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1958


Wednesday 1st January 1958

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

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Frankie Vaughan – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Sammy Davis Jr – Long Before I Met You

Sheila Buxton – In Between Age

Granada Spot the Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Don Cameron


Thursday 2nd January 1958

BBC Off The Record 7.30 - 8.05 pm

The King Brothers – Put A Light In The Window

The Chris Barber Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson

Dennis Lotis

Joyce Grenfel

Steve Martin

France Clery

John Cairney with Sammy San

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland (singer)

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Friday 3rd January 1958

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

Norrie Paramor (musical director)

BBC Late Date 10:45 - 11:00 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Diana Coupland (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

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

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

ATV Rosemary Clooney 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra


Saturday 4th January 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

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

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Ted Heath and His Music

Rosemary Squires

The Five Dallas Boys

The Worried Men

Johnny Worth

The Downbeaters

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Alma Cogan takes phone call from Frankie Vaughan who was in New York

BBC The World Our Stage 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Carole Carr

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Gracie Fields

ABC Top Numbers 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Cleo Laine

Group One

Colin Hicks and His Cabin Boys


Sunday 5th January 1958

ATV Mantovani and his new music 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.55 - 5.15 pm

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

The Alley Cats Skiffle Group

Joe Loss and His Orchestra

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

Hosted by Robert Morley (contracted for four weeks)

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

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 10.35 - 11.05 pm

Lita Roza

The Stargazers

Ronnie Harris

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Terry Dene

Marian Ryan


Monday 6th January 1958

BBC Ted Heath 7.30 - 7.50 pm

Ted Heath and His Music

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 6.46 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Gerry's Inn

The Polka Dots


Tuesday 7th January 1958

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 8th January 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

John Fraser

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Keeping In Step: Both Ends Of The Musical Scale 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Possibly filmed at Cy Laurie's Club in London

AR Palais Party 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Don Cameron


Thursday 9th January 1958

BBC Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Pauline Shepherd

Anne Shelton

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.45 - 10.46 pm

Diahann Carroll


Friday 10th January 1958

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

AR Modern Music 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

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

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

contents unknown


Saturday 11th January 1958

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

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB Viewing figures 1,122,000

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Rosemary Squires

The Tony Kinsey Quintet

The John Barry Seven

Marty Wilde & His Wildcats

Kerry Martin

BBC The Saturday Show: Billy Cotton 8.00 - 9.00 pm

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

Peter Sellers - Any Old Iron

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB Viewing figures 2,127,000

Joan Regan

Edmund Hockridge – I’ll Buy You A Star

The Dallas Boys – I Never Had the Blues

Dennis Lotis – Good Morning Life

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

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

Mahalia Jackson

ATV Val Parnell's Saturday Show 10.20 - 11.20 pm

content unknown

ABC The Great Motion Pictures of Our Time: Task Force 9.15 - 11.30 pm

with Julie London


Sunday 12th January 1958

ATV Mantovani and his new music 3.00 - 3.30 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.40 - 5.15 pm

Joe Loss

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 Robert Morley

Yana

David Whitfield

ABC Top Numbers 11:05 pm - 11.30 pm

NB The first show to be broadcast by ATV London. It moves to the slot perviously held by The Jack Jackson Show which now moves opposite The Six-Five Special in the schedules

Pearl Carr

Steve Martin

Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group

Petula Clark

Earle and Vaughan

Group One

Maureen Kershaw


Monday 13th January 1958

BBC Ted Heath 7.30 - 7.50 pm

Ted Heath and His Music

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Gerry's Inn 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Tanner Sisters

Scottish Songs 10.00 - 10.15 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 14th January 1958

NB TWW (Television Wales and West) begins broadcasting at 4.45 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

TWW The Stars Rise In The West 7.00 - 7.27 pm

content unknown

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

contents unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 15th January 1958

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

Perry Como

The Everly Brothers

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 16th January 1958

BBC Off The Record 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Don Fox

Tony Brent

Marion Ryan

The Southlanders

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band

Mantovani

The Beverley Sisters

Cynthia Lanagan

Sonny Stewart and his Skiffle Kings

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

AR The Jack Hylton Thursday Show: See You Soho

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

Chas McDevitt

Lorne Lesley – Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Friday 17th January 1958

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

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark (singer)

ATV Six Forty-Five Here’s Humph 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

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

content unknown

ITN News 6.30 - 6.45 pm

Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley movie premier in London

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra


Saturday 18th January 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB From the Plaza Ballroom, Tynemouth

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Cleo Laine

Carl Barriteau

The Barry Sisters

Marty Wilde

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Dill Jones Trio

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Gateway Jazz Band

Terry Harvey's Skiffle Group

BBC Frankie Vaughan 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Frankie Vaughan

George Formby

The King Brothers

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Alma Cogan

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Chris Barber Jazz Band

Ottilie Patterson

Ray Ellington

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Mario Lanza


Sunday 19th January 1958

ATV Mantovani and his new music 2.45 - 3.15 pm

David Hughes

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

Hosted by Robert Morley

Winifred Atwell

Harry Secombe

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

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Kaye Sisters

Terry Wayne

Robert Earl


Monday 20th January 1958

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 21st January 1958

BBC Robinson's Roundabout 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Lorie Mann

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 22nd January 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Terry Dene and The Deneagers

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

The Vagabonds

Roger Williams

Jimmy Dean

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.15 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.15 pm

Marian Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron


Thursday 23rd January 1958

BBC Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.05 pm

The Four Jacks

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio

Ronnie Mead (singer)

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.45 - 10.45 pm

The King Brothers

Tony Bennett (penciled in)


Friday 24th January 1958

BBC A Date With Anne Shelton 8.00 - 8.35 pm

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.45 pm

content unknown

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

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra


Saturday 25th January 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Marion Ryan

Jon Pertwee

The Stargazers

Marty Wilde

Kenny Baker & The Dozen

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Downbeaters

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Alma Cogan

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

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Don Fox

The Tony Kinsey Quintet

The Most Brothers

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

Steve Lawrence

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 10.00 - 11.10 pm

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

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

Rosemary Squires

Ronnie Carroll


Sunday 26th January 1958

ATV Liberace 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.40 - 5.55 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Robert Morley

Tony Bennett

ABC Top Numbers 10:50 - 11:30 pm

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Steve Martin

Sabrina (her temperament apparently caused problems off screen)

Shani Wallis

Michael Holliday

Group One

Maureen Kershaw – Love Me For Ever


Monday 27th January 1958

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 28th January 1958

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

Dennis Lotis

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Dany Raydel (singer from France)


Wednesday 29th January 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.35 - 8.05 pm

Perry Como

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 30th January 1958

BBC Off The Record 8.05 - 8.35 pm

Big Ben’s Banjo Band – Liechtensteiner Polka

Alma Cogan

Jim Dale

Ruby Murray

Bob Cort & His Skiffle Group

Friedel Hensch and the Cyprys

Gervasio Marcosignori

Margot Eskens (Eurovision insert from Hamburg)

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: Alfred Marks’ Time 9.45 - 10.46 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra


Friday 31st January 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

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

Humphrey Lyttelton

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Rosemary Clooney Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Bussy Greco

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra


Saturday 1st February 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

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

Lita Roza

The Mudlarks

Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band (Lyttelton had an argument backstage with producer / presenter Josephine Douglas)

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Bruce Turner Jump Band

Jim Dale (NB he was booked to appear every two weeks for at least six months)

Danny Purchase

The Beverley Sisters

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Anne Shelton

Tony Brent

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

David Whitfield

Joan Savage

The Southlanders

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Jazz Couriers (including Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes)

Jimmy Jacques

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

The ‘Champagne Shower’ revue, content unknown


Sunday 2nd February 1958

BBC Meeting Point 7.00 - 7.25 pm

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

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

content unknown

ATV Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Ronnie Hilton

Eve Boswell

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Jones Boys


Monday 3rd February 1958

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Featured records

Winifred Atwell – Raunchy

The Sprouts – Teen Billy Baby

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You

Big T Tyler – King Kong

Tony Osborne – Nights of Lisbon

Hal Marsh – One Dozen Roses

The Sharps – I’m Going To Lock My Heart

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Valerie Masters


Tuesday 4th February 1958

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10. pm

content unknown


Wednesday 5th February 1958

BBC Crackerjack

The Southlanders

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

BBC Merely Melville 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Mari Ade (Swedish pop singer)

Granada Liberace

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

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 6th February 1958

BBC Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.05 pm

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

Ulrick Neumann (guitarist from Denmark)

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.45 - 10.30 pm

Johnny Silver

Sheila Buxton

Tony Dalli

Victor Soverall (replacing Toni Dalli)


Friday 7th February 1958

BBC A Date with Anne Shelton 8.00 - 8.30 pm

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

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

content unknown

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

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Hi Los

Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra


Saturday 8th February 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Rosemary Squires

The Southlanders

Mick Mulligan & His Band with George Melly

Betty Smith Quintet

The City Ramblers

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jimmy Lloyd

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Michael Holliday

The Mudlarks

Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Peter Sellers Show 10.20 - 11.20 pm

Tony Dalli

ABC The Fabulous Steve Allen Show (USA show) 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Jerry Vale

ABC The Late Night Show 11.15 - 11.45 pm

The Mudlarks

Sheila Buxton

Patrick Feeney

Joyce Clark

Peter Reynolds


Sunday 9th February 1958

BBC Journey Into Melody 9.45 - 10.30 pm

Robert Farnon

Petula Clark

ATV Liberace 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.35 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.40 - 5.55 pm

Bert Weedon

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Joyce Blair

ABC Top Numbers 11.05 - 11.30 pm

Jill Day

The Tanner Sisters

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Steve Martin

Group One

Maureen Kershaw

Wee Willie Harris

Raymond Warwick

The Ross Taylor Dancers


Monday 10th February 1958

BBC Dancing Club 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Victor Sylvester Orchestra

ATV Lunch Box 12.45 - 1.30 pm

Eula Parker

AR Cool For Cats 6.45 - 7.00 pm

NB The last Monday show

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

contents unknown


Tuesday 11th February 1958

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 12th February 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

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

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Barbara Roscoe

Lou Preager Orchestra

Don Cameron


Thursday 13th February 1958

BBC Off The Record 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Eve Boswell (on film)

Terry Burton

Eddie Calvert

The Alan Clare Trio with Bob Burns

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

Les Hobeaux

Michael Holliday

ATV Rainbow Room 6:45 – 7:00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio

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

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas

Lorne Lesley

Tony Dalli


Friday 14th February 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical director)

Ray Martin

BBC Michael Holliday 10:45 - 11:00 pm

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Steve Race

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

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

AR Cool For Cats 11:30 pm - end

content unknown


Saturday 15th February 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB From The Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra

Ray Ellington Quartet with Val Masters

The Avon Cities Jazz Band

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys - If You Love Me Baby, Goodnight Irene

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jim Dale

Lorrae Desmond

Valerie Masters

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

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

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

David Whitfield

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Lonnie Donegan

Tony Brent

Terry Wayne

ABC Many Happy Returns 8.30 - 10.00 pm

Second anniversary show for ABC Television

Dennis Lotis

The Vernon’s Girls

Gwen Barl (American singer)

The Peter Knight Singers

The Geoff Love Orchestra


Sunday 16th February 1958

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters

ATV Top Tune Time 10:50 - 11:30 pm (used to be Top Numbers)

Ruby Murray

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Ronnie Hylton

The Jones Boys

The Stargazers


Monday 17th February 1958

BBC (Scotland) Dance Party (first edition)

Margaret Rose (singer)

The Jor Gordon Skiffle Group

Blue Star Dixielanders

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

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

Winifred Atwell

Ronnie Ronalde


Tuesday 18th February 1958

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The Tarriers


Wednesday 19th February 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Shani Wallis

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Perry Como

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

NB Now twice a week (Wednesday and Friday)

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron


Thursday 20th February 1958

BBC Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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

The Southlanders – Melody D’Amour

Tony Gibbons – The Story Of My Life

The Peter Crawford Trio

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Winifred Atwell

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


Friday 21st February 1958

BBC (Scotland) Dance Party

Dougie Lamont (sax player)

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Joyce Clark

AR Let’s Get Together: Top Spin 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Tom Glazer plays record requests

Granada Here's Humph 6.10 - 6.40 pm

NB From today the show is extended to thirty minutes each week

Humphrey Lyttelton

Lita Roza

AR Cool For Cats 11.15 pm - end

Jack Carroll - One Blade of Grass

Dorothy Squires


Saturday 22nd February 1958

BBC Six-Five Birthday Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB Co-host Josephine Douglas faints just before transmission, but recovers just in time. Marty Wilde appears on the show and The Jack Jackson Show the same evening. the BBC stated "It is true that we disapprove of doubling the two shows. We allowed it on this occasion but it will not be permitted in the future."

