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1959


Thursday 1st January 1959 New Year's Day

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

BBC The Men Behind The Music alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Scottish Michael Holliday 1.00 - 1.30 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR The 1959 Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The plan was that The 1959 show would later be renamed The Hippodrome Show, to be broadcast every third Thursday of the month. The Hippodrome Show would alternate between Granada's Chelsea At Nine and ATV's New Look. It was rumoured in February 1959 that AR had made an appraoch to get Elvis Presley to appear on the show while he was in the army.

Tommy Steele - Deck Of Cards (NB the song which likens a deck of cards to the bible lead to complaints), two songs from his pantomime 'Cinderella'

Cleo Laine with Johnny Dankworth & His Band

Johnny Dankworth & His Band

Toni Dalli - I Walk With God

Four of the dancers from Cool For Cats

Steve Race and his orchestra

The Barney Gilbraith Singers


Friday 2nd January 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Educating Archie 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Max Bygraves

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Jack Emblow

Jo Shelton

Vicki Anderson

Michael Desmond

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

Don Lang and the regulars

Matt Monro


Saturday 3rd January 1959

BBC Dig This! 6:05 - 6:35 pm (first edition)

NB Also seen listed as ‘New 6.5 Show’

Hosted by Gary Marshall

Regulars: Bob Miller & The Millermen with Susan Jones (singer)

Barry Barnett

Barbara Young

The Polka Dots

BBC The Fabulous Dorseys movie 9.00 - 10.25 pm

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Don Lang

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

Vince Taylor and his Playboys

Lord Rockingham's XI

'Cuddly' Dudley

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

The Vernon Girls

Red Price

Peter Elliott

William Marshall

ATV Saturday Show: The Delores Grey Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Dolores Grey


Sunday 4th January 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Eunice Grayson

Rosemary Squires

Steve Artlen

Peter Gray

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Panthers Skiffle Group

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Victor Soverall

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

contents unknown

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

Rosemary Squires


Monday 5th January 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9:30 – 10:00 pm

Anne Shelton – After You’ve Gone

Anne Shelton & Freddie Mills – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 6th January 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end (first in series)

talent show

Ron Grainer and his trio


Wednesday 7th January 1959

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Cy Grant

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada On The Air 7:30 - 8:00 pm (first edition)

Tito Burns and his band (regulars)

Ann Henry

AR Focus On Youth 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Diz Disley

Jeremy Lubbock

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Don Lang

The Kaye Sisters

Glen Mason

Jack Parnell

Bill Forbes


Thursday 8th January 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Larry Adler 6.40 - 7.00 pm

ATV The New Look 9.15 - 10.00 pm

The Vernon’s Girls

Stephanie Voss


Friday 9th January 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Let’s Get Together 5.00 - 5.25 pm

includes Music In View section with Steve Race

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Don Lang

Terry Dene

Mona Baptiste


Saturday 10th January 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Hosted by Gary Marshal

Bob Miller and the Miilermen

Barry Barnett

Barbara Young

The Polkadots

Susan Jons

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

Don Lang

Terry Dene

Mona Baptiste

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

Vince Taylor and his Playboys

Lord Rockingham's XI

Peter Elliott

'Cuddly' Dudley

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

Red Price

The Vernon Girls

ATV Saturday Spectacular: Atlantic Showboat 7.55 - 8.55 pm

NB Filmed aboard the Empress of Britain, at Liverpool Docks

Dolores Gray

Shirley Bassey

Duke Ellington

David Whitfield

The Landis Brothers

Jackie Rae

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio

Alan Bruce

ABC Hobbies Club

Humphrey Lyttelton


Sunday 11th January 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Eric Delaney

The Avon Sisters

Bob Vincent

Shani Wallis

ABC Bid For Fame 4.20 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Slater's Bazaar 4.40 - 4.55 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Joni James

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

Rosemary Squires

The Reg Owen Septet

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers


Monday 12th January 1959

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

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Tricia Payne

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton


Tuesday 13th January 1959

BBC Children's Hour

Shirley Abicair

BBC Scotland Draw In Your Chair

Bobby McLeod

Anne Brand

Alex McEwan

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Tricia Payne

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end

talent show

Ron Grainer and his trio


Wednesday 14th January 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.45 - 11.15 pm

NB previously a radio series. The off screen voice over is Roger Moffatt

Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra are the regular band

Sheila Buxton

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Tricia Payne

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Monica Zetterland

Tito Burns and his band

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Dallas Boys

Shirley Bassey

Russ Conway

Robert Earl

Donna Douglas


Thursday 15th January 1959

NB Tyne Tees Television begins broadcasting at 5.00 pm

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Lynnettes

The Keynotes

BBC Jazz Session 10.45 - 11.00 pm

From 'Club Django's'

Diz Disley's String Quintet

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Tricia Payne

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

NB The compere has been dropped for this new series

Ruth Olay (singer from America)

Amalia Rodriguez (singer from Portugal)

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Steve Race Six


Friday 16th January 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

From TV Times "Rock with us to the Kasbah Record Shop for the best from the hit parades, old and new"

Tricia Payne

AR Educating Archie 6.10 - 6.40 pm

From TV Times "Archie and Freddie enter Tin Pan Alley and try to persuade a rock 'n' roll star to sing their number."

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 17th January 1959

BBC Dig This! 6:05 - 6:35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

Barbara Young

The Polkadots

Susan Jons

BBC The Black and White Minstrels 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Mona Baptiste

Cherry Wainer

The Dallas Boys

Peter Elliott

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Bill Forbes

Lord Rockingham's XI

Red Price

The Vernons Girls

The Talbot Brothers

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Hugh O'Brien Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

The Fraser Hayes Four

Group One


Sunday 18th January 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Shirley Bassey

Dickie Valentine

Julie Dawn

Alan Bruce

ATV Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The Talbot Brothers (singing group from Trinidad)

The Ames Brothers

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Monday 19th January 1959

BBC Carole Carr & The Denis Wilson Quartet 9:45 - 10:00 pm

They perform nine songs, including two from My Fair Lady

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Tyne Tees Bill Maynard introduces Folks With Jokes 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Shirley Wilson (singer)

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton – Apple Blossom Time, How Did He Look

Anne Shelton and Fayne & Evans – The Waiter The Porter and The Upstairs Maid

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 20th January 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weeddon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end

Donald Peers

Ron Grainer and his Trio


Wednesday 21st January 1959

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Michael Holliday

Ted Heath

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.30 - 8.00 pm

a talent show held at the Golden Disc coffee bar

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jeremy Lubbock (singer – pianist)

Tito Burns and his band

AR Focus On Youth 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Jeremy Lubbock

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The King Brothers

Terry Dene (his last TV appearance before his ill-fated Army stint)

Roy Castle

The Avon Sisters

Martinez

Glen Mason


Thursday 22nd January 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Tyne Tees The Boys Request 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Sheila Matthews sings requests for North-East boys serving in the Forces abroad

AR The 1959 Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Paul Anka - Sing Sing Sing, My Heart Sings

Petula Clark

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys - Train, Rock-A-Billy Baby

Eddie Calvert - Angelino

William Marshall - Sounds In The Night

Mike Preston

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Malcolm Lockyer Sextet


Friday 23rd January 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Let's Get Together 5.00 - 5.25 pm

includes Music In View section with Steve Race

AR Life With The Lyons 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Richard Lyon decides to become a rock n roll singer

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

(possibly) The Everly Brothers - interview

Murray Campbell (trumpeter)


Saturday 24th January 1959

NB The Daily Mirror announces that the BBC are to make a pilot of a show where four celebrities are asked to judge new pop records. The idea was proposed to the BBC in 1957, but has now been greenlit for a pilot show with the panel made up of Alma Cogan, David Jacobs, Frances Day and Digby Wolfe

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

Barbara Young

The Polkadots

Susan Jons

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group

Mike Preston

Cherry Wainer

Bill Forbes

The Hewitt Sisters

The Dallas Boys

Lord Rockingham's XI

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

Roy Young

ATV The Benny Hill Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Sheila Buxton


Sunday 25th January 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

The King Bros

George Melly

Lorie Mann

Janet Ball

ATV Slater's Bazaar 4.40 - 4.55 pm

Bert Weedon

ABC Bid For Fame 4.20 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Kathleen Stobart

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Rosemary June

ABC Top Numbers 11:10 - 11:35 pm (returns, but only one show a month)

NB Eve Boswell refuses to sign the contract and is dropped from the show by producer Arthur Lane. She wanted to sing her new single Piccaninny, but it was suggested she sing More Than Ever. Lane assumed "There seems to be a feud between Eve and Alma Cogan, who is also on the show. Just because Alma is singing her latest recording Eve thinks she can do the same.")

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Regulars - Maureen Kershaw, Group One, Joe Loss and his Orchestra

Shirley Bassey

Alma Cogan - Last Night On The Back Porch

Russ Conway

Dickie Valentine

David Whitfield

Marty Wilde

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Joe Loss and his orchestra

Patrick O'Hagan (who replaces Eve Boswell)

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers


Monday 26th January 1959

BBC This Is Your Life: Ted Heath 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Winifred Atwell, Nat King Cole, Litz Roza, Dickie Valentine

BBC Welcome Home 9.45 - 10.00 pm

Shirley Abicair

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton

Dickie Valentine

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pn

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 27th January 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 11.00 pm - end

Donald Peers

Ron Grainer and his Trio


Wednesday 28th January 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10:30 - 11:00 pm

Introduced by Roger Moffat

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Tito Burns and his band

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Eddie Calvert

Petula Clark

Rosemary June

The Monograms

Glen Mason

Wally Faulkes and his Troglodytes


Thursday 29th January 1959

BBC Vera Lynn and other 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The Vernons Girls

Stephanie Voss

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 30th January 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Perry Como

BBC Trinidad Comes to Town 10.45 - 11.15 pm

Trinidad Fete from St Pancras, London

Cleo Laine

Edric Connor

The Southlanders

Mighty Terror

Fitzroy Coleman

The Sepia Serenaders

Boscoe Holder

The Mike McKenzie Trio

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

ATV Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Cyril Stapleton and his band

Jo Shelton

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 31st January 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Bamett

Barbara Young

The Polka Dots

Susan Jon

Al Saxon

BBC The Ted Ray Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Italian Song Contest of 1959 11.05 pm - 12.00 am

content unknown

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB A train laid on by ABC in conjunction with the Birmingham Evening Dispatch takes 300 kids to the studio

Hosted by Jimmey Henney

Shirley Bassey

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

The Dallas Boys

Don Lang

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

Cherry Wainer

Lord Rockingham's XI

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Lonnie Donegan Show 7:55 - 8:55 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Rosemary June

Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazzband


Sunday 1st February 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Gary Miller

Rosemary June

Betty Miller

Peter Regan

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Girls’ Skiffle Group

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Humphrey Lyttelton

Yolanda

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

NB reaches an audience of 13,010,000

The Mudlarks

ATV Nightcap 11.05 pm - end

The Stargazers


Monday 2nd February 1959

BBC Eurovision Song Contest of 1959: First British Heat 6:20 - 6:50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray

Alma Cogan (possibly cancelled due to illness)

Glen Mason

Don Rennie

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Jack Hylton Presents: Alfred Marks Time 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Ray Ellington

Glen Mason


Tuesday 3rd February 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end

Donald Peers

Ron Grainer and his Trio


Wednesday 4th February 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Tito Burns and his Trio

AR Focus On Youth 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Peter Regan

Valerie Shane (singers)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Cliff Richard

Lonnie Donegan

The Mudlarks

Chris Barber and Ottilie Patterson

Glen Mason


Thursday 5th February 1959

BBC Eurovision Song Contest: Second British Heat 6.20 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray

Lita Roza

Lester Ferguson

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

Rosemary Squires

John Hanson

Valerie Shane

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Scottish Rockin' House 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Harriott and Evans

June Bronhill and Owen Brannigan

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Malcolm Lockyer Sextet


Friday 6th February 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Let's Get Together 5.00 - 5.25 pm

includes Music In View section with Steve Race

AR Television Playhouse Presents Rock-A-Bye Barnie 9.00 - 10.00 pm

NB The show was produced in the middle of a strike at the studio which meant that the actors had to put on their own make up etc

A play that mocks the business of rock and roll, featuring Jess Conrad as the star

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats  11.00 - 11.30 pm

NB This show was cancelled due to a technicians' strike. They instead played a telerecorded show from 30th April 1958 which featured a reference to Buddy Holly who was still alive at that point and a reference to the song Kewpie Doll "which should be quite a hit". The artists due to appear on this show would be invited back at a later date.

Brian Gray - Wendy Oh Wendy

Bill and Brett Landis


Saturday 7th February 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

Barbara Young

The Polka Dots

Susan Jons

BBC Eurovision Song Contest of 1959 - British Final 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

Lord Rockingham's XI

Cherry Wainer

Marty Wilde (his first of six consecutive appearances which also marks his return after leaving the show)

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

The Dallas Boys

Betty Miller

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

The Vernon Girls

Red Price

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dave King Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Shirley Douglas (singer)

Buddy Greco

The Chas McDevitt Group


Sunday 8th February 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

The John Barry Seven with Lisa Page

Lorne Lesley

Jill Day

Michael Garson

ABC Bid For Fame 4.20 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and  his orchestra

ATV Slater's Bazaar 4.40 - 4.55 pm

Bert Weedon (finishing his three year run on the show)

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

NB to counter public suspicion that the current ‘Beat the Clock’ game where tennis balls had to be bounced over drums and cymbals into a tambourine was impossible a film of host Bruce Forsyth successfully attempting it is shown tonight

Della Reese

Buddy Greco

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm (first of 39 shows)

The show had France as its setting

Vic Damone

Jacqueline Delman


Monday 9th February 1959

BBC Relax with Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

The show was intended to run for six week, but was extended to ten weeks even before the series has started. He would be backed by Harry Hayward and his Music.

Michael Holliday

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 10th February 1959

BBC Stanley Black and his orchestra 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end

Donald Peers

Ron Grainer and his Trio


Wednesday 11th February 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Tito Burns and his band

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Stargazers

Marion Ryan – Wait For Me

Rikki Price

Pinky & Perky

The Jazz Couriers

Glen Mason


Thursday 12th February 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Frankie Vaughan - interviewed by Jack Payne

Sheila Buxton – I’ve Got You Under My Skin

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

Scottish Rockin' House 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

TWW Douglas Fairbanks Presents Goodbye Tomorrow 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Eartha Kitt

AR The 1959 Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Hosted by Digby Wolfe, the first edition to have a compere rather than voice-overs or captions

Jacques Brel

Eartha Kitt

Ted Health and his Band (Heath in a boxing ring with his band playing outside)

Millicent Martin

Steve Race and his orchestra

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

AR The Late Show 11.00 pm - end

Alma Cogan

The Malcolm Lockyer Sextet


Friday 13th February 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Cyril Stapleton and his band

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30pm

Tommy Steele - Elevator Rock

Lorne Lesley - Some Of These Days

Barry Cryer - Angelina


Saturday 14th February 1959

NB An ITV show this evening played Ivan (aka Jerry Allison of The Crickets) Real Wild Child, but the track was faded early to accommodate a commercial break. This incident was raised in the House of Commons by Donald Chapman (Labour MP for Northfield) on March 11th.

