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1957


Tuesday 1st January 1957

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.45 - 8.30 pm

AR A Man Wrote A Song 7:16 – 7:30 pm

The songs of Richard Rodgers, sung by Gillian Moran

ATV Val Parnell’s New Year Star Time 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Pat Boone

The Kaye Sisters

AR A Stranger In Town 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Zach Matalon (singer with Syrian parents but taken to Jamaica as a child)

The Ronnie Cass Quartet


Wednesday 2nd January 1957

BBC Show Band Parade 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Matt Monro

Winifred Atwell – Garden of Eden, plus medleys

Janie Marden

The Hedley Ward Trio

The Stargazers

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 3rd January 1957

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

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Jack Hylton presents Alfred Marks Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Ray Ellington


Friday 4th January 1957

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Stephane Grappelli

AR Meet Ronnie Ronalde 7.16 - 7.30 pm

AR Jack Hylton Presents Friday Night 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Patachou

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

It was the intention to have a jazz band contest, but the Musicians Union refused permission for it to be televised, so it would take place post-broadcast

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 5th January 1957

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Pia Beck (Dutch singer/pianist)

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Joan Edwards

ATV Musical Cheers 3:00 – 3:45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Anne Shelton – Man on the March

ATV Starlight Roof 10.15 - 10.30 pm

Donald Peers


Sunday 6th January 1957

ABC Bid For Fame 3.45 - 4.30 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.45 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Pantomime: The Wonderful Lamp

no-one of interest in this edition

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Bert Weedon


Monday 7th January 1957

BBC Off The Record 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Shirley Bassey

Frankie Vaughan

Barbara Lyon

Don Lang

Joe Lynch

Lynne Allison

Ted Heath and his Music

AR Cool For Cats 7:16 – 7:30 pm (listed as "Records" in newspapers)

Host: Ker Robertson

Tommy Steele with his mum and Decca promotion man Bob Crabb

Records featured - Patti Page, Frankie Vaughan - Garden Of Eden


Tuesday 8th January 1957

BBC Sunshine Trip

Kitza Kazacos

AR A Man Wrote A Song 7.16 - 7.30 pm

The songs of Sigmund Romberg sung by Joan Downey


Thursday 10th January 1957

BBC The Petula Clark Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Tommy Steele


Friday 11th January 1957

BBC Children's Television: Jazz Club

Humphrey Lyttelton

AR Meet Ronnie Ronalde 7.16 - 7.30 pm

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 12th January 1957

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Joan Edwards

ATV Musical Cheers 3.00 - 3.45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Eric Sykes 9.00 - 9.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Starlight Roof 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Donald Peers


Sunday 13th January 1957

ABC Bid For Fame 3.45 - 4.30 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.45 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm (first edition of admag)

Bert Weedon (was a regular on the show)

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

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

Earle and Vaughan

Joan Heal - A Man Not A Mouse, one other

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Danny Purches - You Don't Know Me


Monday 14th January 1957

AR Cool For Cats 7.16 - 7.30 pm (listed as "Records" in newspapers)

content unknown


Tuesday 15th January 1957

AR Stranger In Town 10.00 - 10.15 pm

The Ronnie Cass Quintet


Wednesday 16th Januatry 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 17th January 1957

BBC The Petula Clark Show 7.20 - 7.45 pm

Petula Clark

AR A Man Wrote A Song 7.20 - 7.30 pm

The songs Harry Warren sung by Pamala-Ann Davey and Mike Shawn

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan


Friday 18th January 1957

BBC Musical Nightcap 10.45 pm - end

Michael Holliday

AR Meet Ronnie Ronalde 7.16 - 7.30 pm

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

Ivy Benson

Bud Flanagan

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 19th January 1957

BBC The Ted Ray Show

Maxine Daniels

Jill Day

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Joan Edwards

ATV Musical Cheers 3.00 - 3.45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show 9.00 - 9.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Starlight Roof 10.15 - 10.30 pm

Donald Peers


Sunday 20th January 1957

BBC Talk Of Many Things

Stephan Golmann - Mon Paris (French folk singer)

BBC New Festival of British Songs

Edna Savage

ABC Bid For Fame

The Bluenotes

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.45 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Dickie Valentine – in mime sketch about a bridegroom

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neill

Lita Roza

Don Lang

The Johnson Brothers


Monday 21st January 1957

BBC Off The Record 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Regimental Sgt Major Brittain - The Charge of the Light Brigade

Vera Lynn

Eddie Calvert

Lee Lawrence

Michael Holliday

Billie Anthony

Gerry Brereton

George Meyy with Mick Mulligan and his Band

AR Cool For Cats 7:16 - 7:30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 22nd January 1957

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

The winning song will represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. As with the previous festival the identities of the composers will not be revealed until the end of the contest

Dennis Lotis & The Keynotes - Seven (the runner up)

Liza Roza & Stan Roderick - The Way It Goes (the winner)

Janie Marden

Marion Ryan

AR A Man Wrote A Song 7.16 - 7.30 pm

The songs of George Gershwin sung by Lucille Mapp

ATV Mantovani's Orchestra 8.30- 9.00 pm

AR Stranger In Town 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Ronald Cass Orchestra


Wednesday 23rd January 1957

BBC Rooftop 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Kay Porter


Thursday 24th January 1957

BBC Go Round Merry 7.15 - 7.45 pm (first in series)

Shirley Abicair

Humphrey Lyttelton and The Coronets

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Lonnie Donegan

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


Friday 25th January 1957

AR Meet Ronnie Ronalde 7.16 - 7.30 pm

AR This Week 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Eartha Kitt interview

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 26th January 1957

BBC The Eamonn Andrews Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Ruby Murray – See You Later Alligator

Frankie Vaughan -

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Joan Edwards

ATV Musical Cheers 3.00 - 3.45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

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

David Whitfield


Sunday 27th January 1957

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.45 pm

ATV Slater's Bazzaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Eartha Kitt

Tommy Steele - Knee Deep In The Blues

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

The Keytones

Annette Klooger

Ronnie Scott

Lynne Allison

Glen Mason

Joan Savage and Paddie O'Neil


Monday 28th January 1957

AR Cool For Cats 7.16 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 29th January 1957

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

Patricia Bredin - All (the winner)

Jill Day

Ronnie Hilton

Edna Savage

Bryan Johnson

Lorrae Desmond

Frank Horrox

AR Stranger In Town 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Ronald Cass Orchestra


Wednesday 30th January 1957

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

BBC The Show Band Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

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

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 31st January 1957

BBC A BBC Colour Test Transmission

Black and white repeat of previous day’s show. These test will continue throughout the year.

BBC Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band and The Coronets 7:15 - 7:45 pm

NB Go Round Merry was due to be broadcast, but host Shirley Abicair had been involved in a car accident

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

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

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

AR Jack Hylton presents Alfred Marks Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Ray Ellington Quartet

Lonnie Donegan - in comedy sketch


Friday 1st February 1957

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 7.45 - 8.30 pm

I - songs about 'I'

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

AR Cherry Wainer 7:20 - 7:30 pm

AR Meet Ronnie Ronalde 7.20 - 7.30 pm

AR Jack Hylton Presents The Music Box 8.30 - 9.00 pm

With The Crazy Gang

Bryan Johnson

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 2nd February 1957

BBC Fun Book 4.55 - 5.15 pm

The 'Fun Book' Skiffle Group

BBC Jazz Saturday Night at the Royal Albert Hall 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Humphrey Lyttelton

Cy Laurie

Beryl Bryden

George Melly

Ken Rattenbury

BBC The Benny Hill Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Susan Denny - A Letter To A Soldier

The Stargazers - I Love My Baby, Nellie The Elephant, Don't Knock The Rock

Kenny Baker - It Ain't What You Do, I Love The Looks Of You, Basin Street Blues

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.45 pm

ABC Musical Cheers 3.00 - 3.45 pm

content unknown

Joan Edwards

ABC Bonanza 9.00 - 10.00 pm

NB One of several Saturday night musical features that ABC broadcast. Despite the £4000 budget for each show they attract a small audience and are quickly dropped

Musical drama


Sunday 3rd February 1957

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.45 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Eve Boswell

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Jimmy Young

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

Sabrina - I Want A Man Not A Mouse (NB Val Parnell had banned the gown that Sabrina had planned to wear at it was considered too revealing)

Tony Brent

Eula Parker

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neill


Monday 4th February 1957

BBC Off The Record 8.45 - 9.15 pm

Jack Payne introduces

Winifred Atwell

Ronnie Hilton

Ronnie Carroll

Edna Savage

Jimmy Parkinson

Rose Brennan

Mike Shaun

The Eric Delaney Band

AR Cool For Cats 7.16 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 5th February 1957

BBC The Festival Of Popular British Songs 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Carole Carr

Shirley Eaton

Bill Maynard

The Kentones

AR Strangers In Town

Ronald Cass Orchestra

ITN News 10.46 - 11.00 pm

Bill Haley interview after arriving at Southampton dock


Thursday 7th February 1957

BBC Go Round Merry 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shilrey Abicair

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Coronets

Granada Spot The Tune  7.30 - 8.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 8th February 1957

BBC Children’s Television: Jazz Club

Kenny Baker's Half-Dozen

AR Meet Ronnie Ronalde 7.16 - 7.30 pm

AR Jack Hylton Music Box 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Ivy Benson

Leslie Sarony

Luigi Infantino (Italian tenor)

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 9th February 1957

BBC Fun Book

The 'Fun Book' Skiffle Group

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Joan Edwards

ATV Musical Cheers 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

Joyce Clark (singer)

ATV Magic In The Air 5.00 - 5.30 pm

The Les Baker Quartet

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Alma Cogan


Sunday 10th February 1957

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.45 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Guy Mitchell

The Beverley Sisters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Eve Boswell

Dick James

Ronnie Hilton

The Kaye Sisters

The King Brothers

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 11th February 1957

AR Cool For Cats 7.16 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 12th February 1957

BBC The Festival Of British Popular Song 7.45 - 8.45 pm

Dennis Lotis & The Keynotes - Seven

Liza Roza & Stan Roderick - The Way It Goes

Patricia Bredin - All

Ronnie Hilton

Frank Weir

Eric Robinson

Stanley Black

Frank Chacksfield

AR Stranger In Town 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Ronald Cass Orchestra