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Rosemary Squires

The Dallas Boys

Marty Wilde

Laurie London

The Mudlarks

Jackie Dennis

Kenny Baker & The Dozen

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Russell Quaye & The City Ramblers

Paul Anka phone call from the USA

Jim Dale called from Newcastle

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

Terry Dene

Terry Wayne

Carl Barriteau

BBC Variety Parade 8.00 - 8.45 pm

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

Ruby Murray

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Marty Wilde

Eddie Calvert

Paul Beattie

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 10.20 - 11.20 pm

Yana

ABC The Fabulous Steve Allen Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Steve Lawrence

ABC Late Night Show 11.15 - 11.45 pm

The Tanner Sisters


Sunday 23rd February 1958

ATV Liberace 2.45 - 3.15 pm

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

Bert Weedon (continues throughout most of the year)

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Betty Foe (singer)

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Frankie Vaughan - Music Maestro Please

Alma Cogan (possibly not on)

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters

The Clark Brothers

Johnny Dankworth and his orchestra with Cleo Laine

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Elizabeth Larner

Lita Roza

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Terry Dene

Group One

Maureen Kershaw


Monday 24th February 1958

BBC Date With Carole (noted in music press, but not in newspapers of the day)

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

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

contents unknown

ATV Gerry's Inn 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Margo Henderson


Tuesday 25th February 1958

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

content unknown

Granada At Your Request 6.40 - 7.00 pm

NB The show will now play twice a week for three weeks. Conway later told Record Mail that "In the first two weeks we received over four thousand requests for songs - and they are still coming in."

Russ Conway

Granada Cheslea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

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Wednesday 26th February 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

contents unknown

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

The Lou Preager Orchestra

Barbara Roscoe

Don Cameron


Thursday 27th February 1958

BBC Off The Record 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB The show is broadcast over the Eurovision link

Winifred Atwell

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

Petula Clark – Baby Lover

Frankie Vaughan (filmed clip)

Dorita y Pepe

Ted Heath and his Music

Rosemary Squires

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 6.10 - 6.30 pm

AR Alfred Marks’ Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

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


Friday 28th February 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

BBC The Little Beggars

Sandra Alfred (singer)

Granada Here's Humph 6.10 - 6.45 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

Maxine Daniels

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

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

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Saturday 1st March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Jimmy Young

Winifred Atwell

Laurie Gold & His Pieces Of Eight

The King Brothers

Jackie Dennis

The Cab Kaye Quintet

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Eden Street Skiffle Group

Jim Dale

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

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

The Kaye Sisters

Carl Barrieau

Leslie Jiver Hutchinson

Neville Taylor

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Michael Holliday – The Story of my Life

Lita Roza

Malcolm Vaughan

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Russ Hamilton

Mick Mulligan and his Band

The Four Jacks

Jimmy Young

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

The Confrey Phillips Trio

TWW St Martin's Lane movie with Larry Adler


Sunday 2nd March 1958

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and His Orchestra

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

NB the 100th show

Hosted by Robert Morley (also seen as Dickie Valentine)

Buddy Holly and the Crickets - That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy

ABC Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Pip Hinton

Dennis Lotis

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Jones Boys

Alma Cogan

Jill Day


Monday 3rd March 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Michael Holliday

BBC Come Dancing 10.15 - 10.40 pm

Midands contest

Bob Miller

Gene Mayo

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

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Granada Melody Ranch 10:15 - 10:46 pm

Canadian style Ranch house sing-song show

Jackie Lee


Tuesday 4th March 1958

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Chris Barber Jazz Band

Larry Adler

The cast of The Bells Are Ringing

Granada At Your Request 6.40 - 7.00 pm

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Wednesday 5th March 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Michael Holliday

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

Julius La Rosa

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

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Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Michael Holliday

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 6th March 1958

BBC Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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

Little Johnny and His Teenagers

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

The Polka Dots

Cyril Stapleton

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

AR This Week 8.30 - 9.00 pm

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

Humphrey Lyttelton, Rosemary Squires, Colin Hicks

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 -10.30 pm

Jackie Dennis

TWW New Airs And Graces 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Gerry Grant (who recorded for Embassy Records)


Friday 7th March 1958

BBC Sing For Your Supper 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Litz Roza - All The Way

Laurie London

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Terry Burton

Granada Here's Humph 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Granada At Your Request 6.40 - 7.10 pm

content unknown

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

Petula Clark


Saturday 8th March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

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

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Ted Heath & His Music

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

Lita Roza

The Five Dallas Boys

The Terry Lightfoot Jazzmen

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

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The Peter Crawford Trio

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Dorothy Squires – A Secret That’s Never Been Told

Ronnie Hilton

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Kaye Sisters

The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

Johnny Luck

Marion Ryan

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Show: The Dickie Valentine Show 10.20 - 11.20 pm

Dickie Valentine

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr

Stan Stennett & Dickie Valentine – Puttin’ On The Style

ABC The Late Show 11.30 - 11.45 pm

The Terry Sisters

Tony Brent

Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson


Sunday 9th March 1958

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

Hosted by Robert Morley

Eve Boswell - Always

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Dennis Ringrowe and his Orchestra

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Rosemary Squires

The Southlanders

Pip Hinton (resident singer)

Group One

Maureen Kershaw (resident singer missed show due to illness)

Lisa Noble

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and His Orchestra

Melodie Lane


Monday 10th March 1958

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

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Tuesday 11th March 1958

BBC Shirley Abicair 10.45 - 11.00 pm

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

Granada At Your Request 6.40 - 7.00 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show: The Big Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm (repeat ATV London 8th March 1958)

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Les Bingsters (French singing group)


Wednesday 12th March 1958

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

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Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Laurie London (record of the week)

Phil Tate

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Gina Vaughan


Thursday 13th March 1958

BBC Off The Record 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Max Bygraves – You Need Hands

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

Margot Eskens

Jack Warner

Tommy Reilly

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 6.10 - 6.40 pm

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

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

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

Jeremy Lubbock

Granada At Your Request

content unknown


Friday 14th March 1958

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

Granada Here's Humph 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

Cleo Laine

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

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Saturday 15th March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

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

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Stephane Grappelli

The Blue Stars

Art Summers

Marie Velesco

Maxim Saury

Mac'ac

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

John Cairney & Sammy San (singers)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

The Imps (skiffle group consisting of 12 year olds)

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

Eve Boswell

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Jackie Dennis

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Ray Bolger Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Jill Day

ATV The Killing Stones 8.00 - 8.30 pm

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


Sunday 16th March 1958

BBC Grand Prix of the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest 3.15 - 4.15 pm (edited highlights)

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ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ATV About Religion 7.00 - 7.25 pm

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

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

The Beverley Sisters

Edmund Hockridge

ABC Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Michael Holliday

Edna Savage

Tony Brent

The Four Jones Boys

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and His Orchestra

ABC Sunday Break 6.16 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band


Monday 17th March 1958

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Eric Delaney and his Band


Tuesday 18th March 1958

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

Russ Conway

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Sonny Binick

Sally Brock

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Nancy Whiskey (record of the week guest star)


Wednesday 19th March 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Winifred Atwell

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Eddie Fisher

Pearl Bailey

Kay Starr

ATV Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Eric Delaney and his Band

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

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

Marion Ryan

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR The Patti Page Show 11.45 pm - end


Thursday 20th March 1958

BBC Cyril Stapleton Presents Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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

Eve Boswell

The Mudlarks

Jackie Lee

Jeremy Lubbock

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 6.10 - 6.40 pm

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30- 10.30 pm

content unknown


Friday 21st March 1958

BBC Winifred Atwell 8.00 - 8.20 pm

BBC Shirley Abicair 10.45 - 11.00 pm

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Steve Race

Granada Here's Humph 6.10 - 6.40 pm

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

Humphrey Lyttelton

Dave Brubeck - filmed interview

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.25 pm

Beatrice Reading - interview (NB appeared against the wishes of her doctor)


Saturday 22nd March 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

NB Broadcast from the Memorial Hall, Barry, Glamorgan

Lonnie Donegan (also involved in comedy routines and interviews)

Ronnie Carroll

Russ Conway

Eric Delaney and his Band

The Dill Jones Trio

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jill Day

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Marion Ryan

Dennis Lotis

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

The Johnson Brothers

Al Saxon

Edna Savage

Ken Mackintosh

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Arthur Haynes Show 10.20 - 11.20 pm

The Confrey Phillips Trio

The Kaye Sisters

Shirley Eaton – Civilisation, Love Is

ABC Bid For Fame 8.15 - 8.45 pm

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

Brian Budge (singer)

Joe Loss & His Orchestra


Sunday 23rd March 1958

ATV Liberace 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh

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

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

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Beatice Reading

Malcolm Vaughan

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Pip Hinton (resident singer)

Group One

Maureen Kershaw (resident singer)

Wee Willie Harris

Valerie Kleiner – Oh I’m Falling In Love Again


Monday 24th March 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison (also seen as Maxine Daniels)

AR Jack Hylton Monday Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 25th March 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Noel Harrison

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

content unknown

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

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10. 00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 26th March 1958

BBC Mainly For Women 2.30 - 2.55 pm

Jeremy Lubbock

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

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

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

Frank Sinatra

BBC Sammy 8:50 - 9:30 pm

Play, with Anthony Newley

Newley plays the only character, having to find £200 by any means

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

Paul Anka

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10- 6.40 pm

Sonia Rees

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Glen Mason (record of the week)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Bob Burgess

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR The Patti Page Show 11.45 pm - end


Thursday 27th March 1958

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

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Off The Record 7.30 - 8.00 pm

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

Spike Milligan – Wish I Knew

Ronnie Hilton

The Mudlarks

Brendan O'Dowda

Diane Todd

George Melly with Mick Mulligan's Band

ATV Rainbow Room 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio

Sheila Buxton

AR Jack Hylton Thursday Show: Alfred Marks’ Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra


Friday 28th March 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Still Contrary 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Norrie Paramor (musical Director)

BBC Shirley Abicair 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Granada Here's Humph 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 29th March 1958

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

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

Hosted by Pete Murray and Josephine Douglas

Cleo Laine

Tony Brent

The Kaye Sisters

The Polka Dots

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Jim Dale

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

BBC The Benny Hill Show

Edna Savage

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Petula Clark

Gary Miller

Chris Barber's Jazz Band

The Mudlarks

Larry Page – Under Control

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Terry-Thomas Show 10.30 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Sunday 30th March 1958

ATV The Rosemary Clooney Show 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh

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

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

content unknown

ATV Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Fraser Hayes Four


Monday 31st March 1958

Granada Just For Fun 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Group One

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

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

Valerie Masters


Tuesday 1st April 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

NB songs from Simply Heavenly a new musical

Leslie “Jiver” Hutchinson and his Band

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


Wednesday 2nd April 1958

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

Teresa Brewer

Kay Thompson

The Four Lads

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

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

Adam Faith

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Colin Hicks (record of the week)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Stan Dudley

Christine Norton

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 3rd April 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Cleo Laine


Friday 4th April 1958 Good Friday

BBC The Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB This fortnightly show now becomes weekly

Cyril Stapleton introduces

Elisabeth Larner

Malcolm Vaughan

Janie Marden

Granada Here's Humph 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

An Easter special in which Kent Walton doesn't introduce the show as per usual, but tells a story throughout the show. The show would play less uptempo songs.

The show begins and ends with Pat Boone's April Love which was the theme of the show.