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millerman

Barry Barnett

The Polka Dots

Susan Jons

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

Glen Mason

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Shirley Bassey

Lord Rockingham's XI

Cherry Wainer

Marty Wilde

Don Lang

The Mudlarks

Peter Elliott

The Dallas Boys

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Billy Fury

Alma Cogan

ATV Saturday Spectacular: Champagne Shower 7.55 - 8.55 pm

NB from Pigalle Restaurant, London

Della Reese

Buddy Greco


Sunday 15th February 1959

BBC The George Burns Show 7.30 - 7.55 pm

Tony Martin

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.20 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Kaye Sisters

Sheila Rose (singer)

Valerie Masters

Ken Kirkham

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

David Whitfield

Joan Diener

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm

Mantovani

The Hi-Los


Monday 16th February 1959

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Alfred Marks Time 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Ray Ellington Quartet

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 17th February 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end

Donald Peers

Ron Grainer and his Trio


Wednesday 18th February 1959

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 8.45 - 9.15 pm (noted in Radio Times but not listed in newspapers)

Humphrey Lyttleton and his Band

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Eddie Calvert

Tito Burns and his band

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Jim Dale

Shirley Bassey

The Mudlarks

Edmund Hockridge

Glen Mason


Thursday 19th February 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Stephanie Voss

The Vernons Girls

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Malcolm Lockyer Sextet


Friday 20th February 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Connie Francis

The Mills Brothers

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Nancy Whiskey

Rickki Price


Saturday 21st February 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

The Polka Dota

Susan Jons

BBC Billy Cotton Band Show Wakey Wakey Tavern 7.30 - 8.30 pm

NB The fiftieth show

The Mudlarks

Max Bygraves

Kathie Kay

Russ Conway

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB A special train to bring 100 fans from Leicester, courtesy of the Leicester Chronicle, was organised for tonight's show. They were there to support local singer Gerry Dorsey, making his Oh Boy debut.

Hosted by Tony Hall

Marty Wilde

Don Lang

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

Lord Rockingham's XI

Betty Miller

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Gerry Dorsey

Rikki Henderson

Don Lang & Betty Miller - I Want You To Be My baby

ATV Saturday Show: The Harry Secombe Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

NB Secombe forms the Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch Skiffle Group

Harry Secombe

Ivor Emmanuel


Sunday 22nd February 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Arthur Murray - (possibly) Molly Malone

Peter Gray

Betty James

Janet Armstrong

The Non-De-Plumes

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Joens Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Jane Morgan

Toni Dalli

ABC Top Numbers 11.10 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Gary Miller

Eve Boswell

Ronnie Hilton

Shani Wallis

Mr Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband

Cuddly Dudley


Monday 23rd February 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

Michael Holliday

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton


Tuesday 24th February 1959

BBC Stanley Black and his orchestra 10.35 - 11.05 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Miniature Music Hall 5.25 - 5.55 pm

Eddie Calvert

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end

Donald Peers

Ron Grainer and his Trio


Wednesday 25th February 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The show is given an overhaul with Jackie Rae the only presenter kept on. Joan Savage and Tony Osborne and his orchestra join as regulars

AER Jack Hylton Presents 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Rosalina Neri

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Alma Cogan

The Fraser Hayes Four

Mike Preston

Dick Katz

Glen Mason

AR Focus On Youth

Poet Christopher Loge with Tony Kinsey and Bill Le Sage


Thursday 26th February 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.15 - 8.00 pm

Special from Holland

Johnny Jordan

Lucille Mapp

Dickie Valentine

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Camera Test 6.45 - 7.00 pm

The Tommy Wolf Trio

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Alice Babs (singer fromm Sweden)

Svend Asmussen (jazz musician)

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 27th February 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm (first edition)

NB This had originally been a part of Palais Party

Hosted by Lou Preager, the winner will receive £1000 prize money and a recording contract with Gala Records

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

content unknown

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Cyril Stapleton

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.35 pm

Chuck Miller - The Auctioneer (disc played)

(possibly) Donna Douglas - Come Home To Loch Lomand, presented with birthday cake for her 17th birthday


Saturday 28th February 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

Al Saxon

The Polka Dots

Elaine Delmar

Susan Jons

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Marty Wilde

Lord Rockingham's XI

Cherry Wainer

'Cuddly' Dudley

Bill Forbes

The Dallas Boys

Mike Preston

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

Red Price

The Vernons Girls

Dickie Pride

Tony Sheridan

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Arthur Askey Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Jane Morgan


Sunday 1st March 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.50 - 3.15 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

The Tritons (folk song group)

Mick Mulligan

Robert Earl

Mick Mulligan

The Barry Sisters

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Sally Ann Howes

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm (also seen as Topicana)

Music for Latins


Monday 2nd March 1959

BBC Relax With Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

NB Cancelled due to singer's ill health

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Jack Hylton Presents: Alfred Marks Time 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Lonnie Donegan (didn't appear)

Ray Ellington Quartet

Glen Mason

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 3rd March 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV The Carroll Levis Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Freddy Shaw and his Jazz Men

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test 10.45 pm - end

Donald Peers

Ron Grainer and his trio


Wednesday 4th March 1959

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.30 - 9.15 pm

The King Brothers (without Dave King, with Joyce Shock replacing)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Tony Osborne and his band, Joan Savage (regulars)

AR Jack Hylton Presents 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Rosalina Neri

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Cliff Richard

The John Barry Seven

The Lana Sisters

Joan Regan

Ruby Murray

Malcolm Vaughan

Glen Mason


Thursday 5th March 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Hippodrome 9:00 - 10:00 pm

NB The show had previously been known as The 1959 Show

Norrie Paramor and his orchestra

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

Ronnie Carroll

Carole Carr

The Steve Race Six


Friday 6th March 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Lena Horne - From This Moment On, One for the Road, Day In Day Out

Perry Como & Lena Horne – Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Let's Get Together 5.00 - 5.25 pm

includes Music In View section with Steve Race

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Alma Cogan

ATV Arthur Haynes 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane – Beyond The Blue Horizon, medley

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

NB It's possible that this show featured only UK music as it was being shown on Portuguese TV in May with Kent Walton replaced with Renee Mouinho a local presenter for the local transmission who also was introduced on this edition of the show.

Tony Scott - Bala

Dickie Valentine - Venus

Lucille Mapp


Saturday 7th March 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

Al Saxon

The Polka Dote

Elaine Delmar

Susan Jons

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

Marion Ryan (her 250th television appearance)

Cliff Richard and The Drifters

Marty Wilde

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

Vince Eager

Mike Preston

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Lord Rockingham's XI

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Jane Morgan Show 7:55 – 8:55 pm

NB comics Mike & Bernie Winters perform a send up of the difficult Beat The Clock contest with the tennis balls and the drums

Jane Morgan - Granada

Toni Dalli


Sunday 8th March 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.50 - 3.15 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Ray Ellington

Dennis Lotis

The Jean-ettes

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Connie Francis – My Happiness

Marino Marini

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm


Monday 9th March 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Susan Denny

Southern Three's Company 1.02 - 1.25 pm

Steve Martin

Judy Carne (as a singer)

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton


Tuesday 10th March 1959

BBC Stanley Black and his orchestra 10.35 - 11.05 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Susan Denny

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 11th March 1959

BBC Eurovision Song Contest 8:00 - 9:20 pm

Winner: Holland

UK entry: Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson – Sing Little Birdie

BBC Make Way For Music 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

Scottish The One O'Clock Show 1.00 - 1.40 pm

Jackie Dennis

Southern Three's Company 1.02 - 1.25 pm

Steve Martin

Judy Carne (a singer)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Susan Denny

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

AR Jack Hylton Presents 10.15

Rosalini Neri

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Lana Sisters

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

The Dallas Boys

Russ Hamilton

Glen Mason


Thursday 12th March 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Joan Regan

Southern Three's Company 1.02 - 1.25 pm

Steve Martin

Judy Carne (a singer)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Susan Denny

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Stephanie Voss

The Vernons Girls

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 13th March 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

Max Bygraves

Southern Three's Company 1.02 - 1.25 pm

Steve Martin

Judy Carne (a singer)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Susan Denny

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Joan Regan

Shani Wallis

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lucille Mapp - Chinchilla


Saturday 14th March 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

Al Saxon

The Polka Dots

Elaine Delmar

Susan Jons

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

Glen Mason

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB The Mayor and Mayoress of Hackney were Guests of Honour as the show is broadcast from the Empire Theatre, Hackney. New Musical Director Bill Shepherd takes over from tonight, alternating with John Barry from 28th March onwards.

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Chris Andrews

Don Lang

Cherry Wainer

The Dallas Boys

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

Red Price

Bill Forbes

Billy Fury

Peter Elliott

Tony Sheridan

Terry and Freddy

The Vernons Girls

Marty Wilde

Vince Eager

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Hour 7.55 - 8.55 pm

content unknown


Sunday 15th March 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.50 - 3.15 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Dickie Valentine

Jackie Dennis

Carmella Coren

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Duncan

Chas McDevitt and Shirley Douglas

The Dill Jones Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Johnnie Ray

Arlene Fontana

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm


Monday 16th March 1959

BBC Variety Club Of Great Britain for 1958 6.20 - 6.45 pm

Personality of the Year Max Bygraves

BBC Panorama 8.30 - 9.20 pm

Rock N Roll

Larry Parnes interviewed by Chris Chataway with Billy Fury, Duffy Power, Vince Eager, Johnny Gentle

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

Michael Holliday - The Gal With The Yellow Shoes, Marrying For Love, Your Socks Don't Match (double tracked via a pre-recorded vocal)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV The Melody Dances 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Shirley Sands

AR Alfred Marks Time 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Ray Ellington Quartet


Tuesday 17th March 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Look In 10.45 pm - end

Louis Armstrong interview


Wednesday 18th March 1959

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

Dickie Valentine

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Billie Holliday - I Loves You Porgy, Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, Strange Fruit (NB she told Melody Maker "I was so nervous out there at first I could have died.")

The Van Wood Quintet

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Ronnie Hilton

Ray Ellington

Glen Mason

Arlene Fontana

Tubby Hayes

Glen Mason


Thursday 19th March 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Flanders and Swann

Granada A Smile and a Song 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton Presents 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Roselina Neri

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 20th March 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

Paul Anka

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Let’s Get Together 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Includes Steve Race feature Music In View

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Keith Fordyce co-hosts

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Records played - Petula Clark - Suddenly, Ronnie Carroll - Have Faith In Your Heart, Max Bygraves - Napoli Napoli, Tommy Steele - Hiawatha, Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson - Sing Little Birdie, Dickie Valentine - Venus, Frankie Vaughan - Honey Bunny Baby, Ray Ellington - Charlie Brown, Ruby Murray - Who Knows, Donna Douglas - Loch Lomand, Tony Scott and His Cha-Cha Band - Bala

Jimmy Young - Watch Your Heart

Tony Scott

Dickie Valentine

Donna Douglas

Southern Four's Company

Ronnie Carroll


Saturday 21st March 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

AI Saxon

The Polka Dots

Elaine Delmar

Susan Jons

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

Dickie Valentine

Marino Marini

Tommy Steele (cancelled)

Lonnie Donegan

Marty Wilde

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

'Cuddly' Dudley

Red Price

Tony Sheridan

Gerry Dorsey

The Vernons Girls

ATV Saturday Spectacular:The Dave King Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Shani Wallis

Ronnie Carroll


Sunday 22nd March 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.50 - 3.15 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Malcolm Vaughan

Arlene Fontana

Phil Seamen

The Planets

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson - Sing Little Birdie

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

NB Featured excerpts from the pantomime Sleeping Beauty featuring Edmund Hockridge

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm


Monday 23rd March 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

Michael Holliday - Tiptoe Through the Tulips (tape duet), Palace Of Love, Thank Heavens For Little Girls, Dear Old Donegal

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton - Heatwave, It Can't Be Wrong, As I Love You

Sam Costa, David Jacobs and Jack Train appear in a DJ sketch

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 24th March 1959

BBC That Old Black Magic (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

Marion Keene – You Do Something To Me

BBC Stanley Black and his orchestra 10.40 - 11.10 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV The Carroll Levis Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Tru-Tones

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 25th March 1959

BBC The Good Old Days 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Joan Turner

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Hippodrome 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Sheila Buxton

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Alma Cogan

The Barry Sisters

The Betty Smith Quintet

The King Brothers

Glen Mason


Thursday 26th March 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Joan Turner

Jo Shelton (sister of Anne)

BBC Nina & Frederick 9:45 - 10:00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

AR Jack Hylton Presents 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Rosalina Neri

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

Petula Clark

Evelyn Sharpe (singer)

The Steve Race Six


Friday 27th March 1959 Good Friday

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Find The Singer 6:10 – 6:40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Johnny Gentle – Wendy

Valerie Shame – Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland

Arlene Fontana


Saturday 28th March 1959

BBC Dig This! 6.05 - 6.35 pm (final show)

Bob Miller and the Millermen

Barry Barnett

Al Saxon

The Polka Dots

Elaine Delmar

Susan Jons

BBC The Ted Ray Show 7.45 - 8.45 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

The Marino Marini Quartet

Cliff Richard & The Drifters

Ronnie Carroll

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

Cherry Wainer

The Dallas Boys

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Pierce Rodgers

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Johnnie Ray Show 7:55 - 8:55 pm

Johnnie Ray - one sketch has Ray on a high wire while everyone abandons him

Connie Francis

Johnnie Ray and Connie Francis - play buskers

ABC Holiday Town Parade (listed in music press but not in newspapers)

Joe Loss and his band


Sunday 29th March 1959 Easter Sunday

BBC Nocturne

Gordon Franks

ATV Soccer 1.30 - 2.25 pm

Show Bix XI including Dave King, Ronnie Carroll, Glen Mason

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

The Jazz Committee with Don Rendell and Bert Courtley

Dave Goldberg Guitar Group- Sequin

ABC Bid For Fame 4.25 - 5.05 pm

Joe Loss and his band

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Robert Gates Skiffle Group

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 78.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Victor Soverall

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents Prince Of Wales Theatre 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forstyh

content unknown

ABC Top Numbers (listed in music press but not in newspapers)

Joe Loss and his band

Sandy Brown and Wally Fawkes - Petite Fleur


Monday 30th March 1959 Bank Holiday

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen

BBC Make Way For Music 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Sheila Buxton

Roberto Cardinali

BBC A Sparrow in Fleet Street 8.45 - 10.15 pm

Rosemary Squires stars in this musical play

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Jack Hylton Presents: Alfred Marks Time 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Ray Ellington Quartet

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

Scottish Happy As Larry 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The Barry Sisters

TWW Now's Your Chance

Talent show

Angela Hill (singer who subsequently signs to Capitol Records)


Tuesday 31st March 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Make It Music 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Millicent Martin

The Ronnie Cass Quintet

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 1st April 1959

BBC Lenny The Lion

Rosemary Squires

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

Malcolm Mitchell and hs trio

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Stephanie Voss

The Venons Girls

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Glen Mason


Thursday 2nd April 1959

BBC Top Town Tournament 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Cousin Trio (singing group)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

AR Jack Hylton Presents 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Rosalina Neri

Granada With A Smile and a Song 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six

Woody Herman interview


Friday 3rd April 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.55 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Mike Desmond

Jo Shelton

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

(possibly) Craig Douglas - Come Softly To Me

Bill Forbes - Once More


Saturday 4th April 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm (first edition)

Bob Miller & The Millermen

The John Barry Seven - Long John

Vince Eager

Adam Faith

Roy Young - I Go Ape

Russ Conway - Side Saddle

Dennis Lotis - Moonlight Serenade

The Three Barry Sisters - Tall Paul

The Kingpins & The Three Barry Sisters - I've Had It

The Kingpins

Sylvia Sands

BBC Steppin' Out 7.340 - 8.30 pm

Renato Carosone and his sextet

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Sometime in April Jack Good, producer of Oh Boy! sends a memo around to all staff involved in the show, (Oh Boy! was) "the most imitated show on television. It is therefore of the utmost importance to both artists and production staff that everything to do with the show, especially the choice of numbers, becomes strictly confidential. Remember spies are everywhere - ours as well as theirs - and a source of leakage will not remain hidden for long."