Wednesday 13th February 1957

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 14th February 1957

BBC Go Round Merry 7.15 - 7.45 pm

Shilrey Abicair

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Coronets

Granada A Date With Don 4.00 - 4.30 pm

The Les Baker Quartet

AR A Man Wrote A Song 7.16 - 7.45 pm (repeat of 17th January 1957)

The songs Harry Warren sung by Pamala-Ann Davey and Mike Shawn

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan


Friday 15th February 1957

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 7.40 - 8.30 pm

J for Jazz

The Johnston Brothers

Ken Colyer's Jazzmen

Dill Jones

AR Meet Ronnie Ronalde 7.16 - 7.30 pm

AR Jack Hylton’s Music Box 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Ryan

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 16th February 1957

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

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

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Michael Holliday

Kenny Baker and His Dozen

The King Brothers

Pouishnoff (classical pianist)

Don't Knock The Rock - clip from movie

BBC Dixon of Dock Green 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Uriel Porter (West Indian born singer) playing a dope smuggler

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Larry Adler

BBC In A Dancing Mood 10.00 - 10.30 pm

The Denny Boyce Orchestra

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.25 am

Joan Edwards

ATV Musical Cheers 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Jerry Allen & His Trio (regulars)

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

Guy Mitchell

Jill Day

ABC Bid For Fame 6.20 - 7.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

Barbara Helliwell (singer/dancer)

An unknown skiffle trio appeared


Sunday 17th February 1957

BBC Contrasts 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Kevin Scott (American singer)

Robert Farnon

Vanessa Lee

Edmund Hockridge

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.45 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Mitchell Torok

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

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

David Whitfield

Ronnie Carroll

The Four Jones Boys

Maxine Daniels

Rose Brennan

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 18th February 1957

BBC Tonight 6.00 - 6.45 pm

jazz clips from Paris

BBC Monday Melody 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Barbara Lyon

Victor Labati and The Longshoremen

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

NB An estimated eight million people watched this show according to BBC Audience Research

Line Renauld

Jimmy Young

Inia te Wiata

Dennis Lotis

Suzi Miller

Ken MacKintosh and his orchestra

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

NB From now on the show will be networked by ITV

Eula Parker


Tuesday 19th February 1957

BBC Edmondo Ros and his orchestra 6.45 - 7.15 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Make Way For Tomorow 6.00 - 6.30 pm

A report on Teddy boys

AR Girl With A Date 10.00 -10.15 pm

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 20th February 1957

BBC unknown show

The Paradise Hawaiians

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Play Of The Week: Home Of The Brave 8.00 - 9.30 pm

Cy Grant


Thursday 21st February 1957

BBC Go Round Merry 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Abicair

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Coronets

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Yana

AR Let's Get Together (noted in music press, but not in newspapers of the day)

Disc request show


Friday 22nd February 1957

BBC Children's Television

Tommy Reilly (harmonica player)

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm (first edition)

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

Nat Temple

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AT Jack Hylton Presents The Robert Dherry Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Paris Music Hall

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 23rd February 1957

BBC Fun Book

The 'Fun Book' Skiffle Group

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Mick Mulligan and his Magnolia Jazzband

Denny Boyce and his band (with vocalist June Robinson)

Michael John

George Brown (Calypso singer)

BBC The Eamonn Andrews Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

David Hughes

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 - 9.25 pm

Joan Edwards

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.50 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Howerd Crowd 9.00 - 9.45 pm

content unknown


Sunday 24th February 1957

ATV Liberace 4.15 - 4.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Raymond Cooney plays a rock and roll schoolboy

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

The Stargazers

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Tommy Steele

Edmund Hockridge

The Bob Cort Skiffle Group

Sheila Buxton

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Maxine Daniels


Monday 25th February 1957

BBC Monday Melody 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Lorrae Desmond

Michael Holliday

Harriott and Evans

Dudley Savage

Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazzband

Leon Cochran Quintet

BBC Starlight 8:30 - 8:45 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:45 - 7:00 pm

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


Tuesday 26th February 1957

BBC Mostly Maynard (Bill Maynard) 9.00 - 9.30 pm

The Keytones

Patti Lewis


Wednesday 27th February 1957

BBC The Show Band Parade 8.15 - 9.15 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Vera Lynn

Patrick O'Hagan (singer)

Maurice Allen (playing a plexi glass piano)

Bill Haley presented with commemorative disc for Rock Around The Clock backstage at the Gaumont State theatre

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage

ATV possibly Lunch Box

The Worley Quartet (close harmony group)


Thursday 28th February 1957

BBC Go Round Merry 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Abicair

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Coronets

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Alfred Mark's Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Danny Purches

Ray Ellington Quartet

Lucille Mapp

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.00 - 10.15 pm

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


Friday 1st March 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC A-Z 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Eartha Kitt

Anton Karas

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

Stan Kenton

the songs of Jerome Kern

AR Jack Hylton Music Box 8.30 - 9.00 pm

George Formby

Maggie Fitzgibbon

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 2nd March 1957

BBC Fun Book

The 'Fun Book' Skiffle Group

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB This is probably the show where Jack Good hired a Bill Haley look alike to appear in the studio, but not to participate.

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Tommy Steele and His Steelmen (first of four booked appearances)

Russ Henderson & His Steel Band

Michael John

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.45 - 9.45 pm

Susan Denny

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 am - ?

Joan Edwards

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Bid For Fame 6.20 - 7.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

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

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


Sunday 3rd March 1957

BBC Eurovision Song Contest 8.00 - 9.00 pm

UK entry:

ATV Mantovani and his new music 4.15 - 4.45 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

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

Morton Frazer Harmonica Gang

Olga James (singer in movie Carmen Jones)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Ruby Murray

Desmond Lane - Rock Mister Piper

Suzi Miller - I Love My Baby

The Mike McKenzie Trio

Victor Labati

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 4th March 1957

BBC Monday Melody 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Hosted by Lee Lawrence

Cleo Laine

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

BBC Off The Record 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Norman Wisdom

The Beverley Sisters

Gisela Griffel

Edmondo Ros

Lorrae Desmond

Bob Harvey

Don Rennie

Patti Lewis

Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires


Tuesday 5th March 1957

BBC Mostly Maynard 8.15 - 8.45 pm

The Kentones


Wednesday 6th March 1957

BBC Mainly For Women Your Own Time 3.00 - 3.45 pm

The Four Ramblers

BBC At Home 7.50 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

ITN News 10.46 - 11.00 pm

Lord Kitchener (Calypso) interview about independence for Ghana


Thursday 7th March 1957

BBC The Jill Day Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jill Day (NB Day had also written the script for the show)

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Gary Crosby

Olga James

The Kaye Sisters


Friday 8th March 1957

BBC Children’s Television

Jazz Club

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

AR Jack Hylton Presents The Robert Dherry Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Paris circus

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 9th March 1957

BBC Fun Book

The 'Fun Book' Skiffle Group

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Tommy Steele and his Steelmen

The Vipers' Skiffle Group

Big Bill Broonzy

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

Dennis Lotis

The Southlanders

BBC The Dave King Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Yana

Leigh Madison

The Four Jones Boys

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 am - ?

Joan Edwards

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Max Bygraves Show 8.30 - 9.15 pm

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


Sunday 10th March 1957

ATV Mantovani and his new music 4.30 - 5.00 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Paris variety special

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Lita Roza

The Johnson Bros

The Three Deuces

Norma Evans

Ray Burns

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 11th March 1957

BBC Monday Melody 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Kenneth McKellar in A Song For Everyone

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

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

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


Tuesday 12th March 1957

BBC Mostly Maynard 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Eaton

BBC The Jazz Age 9.30 - 10.20 pm

an American view of the roaring twenties

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis


Wednesday 13th March 1957

BBC Call Boy 8.15 - 9.15 pm

Alma Cogan

Gary Miller

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 14th March 1957

BBC The Jill Day Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jill Day

The Johnny Pearson Trio (resident group)

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

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

Kent Walton had appeared on quiz show Answers Please earlier in the evening and greeted the Cats' audience with "Hello; I'm back agnin, with a change of jacket, a change of tie, but - terribly sorry - same face!"

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Granada Pay Attention 7.30 - 8.00 pm (first in series, a replacement for Spot The Tune)

Marion Ryan, Glen Mason

AR The Lady Rattlings On Parade 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Joan Turner


Friday 15th March 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 7.55 - 8.45 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

Granada Jazz From Manchester 6.00 - 6.30 pm

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AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

Steve Martin

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 16th March 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Tommy Steele and His Steelemen

Dennis Lotis

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

The Southlanders

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Joan Turner

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 am - ?

Joan Edwards

The Johnson Brothers

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

Dennis Morley - (possibly) Friendly Persuasion

ITN News 5.45 - 6.00 pm

Frankie Lymon interview

ABC Bid For Fame 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Quarter finals

Carl Neilson (singer)

Anne Metcalfe (pianist)

Jackie Rea (singer)

The Homesteaders (singing group)

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Dickie Valentine

The Beverley Sisters


Sunday 17th March 1957

ATV Mantovani and his new music 4.30 - 5.00 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Lonnie Donegan

Pearl Bailey – My Man, Tired (NB the singer had got her microphone lead caught in the set and went for a wander into the audience and got a member of the audience to dance on stage with her causing the show to run seven minutes late. It was later suggested that she was ill, which had accounted for her missing rehearsals)

Lonnie Donegan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Yana

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Marion Ryan

Audrey Jeans

Jimmy Parkinson

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 18th March 1957

BBC Monday Melody 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Janie Marden

Victor Labati

Billy Scott-Coomber

The Longshoremen

BBC Off The Record 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Kathie Kay

Annette Klooger

Edmund Hockridge

Harry Secombe – Catari Catari

Larry Adler

Malcolm Vaughan

Geraldo and his Orchestra


Tuesday 19th March 1957

BBC Hits and Misses 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Dennis Lotis

Sheila Buxton


Thursday 21st March 1957

BBC The Jill Day Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jill Day

BBC The Fred Emney Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Corry Brokken – Just Like Then (Eurovision winner)

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

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Friday 22nd March 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

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Saturday 23rd March 1957

BBC Fun Book

The 'Fun Book' Skiffle Group

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Tommy Steele & His Steelemen

Jill Day

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Gorup

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

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

Edna Savage

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 am - ?