Cleo Laine - The Lady Sings The Blues

plays Dickie Valentine Love Me Again

The Beverley Sisters - Always And Forever

Tony Osborne - Dancing In The Dark

ITN News 5.55 - 6.10 pm

Pat Boone interview


Saturday 5th April 1958

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

NB Broadcast from the Warren's Albert Ballroom, Glasgow

Hosted by Max Bygraves, possibly with Josephine Douglas

Marion Ryan

The Four Buddies

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

The John Barry Seven

Harry Gold & His New Beat Band

Rikki Barnes and His All-Stars

BBC The World Our Stage: Hit The Headlines 8.00 - 9.40 pm

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

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

Jill Day (plays a singing star)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

The Beverley Sisters

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Jimmy Young

Group One

The Saints Jazz Band

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Des O’Connor Show 10.20 - 11.20 pm

Des O’Connor

Charlie Gracie

June Christy

Doreen Stephens

The Hilltoppers

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

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 6th April 1958 Easter Sunday

BBC All Your Own 5.30 - 6.05 pm

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

ATV Liberace 2.45 - 3.15 pm

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

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Pat Boone

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

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Lita Roza

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Ronnie Carroll

Tony Brent

Pip Hinton

Group One


Monday 7th April 1958 Bank Holiday

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 8th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Jean Sablon 8.00 - 8.30 pm

A French singing star

ATV The Big Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 9th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

Kate Smith

BBC Variety Club Of Great Britain Awards For 1957 10.45 - 11.15 pm

Personality of the Year awarded to Frankie Vaughan

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Featured discs included

Tommy Steele – Princess, Happy Guitar

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Robin Gray (guest star record of the week)


Thursday 10th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.50 - 8.30 pm

NB The series alternates with Vera Lynn's Show

Alan Breeze

Kathie Kay

The High Lights

ATV Rainbow Room

Sheila Buxton becomes resident singer

AR Jack Hylton Thursday Show: The Lady Ratlings On Parade 8.30 - 9.30 pm

content unknown


Friday 11th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Lita Roza – You’re the Greatest

Cyril Stapleton – Teenager Lullaby

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

The Stargazers

Nancy Whiskey - Johnny Oh

Russ Conway

The Terry Sisters

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

Ray Ellington & His Quartet

Max Geldray

Valerie Masters

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Featured discs included

Paul Anka - Crazy Love


Saturday 12th April 1958

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

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

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

Valerie Masters

Beatice Reading

Gary Miller

The Dene Boys

Ray Ellington Quartet with Val Masters

Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson & His Band

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Robin Gray

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

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Humphrey Lyttelton

The Crescents

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Malcolm Vaughan - To Be Loved

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dave King Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Dave King


Sunday 13th April 1958

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

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

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

Edmund Hockridge

The Beverley Sisters

ABC Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Kaye Sisters

Gary Miller

Jackie Dennis

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Victor Soverall


Monday 14th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

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

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 15th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

contents unknown


Wednesday 16th April 1958

BBC Lenny The Lion

Morton Frazer's Harmonica Gang

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.15 - 8.20 pm

Frankie Avalon

Jimmy Dean

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

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

Featured discs included

Paul Anka - Let The Bells Keep Ringing

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV Carroll Levis Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

The Claude White Jazzband

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The new ‘Find The Singer’ contest starts tonight

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

Laurie London (guest star record of the week)


Thursday 17th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

BBC Vera Lynn 8.00 - 8.30 pm

NB The series alternates with Billy Cotton's show

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

The Keytones – Scratch My Back

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Anne Shelton – The Girl He Left Behind


Friday 18th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.25 pm

Noel Harrison

Nancy Whisky

BBC Cyril Stapleton Presents Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Mike Desmond

Jill Day

The Jones Boys

Barbara Hylton

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Kenny Baker

Valerie Masters

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

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Saturday 19th April 1958

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

Hosted by Josephine Douglas, Jim Dale

Eve Boswell

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

Jackie Dennis

Don Rennie

The Mudlarks

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Ted Heath and his Music

Phil Fernando (guitarist)

(possibly) Mitzi Gaynor

BBC Saturday Comedy Hour: Saturday Magic (David Nixon) 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Ruby Murray

The Dallas Boys

The Confrey Phillips Trio

Terry Wayne – Oh Lonesome Me

Glen Mason

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

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ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Arthur Haynes Show 10.30 - 11.20 pm

Marvin Rainwater

Chris Barber and Ottilie Patterson

Bobby Short

ABC Before Midnight 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 20th April 1958

ATV Mantovani and his music 2.45 - 3.15 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Liberace

Sid Millward and the Nitwits

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.30 pm

The George Mitchell Singers

Fredye Marshall

Lisa Noble

Valerie Kleiner - To Be Loved

Matt Monro


Monday 21st April 1958

BBC Children's Television Presents Studio E

The Joe Gordon Skifflers

BBC News 6.00 - 6.20 pm

Petula Clark

BBC This Is Your Life: Humphrey Lyttelton

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

No musical guests of interest


Tuesday 22nd April 1958

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Ferante and Teicher

ATV Val Parnel Spectacular: The Big Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Marvin Rainwater

Chris Barber & Ottilie Patterson

Janie Marden

TWW Meet Steve Arlen and Sam Fonteyn (possibly Make A Date 10.00 - 10.15 pm)


Wednesday 23rd April 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marian Ryan

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Glenda Collins

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Peter Mills (record of the week guest star)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Henry Kingston

Joy Tolhurst

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 24th April 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.50 - 8.30 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

BBC Jazz Session 10:45 - 11:00 pm

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

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: Alfred Mark’s Time 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Steve Race and his Orchestra

Ray Ellington Quartet


Friday 25th April 1958

BBC The Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Cyril Stapleton and his orchestra

Terry Dene

Bobby Short

The King Brothers

Barara Lyon

Eddie Calvert

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

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

AR Ray Ellington & His Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Ray Ellington & His Quartet

Valerie Masters

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

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 26th April 1958

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

Hosted by Josephine Douglas and Jim Dale

The Lana Sisters - Cry Cry Baby

Group One

David Hughes

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Mick Milligan & His Band with George Melly

Ronnie Aldrich & The Squadronaires

Jeremy Lubbock

The Stanley Dale National Skiffle Contest - round six

The Summa Gill Flute and Whistle Five (Kwela band from South Africa)

BBC The Benny Hill Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Alma Cogan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Marty Wilde

Eddie Calvert

Anne Shelton

Joan Savage

The Southlanders

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Jackie Dennis

Betty Smith

ATV Val Parnells’ Saturday Spectacular: The Dick Shawn Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

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

Bobby Short


Sunday 27th April 1958

ATV Mantovani and his music 2.45 - 3.15 pm

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Howard Keel

Yana - I Need You

ABC Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Dickie Valentine

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Charlie Gracie

The Fraser Hayes Four

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries (shown on Scottish 4.40 - 5.10 pm)

The Viscounts


Monday 28th April 1958

BBC Panorama 9:15 – 10:00 pm

Report on rock n roll via correspondence course with Lonnie Donegan

BBC Mario Lanza 10:30 – 11:00 pm

NB cancelled due to illness

BBC In Town Tonight

Laurie London

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Pat Dahl


Tuesday 29th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea At Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Lonnie Donnegan

Ferrante and Teicher


Wednesday 30th April 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The McGuire Sisters

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Featured discs included a version of the song Kewpie Doll

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

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Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

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AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Terry Dene (record of the week guest star)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Harry Smith-Hampshire

Doreen Casey

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Midnight Matinee 12.01 - 12.30 am

Introduced by Dirk Bogarde

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


Thursday 1st May 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn 7.50 - 8.30 pm

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

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.30 pm

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Friday 2nd May 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Show Band Parade 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Hosted by Cyril Stapleton

Confrey Phillips Trio

Diane Todd

Ronnie Hilton

Gary Miller

Marion Ryan

BBC Donald Peers 10.15 - 10.30 pm

ATV Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Ray Ellington 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

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

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

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

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


Saturday 3rd May 1958

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

Hosted by Josephine Douglas

Dennis Lotis

Kenny Baker & The Dozen

Johnnie Gray & His Band

The Les Collins Quartet

Don Lang & His Frantic Five

Don Rennie

Joan Small

The Four Gibson Girls

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Marion Ryan

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Lorrae Desmond

Glen Mason

Terry Dene

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

The Mudlarks

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Valentine Show 10.20 - 11.20 pm

Dickie Valentine

Ronnie Hilton

ABC Before Midnight 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

The Reg Owen Septet


Sunday 4th May 1958

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

Robert Farnon leads his orchestra through several songs

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Ella Fitzgerald (accompanied by Lou Levy on piano)

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

Rosemary Squires

Geoff Love and his Orchestra

The Polka Dots

Jimmy Lloyd


Monday 5th May 1958

BBC The Phil Silvers Show 8.20 - 8.45 pm

Bing Crosby

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

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Tuesday 6th May 1958

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

Jean Sablon and Petula Clark

AR Lucky Dip (first edition) 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon's Guitar Corner

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Ted Heath and his band- Swinging Shepherd Blues, Tequila

ATV The Big Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Hilda Baker Show (not listed in newspapers)

content unknown


Wednesday 7th May 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

NB Hosted by Ray Bolger as Como was on holiday

Connie Francis

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Laurie London - presented with a gold disc for a million sales in the USA of He's Got The Whole World In His Hands by Charles Thomas, managing director of EMI Records who told London "Congratulations, and don't be late for school tomorrow."

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Alma Cogan (record of the week guest star)

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron


Thursday 8th May 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 9.15 - 10.00 pm

Jill Day

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: The Robert Dhery Show (French comedian) 9.45 - 10.30 pm

content unknown


Friday 9th May 1958

BBC The Show Band Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Introduced by Cyril Stapleton

Russ Hamilton

The Four Ramblers

The Beverley Sisters

AR Ray Ellington’s Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Marion Ryan

Valerie Masters

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 10th May 1958

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

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

Ted Heath & His Music

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

The Confrey Phillips Trio

Terry Burton

Don Fox - Wash Away My Sins

Betty Joyce

Ray Burns

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

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

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Chas McDevitt Group with Shirley Douglas

BBC Donald Peers 10.25 - 10.45 pm

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Ronnie Hilton

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Lonnie Donegan

Marty Wilde

Dave King

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

Dickie Valentine

Yana


Sunday 11th May 1958

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

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

Ronnie Carroll - Easter Bonnet, Stage Door Canteen

Marion Keene

David Hughes

The Kaye Sisters

Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang

The Vernons Girls

ATV Mantovani and his new music 2.45 - 3.15 pm

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Alex Welsh & His Band

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Johnnie Ray

Mindy Carson

ABC Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Anne Shelton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Four Jones Boys

Tony Brent


Monday 12th May 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Trouble For Two 7.50 - 8.20 pm (first in series)

Lorrae Desmond

BBC The Henry Hall Show 8.45 - 9.15 pm

NB Produced by Ned Sherrin

Laurie London

AR Jack Hyton’s Monday Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

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


Tuesday 13th May 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Guitar Corner: Bert Weedon

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 14th May 1958

BBC Mainly For Women: Twice Twenty 2.45 - 3.30 pm

Dion O'Brien (aka Tom Springfield)

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Teresa Brewer

Frankie Laine

Count Basie and his orchestra

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.25 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Ronnie Carroll (guest artist record of the week)

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 15th May 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn and others 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Vera Lynn

(possibly) Rosemary Squires with the Donald Purchese Quintet

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Dennis Lotis


Friday 16th May 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Show Band Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Fredye Marshall

Terry Sisters

Headley Ward Trio

Nancy Whiskey

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Steve Race

AR Ray Ellington & His Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Valerie Masters

The Mudlarks

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 17th May 1958

BBC Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Timmie Rogers & His 'Tipple Rock'

Lorrae Desmomnd

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

The Hi-Spots

Alex Welsh & His Band with Beryl Bryden

Ronnie Scott & Tubby Hayes with The Jazz Couriers

The Bob Miller Music

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

BBC Record Roundabout 8:00 - 9:00 pm

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

Hosted by Pete Murray, Sam Costa, Wilfred Thomas

Michael Holliday

Alma Cogan

Kenny Baker

The Stargazers - It's The Milkman

Johnny Dankworth

Marion Ryan

Perry Como (film clip)

Kathy Kay

Guest DJ - Jean Metcalfe (radio personality)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

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

Mick Mulligan and his Band

Laurie London

Petula Clark

Don Lang

The Most Brothers (Mickie Most)

Barry Barnett

ABC The Saturday Show 8.30 - 8.55 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular Show 10.20 - 11.20 pm

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

The Hedley Ward Trio - Who's Up There


Sunday 18th May 1958

ATV Slater's Bazaar 5.40 - 5.55 pm

Bert Weedon

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

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

Hosted by Tommy Trinder

Guy Mitchell

The Treniers

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.30 pm

Ronnie Hilton (possibly)

Dennis Lotis

Rosemary Squires

Jackie Lee

Des O'Connor

The Polka Dots

Jimmy Lloyd


Monday 19th May 1958

BBC Trouble For Two 7.50 - 8.20 pm

Lorrae Desmond

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

content unknown

Granada Monday Show: The Robert Dherry Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 20th May 1958

BBC Life Is A Song 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Lys Assia (singer)

Granada Chelsea At Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Johnny Dankworth – Take The A Train

ATV The Big Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Mindy Carson Show (repeat ATV London 17th May 1958)

content unknown


Wednesday 21st May 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Tony Martin

Betty Hutton

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

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11.15 pm - end

Gary Miller (record of the week guest artist)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra

AR Carroll Levis Discoveries 10.15 - 10.45 pm

The Kestrals (vocal group with Roger Greenaway and Tony Burrows?)