Cherry Wainer

Don Lang

Lord Rockingham's XI

Tommy Steele (cancelled)

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

Mike Preston

Lorie Mann

Red Price

The Vernons Girls

Dickie Pride

Tony Sheridan

Chris Andrews

Dean Webb

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Hour 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Bobby Britton

Betty Johnson


Sunday 5th April 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Jimmy Young

Evelyn Sharp

Sally Smith

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 pm - ?

James Page (Jimmy Page?)

The Gregory Musical Group

ABC Sunday Break

Tommy Steele (cancelled to play a charity football game)

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm


Monday 6th April 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

Ted Taylor introduced a DJ spot

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joan Small

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton

Anne & Jo Shelton – Moonlight Bay, Me and My Gal

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 7th April 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joan Small

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 8th April 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 8.40 - 9.20 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson

The Kaye Sisters

Alma Cogan

Elaine Delmar

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joan Small

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Cy Grant

Birgit Nilsson (singer from Sweden)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Petula Clark

Craig Douglas

Eddie Calvert

Dick Katz

The Polka Dots

Glen Mason


Thursday 9th April 1959

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.15 pm (first in new series)

Vera Lynn

Semprini

The Lynettes

BBC Nina and Frederick 8.45 - 9.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joan Small

Granada The Song Parade 7:30 - 8:00 pm (first edition)

Regulars: The Granadiers (song and dance team)

Choral Director: Cliff Adams

Russ Conway

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 10th April 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joan Small

AR For Children: Record Shop 5:00 - 5:25 pm (first edition)

Paddy Robers interviewed by Steve Race

Jean Carson - I'm In Love For The Very First Time

Rusty Bryant - Back Street (in Cool For Kittens spot where a song will be illustrated by a film, dance or mime)

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Marion Ryan

ATV The Melody Dances 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Mike Desmond

Jo Shelton

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Betty Smith - Song Of India

Bobby Tempest - Love Or Leave

Lita Roza - This is My Town

Records played - Rusty Draper - Hey-Li-Lee-Li-Lee-Li, Tommy Edwards - Please Mister Sun, June Valli - In Your Arms, Elvis Prelsey - A Fool Such As I and I Need Your Love Tonight, Johnny Maddox - Old-Fashioned Love, Rosemary Clooney & Jose Ferrer - Flattery, Richard Cannon - Tonight I'm A King, Ricky Nelson - It's Late


Saturday 11th April 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Petula Clark

Ronnie Carroll

The Barry Sisters

The Kingpins

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB Tommy Steele was due to appear, but broke his foot in an accident, so he came along to the show to speak to fans, but not appear on the show itself.

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Brenda Lee

Marty Wilde

Pierce Rodgers

Bill Forbes

Lorrie Mann

Red Price

Dickie Pride

Cuddley Duddley (will now appear in every alternate show)

The Dallas Boys

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Alma Cogan

Chris Barber and Ottilie Patterson (Barber receives a gold disc for Petite Fleur)


Sunday 12th April 1959

BBC Serenade

Dorita and Pepe

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Ray Merrill - Venus

Ruby Murray - Nevertheless

Toni Dalli - It's Beautiful

Sandra Alfred - Pink Shoe Laces

Malcolm Lockyer & Dennis Wilson - Fats Waller medley

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 pm - ?

The Bob Cats

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Brenda Lee

Tommy Steele

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Clara Ward and the Ward Singers with Humphrey Lyttelton's band

Billy Daniels

Carmen McRae

ABC Mantovani 11.05 - 11.35 pm


Monday 13th April 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Diz Disley Quintet

BBC Panorama 8.30 - 9.20 pm

The White Defence League article with members of the Stars Campaign for Interracial Friendship – Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Yana

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Jack Hylton Presents: Alfred Marks Time 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Ray Ellington Quartet

Scottish Happy As Larry 10.15 - 10.45 pm

The Barry Sisters

ATV Rainbow Room 11.15 - 11.30 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 14th April 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 15th April 1959

BBC The Lenny The Lion Show

Petula Clark

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.35 - 9.20 pm

Shirley Abicair

BBC Jazz Session 10.45 - 11.15 pm

Johnny Dankworth

Bobby Breen

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Hippodrome 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Norrie Paramor and his orchestra

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Dickie Valentine

Anthony Newley

Janice Peters

Mr Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband

Janice Peters

Glen Mason


Thursday 16th April 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers


Friday 17th April 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Theme - A Holiday By The Sea

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 -6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

content unknown

AR Television Playhouse: The Jukebox 9.00 - 10.00 pm

with Alan Bates, Miriam Karlin, Harry H Corbett

(Despite the title, this has nothing to do with rock and roll, or much to do with jukeboxes)

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

NB It was possible that there was an Indian theme to this weeks' show

(possible) Betty Smith - Song Of India

(possible) Bobby Tempest - Love or Leave


Saturday 18th April 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Bob Miller & The Millermen

The John Barry Seven

Vince Eager

Adam Faith

Roy Young

Billy Fury

Lita Roza

The Kingpins

The Three Barry Sisters

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show presents The Wakey Wakey Tavern 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

Eve Boswell

Bill Forbes

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

The Inkspots - If I Didn't Care

Lonnie Donegan with his Skiffle Group - Fort Worth Jail

Cherry Wainer

The Vernons Girls

Neville Taylor and his Cutters

The Dallas Boys

Lorie Mann

Dickie Pride

Pierce Rodgers

Tony Sheridan

Red Price

Jack Good's Lord Rockingham's XI

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Bernard Bresslaw Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Carmen MacRae

Oreste


Sunday 19th April 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Alma Cogan - Pink Shoelaces

Anthony Newley - interviewed by Teddy Johnson, song from Idle on Parade

Joy Larkman - Embraceable You

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson - request duets

The Polka Dots - Hey Lilley Lilley Lo

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Rock 'n' Roll Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

John Raitt

(possibly) The Kaye Sisters with guest Frankie Vaughan - Come Softly To Me

ABC Mantovani 11.00 - 11.30 pm


Monday 20th April 1959

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Valerie Masters

AR Jack Hylton Presents: The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton recorded the show despite having a heavy cold

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 21st April 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinalli

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Valerie Masters

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 22nd April 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 8.45 - 9.30 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

David Hughes & Dickie Valentine

Adele Leigh

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Valerie Masters

AR New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Stephanie Voss

The Vernons Girls

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Marty Wilde

Lita Roza

The Mudlarks

Betty Miller

Glen Mason


Thursday 23rd April 1959

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

Chris Barber Jazz Band

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Valerie Masters

AR Camera Test ? - 7.00 pm

Terry Fitzgerald (new female singer with Eric Winstone band)

AR Close-Up On Frank Sinatra 7:00 - 7:30 pm

A look at his film as well as recording career

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

Carmen McRae

TWW Mamma Don't Allow 9.15 - 9.35 pm

content unknown

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 24th April 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Valerie Masters

AR For Children, Record Shop 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Theme - Spring

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6:10 – 6:40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

(possibly) Shane Rimmer - Wagon Train


Saturday 25th April 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Bob Miller & The Millermen

The John Barry Seven

Vince Eager

Adam Faith

Roy Young

Anthony Newley

Terry Dene

The Lana Sisters

The Raindrops

BBC Steppin' Out With Formby 7.30 - 8.30 pm

George Formby

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

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Don Lang

Bill Forbes

Billy Fury

Dickie Pride

'Cuddly' Dudley

Michael Cox

The Dallas Boys

The Cutters

Nicky Martyn

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good's Lord Rockingham's XI

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Secombe And Friends 7:55 - 8:55 pm

Harry Secombe


Sunday 26th April 1959

BBC Lenny The Lion

The Barry Sisters

BBC Good Evening (first of six shows) NB listed in music press but not in newspapers

Eve Boswell

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Ronnie Hilton - Gigi

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson - Sing Little Birdie, two others

Elaine Delmar - Why Can't You Behave

Carmen McRae - Play For Keeps

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

David Luther's Skiffle Group

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy

Lonnie Donegan

Dick Haymes

ABC Mantovani 11.05 - 11.29 pm

ABC Top Numbers

Ronnie Hilton

Joan Regan

The Marino Marini Quartet

Lucille Mapp

Malcolm Vaugahn

Cuddley Dudley

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Monday 27th April 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

BBC Michael Holliday 9.45 - 10.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Alfred Marks Time 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Paddie O'Neil

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 28th April 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 29th April 1959

BBC Shirley Abicair 6.35 - 6.50 pm

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 9.15 - 10.00 pm

Mary O'Hara

Cherry Wainer

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Marcel Amont (singer from France)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Chris Barber

Cliff Richard

Marion Ryan


Thursday 30th April 1959

BBC Shirley Abicair 6.35 - 6.50 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ITN News 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Tom Lehrer interview

AR The Cyril Fletcher Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Betty O'Neill

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 1st May 1959

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Tom Lehrer

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

BBC Italian Serenade

Roberto Cardinalli

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Theme - Circus

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Billy Raymond - Charlie Is Their Darling

Dean Webb - Warm Your Heart

records featured - Frank Sinatra - To Love And Be Loved, Shirley Bassey - Crazy Rhythm, Lloyd Priice - Where Were You, Connie Francis - If I Didn't Care, Guy Warren, Dick Francis, The Johnson Brothers, The Crickets, Johnny Nash, Steve Lawrence


Saturday 2nd May 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Billy Fury

The Lana Sisters

Malcolm Vaughan

The Raindrops

BBC The Ted Heath Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Ted Heath and his band

ATV Soccer TV XI v Frankie Vaughan's Boy's Clubs 1.20 - 2.20 pm

NB ahead of the F A Cup final

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

Marty Wilde

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Alma Cogan

Mike Preston

Red Price

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

The Vernons Girls

Lord Rockingham's XI

Mike Jackson

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Dave King Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Dick Haymes

Yana

Glen Mason


Sunday 3rd May 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Marino Manari

Mary Nolan

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Cygnets Skiffle Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Jeannie Carson

The Mudlarks

ABC Mantovani 11.00 - 11.30 pm


Monday 4th May 1959

BBC Mainly For Women 3.30 - 5.00 pm

Russ Conway

BBC Shirley Abicair 9.45 - 10.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dawn (also seen as Eula Parker)

AR Dickie Henderson Half Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Marion Keene - Day By Day

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 - 11.45 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 5th May 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dawn (also seen as Eula Parker)

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marian Ryan


Wednesday 6th May 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 9.15 - 10.00 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

Teddy Scholten (Eurovision Song Contest winner from Holland)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dawn (also seen as Eula Parker)

AR Hippodrome 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Norrie Paramor and his orchestra

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.25 - 11.55 pm

Glen Mason


Thursday 7th May 1959

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.55 - 8.35 pm

Vera Lynn

The Hedley Ward Trio

BBC The Great Satchmo 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars live from La Bussola Cllub, Viatreggio, Italy

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dawn (also seen as Eula Parker)

Granada The Song Parade 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

Marty Wilde

Granada Louis Armstrong & His Band 10:00 - 10:45 pm

NB There were two Armstrong shows on at the same time. A Granada spokesman said "We are members of the European Broadcasting Union and we arranged the show through them."

Live from La Bussola club, Viareggio, Italy with commentary back in the UK by Johnny Dankworth and Humphrey Lyttelton

AR The Cyril Fletcher Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Shirley Bassey

David Hughes

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 8th May 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

Eydie Gorme

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dawn (also seen as Eula Parker)

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Theme - A Life Story childhood to old age

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Larry Parnes

Granada The Song Parade 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

Marty Wilde

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm (final show in series)

NB Kenty Walton's closing line was "See you some Friday..." Next week this show is replaced with Hooray and Co, a more traditional song and dance show, Cool For Cat by this time had been running for two and a half years without a break.

Lorie Mann - A Penny A Kiss A Penny A Hug

Mel Torme - Blues In The Night (using the dancers, this sequence lasted seven and a half minutes. It was choreographed by Peter Darrell)

(possibly) Derry Hart - Nowhere In This World

(possibly) Sharkey Todd - The Horror Show


Saturday 9th May 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6.30 - 7.00 pm

NB The last show with original host Gus Goodwin

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

The Lana Sisters

The Raindrops

Sheila Buxton

Cliff Richard

Terry Dene

BBC Henry Halls’ Here’s To The Next Time 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Cliff Richard & The Drifters

Joan Regan

Dickie Valentine

BBC News 9.45 - 9.50 pm

Shirley Bassey at Variety Club of Great Britain opening

BBC The Bob Hope Show 9.50 - 10.35 pm

Julie London

Guy Mitchell

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Conway Twitty - Hey Little Lucy, It's Only Make Believe (NB ahead of his appearance Twitty is shown three previous editions of the show so that he can get a feel of its presentation)

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer

Billy Fury

Dickie Pride

'Cuddly' Dudley

The Dallas Boys

Tony Sheridan and the Wreckers

Maureen Kershaw

The Vernons Girls

Lord Rockingham's XI

Red Price

Dene Webb

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Diana Dors Show 7:55 - 8:55 pm

Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy

Scottish Saturday Limelight - Anthony Newley 9:00 - 9:35 pm

Anthony Newley


Sunday 10th May 1959

BBC Monitor 10.20 - 11.05 pm

Leonard Bernstein

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

George Melly

Mick Mulligan

Rosemary Squires

ABC Bid For Fame 4.25 - 5.00 pm

NB Joe Loss is on holiday so the musical duties are taken over by Billy Ternent

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Edna Savage

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Josted by Bruce Forsyth

The King Brothers

ABC Mantovani 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Vic Damone

The Hi-Lo's


Monday 11th May 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Marion Keene

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Tuesday 12th May 1959

BBC Roundabout 8.00 - 9.15 pm

Theme by Tony Hatch

A dramatised look at teenagers and their social life and musical tastes. Author and producer John Elliot went to Chislehurst Caves in Kent to see Bob Wallis & His Storyville Jazzmen and the Roy Speller Six play live, while his production assistant spent a week there as a waitress getting research material for the show