Joan Edwards

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Bid For Fame 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Quarter finals

The Three Skylarks

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

Harry Secombe

Max Bygraves

Adele Leigh

Adele Leigh & Harry Secombe - Do Things For You


Sunday 24th March 1957

ATV Mantovani and his new music 4.30 - 5.00 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Shani Wallis

The King Brothers

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Joan Regan

The Maple Leaf Four

Penny Nicholls

Mike Shaun

Patti Lewis

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neill


Monday 25th March 1957

BBC Monday Melody 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Young

Marion Keene

George Browne

April Olrich

Avon Cities Jazz Band and Skiffle with Ray Bush

The Leon Cochran Quintet with Ron Millington

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Lynn Christie

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

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


Tuesday 26th March 1957

BBC Mostly Maynard 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Tonia Bern (singer)

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Lynn Christie


Wednesday 27th March 1957

BBC Cyril Stapleton presents The Show Band Parade 8.15 - 9.15 pm

Ronnie Hilton

Shelley Moore

The Beverley Sisters

Ronnie Hilton

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Lynn Christie

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 28th March 1957

BBC The Wharf Road Mob 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Drama documentary written by Colin Morris about a youth club frequented by teddy boys

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Lynn Christie

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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Friday 29th March 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Ruby Murray

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Lynn Christie

AR Jack Hylton Presents The Robert Dherry Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Le Final de Paris

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 30th March 1957

BBC Fun Book

The 'Fun Book' Skiffle Group

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

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

Tommy Steele & His Steelemen

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

The Southlanders

Patti Lewis

Larry Adler

Jimmy Young

Cy Grant

Boscoe Holder

Sheila Clarke

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.15 - 9.15 pm

Edmund Hockridge

June Richmond (American singer)

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 am - ?

Joan Edwards

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Jewell & Warriss Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Alma Cogan


Sunday 31st March 1957

ATV Mantovani and his new music 4.25 - 5.00 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Anne Shelton – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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

The King Brothers

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Eddie Calvert

The Stargazers

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Robert Earl

Ronnie Harris

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 1st April 1957

BBC Monday Melody (noted in music press, but not in newspapers of the day)

Jimmy Young

Avon Cities Jazz Band

Ray Bush and the Skiffle Group

George Brown (Calypso singer)

BBC The National Ballroom Queen 10.15 - 10.35 pm

Joan Regan

AR The Patti Page Show: It's Patti Page 6.45 - 6.58 pm

Patti Page


Tuesday 2nd April 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

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Wednesday 3rd April 1957

BBC Rooftop 10.00 - 10.45 pm

Frankie Vaughan


Thursday 4th April 1957

BBC The Charlie Chester Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

The Hedley Ward Trio

Granada Spot the Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Horace Dargle (jazz)

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

Billie Anthony – Pretty Baby


Friday 5th April 1957

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Leon Bell and his Bellcats


Saturday 6th April 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Larry Adler

Jimmy Young

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

Cy Laurie

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

BBC The Dave King Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Yana

The Four Jones Boys

ABC Housewives Call The Tune 9.00 am - ?

Joan Edwards

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Henderson Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

NB Actor Charles Hawtrey fell ill during the live broadcast so singer Barney Gilbraith took over

The Tanner Sisters

ABC Teddy Gang 10:45 - 11:45 pm

Play written by John Kruse


Sunday 7th April 1957

ATV Mantovani and his new music 4.25 - 5.00 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Baby Baby, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Teenage Love (NB this was a pre-recorded appearance filmed the day before - also seen as the previous Wednesday - made in order to beat a London County Council order which forbade anyone under the age of fifteen years from appearing on commercial television on a Sunday. However, the group could have appeared on BBC TV live. While the recording was shown the London Palladium audience were entertained by cartoonist Roger Price.)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Ronnie Hilton

Malcolm Vaughan

Lorrae Desmond

Malcolm Mitchell

Margaret Bond

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

ABC Film Box Office 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - film clip


Monday 8th April 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Answers Please 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Guests: Humphrey Lyttelton

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6:45 - 7:00 pm

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


Tuesday 9th April 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.30

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Telerama 9.00 - 10.00 pm

an all star show to celebrate the Queen's state visit to France

Ted Heath and his orchestra

Michel LeGrand

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.30 - 10.46 pm

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


Wednesday 10th April 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 11th April 1957

BBC The Jill Day Show 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Jill Day

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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Friday 12th April 1957

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 8.00 - 8.45 pm

the songs of Ivor Novello sung by Vanessa Lee and Denis Martin

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Vic Carter – Rock A Billy

Ronnie Brewster wins the Find The Singer contest


Saturday 13th April 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Chris Barber’s Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Dickie Valentine

Clive Lythgoe

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Donald Peers

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters

The Song Spinners (Bob Davenport and Ben Marshall)

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Bid For Fame 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Eve Boswell

Eve Boswell & Jimmy Logan - Friends


Sunday 14th April 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Winifred Atwell

Susan & Valerie Pardoe (singers)

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Rosemary Clooney

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Ruby Murray

David Hughes

Michael Holliday

Patti Lewis

Lucille Mapp

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 15th April 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dey

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

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


Tuesday 16th April 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Harry Secombe

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dey


Wednesday 17th April 1957

BBC Vic Oliver: This Is Show Business 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Bruce Trent (singer)

BBC Colour Television Test Transmission - broadcast after regular programmes have finished - shown four times over the next few days

Patti Lewis - Your Wild Heart, A Poor Man's Roses

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dey


Thursday 18th April 1957

BBC Colour Television Test Transmission - broadcast after regular programmes have finished

Patti Lewis - Your Wild Heart, A Poor Man's Roses

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dey

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Alan Dean (ex The Keynotes)

Rosemary Clooney


Friday 19th April 1957 Good Friday

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z (noted in music press, but not in newspapers of the day)

Elizabeth Larner - songs from Oklahoma

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Julie Dey

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.00 - 10.15 pm

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


Saturday 20th April 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Count Basie interview

Tony Crombie and his Rockets with Dickie Bennett

Ronnie Hilton

Graham Stuart and his Jazz Band / Graham Stuart Seven

BBC In Town Tonight

Shirley Bassey

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

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

Rosemary Clooney


Sunday 21st April 1957 Easter Sunday

BBC Songs For The Asking 3.00 - 3.50 pm

Bruce Trent (singer)

Tony Britton

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Winifred Atwell

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Johnnie Ray

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Yana

Dennis Lotis

Mitchell Torok

Petula Clark

Kirk Stevens

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 22nd April 1957 Bank Holiday

BBC Beat Up The Town 8.15 - 9.15 pm

NB The theme song was written by Paddy Roberts

Jill Day - The Man I Love

Vanessa Lee - My Beloved

Jill Day & Vanessa Lee - I Wonder Why, Vitality

The Coronets

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Annette Klloger

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6.45 - 6.58 pm

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


Tuesday 23rd April 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Verra Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Annette Klloger

AR Bury Your Hatchet 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Patti Lewis (singer from Canada)


Wednesday 24th April 1957

BBC Show Band Parade 9.45 - 10.30 pm

The Three Peters Sisters (singing group)

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Frank Holder (Calypso singer)

Group One

Leoni Page

BBC Colour Television Test Transmission - broadcast after regular programmes have finished

Patti Lewis - Your Wild Heart, A Poor Man's Roses

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Annette Klloger

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 25th April 1957

BBC The Charlie Chester Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

The Thee Petersen Brothers

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

Alma Cogan

Harry Secombe

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Annette Klloger


Friday 26th April 1957

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 8.00 - 8.45 pm

O - songs from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein

BBC Colour Television Test Transmission - broadcast after regular programmes have finished

Patti Lewis - Your Wild Heart, A Poor Man's Roses

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Annette Klloger

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm (first in new series)

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group


Saturday 27th April 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Terry Dene and His Deneagers (also seen as Denemen)

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

Leon Bell & His Bellcats

The Johnny Lenniz Group

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Tanner Sisters - Beat Up The Town, Where'll I Be

Susan Denny

Pia Beck - I'm Feeling Like A Stranger, C'est La Vie

Jim Dale

The Thee Petersen Brothers (Zulu songs from South Africa)

Jim Arthur (Policeman turned singer)

Vera Day

Gerry Mulligan (possibly)

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

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

Joe Loss and his orchestra

Dennis Lotis

Howard Keel - hosts singing contest segment

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.30 pm

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Sunday 28th April 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Shirley Bassey

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Dickie Valentine

Lee Lawrence

Barbara Lyon

Billie Anthony

The Kordites

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 29th April 1957

BBC Come Dancing

Ronnie Keene Orchestra with Marion Keene

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Sheila Buxton


Tuesday 30th April 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

Sally Logan (singer)

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

The Western Brothers

BBC Michael Holiday 9:10 - 9:20 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Sheila Buxton


Wednesday 1st May 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Sheila Buxton


Thursday 2nd May 1957

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

Dick Bentley

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Sheila Buxton

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Michael Holliday


Friday 3rd May 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Sheila Buxton

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 4th May 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Josephine Douglas (NB Peter Murray misses the show due to mumps)

Johnny Dankworth & His Band with Cleo Laine

Rory Blackwell & His Group

Bob Cort and His Skiffle Group

The Johnson Brothers

Lorrae Desmond

Johnny Dankworth

BBC The Jimmy Wheeler Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

BBC Donald Peers 9.25 - 9.45 pm

ABC Variety Showtime 3:00 - 4:15 pm

From USAF Base, Burtonwood, Lancashire

content unknown

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

The Thee Petersen Brothers

ABC The Joe Loss Show 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

ABC Saturday Spectacular 8:30 - 9:15 pm

Tommy Steele

Tommy Steele & Jack Buchannan - duet on rock and roll song


Sunday 5th May 1957

BBC Circus Boy

American film series starring Mickey Braddock (aka Mickey Dolenz)