Thursday 22nd May 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

BBC Larry Adler 9.45 - 10.00 pm

AR Jack Hylton’s Thursday Show: Alfred Marks’ Time 8.30 - 9.30 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Steve Race and his Orchestra

Anne Shelton in acting role


Friday 23rd May 1958

BBC Whitsun Parade 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB Broadcast from Spa Theatre, Scarborough

Alma Cogan

AR Ray Ellington & His Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Nat Gonella

Valerie Masters

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

content unknown


Saturday 24th May 1958

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

Hosted by Jim Dale

Michael Holliday

Rosemary Squires

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

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

Frantic Five

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

BBC The Jimmy Logan Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Petula Clark

Eddie Calvert

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Dickie Valentine

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Marvin Rainwater

The Mudlarks

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Barbara Lyon

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

David Whitfield


Sunday 25th May 1958

BBC Children's Television

Diane Todd (singer)

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm (also seen as Sunday Night at the Prince of Wales)

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

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

Joan Regan

ABC Top Tune Time 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Michael Holliday

Dickie Valentine

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Fraser Hayes Four


Monday 26th May 1958 Bank Holiday

BBC Trouble For Two 7.50 - 8.20 pm

Lorrae Desmond

AR The Jack Hylton Monday Show 10.15 - 10.46 pm

content unknown

Scottish Dance Party 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Don Rennie


Tuesday 27th May 1958

BBC Benny Goodman 10.00 - 10.30 pm

NB via the Eurovision link from Brussels

ITN News 10.46 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis interviewed

Scottish The One O'Clock Show 1.00 - 1.40 pm

Don Rennie


Wednesday 28th May 1958

BBC Mainly For Women: Twice Twenty 2.45 - 3.30 pm

Donald Peers

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.45 - 8.35 pm

Perry Como

Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Wee Willie Harris (record of the week guest week)

Phil Tate

Tina Vaughan

The Sunnysiders

Peter Millen

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Thursday 29th May 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: The Tony Bennett Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Tony Bennett (pre-recorded appearance)

Sam Costa


Friday 30th May 1958

BBC Ticket For Friday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The summer review Let's Have Fun From the Central Pier, Blackpool

Don Lang

Josef Locke

AR Ray Ellington’s Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Valerie Masters

Jackie Dennis

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

possibly Marion Ryan (NB Ryan had a sequined gown at the cost of 175 guineas ready for the show only to be told to wear a summer frock to match the set design)


Saturday 31st May 1958

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

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Marion Ryan

The Dallas Boys

The Mudlarks

The Cockatoos

Eric Delaney & His Band

The John Barry Seven

The Frantic Five

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

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

Kenny Baker

Valerie Masters

Barry Barnett

The Kaye Sisters

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

ABC Saturday Show: The Max Bygraves Show 8.30 - 8.55 pm

Larry Adler

Eula Peters

The Rockets

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Starlight Dance, Harringay Arena 10.45 - 11.30 pm

A charity fundraiser for Stars Organisation for Spastics

Hosted by Vera Lynn

Marion Ryan

The Stargazers

Johnny Dankworth

Dennis Lotis

Ronnie Carroll

Lorrae Desmond

Glen Mason

Lonnie Donegan

Petula Clark

Gary Miller

Earle and Vaughan

Jackie Dennis

Eric Delaney

Laurie London

The Mudlarks

Cyril Stapleton

Michael Desmond

Matt Monro

Al Fairweather

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

James Kennedy - excerpt from Expresso Bongo


Sunday 1st June 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.00 - 9.00 pm (also seen as Sunday Night at the Prince of Wales)

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Bob Crosby

Alma Cogan

ABC Top Numbers 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Rosemary Squires

Des O'Connor

The Polka Dots

Jimmy Lloyd

Denis Lotis


Monday 2nd June 1958

BBC Trouble For Two 7.50 - 8.20 pm

Lorrae Desmond

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 9.30 - 10.30 pm

content unknown

ITN News 10.46 - 11.00 pm

Frank Sinatra arrives in London


Tuesday 3rd June 1958

BBC Georges Guetary and others 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Georges Guetary

Dianne Todd

AR Late London 11.00 pm - end (first in series)

Maxine Daniels

Kirk Graham


Wednesday 4th June 1958

BBC Schools: Stories From World History

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

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Tony Brent

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Danny Purches (in the Record of the Week spot)


Thursday 5th June 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Alma Cogan

AR Jack Hylton On With The Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 6th June 1958

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Valerie Masters

Carl Barriteau

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

content unknown


Saturday 7th June 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special: Extra Special 6.35 - 6.50 pm

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

Matt Monro

Larry Page

The Frantic Five

Maurice Allen (the singer with the glass piano)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 6.00 - 6.30 pm

The Beverley Sisters

Dickie Valentine

Joan Savage

Paddie O'Neil

Glen Mason

Michael Holliday

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

David Whitfield

Aileen Cochrane

ABC Before Midnight 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 8th June 1958

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Vic Damone - On The Street Where You Live

Juanita Hall

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

Anne Shelton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

Gary Miller


Monday 9th June 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Henry Hall Show 8.45 - 9.15 pm

Elisabeth Welch

AR Jack Hylton’s Monday Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 10th June 1958

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Free And Easy 10:15 - 10:46 pm (also seen as Dickie Valentine Show)

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

Dickie Valentine

Anne Shelton

Steve Race and his Orchestra

Jean Bayless

AR Late London 11.00 pm - end

content unknown


Wednesday 11th June 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 8.50 - 9.30 pm

Perry Como

Pearl Bailey

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

NB This might have been broadcast from the Women's Royal Army camp at Richmond, Surrey

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11:00 - 11:30 pm

The Mudlarks – The Book of Love


Thursday 12th June 1958

BBC unknown show

Bob Crosby - interviewed by Dill Jones

The Ronnie Aldrich Band

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 8.50 - 9.30 pm

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

Edmund Hockridge

The King Brothers

Sarah Vaughan (pre-recorded)

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


Friday 13th June 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Valerie Masters

Tommy Whittle

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 14th June 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.40 pm

NB 'Debs' with their escorts were invited into the audience, also finalists of the Safety Sue beauty contest were seen

Hosted by Jim Dale

Dinah Lee and her all girl orchestra

Laurie London

Marion Keene

Steve Arlen

Robert Earl

Phil Fernando

The Mudlarks

The Johnny Leniz Group

Harry Walton & His Dixieland Jazzmen

The Frantic Five

The Johnny Deniz Group

Frank Cooke

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Don Arden

Dennis Lotis

Jackie Lee

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Vic Damone Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Vic Damone

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB Broadcast from Morecambe

The Joe Loss Orchestra

ABC Before Midnight 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Rosemary Squires


Sunday 15th June 1958

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

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Guy Mitchell – Home On The Range

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

NB Broadcast from the ATV Theatre, Wood Green. Jack Good in his weekly Disc column said that the show would have seventeen songs. A slow song was chosen as the Record of the Week.

The Dallas Boys

The John Barry Seven

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Ronnie Carroll - Are You Sincere

Beatrice Reading

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Dudley Heslop

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

The Vernons Girls

Don Wedge


Monday 16th June 1958

AR Jack Hylton's Monday Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Tony Dalli


Tuesday 17th June 1958

BBC Georges Guetary 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Georges Guetary

Dianne Todd

Granada Chelsea at Eight 9.15 - 10.15 pm (although shown at 8.00 - 9.00 pm in TWW area)

content unknown

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

content unknown

Granada At Your Request 10.15 - 10.30 pm

Russ Conway

AR Free And Easy 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Dickie Valentine, Petula Clark


Wednesday 18th June 1958

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

Petula Clark & Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

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

AR Cool For Cats 6.10 - 6.40 pm

visits the Women's Royal Army Corps

content unknown

Granada Melody Ranch 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan asks the questions while Alfred Marks is on holiday

AR Palais Party 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lita Roza (record of the week)

AR  Music In The Making

Ginger Johnson

Laurie Morgan


Thursday 19th June 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 8.50 - 9.30 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Jack Hylton On With The Show 8.45 - 9.30 pm

content unknown

Granada The Late Show Presents The Songs of Paris 10.30 - 10.40 pm

content unknown


Friday 20th June 1958

BBC I Know What I Like 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Eddie Calvert

AR The Ray Ellington Quartet 6.10 - 6.40 pm

The Ray Ellington Quartet

Valerie Masters

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 21st June 1958

no The Six-Five Special

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

Johnnie Ray

The Treniers

Anne Shelton

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB Broadcast from Southport

Group One


Sunday 22nd June 1958

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

From the Prince of Wales theatre, London

Frankie Vaughan

The King Brothers

The Kaye Sisters

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

Alma Cogan

Ronnie Hilton

Ken Morris

Joan Savage

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Monday 23rd June 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Henry Hall Show 8.45 - 9.15 pm

Winifred Atwell

ATV Tell The Truth 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Alma Cogan


Tuesday 24th June 1958

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Lonnie Donegan

AR Free And Easy 10.15 - 10.46 pm

Dickie Valentine

AR Late London 11.00 pm - end

content unknown


Wednesday 25th June 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perrry Como

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Rosemary June

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan asks the questions while Alfred Marks is on holiday

AR Palais Party 11:00 - 11:30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 26th June 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Vera Lynn

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

ATV Rainbow Room

Johnny Ryan


Friday 27th June 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Featured discs

Winifred Atwell – Lazy Train

Edie Gorme – You Need Hands

Johnnie Ray – Endlessly

Eddie Fisher – I Don’t Hurt Anymore

Perry Como – I May Never Pass This Way Again

The Ganim Asia Minors – Daddy Lollo

Audrey Jeans – Send A Letter To Jeannette

Miyoshi Umeri – Sayonara

Eddie Silver – Seven Steps To Love

The Dole Dickens Band - Piakukaungcung


Saturday 28th June 1958

no Six-Five Special due to World Cup football

BBC The World's Our Stage

Billie Anthony

BBC A Galaxy of Stars Burst Into Song 7.30 - 8.30 pm

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

Introduced by David Jacobs

Alma Cogan

Carole Carr (replacing Anne Shelton)

Larry Adler

Shirley Eaton

Tony Brent

Max Jaffa's Trio

Patricia Bredin

Eric Robinson and his orchestra

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.50 - 7.30 pm

NB The Palace Ballroom, Douglas, The Isle of Man

content unknown

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

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

The Keytones

Yana

The Polka Dots

Malcolm Vaughan and Kenneth Earle

ABC Saturday Show

Jimmy Wheeler

The Three Galanes (Cuban bongo group)


Sunday 29th June 1958

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

The Dallas Boys

The John Barry Seven

Jackie Dennis

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Beatrice Reading

Marty Wilde

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

The Vernons Girls


Monday 30th June 1958

BBC Tonight

Rosemary Squires

Article by Alan Whicker on musicians' street Archer Street in London's West End

BBC The World Our Stage 8.45 - 9.15 pm

Alma Cogan

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Tuesday 1st July 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Rosemary Squires