Bob Wallis & His Storyville Jazzmen

Roy Speller Six

BBC Shirley Abicair 9.45 - 10.00 pm

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinalli

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 13th May 1959

BBC Lenny The Lion

Jo Shelton

BBC Alan Melville's A-Z 8.00 - 8.50 pm

P - The songs of Cole Porter

Joe "Mister Piano" Henderson

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Stephanie Voss

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

NB Many of these names had been intended for the 6th May show, but they had to be moved back a week

Al Saxon

Cherry Wainer

Bruce Forsyth

The Kaye Sisters

Shane Rimmer

Glen Mason


Thursday 14th May 1959

BBC Jazz Session 10:45 - 11:00 pm (repeat July 1957)

The Dill Jones Trio (with Malcolm Cecil on bass)

Jo Searle and Tommy Whittle

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 15th May 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

The Four Freshmen

Jane Morgan

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Record Shop 5:00 – 5:25 pm

Theme - Fairy Stories

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Ray Ellington

Granada We Want An Answer 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Dankworth answers questions about his life and career

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Hooray And Co 11:00 - 11:30 pm (first edition)

Ronnie Carroll

Millicent Martin


Saturday 16th May 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6.30 - 7.00 pm

NB Trevor Peacock replaces Gus Goodwin as compare. Peacock not only scripted this show, but Oh Boy! as well

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Lonnie Donegan

The King Brothers

The Barry Sisters

The Kingpins

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Yana

Russ Conway

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Hall

NB Director Rita Gillespie intends to use 82 camera cuts on one song on the show

Conway Twitty - When I'm Not With You, song with Marty Wilde and Maggie Stredder

Marty Wilde

Don Lang

Cherry Wainer

The Dallas Boys

Bill Forbes

Mick Jackson

Mike Preston

Red Price

Pierce Rodgers

Lorie Mann

Lord Rockingham's XI

The Vernons Girls

Red Price


Sunday 17th May 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Shirley Sands

The Dene Four

Gary Miller

Cherry Wainer

Julie Dawn

Inia Te Wiata

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Garry Mills

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The Mills Brothers

Patrice Munsel

ABC Mantovani 11.05 - 11.30 pm


Monday 18th May 1959 Bank Holiday

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Terry Lightfoot

BBC Carrissima 8.30 - 10.00 pm

David Hughes

BBC Make Way For Music 10.40 - 111.10 pm

Sheila Buxton, Roberto Cardinali

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Renate Holm

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

The Viscounts


Tuesday 19th May 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 20th May 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

Anne & Jo Shelton

BBC Russ Conway 9:50 - 10:00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Ella Fitzgerald

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Billy Fury

Russ Conway

Malcolm Vaughan

Ruby Murray

The Jones Boys

Glen Mason


Thursday 21st May 1959

BBC Vera Lynn 7.55 - 8.40 pm

Vera Lynn

BBC Tom Lehrer 10:45 - 11:05 pm

Tom Lehrer

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

AR Focus On Youth 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Anthony Newley

Kris Carson (aka Kris Kristofferson)


Friday 22nd May 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Ronnie Carroll

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Hooray And Co 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Millicent Martin


Saturday 23rd May 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Russ Conway

The Barry Sisters

The Kingpins

Paul Anka

Danny Williams

ABC Oh Boy! 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB Jackie Wilson may have been penciled in to appear

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Renee Martz

Cliff Richard

Red Price

Billy Fury

Terry White

Marty Wilde

The Dallas Boys

Dickie Pride

Bill Forbes

Conway Twitter

Cherry Wainer

The Vernons Girls

Lord Rockingham's XI

ATV Saturday Spectacular: Jeannie Carson Show 7:55 - 8:55 pm

Jeannie Carson

The Mills Brothers


Sunday 24th May 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.30 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

The Kaye Sisters

Dickie Valentine

Bill and Brett Landis

The Tony Kinsey Quartet

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.15 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet with Valerie Masters

Diz Disley

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At Her Majesty’s Theatre 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The New York cast of West Side Story - Tonight, America

Dickie Valentine

ABC Mantovani 11.00 - 11.30 pm


Monday 25th May 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.10 pm

Cy Grant

BBC The Ivor Novello Awards 10:15 - 11:00 pm

Vera Lynn - The Wind Cannot Read

Peter Sellers - I'm So Ashamed (The year's outstanding novelty song)

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson - Trudie

The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra - The Colonel's Tune (The year's outstanding composition in jazz or beat idiom)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Lionel Murton

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 26th May 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Camera Test ? - 7.00 pm

Eric McDermott Group

ATV The Carroll Levis Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Kim Novell

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Valerie Masters


Wednesday 27th May 1959

BBC Lenny The Lion

Sheila Buxton

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.45 - 9.30 pm

The Tony Kinsey Quartet

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Hippodrome 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Norrie Paramor and his orchestra

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Alma Cogan

Cliff Richard

The Dallas Boys

Bert Weedon

Craig Douglas

Glen Mason


Thursday 28th May 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Orig Yr Ifanc 4.25 - 5.00 pm

Includes Welsh language rock and roll acts

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 29th May 1959

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Cy Grant

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.25 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Cherry Wainer on judging panel

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Hooray And Co 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Millicent Martin


Saturday 30th May 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

The Barry Sisters

The Kingpins

Dickie Valentine

BBC Secombe At Large 7:30 - 8:30 pm

ABC Oh Boy! 6:00 - 6:30 pm (the final show)

NB During the show it is announced that a new series will return, however it doesn’t. The American channel ABC (not connected with UK ABC) begin showing an American version of the show 14th July 1959.

Hosted by Jimmy Henney and Tony Hall

Cliff Richard

Marty Wilde

Duffy Power

Billy Fury

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

Don Lang

Cuddly Duddly

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Dickie Pride

Mike Preston

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Neville Taylor & The Cutters

Lorie Mann

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Frankie Vaughan Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Frankie Vaughan


Sunday 31st May 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Dickie Valentine

Johnny Dankworth

The Jazz Committee

Kathie Stobart

Shirley Jackson

Ian Martin

Those Casuals

ABC Bid For Fame 4.20 - 5.15 pm

NB Talent show final, among the judges were Norrie Paramor and Jack Good

Allan Bruce (singer) The series winner

Second City Jazzmen won second place

Tommy Wright (singer) won third place

ATV Carroll Levis’ Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Acme Rhythm Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Dickie Valentine – excerpts from West Side Story

Anthony Newley

ABC Mantovani 11.00 - 11.30 pm


Monday 1st June 1959

BBC Monday To Friday (first in series) This is the summer replacement for Tonight

The Nat Temple Orchetsra

The Mike Sammes Singers

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm (first edition)

NB Pete Murray said to the host "I can't understand why you're being so beastly to me. You've got a very big future. They need men like you in the gent's toilet in Leicester Square." To which Jacobs replied "Mention my name and you'll get a good seat."

Jury - Alma Cogan, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks (as the "typical teenager"), Gary Miller

Guest -

BBC A Song For Everyone 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Kenneth McKellar

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Renate Holm

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 2nd June 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Story of a Star 6:40 - 7.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

ATV Carroll Levis Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Garry Miller

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

TWW unknown show

Monica Zetterland


Wednesday 3rd June 1959

BBC Alma Cogan 8:00 - 8:15 pm

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The Vernons Girls

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Don Lang

Anne Shelton

Billie Anthony

Kenny Baker

The King Brothers

Glen Mason


Thursday 4th June 1959

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

AR Focus On Youth 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Weta Nepy

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 5th June 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

content unknown

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Hooray And Co 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Millicent Martin


Saturday 6th June 1959

BBC Drumbeat 7:00 - 7:30 pm

NB Jack Good was in the audience for the show and was introduced by producer Stewart Morris to the audience.

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

The Barry Sisters

The Kingpins

Malcolm Vaughan

Marty Wilde

Danny Williams

BBC Vision on Europe: Fifth Anniversary of Eurovision 9.30 - 10.45 pm

Gilbert Becaud

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

The Four Playboys

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Alan King Show 7:55 - 8:55 pm

Clara Ward and the Ward Singers

John Raitt

The Taylor Ward Trio

ABC Rendezvous Time 11.00 - 11.45 pm (first edition)

Millicent Martin

Francis Linel (French singing star)


Sunday 7th June 1959

BBC Rhythm In The Sunday starring Rawicz and Landauer 9:25 - 9:55 pm

Musical arrangements by Wally Stott

with The Beryl Stott Singers

BBC Monitor: Guitar Craze (directed by Ken Russell) 9.55 - 10.40 pm

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Dickie Valentine

Ian Martin (a discovery of Dickie Valentine)

Dudley Moore

Bert Weedon

The Jazzmakers

Janie Marden - Singin' In The Rain

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Ruby Murray

Paul Anka

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Jo Stafford

Russ Conway

ABC Mantovani 11.00 - 11.30 pm


Monday 8th June 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

Russ Conway

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Alma Cogan, Pete Murray, Shani Wallis, Susan Stranks

Guest -

BBC A Song For Everyone 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Kenneth McKellar

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Marione Keene

AR Searchlight: Rebels with Reason 10.15 - 10.45 pm

First of two part look at teenage life in Hammersmith, London


Tuesday 9th June 1959

BBC Francis Coudrill in Hank's Round-Up 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys  

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Story of A Star 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Yana

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10.45 to 11.30pm (first in a planned series of four, but it was extended into September)

Among the plans that TWW have is to hire a special train to bring fans to the Cardiff studios. Assistant Programme Controller for TWW Michael Frostick told the Melody Maker "We hope to re-create something of the atmosphere of the Dankworth Club by throwing the studios open to jazz lovers to have the kids dancing, drinking coke and so on. I believe it will be the first attempt to screen a jazz programme without compromise or excuses."

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 10th June 1959

BBC Lenny The Lion

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Rita Reys (Dutch jazz singer)

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Johnny Dankworth

The Weavers

Abbey Lincoln

Comedian Digby Wolfe does a sketch playing a rock n roll star called Terry Lene

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

Marty Wilde

Jane Morgan

The Lana Sisters

Marion Ryan

Ray Ellington

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys

Glen Mason


Thursday 11th June 1959

BBC Show Time

From the North Pier, Blackpool

The Mudlarks

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Maria Pavlou

The Ronald Cass Quartet


Friday 12th June 1959

BBC The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull 7.30 - 8.00 pm (first in series)

Theme written by Russ Conway

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Hooray And Co 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Millicent Martin


Saturday 13th June 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Barry Sisters

The Kingpins

Marty Wilde

Don Lang

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show Presents The Wakey Wakey Tavern 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 7.00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: Starlight Hour 7:55 – 8:55 pm

Mills Brothers

Yana


Sunday 14th June 1959

ATV Music Shop 2:45 – 3:25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Pearl Carr, Teddy Johnson

Anne Shelton

Humphrey Lyttelton

Betty James

The Wilf Todd Trio

Carmella Coran

Johnny Gray

Ken Day

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Steve Benbow

The Hedley Ward Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Liberace (in London to appear in the court case against the Daily Mirror)

June Valli

ABC Mantovani 11.00 - 11.30 pm


Monday 15th June 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Alma Cogan, Pete Murray, Gary Miller, Susan Stranks

Guest -

BBC A Song For Everyone 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Kenneth McKellar

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 10.30 pm

Terry Burton

ATV Tell The Truth 8.00 - 8.30 pm

panel show with Carole Carr

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Marion Keene

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 16th June 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 10.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Miniature Music Hall 5.25 - 5.55 pm

Dennis Lotis

AR The Story Of A Star 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Petula Clark

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10.45 to 11.30pm

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 17th June 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 10.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR The George Cobel Show 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Betty Miller

Norrie Paramor and his orchestra

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

Russ Conway

Jack Parnell with Roy Plummer

Joe Gordon

Glen Mason


Thursday 18th June 1959

BBC Summer Romance 6.35 - 6.45 pm

The songs of Jerome Kern

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 10.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Jackie Rae’s Show 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Joan Savage


Friday 19th June 1959

ATV Lunch Box 1.02 - 10.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Record Shop 5.00 - 5.25 pm

content unknown

AR Find The Singer 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.30 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Hooray And Co 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Millicent Martin


Saturday 20th June 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:35 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Paul Anka (probably a pre-recorded film clip)

Danny Williams

The Barry Sisters

The Kingpins

BBC Tommy Trinder's Box 7.30 - 8.30 pm

NB For the first show the producers were hoping to have a clip of Eartha Kitt, introduced by Nat King Cole, from Hollywood

Dickie Valentine

Sheila Buxton

Nat Temple

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 7.00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: Let There Be Music 7:55 - 8:55 pm

NB also seen listed as The David Whitfield Show with guest June Valli

Jim Dale

Anthony Newley

Dorita Y Pepe


Sunday 21st June 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Noel Harrison

June Valli

Glen Mason

Shani wallis

Those Casuals

Don Rennie

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8:30 – 9:30 pm

NB Also seen as Sunday Night at the Prince of Wales

Joan Regan

John Hanson

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm


Monday 22nd June 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

Frankie Vaughan at Pinewood

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Eric Sykes, Shanni Wallis, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks

Guest -

BBC Kenneth McKellar 10.15 - 10.45 pm

AR Lunch Box 1.03 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Lionel Murton

AR Searchlight: Rebels with Reason Part two 10.15 - 10.45 pm

A look at teenage life

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

Southern Take One (first of a thrice-weekly, thirteen week run) (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

Hosted by Jim Dale


Tuesday 23rd June 1959

BBC Hi Summer 7:30 - 8:00 pm

content unknown

AR Lunch Box 1.03 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR The Story Of A Star 6:40 - 7:00 pm

Chris Barber

ATV Carroll Levis Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Grey Cats Rhythm Group

The Silver Songsters

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10:45 - 11:30 pm

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 24th June 1959

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Anne Shelton – September Song, Just Love Me

BBC Alma Cogan 9:45 - 10:00 pm

AR Lunch Box 1.03 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Stephanie Voss

The vernons Girls

ATV Disc Break 11:00 - 11:30 pm (first edition)

Hosted by Jack Parnell

David Whitfield

The Jazz Couriers

Jo Shelton


Thursday 25th June 1959

AR Lunch Box 1.03 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR The Jackie Rae Show 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Joan Savage

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 26th June 1959

BBC Blackpool Show Parade 8.00 - 8.25 pm

Roy Castle

Marion Ryan

The Five Dallas Boys

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.25 - 9.00 pm

Perry Como

AR Lunch Box 1.03 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Find The Singer 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Lou Preager

The Lou Prager Orchestra with The Sunnysiders

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Putting On The Donegan 10:15 - 10:45 pm (first edition)

Lonnie Donegan

Chris Barber's Jazz Band

The Dallas Boys

Miki and Griff

Anne and Jo Shelton

Sheila Buxton

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lita Roza


Saturday 27th June 1959

BBC Drumbeat 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Cliff Richard & The Drifters

The Jean-ettes

BBC Steppin’ Out 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Kay Ballard

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Hour 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Joanne Scoon – Constantly, Scoubidou

Plus band leaders Jack Parnell, Stanley Black, Edmundo Ros, Humphrey Lyttelton and Nat Temple


Sunday 28th June 1959

BBC She Shall Have Music 9.20 - 10.05 pm

Gillian Lynne (singer)