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show 9.45 - 10.15 pm

Winifred Atwell

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

content unknown

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Jimmy Young

Jill Day

Marion Ryan

The Three Deuces

Russ Hamilton

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 6th May 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6.45 - 6.48 pm

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


Tuesday 7th May 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis


Wednesday 8th May 1957

BBC Shirley Abicair

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.15 - 10.30 pm

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


Thursday 9th May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show 6.45 - 7.15 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB Marion Ryan wears her 101st different dress

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

AR Lady Rattlings on Parade 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton

AR Girl On A Date 10.00 - 10.15 pm

The Burt Twins


Friday 10th May 1957

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 8.00 - 8.45 pm

The music of Cole Porter

The Vipers

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

AR Palais Party 10:16 - 10:46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 11th May 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Denny Boyce & His Band

Desmond Lane

Michael Holliday

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

BBC Donald Peers 10.25 - 10.45 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson - Good Companions, I Give You My Heart

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Edmund Hockridge


Sunday 12th May 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Winifred Atwell

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

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

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Slim Whitman

Anne Shelton

Don Lang

Patrick O'Hagen

Kathie Kay

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 13th May 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker


Tuesday 14th May 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar 7.30 - 8.15 pm

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR For Schools: The Ballad Story (1: What is a ballad?) 2.45 - 3.15 pm

includes a skiffle reference


Thursday 16th May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show 6.45 - 7.15 pm

NB Her dress gets caught on scenery at one point

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan was due to sing I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles while in a bath full of bubbles, but it didn't fit in with the intended jackpot song, so performed Almost Like Being In Love, but sang it in the bath anyway

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Lita Roza

The Jones Boys


Friday 17th May 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 18th May 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

The Delta Four

Bob Davenport

Ben Marshall

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Harry Walton & His Dixieland Jazzman

Terry Dene & His Deneagers

ABC The Joe Loss Band 6.30 - 7.30 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: Gracie Fields Show 8.30 - 9.15 pm

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Sunday 19th May 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Winifred Atwell

Marion Ryan

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

TV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

The Platters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Gracie Fields

Pat Dodd (painist with Cyril Stapleton)

The King Brothers

Joan Heal

Alan Dean

Ruby Murray

Glen Mason


Monday 20th May 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Shelley Marshall

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6.45 - 6.58 pm

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


Tuesday 21st May 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

Val Doonican

BBC Vera Lynn 7.55 - 8.25 pm

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

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Shelley Marshall

AR For Schools: The Ballad Story (2: Making Your Own Ballads) 2.45 - 3.15 pm

Ewan MacColl - Sir Patrick Spens

Jimmie McGregor

AR Girl On A Date 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Nat Temple


Wednesday 22nd May 1957

BBC Shirley Abicair

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Shelley Marshall

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage


Thursday 23rd May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Alma Cogan

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Shelley Marshall

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan


Friday 24th May 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Shelley Marshall

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Don Cameron

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 25th May 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

NB A special to tie-in with the Scottish Radio and Television Exhibition from the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Lita Roza

David Hughes

Eric Delaney Band

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Nancy Whiskey

Art Baxter & His Rock n Roll Sinners

The Burt Twins

The Clyde Valley Stompers

The Glasgow Rock N Roll Sinners

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Joe Loss Band 6.30 - 7.30 pm

The Joe Loss Band

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Joan Regan

The Vipers Skiffle Group


Sunday 26th May 1957

BBC The Winifred Atwell Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Winifred Atwell

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Frankie Laine

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Ronnie Hilton

Shirley Bassey

Edmund Hockridge

David Galbraith

Sheila Buxton

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 27th May 1957

BBC Tonight 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Sheila Buxton

BBC Cabaret from the Radio and Television Retailers' Association Ball at the Park Lane Hotel 11.00 - 11.30 pm

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ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6.45 - 6.58 pm

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


Tuesday 28th May 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC Tonight 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Sheila Buxton

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR For Schools: The Ballad Story (3: Traditional and Border ballads) 2.43 - 3.15 pm

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Wednesday 29th May 1957

BBC Rooftop

Alan Dean

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker


Thursday 30th May 1957

BBC The Alma Cogan Show 6.45 - 7.15 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Edmund Hockridge


Friday 31st May 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat 8.00 8.45 pm

Michael Holliday

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Don Cameron

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 1st June 1957

BBC Six-Five Special (Extra Special) 6:45 - 7:00 pm

NB The shortened edition was due to Test Match cricket, however it finished early so at an hours' notice the 6.5 Special ran for a full hour

Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band with guest vocalist Patti Lewis

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

Frank Holder

ABC Festival Of Stars 2.00 - 4.15 pm

Variety Club of Great Britain event at Battersea, London. 300 stars were invited to participate and they were hoping to get Guy Mitchell and Mindy Carson to appear

Alma Cogan

ATV Face The Mike 4.15 - 4.45 pm

Don Peters

The Peter Groves Trio

Johnny Allen & His Trio

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

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

Dennis Lotis

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

David Whitfield

Yana


Sunday 2nd June 1957

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Guy Mitchell – She Wears Red Feathers, Singing The Blues

Mindy Carson

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Lita Roza

The Stargazers

Maxine Daniels

Billy McCormack

Jimmy Jackson

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 3rd June 1957

BBC Blackpool Show Parade Presents Let's Have Fun 8.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Turner

Kenny Baker

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6.45 - 6.58 pm

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


Tuesday 4th June 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

Eddie Calvert

BBC Vera Lynn 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark


Wednesday 5th June 1957

BBC Shirley Abicair

BBC The New Circorama

Junior's Skiffle Group

BBC Blackpool Show Parade Presents Nap Hand 9:00 - 9:45 pm

Anne Shelton

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Joan Savage

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

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 6th June 1957

BBC Carole Carr's Country Club 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Carol Carr

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 9.30 - 9.45 pm

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


Friday 7th June 1957

BBC Alan Melville Tales You From A-Z 9.30 -10.15 pm

R - Edmondo Ros, Lita Roza, the music of Richard Rodgers

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Don Cameron

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 8th June 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Jim Dale

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Dickie Valentine

The Jazz Couriers

Patti Lewis

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Shirley Abicair

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

Frankie Laine

Eve Boswell

ABC The Joe Loss Show 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Joe Loss

Dennis Lotis


Sunday 9th June 1957

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Howard Keel

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Alma Cogan

Dave King

Joan Regan

Dickie Valentine

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 10th June 1957 Whit Monday

BBC Goodbye Gaiety 8.00 - 9.30 pm

The closing of the Gaiety Theatre, London

Ruby Murray

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker


Tuesday 11th June 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker


Wednesday 12th June 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 10.46 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 13th June 1957

BBC Carole Carr's Country Club 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Carole Carr

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Marion Ryan (dressed as a mermaid for one segment)

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: The Mindy Carson Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Mindy Carson

The Four Lads


Friday 14th June 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Michael Holliday

Vanessa Lee

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Palais Party 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dance contest with the ‘find the singer’ contest

Lou Preager and His Orchestra (regulars)

Don Cameron

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders


Saturday 15th June 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Edna Savage

Ronnie Carroll

Tony Brent

Johnny Duncan & His Bluegrass Boys

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

Larry Adler

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.15 - 8.00 pm

From The New Central Pier, Morecambe

The Joe Loss Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The George Formby Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm


Sunday 16th June 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Eddie Fisher

The Beverley Sisters


Monday 17th June 1957

BBC Blackpool Show Parade - The Big Splash of 1957 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Freddie Platt at the organ with the Top Drum Four

BBC Picture Parade 9.45 - 10.30 pm

A clip from ‘The Tommy Steele Story’

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Geraldo

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.45 - 10.00 pm

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


Tuesday 18th June 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Joan Manning - sings and plays guitar

BBC Vera Lynn 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

Granada Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Guylaine Guy

AR Girl On A Date 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 19th June 1957

BBC Shirley Abicair

BBC Cyril Stapleton Presents The Show Band Show 7.55 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

Marie Benson and the Londonaires

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

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

NB The first of the twice a week shows, now networked by ITV

Tommy Steele (who had made a short film welcoming the show back for another series)

AR Holiday Night from Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton on Sea 10.15 - 11.00 pm

Eddie Calvert

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 20th June 1957

BBC Carole Carr's Country Club 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Carole Carr

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters


Friday 21st June 1957

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.00 - 8.45 pm

The Beverley Sisters

BBC Eye To Eye 8.45 - 9.15

Larry Adler - New York and London

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

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

Guy Mitchell


Saturday 22nd June 1957

BBC Six-Five Special (Extra Special) 6.40 - 6.55 pm

Chris Barber & His Band with Ottilie Patterson

BBC The Jimmy Wheeler Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Gary Miller

Eddie Calvert

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

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ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.15 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss

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

Guy Mitchell


Sunday 23rd June 1957

BBC Max Jaffa Introduces Owen Brannigan and his Trio 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC In Person - Frankie Vaughan 10.05 - 10.30 pm

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

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Monday 24th June 1957

BBC A Short History of Man and Music 9.15 - 9.45 pm

A Spike Milligan comedy show in which he looks at music's influence on man's development

The Alberts

Max Geldray

AR Monday Date 9.30 - 10.00 pm (first in series)

Host of the show Dckie Valentine told the Melody Maker "I hope to offer something quite 'different'. I should also like to bring in vocal guest stars of such calibre as Lita Roza, Ruby Murray, Dennis Lotis, Frankie Vaughan and Ronnie Hilton. Some people have the idea that show business rivals are often 'at each others throats.' This is just not true. And I also hope to be able to get Geoff Love's Orchestra to appear with me. I appeared with Geoff for 26 weeks on Radio Luxembourg."

