sorry Now

The Keytones – Scratch My Back

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Anne Shelton – The Girl He Left Behind


Friday 18th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

BBC Cyril Stapleton Presents Show Band Parade

Mike Desmond

Jill Day

The Jones Boys

Barbara Hylton

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet

Kenny Baker

Valerie Masters


Saturday 19th April 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Josephine Douglas, Jim Dale

Eve Boswell

Dennis Wilson & The Earwigs – Whole Lotta Woman (a group of musicians put together for the show wearing 17th century outfits)

Jackie Dennis

Don Rennie

The Mudlarks

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Ted Heath and his Music

Phil Fernando (guitarist)

BBC Saturday Comedy Hour: Saturday Magic (David Nixon)

Petula Clark

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Ruby Murray

The Dallas Boys

The Confrey Phillips Trio

Terry Wayne – Oh Lonesome Me

Glen Mason

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Arthur Haynes Show

Marvin Rainwater

Chris Barber and Ottilie Patterson

Bobby Short

ABC The Frankie Howerd Show 8:30 - 8:55 pm

content unknown

ABC Before Midnight 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 20th April 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Liberace

ABC Top Numbers

The George Mitchell Singers

Fredye Marshall

Lisa Noble

Valerie Kleiner

Matt Monro

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

Glenda Collins


Monday 21st April 1958

BBC Children's Television Presents Studio E

The Joe Gordon Skifflers

BBC News

Petula Clark

AR The Jack Hylton Show

No musical guests of interest


Tuesday 22nd April 1958

Granada Chelsea at Nine

Ferante and Teicher

ATV Val Parnel Spectacular: The Big Show

Marvin Rainwater

Chris Barber & Ottilie Patterson

Janie Marden

TWW Meet Steve Arlen and Sam Fonteyn


Wednesday 23rd April 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show

AR Palais Party

Peter Mills (record of the week guest star)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Henry Kingston

Joy Tolhurst

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune

Marian Ryan


Thursday 24th April 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

content unknown

BBC Jazz Session 10:45 - 11:00 pm

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee with Chris Barber Jazz Band (with Ottilie Patterson)

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: Alfred Mark’s Time

Steve Race and his Orchestra

Ray Ellington Quartet


Friday 25th April 1958

BBC The Show Band Parade

Terry Dene

Bobby Short

The King Brothers

Barara Lyon

Eddie Calvert

BBC Words And Music 10:45 pm - end (also seen with the title 'Better Late')

Ronnie Hilton at home (a replica of his 'den' at home)

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR Ray Ellington & His Quartet

Valerie Masters

Ted Stanley (finalist on Find A Singer) That My Girl, When I Fall In Love


Saturday 26th April 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Josephine Douglas and Jim Dale

The Lana Sisters

Group One

David Hughes

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Mick Milligan & His Band with George Melly

Ronnie Aldrich & The Squadronaires

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - round six

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Alma Cogan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Marty Wilde

Eddie Calvert

Anne Shelton

Joan Savage

The Southlanders

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Jackie Dennis

Betty Smith

ATV Val Parnells’ Saturday Spectacular: The Dick Shawn Show

Aileen Cochran – Now It’s Happened To Me, My Love For You, I’ve Got The Urge


Sunday 27th April 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Howard Keel

Yana - I Need You

ABC Top Tune Time

Dickie Valentine

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Charlie Gracie

The Fraser Hayes Four

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

The Viscounts


Monday 28th April 1958

BBC Panorama 9:15 – 10:00 pm

Report on rock n roll via correspondence course with Lonnie Donegan

BBC Mario Lanza 10:30 – 11:00 pm

NB cancelled due to illness

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show

Pat Dahl


Tuesday 29th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea At Eight

Lonnie Donnegan

Ferrante and Teicher


Wednesday 30th April 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

The McGuire Sisters

AR Palais Party

Terry Dene (record of the week guest star)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Harry Smith-Hampshire

Doreen Casey

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats

Featured discs included a version of the song Kewpie Doll

AR Midnight Matinee 12.01 - 12.30 am

Introduced by Dirk Bogarde

A copyright enforced ban on the performing of songs from the musical My Fair Lady in Britain is lifted an hour after the curtain goes down on the first performance of the show in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The copyright restriction is to be lifted at midnight, so Rediffusion put on a special show featuring recordings of seven songs from the show at a minute past midnight. The show also featured the Cool For Cats dance troupe. It was not an excerpt from the show itself, merely the songs. The show was not networked, only shown in the London area.

Granada The Ray Ellington Quartet

Granada Spot The Tune

content unknown

Granada Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 1st May 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn – All The Way, Till The Clouds Roll By, The Fountains of Rome, We’re Not Talking

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

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Friday 2nd May 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Donald Peers

BBC The Show Band Parade

Hosted by Cyril Stapleton

Confrey Phillips Trio

Diane Todd

Ronnie Hilton

Gary Miller

Marion Ryan

AR Cool For Cats (NB the scheduled time slot was 11:00 - 11:30 pm, but the show apparently ran for nearly an hour)

NB The 100th show, and during the show a lucky dip will pick one of the records as the 1000th disc to be played on the show. It was Anne Shelton - The Girl He Left Behind. The singer was presented with a plaque as a momento. The other records in the lucky dip were David Whitfield - On The Street Where You Live, Bert Weedon - Play That Big Guitar, Jimmy Jackson - Photograph, Frank Cordell - Little Serenade, Tony Osbourne - The Man From Marseiiles, Petula Clark - Love Me Again, Alma Cogan - Stairway Of Love, Nancy Whiskey - He's Solid Gone

The following names were present on set, but may have not performed

Anne Shelton, Dickie Valentine, Bill Kent, Ronnie Hilton, The Beverley Sisters, Edmondo Ros, Marion Ryan, Russ Conway, Malcolm Vaughan, Wally Stott, The King Brothers, Alma Cogan, Don Lang, Lonnie Donegan, Bert Weedon, Nancy Whiskey, Petula Clark, David Whitfield, Norrie Paramour, Frank Cordell, Tony Osbourne, Malcolm Vaughan and Ken Earle, Russ Conway, Glen Mason, Jackie Dennis, Robert Earl, Joe Henderson, Gary Miller, Terry Dene, Colin Hicks, Marty Wilde

Granada Ray Ellington

content unknown

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Saturday 3rd May 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Kenny Baker & The Dozen

Johnnie Gray & His Band

The Les Collins Quartet

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Don Rennie

Joan Small

The Four Gibson Girls

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Marion Ryan

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Lorrae Desmond

Glen Mason

Terry Dene

David Whitfield - On The Street Where You Live (miming due to tonsilectomy)

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

Dickie Valentine

Ronnie Hilton

ABC Before Midnight 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

The Reg Owen Septet


Sunday 4th May 1958

BBC The Music Of My Fair Lady 10:00 - 10:45 pm

Robert Farnon leads his orchestra through several songs

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Ella Fitzgerald (accompanied by Lou Levy on piano)

ABC Top Numbers

Dennis Lotis

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Rosemary Squires

Geoff Love and his Orchestra

The Polka Dots


Monday 5th May 1958

BBC The Phil Silvers Show

Bing Crosby

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show

content unknown


Tuesday 6th May 1958

BBC Life Is A Song 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Petula Clark

AR Tuesday Rendezvous

Bert Weedon's Guitar Corner (first edition)

ATV The Big Show

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Hilda Baker Show

content unknown

Granada Chelsea at Eight

Ted Heath and his band- Swinging Shepherd Blues, Tequila


Wednesday 7th May 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

NB Hosted by Ray Bolger as Como was on holiday

Connie Francis

AR Palais Party

Alma Cogan (record of the week guest star)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