BBC Wish You Were Here 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB A summer revue broadcast from The Lido, Margate

Joyce Shock (singer and sister-in-law of Frankie Vaughan)

BBC Georges Guetary 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Georges Guetary

Dianne Todd

Granada Chelsea Summertime 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Maureen Cannon

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

content unknown


Wednesday 2nd July 1958

BBC Tonight

Rosemary Squires

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

Perry Como

Johnny Mathis

ATV Melody Ranch 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

AR Free And Easy 10.45 - 11.30 pm

Dickie Valentine


Thursday 3rd July 1958

BBC Tonight

Rosemary Squires

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.50 - 8.30 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Cool For Cats 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton On With The Show 9.00 - 9.30 pm

content unknown

AR Palais Party 11.00 pm - end

The Sunnysiders

Don Cameron

Lou Preager Orchestra


Friday 4th July 1958

BBC Tonight

Rosemary Squires

BBC Ticket For Friday 7.30 - 8.00 pm (also seen as "Stars At Blackpool")

Eve Boswell

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 pm - end

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Saturday 5th July 1958

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

Hosted by Jim Dale

Al Saxon

Tony Osbourne & His Band

Don Rennie

Barbara Lyon

Susan Denny (singer and wife of the producer Russell Turner)

BBC Television Music Hall 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Eddie Calvert

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB Broadcast from New Brighton

Dennis Lotis

ABC Can Do 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Lonnie Donegan shoots a .22 rifle in a Glasgow pin-table saloon

Jill Day

Dennis Lotis

David Whitfield

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

Gisella Griffel

Glen Mason


Sunday 6th July 1958

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

Rosemary Squires

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents from the Prince Of Wales Theatre 8.30 - 9.30 pm

The Mudlarks

Doretta Morrow

ABC The Honeymooners 7.30 - 8.00 pm (first episode shown in the UK)

Jackie Gleason (actor and bandleader)

ABC Entertainment Quiz (first in series) (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

Hosted by Bill Owen

Marion Keene

Teddy Johnson


Monday 7th July 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Michael Holliday 10:15 - 10:30 pm

NB A series of pre-recorded shows as Holliday was appearing nightly in 'Light Up The Town' at Blackpool

AR Free And Easy 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Dickie Valentine, Lita Roza

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Tuesday 8th July 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea Summertime 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Maureen Cannon

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

content unknown


Wednesday 9th July 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

The Mills Brothers

BBC The Henry Hall Show

Bertice Reading

Granada Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Libby Morris

Susan Denny

Ken Steele

The Hi Spots


Thursday 10th July 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Vera Lynn

AR Cool For Cats 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Dream Girl '58 11.00 pm - end (first in series)

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

Lou Preager


Friday 11th July 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Ticket For Friday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB Excerpt of Light Up The Town at the Hippodrome, Blackpool

Winifred Atwell

Michael Holliday

The Kaye Sisters

AR The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Ilene Day - Sometimes I'm Happy, Worryation

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 pm - end

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

Bert Weedon


Saturday 12th July 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Marion Ryan

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Danny Purches

The Bel-Airs

The Reg Owen Band

The Wilt Todd Trio

The Frantic Seven

Steve Martin

Audrey Jeans

Kirk Graham

possibly Billy Reynolds

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

BBC Fiesta 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Maria Pavlou

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

Guy Mitchell

Doretta Morrow


Sunday 13th July 1958

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

ATV From The Stage of the Prince of Wales Theatre 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Anne Shelton

Tony Dalli


Monday 14th July 1958

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

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

AR Free And Easy 9.28 - 10.00 pm

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

Dorothy Squires – On The Sunny Side Of The Street


Tuesday 15th July 1958

BBC Jazz Session 10.20 - 10.45 pm

Dill Jones introduces

The Joe Harriott Quintet

Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen

Ilene Day

Granada Chelsea Summertime 9.00 - 10.00 pm

possibly Carmen Cavallaro

AR Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

content unknown


Wednesday 16th July 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show 7.30 - 8.10 pm

Dinah Shore

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 17th July 1958

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.50 - 8.30 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Kathie Kay

AR Cool For Cats 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Most Brothers

AR Jack Hylton On With The Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 18th July 1958

BBC Ticket For Friday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB Excerpts from Hey There, the summer show on Blackpool's south pier

Sheila Buxton

Danny Purches

Morton Fraser

AR Dickie Hendeson Half Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Saturday 19th July 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Tony Dalli - Nessun Dorma, Man With The Mandolin (with Ted Heath and His Music)

Valerie Shane

Ted Heath & His Music

The Polka Dots

The Tommy Whittle Quartet

The Frantic Five

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

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

Bob Crosby

Alma Cogan

David Whitfield


Sunday 20th July 1958

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

Rosemary Squires

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

NB Featuring stars from the big summer shows at Blackpool, Great Yarmouth, Southsea

Ruby Murray

Edmund Hockridge

Joan Regan

Audrey Jeans

The Jones Boys


Monday 21st July 1958

BBC Michael Holliday 10:45 - 11:00 pm

AR The Jubilee Show 9.28 - 10.00 pm (first in new series)

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 23rd July 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

The McGuire Sisters

Dean Martin

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 24th July 1958

BBC Spot The Tune (first edition)

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

BBC Words And Music 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Sarah Vaughan

Lita Roza

BBC Bongo - Songs And Dance Of The West Indies 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Dance show introduced by Boscoe Holder

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

content unknown


Friday 25th July 1958

AR The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 10.15- 10.45 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 pm - end

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 26th July 1958

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

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

The Frantic Five

ATV Saturday Show: Max Bygraves Entertains 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Max Bygraves

ATV Paul Robeson 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Paul Robeson


Sunday 27th July 1958

ATV Bernard Delfont Presents the Frankie Vaughan Show 8.30 - 9.30 pm

Frankie Vaughan

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 5.35 - 6.00 pm (shown on Scottish)

Malestrum Skiffle Group

ABC Sam and Pete 3.00 - 3.30 pm

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

Scottish Television Theatre: Teddy Gang 10.05 - 11.05 pm (repeat 6th April 1957)

play


Monday 28th July 1958

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

No other guests

AR The Jubilee Show 9.28 - 10.00 pm

Dennis Lotis

Shirley Eaton

Granada Summertime 9.30 - 10.0 pm

content unknown

ATV Liberace 10.45 - 11.00 pm


Wednesday 30th July 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

Patti Page

Eddie Hodges

BBC Wish You Were Here 8.45 - 9.15 pm

The Tanner Sisters

BBC Song Time 10.15 - 10.30 pm

Rosemary Squires

Benny Lee

BBC Northern Lights

The Diamond Twins

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 31st July 1958

BBC Words And Music 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Anton Karas

AR Cool For Cats 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB broadcast from a London swimming bath

Peter Elliott (swimming champion) - Devotion

ITN News 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Harry Belefonte interview


Friday 1st August 1958

BBC Ticket For Friday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Shirley Bassey

BBC Cy Grant 9:00 - 9:10 pm

AR The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 pm - end

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 2nd August 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 6.50 pm

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

Hosted by Jim Dale

Rosemary Squires (this was due to be her last appearance on the show)

Ray Ellington Quartet

Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

The Beverley Sisters

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

BBC Television Music Hall 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Dorothy Squires

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB From the Viennese Ballroom, Butlin's, Filey

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Marguerite Piazza Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Sunday 3rd August 1958

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

Don Lang

Georgia Gibbs (cancelled due to illness)

Anne Shelton (replacing Georgia Gibbs)

Ronnie Carroll


Monday 4th August 1958 Bank Holiday

BBC Henry Hall's Guest Night 10.15 - 10.40 pm

John Hanson

AR The Jubilee Show 9.26 - 10.00 pm

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 5th August 1958

Granada Chelsea Summertime 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Maureen Cannon – Everybody Loves A Lover


Wednesday 6th August 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

Edie Gorme

Paul Anka

Richard Rodgers

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 7th August 1958

BBC Words And Music 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Beatrice Reading

Ray Noble

Harry Belefonte - interview

AR Cool For Cats 7.00 - 7.30 pm

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

Nancy Whiskey – I Know Where I’m Going

Peggy Lee – Fever (featured disc)


Friday 8th August 1958

BBC Make Way For Music

Danny Purches

BBC Seaside Stars 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Excerpts from Aces High, Royal Aquarium Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

AR The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio

Gary Miller


Saturday 9th August 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.06 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Beatice Reading

Glen Mason

Terry Dene & Edna Savage

Bob Miller & His Orchestra

The Fairweather-Brown All Stars

The Frantic Five

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

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 6.30 pm

content unknown

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

Georgia Gibbs


Sunday 10th August 1958

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

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

The Beverley Sisters

Aileen Cochrane

ABC Win A Mink 3.00 - 3.30 pm (first in series)

Gary Miller (as host and singer)


Monday 11th August 1958

BBC The Phil Silvers Show 8.20 - 8.45 pm

Doberman the Crooner

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.45 pm

AR The Jubilee Show 9.26 - 10.00 pm

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 12th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Late Extra 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 13th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Dinah Shore Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Granada Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Libby Morris – Sorta on the Border

Libby Morris & Joyce Blair – Toreador

ITN Roving report 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Report on the making of 'Cool For Cats'


Thursday 14th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Words And Music 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Shirley Abicair

AR Cool For Cats 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Filmed at RAF Oldham

content unknown

AR Jack Hylton On With The Show 9.00 - 9.30 pm

content unknown


Friday 15th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Seaside Stars 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Excerpts from Light Up Again, Wellington Pier Pavilion, Great Yarmouth

The Four Jones Boys

Ruby Murray

AR The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 - 11.30 pm

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

The Kentones


Saturday 16th August 1958

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

NB Broadcast from the Villa Marina, Isle of Man. A helicopter had been hired to transport artists to and from the mainland (Blackpool and Liverpool), but this idea was abandoned. The opening and closing credit sequences are replaced by a real Isle of Man steam train fron 1873.

Hosted by Jim Dale

Lonnie Donegan

Lita Roza

The Five Dallas Boys

Ken Mackintosh & His Band

Basil Kirchin & His Band

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Carmita (singer)

June Birch (trumpet player)

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Connie Francis

Earle and Vaughan

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 6.30 pm

NB From Colwyn Bay

Joe Loss and His Orchestra


Sunday 17th August 1958

BBC Harry Belafonte 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Belafonte had laryngitis during recording, while the Musicians Union wouldn't allow his American musicians to play in the UK. Also The Rank Organisation didn't want him appearing on TV, fearing that it would impact attendance of live shows.