Dickie Valentine

Shani Wallis

Dennis Lotis

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.45 - 11.00 pm

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


Tuesday 25th June 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Billy Cotton


Wednesday 26th June 1957

BBC Rooftop 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

AR Holiday Night 10.00 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 27th June 1957

BBC Carole Carr's Country Club 8.30 9.00 pm

Carole Carr

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.15 pm

The Stargazers


Friday 28th June 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Michael Holliday


Saturday 29th June 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Lita Roza

Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band

Bob Cort Skiffle Group

Tony Kinsey Quartet

Frank Holder

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

Frankie Vaughan

BBC Light Programme Music Festival 9.30 - 10.00 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Mel Torme Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Mel Torme

Lonnie Donegan

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night (Tower Theatre, New Brighton) 7.15 - 8.30 pm

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Sunday 30th June 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Sunday Night In Blackpool 9:00 - 10:00 pm (first of six shows)

NB Jack Parnell was the musical director for the first six weeks, with Geraldo taking over afterwards

The Four Lads


Monday 1st July 1957

AR Monday Date 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Dickie Valentine

Shani Wallis


Tuesday 2nd July 1957

BBC The Henry Hall Show 7.30 - 8.15

Henry Hall and his Orchestra

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

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Wednesday 3rd July 1957

BBC Shirley Abicair

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11.00 pm

The Stargazers

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 4th July 1957

BBC Carole Carr's Country Club 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Carole Carr

Max Geldray

BBC Variety Incorporated 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Edna Savage


Friday 5th July 1957

BBC Edmundo Ros 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Edmundo Ros

BBC Alan Melville Takes You From A-Z 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Eddie Calvert

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 6th July 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special (Extra Special) 6.40 - 6.55 pm

Shirley Bassey – Tonight My Heart She Is Singing

Jim Dale

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Southlanders

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 9.30 - 10.30 pm

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ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.15 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Sunday 7th July 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV I Love Lucy 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Tennessee Ernie Ford

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Yana


Monday 8th July 1957

BBC I Know What I Like 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Gary Miller

BBC Line-Up For Today 6.45 - 6.50 pm

Jackie Lee

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

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AR Monday Date 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Dickie Valentine

Shani Wallis

Dennis Lotis

Ronnie Carroll

Patti Lewis

Glen Mason


Tuesday 9th July 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm (first in series)

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

Barbara Law

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

BBC A Jazz Session With The Dill Jones Trio 10.30 - 10.45 pm

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Eve Boswell


Wednesday 10th July 1957

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

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AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 11th July 1957

BBC Digby Wolfe’s in Sheep’s Clothing 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Lita Roza in comedy acting role

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.15 - 9.00 pm

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


Friday 12th July 1957

BBC Children's Caravan

The Dony Grey Skiffle Group

BBC Pleasure Boat 8.15 - 8.45 pm

Michael Holliday

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

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AR This Week 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Lawrence Welk with British singer Steve Martin

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.00 - 10.15 pm

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

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 13th July 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.55 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Patti Lewis

Dennis Lotis

Patti Lewis

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jim Dale

George Firestone & His Sextet

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.15 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Hope Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

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Sunday 14th July 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

Jill and Jose Stewart

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.45 - 6.00 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Meet The Stars In Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Tommy Steele and his Steeleman


Monday 15th July 1957

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

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AR Monday Date 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Dickie Valentine

Shani Wallis


Tuesday 16th July 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

BBC The Henry Hall Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Henry Hall and his Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Sheila Buxton

AR Personal Appearance Of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark


Wednesday 17th July 1957

BBC Shirley Abicair

BBC Ivor Novello's King's Rhapsody 9.00 - 10.30 pm

Vanella Lee

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 18th July 1957

BBC Beauty Box 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Nat Temple and his Orchestra

AR Summer's Here 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Sheldon Allman (singer)

Pamela-Ann Davey (singer)


Friday 19th July 1957

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

U - Georges Ulmer (French Cabaret star)

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

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Saturday 20th July 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Vic Lewis & His Orchestra

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Terry Dene

Patti Lewis

Stephane Grappelli

BBC The Jimmy Wheeler Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Larry Adler

ABC Holiday Town - Bridlington 7.15 - 8.00 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Mel Torme Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Mel Torme


Sunday 21st July 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

NB Mel Torme was due to appear but cancelled due to illness

Shirley Bassey

Ronnie Hilton


Monday 22nd July 1957

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

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AR Monday Date 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Dickie Valentine

Shani Wallis


Tuesday 23rd July 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

BBC Say It With Music 8.00 - 8.45 pm

The Stargazers

Ted Heath and his music

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 24th July 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 25th July 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Val Doonican

BBC Digby Wolfe in Sheep’s Clothing 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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

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

Johnnie Ray


Friday 26th July 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Michael Holliday

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

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Saturday 27th July 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special (Extra Special) 6.40 - 6.55 pm

Ted Heath & His Orchestra

Mel Torme

BBC Cavalcade of Rhythm 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Lucille Mapp

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

Lonnie Donegan

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.15 - 8.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 28th July 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Meet The Stars

Dennis Hunt (pianist)

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.45 - 6.00 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Mel Torme


Monday 29th July 1957

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Monday Date 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Dickie Valentine

Shani Wallis


Tuesday 30th July 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

BBC This Is...The Henry Hall Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Patti Lewis

Eddiw Calvert

AR Motoring Holiday 10.00 - 10.15 (ad' mag)

Dennis Lotis

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dorothy Squires – medley of ‘wonderful’ songs


Wednesday 31st July 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Holiday Nights 10.15 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 1st August 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 -7.15 pm

Russ Hamilton

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.15 - 10.30 pm

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


Friday 2nd August 1957

BBC Alan Melville Takes Your From A-Z 8.00 - 8.45 pm

V - Viera (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 3rd August 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jim Dale

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Beverley Sisters

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.15 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

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

Shirley Bassey


Sunday 4th August 1957

BBC Holiday Fanfare 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Edna Savage

Dennis Lotis

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters, Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Guy Mitchell


Monday 5th August 1957 Bank Hoilday

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 6th August 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

BBC Jack Payne Presents Say It With Music 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Shirley Bassey

Larry Adler

Elizabeth Larner

Bruce Trent

Freddy Randall

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Adele Leigh

AR The Patti Page Show 10.30 - 10.45 pm


Wednesday 7th August 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Carroll Levis Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Gaytors Skiffle Group

AR Holiday Night 10.30 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 8th August 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Nat Temple and his Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.15 pm

content unknown


Friday 9th August 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Michael Holliday

BBC Jazz Session 10.30 - 10.45 pm

The Dill Jones Trio (with Malcolm Cecil on bass)

Tubby Hayes

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 10th August 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Mel Torme

Shirley Abicair

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

The Vipers Skiffle Group

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Henderson Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 11th August 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.45 - 6.00 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Alma Cogan (cancelled due to throat problems)

Yana (replaced Alma Cogan)

Charlie Gracie – four songs and an instrumental Guitar Boogie


Monday 12th August 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Geraldo and his orchestra

Anne Shelton


Tuesday 13th August 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

BBC Henry Hall's Guest Night 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Petula Clark

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 14th August 1957

BBC Zodiac

Ronnie Hilton (in Anniversary spot)

Leoni Page and the Meritones

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 15th August 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Val Doonican

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Summer's Here 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Adele Leigh


Friday 16th August 1957

BBC A-Z 7.55 - 8.45 pm

W - Bert Weedon

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton Music Box 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Hutch

Lloyd Bucher

Joe Bundy

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 17th August 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Charlie Gracie

Petula Clark

Jim Dale

Dennis Lotis

Eric Delaney & His Orchestra

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Gisele Mackenzie Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Gisele Mackenzie


Sunday 18th August 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

Maurice Allen (playing his 'glass piano')

ABC Top Numbers 4:00 - 4:30 pm (first edition)

Glen Mason

Terry Dene

Maxine Daniels

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Tommy Steele & His Steelemen - Water Water

Jill Day


Monday 19th August 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 20th August 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

BBC Say It With Music 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Eddie Calvert

Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Beatrice Arnac


Wednesday 21st August 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Holiday Nights 10.15 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 22nd August 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Russ Hamilton

BBC Larry Adler 10.30 - 10.45

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Giselle McKenzie


Friday 23rd August 1957

BBC Pleasure Boat 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Michael Holliday

BBC Semprini 10.30 - 10.45 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 24th August 1957

BBC Six-Five Special (Extra Special) 6.45 - 7.05 pm

Chris Barber’s Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson

Johnny Duncan & His Blue Grass Boys

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Johnnie Ray Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Johnnie Ray


Sunday 25th August 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

ABC Top Numbers 4:00 - 4:30pm

content unknown

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.45 - 6.00 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Jimmy Young

The Deep River Boys


Monday 26th August 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Geraldo


Tuesday 27th August 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

BBC The Henry Hall Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Edna Savage

Ronnie Carroll

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

AR The Patti Page Show 6.15 - 6.30 pm

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Zacharias (jazz fiddler from Denmark)


Wednesday 28th August 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11.00 pm

Jimmy Young

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 29th August 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Nat Temple and his Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

AR Summer’s Here 8.30 - 9.15 pm

content unknown


Friday 30th August 1957

BBC Eddie Calvert 6:45 - 7:15 pm

BBC Radio Show: A-Z 8.00 - 9.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Teresa Waters

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton’s Music Box 9.00 - 9.30 pm

The John Barry Seven (making their TV debut)

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 31st August 1957

NB Scottish Television begins transmission at 6.30 pm. Roy Thompson of the station told Melody Maker "20 per cent of live programmes from Scotland will be musical - and we will need Scottish musicians."