AR Cool For Cats

Laurie London - presented with a gold disc for a million sales in the USA of He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

Granada Spot The Tune

content unknown


Thursday 8th May 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Jill Day

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: The Robert Dhery Show (French comedian)

content unknown


Friday 9th May 1958

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

BBC The Show Band Show

Introduced by Cyril Stapleton

Russ Hamilton

The Four Ramblers

The Beverley Sisters

AR Ray Ellington’s Quartet

Marion Ryan

Valerie Masters


Saturday 10th May 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 6:50 pm

Hosted by Josephine Douglas (her last show), Jim Dale

Ted Heath & His Music

Don Lang & His Frantic Five (his last appearance on the show)

The Confrey Phillips Trio

Terry Burton

Don Fox

Betty Joyce

Ray Burns

Alma Cogan (NB she had been invited back as she was faded out during one song in last weeks' show)

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - The Liverpool Darktown versus The Bradford Sidewinders

BBC The Ted Ray Show

The Chas McDevitt Group with Shirley Douglas

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Ronnie Hilton

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Lonnie Donegan

Marty Wilde

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Valentine Show 8:30 - 9:30

Dickie Valentine

Yana


Sunday 11th May 1958

BBC Irving Berlin’s 70th Birthday Tribute In Words And Music 8:45 - 11:00 pm

NB Irving Berlin, Frank Siantra and Bing Crosby were invited to appear but didn't

Ronnie Carroll

Marion Keene

David Hughes

The Kaye Sisters

Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Johnnie Ray

Mindy Carson

ABC Top Tune Time

Anne Shelton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Four Jones Boys

Tony Brent

ABC Sunday Break

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 12th May 1958

BBC Trouble For Two (first in series)

Lorrae Desmond

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Henry Hall Show

NB Produced by Ned Sherrin

Laurie London

AR Jack Hyton’s Monday Show

Josephine Baker - J'ai Deux Amours, Quand s'en Aime

AR Lucky Dip

Guitar Corner: Bert Weedon


Tuesday 13th May 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 14th May 1958

BBC Mainly For Women: Twice Twenty

Dion O'Brien (aka Tom Springfield)

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

Teresa Brewer

Frankie Laine

Count Basie and his orchestra

AR Palais Party

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Ronnie Carroll (guest artist record of the week)

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 15th May 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC unknown show

Rosemary Squires with the Donald Purchese Quintet

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Dennis Lotis


Friday 16th May 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Show Band Show

Freddie Marshall

Terry Sisters

Headley Ward Trio

Nancy Whiskey

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR Ray Ellington & His Quartet

Valerie Masters

The Mudlarks

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View

Steve Race


Saturday 17th May 1958

BBC Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Reg Guest (ex Don Lang) now arranges and leads the regular group

Timmie Rogers & His 'Tipple Rock'

Lorrae Desmomnd

Mario Lanza in a clip from The Seven Hills of Rome movie

The Hi-Spots

Alex Welsh & His Band with Beryl Bryden

Ronnie Scott & Tubby Hayes with The Jazz Couriers

The Bob Miller Music

Lord Rockingham's XI - Fried Onions (record played)

BBC Record Roundabout 8:00 - 9:00 pm

BBC’s contribution to Radio Record Week which had started the previous Sunday

Hosted by Pete Murray, Sam Costa, Wilfred Thomas

Jean Metcalfe (Light Programme DJ)

Michael Holliday

Alma Cogan

Kenny Baker

The Stargazers - It's The Milkman

Johnny Dankworth

Marion Ryan

Perry Como (film clip)

Kathy Kay

Guest DJ - Jean Metcalfe (radio personality)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Regulars: Joan Savage, Paddie O'Neil, Glen Mason

Mick Mulligan and his Band

Laurie London

Petula Clark

Don Lang

The Most Brothers (Mickie Most)

Barry Barnett

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show

Mindy Carson - You Did Me Wrong But That's All Right Honey, Witchcraft, You're Dangerous But Who's Afraid

The Hedley Ward Trio - Who's Up There

ABC The Saturday Show

content unknown


Sunday 18th May 1958

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents Sunday Night At The Prince Of Wales

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Guy Mitchell

The Treniers

ABC Top Numbers

Ronnie Hilton (possibly)

Dennis Lotis

Rosemary Squires

Jackie Lee

Des O'Connor

The Polka Dots

Jimmy Lloyd

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 19th May 1958

BBC Trouble For Two

Lorrae Desmond

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show

content unknown


Tuesday 20th May 1958

BBC Life Is A Song

Lys Assia (singer)

Granada Chelsea At Eight

Johnny Dankworth – Take The A Train

ATV The Big Show

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Mindy Carson Show

content unknown


Wednesday 21st May 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show

Tony Martin

Betty Hutton

AR Cool For Cats 6:10 - 6:40 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party

Gary Miller (record of the week guest artist)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Carroll Levis Discoveries

The Kestrals


Thursday 22nd May 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Lonnie Donegan

BBC Larry Adler

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: Alfred Marks’ Time

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra


Friday 23rd May 1958

BBC Whitsun Parade

NB Broadcast from Spa Theatre, Scarborough

Alma Cogan

AR Ray Ellington & His Quartet

Nat Gonella

Valerie Masters

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 24th May 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 6:40 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Michael Holliday

Rosemary Squires

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band with Marie Knight – Lonesome Woman Blues, Lonesome Road

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Frantic Five

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - The Casanovas of Nottingham versus The Teenage Vipers of Glasgow

BBC The Jimmy Logan Show

Petula Clark

Eddie Calvert

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dickie Valentine

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Marvin Rainwater

The Mudlarks

Joe ("Mr Piano") Henderson

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Dave King Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

David Whitfield


Sunday 25th May 1958

BBC Children's Television

Diane Todd (singer)

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Max Bygraves - backed on one song by rock n roll group The Rockets. At one point he asks for a chair to be brought on stage and it is brought on by an uncredited Billy Cotton ‘I often wondered what he did on his Sundays’ comments Bygraves

Joan Regan

ABC Top Tune Time

Michael Holliday

Dickie Valentine

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Fraser Hayes Four

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 26th May 1958 Bank Holiday

BBC Trouble For Two

Lorrae Desmond

AR The Jack Hylton Monday Show

content unknown

Scottish Dance Party

Don Rennie


Tuesday 27th May 1958

BBC Benny Goodman

NB via the Eurovision link from Brussels

ITN News

Jerry Lee Lewis interviewed

Scottish The One O'Clock Show

Don Rennie


Wednesday 28th May 1958

BBC Mainly For Women: Twice Twenty

Donald Peers

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

Perry Como

Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang

AR Palais Party

Wee Willie Harris (record of the week guest week)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Thursday 29th May 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn Sings

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Tony Bennett

Sam Costa


Friday 30th May 1958

BBC Let's Have Fun

From the Central Pier, Blackpool

Don Lang

Josef Locke

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR Ray Ellington’s Quartet

Valerie Masters


Saturday 31st May 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 6:50 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - The Denson Boys of Cardiff versus The Woodlanders of Plymouth versus The Johnny Spencer Group of Bristol

Marion Ryan

The Dallas Boys

The Mudlarks

The Cockatoos

Eric Delaney & His Band

The John Barry Seven

The Frantic Five

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Regulars: Joan Savage, Paddie O'Neil, Glen Mason

Kenny Baker

Valerie Masters

Barry Barnett

The Kaye Sisters

From The Army Game: Brenard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass, Michael Medwin

