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1963


Tuesday 1st January 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6:25 - 6:50 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Jimmy Young

The Three Bachelors

The Bell Tones

The Eagles

The Honeys

The Sunrays

Vera Rogers & The Hi-Fi's

Gay Pursue

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Westward Spin Along (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

Doug Sheldon


Wednesday 2nd January 1963

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Granada West End 9.45 - 10.45 pm

Caterina Valente

Border Beat in the Border

Doug Sheldon


Thursday 3rd January 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

Russ Conway

BBC Like...Music 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Susan Maughan - Bobby's Girl

The Vernons Girls

Cloda Rogers

Carol Deene

Clinton Ford

The Kestrals

The Trad Lads

David MacBeth

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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TWW Discs-A-Gogo 8.00 - 8.30 pm (on Anglia only so probably a repeat of 31st December 1962)

AR Tubby Hayes Plays Standards 10.30 - 11.00 pm

NB Hayes later complains that the other shows are better than this, the one the company chose to show first

Introduced by Ronnie Scott

Marion Williams - Willow Weep For Me

Tubby Hayes Quintet - The More I See You, The Party's Over, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.10 - 11.25 pm


Friday 4th January 1963

BBC Let's Imagine - Looking at New York 1.30 - 2.00 pm

November In New York film with Anthony Newley

BBC Eartha Kitt reads the story of Anatole and the Cat 5.15 - 5.25 pm

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Saturday 5th January 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Jury - Adam Faith, Spike Milligan, Anne Shelton, plus one other, but the Daily Mirror has the panel as Anne Shelton, Alan Freeman, Layi Raki, Eric Sykes

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.35 - 11.25 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Hosted by John Benson as host Brian Mathew was snowed in at his home in Kent. Guest DJ Sam Costa was also unable to get the the studio due to the bad weather, while singer Ronnie Hilton who was to appear as a singing guest filled in for Costa. Billy Fury cancelled a personal appearance as he was recuperating from a kidney operation, so was replaced by Tommy Steele who was to perform Butter Wouldn't Melt In My Mouth. Steele then himself cancelled due to film commitments, and by late December 1962 Fury's booking was back on, but may have cancelled again, this time due to the weather situation. The Springfields had to cancel due to their car not turning up to take them to the studio

Jet Harris and Tony Meehan

Ronnie Hilton

Maureen Evans

The Back O’Town Syncopaters

Bobby Vee - My Golden Chance (filmed clip)

Shane Fenton

Guest DJ Ronnie Hilton (replacing Sam Costa) and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.30 - 7.25 pm

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ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 8.55 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

The Kaye Sisters


Sunday 6th January 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 4.45 - 5.00 pm

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8:25 - 9:25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Cliff Richard & The Shadows


Monday 7th January 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm (shown on Anglia 10th January 1963)

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Westward Spin Along 7.00 - 7.30 pm

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Southern Their Kind Of Music 11:02 - 11:32 pm (first in series)

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Tyne Tees unknown show

Lynda Graham - As Long As The River Flows


Tuesday 8th January 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Ann Emery

Harvey and Alexis

Johnnie, Mike, and the Shades

Alan Kirby and his Jazzmen

Lilane

Sol Raye

Scottish Round-Up 5:00 - 5:55 pm

The Beatles - Please Please Me

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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Wednesday 9th January 1963

BBC The Wednesday Show 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Cliff Richard interviewed by David Jacobs

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Muriel Young

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Border Beat in the Border

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Thursday 10th January 1963

Southern Day To Day 6.10 - 6.45 pm

Alma Cogan

AT The Winifred Atwell Show 11.10 pm - end


Friday 11th January 163

BBC Eartha Kitt reads the story of Anatole over Paris 5.15 - 5.25 pm

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Saturday 12th January 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Stubby Kaye, Pete Murray, Sian Phillips, Una Stubbs

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 1.10 - 11.10 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Eden Kane

Robert Earl - I'm So Lonely

Shane Fenton

Kenny Lynch

Patsy Ann Noble – Don’t You Ever Change Your Mind

The Crickets

Guest DJ Shaw Taylor and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.30 - 7.25 pm

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ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Susan Lane


Sunday 13th January 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 4.45 - 5.00 pm

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Regulars: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The High-Lites

Alma Cogan

Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband

The Springfields

BBC Sunday Night Play: The Madhouse On Castle Street 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Bob Dylan as folk singer ‘Bobby’ - Blowing In The Wind, Hang Me O Hang Me, Cuckoo Bird, Ballad of the Gliding Swan

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Frank Ifield


Monday 14th January 1963

NB It was revealed that BBC radio and television producers no longer have to refer to the sixteen-page BBC 'Variety Producers' Guide for Writers and Producers' as it was now not being distributed. This now brings variety / light entertainment in line with the satire show That Was The Week That Was, a show which was produced by the Talks and Current Affairs Department. Tom Sloan, BBC's light entertainment chief confirmed that "we are no longer distributing the booklet and the restrictions imposed no longer apply. We are leaving the question of programming content to the good taste of each individual producer."

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN

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Westward Spin Along 7.00 - 7.30 pm

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Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

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Tuesday 15th January 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6:25 - 6:55 pm

Flack and Lamar

Alexis Korner Blues Inc

The Manhattan Brothers

Ferenc Nyari Trio

Alan Randall

Linda Waltzer

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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Southern David Hughes Song Album 6.45 - 7.00 pm (first of eight shows)

David Hughes with pianist Derek New


Wednesday 16th January 1963

Southern Day To Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Alma Cogan

Granada People And Places 6:35 - 7:00 pm

The Beatles - Ask Me Why, Please Please Me

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Border Beat in the Border

The Brook Brothers


Thursday 17th January 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

Jet Harris and The Jetblacks

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Mike Berry

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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ATV Rhythm Hits The Ice 11.00 pm - 12.00 am

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Friday 18th January 1963

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Saturday 19th January 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Catherine Boyle, Rolf Harris, Susan Maughan, Bunny Lewis

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.35 - 11.25 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Johnny & The Hurricanes were penciled in to appear either on this date or February 9th

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Mr Acker Bilk - A Taste Of Honey

Petula Clark - I Will Follow Him (Clark had to cancel a visit to the UK due to bad weather. She was due to tele-record a song for this edition)

Mark Wynter

Chris Barber's Jazzband - The Longest Day (Ottilie Patterson was due to appear but cancelled due to a throat problem) NB Also seen as What'd I Say

The Brook Brothers

David MacBeth

The Beatles - Please Please Me

Frankie Vaughan (not listed in TV Times)

Alma Cogan (not listed in TV Times)

Carol Deene (not listed in TV Times)

Mike Berry (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Sam Costa and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.30 - 7.25 pm

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ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Susan Maughan


Sunday 20th January 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 4.40 - 4.55 pm

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm


Monday 21st January 1963

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Duke Ellington

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN, and Anglia on 24th January 1963

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Westward Spin Along 7.00 - 7.30 pm

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Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

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Tuesday 22nd January 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Checkmates

Gerry Dorsey

Los Andinos

Debbie Lee

Betty Smith

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Acker Bilk and Chris Barber talk about Trad jazz and play a session with Bob Wallis & Storyville Jazzband and George Webb

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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Wednesday 23rd January 1963

Southern Day Bay Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Dick Kallman

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Border Beat in the Border

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Thursday 24th January 1963

Southern Day Bay Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Lita Roza

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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Friday 25th January 1963

BBC Holliday At Home 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Broadcast from  Manchester this show will see Michael Holliday dance and perform in comedy sketches

Michael Holliday

Dickie Valentine

The Vernons Girls

Southern Day Bay Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Sheila Southern

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Saturday 26th January 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Jane Asher, Brian Hyland, Pete Murray, Caroll Baker (Daily Mirror and Daily Mail has this last guest down as Anna Neagle)

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.40 - 11.30 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB The Beatles, John Leyton and Alma Cogan had been penciled in to appear, altough The Beatles had appeared the week before this was probably a 'plan b' booking date.

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Adam Faith

Frank Ifield

Susan Maughan

Ben Richmond

Doug Sheldon

Kenny Ball and his jazzmen

Jess Conrad (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Don Moss and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.30 - 7.25 pm

content unknown

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

The Springfields


Sunday 27th January 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 4.40 - 4.55 pm

BBC Meeting Point 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Russ Conway

Danny Williams

ABC Tempo 5.40 - 6.05 pm

Annie Ross: Jazz Singer

The Tony Kinsey Sextet

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Helen Shapiro

Frankie Vaughan – Loop De Loop


Monday 28th January 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.30 pm

The Limeliters

Southern Day Bay Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Janie Marden with The Roy Webb Trio

Granada Scene at 6.30  6.30 - 7.00 pm

(possibly) Frank Ifield

Brian Hyland

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on WWN

content unknown

Westward Spin Along 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

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Tuesday 29th January 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Cresters

Phyllis Gillingham

Hansi and Carl

Jan and Kelly Heart

The Jeridale Three

Jock Morgan

Steve Perry

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Jacqueline Moore

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Jess Conrad

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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Wednesday 30th January 1963

BBC Tonight In Person 9:50 - 10:15 pm

The Limelighters

Nana Mouskouri

Southern Day Bay Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Eden Kane

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Vernons Girls

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

ATV The Bob Hope Show 9.45 - 10.30 pm

Bobby Darin

Border Beat in the Border

Mike Berry


Thursday 31st January 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

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Southern Day Bay Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Danny Williams

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Joe Brown

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.10 - 11.30 pm


Friday 1st February 1963

BBC Holliday At Home 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Michael Holliday

The Vernon’s Girls

AR Fair and Square 6.45 - 7.00 pm (admag)

Dennis Lotis

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Kenny Lynch

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Granada People and Places (not listed in newspapers)

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates play live aboard a boat


Saturday 2nd February 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Sean Connery, Diana Dors, Jean Metcalfe, Mike Sarne

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.20 - 11.10 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Rolf Harris was scheduled to appear as he was due to pre-record a clip on 3rd January 1963, whereas Little Eva was scheduled, but appeared in March

Hosted by Brian Matthew

John Leyton

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers

Jess Conrad

Eric Delaney Band

Candy Sparling

Danny Williams

Brian Hyland

Guest DJ Pete Murray and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Alma Cogan

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.30 - 7.25 pm

The King Brothers


Sunday 3rd February 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky in the Pop-In 4.40 - 4.55 pm

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.35 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Max Bygraves

The Kaye Sisters


Monday 4th February 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on WWN, and on Anglia 7th February 1963

Danny Storm

Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

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Tuesday 5th February 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Brett Sisters

Christine Campbell

Rebecca Iverson

Ken Kirkham

Curtis Pierre and his Trinidad Steel Band

Wout Steenhuis

Bert Wratten

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Kidd and The Pirates

Southern Song Album 6:45 - 7:00 pm

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WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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Wednesday 6th February 1963

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Frank Ifield (may not have been on)

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Border Make Mine Country Style (first in series)

contents unknown


Friday 8th February 1963

BBC Holliday At Home 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Michael Holliday

The King Brothers

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Little Eva (may not have been on)

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

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Saturday 9th February 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Anthea and Arthur Askey, Steve Race, Anne Rogers

Guest - The cast of That Was The Week That Was

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.35 pm - end

Millicent Martin

BBC Dixon of Dock Green 6.30 - 7.15 pm

The River People

Stephen Marriott as Clive Dawson

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Johnny & The Hurricanes were penciled in to appear either on this date or January 19th

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Helen Shapiro

Craig Douglas (NB a pre-recorded clip due to a hospital visit)

Rolf Harris

The Spotnicks

Christine Campbell

The Kestrels

Alan Elsdon & His Jazz Band

Guest DJ Alan Freeman and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.30 - 7.25 pm

Dorothy Squires


Sunday 10th February 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

The Billy Cotton Band

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan – receive a silver disc

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Harry Secombe


Monday 11th February 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor

BBC Mr Pastry's Progress 5.25 - 5.50 (repeat of 21st April 1962)

Stephen Marriott (as Harry Scroggs)

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Danny Williams

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Danny Williams

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm and on WWN, and on Anglia on 14th February 1963

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Southern Their Kind of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

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Ulster unknown show

Danny Storm


Tuesday 12th February 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Four Ambassadors

The Healey Sisters

Houston Wells and The Marksmen

Maurice, French, and Joy

Alan Field

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Song Album 6.45 - 7.00 pm

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WWN Moment for Music 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 13th February 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor

BBC News 9.15 - 9.25 pm

Article about the BBC Record Library re-locating

Granada Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 9:45 - 10:20 pm

NB He performs one tune “A Single Petal of a Rose” which is from the album which he gave to the Queen on a previous visit to Britain. Only one copy of the six tune album was ever pressed.