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

Cy Grant

Dill Jones

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

Julius La Rosa

Joyce Shock


Monday 18th August 1958

BBC Children's Caravan

Jim Dale

BBC The Henry Hall's Guest Night 8.45 - 9.30 pm

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer

BBC Relax with Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

AR The Jubilee Show 9.26 - 10.00 pm

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 19th August 1958

BBC Wish You Were Here 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Broadcast from the Isle of Man

Carole Carr

Ken Mackintosh & His Band

Granada Chelsea Summertime 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Maureen Cannon – How Are Things In Glocamorra


Wednesday 20th August 1958

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Libby Morris

Bill O’Connor

Joyce Blair

The Hi-Spots


Thursday 21st August 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Vic Damone

Terry Dene and Edna Savage

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

content unknown


Friday 22nd August 1958

BBC Seaside Stars 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Excerpts from Top Of The Town, Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Joan Turner

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

Ronnie Carroll

Lorrae Desmond


Saturday 23rd August 1958

BBC Six-Five Special: Extra Special: National Skiffle Contest finals 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

John Cairney

Billy Raymond

Ted Heath & His Music

Tony Crombie & His Men

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Julius La Rosa

Toni Carroll

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.30 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ABC Can Do 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Lita Roza


Sunday 24th August 1958

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

Alma Cogan


Monday 25th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

AR The Jubilee Show 9.26 - 10.00 pm

Dennis Lotis


Tuesday 26th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea Summertime 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Giselle Mackenzie


Wednesday 27th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 28th August 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Words And Music 7.50 - 8.30 pm

Carole Carr

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

content unknown


Friday 29th August 1958

BBC Seaside Stars 7.30 - 9.00 pm

Excerpts from This Is Your Laugh, The Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth

no musical guests

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 -11.30 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 30th August 1958

NB Southern Television begins broadcasting today at 5.30 pm. The station's startup music was composed by Richard addinsell and played by the Eric Winstone Orchestra

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

NB Broadcast from The Continental, Kingston-Upon-Hull

Hosted by Jim Dale

Ronnie Carroll

Don Rennie

The Joy Belles

Terry Turner

The Four Imps

Geraldine Farrer

Teddy Foster & His Orchestra with Jill Kinley

Rory Blackwell & His Blackjacks

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 6.30 pm

From Fleetwood

content unknown

Southern Saturday Spectacular: Southern Rhapsody 8:00 - 9:00 pm

NB The show was to be called Friends and Neighbours. It in addition to studio based guests the show featured excerpts from summer shows

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

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

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

The Mudlarks (singing in Weymouth)

Frankie Vaughan (greetings from the Hippodrome, Brighton)

Gracie Fields

Line Renaud


Sunday 31st August 1958

ATV Prince of Wales (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

Maxine Daniels

ABC Sunday Break 6:15 - 7:30 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

Jeremy Lubbock

Bertice Reading

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

The King Bros

Maxine Daniels

ATV Television Theatre: Teddy Gang 10.05 - 11.05 pm (repeat 6th April 1957)

play


Monday 1st September 1958

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

AR The Jubilee Show 9.27 - 10.00 pm

Dennis Lotis


Wednesday 3rd September 1958

BBC Jazz Session 10.45 - 11.00 pm

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

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Thursday 4th September 1958

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

Kenneth McKellar

AR Cool For Cats 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Gracie Fields


Friday 5th September 1958

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 pm - end

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Saturday 6th September 1958

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

NB Broadcast from The Beach Pavilion, Prestatyn

Hosted by Jim Dale

Malcolm Vaughan

Audrey Jeans

Maxine Daniels

Tony Brent

Mal Perry

The Kestrels

The Preston Cygnets

Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys

The Tito Burns Septet

Winston Lee & His Band

BBC Formby's Favourites 8.00 - 9.00 pm

George Formby

The Deep River Boys

Stephane Grappelli

Des O'Connor

ABC Holiday Town Parade 6.00 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ABC Saturday Spectacular: Valentine’s Night 8.00 - 9.00 pm

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

Lorrae Desmond


Sunday 7th September 1958

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

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

Shirley Bassey

Gary Miller

The Metronomes

Reg Owen Septet


Monday 8th September 1958

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

AR The Jubilee Show 9.27 - 10.00 pm

Denis Lotis – Biding My Time

Southern Flotsom's Jollies 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Steve Arlen


Tuesday 9th September 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison


Wednesday 10th September 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC You Are There 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Russ Conway

BBC Stanley Black and Marion Keene 9.30 - 10.00 pm

ATV Melody Ranch 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Hi Spots


Thursday 11th September 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

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

Anne Shelton – Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me

AR Jack Hylton Presents Alan Young 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 12th September 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Dickie Henderson Half-Hour 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

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

Malcolm Vaughan and Kenneth Earle – Partners


Saturday 13th September 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

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

Viewing figures from TAM 1,659,000

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Russ Hamilton - Little One

Don Rennie

The Kentones

Clifford Davis

Ronnie Keene And His Music Makers

The Dauphin Street Six

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

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

NB Broadcast from The Empire, Hackney, London. Bertice Reading was dropped from the show for not singing the songs that Good wanted her to. Viewing figures from TAM 1,871,000.

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

The Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer

The John Barry Seven

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Dudley Heslop - Splish Splash (replacing Bertice Reading)

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

Lonnie Donegan (Described in a later review as 'comedy compere'. He might have been in a double act with guest Johnny Duncan)

Connie Francis

Johnny Duncan

ABC Sam and Pete 10.50 - 11.30 pm (not broadcast)

NB Also seen as 'In Two Flats'

Produced by Jack Good

Hosted by Sam Costa and Pete Murray

From Disc "..who will be offering their tastes in this new-style TV presentation."


Sunday 14th September 1958

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

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Sheila Rose

Jack Parnell & The Counterhands

Eddie Thompson (a blind pianist)

Jill Day

The Polka Dots

The Kentones

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Alex Welsh & His Band

Jim Dale

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

David Whitfield

Anne Shelton

ATV Nightcap 11.10 - 11.30 pm (first in series)

The Stargazers


Monday 15th September 1958

BBC Relax with Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Music by Steve Race


Tuesday 16th September 1958

BBC Wish You Were Here 7.30 - 8.00 pm

From Bournemouth

Ronnie Carroll

ITV Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

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


Wednesday 17th September 1958

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm (first in new series)

Marion Ryan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11:00 - 11:30 pm (first in new series)

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

Alma Cogan

Dennis Lotis

Malcolm Vaughan

Lorrae Desmond

Glen Mason


Thursday 18th September 1958

BBC Words And Music 8.30 - 9.10 pm

Sheila Buxton

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: The Jewel and Warris Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Gary Miller

Rosemary Squires


Friday 19th September 1958

AR Cool For Cats 11:15 - 11.55 pm (moves to Fridays)

Craig Douglas


Saturday 20th September 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

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

NB Viewing figures from TAM 980,000

Dennis Lotis

Russ Conway

Lorrae Desmond

Jackie Dennis

Paul Beatty

The Lidelle Triplets

The Six-Five Dates

Bryan Buckingham

Reg Owen & His Band

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

NB Viewing figures from TAM 2,227,000

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Dudley Heslop

The Vernons Girls

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Peter Elliott

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

Yana

Joan Savage

Toni Dalli

ATV Carole Carr Sings 11:30 pm - end


Sunday 21st September 1958

BBC Those Wonderful Shows 9.15 - 10.00 pm

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

ATV Music Shop 2:50 - 3:15 pm

Teddy Johnson

Joan Small

Jimmy Young

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The Mudlarks

Marino Marini Quartet

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.15 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra


Monday 22nd September 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Michael Holliday 10.45 - 11.00 pm

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Music by Steve Race


Tuesday 23rd September 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Chris Barber and Ottilie Patterson

ATV Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

Larry Adler


Wednesday 24th September 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Dennis Lotis

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Benny Hill Show 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Alma Cogan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Eddie Calvert

The Mudlarks

The Lana Sisters – Ringa My Phone

Glen Mason


Thursday 25th September 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Make Mine Music 7.50 - 8.30 pm

David Hughes

AR Alan Young 9.15 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 26th September 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

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

content unknown

Granada People and Places

Yvonne Martyn


Saturday 27th September 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB Viewing figures from TAM 854,000. Jimmy Rushing was due to appear, but there was a dispute over his fee

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Marion Ryan

Don Rennie

AI Saxon

The Polka Dots

Reg Owen & His Band

Vince Eager

Lisa Noble

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

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

NB Viewing figures from TAM 2,234,000

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

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Dave King Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Pamela Dennis

Glen Mason


Sunday 28th September 1958

ATV Music Shop 2:50 - 3:15 pm

Teddy Johnson

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.15 pm

Joe Loss

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Dill Jones Trio (replaces The Alex Welsh Band as the regular group)

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Paul Robeson

The Kalin Twins

Eve Boswell

ATV Nightcap 11.10 - 11.30 pm

The Stargazers


Monday 29th September 1958

AR Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Tuesday 30th September 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Johnny Dankworth


Wednesday 1st October 1958

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Glen Mason

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 2nd October 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: The Jewel and Warriss Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Gary Miller

Trudy Richards

Rosemary Squires

ITN News 10.00 - 10.15 pm

Elvis Presley joins the US Army


Friday 3rd October 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

Granada People and Places

Yvonne Martyn (had also appeared last week)


Saturday 4th October 1958

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

NB The show is now extended to a full hour. There would be a Tribute To Elvis Presley section in this edition.

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Lita Roza

Ray Ellington

The Mudlarks

The Two Gees

Mike Preston

Alan Clarke & His Band

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

The Billy Cotton Band with Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The Highlights

Russ Conway

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

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

The Vernons Girls

Don Lang - The Six-Five Special (Lang had left the Six-Five Special, but would return just before the end)

Vince Eager

Ronnie Carroll

Marty Wilde

The Dallas Boys

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Hughie Green Show 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Petula Clark

Jill Day

Lonnie Donegan (appearing as a comedian as well as a singer)

The Kalin Twins

Ruby Murray (had to cancel due to illness)

ABC unknown show (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

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


Sunday 5th October 1958

BBC The Steve Allen Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm (edited version of American show)

content unknown

BBC  Monitor

The Leeds Jazz Festival article with Duke Ellington, Johnny Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.24 pm

Sheila Southern

The Frazier Hayes Four

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Trudy Richards

ATV Nightcap 11.10 - 11.30 pm

The Stargazers

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.30 pm (also seen as Eleven Plus)

Shirley Bassey


Monday 6th October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Barry Johns (singer)


Tuesday 7th October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Barry Johns (singer)

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The Hi Los

Mantovani

ITV Late Extra 11.00 pm - end

Duke Ellington (his debut appearance on UK TV)


Wednesday 8th October 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Barry Johns (singer)

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Jackie Dennis

The Tony Kinsey Quartet


Thursday 9th October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Make Mine Music 7.30 -8.15 pm

David Hughes

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Barry Johns (singer)

Granada The Alan Young Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Karen Greer – The Moon Festival, I Am Loved


Friday 10th October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

Tommy Sands

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Ann Lorraine

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.30 pm

Barry Johns (singer)

AR Cool For Cats 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Ruby Murray (cancelled due to illness)


Saturday 11th October 1958

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

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Marty Wilde - interview

The Kalin Twins

Laurie London

Don Rennie

Vince Eager

The Lana Sisters

Craig Douglas (the first of six appearances)

Alan Clarke & His Band

Martin Lukins & His Accordion Band

The Two Gees

Joan Small

Derek Hoddinott (TV critic of The Stage)

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

Marty Wilde (NB He was due to appear on two consecutive shows tonight and next Saturday, but his management withdrew him due to a dispute with the show's producers)

Ronnie Carroll

Valerie Shane

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Neveille Taylor and The Cutters

Dudley Heslop

Cherry Wainer

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 8.00 - 8.55 pm

Edmund Hockridge

Marino Marini Quartet

Joan Regan


Sunday 12th October 1958

BBC Monitor 10.20 - 11.05 pm

Duke Ellington interview with Johnny Dankworth

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.15 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

Julie Dawn

Don Fox

Anne Shelton

Jackie Dennis

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.00 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Dankworth talks with Lord Harewood and the Hon. Gerald Lascelles about jazz

Dill Jones Trio

The Mick Mulligan Band

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The Barry Sisters

The Deep River Boys

ATV Nightcap 11.10 - 11.30 pm

The Stargazers

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.30 pm

Shirley Bassey


Monday 13th October 1958

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Music by Steve Race

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Tuesday 14th October 1958

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 15th October 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Larry Adler

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.15 - 11.45 pm

The King Brothers

Petula Clark

Marty Wilde

Laurie London

Tony Crombie

TWW In Your View 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Joan Edwards (singer)

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 16th October 1958

BBC Eric Robinson's First Return to Leeds 9.15 - 10.00 pm

Ronnie Hilton

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: The Jewel and Warriss Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Gary Miller

Rosemary Squires

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

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


Friday 17th October 1958

BBC Regional Friday Spots: Songtime With Sheila

Sheila Buxton

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Everly Brothers

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 18th October 1958

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

NB Broadcast from The Lyceum, London

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Jackie Dennis

Lita Roza

The Southlanders

Craig Douglas

Billy Raymond

Donna Douglas

Paul Beattie

Janice Peters

Vince Eager

Ronnie Aldrich & The Squadronaires

BBC Wakey Wakey Tavern 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Billy Cotton

Russ Conway

Kathie Kay

Alan Breeze

Vanessa Lee

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

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Neville Taylor and The Cutters

Dudley Heslop

Cherry Wainer

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

Red Price

The John Barry Seven

Jackie Dennis

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

The Barry Sisters


Sunday 19th October 1958

BBC The Steve Allen Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Jimmy Rodgers

ATV Music Shop 2.50 - 3.20 pm

Lita Roza

Russ Conway

Norman Newell (A&R manager)