ABC Saturday Show: The Max Bygraves Show

Larry Adler

Eula Peters

The Rockets

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Starlight Dance, Harringay Arena

A charity fundraiser for Stars Organisation for Spastics

Hosted by Vera Lynn

Marion Ryan

The Stargazers

Johnny Dankworth

Dennis Lotis

Ronnie Carroll

Lorrae Desmond

Glen Mason

Lonnie Donegan

Petula Clark

Gary Miller

Earle and Vaughan

Jackie Dennis

Eric Delaney

Laurie London

The Mudlarks

Cyril Stapleton

Michael Desmond

Matt Monro

Al Fairweather

Plus music provided by Johnny Dankworth, Eric Delaney, Al Fairweather, Cy Laurie, Humphrey Lyttelton, Mick Mulligan, The Betty Smith Quintet, Eddie Thompson, Bruce Turner, Cyril Stapleton and his Show Band

James Kennedy - excerpt from Expresso Bongo

ABC The Starlight Dance 10.45 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 1st June 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Bob Crosby

Alma Cogan

ABC Top Numbers

Rosemary Squires

Des O'Connor

The Polka Dots

Jimmy Lloyd

Denis Lotis


Monday 2nd June 1958

BBC Trouble For Two

Lorrae Desmond

Scottish Monday Dance Party 6:10 - 6:40 pm

content unknown

ITN News

Frank Sinatra arrives in London


Tuesday 3rd June 1958

BBC Georges Guetary

Georges Guetary

Dianne Todd


Wednesday 4th June 1958

BBC Schools: Stories From World History

Young Man With A Cornet: The life story of Louis Armstrong told in dramatic form

AR Cool For Cats

Tony Brent

AR Palais Party

Danny Purches (in the Record of the Week spot)


Thursday 5th June 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Alma Cogan


Friday 6th June 1958

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm (repeat 4th June 1958)

content unknown

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Valerie Masters

Carl Barriteau


Saturday 7th June 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special: Extra Special

NB a shorter than normal show to make way for cricket. Producer Russell Turner tried accommodate as many acts making their TV debut as he could.

Matt Monro

Larry Page

The Frantic Five

Maurice Allen (the singer with the glass piano)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show (118th and final show)

The Beverley Sisters

Dickie Valentine

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Michael Holliday

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

David Whitfield

ABC Before Midnight 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 8th June 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Vic Damone

ATV Top Tune Time 10:50 - 11:20 pm

Anne Shelton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Gary Miller


Monday 9th June 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Scottish Monday Dance Party

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show

content unknown


Tuesday 10th June 1958

AR Free And Easy 10:15 - 10:46 pm

Produced by Joan Kemp-Welch, also responsible for Cool for Cats. Every week the show is set in a different country, with this week’s show set in Russia, with Dickie Valentine playing a sailor on board the HMS Kim. Kim is the name of Valentine’s daughter.

Dickie Valentine, Anne Shelton, Steve Race and his Orchestra, Jean Bayless


Wednesday 11th June 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

Pearl Bailey

AR Cool For Cats 6:10 - 6:45 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11:00 - 11:30 pm

The Mudlarks – The Book of Love


Thursday 12th June 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn Sings

BBC Trouble For Two

Lorrae Desmond

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Edmund Hockridge

The King Brothers

Sarah Vaughan (pre-recorded)

Granada The Patti Page Show 10:30 - 10:46 pm


Friday 13th June 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Valerie Masters

Tommy Whittle


Saturday 14th June 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB 'Debs' with their escorts were invited into the audience

Hosted by Jim Dale

Dinah Lee and her all girl orchestra

Laurie London

Marion Keene

Steve Arlen

Robert Earl

Phil Fernando

The Mudlarks

The Johnny Lenin Group

Harry Walton & His Dixieland Jazzmen

The Frantic Five

The Johnny Deniz Group

Frank Cooke

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show

Don Arden

Dennis Lotis

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Vic Damone Show

Vic Damone

ABC Holiday Town Parade

NB Broadcast from Morecambe

The Joe Loss Orchestra

ABC Before Midnight 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 15th June 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Guy Mitchell – Home On The Range

ABC Oh Boy! 10:35 - 11:05 pm (first edition)

NB Broadcast from the ATV Theatre, Wood Green

The Dallas Boys

The John Barry Seven

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Ronnie Carroll

Bertrice Reading

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Dudley Heslop

Kerry Martin (allegedly banned from 6.5 Special for being "too sexy")

The Vernons Girls


Monday 16th June 1958

Scottish Monday Dance Party

content unknown

ITV At Your Request 6:40 – 19:00 pm

Russ Conway


Tuesday 17th June 1958

BBC Georges Guetary

Georges Guetary

Dianne Todd

ATV The Big Show 9:15 - 10:15 pm

content unknown

AR Free And Easy 10:15 - 10:46 pm

Dickie Valentine, Petula Clark


Wednesday 18th June 1958

BBC Petula Clark & Joe Henderson 9:45 - 10:00 pm

BBC The Dinah Shore Show 7:30 - 8:15 pm

AR Cool For Cats

visits the Women's Royal Army Corps

AR Palais Party

Lita Roza (record of the week)


Thursday 19th June 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

content unknown


Friday 20th June 1958

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Valerie Masters


Saturday 21st June 1958

no The Six-Five Special

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Johnnie Ray Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Johnnie Ray

The Treniers

Anne Shelton

ABC Holiday Town Parade

NB Broadcast from Southport

Group One


Sunday 22nd June 1958

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents: The Frankie Vaughan Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Frankie Vaughan

The King Brothers

The Kaye Sisters

ATV Top Tune Time 10:25 - 11:05 pm (last in series)

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Monday 23rd June 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV Tell The Truth

Alma Cogan

AR The Jack Hylton Monday Show

content unknown


Tuesday 24th June 1958

AR Free And Easy

Dickie Valentine

Granada Chelsea at Eight-Forty-Five

Lonnie Donegan


Wednesday 25th June 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

Perrry Como

Tennessee Ernie Ford

AR Palais Party 11:00 - 11:30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 26th June 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn

The Earwigs (the band of BBC staff assembled for The Six-Five Special)


Friday 27th June 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

AR Cool For Cats

Featured discs

Winifred Atwell – Lazy Train

Edie Gorme – You Need Hands

Johnnie Ray – Endlessly

Eddie Fisher – I Don’t Hurt Anymore

Perry Como – I May Never Pass This Way Again

The Ganim Asia Minors – Daddy Lollo

Audrey Jeans – Send A Letter To Jeannette

Miyoshi Umeri – Sayonara

Eddie Silver – Seven Steps To Love

The Dole Dickens Band - Piakukaungcung


Saturday 28th June 1958

no Six-Five Special due to World Cup football

BBC A Galaxy of Stars Burst Into Song

NB Anne Shelton was so unhappy with her billing beneath Alma Cogan that she left the production. The billing was decided by producer Francis Essex and not by a coin toss as suggested by Shelton. They were due to sing a duet together.