Take the A Train, C Jam Blues, The Eighth Veil, Rockin' in Rhythm, Angoo, Mood Indigo, A Single Petal of a Rose, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Diminuendo in Blue

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Annie Ross

WWN Moment for Music 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Border Make Mine Country Style

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Thursday 14th February 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor

WWN Moment for Music 6.50 - 7.00 pm

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Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Joyce Blair


Friday 15th February 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor

BBC Holliday At Home 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Michael Holliday

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Mark Wynter

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Maureen Evans

WWN Moment for Music 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Saturday 16th February 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Pete Murray, Robin Richmond, Annie Ross, Nancy Spain

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB 75th edition

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Frank Ifield

Joan Regan

Matt Monro

The Tornados - receive award from Cash Box magazine in America

Marty Wilde

Jimmy Justice - The World Of Lonely People

The Bachelors

Frankie Vaughan (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Peter Aldersley and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Janie Marden

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson


Sunday 17th February 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

The Bachelors

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan

ABC Armchair Theatre: The Paradise Suite 9.35 - 10.35 pm

Jess Conrad (acting role)


Monday 18th February 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Anglia on 21st February 1963

Janice Nicholls - Oi'll Give It Foive

Billy Fury

Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

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Tuesday 19th February 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Don Taylor Five

The Peter Groves Trio

Laura Gray

Peter Gordeno

Elaine and Derek

Henrietta and Bernard

BBC A Chance to Live 9.25 - 10.15 pm

Michael Flanders narrates documentary on how science is helping the physically disabled

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

Southern Song Album 6.45 - 7.00 pm

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ATV Sing A Song For Sixpence 3: Fall of the Curtain 10:5 - 11:15 pm

John Betjemin's look at the English Music Hall

Tommy Steele


Wednesday 20th February 1963

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Thursday 21st February 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Sheila Southern


Friday 22nd February 1963

BBC Holliday At Home 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Michael Holliday

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Saturday 23rd February 1963

no Juke Box Jury

BBC A Song For Europe 7.30 - 8.20 pm

NB Karl Denver singing Goodbye and Bless You was withdrawn from the show due to his pantomime commitments. BBC producer Tom Sloan decided to commission seven songs from seven of Britain's top songwriters this year.

Anne Shelton - My Continental Love

Ronnie Carroll

Barry Barnett

Johnny Towers

Maureen Evans

Vince Hill - Day At The Seaside (originally intended for Joe Brown and His Bruvvers, then offered to Bernard Cribbins)

Jimmy Justice

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.45 - 11.35 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Billy Fury

Jet Harris and Tony Meehan

The Beatles - Please Please Me

Carol Deene

Duffy Power

Billie Davis

The Clyde Valley Stompers

Kenny Ball (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Jimmy Savile and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.04 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Dickie Valentine


Sunday 24th February 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Kathie Kay

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Ella Fitzgerald

Edmund Hockridge


Monday 25th February 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Danny Williams

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN, Ulster on 26th February 1963, Anglia on 28th February 1963

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Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

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Tuesday 26th February 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Diana Dee Combo

The Dominoes

Joy

Marshall Wendy Nash

The Sion Hill Harpists

Cloda Rogers

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Johnny Pearson & His Trio

Southern Song Album 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 27th February 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Duffy Power

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.00 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Come The Girls 9:15 - 9:20 pm (first in series)

Susan Maughan interviewed in recording studio by Alan Freeman with Peter Knight and performs two songs

AR The Bing Crosby Show 9:40 - 10:30 pm

NB An American production recorded at AR’s studios at Wembley in 1962, and in return AR get the first refusal to show it in the UK.

Bing Crosby

Marion Ryan

Shirley Bassey

Granada Let's Dance 11.15 - 11.42 pm (first in series)

Marion Ryan

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Thursday 28th February 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

content unknown

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Jean Hart

WWN Moment of Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.15 - 11.45 pm


Friday 1st March 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Hall and MacGregor

BBC Holliday At Home 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Michael Holliday

The Barry Sisters

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Ronnie Carroll

AR Songs from Time, Gentlemen Please! 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Compilation show hosted by Daniel Farson

Kim Cordell

Anglia The Metal Music Man 11.00 - 11.10 pm

content unknown


Saturday 2nd March 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Harry H Corbett, Alan Dell, Dusty Springfield, Millicent Martin

Guest -

BBC That was The Week That Was 10.45 - 11.35 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC ABC At Large 11:00 - 11:50 pm

The Beatles, Brian Epstein, Gerry Marsden - all interviewed by David Hamilton

Gerry and The Pacemakers - How Do You Do It?

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Frankie Vaughan

Petula Clark

Terry Lightfoot’s Jazzmen

Jimmy Crawford

Peter Gordeno

Little Eva

Karl Denver (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Kent Walton and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.04 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Anne Shelton


Sunday 3rd March 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ATV London Track The Man Down 1955 movie with Petula Clark 2.25 - 3.50 pm


Monday 4th March 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

The Countrymen

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Dick Kallman

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm (first in third series)

Harry Jacobson

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN, on Anglia 7th March 1963

content unknown

Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 5th March 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Federals

The Jack and Jill Four

The Patton Brothers

Steve Perry

The Bachelors

Jackie Trent

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.30 pm

The Countrymen

AR Here and Now 6:45 – 7:00 pm

The world of pop music

AR An Appointment with Leonard Bernstein 10.45 - 11.15 pm

interviewed by Lord Herewood


Wednesday 6th March 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Acker Bilk

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Rose Brennan

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Comes The Girls 9:15 - 9:30 pm

The Springfields with Ivor Raymonde recording Say I Won't Be There

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Granada Let's Dance 11.17 - 11.57 pm

Marion Ryan

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Thursday 7th March 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Alma Cogan

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 8th March 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Oscar Peterson - interview

AR Tubby Hayes Plays Flute and Vibes 6:45 - 7:00 pm (NB Also seen listed in TV Times as Tubby Hayes Plays The Blues)

With the Quintet, Joy Marshall, Ronnie Scott

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Let’s Dance 11:12 - 11:50 pm

Marion Ryan with John Drake and his Crewmates are regulars in this Come Dancing type show


Saturday 9th March 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Carole Carr, Spike Milligan, Chris Montez, Jeannette Scott

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.30 - 11.20 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Both Tommy Roe and Chris Montez were on the current Beatles UK tour. They take up all of the second section of the show with sets facing each other.

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Tommy Roe - The Folk Singer

Chris Montez

The Karl Denver Trio

Valerie Masters

Mike Cotton’s Jazzmen

Don Spencer

Guest DJ Jack Train and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Patsy Ann Noble


Sunday 10th March 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Harry Secombe

ABC Tempo 5.40 - 6.05 (repeat of 7th October 1962)

God's Trombones / Black Nativity

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.35 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Judy Garland

The King Brothers


Monday 11th March 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

BBC Come Dancing: The Carl Alan Awards 10.15 pm - end

Frank Ifield – I Remember You

Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - Sukiyaki

Mr Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband – Stranger on The Shore

Joe Loss

plus finals of the London Twist contest

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Harry Jacobson

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on WWN, on Anglia 14th March 1963

content unknown

Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 12th March 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Belltones

Ronnie Brewster

The Doble-Aires

Sally Green

Michael Powell

The Swinging Blue Jeans

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Song Album 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 13th March 1963

BBC Variety Club Of Great Britain Awards 10.45 - 11.05 pm

Billy Cotton

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Granada Let’s Dance 11.15 - 11.55 pm

Marion Ryan

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Thursday 14th March 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

Frank Ifield


Friday 15th March 1963

BBC Still Life 9.25 - 11.05 pm

Play, Peter McEnery plays a pop singer

Grampian View Finder

Annie Ross - interview

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Saturday 16th March 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Catherine Boyle, Angela Douglas, David Gell, Sid James

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Brenda Lee

Ronnie Carroll

Mike Sarne

Julie Grant

Sounds Incorporated

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Tony Holland

Guest DJ Jimmy Young and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Shani Wallis


Sunday 17th March 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

George Chisholm

BBC Monitor 10.00 - 10.45 pm

Jack Good at recording session

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

NB Director Albert Locke returns after a possible sight-threatening condition struck him eight weeks before

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Bobby Rydell

ATV 24 Hour Call: Cry For Help 11.05 - 11.45 pm

Medical drama with Noel Harrison

ABC Music For Dreaming 11.40 pm - end

contents unknown


Monday 18th March 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Ronnie Aldrich and his Trio

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7:00 - 7:30 pm, also on WWN

content unknown

Southern Their Kind Of Music 11.02 - 11.32 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 19th March 1963

BBC Living Today 1.30 - 2.05 pm

Millicent Martin

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Jimmy Crawford and The Ravens

Annette Dorly and Ian Simmons

Kim Martyn

Grant Tracey and The Sunsets

Valtino and The Walker Twins

Tyne Tees One O'Clock Show

Max Bygraves

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 20th March 1963

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Come The Girls 9:15 - 9:30 pm

NB Anglia shows the Brenda Lee edition

Carole Deene with Harry Robinson

Anglia Music Match 9:45 - 10:15 pm

content unknown

Granada Let’s Dance 11.15 - 11.55 pm

Marion Ryan

Johnny Drake and his Crowmates

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Friday 22nd March 1963

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Billie Davis

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Saturday 23rd March 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Jane Asher, Henry Mancini, Pete Murray, Marcie Blaine

Guest -

BBC Eurovision Song Contest: Grand Prix 1963 9:00 - 10:30 pm

Esther Ofarim (Switzerland)

Françoise Hardy (Monaco)

Nana Mouskouri (Luxembourg)

Ronnie Carroll (UK)

BBC That Was The Week That Was 11.05 - 11.55 pm

The show plays Don Charles' 'Angel of Love', a record that the BBC had banned on religious reasons, stating that some people might take offence

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

John Leyton

Mr Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband

The Springfields

Mark Wynter

Maureen Evans

Kenny Lynch

Barry Bennett

Guest DJ Sam Costa and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.04 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Kathy Kirby


Sunday 24th March 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

The Billy Cotton Band

Adam Faith

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

content unknown

ABC Music For Dreaming 11.40 - 11.50 pm

contents unknown


Monday 25th March 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Ronnie Aldrich and his Trio

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also WWN, on Anglia 28th March 1963

content unknown


Tuesday 26th March 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Barry Barnett

Kevin Ross

The Ivel River Boys

Zack Laurence

Samantha Lee

Wout Steenhuis

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Kenny Lynch

AR Password 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Quiz with guest Noel Harrison

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Mark Wynter


Wednesday 27th March 1963

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

AR Tubby Hayes Plays 10:30 - 10:45 pm

Tubby Hayes Quintet

Ronnie Scott

Granada Let’s Dance 11.15 - 11.55 pm

Marion Ryan

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Thursday 28th March 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

content unknown


Friday 29th March 1963

AR Close Up 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Adam Faith

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Brenda Lee


Saturday 30th March 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Jury - Jimmy Henney, Hattie Jacques, Eric Sykes, Margaret Whiting

Guest -

BBC William The Peacemaker 5.25 - 5.50 pm (first in series)

Stephen Marriott (as Bertie Franks)

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.45 - 11.35 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Billy Fury

Lionel Blair and His Dancers

The John Barry Orchestra

Mike Preston

Bobby Rydell

Marcie Blaine

Guest DJ Alan Freeman and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.04 pm

Joe 'Mister Piano' Henderson

Miki & Griff

ABC The Human Jungle 10.05 - 11.00 pm (first episode)

Theme performed by The John Barry Orchestra


Sunday 31st March 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Ronnie Carroll

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm

ABC Late Night Date 11.20 pm - end

contents unknown


Monday 1st April 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN. Channel and Westward show it on on 7th April 1963.

Kenny Lynch


Tuesday 2nd April 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

NB The final show broadcast from Bristol, the show moved to London from next week onwards

Ian Crawford and The Boomerangs

Don and Nichol

Gerry and The Pacemakers

The Magicords

Sherlie Young

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 3rd April 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Barbara Windsor (as a singer)

AR Here and Now 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Looks at folk singers

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Mahalia Jackson 8.55 - 9.00 pm

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Come The Girls 9:15 - 9:30 pm

NB Anglia and ATV show the Brenda Lee edition

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Petula Clark

ATV Startime: The Million Pound Show 9:45 - 10:32 pm (entertainment for budget day)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Alma Cogan – Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket (NB she had a bad cold at time of recording)

The King Brothers & The Kaye Sisters – We’re In The Money

Edmund Hockeridge – Three Coins In The Fountain

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Granada Let's Dance 11.13 - 11.53 pm

Marion Ryan

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Thursday 4th April 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Sheila Southern

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Tommy Roe

AR Here Come The Girls 9.15 - 9.30 pm

The Vernons Girls with Mike Leander


Friday 5th April 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

The Springfields

AR David Frost Says Let’s Twist on the Riviera 6.45 - 7.00 pm (repeat)

WWN Moment For Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unkown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Donegan’s On Again! 10:15 - 10:45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

The Grandisons

Bob Wallis and his Storeyville Jazzmen

Tyne Tees Friday Magazine

Mark Wynter


Saturday 6th April 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Alan Freeman, Dolores Gray, Barbara Windsor, Jimmy Young

Guest -

BBC The Bing Crosby Show 9:20 - 10:00 pm

Mary Martin

Andre Previn

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.35 - 11.25 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Adam Faith - possibly singing a song from his new LP From Adam With Love

Brook Benton (subject to confirmation)

Winifred Attwell

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Cleo Laine

Jess Conrad - It's About Time

Eric Delaney Band

Wes Sands - There's Lots More Where That Came From

Guest DJ Pete Murray and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc (also seen as Alan Freeman)

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8:25 - 9:00 pm

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Sheila Buxton

ABC The Human Jungle: The Flipside Man 10:05 - 11:00 pm

Jess Conrad plays pop idol Danny Pace who keeps seeing a double of himself - Downtown Tonight, I Don't Care What People Say, It's About Time, One of these Days


Sunday 7th April 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Russ Conway

ATV The Harry Secombe Show 8.25 - 9.35 pm

Harry Secombe

Jill Day

TWW Mahalaia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm

ABC Late Night Date 11.20 pm - end

The Raindrops

The Kenny Powell Trio


Monday 8th April 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Marion Keene

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Karl Denver

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN. On Channel and Westward on 14th April 1963.

content unknown


Tuesday 9th April 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Cadets

Yvonne Marsh

The Malcolm Price Trio

Unit Four

Tino Valdi

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:55 pm

The Beatles - From Me To You, Please Please Me

Bert Weedon - Night Cry

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Mr Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband


Wednesday 10th April 1963

BBC North Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm (first in new series)