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Ray Anthony

The Deep River Boys

Eric Delaney & His Band

Chris Baber’s Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson

Michael Holliday

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Scottish This Is Scotland 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Geraldo is to be Scottish TV's Musical Director

The Clyde Valley Stompers – Rock N Roll Sinners

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.30 - 8.30 pm

From the Palace Ballroom, Isle of Man

Joe Loss

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

The 2.19 Skiffle Group


Sunday 1st September 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

Betty Smith

ABC Top Numbers 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Rosemary Squires

Glen Mason

Jim Dale

Maxine Daniels

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Dickie Valentine


Monday 2nd September 1957

BBC Mainly For Women 3.00 - 3.45 pm

Betty Smith

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 3rd September 1957

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

Live from Queen Alexandra Dock, Cardiff

BBC National Radio Show: The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Billy Cotton Band

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson


Wednesday 4th September 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

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

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

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11.00 pm

Dorothy Squires

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 5th September 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Val Doonican

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.15 pm

Howard Jones (singer) due to appear, but fell ill, replaced by Joseph Locke

Lita Roza

Russ Hamilton


Friday 6th September 1957

BBC Edmundo Ros 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Edmundo Ross

Flanders and Swann

BBC Show Band Parade 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Cyril Stapleton

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

AR Beside The Seaside 9.00 - 9.30 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

The Bobby Breen Trio

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Scottish Cherry Wainer 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 7th September 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra with Cleo Laine

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Betty Smith & Her Jazz Group

ABC Holiday Town Saturday Night 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Show: The Peter Sellers Show 9:30 - 10:30 pm

content unknown

Scottish Rosemary Clooney 11.35 pm - 12.00 am


Sunday 8th September 1957

ATV Face The Mike 3.45 - 4.15 pm

Don Peters

Johnny Allen & His Trio

Glenda Gould

Stephanie Voss

ABC Top Numbers 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Michael Holliday

Al White

Leoni Page

Joy Harvey

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.45 - 6.00 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Meet The Stars In: Sunday Night At Blackpool 9.00 - 10.00 pm

David Hughes


Monday 9th September 1957

BBC Tonight

Maxine Daniels

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

ATV Rainbow Room 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Geraldo and his orchestra


Tuesday 10th September 1957

BBC Vera Lynn 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

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

Introduced by Housewives’ Choice compere George Elrick

Eve Lister

Tonny Dalli

AR Personal Appearance of Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 11th September 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Holiday Night 10.15 - 11.00 pm

The Eric Winstone Orchestra


Thursday 12th September 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Nat Temple and his Orchestra

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

Dennis Lotis

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

AR Alfred Marks Time 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lucile Mapp

AR Looking Around 10.15 - 10.30 pm (admag)

with Alan Freeman


Friday 13th September 1957

BBC Dill Jones Trio 10.30 - 10.45

The Dill Jones Trio

Bertice Reading

Joe Harriott

BBC To Cuba with Edmondo Ros and his orchestra 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Plus 'mystery recording star'

Sam Costa, Pete Murray and David Jacobs are tested on their musical knowledge

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Patti Lewis

AR Cool For Cats 6.30 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton Music Box 9.00 - 9.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Scottish Cherry Wainer 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Saturday 14th September 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band

Jimmy Rushing

The Jazz Couriers

Bob Cort & His Skiffle Group

Jim Dale

Nancy Whiskey

Marian McPartland

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

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


Sunday 15th September 1957

BBC September Mood 3:55 - 4:15 pm

Bert Weedon and Kay Cavendish

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

Rosemary Clooney

The Hi-Los

Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8:00 - 9:00 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Harry Secombe

Shani Wallis

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

Max Bygraves

Joan Regan – Wonderful Wonderful

Malcolm Vaughan

Maxine Daniels

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

The Confrey Phillips Trio

Don Fox


Monday 16th September 1957

AR Jack Hylton Presents Max Miller in That’s Life

Vanessa Lee – Let Me Be Loved


Tuesday 17th September 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Let’s Get Together 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Music In View section with Steve Race

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

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

NB The show is broadcast from what used to be the Chelsea Palace Theatre, King's Road, London. After it closed in March 1957 it re opened as the Granada.

Jacqueline François (French singing star)


Wednesday 18th September 1957

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

Lucille Mapp


Thursday 19th September 1957

BBC Beauty Box 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Nat Temple and his Orchestra

BBC Dennis Lotis in Hits Or Misses 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Patti Lewis

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Alma Cogan


Friday 20th September 1957

BBC To Spain with Edmondo Ros and his orchestra 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Sam Costa, Pete Murray and David Jacobs are tested on their musical knowledge

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

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

Dickie Valentine


Saturday 21st September 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

The John Barry Seven

Elvis Presley - Loving You (movie clip)

Ted Heath & His Music

Dennis Lotis

The John Barry Seven

Patti Lewis

Larry Adler

Eve Boswell

Murray Campbell

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Norman Wisdom Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

content unknown

ABC Top Of The Bill 8:30 - 9:00 pm (first edition)

Lonnie Donegan

Shirley Abicair


Sunday 22nd September 1957

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Frankie Vaughan (NB Vaughan had appeared on the show against doctor's advice and was taken to hospital after the show suffering from abscesses in both ears)

Anne Shelton

The King Brothers

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Alma Cogan – That’s Happiness

Ronnie Hilton – Marching Along To The Blues


Monday 23rd September 1957

BBC Stars At Blackpool 9.15 - 10. 00 pm

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

AR Jack Hylton’s Irish Music Box 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Brendan O’Dowda – The Pride of Tipperary

Grace O’Connor


Tuesday 24th September 1957

BBC Vera Lynn 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm (shown by ATV, Granada and Scottish)

content unknown

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Denis Lotis

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

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

content unknown

AR The Patti Page Show 10.30 - 10.46 pm


Wednesday 25th September 1957

BBC Beauty Box 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Val Doonican

ATV The Rainbow Room 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Jerry Allen & his trio


Thursday 26th September 1957

BBC Dennis Lotis in Hits and Misses 6.45 - 7.15 pm

Dennis Lotis

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Personal Appearance with Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 27th September 1957

BBC Edmondo Ros takes you to Brazil 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Edmondo Ros

Sam Costa, Pete Murray and David Jacobs are tested on their musical knowledge

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.30 - 10.46 pm

ITV The Four Ramblers 6.47 - 7.00 pm


Saturday 28th September 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Joe Loss & His Orchestra with Rose Brennan

Ross Macmanus and Larry Gretton

The Southlanders

The Tony Kinsey Quartet

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Rosemary Squires

Russ Hamilton

The Fraser Hayes Four

BBC These Are The Shows 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Vera Lynn

The Beverley Sisters

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

Mel Torme – Not While We’re Dancing The Tango

Jill Day


Sunday 29th September 1957

BBC The Grand Order of Water Rats - Donald Peers in Salute To Song 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Donald Peers

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3:00 – 3:30 pm

Rosemary Clooney

The Hi-Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Jayne Mansfield

The Tanner Sisters - two songs

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

Ruby Murray – Little White Lies

Tommy Steele – Hey You

The Kaye Sisters

Michael Holliday - Old Cape Cod

Don Harper

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 30th September 1957

BBC Come Dancing: The World Rock N Roll Championships 10.15 - 10.45 pm

AR That's Life 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Adele Leigh


Tuesday 1st October 1957

AR Let's Get Together 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Music in View section with Steve Race

AR Cool for Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 2nd October 1957

ATV The Rainbow Room 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Jerry Allen & his trio

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

Lucille Mapp


Thursday 3rd October 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.20 - 8.00 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Personal Appearance 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

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

Billie Anthony

Earle and Vaughan


Friday 4th October 1957

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

David Whitfield

Petula Clark

Malcolm Vaughan

The Johnston Brothers

Russ Hamilton (presented with gold disc)

Nancy Whiskey

The Betty Smith Quartet

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

The Beverley Sisters

Michael Holliday

Granada Jazz with Humphrey Lyttelton 6.45 - 7.00 pm

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


Saturday 5th October 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

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

Elvis Presley – Loving You film clip

Michael Holliday

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Don Rendell Jazz Six

Sonny Stewart & His Skiffle Kings

Terry Wayne (his second appearance on the show)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Allan Jones Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Juliette Greco

ABC Top Of The Bill 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group – I’m Satisfied With My Girl, with Shirley Douglas - My Baby Said Goodbye, Cotton Fields

Edna Savage - As Time Goes By, plus one other


Sunday 6th October 1957

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Scottish Rosemary Clooney 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.50 - 6.05 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

The Kaye Sisters

Juliette Greco

ABC Armchair Theatre: The Pier 9.30 - 10.30 pm

play about a group of teddy boys hanging around the end of a pier

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Jimmy Young

The Johnston Brothers

Don Lang

Marion Keene

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

ABC Box Office 11.05 - 11.30 pm

Loving You (Elvis Presley film clp)


Monday 7th October 1957

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.30 - 10.45 pm


Tuesday 8th October 1957

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Tommy Sands – Let Me Be Loved (featured disc)

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

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

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Petula Clark


Wednesday 9th October 1957

BBC My Kind Of Music 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Larry Adler

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark

AR Close Up 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Stanley Kramer The Master Showman

includes film clip of Pride and The Passion (Frank Sinatra)


Thursday 10th October 1957

BBC Vera Lynn 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Personal Appearance with Alan Young 8.30 - 9.00

content unknown

AR Alfred Marks Time 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Lucille Mapp

Ray Elington


Friday 11th October 1957

BBC It's Magic

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 10.15 - 10.45 pm

ATV Lunch Box

Joyce Clark

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Rosemary Clooney

Judy Canova (country singer)

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle and his orchestra


Saturday 12th October 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Terry Dene & His Deneagers

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Basil Kirchin & His Band

Les Hobeaux

BBC The Jimmy Wheeler Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Pat Dahl (singer/dancer)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Georges Guetary Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 13th October 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Rosemary Clooney

ABC Top Numbers 4:45 - 5:15 pm

content unknown

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

Hosted by Bob Monkhouse

Larry Parks

Edmund Hockridge – Luck Be A Lady

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

The Deep River Boys

Eddie Calvert

Terry Wayne

Betty Smith and her Quintet

Rita Williams

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 14th October 1957

BBC Miss World 1957 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

AR That's Life 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Annie Hart

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.30 - 10.45 pm


Tuesday 15th October 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6,45 - 7.00 pm

NB TV Times points out that out of the previous week's top 30, Cool For Cats had featured 27 of them

content unknown

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 9.45 pm

Diahann Carroll


Wednesday 16th October 1957

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

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

Lucille Mapp


Thursday 17th October 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Show 7.20 - 8.00 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.45 - 10.30 pm

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

The Keynotes


Friday 18th October 1957

BBC Off The Record 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Alma Cogan

Bill McGuffie

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

Mary Morgan

Morris and Mitch

Marty Wilde and his Wildcats

Ted Heath and his Music

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 10.15 - 10.35 pm

The Beverley Sisters

Ray Ellington

Granada Here's Humph 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm


Saturday 19th October 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

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

Frankie Vaughan

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Murray Campbell & His Trumpet

Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra

BBC The Saturday Show presents Tommy Steele in The Golden Year 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Looking back at the past year in the life and career of Tommy Steele

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Larry Parks

ABC Top Of The Bill 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 20th October 1957

BBC Variety 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Frankie Vaughan

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.50 - 6.05 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Bob Monkhouse

Joan Regan (cancelled due to flu)

Shirley Bassey

Dave King

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Dorothy Squires

Edna Savage

Johnny Duncan and The Blue Grass Boys

Des O'Connor

Russ Conway

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Scottish Rosemary Clooney 3.00 - 3.30 pm


Monday 21st October 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Leoni Page

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.30 - 10.45 pm


Tuesday 22nd October 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Leoni Page

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Lotis – I Complain

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show: The Hughie Green Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Larry Parks


Wednesday 23rd October 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Leoni Page

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 24th October 1957

BBC Vera Lynn 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Leoni Page

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 25th October 1957

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 10.15 - 10.35 pm

The Beverley Sisters

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Leoni Page

Granada Here's Humph 6.45 - 7.00 pm

This was meant to be the last show but has been extended to late December

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 9.00 - 9.30 pm

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle and his orchestra


Saturday 26th October 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB Broadcast from Glasgow

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Colin Hicks & His Cabin Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Terry Wayne – Teenage Boogie

The Black Diamond Skiffle Group

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

Alma Cogan

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Valentine Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Dickie Valentine – Long Before I Knew, Just In Time

Aileen Cochran


Sunday 27th October 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Rosemary Clooney

Judy Canova

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

Hosted by Bob Monkhouse

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

Juliette Greco

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Max Bygraves

Lonnie Donegan

Lita Roza

Peter Sellers

Don Fox

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 28th October 1957

AR That's Life 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Susan Denny


Tuesday 29th October 1957

AR Let's Get Together 4.45 - 5.30 pm

includes Music in View section with Steve Race

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm (shown on ATV)

content unknown

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.30 pm

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

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 10.30 - 10.45 pm

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


Wednesday 30th October 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

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

Joan Savage


Thursday 31st October 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.20 - 8.00 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Carroll Levis Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Jeanagers Skiffle Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Petula Clark

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

Host: Rolf Harris


Friday 1st November 1957

BBC Off The Record 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Max Bygraves

The Deep River Boys

Lita Roza

Jimmy Young

Lorrae Desmond

Camilleri

Kenny Baker's Half Dozen

Granada Six-Forty-Five: Here's Humph 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm


Saturday 2nd November 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Petula Clark

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Les Hobeaux

The Solas

BBC The World, Our Stage 8.00 - 9.30 pm

Celebrating 21 years of BBC TV

Dickie Valentine – Just In Time

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The David Whitfield Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

David Whitfield

Ruby Murray (interrupting her honeymoon to do the show)

The Jones Boys

Margot Henderson

ABC Top Of The Bill 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Eve Boswell

Terry Dene and His Deneagers


Sunday 3rd November 1957

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Johnny Warner and His Hell's Angels Rhythm Group

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.50 - 6.05 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Bob Monkhouse

content unknown

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm (TV Times has it as 10.35 - 11.05 pm)

Dave King

Shirley Bassey (cancelled due to a timing problem with the show)

The Kaye Sisters (replaced Shirley Bassey)

Ray Ellington

Gary Miller

Larry Page and the Page Boys

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Scottish The Rosemary Clooney Show 3.00- 3.30 pm


Monday 4th November 1957

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.30 - 10.45 pm


Tuesday 5th November 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 – 7:00 pm

content unknown

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Diahann Carroll

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show: The David Whitfield Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

David Whitfield


Wednesday 6th November 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 7th November 1957

BBC Vera Lynn and Others 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Liberace 6.45 - 7.00 pm

AR Carroll Levis Show 9.20 - 9.45 pm

The Rhythm Boys (skiffle group)

AR Alfred Marks’ Time 9.45 - 10.46 pm

Anne Shelton – in Highway Patrol sketch

Eddie Calvert – September Song, Tell The Truth


Friday 8th November 1957

BBC It's Magic 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Ruby Miller

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 10.15 - 10.35 pm

Granada Six-Forty-Five Here's Humph 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Rosemary Clooney


Saturday 9th November 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Freddy Randall and his band

Rosemary Squires

The Southlanders

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Six-Five All Star Buskers

ABC Top Numbers 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

Glen Mason

Group One

Dennis Ringrowe Orchestra

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Show: The Benny Hill Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Shirley Abicair


Sunday 10th November 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Rosemary Clooney

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

Hosted by Hughie Green

content unknown

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Joan Regan

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Colin Hicks and His Cabin Boys

Jimmy Jackson

Spike Milligan

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 11th November 1957

BBC Come Dancing 10.15 - 10.45 pm

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

The Creole Group (from Glasgow)

The Roach River Group (from Littleborough)

The Trentside Five (from Nottingham)

The Moonshiners (from Pogmoor near Barnsley)

The Vagabonds (from Grantham)

The Lumberjacks (from Stamford Hill,London)

AR That's Life 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Elizabeth Garner

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.30 - 10.45 pm


Tuesday 12th November 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 – 7:00 pm

content unknown

ATV Tell The Truth 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Ruby Miller

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Elder Barber (singer)

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

Finals of the singles and formation jive championships

content unknown


Wednesday 13th November 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

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

Joan Savage


Thursday 14th November 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.20 - 8.00 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

BBC Elisabeth Welch in Me, The Night and The Music 10.35 - 11.00 pm

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

content unknown

AR Street Music (ad mag with buskers) 10.30 - 10.46 pm

Host: Rolf Harris


Friday 15th November 1957

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

Le Trio Aravah

Anne Shelton

Kenneth McKellar

Ronnie Carroll

Billie Anthony

Maxine Daniels

The Eric Delaney Band

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

The Beverley Sisters

Granada Six-Forty-Five Here's Humph 6.46 - 7.00 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

AR The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Rosemary Clooney


Saturday 16th November 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

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

Wee Willie Harris

The King Brothers

The Worried Men (with Adam Faith)

The Golden Disc film clip (with Terry Dene)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Shirley Douglas

Don Lang's Frantic Five

Chas McDevitt and his Skiffle Group

Joe "Mister Piano" Henderson

Larry Page

Laurie London

Lucille Mapp

Jim Dale (film clip)

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

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Lonnie Donegan Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

ABC Top Of The Bill 9.00 - 9.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 17th November 1957

BBC Rhapsody in Blue 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Music Of George Gershwin

Winifred Atwell

Ted Heath and his Music

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.55 - 5.15 pm

Simone Silva (actress turned singer)

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.50 - 6.05 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Sunday Night At The Prince Of Wales 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Hughie Green

content unknown

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Dickie Valentine

Petula Clark

Edmund Hockridge

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Kenny Baker

Marty Wilde

ATV Box Office 11.05 - 11.30 pm

Terry Dene - sings song from his movie The Golden Disc


Monday 18th November 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

ATV Gerry's Inn 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Geraldo and his orchestra

Victor Soverall (singer from Trinidad)

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.30 - 10.45 pm


Tuesday 19th November 1957

BBC Jazz Session 10.35 - 11.00 pm

Dill Jones introduces

The Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes

The Mick Mulligan Band with George Melly

Cleo Laine

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Featured records

Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite

Billy Ward - Deep Purple

Elvis Presley - (the title given is You My Darling You)

Nick Todd - Plaything

Perry Como - Just Born

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Lili (French musical comedy star)


Wednesday 20th November 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland


Thursday 21st November 1957

BBC Vera Lynn 7.20 - 8..00 pm

Vera Lynn

BBC Elisabeth Welch in Me, The Night and The Music 10.20 - 10.35 pm

Elisabeth Welch

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR The Lady Ratlings On Parade 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Anne Shelton


Friday 22nd November 1957

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland

Granada Six-Forty-Five Here's Humph 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Humphrey Lyteltton and his band

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm


Saturday 23rd November 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

NB To be broadcast "somewhere in Lancashire" according to producer Dennis Main-Wilson. It was Manchester.

Ronnie Aldrich & The Squadronaires

Chris Barber And His Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Jim Dale – Just Born, Crazy Dream

Sheila Buxton

The Gaunt Brothers

The John Barry Seven

The Demijeans

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Six-Five All Star Buskers (made up of members of the Northern Dance Orchestra)

ABC Top Numbers 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Malcolm Vaughan and Kenneth Earle

Dioriothy Squires

Ronnie Carroll

The Dennis Ringrowe Orchestra

ATV Saturday Spectacular: The Tommy Cooper Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

Aileen Cochrane – My Love For You


Sunday 24th November 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Film Premier 3:00 - 3:30 pm

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

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

Hosted by Hughie Green

Mario Lanza – Because You’re Mine, The Loveliest Night Of The Year, aria from Tosca, Behold (it's likely that Lanza got punched in the mouth backstage after this performance)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Anne Shelton

The King Brothers

Peter Elliott – All At Once

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Winifred Atwell


Monday 25th November 1957

BBC Panorama 8.30 - 9.15 pm

The Hallelujah Skiffle group (Salvation Army)

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Tuesday 26th November 1957

AR Let's Get Together 4.45 - 5.30 pm

includes Music in View section with Steve Race

ATV Liberace 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Les Compagnons de la Chason

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Joan Savage


Wednesday 27th November 1957

BBC Club Night 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jimmy Leach and his nightclubbers

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

The Night is Young for the songs of Jimmy Young

with Bob Sharpies and his Music

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

Joan Savage


Thursday 28th November 1957

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.20 - 8.00 pm

Alma Cogan in sketch Red Riding Hood in Opera

BBC Elisabeth Welch in Me, The Night and The Music 10.20 - 10.35 pm

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

content unknown


Friday 29th November 1957

BBC It's Magic 7.30 - 8.00 pm

David Hughes

BBC Off The Record 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Ronnie Hilton

Michael Holliday

The Kay Sisters

Edna Savage

Ian Wallace

Tony Crombie and his Sweet Beat

BBC Shirley Abicair 10.15 - 10.30 pm

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm


Saturday 30th November 1957

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

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

David Hughes

The King Brothers

Jon Pertwee (singing)

Jeremy Lloyd

Joyce Shock

The Vernons Girls

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Kenny Baker & His Baker's Dozen

The Confrey Phillips Trio

The Vic Ash Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Henderson Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Diana Dors

ABC Top Of The Bill 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Eddie Calvert

Jack Radcliffe

Joan Turner

The Southlanders


Sunday 1st December 1957

BBC The Grand Order of Water Rats Presents Revels of 1957 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Donald Peers

Marion Liller - There Are Angels To Watch

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.50 - 6.05 pm

Bert Weedon

ABC Bid For Fame 4.35 - 5.15 pm

Roy Gibbs and his Live Jive Five

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

Hosted by Hughie Green

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Alma Cogan

Marion Ryan

Ronnie Carroll

Terry Dene

Bob Cort

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 2nd December 1957

BBC Picture Parade 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Bing Crosby interviewed by Ed Sullivan

ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Des O'Connor

Geraldo and his orchestra

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.00 - 10.15 pm


Tuesday 3rd December 1957

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Charles Trenet


Wednesday 4th December 1957

BBC Crackerjack

Vera Lynn

BBC Jimmy Young & The Merritones 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 5th December 1957

BBC Vera Lynn 7.20 - 8.00 pm

with The Keynotes

BBC Jazz Session 10.20 - 10.35 pm

Alex Welsh and his Band

George Melly

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 6th December 1957

BBC Shirley Abicair 10.15 - 10.35 pm

Melody d'amour, Pigalle, Little Tonkinese

ITN News 6.30 - 6.45 pm

Paul Anka interview

AR The Patti Page Show: It’s Patti Page 6.45 - 7.00 pm

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

Granada Six Forty Five: Here’s Humph 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

The Hi Los, Nelson Riddle and his orchestra


Saturday 7th December 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Michael Holliday - I'm In The Mood For Love (apparently forgets the lyrics at one point)

Marion Ryan – Ding Dong Rockabilly Wedding

Winifred Atwell

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Laurie Gold & His Pieces Of Eight

Jim Dale

The Five Dallas Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

BBC The Saturday Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Secombe Saga

ABC Top Numbers 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Lita Roza

Edna Savage

Group One

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Penny Nicholls

Neville Wortman

ATV/ABC Pursuit of Happiness 7.30 - 9.30 pm

US TV special

Steve Lawrence

Pat Boone

Howard Keel

Dinah Shore

Chita Rivera


Sunday 8th December 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3.00 - 3.30 pm

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

Hosted by Alfred Marks

Paul Anka

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Gracie Fields

Eve Boswell

Eddie Calvert

Jim Dale

Robert Earl

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 9th December 1957

AR The Jack Hylton Music Box 9.30 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.00 - 10.15 pm


Tuesday 10th December 1957

AR Let's Get Together 4.45 - 5.30 pm

includes Music in View section with Steve Race

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Thelma Carpenter


Wednesday 11th December 1957

BBC Jimmy Young and the Merritones 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

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

Joan Savage


Thursday 12th December 1957

BBC Jazz Session

The Don Rendell Sextet

Rosemary Squires

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.20 - 8.00 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

content unknown


Friday 13th December 1957

BBC Off The Record 9.00 - 9.30 pm

The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas – Across the Bridge

Joan Regan

The Five Dallas Boys

Fredye Marshall

Brenda O'Dowda

Sheila Buxton

Ken MacKintosh and his Orchestra

BBC Shirley Abicair 10.15 - 10.35 pm

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm


Saturday 14th December 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

It was the plan to present a Goon edition according to Melody Maker

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group

Terry Dene

The King Brothers

Lita Roza (cancelled)

Pauline Shepherd (replacing Lita Roza)

Stephane Grappelly with The Dill Jones Trio

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Andre Gersh & His Orchestra (a 14 or 15 piece jazz group assembled by Gersh, musical director of the show)

BBC The Saturday Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

No musical guests of interest

ABC Top Numbers 6.30 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Benny Hill Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Michael Holliday


Sunday 15th December 1957

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.50 - 6.05 pm

Bert Weedon

ATV Sunday Night At The Prince Of Wales 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Alfred Marks

content unknown

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Dickie Valentine

Ruby Murray

Ronnie Hilton

The Jones Boys

Joey Castell

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 16th December 1957

ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Geraldo and his orchestra

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.00 - 10.15 pm


Tuesday 17th December 1957

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Sister Rosetta Tharpe & The Chris Barber Band

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Betty Driver

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Sister Rosetta Tharpe accompanied by Chris Barber’s Band

Ferrante and Teicher


Wednesday 18th December 1957

BBC Crackerjack

Max Bygraves

Petula Clark

BBC Jimmy Young & The Merritones: Girl In The Picture 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 19th December 1957

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.20 - 8.00 pm

with The Keynotes

BBC Jazz Session 10.20 - 10.35 pm

The Don Rendell Jazz Six

Rosemary Squires

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR See You In Soho 9.45 - 10.30 pm

Terry Dene & The Denemen

Humphrey Lyttelton

Zom (skiffle comic)

The King Brothers

David Hughes


Friday 20th December 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm


Saturday 21st December 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB Live from The NAAFI Cub, Plymouth

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Michael Holliday

Terry Dene

Jim Dale

Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra

Chris Barber & His Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Pauline Shepherd – Just Between You And Me

Pauline Shepherd & Don Lang – I Love You Baby

ABC Top Numbers 6.30 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Gracie Fields Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 22nd December 1957

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 3.00 - 3.30 pm

Rosemary Clooney

Mel Torme

ATV Sunday Night At The Prince Of Wales 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Hosted by Alfred Marks

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

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

The Beverley Sisters

Ronnie Ronalde

Johnny Dankworth

The Southlanders

Terry Wayne

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 23rd December 1957

Scottish A Date With Kathie Kay 10.00 - 10.15 pm


Tuesday 24th December 1957 Christmas Eve

AR Let’s Get Together 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Steve Race and his trio

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

100 fans join the guests in the studio

AR Christmas Eve Show 8:00 – 9:15 pm

Tommy Steele – May I Call You Princess

Paul Anka – I Love You Baby

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Jericho

Petula Clark

Michael Holliday

Dennis Lotis

Anne Shelton

Dickie Valentine

Frankie Vaughan

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys

Norrie Paramour and his Big Ben’s Banjo Band

Steve Race

Humphrey Lyttelton

Sabrina

Ted Heath and his Music - Cool For Cats

The Big Ben Banjo Band

The Cool for Cats team


Wednesday 25th December 1957 Christmas Day

BBC Billy Smart's Family Party 3.15 - 4.00 pm

Sid Phillips

BBC Pantomania Presents Babes In The Wood 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Pete Murray

The Beverley Sisters

ATV Christmas Box 12.45 - 2.00 pm

Sheila Buxton

ATV Mantovani and His New Music 2.00 - 3.15 pm

Dave King

AR Cool For Cats 4:30 – 4:45 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Marion Ryan

Petula Clark

Ted Heath

Granada Christmas Day In The North

Kenny Baker

Sheila Buxton

Paul Beattie


Thursday 26th December 1957 Boxing Day

BBC Billy Cotton and Vera Lynn in a Boxing Day Party 8.45 - 9.45 pm

Vera Lynn

Alma Cogan

AR Cool For Cats 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Anne Shelton – Ha Ha Ha

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

An ATV compilation show

Johnnie Ray

Max Bygraves

Joan Regan

David Jacobs

Shani Wallis

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

Rock and skiffle show featuring four Midlands groups


Friday 27th December 1957

BBC Off The Record 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Dany Dauberson

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys

Edmund Hockridge

Cleo Laine

Jimmy Shand and his Band

The Stargazers

Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm


Saturday 28th December 1957

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

The King Brothers

Glen Mason

The Vernons Girls

Vic Lewis & His Orchestra

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Danny Boyce & His Band

The Confrey Phillips Trio

Roy Gibbs & The Live Jive Five

The Show Biz Eleven

ABC Top Numbers 6.30 - 7.00 pm

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

Jim Dale

Sheila Buxton

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

ABC Cinderella 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Marion Ryan as Dandini

Lonnie Donegan

Dennis Lotis

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Joan Regan

Edmund Hockridge


Sunday 29th December 1957

ATV Liberace 3.00 - 3.45 pm

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

Hosted by Alfred Marks

Dave King

Diahann Carroll

Florian Zabach (jazz violinist)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

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

Lonnie Donegan

Barbara Lyon

Mike & Bernie Winters - How Do You Do?

Ken Mackintosh

Glen Mason

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil


Monday 30th December 1957

BBC Toinight

Maxine Daniels

BBC Ted Heath and his music 7.30 - 7.50 pm

Ted Heath and His Music

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

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ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Geraldo and his orchestra

Joan Savage

AR Jack Hylton: Highlights of 1957 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Shirley Bassey


Tuesday 31st December 1957 New Year's Eve

BBC This Was The Future 10.55 - 11.50 pm

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

Alma Cogan – Out Of Town

Vera Lynn

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

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

NB Live from the restaurant of the Queen Elizabeth building at London International Airport. Producer Jack Good told the New Musical Express "Our original choice, the Cafe de Paris, would have been too small for our equipment. And, in any case, it was felt unwise to leave BBC vans in the West End, at the height of the revelry."

The Six-Five Special hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

The Jazz Couriers with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott

Wee Willie Harris

Don Lang and His Frantic Five

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland (singer)

AR The Jubilee Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

Scottish A Guid New Year 11.30 pm - end

Bobby McLeod and his band

Jimmy Blair and his band


Also this year...

ITP White Hunter: Inside Story (episode three)

Cy Grant (as Arusha)

ITV Juke Box Cafe

includes teddy boys and girls talk about life with a vicar from Peckham

ABC The Last Mile

Danny Purchase (singer turned actor)

ATV TNT

George Melly