Introduced by David Jacobs

Alma Cogan

Carole Carr (replacing Anne Shelton)

Larry Adler

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Tommy Steele Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Tommy Steele – Frankie and Johnnie, The Only Man On The Island, plus sketch with Bob Monkhouse

The Keytones

Yana

The Polka Dots

ABC Saturday Show

Jimmy Wheeler

The Three Galanes (Cuban bongo group)


Sunday 29th June 1958

ABC Oh Boy! 10:50 - 11:20 pm

The Dallas Boys

The John Barry Seven

Jackie Dennis

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Bertrice Reading

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

The Vernons Girls

ABC Top Numbers (last in series)

content unknown


Monday 30th June 1958

BBC The World Our Stage

Alma Cogan


Tuesday 1st July 1958

BBC Georges Guetary

Georges Guetary

Dianne Todd

Granada Chelsea Summertime

Maureen Cannon


Wednesday 2nd July 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Perry Como

Johnny Mathis

AR Free And Easy

Dickie Valentine

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 3rd July 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR Palais Party

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Friday 4th July 1958

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his Trio


Saturday 5th July 1958

BBC Six-Five Special: Extra Special 6:35 - 6:50 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Al Saxon

Tony Osbourne & His Band

BBC Television Music Hall

Eddie Calvert

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Dave King Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Gisella Griffel

Glen Mason

ABC Holiday Town Parade

NB Broadcast fron New Brighton

Denis Lotis


Sunday 6th July 1958

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents from the Prince Of Wales Theatre

The Mudlarks

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band

Rosemary Squires

ABC Entertainment Quiz (first in series)

Marion Keene

Teddy Johnson


Monday 7th July 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Michael Holliday 10:15 - 10:30 pm

AR Free And Easy

Dickie Valentine, Lita Roza

ATV Liberace


Tuesday 8th July 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Scottish Tuesday Dance Party

content unknown

Granada Chelsea Summertime

Maureen Cannon


Wednesday 9th July 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

The Mills Brothers

ITV Melody Ranch

Libby Morris, Susan Denny, Ken Steele, The Hi Spots


Thursday 10th July 1958

BBC Vera Lynn Sings

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR Dream Girl '58 (first in series)

NB Each week a 'Cinderella Princess' and asked for her three dream wishes, which 'Prince Preager' will then try to grant

Lou Preager


Friday 11th July 1956

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio, Bert Weedon

AR The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour

Ilene Day (singer)


Saturday 12th July 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Marion Ryan

Joe Henderson

Danny Purches

The Bel-Airs

The Reg Owen Band

The Wilt Todd Trio

The Frantic Seven

Steve Martin

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - semi final between The Rebels of Leeds, The Double Three of Colchester, The Southerners of Reading

BBC Fiesta

Maria Pavlou

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Guy Mitchell Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Guy Mitchell

Doretta Morrow


Sunday 13th July 1958

ATV From The Stage of the Prince of Wales Theatre

Anne Shelton

Tony Dalli

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 14th July 1958

BBC Michael Holliday

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Tiptoe Through the Tulips (double tracked with a tape recorder)

AR Free And Easy

Dickie Valentine – It’s A Wonderful Thing To Be Loved, S’posing

Dorothy Squires – On The Sunny Side Of The Street


Tuesday 15th July 1958

BBC Jazz Session

Dill Jones introduces

The Joe Harriott Quintet

Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen

Ilene Day

Scottish Tuesday Dance Party

content unknown

Granada Chelsea at Eight

possibly Carmen Cavallaro


Wednesday 16th July 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 17th July 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats

The Most Brothers

Scottish Thursday Dance Party


Friday 18th July 1958

BBC Hey There

Sheila Buxton


Saturday 19th July 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Tony Dalli

Valerie Shane

Ted Heath & His Music

The Polka Dots

The Tommy Whittle Quartet

The Frantic Five

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - second semi final between The Station Group of North-West London, The Saxons of Barking, The Moonshiners of Sheffield

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Crosby Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Alma Cogan

David Whitfield

Bob Crosby


Sunday 20th July 1958

ATV Stars From The Summer Shows 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Ruby Murray

Edmund Hockridge

Joan Regan

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band

Rosemary Squires


Monday 21st July 1958

BBC Michael Holliday 10:45 - 11:00 pm

AR The Jubilee Show (first in new series)

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 23rd July 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

The McGuire Sisteres

Dean Martin

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 24th July 1958

BBC Words And Music

Sarah Vaughan

Lita Roza

BBC Bongo - Songs And Dance Of The West Indies

Dance show introduced by Boscoe Holder

BBC Spot The Tune (first edition)

NB The BBC had started the first Spot The Tune on the radio in 1946, while Granada started their own TV version in 1956, but since this had come off the air a few weeks ago the BBC chose to use the name again, but this time it would be aimed at children despite the presence of a string quartet.

AR Cool For Cats 7:00 - 7:30 pm

content unknown


Friday 25th July 1958

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 26th July 1958

NB David Gell, Radio Luxembourg presenter begins a stint of in-vision continuity. He would later present Ready Steady Go!

BBC Six-Five Special: Extra Special 6:35 - 6:50 pm

The Frantic Five

ATV Max Bygraves Entertains

Max Bygraves

ATV Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson


Sunday 27th July 1958

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents the Frankie Vaughan Show

content unknown

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

Malestrum Skiffle Group

ABC Sam and Pete 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Pilot for a series starring Sam Costa and Pete Murray, made by Jack Good


Monday 28th July 1958

BBC Wish You Were Here

The Tanner Sisters

BBC Relax with Michael Holliday 10:45 - 11:00 pm

No other guests

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 30th July 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

Patti Page

Eddie Hodges

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 31st July 1958

BBC Words And Music

Amton Karas

AR Cool For Cats

NB broadcast from a London swimming bath

Peter Elliott (swimming champion) - Devotion

ITN News

Harry Belefonte interview


Friday 1st August 1958

BBC Cy Grant 9:00 - 9:10 pm

AR The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 2nd August 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Broadcast from the Guildhall, Southampton and the Beaulieu Jazz Festival

Hosted by Jim Dale

Rosemary Squires

Ray Ellington Quartet

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

1958 Beaulieu Jazz Festival article with The Dill Jones Trio with Nat Gonellea, Alex Welsh & His Dixielanders

BBC Saturday Music Hall

Dorothy Squires

ABC Holiday Town Parade

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Marguerite Piazza Show

No guests of interest in this edition


Sunday 3rd August 1958

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents From The Stage Of The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Don Lang

Anne Shelton (replacing Georgia Gibbs)

Ronnie Carroll


Monday 4th August 1958 Bank Holiday

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 5th August 1958

Granada Chelsea Summertime

Maureen Cannon – Everybody Loves A Lover


Wednesday 6th August 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

Edie Gorme

Paul Anka

Richard Rodgers

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 7th August 1958

BBC Words And Music

Beatrice Reading

Ray Noble

Harry Belefonte - interview

AR Cool For Cats

Due to be filmed at RAF Oldham, but had to be delayed for a week at the request of the Air Ministry. A new studio bound show, with a country and western theme, was hastily assembled.

Nancy Whiskey – I Know Where I’m Going

Peggy Lee – Fever (featured disc)


Friday 8th August 1958

ATV Rainbow Room 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Gary Miller


Saturday 9th August 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Bertice Reading

Glen Mason

Terry Dene & Edna Savage

Bob Miller & His Orchestra

The Fairweather-Brown All Stars

The Frantic Five

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - third semi final between The Dark Town of Liverpool, The Vikings of the Elephant and Castle, The Woodlanders of Plymouth, The Teenage Vipers of Glasgow

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Georgia Gibbs

ABC Holiday Town Parade

content unknown


Sunday 10th August 1958

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents: The Beverley Sisters Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Aileen Cochrane


Monday 11th August 1958

BBC Michael Holliday

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 12th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 13th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Dinah Shore Show

Granada Melody Ranch

Libby Morris – Sorta on the Border

Libby Morris & Joyce Blair – Toreror

ITN Roving report

Report on the making of 'Cool For Cats'


Thursday 14th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Words And Music

Shirley Abicair

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Friday 15th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio (also daily regulars on ATV’s Lunch Box with Noele Gordon)

The Kentones


Saturday 16th August 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 6:50 pm

NB Broadcast from the Villa Marina, Isle of Man. A helicopter had been hired to transport artists to and from the mainland, but this idea was abandoned.