Joyce Shock

ABC Bid For Fame 4.00 - 4.45 pm

Joe Joss and his Orchestra

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters

ABC After Hours 11.05 - 11.30 pm

Shirley Bassey

ATV Nightcap 11.05 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Monday 20th October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Music by Steve Race

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Tuesday 21st October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Dick Francis

ITV Camera Test (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

Rosalie Dawn (singer)


Wednesday 22nd October 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Riverside No 1

Renato Carosone and his Sextet

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

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

Cliff Richard

Johnny Duncan & His Blue Grass Boys

Ruby Murray

Eve Boswell

Glen Mason

Dave King


Thursday 23rd October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lyn

Semprini

The Lynettes

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Avro Skiffle Group

Marti Webb

AR Jack Hylton Presents Alan Young 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 24th October 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

NB shown in colour in the USA three weeks ago

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

AR Let’s Get Together: Music in View

Steve Race

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

NB The Hit Parade spot with information about the top three selling discs may have returned on this show

Toni Dalli - More Than Ever


Saturday 25th October 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

NB The producers make it clear that if any youths who pull faces or hold up Hello Mum signs will be thrown out of the studio immediately

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

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

Gary Miller

Vince Eager

Craig Douglas

The Ideal Four

Don Rennie

Ken Mackintosh & His Band with Shirley Western (singer) - That Old Cha-Cha Feeling

The Tracy Sister

Hula hoop article

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

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

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Peter Elliott (taking over from Ronnie Carroll)

The Vernons Girls

Cherry Wainer

The Dallas Boys

Lord Rockingham’s XI

Tony Scott and his Cha-Cha Band

Don Lang

ATV Paul Robeson Sings 7.55 - 8.25 pm

Paul Robeson

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

Frankie Vaughan introduces acts from Clubs are Trumps

Joyce Shock

The Vernon's Girls

The King Brothers

ATV Melody For Two 11:30 pm - end

Petula Clark & Joe Henderson


Sunday 26th October 1958

ATV Music Shop 2.45 - 3.15 pm

Hosted by Teddy Johnson

The Mudlarks

Edmund Hockridge

Wendy Brooks

ABC Bid For Fame 4.00 - 4.45 pm

content unknown

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Harry Secombe

Adele Leigh

ABC Armchair Theatre: The Terrorist

Yolanda (jazz pianist)

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Monday 27th October 1958

BBC This Is Your Life: Tommy Steele 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Lionel Bart

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Anne Scott (singer)

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

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

content unknown

Granada Rainbow Room 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Tuesday 28th October 1958

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Anne Scott (singer)

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Ted Heath and His Band

The Hi Los

Rory Blackwell and The Blackjacks


Wednesday 29th October 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 7.30 - 8.30 pm

The Beverley Sisters

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Anne Scott (singer)

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lita Roza

Toni Dalli

Humphrey Lyttelton

Barry Barnett


Thursday 30th October 1958

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Anne Scott (singer)

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time: The Jewell and Warriss Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Gary Miller


Friday 31st October 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

Southern Flotsom's Follies 12.47 - 1.25 pm

Anne Scott (singer)

AR Strictly For The Sparrows 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Ted Willis play about teddy boys and girls

ITV Cooper's Capers 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Eddie Calvert

Aileen Cochran (resident singer)

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

Petula Clark

Glen Mason


Saturday 1st November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Marty Wilde (a BBC spokesman told Melody Maker that Wilde had been booked before the falling out between Larry Parnes and Jack Good)

Ronnie Carroll

Vince Eager

Craig Douglas

The Confrey Phillips Trio

The Six-Five Dates

Eric Delaney & His Band

Tito Burns '6.5ers'

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

Don Rennie

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Russ Conway

Alma Cogan

Max Bygraves

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

Cliff Richard and The Drifters

The John Barry Seven

Peter Elliott

Bill Forbes

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

Tommy Steele & The Dallas Boys - C'mon Let's Go

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Ruby Murray


Sunday 2nd November 1958

BBC The Bob Hope Show (USA produced show)

Marion Ryan

ATV Music Shop 2.50 - 3.20 pm

Jo Ann Shelton

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Domenico Modungo

ITN News 9.30 - 9.35 pm

Young people at rock n roll party

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

Shirley Bassey


Monday 3rd November 1958

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 4th November 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea at Eight 8.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 5th November 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Shani Wallis

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Terry Dene

Tony Osborne


Thursday 6th November 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

ATV Jack Hylton Presents Alan Young 9.15 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 7th November 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

ATV Cooper's Capers 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 8th November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.00 pm

NB Broadcast from The Tower Ballroom, Swansea

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Ruby Murray

Ronnie Carroll

Russ Conway

Vince Eager

Audrey Jeans

Frank Cook

Billy Raymond

The Tracy Sisters

Craig Douglas – Are You Really Mine

Johnny Dankworth and his band

BBC Variety People 9.35 - 10.30 pm

Eve Boswell

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

Cuddley Dudley

Cliff Richard and the Drifters – High Class Baby

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

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

Ivor Emmanuel

Sheila Southern

ABC Melody For Two 11:30 pm - end

Petula Clark & Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson


Sunday 9th November 1958

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Steve Martin

The King Brothers

Anne Shelton

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Eartha Kitt (she had cancelled due to work commitments in the USA, then changed her mind and appeared)

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Monday 10th November 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 9.45 - 10.00 pm

The Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Wednesday 12th November 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Carole Carr

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm (NB Brought forward from 11.00 pm to 7:00 pm for two shows)

Marty Wilde

Chris Barber

Malcolm Vaughan

Joan Regan

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan - The Three Bears (three people dressed as bears danced on stage, and at the end one of them revealed himself to be Ray Ellington who then sang a duet with Ryan)


Thursday 13th November 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Cliff Richard and the Drifters - Move It

Eartha Kitt – Let’s Do It, Memphis Blues


Friday 14th November 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

ATV Cooper's Capers 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown


Saturday 15th November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Shirley Bassey

Marty Wilde

Ronnie Carroll

Don Lang (returning to the show after his summer season in Blackpool)

Craig Douglas

Chris Howard

Claudio Venturelli

Vince Eager

The Kentones

Ted Heath & His Music

BBC Make Yourself At Home - The Norman Evans Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

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

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

Cuddley Dudley

The Vernons Girls

Cherry Wainer

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

The Dallas Boys

Neville Taylor and The Cutters

The John Barry Seven

Peter Elliott (the jacket he intended to wear had a houndstooth pattern which would look distorted on TV, so someone had to race across London to get him another jacket in time for the show)

Red Price

Pat Laurence

Lord Rockingham’s XI (Good makes it known in his regular article in Disc that the band are wearing bright pink suits, deep blue shirts and grey ties, while bandleader Harry Robinson wears an ultramarine suit with a maroon bow tie)

The Two Vernons Girls

Bill Forbes – God’s Little Acre

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Hour 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Dickie Valentine


Sunday 16th November 1958

BBC The Steve Allen Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Dave Brubeck

Dorothy Collins

Laura Leslie

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

The Mudlarks

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Andy Williams

The Peter Sisters

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.15 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

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

Humphrey Lyttelton

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

content unknown


Monday 17th November 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 9.45 - 10.00 pm

The Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Music by Steve Race

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Tuesday 18th November 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The Granadiers – Blues In the Night

The Van Wood Quartet

Lester Ferguson


Wednesday 19th November 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Riverside One 7.30 - 8.05 pm

David Whitfield

The Kaye Sisters

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Cliff Richard

The Mudlarks

The Avon Sisters

Alma Cogan

Don Lang

Glen Mason

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 20th November 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Vera Lynn Show

Vera Lynn

The Mudlarks

AR Jack Hylton Presents Lady Rattlings on Parade 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Pearl Carr


Friday 21st November 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.05 pm

Jane Morgan

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

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

AR Let’s Get Together: Music In View 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Steve Race

ATV Cooper’s Capers 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Aileen Cochrane

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

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

(possibly) a Showbiz football team versus Cool For Cats piece


Saturday 22nd November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

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

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Don Rennie

Joan Regan

Lita Roza

Malcolm Vaughan

The Mudlarks

Ronnie Caroll

The Avon Sisters

Des O’Connor

Jerry Angelo (ex-Dallas Boys)

BBC The Ted Ray Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

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

Cliff Richard & The Drifters

The Dallas Boys

Neville Taylor and the Cutters

Peter Elliott

Cuddley Dudley

Lorrie Mann

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Oscar Rabin

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Bernard Bresslaw Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Andy Williams

Jill Day


Sunday 23rd November 1958

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Emile and George Ford (in the New Faces spot)

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Marino Marini & His Quartet

The Peters Sisters

ATV Nightcap 11.10 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.30 pm

Cleo Laine (deputising for Rosemary Squires who was ill)


Monday 24th November 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 9.45 - 10.00 pm

The Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Millicent Martin

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and His TV Trio


Tuesday 25th November 1958

AR Lucky Dip

Bert Weedon

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Dick Francis (Parlophone Records' singer)

Hutch

Lizabeth Webb


Wednesday 26th November 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 7.30 - 8.20 pm

the letter D

Nina and Frederick

Lonnie Donegan

Johnny Dankworth

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lita Roza

Gary Miller

Peter Sellers – I’m So Ashamed

Shirley Bassey

Mick Milligan


Thursday 27th November 1958

ATV Val Parnell’s Star Time 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Toni Dalli


Friday 28th November 1958

ATV Cooper's Capers 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

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

content unknown


Saturday 29th November 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

Lita Roza

Ronnie Carroll

Don Lang (he returns to the show after quitting)

Don Rennie

Steve Martin

Billy Raymond

Sheila Southern

The Raindrops

Eric Delaney & His Band

Claudio Venturelli

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Shani Wallis

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

Emile Ford and George

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

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

Hill performs a spoof of Oh Boy, called Oh Dear, playing all the roles himself

The Peters Sisters

Josie Shelton


Sunday 30th November 1958

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

content unknown

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.55 pm

The Viscount Skiffle Group

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

Shirley Bassey (replaces Pat Kirkwood, but Bassey herself is suffering from laryngitis)

Southern Soccer 1.30 - 2.25 pm

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

ABC After Hours 11.10- 11.35 pm

content unknown

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers


Monday 1st December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 9.45 - 10.00 pm

The Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 2nd December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Granada Chelsea at Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 3rd December 1958

BBC Crackerjack

Lonnie Donegan

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Riverside One 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Joan Regan – Love Like Ours

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan – Tom Dooley

Michael Holliday

Janice Peters


Thursday 4th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Vera Lynn Sings 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Vera Lynn

AR Jack Hylton Presents The Entertainers 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 5th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Cy Grant

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

ATV Cooper's Capers 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Janice Peters - This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'

Ronnie Hilton


Saturday 6th December 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Dennis Lotis

Andy & The Bey Sisters

The Glyn Thomas Trio

Emile Ford & George

Claudio Venturelli

Johnny Dankworth & His Band

Tito Burns '6.5ers'

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

Rosalie Dawn (singer)

Don Rennie

Donn Reynolds

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

Michael Holliday

Cliff Richard and The Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Frankie Vaughan Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Frankie Vaughan – Isn’t This A Lovely Evening

The King Brothers

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


Sunday 7th December 1958

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

Earl Grant

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Eddie Calvert

Dennis Lotis

Nancy Whiskey

The Non de Plummes (the name for this Welsh group had been chosen by viewers and readers of Disc)

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.55 - 5.55 pm

The Comets Skiffle Group

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

content unknown

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

content unknown

ABC Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

content unknown


Monday 8th December 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 9.45 - 10.00 pm

The Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson


Tuesday 9th December 1958

Granada Chelsea At Nine 9.00 - 10.00 pm

content unknown

AR Late Extra

The Betty Smith


Wednesday 10th December 1958

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Music of Duke Ellington

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Pink & Perky – Tom Dooley


Thursday 11th December 1958

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

Live from the Saville Theatre, London

Play, with James Kenney as Bongo Herbert, plus Millicent Martin


Friday 12th December 1958

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

Granasdas People and Places

Chris Langford

AR The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Alma Cogan

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.45 pm

content unknown


Saturday 13th December 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

Hosted by Jim Dale

Lita Roza

Don Lang

Don Rennie

Steve Martin

Claudio Venturelli

Lisa Noble

Janice Peters

Andy & The Bey Sisters

Leila Williams

The Big Bopper (film clip provided by Mercury Records)