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.25 pm

Lita Roza – Once In A While

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson – two songs

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.30 - 9.30 (also seen as Bernard Delfont's Sunday Show)

content unknown

ABC Mantovani 11.10 - 11.35 pm


Monday 29th June 1959

no Juke Box Jury

BBC A Song For Everyone 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Kenneth McKeller, Pat Lambert

AR Tell The Truth 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Panellist: Anne Shelton

ATV Johnnie Ray Sings 10:15 - 10:45 pm

NB The six editions were recorded in March 1959

Johnnie Ray – Walkin’ In The Rain, Little White Cloud That Cried, Shake A Hand, Somebody Stole My Girl, With These Hands, Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Shani Wallis – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Johnnie Ray & Shani Wallis – Isn’t It A Lovely Day


Tuesday 30th June 1959

BBC Hi Summer 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

BBC The Bob Hope Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Rosemary Clooney

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10.45 to 11.30 pm

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 1st July 1959

ATV Variety Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Disc Break 11:00 - 11:30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 2nd July 1959

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Vera Lynn

BBC The Terrace Room 9.45 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton and Franks Ensemble


Friday 3rd July 1959

BBC Blackpool Show Parade 8.00 - 8.35 pm

content unknown

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

Bert Weedon – Guitar Boogie Shuffle

ATV Putting On The Donegan 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 4th July 1959

BBC Drumbeat 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Marty Wilde

Danny Williams

The Raindrops

The Jean-ettes

BBC Trinder Box 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Petula Clark

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Sally Ann Howes Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 5th July 1959

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Shirley Bassey


Monday 6th July 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Eric Sykes, Shanni Wallis, Pete Murray, Susan Stranks

Guest -

BBC Kenneth McKellar 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Johnnie Ray Sings 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Johhny Ray – The Little White Cloud That Cried

Shani Wallis – I’m Beginning To See The Light


Tuesday 7th July 1959

BBC Carole Carr 6:35 - 6:45 pm

BBC Hi Summer

Joan Savage

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon

TWW Jazz Club 10.45 to 11.30pm

The Jazz Couriers (including Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes)

Southern The Lythgoe Touch 11.00 pm - end

Clive Lythgoe plays his favourite music


Wednesday 8th July 1959

BBC Alan Melville's A-Z 7.30 - 8.15 pm

T - Trinidad Steel Band

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Cover Girl 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Cliff Deeley's Business men Of Rhythm

AR George Gobel Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11. 30 pm

(possibly) Johnny Kidd and The Pirates - Please Don't Touch


Thursday 9th July 1959

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker


Friday 10th July 1959

BBC Blackpool Show Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Ronnie Hilton

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Putting On The Donegan 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Anne Shelton

Miki and Griff

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 11th July 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Poni Tails

The Raindrops

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.20 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Jo Stafford Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Teddy Johnson

ABC The Francis Linel Show 11.30 - 11.45 pm

Frances Linel

Georgina Brown


Sunday 12th July 1959

ABC The Sunday Beak 6.15 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Monday 13th July 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Peter Murray, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes, Petula Clark

Guest -

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Teresa Walters

ATV Johnnie Ray Sings 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Intro - Little White Cloud, Love, It’s All In The Game, If I Had You, Ain’t Misbehavin’, All Over God’s Heaven, Give Me Time, Please Don’t Talk About Me, Little White Cloud

Shanni Wallis – What’s New, It’s All Right With Me, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm


Tuesday 14th July 1959

BBC Hi Summer 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Teresa Walters

AR Lucky Dip 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Jack Hylton Focus On Youth 10.15 - 10.45 pm

The Dean Four

TWW Jazz Club 10:45 - 11:30 pm

The Jazz Committee

Southern The Lythgoe Touch 11.15 - 11.27 pm

Clive Lythgoe plays his favourite music


Wednesday 15th July 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Teresa Walters

ATV Cover Girl 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Cliff Deeley's Business Men of Rhythm

TWW Grand Ole Opry 6:39 - 7:05 pm

content unknown

ATV Disc Break 11:00 – 11:27 pm

Anne Shelton

Ronnie Hilton

Sheila Buxton

Tony Osborne

Dlz Disley’s String Quintet


Thursday 16th July 1959

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Teresa Walters

AR Late Extra 1.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 17th July 1959

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Teresa Walters

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Putting On The Donegan 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan - Hard Travellin', John Hardy, Ain't Got No Dough, So Long It's Been Good To Know Ya

Chris Barber Jazz Band - two numbers

Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber's Jazz Band - Ace In The Hole

Lonnie Donegan & Ottilie Patterson - Look To The Sky

Chris Barber Jazz Band & Ottilie Patterson - I've Gotta Love Somebody

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 18th July 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Poni Tails

The Raindrops

BBC Trinder Box

The Ray Ellington Quartet

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Bernard Bresslaw Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

content unknown

ABC The Francis Linel Show 11.22 - 11.37 pm

Francis Linel

Lita Roza


Sunday 19th July 1959

BBC There’s Always Music 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Joan Regan

The King Brothers

Russ Conway

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazzband

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show: The Dickie Henderson Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Ruby Murray


Monday 20th July 1959

no Juke Box Jury

BBC Kenneth McKellar 9.20 - 9.50 pm

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Johnnie Ray Sings 10.15 - 10.42 pm

Johnnie Ray

Shani Wallis


Tuesday 21st July 1959

BBC Hi Summer 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern The Lythgoe Touch 11.40 - 11.52 pm

Clive Lythgoe plays his favourite music


TWW Jazz Club 11.10 - 11.45 pm

The Jazz Makers

Southern The Lythgoe Touch 11.40 - 11.52 pm

Clive Lythgoe plays his favourite music


Wednesday 22nd July 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Cover Girl 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Cliff Deeley's Business Men of Rhythm

TWW The Grand Ole Opry 6.39 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

ATV Variety Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Josh White - Battle of Jericho, The Grey Goose, You Won't Let Me Go

Ruth Olay

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 23rd July 1959

BBC Russ Conway and Others 6:35 - 6:45 pm

Russ Conway

Paul Andrews

The Peter Crawford Trio

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 24th July 1959

BBC Blackpool Show Parade 7.30 - 8.05 pm

The Blue Harmony Five

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Putting On The Donegan 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Jo Shelton

Miki and Griff

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 25th July 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Poni Tails

The Raindrops

BBC The Ken Dodd Show 8:20 - 9:10 pm

Rosemary Squires

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 7.00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Sally Ann Howes Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 26th July 1959

ABC Preview: Three's Company 2.30 - 3.00 pm

Georgia Brown

Noel Harrison

Jeremy Lubbock

ATV The Bernard Delfont Sunday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth (The Bruce Forsyth Summer Show)

Gary Miller


Monday 27th July 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Peter Murray, Susan Stranks, Eric Sykes, Petula Clark

Guest -

BBC Visit The The Terrace Room 9.15 - 9.30 pm

The Mike Sammes Singers

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Maureen Kershaw

ATV Tell the Truth 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Panel show with Noel Harrison

ATV Johnnie Ray Sings 10.15 - 10.42 pm

Johnnie Ray

Shanni Wallis


Tuesday 28th July 1959

BBC Summer Romance 6.35 - 6.45 pm

The songs of Cole Porter

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Maureen Kershaw

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Johnny Dankworth (who has just returned from the USA)

Southern The Lythgoe Touch 11.15 - 11.27 pm

Clive Lythgoe plays his favourite music


Wednesday 29th July 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Maureen Kershaw

ATV Cover Up 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Cliff Deeley's Business Men of Rhythm

AR Close-Up On Frankie Vaughan 7:05 – 7:30 pm

Interviewed by Muriel Young

AR Summersong 8:00 - 9:00 pm

NB The show has songs which were performed outdoors and needed the co-operation of seven different ITV stations, including Anglia which didn’t actually go on air until October 1959

Regulars: Dennis Lotis, Owen Brannigan, Kevin Scott, Lucille Mapp, Gary Marshal, Louise Ramsay, Ed Devereux, June Marlow.

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Henney as Jack Parnell had been admitted to hospital

Cliff Richard

Lita Roza


Thursday 30th July 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Anne Shelton

Jan and Kjeld

Adele Leigh

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Maureen Kershaw

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 31st July 1959

BBC Stars at Scarborough 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Cyril Stapleton

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Maureen Kershaw

Granada The Song Parade 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Putting On The Donegan 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan - Warbash Cannonball, Lady Oh, Chesepeke Bay, Rambling Blues, Puttin’ On The Style, So Long It’s Been Good To Know You

Alma Cogan – Birth Of The Blues

Miki and Griff and Lonnie Donegan – Dreams

Ray Ellington – From This Moment On

Ray Ellington, Alma Cogan, Lonnie Donegan – Accentuate The Positive

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30pm

content unknown


Saturday 1st August 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Raindrops

Don Lang

BBC Trinder Box 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Southlanders

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Diana Dors Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ABC The Francis Linel Show 11.27 - 11.45 pm

Francis Linel


Sunday 2nd August 1959

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 3.30 - 3.40 pm

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Aileen Cochrane


Monday 3rd August 1959 Bank Holiday

no Juke Box Jury

BBC Beaulieu Jazz Festival 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Johnny Dankworth Orchestra featuring Cleo Laine

Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band

The Avon Cities Jazz Band

The Bristol Jazz Club

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Jack Hylnton Presents Something In The City 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 4th August 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10:45 - 11:30 pm

Johnny Dankworth

Southern The Lythgoe Touch 11.15 - 11.27 pm

Clive Lythgoe plays his favourite music


Wednesday 5th August 1959

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.30 - 9.20 pm

The Mudlarks

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Cover Up 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Cliff Deeley's Business Men of Rhythm

TWW The Grand Ole Opry 6.39 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The Stargazers

Toni Dalli

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.30 pm

NB Jack Parnell’s links between songs were recorded from his bedroom as he had an operation just days before

Al Saxon – I’m Alright Jack


Thursday 6th August 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.55 - 8.40 pm

Sheila Buxton

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.27 pm

The Steve Race Six


Friday 7th August 1959

BBC Semprini 9.00 - 9.15 pm

BBC The Big Show of 1959: Great Yarmouth

The King Brothers

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Granadiers

ATV Calling Dickie Valentine 10:15 – 10:45 pm

Dickie Valentine

Petula Clark

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 8th August 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Poni Tails

The Raindrops

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Sally Ann Howes Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

David Hughes

ABC The Francis Linel Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm

Francis Linel

Sheila Buxton


Sunday 9th August 1959

ABC Sunday Break

The Diz Disley String Quartet

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

David Hughes (cancelled by ATV as he had been on another one of their shows the day before)


Monday 10th August 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Peter Murray, Eric Sykes, The Poni-Tails, Jill Chadwick

Guest -

BBC Swing Along With Lorrae 9:15 - 9:30 pm

Lorrae Desmond and Al Saxon recorded at Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Johnnie Ray Sings 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Johnnie Ray

Shanni Wallis


Tuesday 11th August 1959

BBC Hi Summer 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

BBC The Men Behind The Music 8.40 - 9.25 pm

The musicals of Richard Rogers

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10:45 - 11:30 pm

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 12th August 1959

TWW The Grand Ole Opry 6.39 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV The Variety Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Ray Ellington

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lorie Mann - Just Keep It Up


Thursday 13th August 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Tommy Steele – film of him at the Moscow Film Festival recently

David Hughes


Friday 14th August 1959

BBC The Lonnie Donegan Show 7:30 - 8:00 pm (Great Yarmouth)

Excerpt of his summer show

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

Al Saxon

ATV Calling Dickie Valentine 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Petula Clark

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 15th August 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Poni Tails

The Raindrops

BBC Tommy Trinder's Box 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Raindrops

Phyllis Marshall

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 7.00 pm

From Filey

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

The Tracy Sisters

ATV Saturday Spectacular: Starlight Hour 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Cliff Richard

Jayne Mansfield


Sunday 16th August 1959

BBC Meeting Point

Dennis Lotis and Maxine Daniels talk about religious pop songs

Dennis Lotis - He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 3.30 - 3.40 pm

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Alex Welsh Six

Dennis Lotis

Maxine Daniels

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Frankie Vaughan


Monday 17th August 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Peter Murray, Diana Dors, Dickie Dawson, Sheila Buxton

Guest -

BBC Swing Along With Lorrae 9.15 - 9.30 pm

Lorrae Desmond

The Mudlarks

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker


Tuesday 18th August 1959

BBC Hi Summer 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15- 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton

Southern Take It Easy 1.02 - 1.25 pm

Jim Dale

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Lucky Dip 56.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10:45 - 11:30 pm

Johnny Dankworth

Southern The Lythgoe Touch 11.15 - 11.27 pm

Clive Lythgoe plays his favourite music


Wednesday 19th August 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Jim Dale

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Cover Girl 6.35 - 7.00 pm

contents unknown

AR Summersong 8:00 - 9:00 pm

NB The locations this week are Trafalgar Square in London, Chedburgh Hall Farm in Raynam, Port Talbot, Twickenham, Glasgow, Stonehenge and Battersea Funfair in London

Regulars: Dennis Lotis, Owen Brannigan, Kevin Scott, Lucille Mapp, Gary Marshal, Louise Ramsay, Ed Devereux, June Marlow

Music by Steve Race

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.37 pm

Lorie Mann - Just Keep It Up


Thursday 20th August 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.55 - 8.30 pm

Jo Shelton

Elisabeth Welch

Anton and Janetta

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Steve Race Six


Friday 21st August 1959

BBC Summer Stars

Joan Regan

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Calling Dickie Valentine 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Dickie Valentine – Sweet Sixteen, Pretty Baby

Dickie Valentine & Petula Clark – How About You, Friendship, Gallagher and Sheen

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.27 pm

Joe "Mister Piano" Henderson


Saturday 22nd August 1959

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Poni Tails

The Raindrops

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6:00 - 7:00 pm

From Bridlington

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy

ABC The Francis Linel Show 11.30 - 11.45 pm

Francis Linel

Maria Pavlou


Sunday 23rd August 1959

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 3.30 - 3.40 pm

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Russ Conway - China Tea

Shani Wallis

The Dallas Boys


Monday 24th August 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 7:30 - 7:55 pm

Jury - Pete Murray, Judy Carne, Venetta Stevenson, Dickie Dawson

Guest -

BBC Carole Sings 6.35 - 6.45 pm

Carole Carr at the Piano

BBC Swing Along with Lorrae Desmond (also seen as 26th August 1959)

Lorrae Desmond

Craig Douglas

BBC Starlight 9.17 - 9.30 pm

Phyllis Marshall

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Monday Serenade 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Marino Marini Quartet


Tuesday 25th August 1959

BBC Hi Summer 7.30 - 8.00 pm

No musical guests on interest

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Lucky Dip 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10:45 - 11:30 pm

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 26th August 1959

BBC The Terrace Room 9.45 - 10.00 pm

Cy Grant

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Diana Coupland

ATV Val Parnell Startime 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.27 pm

content unknown


Thursday 27th August 1959

BBC Words And Music 7.55 - 8.25 pm

Carole Carr

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.27 pm

The Steve Race Six


Friday 28th August 1959

BBC Tops Again 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Excerpts from Ken Dodd’s ‘Tops Again’ summer show, Great Yarmouth

Malcolm Vaughan and Kenneth Earle

Three Barry Sisters

The Iris Long Trio

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Diana Coupland

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

Ronnie Carroll – Wonderful You

ATV Calling Dickie Valentine 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Petula Clark

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.27 pm

Shelley Moore

Granada At Your Request

Tony Hatch


Saturday 29th August 1959

NB ITV announces it’s autumn schedule and confirms that Oh Boy! will be replaced by Boy Meets Girls, “It will be less frantic and less noisy than 'Oh Boy'” said producer Jack Good

BBC Drumbeat 6:30 - 7:00 pm (last edition)

Resident: Bob Miller & The Millermen, The John Barry Seven, Vince Eager, Adam Faith, Roy Young

Danny Williams

The Poni Tails (pre-recorded clip)

The Raindrops

Don Lang

Jackie Dennis

BBC Trinder Box 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Anne Shelton

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 7.00 pm

From Skegness

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Sally Ann Howes Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Ronnie Carroll

ABC The Francis Linel Show 11.15 - 11.30 pm

Maria Pavlou

Sheila Buxton

Georgia Brown

ATV Starlight Special

Mauri Leighton


Sunday 30th August 1959

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 3.30 - 3.40 pm

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Vic Ash Quintet

ATV Bernard Delfont's Sunday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

From the Prince Of Wales Theatre

Billy Eckstine

The King Brothers

Jo Shelton


Monday 31st August 1959

No Juke Box Jury. The Show now moves to Saturday evenings.