Hosted by Jim Dale

Lonnie Donegan

Lita Roza

The Five Dallas Boys

Ken Mackintosh & His Band

Basil Kirchin & His Band

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show

Carmita (singer)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Connie Francis

Earle and Vaughan

ABC Holiday Town Parade

Joe Loss and His Orchestra


Sunday 17th August 1958

BBC Harry Belafonte 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Belefonte had larangytis during recording

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band

Cy Grant

ATV The Frankie Howerd Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

no guests of interest in this edition


Monday 18th August 1958

BBC Children's Caravan

Jim Dale

BBC The Henry Hall's Guest Night

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

BBC Relax with Michael Holliday

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 19th August 1958

BBC Wish You Were Here

Broadcast from the Isle of Man

Carole Carr

Granada Chelsea Summertime

Maureen Cannon – How Are Things In Glocamorra


Wednesday 20th August 1958

ITV Melody Ranch

Libby Morris

Bill O’Connor

Joyce Blair

The Hi-Spots


Thursday 21st August 1958

BBC Words And Music

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Vic Damone

Terry Dene and Edna Savage

AR Cool For Cats 7:00 - 7:30 pm

content unknown


Friday 22nd August 1958

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

Ronnie Carroll

Lorrae Desmond


Saturday 23rd August 1958

BBC Six-Five Special; Extra Special: National Skiffle Contest finals

Hosted by Jim Dale

John Cairney

Billy Raymond

Ted Heath & His Music

Tony Crombie & His Men

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Julius La Rosa

Toni Carroll

ABC Can Do

Lita Roza


Sunday 24th August 1958

ATV The Bernard Bresslaw Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Alma Cogan


Monday 25th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Michael Holliday

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 26th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 27th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 28th August 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Words And Music

Carole Carr

AR Cool For Cats 7:00 - 7:30 pm

content unknown


Friday 29th August 1958

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 30th August 1958

NB Southern Television begins broadcasting today

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

NB Broadcast from The Continental, Kingston-Upon-Hull

Hosted by Jim Dale

Ronnie Carroll

Don Rennie

The Joy Belles

Terry Turner

The Four Imps

Teddy Foster & His Orchestra with Jill Kinley

Rory Blackwell & His Blackjacks

ABC Holiday Town Parade

content unknown

Southern Southern Rhapsody 8:00 - 9:00 pm

NB The show was to be called Friends and Neighbours

Gary Miller - That's For Me (singing on board the Coronia berthed at Southampton)

Eric Winstone and his orchestra (Winstone was the dirctor of music at the channel)

Anne Shelton with the Malcolm Mitchell Trio (playing at Southsea)

The Mudlarks (playing at Weymouth)

Frankie Vaughan (greetings from the Hippodrome, Brighton)


Sunday 31st August 1958

ATV The Charlie Drake Show 8:30 - 9:30 pm

The King Bros

ATV Television Theatre (repeat 6th April 1957)

play, Teddy Gang

ABC Sunday Break 6:15 - 7:30 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 1st September 1958

BBC Henry Hall Guests

content unknown

BBC Michael Holliday

AR The Jubilee Show

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 3rd September 1958

BBC Jazz Session

Tony Kinsey Quartet – Time Gentlemen Please, I Want To Be Happy

ITV Melody Ranch

content unknown


Thursday 4th September 1958

BBC Words And Music

no guests of interest in this edition

BBC A Song For Everyone 10:20 - 10:45 pm

Kenneth McKellar

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

no guests of interest in this edition


Friday 5th September 1958

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 6th September 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:00 pm

NB Broadcast from The Beach Pavillion, Prestatyn

Hosted by Jim Dale

Malcolm Vaughan

Audrey Jeans

Maxine Daniels

Tony Brent

Mal Perry

The Kestrels

The Preston Cygnets

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

The Tito Burns Septet

Winston Lee & His Band

BBC Formby's Favourites

George Formby

The Deep River Boys

Stephane Grappelly

Des O'Connor

ABC Saturday Spectacular: Valentine’s Night

Dickie Valentine - Far Away Places, They Call Me Dreamer, Weekend In Havana

Lorrae Desmond

ABC Holiday Town Parade

content unknown


Sunday 7th September 1958

ABC The Shirley Bassey Show 11:00 - 11:35 pm

content unknown

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 8th September 1958

BBC Relax With Michael Holliday 10:45 - 11:00 pm

AR The Jubilee Show

Denis Lotis – Biding My Time

ABC The Late Show

Gary Miller

Southern Flotsom's Jollies

Steve Arlen


Tuesday 9th September 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 10th September 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC You Are There

Russ Conway

ITV Melody Ranch

The Hi Spots


Thursday 11th September 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

AR Cool For Cats 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Anne Shelton – Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me


Friday 12th September 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV Rainbow Room

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

Malcolm Vaughan – Ev’ry Hour Ev’ry day Of My Life

Malcolm Vaughan and Kenneth Earle – Partners


Saturday 13th September 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB In an attempt to draw viewers away from a new weekly Oh Boy! new producer Russell Turner recruits six new female presenters to the show – Liela Williams, Hilary Martyn, Eve Eden, Tina Winters, Margaret Lorraine, Janine Gray. They are referred to as the ‘Six-Five Dates’. A new much larger set is built. Rock and roll and skiffle will be dropped in favour of more traditional band music.

Viewing figures from TAM 1,659,000

Hosted by Jim Dale

The Tito Burns 'Six-Fivers' and Tony Osbourne And His Brasshats become regular bands on the show

Russ Hamilton

Don Rennie

The Kentones

Clifford Davis

Ronnie Keene And His Music Makers

The Dauphin Street Six

Maggie Mitchell (actually an opera singer who went 'pop' for this broadcast)

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm First networked show

NB Viewing figures from TAM 1,871,000

Bertrice Reading

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

The John Barry Seven

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Neveiile Taylor and the Cutters

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Shower Of Stars 8:00 - 8:55 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Connie Francis


Sunday 14th September 1958

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band

Jim Dale

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Music Shop 2:50 - 3:15 pm (first episode of re-boot)

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Sheila Rose

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Eddie Thompson (a blind pianist)

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium (first in new series)

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

David Whitfield

Anne Shelton

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers


Monday 15th September 1958

BBC Relax with Michael Holliday 10.45 - 10.00 pm

AR Rush Hour

Music by Steve Race


Tuesday 16th September 1958

BBC Wish You Were Here

From Bournemouth

Ronnie Carroll

ITV Late Extra

Jazz band featuring the Duke Of Bedford (bass), Norman Wisdom (clarinet), Peter Sellers (drums)


Wednesday 17th September 1958

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11:00 - 11:30 pm Networked

NB A duck called Charlie joins the show in addition to the regular pet cat Tiddles

Alma Cogan

Dennis Lotis

Malcolm Vaughan

Lorrae Desmond

Glen Mason

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 18th September 1958

BBC Words And Music

Sheila Buxton

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time (Jewel and Warris Show)

Gary Miller

Rosemary Squires


Friday 19th September 1958

AR Cool For Cats 11:15 pm - end

Craig Douglas


Saturday 20th September 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tito Bums’ '6.5ers', Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

Guest comics: Mike and Bernie Winters who bring along their dog Lulu whose puppies will be given away in a competition

NB Viewing figures from TAM 980,000

Dennis Lotis

Russ Conway

Lorrae Desmond

Jackie Dennis

Paul Beatty

The Lidelle Triplets

The Six-Five Dates

Bryan Buckingham

Reg Owen & His Band

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm (first edition)

NB Viewing figures from TAM 2,227,000

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Dudley Heslop

The Vernons Girls

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Show 8:00 - 8:55 pm

Yana

Joan Savage

ATV Carole Carr Sings 11:30 pm - end


Sunday 21st September 1958

BBC Those Wonderful Shows

Elizabeth Larner – I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No

ATV Music Shop 2:50 - 3:15 pm

Teddy Johnson

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The Mudlarks

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC Sunday Break

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 22nd September 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Michael Holliday

AR Rush Hour

Music by Steve Race


Tuesday 23rd September 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Chris Barber and Ottilie Patterson


Wednesday 24th September 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Dennis Lotis

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Alma Cogan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lonnie Donegan

Eddie Calvert

The Mudlarks

The Lana Sisters (featuring ‘Shan’ aka Dusty Springfield) – Ringa My Phone

Glen Mason


Thursday 25th September 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Make Mine Music

David Hughes


Friday 26th September 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 27th September 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Viewing figures from TAM 854,000

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tito Burns '6.5ers', Tony Osboume & His Brasshats, The Six-Five Dates

Marion Ryan

Don Rennie

AI Saxon

The Polka Dots

Reg Owen & His Band

BBC The Ted Ray Show

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

NB Viewing figures from TAM 2,234,000

Jimmy Henney intros Ronnie Carroll, Marty Wilde, The John Barry Seven, Lorrie Mann, Red Price, Lord Rockingham’s XI, Cherry Wainer, Neville Taylor and the Cutters, The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Dave King Show

Pamela Dennis

Glen Mason


Sunday 28th September 1958

ATV Music Shop 2:50 - 3:15 pm

Teddy Johnson

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Paul Robeson

The Kalin Twins

Eve Boswell

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers

ABC Sunday Break

Dill Jones Trio

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss


Tuesday 30th September 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 1st October 1958

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Ronnie Carroll

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Glen Mason

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 2nd October 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time (Jewel and Warriss)

Gary Miller

Trudy Richards

Rosemary Squires

ITN News

Elvis Presley joins the US Army


Friday 3rd October 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Saturday 4th October 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:06 - 7:05

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tito Burns '6.5ers', Tony Osboume & His Brasshats, The Six-Five Dates

Lita Roza

Ray Ellington

The Mudlarks

The Two Gees

Mike Preston

Alan Clark & His Band

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Russ Conway

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

The Vernons Girls

Don Lang

Vince Eager

Ronnie Carroll

Marty Wilde

The Dallas Boys

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Petula Clark

Jill Day

Lonnie Donegan

The Kalin Twins

Ruby Murray (had to cancel due to illness)

ABC unknown show (not listed in newspapers)

A new disc show featuring hosts Sam Costa and Keith Fordyce. This is probably a re-jig of Sam and Pete from 27th July 1958


Sunday 5th October 1958

ATV Music Shop

Sheila Southern

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

content unknown

BBC The Steve Allen Show 8:00 - 8:45 pm

content unknown

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers

ABC After Hours

Shirley Bassey


Monday 6th October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV Lunch Box

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Barry Johns (singer)


Tuesday 7th October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ITV Late Extra

Duke Ellington (his debut appearance on UK TV)

Granada Chelsea at Nine

The Hi Los

ATV Lunch Box

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Barry Johns (singer)


Wednesday 8th October 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Jackie Dennis

ATV Lunch Box

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Barry Johns (singer)


Thursday 9th October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Make Mine Music

David Hughes

Granada The Alan Young Show

Karen Greer – The Moon Festival, I Am Loved

ATV Lunch Box

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Barry Johns (singer)


Friday 10th October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

Tommy Sands

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

ATV Lunch Box

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Barry Johns (singer)


Saturday 11th October 1958

NB TWW at about this time admit to using the words "keep watching" as a 25th of a second flash frame during programmes. Since it's considered station promotion, rather than subliminal advertising they are not breaking any ITA rules.

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tito Burns '6.5ers', Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats, The Six-Five Dates

The Kalin Twins

Laurie London

Don Rennie

Vince Eager

The Lana Sisters

Craig Douglas (the first of six appearances)

Alan Clark And His Band

Martin Lukins & His Accordion Band

The Two Gees

Derek Hoddinott (TV critic of The Stage)

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

Valerie Shane

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Neveille Taylor and The Cutters

Dudley Heslop

Cherry Wainer

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

Marino Marini

Joan Regan


Sunday 12th October 1958

BBC Monitor

Duke Ellington interview with Johnny Dankworth

ATV Music Shop

Jackie Dennis

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The Barry Sisters

The Deep River Boys

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ABC Sunday Break

Johnny Dankworth

Dill Jones Trio

ABC After Hours

Shirley Bassey


Monday 13th October 1958

AR Rush Hour

Music by Steve Race


Tuesday 14th October 1958

AR Lucky Dip

Bert Weedon


Wednesday 15th October 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

Larry Adler

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

The King Bros

Petula Clark

Marty Wilde

Laurie London

Tony Crombie

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan

TWW In Your View

Joan Edwards (singer)


Thursday 16th October 1958

BBC Eric Robinson

Ronnie Hilton

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time (Jewel and Warriss)

Gary Miller

Rosemary Squires

ITV Roxy magazine advert (on or about about this date)

Features the voice of Frankie Vaughan who was on a flexi disc given away with the magazine


Friday 17th October 1958

BBC Regional Friday Spots: Songtime With Sheila

Sheila Buxton

BBC The Perry Como Show

The Everly Brothers

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Saturday 18th October 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6:05 - 7:05 pm

NB Broadcast from The Lyceum, London

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tito Bums '6.5ers', Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats, The Six-Five Dates

Lita Roza

The Southlanders

Craig Douglas

Billy Raymond

Donna Douglas

Paul Beattie

Janice Peters

Vince Eager

Ronnie Aldrich & The Squadronaires

BBC Wakey Wakey Tavern

Billy Cotton

Russ Conway

Kathie Kay

Alan Breeze

Vanessa Lee

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Neveille Taylor and The Cutters

Dudley Heslop

Cherry Wainer

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

The John Barry Seven

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Show

The Barry Sisters


Sunday 19th October 1958

BBC The Steve Allen Show

Jimmy Rodgers

ATV Music Shop

no guests of interest in this edition

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Joss and his Orchestra

ABC After Hours

Shirley Bassey


Monday 20th October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The White Heather Club

Eileen Rodman

AR Rush Hour

Music by Steve Race


Tuesday 21st October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea at Nine

Dick Francis

ITV Camera Test

Rosalie Dawn (singer)


Wednesday 22nd October 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Cliff Richard

Johnny Duncan & His Blue Grass Boys

Ruby Murray

Eve Boswell

Glen Mason

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 23rd October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

The Avro Skiffle Group

Marti Webb

AR Cool For Cats

Toni Dalli


Friday 24th October 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

NB shown in colour in the USA three weeks ago

Jackie Dennis (his fee was $5000 and the return fair home)

AR Let’s Get Together: Music in View

Steve Race

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Saturday 25th October 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB any youths who pull faces or hold up Hello Mum signs will be thrown out of the studio immediately

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tito Burns '6.5ers', Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats, The Six-Five Dates

Ronnie Carroll (his appearance on the show is seen as him defecting from Oh Boy!)