Ted Heath & His Music

Tito Burns '6.5ers' with The Kingpins

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats

BBC Variety Parade 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Shirley Bassey

Eric Delaney and his Band

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

Glen Mason

The Two Vernons Girls

Bill Forbes – God’s Little Acre, Woman From Liberia

Vince Taylor

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

ATV Val Parnell’s Saturday Spectacular: The Dickie Valentine Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

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

David Whitfield


Sunday 14th December 1958

BBC The Dinah Shore Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Shirley Bassey

The Frazer Hayes Four

Arthur Murphy

Betty James

ATV From The Stage Of The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London 8.00 - 9.00 pm

NB Rehearsals for the Palladium's Christmas pantomime forces a change of venue for the TV show for the next few weeks

Ronnie Hilton

Jo Shelton

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers

ABC After Hours 11.010 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Monday 15th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 9.45 - 10.00 pm

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

ATV Jack Hylton Presents The Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

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

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

ATV Rainbow Room 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen & his TV Trio

Southern Three's Company 12.47 - 1.25 pm

NB Daily show which replaces Flotsom's Follies

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Tuesday 16th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Jazz Session 8.45 - 9.05 pm

Jimmy Rushing - St. Louis Blues

Humphrey Lyttelton - Jersey Lightning, Mezzrow

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

The Kestrels


Wednesday 17th December 1958

BBC Christmas Crackerjack 5.10 - 6.00 pm

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC Riverside One 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Alma Cogan

Granada People sand Places

The Betty Smith Five

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Dickie Valentine

Russ Hamilton

The John Barry Seven - Farrago

The Kaye Sisters


Thursday 18th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

Cy Grant

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

Marion Keene

Dick Francis


Friday 19th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Perry Como

AR The Arthur Haynes Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

content unknown

AR Cool For Cats 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Ker Robertson selects acts to give the Cool For Cat "Cat's Whisker" awards to

Top Disc group - The Mudlarks

Top Bandleader - Ted Heath

Top A&R man - Norrie Paramour

Most Promising Discovery - Cliff Richard

Top Entertainer - Tommy Steele

Top British Disc Personality - Frankie Vaughan

American Disc Personality - Elvis Presley

British Disc Girl - Marion Ryan

American Disc Girl - Connie Francis

Outstanding Disc - Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand

Songwriter - Max Bygraves

Special award for Julie Andrews - I Could Have Danced All Night


Saturday 20th December 1958

BBC The Six-Five Special 6.05 - 7.05 pm

NB Broadcast from The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea. Apparently artists would be arriving "in an unusual type of locomotion" according to Disc.

Hosted by Jim Dale

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

The Mudlarks

The Dallas Boys

Gary Miller

Eric Delaney & His Band

Mona Baptiste

Don Rennie

Claudio Venturelli

Dick Francis

Dickie Bennett

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

The King Bros

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls

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

content unknown


Sunday 21st December 1958

ATV Music Shop  2.55 - 3.25 pm

Teddy Johnson

Pear Carr

Bryan Johnson

Janice Peters

ABC Bid For Fame 4.40 - 5.20 pm

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 5.00 pm - ?

Marti Webb

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Duncan

The Dill Jones Trio

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers

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

NB All the stars play pantomime roles. The show didn’t use a host, only using on screen captions, even missing one caption altogether for impressionist Ron Moody.

David Hughes (Sinbad)

Laurie London and Edna Savage (Babes in the Wood)

Audrey Jeans (Idle Jack)

Joan Regan (Cinderella)

ABC After Hours 11.10 - 11.35 pm

Rosemary Squires

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

content unknown


Monday 22nd December 1958

BBC Those Beverley Sisters 9.45 - 10.00 pm

The Beverley Sisters

AR Rush Hour 6.10 - 6.40 pm

Steve Race

AR Anne Shelton Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Anne Shelton

Alma Cogan

Scottish Celebrity Spot - Ray Ellington 10.15 - 10.30 pm

ATV Rainbow Room 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Jerry Allen and his TV Trio


Tuesday 23rd December 1958

BBC The Bob Hope Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Randy Sparks

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

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

NB It was the intent to have a location show in London to be broadcast on Christmas night, but those plans were shelved. Newcomer Bill Forbes' name had been picked out of a hat for a future appearance. He appeared on the show in April 1959 after making several appearances on Oh Boy

Donald Peers


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


Wednesday 24th December 1958 Christmas Eve

BBC Alan Melville takes you from A-Z 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Flanders and Swann

BBC Higher and Higher Movie with Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme 8.20 - 9.45 pm

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.40 pm

Jackie Rae

Marion Ryan

The Army Game cast are the contestants

Granada The Merry Christmas 10.15 - 10.00 pm

A pop musical version of A Christmas Carol

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Petula Clark

Cherry Wainer

Al Saxon

The Dallas Boys

Malcolm Vaughan

Ray Ellington

Glen Mason


Thursday 25th December 1958 Christmas Day

BBC Royal Prologue: Christmas At Home 2.30 - 3.00 pm

Cy Grant

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

The Beverley Sisters

Perry Como

Vera Lynn

Billy Cotton Band

BBC Harry Belafonte 7.40 – 8.25 pm

BBC Christmas Day Epilogue 11.52 pm - 12.00 am

Harry Belafonte sings Mary’s Boy Child

ATV Lunch Box

The Concords

ATV Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra 2.00 - 3.00 pm

NB Includes singing stars from around the Commonwealth

Shirley Abicair

Eve Boswell

Dickie Valentine

Edmund Hockridge

ATV Carroll Levis Junior Discoveries 4.15 - 5.00 pm

Glenda Collins

Granada Christmas In The North 4.15 - 5.00 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Marion Ryan

Granada Spotlight On Musicals 5.30 - 6.05 pm

Richard Attenborough introduces clips from famous MGM musicals

ATV Max Bygraves Entertains 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves

Alma Cogan

Jackie Dennis

Jack Jackson and Glen Mason (filmed item)

Lita Roza

ATV New Look 9.00 - 10.00 pm

The Vernons Girls


Friday 26th December 1958 Boxing Day

BBC The Perry Como Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Perry Como

AR Having A Wonderful Time 4.15 - 5.00 pm

The Vipers Skiffle Group

Don Lang

AR The Jubilee Show 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Michael Holliday

Marion Ryan

AR This Week’s Late Extra 10.45 pm - end

Joan Regan tells of her pantomime experience


Saturday 27th December 1958

BBC The Lenny The Lion Show 5.10 - 5.40 pm

Sheila Buxton

BBC The Six-Five Special Party 6.05 - 7.05 pm

NB the final show. Reviewed from an audio recording of 45 mins 42 sec duration.

Hosted by Jim Dale "Your last chance to jive on the ol' Six-Five"

The Dallas Boys - ?

Steve Martin - Thrillingly

Ted Heath & His Music - Cha Cha Blacksheep

Pete Murray chats to host

Janice Peters - This Little Girl's Gone A-Rockin'

Josephine Douglas (in Manchester) chats to Pete Murray

The Mudlarks - Don't Gamble With Love (in Manchester, with the band in London)

Don Lang - Queen Of The Hop

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats - (unknown)

Claudio Venturelli

Benny Lee chats to Jim Dale

Don Rennie - Jealousy (?)

Tito Burns and his '6.5ers' with The Kingpins (vocal group) - Have Another Drink (?)

Dale Greaves (who was working as a releif store-keeper at the BBC)

?

Tony Osbourne & His Brasshats - We'll Take Manhattan

Ted Heath & His Music - Cha Cha Bells

Tito Burns and his '6.5ers' with The Kingpins (vocal group) - Fatty Patty

Don Rennie - My Heart Sings

Ted Heath & His Music - Perdida

Steve Martin - All Over Now

Tito Burns and his '6.5ers' with The Kingpins (vocal group) - Poor Boy (?)

Chris Barber and His Jazz Band (in Plymouth)

Michael Holliday

Harry Walton & His Dixieland Jazzmen

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

Russ Conway

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

Colin Hicks

Cliff Richard and the Drifters

William Marshall (American actor now appearing as a singer)

Cherry Wainer

Red Price

Lord Rockingham’s XI

The Vernons Girls – In Dulce Jubilo

Cuddly Duddly

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

Vince Taylor

Peter Elliott

The Dallas Boys

ATV Val Parnell’s Spectacular: The Benny Hill Show 7.55 - 8.55 pm

Dave King

Morton Fraser's Harmonica

Toni Eden


Sunday 28th December 1958

ATV Music Shop 2.55 - 3.25 pm

Teddy Johnson

Petula Clark

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio

Jimmy Lloyd

Lisa Ashwood

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

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Perry Botkin

The Fraser Hayes Four

Group One

ABC Bid For Fame 4.30 - 5.15 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

ABC The Sunday Break 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dill Jones Trio

Kenny Baker

Chas McDevitt

Shirley Douglas

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

Hosted by Jimmy Henney

Bernard Bresslaw

Lord Rockingham's XI (cancelled)

Marion Ryan

Gary Miller

Malcolm Vaughan

Marty Wilde

The Barney Gilbraith Singers

The Tanner Sisters

Maureen Kershaw

The Gibson Girls

Eric Flynn (from ABC's Bid For Fame talent show)

Joe Loss Orchestra

Rikki Price

ATV Nightcap 11.10 pm - end

The Stargazers


Monday 29th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

AR Highlights of 1958 9.30 - 10.00 pm (also seen as The Anne Shelton Show)

Anne Shelton with Jack Hylton playing piano – Together


Tuesday 30th December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

BBC That Old Black Magic 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Stanley Black and his orchestra

Marion Keene

AR Lucky Dip 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR The Carroll Levis Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Mellowtomes

The Alan Randall Trio

Granada Spot The Tune 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan


Wednesday 31st December 1958

BBC Tonight 6.45 - 7.20 pm

Noel Harrison

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

The Joe Gordon Folk Four

Granada On The Air 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jackie Rae

Ann Henry (singer)

Tito Burns

The Polka Dots

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

Shani Wallis

Scottish Celebrity Spot 10.45 - 11.00 pm

Cherry Wainer (from ‘Oh Boy!)

ATV The Jack Jackson Show 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Alma Cogan

Terry Dene

Al Saxon

Johnny Duncan & His Blue Grass Boys

Glen Mason


Also this year...

ARTV Cool For Cats

One edition of Cool For Cats had been recorded as an attempt to sell the show to America.

Mike Preston - My Lucky Love

AR Cool For Cats

Buddy Holly - interviewed by Kent Walton

BBC Six-Five Special June 1958

Dion O'Brien (Tom Springfield)

ABC unknown show

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

AR Rock A Bye Barney

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

AR Cool For Cats

Gary Miller - On The Street Where You Live (filmed outside of the Daily Sketch office in London)

AR Cool For Cats

Russ Hamilton (who arrived at the studio when the show was on the air)

AR Cool For Cats

Joyce Shock - Take Your Foot From The Door

AR Late London (July 1958)

Malcolm Vaughan and Kenneth Earle

AR Cool For Cats (c.July 1958)

The show goes to Soho for an outside broadcast with a funfair in the car park. Laurie London was one of the guests performing a song on a rooftop.

AR Cool For Cats (c.July 1958)

Billy Raymond - Makin' Love

AR Cool For Cats (c.July 1958)

Broadcast from the Oasis public swimming pool, London

Harry Belafonte

AR Cool For Cats (c.September 1958)

Toni Carroll - Dreamsville

Tony Brent - Girl Of My Dreams

AR Cool For Cats (c.September 1958)

The show was broadcast from Chessington Zoo

AR Cool For Cats (c.March 1958)

The show presented a 'round the world in thirty minutes' show

AR Cool For Cats (c.May 1958)

Robert Earl

Terry Dene

AR Cool For Cats (c.April 1958)

Ray Burns - The Best Dream Of All

AR Cool For Cats (c.September)

Steve Martin - Blue Eyed Sue

AR Cool For Cats c.November

The show had a Western theme and featured Ruby Murray

AR Cool For Cats c.December

Joan Regan - Love Like Ours

AR unknown show June 30 minutes

Sarah Vaughan with the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra