Series running at the start of the year included: stars and garters (pub entertainment show), take it from the top (theatre rehearsals), dialogue with doubt (religious series), stage one contest (children’s plays), double your money (quiz), no hiding place (crime series), this week (current affairs), make sail (educative series), five o’clock club (children’s), ready, steady, go! (pop music) and take your pick (quiz).


January 3 ‣ late show london (start of new unscripted show with Benny Green)

January 6 ‣ this week (10th anniversary)

January 19 ‣ here come the animals (musical); a boy called donovan (musical documentary)

January 24 ‣ the levin interview (interview series with prominent people)

January 26 ‣ the valiant man (repeat of Churchill Funeral O.B. on first anniversary of his death)

January 31 ‣ the rat catchers (new suspense/spy series)

February 8 ‣ pay and prices—the crunch (I.T.V.’s first ‘open-ended’ programme on Britain’s economy—duration 101 minutes)

February 21 ‣ change of heart (religious series)

February 25 ‣ a swinging scene (musical series)

March 1 ‣ object z returns (children’s serial)

March 28 ‣ all my loving (Scott Forbes and Gwen Cherrell in play by Owen Holder); second generation (religious series with parents and children)

April 4 ‣ a view from the bridge (Arthur Miller’s play with Raf Vallone)

April 5 ‣ orlando (children’s series with Sam Kydd returns)

April 6 ‣ rebellion at easter (musical documentary on the Irish rising)

April 13 ‣ funny girl happened to me on the way to the piano (musical look at Jule Styne)

April 18 ‣ kee and levin (late evening discussion scries); the hidden hand (religious series on art)

April 27 ‣ the men in black (Intertel documentary on Irish Catholic priests)

May 9 ‣ seven deadly sins (anthology drama series)

May 12 ‣ royalist and roundhead (educative series on English civil war)

May 18 ‣ thou shalt do no murder (the facts about murder in this country)

June 8 ‣ one in every hundred (Intertel documentary on mentally handicapped children)

June 14 ‣ all about you (new questionnaire series)

June 29 ‣ world war (A. J. P. Taylor on World War II)

July 4 ‣ our man from st. mark’s (return of Donald Sinden in entertainment series)

July 6 ‣ cilla at the savoy (Cilia Black in cabaret)

July 11 ‣ friends in deed (religious series)

July 13 ‣ warship eagle (documentary on H.M.S. Eagle)

August 1 ‣ the informer (new dramatic series with Ian Hendry); betjeman at random (John Betjeman and poems of his choice); faith and the word (religious series about literature that has influenced people)

September 9 ‣ the river pageant (tercentenary of Great Fire)

September 26 ‣ playtime (new series for under-fives); hippodrome (circus/vaudeville series); david jacob’s words and music (series about trends in popular music); this week—art (start of fortnightly edition devoted to arts)

September 27 ‣ disney wonderland (new children’s series); double your money (return of series); this week (new Tuesday edition)

September 28 ‣ the adventures of the seaspray (children’s filmed scries); dare i weep, dare i mourn (James Mason in John le Garre’s suspense story) the frost programme (start of Wednesday-Thursday-Friday series)

September 30 ‣ take your pick (return of series); blackmail (return of anthology series)

October 4 ‣ home and beauty (Maggie Smith and Robert Stevens in Somerset Maugham play)

October 5 ‣ millicent and roy (musical with Millicent Martin and Roy Castle)

October 10 ‣ men of vision (new religious series)

October 11 ‣ a choice of kings (play celebrating 1066 by John Mortimer)

October 17 ‣ sex and morality (discussion on release of church council’s report)

October 18 ‣ major barbara

October 24 ‣ international cover girl contest ’66 (model competition)

October 25 ‣ the caretaker (Roy Dotrice in Pinter play)

October 26 ‣ go, go, go, said the bird (a look at “swinging London”)

November 28 ‣ jesus—by mark (four-week series on gospels)

November 30 ‣ the human voice (Cocteau play with Ingrid Bergman)

December 1 ‣ preparing a play (drama series for schools)

December 7 ‣ the lion and the eagle (Intertel production on the Anglo-American alliance)

December 9 ‣ the rat catchers (start of new series)

December 15 ‣ bethlehem blues (a Nativity story from the Commonwealth Institute)

December 26 ‣ the temptation of jezebel (a blues version of the story of the Prodigal son)

December 27 ‣ a christmas carol on ice; this year of sport (a round up of sport during 1966)


american programmes: Among the American series transmitted have been: “Amos Burke, Secret Agent”, “Mr. Broadway”, “The Fugitive”, “A Man Called Shenandoah”, “Laredo”, “The F.B.I.”, “I Spy”, “The Felony Squad”, “T.H.E. Cat”, “The Beverley Hillbillies”, “Run Buddy, Run”.


outside broadcasts covered during the year included Wimbledon and The Derby (for ITV), World Professional Ice Skating, Richmond Horse Show, The Motor Show, International Cover Girl Competition, Rediffusion Golf Tournament and other activities including water-skiing, boxing, hockey, international soccer, rugby football, art and other exhibitions.


schools programmes. Among the regular series of schools programmes have been: ways with words (stimulating discussion and writing in children); let’s go out (encourages observation of local surroundings and further research into them); science in action (relates the findings of science to men’s work and leisure); preparing a play (deals with the nature of drama, both on stage and in television); teachers and television (aims at developing understanding between teachers and producers of school programmes).


the frost programme. Among the guests who have appeared on the programme are: Quintin Hogg, Alfie Hinds, Gore Vidal, Marjorie Proops, Peter Cook, Adam Faith, the Bishop of Woolwich, Leslie Caron, Brian Epstein, Barbara Cartland, Dudley Moore, and the Archbishop of Canterbury.


this week. Among the countries visited have been: Kenya, India, Brazil, East and West Germany, Rhodesia and Yugoslavia. Among people who have appeared on the programme are: Jomo Kenyatta, Mrs. Ghandi, Rt. Hon. Edward Heath, Ian Smith of Rhodesia, Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson and Dr. Martin Luther King.