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Monday Serenade 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Mauri Leighton

Jimmy Lloyd

The Confrey Phillips Trio

The Southlanders


Tuesday 1st September 1959

BBC Hi Summer! 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

Southern Take It Easy 1.02 - 1.25 pm

Jim Dale

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon

TWW Jazz Club: Dig Dankworth 10:45 - 11:30 pm

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 2nd September 1959

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z

X, Y and Z

Monica Zeitterlund

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Disc Break 11.05 - 11.32 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Eddie Hickey


Thursday 3rd September 1959

BBC Words and Music

Frankie Vaughan

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

AR Story of A Star: Ronnie Carroll 6.35 - 6.50 pm

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Friday 4th September 1959

BBC The Phil Silvers Show 10.40 - 11.05 pm

Presents Bing Crosby

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Eula Parker

Granada The Song Parade 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

The Mudlarks

ATV Calling Dickie Valentine 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Petula Clark

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 5th September 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:55 - 7:15 pm

Jury - Eric Robertson and three others, but Radio Times has the Jury as Eric Sykes, Cleo Laine, Susan Stranks, Pete Murray

Guest -

BBC The Wakey Wakey Tavern 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 7.00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Starlight Hour 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Cliff Richard and The Drifters

Alma Cogan


Sunday 6th September 1959

BBC The Eddie Fisher Show 7:35 - 8:20 pm

Eddie Fisher

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 3.30 - 3.40 pm

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Vic Ash Quintet

Steve Benbow

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show: The Dickie Henderson Show 9.05 - 10.00 pm

The Deep River Boys

Malcolm Mitchell and his trio


Monday 7th September 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Russ Conway

BBC Saludos Amigos 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Edmondo Ros

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Terry Burton

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden


Tuesday 8th September 1959

BBC Hi Summer! 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

BBC The Men Behind The Music: Noel Coward 9.15 - 10.15 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Terry Burton

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Bert Weedon


Wednesday 9th September 1959

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Terry Burton

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

TWW Grand Ole Opry 6.35 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

AR Close-Up On Harry Belafonte 7:05 - 7:30 pm

Muriuel Young introduces clips from his movies

AR An Evening With Fred Astaire 9.00 - 9.55 pm (American show from 1957)

Fred Astaire with the Jonah Jones Quartet and David Rose and his orchestra

ATV Disc Break 11.10 - 11.37 pm

Russ Conway

Steve Arlen

The Jones Boys

Ian Menzies and the Clyde Valley Stompers


Thursday 10th September 1959

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Rosemary Squires

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Terry Burton

AR Story of A Star: Shani Wallis 6.35 - 6.50 pm

AR Daniel Farson’s Guide To The British 7.05 - 7.30 pm

Tin Pan Alley featuring Eddie Rogers (song plugger), Larry Parnes and his acts

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.27 pm

The Steve Race Six


Friday 11th September 1959

BBC Great Yarmouth Variety 8.30 - 9.05 pm

The Barry Sisters

The King Brothers

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Terry Burton

ATV Calling Dickie Valentine 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Dickie Valentine

Petula Clark

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.27 pm

content unknown


Saturday 12th September 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:50 - 7:15 pm

Jury - Peggy Cummins, Eric Sykes, Eric Robinson, Susan Stranks

Guest -

BBC Trinder Box 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

Alma Cogan - does her impressions of singers

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 4.40 - 4.55 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6:30 - 7:00 pm (first edition)

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Little Tony and His Brothers

ABC The Saturday Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

content unknown


Sunday 13th September 1959

BBC The Alan King Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Harry Belafonte

BBC What's My Line 8.15 - 8.45 pm

Harry Belafonte

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Vic Ash Quintet

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Max Bygraves (NB who was currently starring at the venue in his own show)

The Peters Sisters

ATV Music Shop 11:00 - 11:30 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell's Counter-Hands (probably without Jack Parnell)

Gary Miller

Rosemary Squires

Anne Shelton


Monday 14th September 1959

ATV Lunch Box

Janet Waters

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Seeing Sport: Rock Climbing 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Rock climbing from High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells with Michael Jagger and his father

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Aileen Cochrane

Southern Home Grown

Eric Winstone

The Ted Taylor Quartet


Tuesday 15th September 1959

BBC Hi Summer! 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

ATV Lunch Box

Janet Waters

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

The Weavers

ATV Disc Break 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Russ Hamilton – Sing Sing Sing Smile Smile Smile

Lita Roza

Dickie Pride

Sylvia Sands

Adam Faith

AR Late Extra 11.10 - 11.40 pm

The Steve Race Six

TWW Jazz Club 11:17 - 11.30 pm

Show MC Dave Lee told Melody Maker "All forms of jazz will be presented in rotation, the first week featuring traditional, then modern, then mainstream, with a large band appearing every fourth week."

Hosted by Dave Lee

Ian Menzies and his Clyde Valley Stompers

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

The Avon Cities Jazzband


Thursday 17th September 1959

ATV Lunch Box

Janet Waters

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Granada Bandstand 6:15 - 6:45 pm (first in series)

Mr Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazzband

Don Lusher

Cleo Laine

The Ray Ellington Quartet with Valerie Masters

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Miki & Griff

Ian Menzies and his Clyde Valley Stompers

Yana


Friday 18th September 1959

BBC Summer Stars (Great Yarmouth) 8.30 - 9.05 pm

Malcolm Vaughan

ATV Lunch Box

Janet Waters

AR The Rosalina Neri Show 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Rosalina Neri

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Joyce Shock


Saturday 19th September 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Judy Carne, Petula Clark, Bill Maynard, Peter Noble (NB Carmen Dragon acts as adjudicator)

Guest -

BBC Saturday Night With Ted Ray 7.45 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

BBC Carole Carr 10.40 - 10.50 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6:30 - 7:00 pm

NB During rehearsals guest Johnny Cash took exception to guitarist Joe Brown’s playing style and was subsequently fired. When Cash returned two weeks’ later he asked after Brown only to be told that he had been sacked as a result of the incident. Feeling guilty about Brown’s predicament Cash sent him a very expensive pair of cowboy boots upon his return to the USA as way of an apology. The boots were so expensive Brown couldn’t afford the customs’ duty until a sympathetic and inventive Post Office desk manager found a way to charge him the second-hand rate. It was also suggested in Disc that Cash would make a telerecording of a second appearance for use at a later date.

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Johnny Cash

Michael Cox

ATV Saturday Spectacular: This Particular Show 8:00 – 8:55 pm

Tommy Steele & The Steelmen

ABC After Hours 11.20 - 11.50 pm

Cleo Laine


Sunday 20th September 1959

BBC Harry Belafonte 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Harry Belefonte

ABC Showbiz Soccer 4.15 - 4.45 pm

guests unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

content unknown

ATV Music Shop 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell's Counter-Hands (probably without Jack Parnell)

Dickie Valentine - One More Sunrise

Lonnie Donegan

Carmella Corren

Betty James


Monday 21st September 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Lunch Box

Joan Small

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Aileen Cochrane

BBC/ITN Labour Party Election Broadcast: Britain Belongs To You 10.00 - 10.20 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

Southern Home Grown

Eric Winstone

The Ted Taylor Quartet


Tuesday 22nd September 1959

BBC Hi Summer! 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Joan Savage

BBC Set To Music 10.30 - 11.15 pm

NB A Eurovision special

Dennis Lotis

Eddie Calvert

Yana

ATV Lunch Box

Joan Small

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Dick Francis

Dick Jordan

Mick Mulligan's Band

TWW Jazz Club 11:00 - 11:40 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 23rd September 1959

BBC Call Me Sam 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Dennis Lotis (plays himself in sit-com set in a restaurant)

BBC Italian Serenade 10.35 - 11.00 pm

Roberto Cardinali

ATV Lunch Box

Joan Small

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 24th September 1959

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

George Chisholm and his band

ATV Lunch Box

Joan Small

Granada Bandstand 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Betty Smith Quartet

Acker Bilk

Max Galdray

Granada Chelsea At Nine Presents Wayne & Shuster 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Ray Ellington Quartet with Valerie Masters


Friday 25th September 1959

ATV Lunch Box

Joan Small

AR The Rosalina Neri Show 8.35 - 9.00 pm

Rosalina Neri

AR Cool For Cats 10:30 - 10:50 pm

NB Reduced to twenty minutes for the next few shows due to coverage of the General Election and as a result there will be no studio guests

Featured records

Marty Wilde - Sea of Love

Shirlev Bassey - Count on Me

Eddie Calvert - Gillie

Dickie Valentine - One More Sunrise

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc

Eddie Calvert


Saturday 26th September 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Diana Dors, Eunice Gayson, Dickie Dawson, Tony Vlassopulo (son of a Greek shipping magnate) (NB Petula Clark was penciled in)

Guest -

BBC Trinder Box 7.45 - 8.00 pm

Marion Keene

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 4.40 - 4.55 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Terry Dene - chat with Marty Wilde

Little Tony and his Brothers

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Secombe and Friends 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Harry Secombe


Sunday 27th September 1959

BBC Nina And Frederick 4.00 - 4.15 pm

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

Millicent Martin

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Kay Starr

ATV Music Shop 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell's Counter-Hands (probably without Jack Parnell)

Alma Cogan

Dennis Lotis

Malcolm Vaughan

Desmond Lane

Joyce Clark


Monday 28th September 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Aileen Cochrane – Don’t Blame Me, I’m Sitting On Top Of The World, The Loveliest Night Of The Year

Southern Home Grown

Eric Winstone

The Ted Taylor Quartet


Tuesday 29th September 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 - 8.00

Hosted by David Hughes

Dickie Valentine – One More Sunrise

Hughes and Valentine in record shop sketch

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

ATV Disc Break 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Host Jack Parnell returns from his hospital stay

Dickie Valentine

Tony Raymond – Broken Hearted Melody

TWW Jazz Club 11.00 - 11.40 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 30th September 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Celebrity - Cliff Richard 6:10 - 6:30 pm

Interviewed by Daniel Farson

AR No Hiding Place: Wheels of Fury 8.35 - 9.30 pm

Adam Faith plays biker Vince Kinley

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 1st October 1959

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Make Way For Music 10.35 - 11.00 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

Granada Bandstand 6.15 - 6.45 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

The Tony Kinsey Quartet

Cleo Laine

Nat Gonella

Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazzband

AR The Jubilee Show 9.05 - 10.00 pm

turn of the century style music hall show

Dennis Lotis

Shirley Eaton


Friday 2nd October 1959

AR The Rosalina Neri Show 8.35 - 9.00 pm

Rosalina Neri

ATV The Rainbow Room 10.20 - 10.35 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

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

content unknown

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc

Petula Clark


Saturday 3rd October 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:50 - 7:15 pm

Jury - Diana Dors, Petula Clark, Dickie Dawson, Tony Osborne (NB Gary Miller was penciled in to appear)

Guest -

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7:45 - 8:30 pm

Russ Conway

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 4.40 - 4.55 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Don Lang

Little Tony and his Brothers

Michael Cox – Teenage Love (possibly this week)

Scottish Saturday Limelight - Frank Sinatra 7.00 - 7.30 pm

ABC After Hours

Cleo Laine


Sunday 4th October 1959

BBC Nina and Frederick 4.00 - 4.15 pm

BBC Showtime with Chico Marx 7:35 - 8:20 pm

Eve Boswell

Chico Marx playing piano

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

Roy Budd

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Norman Percivel Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Lena Horne

ATV Music Shop 11.00 - 11.30 pm

NB Jack Parnell returns to the show after a few weeks due to illness

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Yana

Eddie Calvert

Lester Ferguson

Valerie Masters


Monday 5th October 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

The Peter Crawford Trio

Russ Conway

BBC Carole Carr 7.15 - 7.25 pm

BBC Northern Lights 9.45 - 10.00 pm

Jayne Mansfield switches on the Blackpool Illuminations

BBC This Is Your Life: Jim Slater

Pete Jolly (pianist)

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Aileen Cochrane

TWW Youth Makes The Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm (first in series)

Carl Barrie (recent winner of Find The Singer)

Barbara Brown

The Kestrels (NB Featuring Roger Greenaway and Tony Burrows)

Susie Lee

Southern Home Grown

Eric Winstone

The Ted Taylor Quartet

BBC/ITV Labour Party broadcast with Humphrey Lyttelton


Tuesday 6th October 1959

BBC Carole Carr 7.15 - 7.25 pm

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

Joan Regan

Jan and Kjeld

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

TWW The Grand Ole Opry 6.15 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Regulars: The Granadiers

TWW Michael Holliday 9.35 - 10.00 pm

ATV Disc Break 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

Ray Ellington

Eddie Hickey - Lady May

Roy Sone – Jenny (an actor turned singer)

TWW Jazz Club 11.00 - 11.40 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 7th October 1959

BBC Carole Carr 7.15 - 7.25 pm

BBC Men Behind The Music: George Gershwin 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV Rainbow Room 10.30 - 10.50 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 8th October 1959

BBC Carole Carr 6.50 - 7.00 pm

BBC Be My Guest 7.00 - 7.45 pm

Joan Regan

Frankie Vaughan

Granada Bandstand 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Ronnie Scott

The Tony Kinsey Quartet

The Betty Smith Quartet

Johnnie Gray

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.05 - 9.45 pm

Alma Cogan

The Dallas Boys

Gary Miller


Friday 9th October 1959

BBC Flying Standards 7.00 - 7.35 pm (first edition)

The All-Time Hit Parade featuring Shirley Eaton

Ken MacIntosh

Jo Shelton

Sylvia Sand

Johnny Hartman

Barry Sisters

Ken MacKintosh

Bert Waller

BBC Make Way For Music 10.45 - 10.15 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

AR The Rosalina Neri Show 10.15 - 10.40 pm

Rosalina Neri

AR Cool For Cats 11.12 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Kent Walton, with assistance from Mavis Ascott, Mavis Traill, Tony Bateman, Angela van Breeda

content unknown


Saturday 10th October 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Gary Miller, Milton Subotsky, Venetia Stevenson, Gloria Kindersley

Guest -

BBC1 Trinder Box 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Betty Miller

Joan Turner

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 4.40 - 4.55 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Johnny Cash (originally intended for 26th September 1960) - involved with gag with Marty Wilde when Cash wants to sing an English folk song and ends up singing Knees Up Mother Brown

Little Tony and his Brothers

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Dave King Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Dave King

Anita Darian (singer)


Sunday 11th October 1959

BBC David Nixon's Showtime 7.30 - 8.15 pm

contents unknown

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Discords

The Bentones

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Jazz Makers

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Lena Horne (the first artist to return for a second week)

Michael Holliday

ATV Music Shop 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Gracie Fields

Tony Brent

Anita Darien


Monday 12th October 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Aileen Cochrane

TWW The Grand Ole Opry 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Home Grown

Eric Winstone

The Ted Taylor Quartet


Tuesday 13th October 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

Carmella Corren (Israeli folk singer)

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Miniature Music Hall 5:25 - 5:55 pm

Chas McDevitt and Nancy Whiskey

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Lonnie Donegan

Toni Eden

ATV Disc Break 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Eddie Calvert

Al Saxon

David Macbeth

Humphrey Lyttelton


Wednesday 14th October 1962

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden


Thursday 15th October 1959

BBC Crackerjack 5:10 - 6:00 pm

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Be My Guest 7:30 - 8:10 pm

Joan Regan & Alma Cogan – You’ve Got To Have More

Edmund Hockridge

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Xavier Cugat

Tony Martin

Granada Bandstand

The Tony Crombie Group

Georgia Brown


Friday 16th October 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All Time-Hit Parade 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Shibley Eaton

Jo Shelton

Sylvia Sands

Johnny Harman

John Shakespeare Choir (is this John Carter later of The Ivy League?)