Gary Miller

Vince Eager

Craig Douglas

The Ideal Four

Len Mackintosh & His Band

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Peter Elliott

The Vernons Girls

Cherry Wainer

The Dallas Boys

Lord Rockingham’s XI etc

ATV Paul Robeson Sings

ATV Frankie Vaughan with Members of the Boy's Club 8:25 - 8:55 pm

Frankie Vaughan introduces acts from Clubs are Trumps

ATV Melody For Two 11:30 pm - end

Petula Clark & Joe Henderson


Sunday 26th October 1958

BBC The Ted Ray Show

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Harry Secombe

Adele Leigh

ABC After Hours

content unknown


Monday 27th October 1958

BBC This Is Your Life: Tommy Steele

Lionel Bart

AR Cool For Cats 10:30 - 10:45 pm

content unknown

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Anne Scott (singer)


Tuesday 28th October 1958

Granada Chelsea at Eight

Ted Heath and His Band

The Hi Los

Rory Blackwell and The Blackjacks

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Anne Scott (singer)


Wednesday 29th October 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

The Beverley Sisters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lita Roza

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Anne Scott (singer)


Thursday 30th October 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time (Jewell and Warriss)

Gary Miller

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Anne Scott (singer)


Friday 31st October 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

no guests of interest in this edition

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30pm

Petula Clark

Glen Mason

ITV Tommy Cooper

Eddie Calvert

Southern Flotsom's Follies

Anne Scott (singer)

AR Strictly For The Sparrows

Ted Willis play about teddy boys and girls


Saturday 1st November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

Vince Eager

Craig Douglas

The Confrey Phillips Trio

The Six-Five Dates

Eric Delaney & His Band

Tito Burns '6.5ers'

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

Don Rennie

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Russ Conway

Alma Cogan

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Cliff Richard and The Drifters

Tommy Steele

The John Barry Seven

Peter Elliott

Bill Forbes

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular

content unknown


Sunday 2nd November 1958

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

content unknown

ITN News

Young people at rock n roll party

ABC After Hours

Shirley Bassey


Tuesday 4th November 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 5th November 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Shani Wallis

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lonnie Donegan

Terry Dene


Thursday 6th November 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Friday 7th November 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn

For this show she has her own backup singers The Lynnettes

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Saturday 8th November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Broadcast from The Tower Ballroom, Swansea

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats, Tito Burns '6.5ers', The Six-Five Dates, Leila Williams (soon to appear in Blue Peter)

Ruby Murray

Ronnie Carroll

Russ Conway

Vince Eager

Audrey Jeans

Frank Cook

Billy Raymond

The Tracy Sisters

Craig Douglas – Are You Really Mine

BBC Variety People

Eve Boswell

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Cuddley Dudley

Cliff Richard and the Drifters – High Class Baby

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Dave King Show

Ivor Emmanuel

Sheila Southern

ABC Melody For Two 11:30 - end

Petula Clark & Joe Henderson


Sunday 9th November 1958

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Eartha Kitt

ABC After Hours

content unknown


Monday 10th November 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters


Wednesday 12th November 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

Ronnie Carroll

Carole Carr

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

NB Brought forward from 11.00 pm to 7:00 pm for two shows

Marty Wilde

Chris Barber

Malcolm Vaughan

Joan Regan


Thursday 13th November 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Cliff Richard and the Drifters - Move It

Eartha Kitt – Let’s Do It, Memphis Blues


Friday 14th November 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Saturday 15th November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats, Tito Burns '6.5ers', The Six-Five Dates

Shirley Bassey

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

Don Lang

Craig Douglas

Chris Howard

Claudio Venturelll

Vince Eager

The Kentones

Ted Heath & His Music

BBC The Norman Evans Show

The Trio Raisner (described as a rock n roll harmonics group)

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Cuddley Dudley

The Vernons Girls

Cherry Wainer

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

The Dallas Boys

Neville Taylor and The Cutters

The John Barry Seven

Peter Elliott

Red Price

Pat Laurence

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Two Vernons Girls

Bill Forbes – God’s Little Acre

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Hour

Dickie Valentine


Sunday 16th November 1958

BBC The Steve Allen Show (NBC TV, USA)

Dave Brubeck

Dorothy Collins

Laura Leslie

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Andy Williams

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC After Hours

Rosemary Squires (replaced by Sheila Buxton due to ill health)

Humphrey Lyttelton


Monday 17th November 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Those Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour

Music by Steve Race


Tuesday 18th November 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea at Nine

The Granadiers – Blues In the Night

AR Lucky Dip

Bert Weedon


Wednesday 19th November 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Cliff Richard

The Mudlarks

The Avon Sisters

Alma Cogan

Don Lang

Glen Mason

Granada Spot The Tune

Marion Ryan


Thursday 20th November 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

AR Jack Hylton Presents Lady Rattlings on Parade

Pearl Carr


Friday 21st November 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

Jane Morgan

BBC The Russ Conway Show 8:05 - 8:15 pm

NB This show was quickly commissioned to fill a ten minute gap forced by the editing of this weeks’ Perry Como Show which had to drop the Judy Holliday appearance due to legal reasons

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View

Steve Race

ATV Cooper’s Capers

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

The Avon Sisters & The Mudlarks – Which Witch Doctor (NB according to the Daily Mirror this was The Avons’ fourth TV appearance this week)


Saturday 22nd November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Broadcast from the a USAF Air Base, Third Air Force, Groughton, Northants

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats, Tito Burns '6.5ers', The Six-Five Dates

Joan Regan

Lita Roza

Malcolm Vaughan

The Mudlarks

Ronnie Caroll

The Avon Sisters

Des O’Connor

Jerry Angelo (ex-Dallas Boys)

BBC The Ted Ray Show

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Cliff Richard & The Drifters

The Dallas Boys

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Peter Elliott

Cuddley Dudley

Lorrie Mann

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bernard Bresslaw Show

Andy Williams

Jill Day


Sunday 23rd November 1958

ATV Music Shop

Emile and George Ford (in the New Faces spot)

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Marino Marini & His Quartet

ABC After Hours

Cleo Laine (deputising for Rosemary Squires who was ill)


Monday 24th November 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters


Wednesday 26th November 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

Nina and Frederick

Lonnie Donegan

Johnny Dankworth

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lita Roza

Gary Miller

Peter Sellers – I’m So Ashamed

Granada Chelsea at Nine

Dick Francis


Thursday 27th November 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time

Toni Dalli


Friday 28th November 1958

AR Cool For Cats 11:00 - 11:30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 29th November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats, Tito Burns '6.5ers',

Lita Roza

Ronnie Carroll

Don Lang

Don Rennie

Steve Martin

Claudio Venturelll

Billy Raymond

Sheila Southern

The Raindrops

Eric Delaney & His Band

Claudio Venturelli

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Lonnie Donegan

Shani Wallis

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Emile Ford

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV The Benny Hill Show 7:55 - 8:55 pm

content unknown


Sunday 30th November 1958

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Shirley Bassey (replaces Pat Kirkwood)

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

The Viscount Skiffle Group

ABC After Hours

content unknown

Southern Soccer

Celebrity football match. Celebrities and staff from Southern TV play at Gosport for the benefit of the National Association of Boys' Clubs with Gary Miller, Ronnie Carroll playing and Frankie Vaughan as the referee. Pete Murray was the commentator.


Monday 1st December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Those Beverley Sisters


Tuesday 2nd December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 3rd December 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Lonnie Donegan

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Lonnie Donegan – Tom Dooley

Michael Holliday

BBC Riverside One

Joan Regan – Love Like Ours

Granada Spot The Tune

content unknown


Thursday 4th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn Sings

AR Jack Hylton Presents The Entertainers

content unknown


Friday 5th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown


Saturday 6th December 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Dennis Lotis

Andy & The Bey Sisters

The Glyn Thomas Trio

Emile Ford & George

Claudio Venturelli

Johnny Dankworth & His Band

Tito Burns '6.5ers'

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

Rosalie Dawn (singer)

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Michael Holliday

Cliff Richard and The Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Frankie Vaughan Show

Frankie Vaughan – Isn’t This A Lovely Evening

The King Brothers

Frankie Vaughan & The King Brothers - Back In The Good Old Days


Sunday 7th December 1958

BBC The Steve Allen Show 8:00 - 8:45 pm

no guests of interest in this edition

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

content unknown

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

The Comets Skiffle Group

ABC After Hours

content unknown


Monday 8th December 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters


Wednesday 10th December 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

The Music of Duke Ellington

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Pink & Perky – Tom Dooley


Thursday 11th December 1958

BBC Espresso Bongo - Scenes From 8:45 - 9:30 pm

Play, with James Kenney as Bongo Herbert


Friday 12th December 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR The Arthur Haynes Show

Alma Cogan


Saturday 13th December 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

Hosted by Jim Dale

Lita Roza

Don Lang

Don Rennie

Steve Martin

Claudio Venturelli

Lisa Noble

Janice Peters

Andy & The Bey Sisters

Leila Williams

Ted Heath & His Music

Tito Burns '6.5ers' with The Kingpins

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

BBC Variety Parade 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Eric Delaney and his Band

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Glen Mason

The Two Vernons Girls

Bill Forbes – God’s Little Acre

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

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

Dickie Valentine – King of Dixieland, They Didn’t Believe Me


Sunday 14th December 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV From The Stage Of The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London

Ronnie Hilton

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers

ABC After Hours

content unknown


Monday 15th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Those Beverley Sisters

The Beverley Sisters - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine, Return To Me, It's A Cool Cool World, That's Why I'm Leaving

ITV Anne Shelton

NB She had left the BBC after her billing disagreement with Alma Cogan

Let's Face the Music, I.T.A.L.Y. (I Trust and Love You), September Song

Southern Three's Company

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Tuesday 16th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Jazz Session

Jimmy Rushing - St. Louis Blues

Humphrey Lyttelton - Jersey Lightning, Mezzrow

ATV Carroll Levis Show 7:00 - 7:30 pm

The Kestrels

Southern Three's Company

NB The shwo replaces the lunchtime show Flotsom's Follies

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Wednesday 17th December 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Dickie Valentine

Russ Hamilton

The John Barry Seven - Farrago

Southern Three's Company

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Thursday 18th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC Crackerjack

Max Bygraves

AR Jack Hylton Presents The Fastest Show On Earth 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Marion Keene

Dick Francis


Friday 19th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats

content unknown

AR The Arthur Haynes Show

no guests of interest in this edition


Saturday 20th December 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special

NB Broadcast from The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea

Hosted by Jim Dale

Regulars: Jim Dale, Tito Burns '6.5ers' with The Kingpins, Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

The Mudlarks

The Five Dallas Boys

Gary Miller

Eric Delaney & His Band

Mona Baptiste

Don Rennie

Claudio Venturelli

Dick Francis

Dickie Bennett

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

The King Bros

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Dave King Show

content unknown


Sunday 21st December 1958

ABC Sunday Break

Johnny Duncan

The Dill Jones Trio

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers

ATV Music Shop

content unknown

ATV From The Stage Of The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London 8:00 - 9:00 pm

NB The show didn’t use a host, only using on screen captions, even missing one caption altogether for impressionist Ron Moody

David Hughes

Laurie London

Edna Savage

Joan Regan

ABC Bid For Fame

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

Marti Webb

ABC After Hours

Rosemary Squires


Monday 22nd December 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour

Steve Race

AR Anne Shelton Show

Alma Cogan


Tuesday 23rd December 1958

AR Lucky Dip

Bert Weedon

AR Cool For Cats: Party Night 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Donald Peers

NB Newcomer Bill Forbes' name had been picked out of a hat for a future appearance. He appeared on the show in April 1959 after making several appearances on Oh Boy


NB many of the shows broadcast over Christmas would be the first to employ video tape recording, allowing many acts the chance to record a television show and appear in pantomime at the same time


Wednesday 24th December 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

Flanders and Swann

BBC Higher and Higher

Movie with Frank Sinatra

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Petula Clark

Cherry Wainer

Al Saxon

The Dallas Boys

Malcolm Vaughan

Ray Ellington

Glen Mason

Granada Spot The Tune

Jackie Rae

Marion Ryan

The Army Game cast are the contestants


Thursday 25th December 1958

BBC Royal Prologue: Christmas At Home

Cy Grant

BBC Christmas Night With The Stars 6:25 - 7:40 pm

The Beverley Sisters

Perry Como

Vera Lynn

Billy Cotton Band

BBC Harry Belefonte 7.40 – 8.25 pm

BBC Epilogue

Harry Belefonte sings Mary’s Boy Child

ATV Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra

NB Includes singing stars from around the Commonwealth

Shirley Abicair

Eve Boswell

Dickie Valentine

Edmund Hockridge

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

Glenda Collins

ATV Max Bygraves Entertains

Alma Cogan

Jackie Dennis

Jack Jackson

Glen Mason

Lita Roza

Granada Christmas In The North

Frankie Vaughan


Friday 26th December 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show

content unknown

AR Having A Wonderful Time

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Don Lang

AR The Jubilee Show

Michael Holliday, Marion Ryan

AR This Week’s Late Extra

Joan Regan tells of her pantomime experience


Saturday 27th December 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special Party

NB the final show

Hosted by Jim Dale

Chris Barber and His Jazz Band (in Plymouth)

Michael Holliday

Ted Heath & His Music

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

Tito Burns '6.5ers' with The Kingpins

The Five Dallas Boys

Don Lang

Harry Walton & His Dixieland Jazz men

Steve Martin

Claudio Venturelli

Janice Peters

BBC The Wakey Wakey Circus 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Colin Hicks

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

William Marshall

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls – In Dulce Jubilo

Cuddly Duddly

Neville Taylor - Miracle of Christmas, Jingle Rock, Santa Claus Is Back In Town, Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Benny Hill Show

content unknown


Sunday 28th December 1958

ATV Music Shop

Petula Clark

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

content unknown

ABC Top Numbers of 1958 11:10 - 11:35 pm

content unknown

ATV Nightcap

The Stargazers


Monday 29th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ITV Highlights of 1958

Anne Shelton with Jack Hylton playing piano – Together


Tuesday 30th December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 31st December 1958

BBC Tonight

Noel Harrison

ITV On The Air

Ann Henry (singer)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show

Alma Cogan

Terry Dene

Al Saxon

Johnny Duncan

AR Jack Hylton’s New Year’s Eve Party 10:15 - 10:45 pm

content unknown

BBC A New Year Party at the White Heather Club 12:05 - 1:00 am

The Joe Gordon Folk Four

Scottish Celebrity Spot

Cherry Wainer (from ‘Oh Boy!)


Also this year...

ARTV Cool For Cats

One edition of Cool For Cats had been recorded as an attempt to sell the show to America. This is thought to be the sole surviving episode.

Mike Preston - My Lucky Love

AR Cool For Cats

Buddy Holly - interviewed by Kent Walton

BBC Six-Five Special

June 1958 - Dion O'Brien

ABC unknown show

A special commemorating Shirley Bassey's five year career, shot on 2nd September

AR Rock A Bye Barney

Possibly 1958 or earlier. A play about a rock and roll singer, directed by Daphne Shadwell. The programme was subject to a strike by scenery shifters, so was broadcast without scenery.