Ken MacKintosh

Bert Waller

AR The Roselina Neri Show 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Roselina Neri

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Saturday 17th October 1959

BBC Laramie 6.00 - 6.48 pm

Hoagy Charmichael

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Alma Cogan, Digby Wolfe, Louis Ramsey, James Savile

Guest -

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 4.40 - 4.55 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Sammy Turner

Little Tony and his Brothers

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Tommy Steele in ‘This Particular Show’ 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Tommy Steele

The Raindrops

Johnny Dankworth

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.40 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Cleo Laine


Sunday 18th October 1959

BBC Showtime 7:30 - 8:15 pm

The Deep River Boys

BBC Higher and Higher (noted in music press, but not listed in newspapers)

Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

David Whitfield

Winifred Atwell

Anne Shelton

ATV Music Shop 11.00 - 11.35 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

The John Barry Seven

Ray Ellington

Jo Shelton

David Macbeth


Monday 19th October 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Aileen Cochrane – Softly In The Morning Sunrise, If I Loved You

Southern Home Grown

Eric Winstone

The Ted Taylor Quartet


Tuesday 20th October 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

Sheila Buxton

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

David MacBeth

ATV Disc Break 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Ray Ellington

Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas

TWW Jazz Club 11:15 - 11.45 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 21st October 1959

Southern Take It Easy 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Janie Marden

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan (back after her tonsillectomy)

AR Story of a Star - Millicent Martin 10.35 - 10.50 pm


Thursday 22nd October 1959

ATV Hippodrome 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Michael Holliday

Granada Bandstand (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers, also seen as 21st)

The Tony Crombie Orchestra

Humphrey Lyttelton

Dick Francis

Georgia Brown


Friday 23rd October 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All Time Hit Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton – Close Your Eyes, All Of You

Sylvie Sands – It’s A Most Unusual Day

Jo Shelton

Johnny Hartman

Steve Arlen

The Three Barry Sisters

The Johnny Shakespeare Singers

Ken Mackintosh his Saxophone and Orchestra

AR The Rosalina Neri Show 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Rosalina Neri

AR Cool For Cats 11:07 - 11:35 pm

content unknown

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc

Lita Roza


Saturday 24th October 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Winifred Atwell, Digby Wolfe, Sandra Dorne, Paul Carpenter

Guest -

BBC Trinder Box 7.45 - 8.00 pm

The Johnny Shakespeare Singers

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Joe Brown

Little Tony and his Brothers

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Arthur Askey Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Maureen Evans

Tyne Tees Hi There!

An ad mag presented by Josephine Douglas, ex-host of The Six-Five Special. The show is aimed at teenagers.


Sunday 25th October 1959

BBC The Fabulous Dorsey's movie 2.35 - 4.00 pm

BBC David Nixon introduces Showtime 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The King Brothers

ATV Music Shop 2:45 - 3:10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Al Saxon

The Jazz Committee

Joan Pethers (opera singer)

Jo Shelton

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Ther Norman Percival Group

ABC Sentimental Journey 11:00 pm - end

Musical memories of holidays abroad, hosted by Noel Harrison

Janie Marden

Pepe Jaramillo

Geoff Love and his orcherstra


Monday 26th October 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Terry Lightfoot

AR Castle’s On The Air 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Sheila Buxton


Tuesday 27th October 1959

Anglia Television begins broadcasting today

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by David Hughes

Anglia Introducing Anglia 4:15 - 4:45 pm

Petula Clark seen in film insert

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

ATV Disc Break 11.10 - 11.35 pm

The Beverley Sisters

Marion Ryan

Adam Faith

Jerry Lordan

Tubby Hayes

TWW Jazz Club 11.10 - 11.45 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 28th October 1959

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Late Extra 11.07 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 29th October 1959

BBC Children’s Newsreel 5.00 - 5.10 pm

Tommy Steele as a cowboy at Billy Smart’s Circus

BBC Crackerjack 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Be My Guest 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Joan Regan

Max Bygraves

Keith Hamshere

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.31 - 8.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.35 - 10.40 pm

Alma Cogan

Winifred Atwell

The Four Playboys

Granada Bandstand

The Tony Crombie Group

Georgia Brown

Humphrey Lyttelton


Friday 30th October 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All Time Hit Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton

Sylvia Sands

Johnny Hartman

John Shakespeare Choir

Ken MacKintosh

Bert Waller

Eleanor Fazan

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Johnnie Lee - I Fell


Saturday 31st October 1959

NB Ulster Television begins transmission today

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Digby Wolfe, Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson, Lynn Curtis (NB Winifred Atwell was penciled in to appear for the second week running)

Guest -

BBC The Wakey Wakey Tavern 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 4.40 - 4.55 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Sammy Turner (pre-recorded from his first appearance)

Little Tony and his Brothers

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Jewell and Warriss Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Winifred Atwell

Yana

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.40 pm

Cleo Laine


Sunday 1st November 1959

BBC Showtime with David Nixon 7.35 - 8.20 pm

Ronnie Hilton

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Anne Shelton

Lucille Mapp

Johnny Hawksworth Trio

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Ted Heath and members of his band

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

Cliff Richard and The Shadows – live set and presented with a gold disc for ‘Living Doll’

The Beverley Sisters - Little Donkey

ABC Sentimental Journey 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Noel Harrison

Janie Marden

Pepe Jaramillo


Monday 2nd November 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Ted Taylor Four

AR Castle’s On The Air 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Dickie Valentine

Sheila Buxton

Granada Reunion With Paul Robeson 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Yehudi Menuihin


Tuesday 3rd November 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 - 8.00 pm

David Hughes

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Tea Break 6.45 - 7.00 pm (seen in Disc as Disc Break)

Winifred Atwell

Granada Piano Pops 6:50 - 7:00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada The Song Parade 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

The Granadiers

Toni Eden

TWW Jazz Club 11.07 - 11.45 pm

content unknown

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm (first in new series)

From the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park, London

NB This series now includes a weekly quiz which would bring in 20,000 a week, which according to ATV necessitates a separate postal room.

Cyril Stapleton

Emile Ford and the Checkmates

Duffy Power


Wednesday 4th November 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Late Extra 11.07 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 5th November 1959

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada Bandstand 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Tony Crombie and his Friends (including Tubby Hayes)

Georgia Brown

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

Dick Francis (singer)


Friday 6th November 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All-Time Hit Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Lita Roza – I’ll Never Say Never Again, That Old Black Magic

Shirley Eaton – Little White Lies, Alice Blue Gown

Johnny Hartman – Body and Soul

Steve Arlen – Should I Manhattan

The Barry Sisters - medley

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Donald Peers – Roses From Venice


Saturday 7th November 1959

no Juke Box Jury

BBC Secombe At Large 9.35 - 10.25 pm

Harry Secombe

ABC Let's Go: Lunch Dancing With Loss 1.15 - 2.00 pm (first in series)

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Jerry Keller

Michael Cox

TWW The Nat King Cole 6:30 - 7:00 pm

NB This series of 26 shows from the USA replaces Boy Meets Girls as TWW had opted out of the network showing. The series was due to be shown by the BBC in the summer but was eventually rejected.

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Roaring Twenties 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Max Bygraves

Ted Heath


Sunday 8th November 1959

BBC Showtime with David Nixon 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Joan Regan

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

The Beverley Sisters

Winifred Atwell

Kevin Scott

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Jim Dale

Mick Mulligan Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Denise Darcel (French singer)

ABC Sentimental Journey 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Noel Harrison


Monday 9th November 1959

AR Castle’s On The Air 8.00 - 9.30 pm

Kenny Baker

TWW Grand Ole Opry 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ITV (on or about this date) Bri-Nylon advert with song by Alma Cogan


Tuesday 10th November 1959

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

TWW Jazz Club 11.07 - 11.45 pm

Champion Jack Dupree

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Duffy Power


Wednesday 11th November 1959

BBC Perry Como’s Music Hall 8.00 - 8.40 pm

Perry Como

The Everly Brothers

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan (also hosts the show this week as Jackie Rae goes back to Canada for a pre-arranged show)

AR Late Extra 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Chris Barber and Ottilie Patterson announced that they are to get married the following day

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 12th November 1959

BBC The Julie Andrews Show 7:30 - 825 pm

Julie Andrews

Marty Wilde - Mack The Knife

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.02 - 7.31 pm

content unknown

AR The Family Hour 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Alma Cogan

Norie Paramor and his orchestra

Granada Bandstand 11.02 - 10.30 pm

Tony Crombie

Georgia Brown

Humphrey Lyttelton


Friday 13th November 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All Time Hit Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton

Sylvia Sands

Johnny Hartman

Steve Arlen

Granada People and Places

Roger Webb - I Like It

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

NB The dancing troupe of four girls makes a comeback, while a cartoon artist will draw live images of the songs while remaining hidden by mirrors

Hosted by Kent Walton


Saturday 14th November 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:50 - 7:15 pm

Jury - Gary Miller, Venetia Stevenson, Bunny Lewis, Jeanne Baldwin

Guest -

BBC Saturday Night With Ted Ray 7.45 - 8.30 pm (also seen as Look At The Stars)

Frank Ifield

Alan Randall (vibraphone player)

ABC Let’s Go: Lunch Dancing With Loss 1.05 - 1.45 pm

From the Majestic Ballroom, Coventry

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Freddie Cannon

Adam Faith - What Do You Want

Michael Cox

The Kestrals

TWW The Nat King Cole Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: This Particular Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Tommy Steele

The Four M's (singing group from Yugoslavia)

ABC After Hours 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Cleo Laine


Sunday 15th November 1959

BBC Showtime with David Nixon 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Hazy Osterwald Sextet (French jazz group)

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Teddy Johnson

Petula Clark

Andy Cole

York de Souza

John Burden Horn Quartet

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Frankie Vaughan (flew in from the USA to do the show at short notice)

The Peters Sisters

ABC Sentimental Journey 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Noel Harrison

Janie Marden

Pepe Jarimillo


Monday 16th November 1959

AR Castle’s On The Air 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 17th November 1959

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Maureen Evans

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Jazz Club (last show) 11.07 pm - end

Chris Barber

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Cyril Stapleton (cancelled due to illness)

Jack Parnell (replacing Cyril Stapleton)

Duffy Power


Wednesday 18th November 1959

BBC Perry Como’s Music Hall 8.00 - 8.35 pm

No other guests of interest

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Maureen Evans

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Story Of A Star: Johnny Dankworth 10:50 - 11:05 pm

Johnny Dankworth band and Cleo Laine

The original Johnny Dankworth Seven was reunited for the show

AR Late Extra 11.07 - 11.35 pm

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 19th November 1959

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Maureen Evans

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.02 - 7.31 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Alma Cogan (host)

Lonnie Donegan

The Dallas Boys

Granada Bandstand 11.02 - 11.30 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

Tony Crombie and his Friends

Georgia Brown


Friday 20th November 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All-Time Hit Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton

Steve Arlen

The Barry Sisters

Frank Ifield

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Maureen Evans

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Saturday 21st November 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Joan Heal, Venetia Stevenson, Milton Subotsky, Alan Freeman

Guest -

ABC Lets Go: Lunch Dancing With Loss 1.15 - 1.45 pm  

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

Southern Let's Go: Beauty On Parade 4.05 - 4.40 pm

Ronnie Carroll

TWW The Nat King Cole Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

NB Every song in tonight’s show is written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman who also guest

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Freddie Cannon (NB on the show for the second week running)

Little Tony (filmed appearance)

Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman - I'm A Man, Turn Me Loose

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Dave King Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Ronnie Hilton

Lorrie Mann (singer)

The Beverley Sisters (or 28th November 1959)

Tyne Tees Top Tunes 6.00 - 6.15 pm

content unknown

Tyne Tees Hi There! 6:15 - 6:30 pm

An ad mag presented by Josephine Douglas, ex-host of The Six-Five Special. The show is aimed at teenagers

ABC After Hours 11.05 - 11.35 pm

Lonnie Donegan


Sunday 22nd November 1959

BBC Showtime with David Nixon 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Pia Beck and her Trio

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Lita Roza

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde and his Wildcats

The Red Price Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Wilbur Evans (actor/singer)

ABC Sentimental Journey 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Noel Harrison

Janie Marden

Pepe Jaramillo


Monday 23rd November 1959

BBC Picture Parade 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Featuring clips from Tommy Steele's Tommy The Toreador and the Louis Armstrong movie The Five Pennies

AR Castle’s On The Air 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Glen Mason


Tuesday 24th November 1959

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 25th November 1959

BBC Perry Como Music Hall 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

Phil Harris

Santo & Johnny

Dick Clark

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

TWW Josh White 10.35 - 10.50 pm

Anglia (possibly) Let's Put Out The Lights 10.50 - 11.05 pm

The Kestrals

AR Late Extra 11.07 - 11.35 pm

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 26th November 1959

BBC Crackerjack 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC The Julie Andrews Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Julie Andrews

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.02 - 7.31 pm

Jimmy Young

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Shirley Bassey – Count On Me, If You Love Me

Joel Grey


Friday 27th November 1959

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Saturday 28th November 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Digby Wolfe, Peter Noble, Judy Carne, Sylvie St. Clair

Guest -

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Let's Go: Lunch Dancing With Loss 1.15 - 1.45 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

The Browns

Michael Cox

LaVerne Baker

TWW The Nat King Cole Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Jewell and Warriss Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Joan Regan

The Beverley Sisters (or 21st November 1959)

ABC After Hours 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Cleo Laine


Sunday 29th November 1959

BBC Showtime With David Nixon 7.30 - 8.15 pm

George Formby

Kenneth McKellar

Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Donald Peers

Jimmy Young

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The John Barry Seven

The Singing Hills

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

content unknown

ABC Sentimental Journey 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Noel Harrison

Janie Marden

Pepe Jaramillo


Monday 30th November 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Eddie Connor teaches the Limbo with songs

Granada Mr Acker Bilk 6:30 – 6:45 pm

AR Castle’s On The Air 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Dave King


Tuesday 1st December 1959

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Cyril Stapleton (cancelled due to illness)

Jack Parnell (replacing Cyril Stapleton)

Duffy Power

The Mudlarks

Russ Conway

Ruby Murray


Wednesday 2nd December 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Sheila Buxton

BBC Perry Como’s Music Hall 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

Nat King Cole

Rosemary Clooney

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Late Extra  11.07 - 11.35 pm

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 3rd December 1959

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

George Chisholm's Jazzers

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.02 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Your Kind Of Music 8.25 - 9.25 pm

content unknown

ATV Hippodrome 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Michael Holliday - Starry Eyed

Granada Bandstand 11.02 - 11.30 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

Tony Crombie

Georgia Brown


Friday 4th December 1959

BBC unknown show (schools programme)

Chris Barber demonstrates jazz improvisation

BBC Flying Standards 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton

Betty Miller

Kevin Scott

John Shakespeare Choir

Bert Waller

Tyne Tees Teenagers After Dark 10.50 - 11.05 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Saturday 5th December 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:50 - 7:15 pm

Jury - Russ Conway, Eric Sykes, Nancy Spain, Joan North

Guest -

ABC Let’s Go: Lunch Dancing With Loss 1.15 pm - 1.25 pm and 2.00 - 2.25 pm

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

TWW The Nat King Cole Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

The Browns

Emile Ford and the Checkmates

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Arthur Askey Show 8.00. 8.55 pm

Maureen Evans


Sunday 6th December 1959

BBC Showtime with David Nixon 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Anne Shelton

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Yana

The Dave Goldberg Quartet

Carl Barriteau

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Ther Diz Disley String Quartet

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Harry Secombe

ABC Armchair Theatre: Dr Kabyle

Yolanda

ATV Sunday Serenade 11.07 pm - end

Jimmy Lloyd

Emile Ford & The Checkmates

The Southlanders

Lucille Mapp


Monday 7th December 1959

BBC This Is Your Life: Russ Conway 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Bert Weedon

AR The Lena Horne Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

NB pre-recorded onto the Ampex tape system in October. Each show would have a songwriters' spotlighht. Her musical supervisor husband Lennie Hayton conducted and on occasion played piano, but Jack Parnell was in charge of music overall at the request of Horne and Hayton.

Lena Horne - including songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein


Tuesday 8th December 1959

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Duffy Power

Tyne Tees Request Time

The Barry Sisters


Wednesday 9th December 1959

BBC Perry Como Music Hall 8.00 - 8.40 pm

Perry Como

Teresa Brewer

The Lennon Sisters

BBC The Concert Artistes Associated Annual Dinner 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Anne Shelton (gives a speech)

Anglia Music Session 10:50 - 11:05 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 10th December 1959

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

BBC The Julie Andrews Show 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Julie Andrews

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.02 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Talk Of The Town 9:35 - 10:35 pm

Recorded at the Theatre Restaurant, Talk Of The Town, in London's West End

Steve Arlen

Sydney Simone Orchestra

Hernandos Denig Cuban Rhythm Band

Granada Bandstand 11.02 - 11.30 pm

Tony Kinsey

Ronnie Scott

Eddie Thompson

Dennis Wilson Trio


Friday 11th December 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All-Time Hit Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton

Steve Arlen

The Three Barry Sisters

Frank Ifield

Dennis Lotis

The John Shakespeare Choir and the music of Ken Mackintosh his Saxophone and Orchestra

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Al Saxon


Saturday 12th December 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Russ Conway, Eric Sykes, Jayne Mansfield, Venetia Stevenson (Mansfield replaces Anthea Askey who was ill) Jayne Mansfield presents Russ Conway with a silver disc for his single Roulette

Guest -

ABC Let’s Go: Lunch Dancing With Loss 1.15 - 1.25 pm and 2.10 - 2.30 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

TWW The Nat King Cole Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The show goes under a re-boot, losing the studio audience, some of the resident band and the whole string section

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Gene Vincent (Vincent recorded his three appearances for the series on 11th, 12th and 13th December)

Little Tony and his Brothers

Janet Richmond

ATV Voodoo Factor 8.25 - 8.55 pm

A detective series, with music by Johnny Dankworth

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Beverley Sisters Show 7.30 - 8.25 pm

The Beverley Sisters

David Whitfield

ABC After Hours 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Cleo Laine

Tyne Tees Hi There! 6.15 - 6.30 pm

An ad mag presented by Josephine Douglas, ex-host of The Six-Five Special. The show is aimed at teenagers


Sunday 13th December 1959

BBC Showtime with David Nixon 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Russ Conway

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Kathy Kirby

Winifred Atwell

The Jazzmakers

Robert Earl

Alan Ganley and the Jazzmakers

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

From The Palace Theratre, London as The Palladium was being prepared for the Christmas Pantomime

Petula Clark

ATV Sunday Serenade 11.00 pm - end

Emile Ford & The Checkmates

The Southlanders

Elaine Delmar

Jack Parnell and his group


Monday 14th December 1959

AR Cool For Cats 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Al Saxon - Marina

Ronnie Carroll – I Must Have Done Something Wonderful

AR The Lena Horne Show 8:00 – 8:30 pm

Lena Horne - including songs by Cole Porter


Tuesday 15th December 1959

BBC Whack-O 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Vera Lynn guests

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Miniature Music Hall 5.25 - 5.55 pm

Eddie Calvert and the Wise Guys

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Duffy Power

Ulster Roundabout

Russ Conway - interview and plays (NB Conway would later complain about the brief nature of his appearance)


Wednesday 16th December 1959

BBC Make Way For Music 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Sheila Buxton

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

Granada Mr Acker Bilk Show 10:35 - 10:50 pm

AR Late Extra 11.07 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 17th December 1959

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.35 - 8.20 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.02 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.35 - 10.35 pm

Henri Salvador (French singer)

Granada Bandstand 11.02 - 11.30 pm

Ray Ellington

Acker Bilk


Friday 18th December 1959

BBC Flying Standards: All-Time Hit Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton

Steve Arlen

The Three Barry Sisters

Frank Ifield

Rosemary Squires

Andy Cole

The John Shakespeare Choir and the music of Bob Miller and the Millermen

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Dial For Music 11:07 - 11:35 pm (first edition)

Steve Race plays phoned-in viewers request

June Morrow

Dennis Lotis

Benny Lee


Saturday 19th December 1959

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.50 - 7.15 pm

Jury - Eric Sykes, Gary Miller, Catherine Boyle, Patricia Bredin

Guest -

BBC The Jimmy Logan Show 7.45 - 8.00 pm

Nina and Frederick

ABC Let’s Go: Lunch Dancing with Loss 1.15 pm - 1.45 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ABC Let's Go: A Children's Christmas Party 3.30 - 4.05 pm

Soho Association's children's Christmas party (also covered by the BBC)

Emile Ford & The Checkmates

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Gene Vincent

Little Tony and his Brothers

ATV The Saturday Spectacular 7.30 - 8.25 pm

Alma Cogan

Cliff Richard and the Shadows

TWW The Nat King Cole Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

ABC After Hours 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Cleo Laine


Sunday 20th December 1959

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.10 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Pearl Carr

Bryan Johnson

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Norman Percival Group

ATV Bernard Delfont’s Sunday Show 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Live from the Palace Theatre, London

Toni Dalli

ATV Sunday Serenade 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Jack Parnell and his group

Emile Ford and the Checkmates

The Southlanders


Monday 21st December 1959

BBC Focus 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Chris Barber and his band with Ottilie Patterson

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The show has a Showboat theme

Records featured...

Faron Young - Riverboat

Freddy Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

Don Lang - Reveille Rock

Dean Martin - Career

The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne

Johnny Horton - I'm Ready If You're Willing

AR The Lena Horne Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Musical director Jack Parnell suggested the song You Don't Have To Know The Language, with Horne suggesting a band number instead, with the band in vision. However, Parnell's music library and music stands were miles away, so a lorry was summond to pick everything up only to have Horne change her mind once it had arrived back at the studio.

Lena Horne - including songs by Duke Ellington


Tuesday 22nd December 1959

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

NB A regular feature of the show over the last six months is Bert Weedon heading to the kitchen to make a cup of tea just before the commercial break

Bert Weedon

Granada Piano Pops 6.50 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Ronnie Carroll

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Duffy Power

Scottish Sports Parade

The Brook Brothers


Wednesday 23rd December 1959

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

The I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts routine was cut from the UK print as it was seen as Billy Cotton's property as would be used on his TV show on Christmas Day

Perry Como

Jane Morgan

Granada Bandstand 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Lita Roza

The Avons

Ted Heath and his Band

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Late Extra 11.07 pm - end

The Steve Race Six


Thursday 24th December 1959 Christmas Eve

BBC Christmas Crackerjack 5.10 - 5.50 pm

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

Granada Christmas Piano Pops 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Tyne Tees At The Golden Disc 7.03 - 7.33 pm

content unknown

AR Merry With Medwin 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Shirley Bassey

Vince Eager & His Silent Three

AR Dial For Music 10:30 - 11:00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Ronnie Carroll

TWW The Nat King Cole's Christmas Eve Show 11.25 - 11.50 pm

Nat King Cole

Scottish The Frankie Laine Show 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Granada Bandstand

Big bands now replace the small groups

Ted Heath's Music with Lita Roza


Friday 25th December 1959 Christmas Day

BBC Perry Como’s Christmas Party - not on -

BBC Billy Cotton's Christmas Party 4.00 - 4.45 pm

Russ Conway

Alan Breeze

Kathie Kay

BBC Christmas Night With The Stars 6.20 - 7.35 pm

Joan Regan

David Hughes

BBC Harry Belafonte In Songs From Many Lands 7:35 - 8:20 pm

Harry Belefonte

BBC Make Way For Music 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Sheila Buxton

Roberto Cardinali

ATV Christmas Box 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Eula Parker

The Polka Dots

ATV Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra 2.00 - 3.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Adele Leigh

Jimmy Lloyd

AR The Christmas Hour 6:45 - 7:45 pm

Alma Cogan

Winifred Atwell

Ray Ellington

Granada Piano Pops

Bill McGuffie

ATV Christmas Stocking

Terry Burton

Peter Regan


Saturday 26th December 1959 Boxing Day

no Juke Box Jury

ABC Let’s Go: Lunch Dancing with Loss 1.15 - 1.30 pm and 2.00 - 2.15 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Patrick O'Hagan Sings 5.00 - 5.15 pm

ABC Boy Meets Girls 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Jack Good’s Firing Squad

Gene Vincent

Little Tony and his Brothers

ATV Tommy Steele in ‘This Particular Show’ 7.30 - 8.25 pm

Tommy Steele

The Lana Sisters

TWW The Nat King Cole Show 7.00 - 7.25 pm

Nat King Cole


Sunday 27th December 1959

BBC The Eddie Fisher Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Eddie Fisher

Yana

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.25 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Jack Parnell and his Counter-Hands

Joe Harriott Five

Anne Shelton

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Norman Percival Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Joan Regan

ATV Sunday Serenade 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Emile Ford and the Checkmates

Jimmy Lloyd


Monday 28th December 1959

BBC The Edge of the Sixties part 2 - The Jazz Age 8.35 - 9.30 pm (made by NBC)

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 6:30 - 7:00 pm

The Cat’s Whiskers Awards, awarded by Paddy Roberts

ATV Putting On The Donegan 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Lonnie Donegan – Battle of New Orleans, Take This Hammer, You Passed Me By, Jenny’s Ball

Miki & Griff

The Peters Sisters


Tuesday 29th December 1959

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 - 8.15 pm

David Hughes

Max Jaffa

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Piano Pops 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

Granada The Song Parade 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Gerry Dorsey

Toni Eden

Andy Cole

ATV The Melody Dances 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Michael Holliday - Starry Eyed

Rosemary Squires – You Deserve

Bert Weedon - Nashville Boogie

Duffy Power

Bob Burgess

Doreen Freeman


Wednesday 30th December 1959

BBC The Perry Como Music Hall 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Perry Como

Granada Bandstand 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Avons

Ted Heath

Donna Hightower

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Late Extra 11.07 - 11.35 pm

Stever Race


Thursday 31st December 1959

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Russ Conway

BBC The White Heather Club 11:35 pm - 12:36 am

Andy Stewart

Granada Piano Pops 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Bill McGuffie

AR Story Of A Star - The Stargazers 6:45 - 7:00 pm

TWW At The Golden Disc 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Talk Of The Town 9.35 - 10.30 pm

NB When the show debuted three weeks ago it was supposed to be the beginning of a long running series, but failed to attract any stars of any note, so was cancelled

content unknown

AR Dance In The New Year 11.30 pm - 12.05 am

From The Lyceum Ballroom, The Strand, London

Lou Preager and his orchestra

Tina Vaughan

Ken Barry

Granada Bandstand

Donna Hightower


Also this year

ITV Strictly For Sparrows early 1959

Billy Fury's TV debut. He had been hired to play songs in the background, but wrote a song which became the theme.

BBC Panorama (November)

Jazz in Soho

AR Cool For Cats

The Everly Brothers

ATV Val Parnell's Spectacular

Johnnie Ray Show, with Pat Kirkwood

Fascinating Rhythm, My Island, Way Down Yonder, Lenny the Lion, Joyce and Lionel Blair. JR sings: All of Me, Springtime in the Rockies, Wagon Wheels, Thank Heaven for Little Girls, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, I Miss You, I'm Gonna Move, I'm Gonna Walk and Talk with my Lord

Johnnie Ray Show, with The Treniers, Channing Pollock, Anne Shelton

JR sings What a Kiss, Day by Day, How About You (with Anne Shelton), All of Me, All the Way, Shake a Hand, Lonely for a Letter, Up Above My Head, (with The Treniers) When I Lost my Baby, Sing with the Fishes

ATV Lunch Box July 1959

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Please Don't Touch

Anglia Let's Put Out The Lights

late night soft music show

Southern Home Grown

Talent show whose winners of the first series were The Brooks Brothers

TWW Now's Your Chance c.April/May

The Dennis Jones Trio

ATV Sunday Night At The London Palladium c.April

The Peters Sisters

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries

possibly this year Tony Hicks, future Hollies guitarist played washboard

ITV Man From Interpol

Theme by The Tony Crombie Orchestra

ATV Pye Golden Guinea Records adverts (c.August)