The Barry Sisters

Ian Campbell & His Folk Group

Steve Benbow

Southern Day By Day

Alma Cogan

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Mark Wynter

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Gerry & The Pacemakers

WWN Moment For Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Mahalia Jackson 8.55 - 9.00 pm

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.15 pm

content unknown

Granada Let's Dance 11.25 - 11.55 pm

Marion Ryan

Border Make Mine Country Style

contents unknown


Thursday 11th April 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

content unknown

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Lucille Mapp


Friday 12th April 1963 Good Friday

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Dany Claire

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Paul & Paula

TWW Moment For Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Saturday 13th April 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Sabrina, Arthur Askey, June Thorburn, Steve Race

Guest -

BBC The Andy Stewart Show 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Shani Wallis

Edmund Hockridge

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.30 - 11.25 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Branda Lee

Russ Conway

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen - Casablanca

Barbara Windsor - Sparrows Can't Sing

Shane Fenton

Bick Ford - Cheat Cheat (aka Robert Bickford, a Daily Mail reporter who was put through the star making process by Robert Stigwood for a series of reports)

Guest DJ Keith Fordyce and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.04 pm

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Cleo Laine

Anglia Jazz Scene USA 11.20 - 11.50 pm

Teddy Buckner and his Dixieland All-Stars


Sunday 14th April 1963 Easter Sunday

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ABC Tempo 5.40 - 6.05

One Man And His Song - with Martin Carthy, Rory McEwan, Ian Campbell Folk Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Frank Ifield

The Kingston Trio


Monday 15th April 1963 Easter Monday

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN. On Channel and Westward 21st April 1963.

content unknown


Tuesday 16th April 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6:25 - 6:50 pm

The Beatles - From Me To You, Thank You Girl, Please Please Me

Hank Locklin

Bobbi Carrol

Rok and Tino

Wout Steenhuis

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Scene at 6.30

NB The Beatles were penciled in to appear

Del Shannon

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.15 - 11.20 pm


Wednesday 17th April 1963

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Barry Sisters

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Tillotson

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall 9.45 - 10.40 pm

Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett

TWW Limelight 10.40 - 10.55 pm (USA series) also on Anglia

Duane Eddy

Granada Let's Dance 11.20 pm - 12.00 am

Marion Ryan


Thursday 18th April 1963

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 19th April 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Carol Deene

AR Close Up on British Musicals 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Tommy Steele talks about his new movie It’s All Happening

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Donegan’s On Again! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Bob Wallis & Storyville Jazzmen

The Grandisons

Jill Westlake


Saturday 20th April 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Alan Dell, Louise Dunn, Harry Fowler, Julia Lockwood

Guest -

BBC A Touch Of The Sun (cancelled due to a dispute between proposed host Dick Emery and the BBC)

Gary Miller

The Springfields

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.40 pm - end

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm. also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Del Shannon - Little Town Flirt, Two Kinds of Teardrops

Johnny Tillotson

The Beatles - From Me To You

Bert Weedon

Mike Berry

The Vernons Girls

The Dave Clark Five

Susan Maughan (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Kent Walton and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.00 pm

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Jill Day


Sunday 21st April 1963

ABC Tempo 5.40 - 6.05 pm

Lions Led By Donkeys - an look at Oh What A Lovely War, the West End musical about World War I

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.35 pm

Hosted by Noman Vaughan

content unknown

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm


Monday 22nd April 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Johnny Pearson

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, on Channel and Westward on 28th April 1963

content unknown


Tuesday 23rd April 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Batons

Ed Corrie's Jazz Band

The Garland Sisters

Gord Lightfoot

The O'Shea Harpists

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Cleo Laine

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Toni Carroll

WNN Moment For Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 24th April 1963

ATV Lunch Box 1.32 - 2.15 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Kenny Lynch - Misery (singing to a group of bloodhounds)

AR Boy Meets Girl 9.48 - 10.33 pm

Daniel Farson documentary on courtship, broadcast on the day of a royal wedding

Mike Sarne

Granada Let's Dance 11.13 - 11.53 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 25th April 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.50 pm

Adam Faith & The Roulettes

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

The Springfields

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Del Shannon

WNN Moment For Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 26th April 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Mark Wynter

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Donegan’s On Again! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Bob Wallis & Storyville Jazzmen

The Grandisons

Jill Westlake


Saturday 27th April 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Keith Fordyce, Sheila Hancock, Henry Mancini, Jean Metcalfe

Guest -

BBC The Andy Stewart Show 7.45 - 8.30 pm

The King Brothers

Carole Deane

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.35 - 11.25 pm

Millicnet Martin

Cleo Laine

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:30 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB The show returns to its original studios in Aston, Birmingham having moved down to ABC's Teddington Lock studios in London

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Dickie Valentine

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Scarlett O'Hara

The King Brothers

Gene Vincent – Held For Questioning

Tommy Roe

Mike Cotton Jazzmen

Grazina Frame

Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas

Guest DJ Ted King and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Arthur Haynes Show 8.25 - 9.00 pm

Joe ‘Mister Piano’ Henderson

Kenny Ball’s Jazzband


Sunday 28th April 1963

BBC The Cliff Richard Show 7:25 - 8:10 pm

NB The show also featured Robert Morley who co-starred with them in The Young Ones

Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Bachelor Boy, Walk Right In, Greensleeves / All Through The Night / Molly Malone / The Lewis Bridal Song, Carnival, Lucky Lips

The Shadows - Foot Tapper

Milicent Martin - Just In Time, New Fangled Tango

Cliff Richard & Millicent Martin - It's I Do

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Pat Boone

Adele Leigh

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm


Monday 29th April 1963

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm on Channel and Westward 5th May 1963

content unknown


Tuesday 30th April 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Beryl Brydon

Jan Burnnette

The Koalas

Alan Randall

Johnny Sandon and The Remo Four

Ricky Wilson and The Young Ones

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Southern Going Up 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Christine Campbell (singer) with Art Jones and his Quartet

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.15 - 11.20 pm


Wednesday 1st May 1963

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Steve Benbow

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Comes The Girls 9:15 - 9:30 pm

Brenda Lee in recording studio setting, hosted by Alan Freeman

Brenda Lee with Sounds Incorporated - excerpts of Sweet Nothings, Speak To Me Pretty, I'm Sorry, All Alone Am I, and others

Granada Let's Dance 11.13 - 10.58 pm

Marion Ryan

Grampian Teenbeat

Hosted by Andy Lothian

Regulars The Mystery Men, Sheila Mitchell, Tony Vincent, Johnny Hudson

Doug Sheldon

Wayne Gibson & The Dynamics


Thursday 2nd May 1963

BBC Pops And Lenny 5:00 - 5:30 pm (first in third series)

The Tornados

Gerry & The Pacemakers

The Raindrops

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 3rd May 1963

BBC Millicent Martin Sings 10.15 - 10.30 pm

Songs from That Was The Week That Was including Lullaby For Bastards

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Donegan’s On Again! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Bob Wallis & Storyville Jazzmen

The Grandisons

Tyne Tees Roundabout

Mark Wynter


Saturday 4th May 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Dora Bryan, Judith Chalmers, Pete Murray, Andy Williams

Guest -

One fo the records reviewed was The Shirlees "Foolish Little Girl"

BBC Ivor Novello Awards 7:45 - 8:25 pm

Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband

Steve Race - receives award for 'Nicola' from Carole Carr

Ron Grainer receive award for composing the show's theme from Wilfred Brambell

Matt Monro

The Tornados - Telstar (NB The Tornados’ Clavoline didn’t work on the night prompting a comment from host David Jacobs “a different sound to Telstar there”)

Joe Meek receives award for Telstar from David Jacobs

Howard Barnett, Joe Roncoroni, Harold Field receive Best Song of the Year award for 'My Love And Devotion' from Lionel Bart

Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Summer Holiday film clip

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Matt Monro

Bobby Rydell - Forget Him (NB a pre-recorded clip)

The Tornados

Paul & Paula

Clinton Ford

David MacBeth

Jan Burnette

Heinz Burt

Peppi (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Jimmy Henney and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Dave King Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Patsy Ann Noble

ABC The Rave Wave! 11:00 - 11:30 pm

This might have featured film of The Cavern, Liverpool

The Big Three


Sunday 5th May 1963

BBC Meet Sammy Davis Jr 7:25 – 8:10 pm

ABC Sunday Break 6.15 - 655 pm

Go Go Go!

A show which asked young people about the relevance of hymns. This might have featured film of The Cavern, Liverpool

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

NB Andy Williams might have been invited to appear

Susan Maughan receives silver disc for Bobby’s Girl

Kenny Ball's Jazzmen

ABC Tempo 11.20 - 11.40 pm

Amelia Rodriquez (folk singer)

ABC Late Night Date 11.20 pm - end

Kenny Powell Trio

The Raindrops


Monday 6th May 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Sheila Southern

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Eden Kane

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm on Channel and Westward 12th May 1963

content unknown


Tuesday 7th May 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Gill and Terry – John B, Silver Threads and Golden Needles

The Blue Notes Jazz Band

Hansi and Carl

The Joye Sisters

Dick Jordan

The Vikings

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Jerry Lee Lewis

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

The Countrymen


Wednesday 8th May 1963

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Roger Moffat

Steve Benbow

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Annie Ross

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Come The Girls 9.15 - 9.30 pm

Billie Davis recording He’s The One with Charles Blackwell, Robert Stigwood

AR Hippodrome 9:45 - 10:33 pm

Hosted by David Jacobs

Annie Ross - Six Feet of Poppa, Souther Rampart Street Parade


Thursday 9th May 1963

BBC Pops And Lenny 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Susan Maughan

Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazzband

The Raindrops

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Freddie & The Dreamers

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Ronnie Carroll

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

Southern Dad You're A Square (not listed in newspapers)

NB The second pilot show


Friday 10th May 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Johnny Pearson

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Mike Sarne

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR The Odd Man 9.15 - 10.15 pm (drama series)

This Stuff’s Thicker Than Water

James Bolam plays a pop singer, Jake Justice, who believes that his father who was hanged for murder was innocent

ATV Donegan’s On Again! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Bob Wallis & Storyville Jazzmen

The Grandisons

Jill Westlake


Saturday 11th May 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Carole Carr, Angela Douglas, Del Shannon, Johnny Tillotson

Guest -

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia (starts at 5.53pm), TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Joe Brown & Mark Wynter were due to appear duetting on Just For You, but due to filming commitments Brown had to cancel

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Helen Shapiro

Emile Ford - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Group X

Dee Dee Sharp

Billy Fury (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Jimmy Savile and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Dave King Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Patsy Ann Noble


Sunday 12th May 1963

ATV The Harry Secombe Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Harry Secombe

Annie Ross

TWW Mahalaia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm


Monday 13th May 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Alma Cogan

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Billy Fury - When Will You Say I Love You

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Billy Fury


Tuesday 14th May 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Ivor Beynon Accordion Orchestra

The Blue Stars

Glenda Collins

The Reg Guest Trio

Jackolino and Margaret

Val Tino and The Walker Twins

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Bert Weedon (his last appearance in the studio as he will be appearing in a seaside summer show)

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

The Springfields

AR Password 7.00 - 7.30 pm (quiz show)

Humphrey Lyttelton

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.15 - 11.20 pm


Wednesday 15th May 1963

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Steve Benbow

The Barry Sisters

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Lucille Mapp

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Come The Girls 9:15 – 9:30 pm

NB This might have been originally intended for broadcast 24th April 1963

Maureen Evans – Like I Do, I Love How You Love, Tomorrow Is Another Day, Oh What A Guy

Ronnie (also seen as Roy) Bell, of Oriole Records explains the record industry

Granada Let's Dance 11.20 pm - 12.00 am

Marion Ryan


Thursday 16th May 1963

BBC Pops And Lenny 5:00 - 5:30 pm

NB Gerry & The Pacemakers were penciled in to appear

The Beatles - From Me To You, Please Please Me, plus finale After You’ve Gone

The Raindrops

Patsy Ann Noble

BBC Hot Ice (or The Cool DJ Show) 6:25 - 6:50 (first in series)

Hosted by David Jacobs

Ice dancers perform routines to pop records

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Johnny Pearson

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 17th May 1963

BBC Let's Imagine - Writing A Top Pop 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Steve Race, David Jacobs, George Melly

Anglia About Anglia 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Billy Fury - When Will You Say I Love You

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Annie Ross

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Donegan’s On Again! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Bob Wallis & Storyville Jazzmen

The Grandisons

Jill Westlake


Saturday 18th May 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Jacqui Chan, Polly Elwes, Don Moss, plus one

Guest -

BBC The Stanley Baxter Show 7.45 - 8.30 pm

NB This replaced A Touch of the Sun, to be hosted by Dick Emery but cancelled due to a dispute between the BBC and Emery and as a result had been cut down from six shows to four

The Springfields

Gary Miller

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

The Beatles - From Me To You, I Saw Her Standing There

Petula Clark

The Countrymen

Shani Wallis

Al Saxon

Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers

Heidi Brühl

The Guv’nors

Guest DJ Jimmy Young and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Dave King Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Patsy Ann Noble

Patrick MacNee from The Avengers does a song and dance routine

Anglia Jazz Scene 11.20 - 11.50 pm

content unknown


Sunday 19th May 1963

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

The Dallas Boys

TWW Mahalaia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm

Ulster Preview

Jan Burnette


Monday 20th May 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Lena Martell

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Gene Vincent – Held For Questioning

Joy Marshall and the Guv'nors

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

WWN Moment for Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN and Channel

content unknown

Grampian Music In The Gloaming

Sheila White (singer)

The Johnny Scott Quintet


Tuesday 21st May 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers

The Folk Four

Shirley Jackson

The Esquires

Johnny Towers

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

The Countrymen

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Adam Faith

Southern Going Up 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Richard Bono (American born singer and pianist)

TWW Mahalaia Jackson 11.10 - 11.20 pm


Wednesday 22nd May 1963

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Steve Benbow

The Barry Sisters

Ian Campbell Folk Group

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

'Pick A Pop'

Don Spencer

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Alistair Graham

AR Here Come The Girls 9.15 - 9.30 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Millicent Martin with George Martin

Millicent Martin - Meet The Family, Gotta Lotta Living, 59 Songs, Get Lost My Love

ATV The Bob Hope Show 9.45 - 10.33 pm

NB Due to a flaw in the film copy Brenda Lee's song Love Come Back To Me was cut from this show

Brenda Lee & Bob Hope – Big Girls Don’t Cry

Frank Sinatra – Call Me Irresponsible

Robert Goulet

Granada Let's Dance 11.13 - 11.53 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 23rd May 1963

BBC Pops And Lenny 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

Julie Grant

The Raindrops

BBC Hot Ice (or The Cool DJ Show) 6:25 - 6:50

content unknown

BBC Tonight In Person 10.05 - 10.30 pm (repeat of 30th January 1963)

The Limeliters

Nana Mouskori

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Joy Marshall

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Gene Vincent

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 24th May 1963

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Cleo Laine

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Elaine Delmar

ATV Donegan’s On Again! 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Lonnie Donegan – When You’re Smiling

Bob Wallis & Storyville Jazzmen

The Grandisons – Deep Down In Your Heart

Lonnie Donegan & Jill Westlake – Like Strangers


Saturday 25th May 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Eva Bartok, Sam Costa, Jimmy Henney, Nancy Spain

Guest -

BBC Gala Variety Show 9.05 - 10.05 pm

From the Cannes film festival, hosted by David Jacobs

Andy Williams

Charles Trenet

Miriam Makeba

BBC Master of the Signature Tune 10.45 - 11.15 pm

A look at the career of Ron Grainer

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Billy Fury

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

The Brook Brothers - I'm Not Jimmy

Billie Davis - He's The One

Doug Sheldon - Let's Make A Habit Of This

Christine Campbell

Rog Whittaker

Bob Wallis and his Storyville Jazzmen

Guest DJ Tony Hall and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Dave King Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Patsy Ann Noble

Anglia Jazz Scene 11.20 - 11.50 pm

content unknown


Sunday 26th May 1963

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Mark Wynter - Go Away Little Girl, Shy Girl

Jane Morgan

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm


Monday 27th May 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN, Westward, Channel

Mark Wynter

Freddie and The Dreamers


Tuesday 28th May 1963

BBC Television Club (schools) 2:05 - 2:55 pm

How A Record Is Made with Steve Race

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Lisa Ashwood

Alan Beale

The Echoes

Roddy McNeil

The Original Checkmates

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Kenny Lynch

WWN Moment For Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 29th May 1963

WWN Moment For Melody 6.50 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 9:15 - 9:45 pm (first in series)

The Raindrops

Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen

Granada Let's Dance 11.15 - 11.40 pm

Marion Ryan


Thursday 30th May 1963

BBC Pops And Lenny 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Mark Wynter

Eden Kane

The Raindrops

BBC Hot Ice (or The Cool DJ Show) 6.25 - 6.50 pm

content unknown

AR The Flintstones: The Twitch 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Fred Flintstone introduces a new dance craze

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Roy Orbison


Friday 31st May 1963

NB Teledu Cymru, as operated by Wales (West and North), ceases broadcasting tonight. In the future TWW will ovesee its operation.

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 10:15 - 10:45 pm (first in series)

NB inspired by Daniel Farson's show Time Gentlemen Please

Hosted by Ray Martine

The Following singers were regulars throughout the 13 week series

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Julie Rayne

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooke Singers

The Don Harvey Trio

Alan Braden and the Over-Graduates


Saturday 1st June 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Tony Meehan, Barbara Murray, Pete Murray, Annie Ross (NB Haley Mills was due to appear)

Guest -

BBC The Stanley Baxter Show 7:25 - 8:10 pm

The Springfields

Gary Miller

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Pat Boone

Gerry & The Pacemakers

The Tornados

Jimmy Justice

The Polka Dots

Freddie & The Dreamers

Cherry Rowland

Guest DJ Keith Fordyce and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Dave King Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Patsy Ann Noble

Anglia Jazz Scene 11.20 - 11.50 pm

content unknown


Sunday 2nd June 1963

BBC The Country & Western Show 7:25 - 8:10 pm (first in series)

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

ATV Sunday Matinee: Song Of Freedom 2.20 - 3.40 pm movie with Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Miki and Griff

Larry Adler

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm

ABC Late Night Date 11.20 pm - end

The Raindrops

The Kenny Powell Trio


Monday 3rd June 1963 Bank Holiday

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Shane Fenton

Eden Kane

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on WWN, Westward

Eden Kane

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas


Tuesday 4th June 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Embers

Peter Crago

Melville James

Paul and Ann Fox

Mary Martel

The Thames City Jazz Band

David Young

BBC Compact: A Day At The Seaside 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Cleo Laine - Southend On Sea (lyrics by the show's writers Hazel Adair and Peter Ling, music by Steve Race)

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 5th June 1963

Granada The Runaway Bus movie with Petula Clark

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Bachelors

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 9.15 - 9.45 pm

The Raindrops

Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen


Thursday 6th June 1963

BBC Pops And Lenny 5.00 - 5.25 pm

NB Joe Brown might have been penciled in

The Springfields

Billie Davis

The Raindrops

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 7th June 1963

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Mahalia Jackson Sings 8.56 - 9.00 pm

AR Stars And Garters 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Hosted by Ray Martine

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Julie Rayne

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooke Singers

The Don Harvey Trio

Al Saxon

Tyne Tees Roundabout

Bobby Curtola


Saturday 8th June 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.35 - 7.00 pm

NB Due to the cricket test match coverage viewers could watch both Juke Box Jury and Thank Your Lucky Stars tonight without the the usual overlap

Jury - Liz Fraser, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival, Jimmy Young (NB Jet Harris might have been penciled in to be on the jury)

Guest -

BBC The Ken Dodd Show 8:15 – 9:00 pm

Alma Cogan

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray (Brian Mathew was on holiday this week)

Lonnie Donegan

Susan Maughan

The Karl Denver Trio

Eden Kane

Kenny Lynch

Duffy Power

Chris Barber’s Jazz Band

The Four Seasons (pre-recorded clip)

Guest DJ Barry O’Dee and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Dave King Show 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Patsy Ann Noble

Anglia Jazz Scene 11.20 - 11.50 pm

content unknown


Sunday 9th June 1963

BBC The Fabulous Dorseys movie 3.20 - 4.45 pm

BBC Night Club 7.25 - 8.10 pm

1963 Golden Rose Of Montreaux Festival

Night Club (Switzerland) with Esther Ofarim

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

NB Shirley Bassey had to cancel, so was replaced by Frankie Vaughan

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan – When You Were Sweet Sixteen, Hey Momma

TWW Mahalia Jackson Sings 11.20 - 11.50 pm


Monday 10th June 1963

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Annie Ross

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Mike Cotton Band

Southern Sour Rides Again 11.02 - 11.32 pm

Rosemary Squires


Tuesday 11th June 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Ed Corrie's Jazz Band

Frank Daniels

The Meteors

Cloda Rogers

Ray Stanley

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Shane Fenton

Southern Going Up 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Kenny Lynch

Border unknown show

Bobby Curtola


Wednesday 12th June 1963

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

'Pick A Pop'

content unknown

AR The Des O’Connor Show 9.15 - 9.45 pm

The Raindrops

Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Freddie Starr & the Midnighters

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Thursday 13th June 1963

BBC Perspective - On The Pop Music Story 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Alan Freeman (DJ)

Larry Parnes

Beverley Jones & The Mysterions

Dominic Beehan

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.10 - 5.25 pm

BBC Hot Ice or The Cool DJ Show 6:25 - 6:50 pm

content unknown

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 14th June 1963

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Hosted by Ray Martine

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Julie Rayne

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooke Singers

The Don Harvey Trio

Lyn Perry


Saturday 15th June 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Juliette Greco, Jean Metcalfe, Peter Sellers, Maurice Woodruff

Guest -

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

John Leyton

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

The Bachelors

Julie Grant - That's How Heartaches Are Made

Tommy Bruce

Jackie Trent - Melancholy Me

Bobby Curtola - Gypsy Heart

Diana Dors

Joe Brown (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Peter Noble and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 8:30 - 9:00 pm (first in new series)

Joe Brown and His Bruvvers

Anglia Jazz Scene 11.20 - 11.50 pm

content unknown


Sunday 16th June 1963

BBC The Country And Western Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

Pete Stanley and His Tennessee Mountaineers

The Blue Grass Group

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Frank Ifield

Marion Ryan

The Shadows

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.15 - 11.20 pm


Monday 17th June 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 9:30 - 9.59 pm, 7.00 - 7.30 pm on Channel, Westward, WWN

content unknown


Tuesday 18th June 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Eden Kane

The Cadets

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

Janet Punter

Kevin Ross

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Diana Dors - Crazy He Calls Me

AR Password 7.00 - 7.30 pm (quiz)

Alma Cogan (on panel)


Wednesday 19th June 1963

BBC Wednesday Magazine 1.30 - 2.05 pm

Julliette Greco

Westward The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 6:05 - 6:30 pm

With Rick Nelson

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Come The Girls 9:15 - 9:30

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Alma Cogan with Norman Newell


Thursday 20th June 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.10 - 5.25 pm

BBC Hot Ice or The Cool DJ Show 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30

Eden Kane

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30pm

panel show with Glen Mason

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 21st June 1963

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30. - 7.00 pm

Jim Reeves

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7:00 - 7:30 pm (first in series)

NB It would also be shown by Grampian, Tyne Tees and Border. The show got into the local TAM rating in the first week.

Hosted by Sandra Stone

Panel - singer Gary Mills and his father Charlie, Melanie Franklin and her mother Claire, Steve Stevenson, Brian Ferguson

Discs featured - Bobby Vee, Gene Vincent, John Leyton, The Fleet Street and Tin Pan Alley Darts Team Jazzband

Westward Magazine

Eden Kane

TWW Mahalaia Jackson Sings 8.56 - 7.00 pm

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Hosted by Ray Martine

Clinton Ford – I Love My Baby, The Curse of an Aching Heart

Kathy Kirby

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Julie Rayne

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooke Singers

The Don Harvey Trio


Saturday 22nd June 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Jury - Jane Asher, Allan Dell, Dorothy Peterson, Sandy Baron

Guest -

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:55 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Adam Faith

Ketty Lester - Warm Summer Days

Mark Wynter

The Four Seasons

Don Charles

Cloda Rogers

Rod and Carolyn

Cyril Davis and His Rhythm and Blues All-Stars

Guest DJ Kent Walton and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.30 - 9.04 pm

Mr Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband

Anglia Jazz Scene 11.20 - 11.50 pm

content unknown


Sunday 23rd June 1963

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

The Shadows – three numbers

Joan Regan

TWW Mahalia Jackson 11.20 - 11.25 pm


Monday 24th June 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Lucille Mapp - Little Girl Blue

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Cymbal

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7:00 - 7:30 pm, also on Channel, WWN

Richard Bono

Jackie Trent

Kenny Lynch

Alex Welch and his Dixeland Band


Tuesday 25th June 1963

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5.00 - 5.25 pm

content unknown

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

The Brook Brothers

AR Password 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Pete Murray (on panel)


Wednesday 26th June 1963

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

'Pick A Pop'

Debbie Lee

Westward The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 6.05 - 6.30 pm

with Rick Nelson

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 7.00 pm

Danny Williams

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Come The Girls 9.15 - 9.30 pm

Julie Grant with Tony Hatch – Up On The Roof, You Can Count On Me, That’s How Heartaches Are Made, Lonely Sixteen


Thursday 27th June 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.10 - 5.25 pm

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Diana Dors (as a singer)

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30pm

panel show with Glen Mason

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 28th June 1963

BBC November In New York 10:20 – 10:50 pm (repeat 4th January 1963)

film with Anthony Newley

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Cleo Lanie

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7:00 - 7:30 pm

contents unknown

TWW Mahalia Jackson Sings 8.55 - 9.00 pm

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Hosted by Ray Martine

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Julie Rayne

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooke Singers

The Don Harvey Trio


Saturday 29th June 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Jury - John Lennon, Katie Boyle, Bruce Prochnik, Caroline Maudling (daughter of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Reginald Maudling)

Guest -

BBC The Stanley Baxter Show 7.50 - 8.35 pm

The Springfields

Gary Miller

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Southern (same time as ABC) (first in series)

NB This was possibly originally scheduled to include The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Diana Dors, Adam Faith, The Breakaways, Kenneth Cope, Mark Wynter, Julie Grant. This was the first Merseybeat special and watched in over six million homes, reaching 4 in the TAM ratings list.

Hosted by Pete Murray

The Beatles - From Me To You, I Saw Her Standing There

Gerry & The Pacemakers

The Vernons Girls

Kenneth Cope with The Breakaways - Hands Off

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

The Big Three

Lee Curtis & The All-Stars - Let's Stomp

The Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet

Guest DJ Kenneth Cope and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7:40 – 8:30 pm (first edition in new format replacing the proposed Russ Conway series)

Hosted by Mike & Bernie Winters

Dickie Valentine

Susan Maughan

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The King Brothers

ABC Rave! 11:00 - 11:30 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Tony Tanner, Sheila Falconer

Looking at dance trends including the twist, also a visit to a 'hot gospel club'

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 30th June 1963

BBC The Country & Western Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

The Blue Grass Group

BBC The Sunday Play: She's A Free Country 9.00 - 9.50 pm

Poly Perkins - sings theme and acts in the play

ATV Sunday Spectacular: The Maurice Chevalier Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Joan Regan

Winifred Atwell


Monday 1st July 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Westward, WWN

content unknown


Tuesday 2nd July 1963

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

AR Password 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Carole Carr


Wednesday 3rd July 1963

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm (NB shown on Fridays in other regions)

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby – The Waiter and The Porter and the Upstairs Maid

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooks Singers

The Don Harvey Trio

Alan Braden and The Band

AR Mahalia Jackson 8.52 - 9.00 pm

A series of thirteen weekly spots featuring Mahalia Jackson, also shown on TWW

Backed by Mildred Falls (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Shelley Mann (drums), Rod Mitchell (bass)


Thursday 4th July 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.10 - 5.25 pm

BBC (Scotland) Hootnannie

Josh McRea, Eleanor Leith, Gordeanna McCulloch, Anne Neilson, David Knox, Archie & Cindy Fisher, Bobby Campbell

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel show with Glen Mason

Granada It’s Young Again 7:30 - 8:00 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Alan Young of Mr Ed fame

The Avons (regulars)

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 5th July 1963

BBC (Scotland) Hootnannie

Josh McRea, Eleanor Leith, Gordeanna McCulloch, Anne Neilson, David Knox, Archie & Cindy Fisher, Bobby Campbell

Southern Dad, You’re A Square

Panel - Laurie Henshaw ('Disc' writer)

Scottish Studio Downbeat 6.30 - 7.00 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Raymond Boyd

contents unknown

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalaia Jackson

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

The Raindrops

Terry Lightfoot and His Jazzmen


Saturday 6th July 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 7.00 - 7.35 pm

Jury - Ian Charmichael, Alma Cogan, Steve Race, June Ritchie

Guest -

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern, Tyne Tees (same time as ABC)

NB The show enters the ratings top ten as 5.7 million homes tuned in, reaching 7 in the TAM top ten.

Hosted by Pete Murray

Craig Douglas

The Springfields

Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazzband

Rolf Harris

Dorothy Baker

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

Guest DJ Sam Costa and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Petula Clark

Matt Monro

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Sheila Buxton

ABC Rave! 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Tanner, Sheila Falconer

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 7th July 1963

BBC Music Of The World - part two 8.15 - 9.00 pm

NB UNICEF show

Tommy Steele

Marlene Dietrich – Where Have All The Flowers Gone

Charles Trenet – La Mer

Yma Sumac

Nina and Frederick

ABC Best Of Friends: All Of A Zither 3.15 - 3.45 pm

Shirley Abicair

ABC Summer Spectacular: The Bob Monkhouse Hour 8:25 - 9:25 pm

Mark Wynter

Shani Wallis


Monday 8th July 1963

BBC Blue Peter 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Songs from Rolf Harris

BBC The Choice is Yours 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Larry Adler

BBC Anthony Newley – A Do It Yourself Film Profile 10:15 – 10:45 pm

Newley makes his own documentary while also promoting his new movie The Small World of Sammy Lee

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 9th July 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Embers

Paul Fox and Ann

Melville James

Mary Martel

The Thames City Jazz Band

David Young

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 10th July 1963

BBC Talking Sport 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Tommy Steele talks abut football

BBC Kenneth McKellar 9.50 - 10.20 pm

Le Duo Ofarim

Channel Pop Spot 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooks Singers

The Don Harvey Trio

Alan Braden And The Band

ITV The Bob Hope Show 9:45 - 10:25 pm

Dean Martin – A Face In The Crowd

Martha Raye - I Remember April

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Thursday 11th July 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.10 - 5.25 pm

BBC Hot Ice or The Cool DJ Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

content unknown

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

Granada It’s Young Again 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Avons

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 12th July 1963

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

The Raindrops

Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen

Grampian Joe and The Music

Joe Gordon

Kenny Lynch

Eleanor Leith

Bill Burnett

Scottish Studio Downbeat

contents unknown


Saturday 13th July 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Esma Cannon, Pip Hinton, Bunny Lewis, Albert Finney

Guest -

BBC The Dick Emery Show 7:50 - 8:35 pm (first in series)

Gary Miller

The Springfields

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Helen Shapiro

Johnny Cymbal

The Viscounts

Mickie Most

The Rolling Stones - Come On (Wearing the houndstooth jackets which were bought especially for the show. Host Pete Murray made a comment about the Hairdressers' Union wanting to see them after the show. Keith nearly got into a fight with members of the Irish showband The Cadets backstage mocking what they were wearing.)

Patsy Ann Noble

The Cadets

Guest DJs Jimmy Henney, Jane Shaw and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Craig Douglas with Barbara Von Der Heyde - Danke Schoen

The Peter Sisters

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The King Brothers

Janie Marden

ABC Rave! 11.00 - 11.30 pm

The Springfields - Come On Home

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 14th July 1963

BBC The Country And Western Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

The Blue Grass Group

ATV The Roy Castle Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Cleo Laine


Monday 15th July 1963

BBC Hiss Vs Hi-Fi 6:50 - 7:29 pm

The history the gramophone

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm, also on Channel

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Jimmy Justice,Gerry and the Pacemakers,Kenny Lynch and Johnnie Gray

The Dennisons

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Channel

content unknown


Tuesday 16th July 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 7.30 pm

The Gaybelles

Myrna Robertson

The Young Ones

Ray Fell

Terry Burton

The Peter Crawford Trio

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 17th July 1963

BBC Kenneth McKellar 9.50 - 10.20 pm

Larry Adler

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

'Pick A Pop'

Jackie Trent

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Cleo Laine

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooks Singers

The Don Harvey Trio

Alan Braden And The Band

The Costas Brothers


Thursday 18th July 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.10 - 5.25 pm

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Temperance Seven

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

Granada It’s Young Again 7.30 - 8.00 pm

NB Alan Young would later claim of the series that “It just didn’t work out as it should have done. It just wasn’t up to standard”

The Avons

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalaia Jackson


Friday 19th July 1963

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Springfields

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7:00 - 7:30 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 10.15 - 10.45 pm

The Raindrops

Terry Lightfoot and His Jazzmen

Grampian Joe and The Music

Joe Gordon

Bilie Davis

Bill Burnett

Scottish Studio Downbeat

contents unknown


Saturday 20th July 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Keith Fordyce, France Nuyen, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams

Guest -

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Frankie Vaughan

Mark Wynter

Petula Clark

Gene Vincent – Crazy Beat

The Dakotas

The Kestrels

Jennie Moss

Guest DJ Jimmy Savile and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The King Brothers

Susan Maughan

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Russ Conway - Only You And Me

ABC Rave! 10.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 21st July 1963

ATV The All-Star Show 8:25 - 9:25 pm

A charity show organised by The Stars Organisation for Spastics

Bert Weedon

Eve Boswell

Alma Cogan

Dennis Lotis

Harry Secombe

David Jacobs


Monday 22nd July 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Channel

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Daryl Quist


Tuesday 23rd July 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Mickie Most

Lesley Duncan

The Chariots

Jack Freedman

Ralph and Barbara Tobert

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Billy Fury


Wednesday 24th July 1963

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Billy J Kramer

Channel Pop Spot 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooks Singers

The Don Harvey Trio

Alan Braden And The Band

Kim Cordell


Thursday 25th July 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.00 - 5.15 pm

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5:15 - 5:50 (first in series)

NB Mike Sarne and American organist Douglas Duke might have been penciled in for this week

Hosted by Rolf Harris

Alma Cogan

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers

Maggie Becker (Australian singer)

BBC The Good Old Days 9.25 - 10.00 pm

Dickie Valentine

BBC (Scottish) Hootnannie

Alex McEwan

Eleanor Leith

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Jan Burnette

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

Granada It’s Young Again 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Avons

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalaia Jackson


Friday 26th July 1963

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Caravelles

BBC (Scottish) Hootnannie

The Corrie Folk Trio

Paddie Bell

Grampian Joe and The Music

The Hollies

Scottish Studio Downbeat

Danny Williams

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm


Saturday 27th July 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:35 - 7:00 pm

Jury - Carol Deene, David Gell, Nancy Spain, Paul Wallace

Guest -

BBC The Dick Emery Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Springfields

Gary Miller

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Billy Fury

Joe Brown

Shane Fenton - Don't Do That

The King Brothers

Daryl Quist

The Clyde Valley Sompers

Kathy Kirby

Guest DJ Muriel Young and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Vera Lynn

Gerry & The Pacemakers

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The King Brothers

Sheila Southern

ABC Rave! 11.00 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 28th July 1963

BBC The Country & Western Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

The Blue Grass Group

Shani Wallis

ATV Summer Spectacular: The Jo Stafford Show 8:25 - 9:25 pm

Jo Stafford

Peggy Lee

The Polka Dots


Monday 29th July 1963

BBC Monitor: Pop Goes The Easel 10.15 - 11.00 pm (repeat 25th March 1962)

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Alma Cogan (cancelled her appearance)

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 30th July 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Four Ramblers

Tamara Arnold and Paul Taylor

Julie Jones

Peter Fenton

Myrna Robertson

BBC Music In Camera 10.15 - 10.50 pm

Tommy Reilly

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

AR Password 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Steve Race

Border Robin, Jimmie and Steve

Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor, Steve Benbow


Wednesday 31st July 1963

Channel Pop Spot 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Nigel Brooks Singers – Everything Is Coming Up Roses

The Don Harvey Trio

Alan Braden And The Band

Phyllis Arthur

Rose Brennan

Westward The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriett 6.05 - 6.30 pm

with Rick Nelson

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson


Thursday 1st August 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.00 - 5.15 pm

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5:15 - 5:50 pm

NB Neil Sedaka and Chubby Checker would have appeared on the 1st or 8th August if negotiations had been successful. Similarly John Leyton might have also been penciled in

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret, Bad To Me

The Dakotas - The Cruel Sea

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

Gregory Phillips - Angie

AR Don’t Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Jess Conrad (not listed in TV Times), Glen Mason

Granada It’s Young Again 7.30 - 8.00 pm

The Avons

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalaia Jackson


Friday 2nd August 1963

AR Holiday Music 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Nevil Whiting

Barbara Brown

The Ted Taylor Four

Percy Press

Vince Hill

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Grampian Joe and The Music

Joe Gordon

Robin MacDonald (guitarist with The Dakotas)

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown


Saturday 3rd August 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Angela Douglas, Jimmy Henney, Janette Scott, Jimmy Young

Guest -

BBC The Andy Williams Show 7:50 - 8:35 pm

Andy Williams

The Osmond Brothers

The New Christy Minstrels

Sammy Davis Jr

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Frank Ifield - I'm Confessin'

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - Acapulco 1922, I Still Love You All

Ronnie Carroll

Freddie & The Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now

The Swinging Blue Jeans

Maureen Scott

Guest DJ Don Moss and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9:30 - 10:00 pm

content unknown

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

The Kaye Sisters

Ronnie Hilton

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 4th August 1963

BBC Millie 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Millicent Martin Special

Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth

Ronnie Carroll


Monday 5th August 1963 Bank Holiday

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Steve Race

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7:00 - 7:30 pm, also on Westward, Channel, WWN

content unknown


Tuesday 6th August 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Johnny Temple

Bern Elliott & The Fabulous Fenmen

Monya Winzer

Bertie Gaunt

Roy Douglas

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

AR No Hiding Place: Alexander's Ragtime Girl 8.00 - 9.00 pm

features Rick Jones playing Ricky, a guitar player from Liverpool

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10:45 – 11:15 pm

Tubby Hayes

Dinah Kaye

Steve Race


Wednesday 7th August 1963

BBC This Is Your Life: Harry Secombe 9.50 - 10.20 pm (Repeat of 1958)

BBC Nobody Loves A Man In Jail 10:20 - 10:50 pm

Documentary on prison life

Music by Carter / Lewis & The Southerners

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Don Harvey Trio

The Nigel Brook Singers

Alan Braden and his Band


Thursday 8th August 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.00 - 5.15 pm

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5.15 - 5.50 pm

The Deep River Boys

Susan Maughan

Bruce Lacey & The Alberts

Matt Monro

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 (first in series)

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Don’t Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalaia Jackson


Friday 9th August 1963

AR Holiday Music 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Barbara Brown

Sonny Farrar

John Leyton

The Ted Taylor Four

AR Close Up 6.13 - 6.43 pm

A look at the films of Elvis Presley

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 7:00 - 7:30 pm (first edition) shown across the ITV network except for ATV Midlands, Southern, TWW

NB Joe Brown was possibly scheduled to appear, but didn’t

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, David Gell

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout, Do You Love Me? (in a 1965 piece in Disc Cathy McGowan claimed a group didn't turn up and Brian Poole & The Tremloes did three songs, however this edition was before she joined the show)

Pat Boone - Introduces a clip from ‘The Main Attraction’ movie

Joyce Blair - interview in which she reveals that she is ‘Miss X’, the name on a novelty record about the Profumo affair

Joe Loss - judges dance contest which is won by a twist dancer

Billy Fury - In Summer, Someone Else’s Girl

Chris Barber - interview

Burl Ives - Ugly Bug Ball (clip from ‘Summer Magic’ movie)

Guest DJ: Janette Scott (chooses Diane Ray’s Please Don’t Talk To The Lifeguard)

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7:00 - 7:30 pm

content unknown

Grampian Joe and The Music

Joe Gordon

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalaia Jackson


Saturday 10th August 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Carole Carr, Ted King, Barbara Windsor, Graham Hill (NB Chubby Checker might have been penciled in to appear with Hill replacing him)

Guest -

BBC The Dick Emery Show 7.50 - 8.35 pm

The Springfields

Gary Miller

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB The 100th Show

Hosted by Pete Murray

Cliff Richard - It's All In The Game (Norrie Paramor, Recording Manager presents Cliff with a gold disc for a million sales of The Next Time / Bachelor Boy)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Your Eyes Tell On You

Alma Cogan - Just Once More

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me

The Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout

The Shadows - Granada

Guest DJ Brian Matthew and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

A birthday cake shaped like an old gramophone is brought on at the end

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Marion Ryan

The Dallas Boys

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Shani Wallis

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 11th August 1963

BBC The Country & Western Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

The Kaye Sisters

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

The Blue Grass Group


Monday 12th August 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.30 pm

Robin Hall & Jimmie McGregor

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Channel

content unknown

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Steve Race


Tuesday 13th August 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Ray Allen (who takes over for four weeks)

Davy Graham – Twelve Bar Blues

Yvonne French (singer)

Tony Victor (singer)

Polly Perkins (singer)

Bettina and Bryce

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.45 - 11.15 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 14th August 1963

BBC Go Tell It On The Mountain 10.20 - 10.55 pm

The history of Gospel music

Granada Scene At 6:30 pm 6:30 - 7:00 pm

The Beatles - Twist And Shout

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Don Harvey Trio

The Nigel Brook Singers

Alan Braden and his Band

George Melly

Jean Stevens

AR The Bob Hope Show 9.45 - 10.40 pm

David Rose & His orchestra - Those Giant Eyes, Dead Beat

Patti Page


Thursday 15th August 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.00 - 5.15 pm

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5.15 - 5.50 pm

Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again

Freddie & The Dreamers

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

Rosemary Squires & Rolf Harris – Frankfurter Sandwich

Rosemary Squires – Eso Beso, Pretty Eyed Baby

BBC Hello World 9.25 - 10.10 pm

Rita Moreno

Toni Dalli

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

Mair Davis

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Pete Murray (not listed in TV Times), Glen Mason

Granada Tin Pan Alice 7:30 – 8:00 pm

NB play about an old lady who runs a Tin Pan Alley music shop who is a classical music writer who then writes a hit pop song

Carole Carr - Happiness River

Steve Race

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

ATV Television Playhouse: The Lads 9:45 - 10.45 pm

Play, Tom Courtney's character Doberly sings Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter (and three others written by Trevor Peacock)


Friday 16th August 1963

AR Holiday Music 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Barbara Brown

Sonny Farrar

Billy Fury

The Ted Taylor Four

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 7:00 - 7:30 pm (networked except TWW, Southern)

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, David Gell

The Caravelles

Kathy Kirby

Shane Fenton

Tom Courtney

Screaming Lord Sutch

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Sam Benedict: See No Evil 8.00 - 8.52 pm

Frank Sinatra Jr

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

Grampian Joe and The Music

Joe Gordon

The Dennisons


Saturday 17th August 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Pat Boone, Polly Elwes, Carole Ann Ford, Vic Lewis

Guest -

Records include - The Hollies Searchin' (Pat Boone advises the audience to buy The Coasters original version)

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Chubby Checker - Twist It Up, Surf Party

Susan Maughan - The Verdict Is Guilty

Clinton Ford - Beggar In Love

The Undertakers - Mashed Potato

Val Doonican - Kaw Liga

Tommy Quickly - Tip Of My Tongue

Chris Ravel & The Ravers - I Do

Guest DJ Keith Fordyce and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Valerie Masters

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The King Brothers

Maureen Evans

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 18th August 1963

BBC Meet Sammy Davis Jr 7:25 - 8:10 pm (repeat 5th May 1963)

ATV Summer Spectacular 8:25 - 9:25 pm

Jo Stafford

The Polka Dots

ABC Blackpool Night (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

The Ramblers - Day By Day, In The Good Old Summertime

Elizabeth Larner - The Good Life, If I Ruled The World

Ronnie Hilton - Uglybug Ball, Kisses Can Lie, The Freddie Trueman Calypso


Monday 19th August 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene At 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 pm

The Beatles - She Loves You


Tuesday 20th August 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Viscounts

John Larsen

James Younger

Dorothy Baker

Teddy Foster and Julie Rolls

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.45 - 11.15 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 21st August 1963

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

The show gets to number 10 in the TAM ratings top ten.

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Don Harvey Trio

The Nigel Brook Singers

Alan Braden and his Band

Steve Choral

Ree Diamond


Thursday 22th August 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.00 - 5.15 pm

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5.15 - 5.40 pm

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

Mark Wynter

The Viscounts

Sheila Buxton

Ken Thorne

Ray Davies (singer)

Southern Day By Day 5:55 - 6:40 pm

The Beatles - She Loves You

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson


Friday 23rd August 1963

AR Holiday Music 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Barbara Brown

Sonny Farrar

Maureen Scott

The Ted Taylor Four

AR Close Up 6.13 - 6.43 pm

Tommy Steele interview about his new movie It's All Happening

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 7:00 - 7:30 pm (networked except TWW, Southern)

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, David Gell

Little Peggy March - Hello Heartache Goodbye Love

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Applejack

The Rolling Stones – Come On (band wearing matching waistcoats)

Haley Mills - interview

Heinz

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson


Saturday 24th August 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Jury - Tom Courtnay, Little Peggy March, Peter Noble, Joan Turner

Guest -

BBC The Dick Emery Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Springfields

Gary Miller

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

The Beatles - She Loves You, I’ll Get You (there were complaints to TV Times a couple of weeks' later about Ringo not having a close-up)

Terry Lightfoot and His New Orleans Jazzmen

The Bruisers - Blue Girl

Beryl Marsden (with Red Price on sax) - I Know

The Jeridales

Ray Anton

Ben Richmond - You Gotta Have Love

Guest DJ Jimmy Young and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Kathy Kirby – The Man I Love

The King Brothers

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

NB The Beatles were originally penciled in for this show

Ronnie Carroll

Valerie Masters

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 25th August 1963

BBC The Country And Western Show 7:25 - 8:10 pm

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

The Blue Grass Group

ATV Experiments: Improvisations 5.40 - 6.05 pm

Johnny Dankworth

ATV Putting On the Donegan 8:25 - 9:25 pm

An excerpt of the summer show at Blackpool Queens' Theatre. The show gets to number 9 in the TAM ratings top ten.

Lonnie Donegan

The Kestrels

Jill Westlake

Miki & Griff

The Clark Brothers


Monday 26th August 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Fortunes

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Mike Cotton & His Jazzmen


Tuesday 27th August 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Hosted by Ray Allen

The Corbetts (featuring Harry Corbett with a false moustache)

Val Doonican

Liz Laurie (singer)

Kay Garner (singer)

The Manton Brothers

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Bachelors

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.45 - 11.15 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 28th August 1963

BBC Citizen '63 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Barry Langford who was running a pop agency is the subject of this documentary. Produced by future film director John Boorman.

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Duffy Power

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

AR Stars And Garters 9.45 - 10.15 pm

Ray Martine

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Vince Hill

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Jan and Kelly

Pamela Dean

AR Pick Of the Shows ‘63 10.15 - 11.00 pm

NB a selection of some of the acts appearing in summer seaside shows

The Big Star Show, Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth, presented by Larry Parnes

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers – hits medley, George Formby tribute

Mark Wynter – When I Grow Too Old To Dream, Running To You

Rolf Harris – Aussie Hoe Down (with The Tornados), Twisting The Kilt

The Tornados – Ice Cream Man, Channel Fever

Westward Faces and Places (noted in music press but not listed in newspapers)

Heinz


Thursday 29th August 1963

BBC Pinky and Perky at the Pop-In 5.00 - 5.15 pm

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5.15 - 5.50 pm

NB Billy Fury and The Tornados might have been penciled in for this week

Matt Monro

The Springfields

The Dallas Boys

Eden Kane

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Rolling Stones - Come On

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

Lee Stevens & The Satellites

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson


Friday 30th August 1963

BBC News 9.15 - 9.25 pm

Film premier with Shirley Bassey

AR Holiday Music 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Barbara Brown

Sonny Farrar

Gregory Phillips

The Ted Taylor Four

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Little Peggy March

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 7:00 - 7:30 pm (networked except TWW, Southern)

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, David Gell

The Springfields - Come On Home (NB apparently the trio had a big argument backstage before the show)

Johnny Kidd & the Pirates - I'll Never Get Over You

Tippi Headren - interview

The Fourmost

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson


Saturday 31st August 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Terence Edmond, Jean Metcalfe, Don Moss, Polly Perkins (NB Little Peggy March might have been penciled in to appear on the jury)

Guest -

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

Ronnie Hilton

Jimmy Justice

Johnny Sandon & The Remo Four

The Overlanders

Elaine & Derek

The Redcaps

Little Peggy March

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Carol Deene and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

The King Brothers

Jill Day

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Eric Deleney’s Band

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 1st September 1963

ATV The Frank Ifield Show 8:25 - 9:25 pm

This reaches the top ten in the TAM ratings

Frank Ifield


Monday 2nd September 1963

BBC Tonight 6.50 - 7.29 pm

A look at the Mersey music scene including The Merseybeats

BBC Suspense: Two Bits of Iron 9:25 – 10:05 pm

Casey Jones plays Pudd'n, a gang member

Theme by Casey Jones & The Engineers – One Way Ticket

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Craig Douglas

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Channel, Westward (5th September 1963 on Anglia)

The Springfields - Come On Home

Little Peggy March

Granada Coronation Street 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Walter Potts, played by Christopher Sandford, makes stage debut as singer ‘Brett Falcon’


Tuesday 3rd September 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Margaret Clarke

Johnny Hackett

Joy and Jennifer

Betty Miller (blues singer)

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Southern Going Up 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Jean Scott

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.45 - 11.15 pm

George Chisholm

Beryl Bryden


Wednesday 4th September 1963

AR Here and Now 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Dudley Hyams Quintet (jazz)

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Julie Rayne

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Sandra Gale

The Don Harvey Trio

The Nigel Brook Singers

Alan Braden and his Band

Beryl Bryden


Thursday 5th September 1963

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5.15 - 5.50 pm

Clinton Ford

The Searchers

Little Peggy March

Desmond Lane

The Dallas Boys

The Brook Brothers

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Frank Bough

Billy Miller & The Cheviot Ranters (regulars)

The Barry Sisters

Dave Swarbrick

The Spinners

Steve Benbow

The John Peel Dancers

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Don't Say A Word 7.00 - 7.30 pm

panel game with Glen Mason

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson


Friday 6th September 1963

AR Holiday Music 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Barbara Brown

Sonny Farrar

The Ted Taylor Four

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 7:00 - 7:30 pm (networked except TWW, Southern)

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, David Gell (NB this might have been Gell's final show)

The Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet

Jimmy Justice -

Tommy Roe - Everybody

Brett Young

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB Eric Winstone, band leader, takes over from Barry Langford as Chairman

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

ATV The Strange World Of Gurney Slade 10:15 - 10:45 pm (repeat 22nd October 1960)

Anthony Newley


Saturday 7th September 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Jane Asher, Alan Freeman, Tommy Roe, Shirley Ann Field

Guest -

BBC Wish You Were Here 9.30 - 10.15 pm

Gretbe and Jorgan Ingmun (Eurovision Song Contest winners)

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Joe Brown

Mark Wynter

Gene Vincent – Crazy Beat

Ronnie Hilton

Maureen Evans

The Hollies

The Fourmost

The Diamonds

The Druids - Lost City (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Don Wardell and a panel of teenagers reviewing new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7:40 - 8:30 pm

The Beatles - From Me To You, She Loves You, Twist And Shout, I Saw Her Standing There.

Patsy Ann Noble

ATV Two Of A Kind: The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

NB The Daily Mail has this as Eric Delaney's Band, Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson, while the Daily Mirror has The King Brothers, Rosemary Squires

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 8th September 1963

BBC The Country And Western Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

NB For this final show the most popular numbers were staged again

Gordie Lightfoot

The Prarie Flowers

The Mitchell Men

The Hickory Sticks

The Blue Grass Group

Alma Cogan

Elizabeth Collins

BBC Tomorrow's Theatre 10.05 - 10.50 pm

discussion with Lionel Bart

ATV The Maurice Chavalier Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Vera Lynn


Monday 9th September 1963

Southern Personal Call 6.40 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm (first in new series) also on Westward, WWN, Channel and on Anglia 12th September 1963

The Springfields

Jimmy Justice

Terrry Lightfoot

Ulster unknown show

Freddie & The Dreamers


Tuesday 10th September 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Bachelors

Bill Nile's Delta Jazzmen

The Redcaps

Sandra Chick

Linda Scott

BBC (Ulster) unknown show

Freddie & The Dreamers

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown

Billy J Kramer

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Kenny Lynch

Southern Going Up 6.40 - 7.00 pm

Mary May

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.45 - 11.15 pm

Annie Ross

Dave Goldberg


Wednesday 11th September 1963

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Clinton Ford

Kathy Kirby

Tommy Bruce

Vince Hill

Julie Rayne

Al Saxon

Betty Miller


Thursday 12th September 1963

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5.15 - 5.50 pm

Hosted by Rolf Harris

Adam Faith & The Roulettes

Tommy Roe

The Bachelors

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Barry Sisters

Dave Swarbrick

The Spinners

Steve Benbow

The John Peel Dancers

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson


Friday 13th September 1963

AR Holiday Music 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Barbara Brown

Sonny Farrar

Jay Lester

Mike Sarne

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:30 - 7:00 pm

NB The show is dropped by all the other ITV stations

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Roy Orbison

Craig Douglas

Freddie & The Dreamers – I’m Telling You Now

Kenny Lynch

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

ATV The Strange World of Gurney Slade 10.15 - 10.45 pm (repeat of 29th October 1960)

Anthony Newley


Saturday 14th September 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Sam Costa, Anne Nightingale, Louise Dunn, Bruce Prochnik

Guest -

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Peter Murray

Craig Douglas

The Searchers - presented with Disc magazine's silver disc for Sweets For My Sweet

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Heinz (Heinz had his gold pen stolen by a fan while signing autographs after the show)

Patsy Ann Noble

Gregory Phillips

The Rolling Stones

Guest DJ Tony Hall and a panel of teenagers reviewing new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ATV The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Eric Delaney band

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

The Springfields

Joan Regan


Sunday 15th September 1963

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8:25 - 9:25 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Tommy Steele


Monday 16th September 1963

ATV The Tingher and Tucker Club 5.25 - 5.55 pm

Cliff Richard

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Anglia, Channel

Jimmy Justice

Tommy Roe

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.42 - 11.12 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 17th September 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Wilf Todd Combo

The Blue Chords

Dorothy Dunne

The Foresters

Ian Hamilton and Julian Holloway

Tina Marshall

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 18th September 1963

AR Here and Now: Plugging A Pop 6.45 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

Border Beat in the Border (first in third series)

content unknown


Thursday 19th September 1963

BBC A Swingin’ Time 5.15 - 5.50 pm

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Freddie Cannon (NB replacing The Everly Brothers)

The Kaye Sisters

BBC Barn Dance

The Barry Sisters

Steve Benbow

Dave Swarbrick

The Spinners

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

Ulster Show Band Show

The Springfields - Come On Home


Friday 20th September 1963

AR Holiday Music 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Barbara Brown

Sonny Farrar

Vince Hill

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Hank Locklin

Acker Bilk (featured in comedy mood according to the Daily Mirror)

Duffy Power

Stanley Baker - interview about new movie Zulu

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Vimce Hill

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

ATV The Strange World Of Gurney Slade 10.15 - 10.45 pm (repeat 5th November 1960)

Anthony Newley


Saturday 21st September 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:00 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Dora Bryan, Alan Dell, Adam Faith, Caroline Mortimer

Guest -

BBC An Evening With Nat King Cole 8:05 - 8:50 pm

NB During the show he was presented with a gold disc for his participation in a United Nations charity LP

with Ted Heath and his band with the Cliff Adams Singers

Nat King Cole

ABC Lucky Stars (Summer Spin) 6:05 - 6:45 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Pete Murray

Adam Faith

Mike Sarne

Chris Barber and his Jazz Band

The Bachelors

Carol Deene - I Want To Stay Here

The Roulettes

The Chants

Carol Elvin

Guest DJ Peter Noble and a panel of teenagers review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Big Night Out 7.40 - 8.30 pm

The King Brothers

ATV The Morecambe & Wise Show 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Chris Barber Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson

The Beverley Sisters

ATV The Winifred Atwell Show 11.35 - 11.50 pm (repeat)


Sunday 22nd September 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm (first in series)

NB Billy Cotton, Russ Conway and Adam Faith appear in wheelchairs during one number, making light of Cotton and Conway’s separate collapses due to exhaustion in the summer

The Billy Cotton Band

Russ Conway

Adam Faith & The Roulettes - two songs

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Peter Paul & Mary

The Shadows


Monday 23rd September 1963

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Roy Orbison

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Channel, Anglia

NB The 100th show

Frank Ifield

Susan Maughan

The Johnny Dankworth Quintet

(possibly) Cilla Black

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.42 - 11.12 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 24th September 1963

BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm

Woody Allen & The Challengers (singer and four piece band from Birmingham)

Mike Cotton Jazzmen

Annette and Jo

The Philip Douglas Trio

Lowell Gordon

Bobby Ritch

AR Tuesday Rendezvous 5:00 - 5:25 pm (last edition)

content unknown

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Chuck Berry

Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing

Ulster Now Hear This (first edition in fortnightly series)

content unknown


Wednesday 25th September 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.00 - 5.45 pm (first in new series)

Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Anglia The Michael Holliday Show 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Michael Holliday

Anglia Music Match 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Clinton Ford

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

Ulster This and That (first in series)

The Billy White Trio (resident group)

Southern show ABC's Hullabaloo! 11.17 - 11.40 pm

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 26th September 1963

BBC Barn Dance 6.25 - 6.50 pm

The Barry Sisters

Steve Benbow

Jacqueline McDonald

The Spinners

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

TWW Story Of A Singer 11:15 - 11:45 pm

content unknown


Friday 27th September 1963

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

NB AR claim that the audience waiting list is two years. Bo Diddley might have been penciled in for this edition.

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, Polly Perkins

Adam Faith and The Roulettes – The First Time

Cilla Black – Love Of The Loved

The Springfields (their first appearance since announcing their split)

Patrick Kerr (first show for the dancer)

Keith Fordyce sets competition to win an autographed copy of The Beatles LP

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Dorita Y Pepe

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

ATV The Strange World of Gurney Slade 10.15 - 10.45 pm (repeat 12th November 1960)

Anthony Newley


Saturday 28th September 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:05 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Katy Boyle, Jess Conrad, Peter Murray, Barbara Windsor (NB Murray and Conrad were bickering on the show)

Guest - possibly Cilla Black

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.30 - 11.20 pm (first in second series)

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC) (first in new series)

Hosted by Brian Matthew (who had appeared as MacBeth in a production in Kent while he was away)

John Leyton - Soft And Tender Caress, On Lovers Hill

Adam Faith

Freddy/Freddie Cannon

The Tornados

Mike Berry - It Really Doesn’t Matter

The Big Three

Pete McLaine & The Clan

Sandra Browne - You’d Think He Didn’t Know Me

Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing

Guest DJ Don Moss and Janice Nicholls head a panel of teenagers to review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.30 pm

Lena Martell

The Southlanders

ATV The Charlie Drake Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Chris Rayburn (American blues singer who is a regular on the show)

ABC Hullabaloo 11:15 – 11:40 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Rory McEwan (also the co-producer)

Long John Baldrey

The Velvettes

The Cyril Davies Rhythm and Blues All Stars

Jill Freedman

The Malcolm Price Trio


Sunday 29th September 1963

NB ITV transmit a six minute commercial for a Vauxhall car

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ABC Life And Al Read 3.30 - 4.00 pm

The Springfields

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Billy Fury (allegedly walks out as he hadn’t been given top billing)

ATV The Beverly Hillbillies: The Clampetts Strike Oil 10.35 - 11.05 pm (first episode)

Theme The Ballad of Jed Clampett by Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt


Monday 30th September 1963

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Gerry & The Pacemakers

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Channel

content unknown

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.55 - 11.25 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 1st October 1963

BBC Maigret: Poor Cecile! 9.10 - 10.00 pm

Casey Jones plays a youth

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5:00 - 5:25 pm (first in series)

NB In 1956 Associated Rediffusion had a big band show called the Ten O’Clock Club

Harry Secombe - If I Ruled The World

The Innocents

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Matt Monro


Wednesday 2nd October 1963

BBC Three Twos Are Six 6.35 - 7.05 pm

Music dance and comedy

Danny Street

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

'Pick A Pop'

Clinton Ford

Barbara Law

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Cilla Black

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Here Comes The Girls 8:40 - 9:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Helen Shapiro with Norrie Paramor

AR Our Man At St Mark's 9.15 - 9.45 pm

The Rev Parker (Leslie Phillips) brings in a beat group The Scramblers to help pep up his sermon. The group who sing Go Tell It On The Mountain is played by real life group The Classmates, along with The Mike Sammes Singers

Granada Sarah Swings And Basie Swings 9:45 - 10:30 pm

NB Granada chose a drama director Henry Kaplan to direct this show

Sarah Vaughan - Misty, Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey, Tenderly, Baubles Bangles and Beads

Count Basie - Splanky, Why Not, Old Man River

Jimmy Rushing

Southern show ABC's Hullabaloo! 11.25 - 11.50 pm

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown

Westward Faces and Places

The Puppets


Thursday 3rd October 1963

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

TWW Joe and The Music 5.25 - 5.55 pm

content unknown

ATV For Teenagers Only 6.40 - 7.00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett & The Mavericks

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

Granada Musical Interlude 10.40 - 10.45 pm

content unknown


Friday 4th October 1963

BBC The White Heather Club

Jimmie MacGregor and Robin Hall (first of a 13 week stint)

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5:00 - 5:23 pm

Rosemary Squires

Craig Douglas

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:17 - 7:00 pm

NB Teenager Melanie Coe wins the mime contest judged by Paul McCartney. Early in 1967 Melanie would go missing just before her A' Levels and her distraught parents make a public appeal for her to call them. Paul reads the story in a newspaper and inspires him to write She's Leaving Home, without realising that he'd already met her. The Beatles' competition set the previous week received two thousand replies. The public were asked to set questions to ask the band and, according to the Daily Mirror, the two most popular were - How did The Beatles get their name and What size pudding basins do they use for their fringe haircuts.

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, Dusty Springfield

The Beatles - Twist And Shout, She Loves You, I’ll Get You, interviewed by Dusty Springfield, Paul judges the Brenda Lee mime contest

Patrick Kerr & Theresa Confrey dance to The Orchids - Gonna Make Him Mine

audience dance to Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Applejack

audience dance to Rick Nelson - Fools Rush In

audience dance to The Jaynettes - Sally Go Round The Roses

Helen Shapiro - Look Who It Is (with John, George and Ringo), No Trespassing (signs autographs)

Eden Kane - Like I Love You, interview

Chart rundown

Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers -

Tony Meehan - interview (NB Jet Harris wasn't there as he had recently been involved in a bad car accident and later threatened to quit the music business)

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Tommy Roe

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalaia Jackson

ATV The Strange World of Gurney Slade 10.15 - 10.45 pm (repeat 19th November 1960)

Anthony Newley


Saturday 5th October 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

NB The terse comments of Mankowitz and Lewis about most of the records lead to complaints

Jury - Bunny Lewis, Julia Lockwood, Helen Shapiro, Wolf Mankowicz

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.35 - 11.25 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Dave Berry was seen as appearing on this show, but had actually been scheduled for 12th October 1963

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Del Shannon

The Karl Denver Trio

Kenny Lynch

Cilla Black - Love Of The Loved

The Dave Clark Five

The Eagles

The Puppets

Daryl Quist

Billy Fury (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Kent Walton and Janice Nicholls head a panel of teenagers to review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

Vera Lynn

The Dallas Boys

Joan Turner

ABC Hullabaloo 11:15 - 11:40 pm

Peter Paul & Mary - Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Go Tell It On The Mountain

Carolyn Hester

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Cyril Davis & His Rhythm & Blues All-Stars - Preachin’ The Blues

Long John Baldrey & The Velvettes

Sydney Carter

Rory & Alex McEwan


Sunday 6th October 1963

BBC The Dick Emery Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

The Temperance Seven

The Five Dallas Boys

ABC Life And Al Read 3.30 - 4.00 pm

ATV London show the Annie Ross edition

Susan Maughan

The Temperance Seven

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano cancelled due to a throat problem and was replaced by the star of La Boheme in the Covent Garden, Luciano Pavarotti

The Springfields (their final appearance together)

ABC Tempo 11.10 - 11.35 pm

A World Full Of Grey, One Face of Oscar Brown, Jr.


Monday 7th October 1963

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Chants

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.42 - 11.12 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 8th October 1963

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Dave Clark Five

Chad & Jeremy

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Clinton Ford


Wednesday 9th October 1963

BBC First Flight (title also seen as 'Introduction') 6.35 - 7.05 pm

The Karl Denver Trio

BBC The Mersey Sound 10:10 - 10:40 pm

Despite featuring the number one group in the country this show wasn’t networked

The Beatles - live clip, interview

Group One

The Undertakers

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Cilla Black

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

Mahalia Jackson

Southern show ABC's Hullabaloo! 11.25 - 11.50 pm

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 10th October 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.10 - 5.55 pm

content unknown

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Manfred Mann in ten minute feature about rhythm and blues

AR Take Four 8.56 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson


Friday 11th October 1963

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Classmates

Vince Hill

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, Polly Perkins

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Pat Harris & The Blackjacks - The Hippy Hippy Shake

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

ATV The Strange World of Gurney Slade 10.15 - 10.45 pm (repeat 26th November 1960)

Anthony Newley

Southern The Story of a Jazz Musician 11.25 - 11.55 pm

content unknown

Southern Miss Southern Belle (not listed in newspapers)

Ronnie Carroll (in cabaret)

Kathy Kirby (judge)


Saturday 12th October 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.30 - 7.15 pm

NB Viewer ratings were around 3,088,000

Jury - Jim Backus, Tonia Bern, Kenny Lynch, Rita Moreno

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Viewer ratings were around 6,047,000 homes. Acker Bilk and Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers might have been penciled in for this edition

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Shirley Bassey

Gerry & The Pacemakers

The Kaye Sisters

Jimmy Young

Philip Lowrie

The Dakotas

Keith Powell & The Valets

Dave Berry

Guest DJ Jimmy Young and Janice Nicholls head a panel of teenagers to review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

content unknown

ATV The Charlie Drake Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Chris Rayburn


Sunday 13th October 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Russ Conway

ABC Life And Al Read 3.30 - 4.00 pm

ATV Londfon show The Temperance Seven, Susan Maughan

The King Brothers

Shani Wallis

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8:25 - 9:25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

The show starts with a breif glimpse of the group singing Please Please Me on stage with the host asking "Well - did you see them? Do You want to see them again? Well - they'll be back in forty-two minutes." When Forsyth introduces the band later in the show he is wearing a Beatles wig. “I thought I’d be a dead ringer for Ringo. Are you ready? Are you steady? 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, The Beatles!”

The Beatles - Please Please Me (excerpt), From Me To You, I’ll Get You, She Loves You, Twist And Shout

Brook Benton

ITN News 9.25 - 9.35 pm

The Beatles at the London Palladium interview

ABC Tempo 11.10 pm - end

Juliette Greco


Monday 14th October 1963

BBC Dick Powell Theatre: Everybody Loves Sweeney 8.10 - 9.10 pm

Introduced by Frank Sinatra

ATV Lunch Box

Barbara Law

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ITN News 5.55 - 6.08 pm

The Beatles leave The London Palladium the night before

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 10.42 - 11.12 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 15th October 1963

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Eagles

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Frankie Vaughan


Wednesday 16th October 1963

BBC (Scotland) Three Twos and A Six

Danny Street

Ian Patterson

Sally Logan

Moira Anderson

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

ITN News 5.55 - 6.08 pm

The Beatles talk about the forthcoming Royal Command Performance

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Roy Rich (temporary replacement for Eric Winstone)

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 9.00 pm

content unknown

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

ATV Startime 9.45 - 10.30 pm

Jackie Trent

Edmund Hockridge

Southern show ABC's Hullabaloo! 11.12 - 11.35 pm

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 17th October 1963

BBC Top Score 5.10 - 5.55 pm

Shirley Abicair

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

Barbara Law

TWW Joe And His Music 5:25 - 5:55 pm

content unknown

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson


Friday 18th October 1963

ATV Lunch Box

Barbara Law

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bert Weedon

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

NB The intention was to book the entire Brook Benton UK touring show - Benton, Dion, Lesley Gore, Timi Yuro, Ken Thorne and his Orchestra

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Trini Lopez

Brook Benton

Dion - (NB Dion was due to perform two songs, but walks off after one only one after allegedly taking offence at something)

Dee Dee Sharp

Timi Yuro

Peter Jay & The Jay Walkers - March of the Tin Soldiers

Eden Kane

Granada Scene At 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 pm

NB Brian Poole & The Tremeloes couldn't make the show

The Beatles - She Loves You

AR Take Four 8.52 - 9.00 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

Granada Late Scene 11:30 pm - 12:00 am

Timi Yuro

Kenny Lynch


Saturday 19th October 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Terence Edmond, Steve Race, Dusty Springfield, Susan Hampshire

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.30 - 11.20 pm

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm (first in series)

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB This edition was to be entered into the Festival of World Television, held in London in late November

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Lonnie Donegan

Petula Clark

Roy Orbison

Eric Delaney Band

Eden Kane

The Fourmost

Jeannie & The Big Guys

Peter Jay & The Jay Walkers - March of the Tin Soldiers (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Al Bennett and Janice Nicholls head a panel of teenagers to review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

Barabara Law

Miki & Griff

ATV The Charlie Drake Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Chris Rayburn

ABC Hullabaloo 11:25 – 11:50 pm

content unknown


Sunday 20th October 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ABC Life and Al Read 3.30 - 4.00 pm

NB ATV London show Valerie Masters, The Polka Dots

The Temperance Seven

Susan Maughan

ATV About Religion 7.00 - 7.25 pm

The Upper Room, a gospel musical with Alex Bradford, Princess Stewart, Ida Shipley, The Alex Bradford Singers

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Errol Garner


Monday 21st October 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Channel, Westward, WWN, and Southern (11.02 - 11.30 pm)

Mike Cotton's Jazzmen


Tuesday 22nd October 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Karl Denver Trio - Still

Mark Wynter

Westward Stars In The West 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Chad and Jeremy

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Edmondo Ros

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 11.05 - 11.35 pm

content unknown

Scottish The One O'Clock Club

Chad and Jeremy


Wednesday 23rd October 1963

BBC The White Heather Club 6.35 - 7.05 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

'Pick A Pop'

Sheila Southern

AR Here Come The Girls 9:10 - 9:25 pm

Kathy Kirby – It’s My Party, talks to Alan Freeman about the success of Dance On

Charles Blackwell

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 8.55 pm

content unknown

ITN News 5.55 - 6.08 pm

The Beatles leave for Sweden

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Everly Brothers (cancelled)

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Roy Rich (temporary replacement for Eric Winstone)

content unknown

Southern show ABC's Hullabaloo! 11.37 pm - 12.00 am

Ulster This and That

Carol Deene

The Melotones

The Echo Four plus One

Border Beat in the Border

Swinging Blue Jeans


Thursday 24th October 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.10 - 5.55 pm

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers - Little Ukulele

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

Mair Davies

The Senoritas

Terry McLeod


Friday 25th October 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Caravelles

Billy Fury - Somebody Else's Girl

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

NB ATV now takes the show

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers – Sally Ann, Little Ukulele

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

Del Shannon – Sue’s Gotta Be Mine

The Tornados

Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers - Kansas City

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Brook Brothers

The Caravelles

Mike Cotton Jazzmen


Saturday 26th October 1963

NB Because it was felt people did not appreciate any programming after That Was The Week That Was BBC Television will now close down for the night after the show has finished, allowing it to be open ended if required.

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Brian Epstein, Jimmy Henney, Barbara Young, Heather Sears

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

The Beatles - All My Loving, Money, She Loves You

Matt Monro (with his left arm in a plaster cast due to an accident on Blackpool North pier)

The Searchers

The Brook Brothers

Cherry Rowland

Lee Stirling and The Bruisers

Tommy Quickly

Richard Anthony

Guest DJ Sam Costa and Janice Nicholls head a teenagers panel reviewing new American releases in Spin-A-Disc (records featured Elvis Presley - Bossa Nova Baby)

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

Clinton Ford

ATV The Charlie Drake Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Chris Rayburn

ABC Hullabaloo! 11:15 – 11:40 pm

Rory McEwen

The Ian Campbell Folk Group

Shirley Bland

Davey Graham

Lisa Turner

Martin Carthy

Cyril Davis and his Rhythm and Blues All Stars

The Velvets and Long John Baldry


Sunday 27th October 1963

BBC The Dick Emery Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Dick Haymes

ABC Life and Al Read 3.30 - 4.00 pm

ATV London show The Don Ridell Four, The Delmour Trio

Annie Ross

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane

ABC Tempo 11.10 - 11.35

The Life I Sing About - the stars of Faith

Gospel music

Marion Williams - I Believe


Monday 28th October 1963

BBC Kitchen Party 10.35 - 10.55 pm

Annie Ross

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Eddie Calvert

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 also on Channel, on Southern (11.07 - 11.35 pm)

content unknown


Tuesday 29th October 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bille Davis

Adam Faith & The Roulettes - The First Time

The Swinging Blue Jeans

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Joe Brown

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Edmundo Ros

Barbara McNair

Southern How To Enjoy Jazz Without Really Trying 11.05 - 11.35 pm

Humprhey Lyttelton

Tony Coe


Wednesday 30th October 1963

BBC Make A Note 6.35 - 7.05 pm

Val Doonican

ATV Lunch Box 12.47 - 1.22 pm

'Pick A Pop'

Don Spencer

Granada Scene At 6:30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Johnny Burnette - Boney Maronie

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 8.35 - 8.55 pm

content unknown

AR They’ve Sold A Million 9:10 - 9:30 pm (first in series)

Gerry & The Pacemakers and their road manager Lee Hurst interviewed by Alan Freeman backstage at the Granada, Woolwich

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown

Southern show ABC's Hullabaloo! 11.27 - 11.55 pm


Thursday 31st October 1963

BBC Top Score 5.10 - 5.55 pm

Shirley Abicair

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

Mair Davies

Rosalinda

Terry MacLoed

The Senoritas

ITN News 5.55 - 6.08 pm

The Beatles return from Sweden

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

AR Double Your Money 7.00 - 7.30 pm

The Caravelles - answers questions on modern jazz

Mike Sarne - answers questions on Shakespeare

Screaming Lord Sutch - answers questions on pop music


Friday 1st November 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Swinging Blue Jeans

Teddy Green

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, Polly Perkins

Mark Wynter – It’s Almost Tomorrow

The Caravelles

The Big Three

Tommy Quickly

The Fourmost

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Spinners

Granada Late Scene 11:25 - 11:55 pm

Joe Brown and His Bruvvers - Little Ukulele (the song that the BBC and other ITV channels had banned)


Saturday 2nd November 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Cilla Black, Dick Haymes, Pete Murray, Yana

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.35 - 11.25 pm

Millicnet Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Tommy Roe was listed for this week, but appeared on the 16th November 1963 show

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Helen Shapiro

Russ Conway

Mark Wynter

Leslie Gore

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

Grazina

Grant Tracy & The Sunsets

Frankie Vaughan - You're The One For Me (NB unusually his set was taped on a Wednesday instead of the normal Sunday recording)

Guest DJ Jimmy Henney and Janice Nicholls head a panel of teenagers reviewing new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

Ruby Murray

ATV The Charlie Drake Show 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Chris Rayburn

ABC Hullabaloo 11:15 – 11:40 pm shown on Westward and Channel 3rd November 1963

Rory McEwan

Dominic Behan

Jill Freedman

Shirley Bland

Davy Graham

Cyril Davis and the Rhythm and Blues All-Stars

The Velvets and Long John Baldry


Sunday 3rd November 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Joe Brown and His Bruvvers (NB Joe had intended to perform his new single, a cover of George Formby's Little Ukulele, but show producer Bill Cotton Jr bans the song as it's considered too risque to be performed on a Sunday)

Russ Conway

ABC Life and Al Read 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Annie Ross

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Cliff Richard & The Shadows (Brian ‘Liquorice’ Locking’s last appearance) – their sixteen minute set includes It’s All In The Game, Put On Your Dancing Shoes

The Beverley Sisters


Monday 4th November 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Channel, on Southern (11.12 - 11.40 pm)

Mark Wynter

Marty Wilde

Terry Lightfoot

Kiki Dee

ITN News 5:55 - 6.08 pm

The Beatles rehearse for the Royal Command Performance

Granada Scene at 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Dee Dee Sharpe

ITN News 11:10 - 11.12 pm

The Beatles talk to The Queen Mother backstage at the Royal Command Performance


Tuesday 5th November 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Freddie & The Dreamers

Joe Brown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Dick Charlesworth & The City Gents

Southern The ABC of Jazz 11.05 - 11.35 pm (first show of thirteen)

NB Two letters will be presented each week

Hosted by Steve Race


Wednesday 6th November 1963

BBC Around Seven 6:35 - 7:05 pm

John Barry (also seen as John Barrie) - Let There Be Love, One Note Samba

Chad & Jeremy

Annie Ross - Bye Bye Blues, Desafinado

Granada Scene At 6:30 6:60 - 7:00 pm

The Beatles - Some Other Guy (filmed at The Cavern, Liverpool August 1962)

Russ Conway

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 9.45 - 10.10 pm

content unknown

AR They’ve Sold A Million 9:10 - 9:30 pm (cancelled)

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers

ATV The Max Bygraves Show 9.45 - 10.30 pm

Max Bygraves - You Need Hands, Tulips From Amsterdam, & Anthony Bygraves - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 7th November 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.10 - 5.55 pm

Mark Wynter – Fools Rush In

BBC Miss World 1963 9.10 - 10.00 pm

Joe Loss and his orchestra

AR This Week 9:10 - 9:40 pm

The Beatles: Interview

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm, also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Lionel Hampton

Freddie & The Dreamers

AR Double Your Money 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Mike Sarne answers questions on Shakespeare


Friday 8th November 1963

BBC (Belfast) Six Ten 6:10 - 6:31 pm

The Beatles interview

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Dev Douglas

The Viscounts

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

The Beatles - She Loves You (repeat 4th October 1963)

The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over

Patsy Ann Noble - It's Better To Cry Today

Michael Cox

Miss World 1963 - interview

John Leyton

Ulster Ulster News 6:25 - 6:35 pm

The Beatles interview

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Mark Wynter


Saturday 9th November 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 5.45 - 6.10 pm

Jury - Alan Freeman, Fergus McClelland, Annie Ross, Sylvia Sims

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

Joe Brown

Freddie & The Dreamers

Dion Di Muci

The Caravelles

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

The Viscounts

Timi Yuro

Mark Wynter (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Joe Henderson and Janice Nicholls head a teenage panel reviewing new American discs in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

The Raindrops

Adam Faith

ABC Hullabaloo 11:15 – 11:40 pm

Rory McEwan

Peter, Paul & Mary

Carolyn Hester

Jack Elliott

Sydney Carter

Alex McEwan

Cyril Davies and his Rhythm and Blues All Stars

The Velvets and Long John Baldry


Sunday 10th November 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 5.25 - 6.15 pm

George Chisholm

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Edmondo Ros and his Orchestra

ATV The Royal Variety Show 7:28 - 10:30 pm (The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London)

NB Max Bygraves insists that his performance is removed from the television presentation as much of his material had been seen earlier in the week in his own TV special, but he is seen at the roll call at the end, while in a much later interview Charlie Drake expressed his dismay at The Beatles' inclusion.

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Luis Alberto Del Parana & Los Paraguayos

Susan Maughan - It Might As Well Be Spring, Bobby's Girl

The Beatles - From Me To You, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Twist and Shout

Buddy Greco - I Wish You Love, Fly Me To The Moon (piano), The Lady Is A Tramp

Joe Loss & His Orchestra ?, Moon River (sung by ?), If I Had A Hammer (sung by Ross MacManus), No Regrets (sung by Rose Brennan), Old Ned

Pinky & Perky

Flanders & Swann - The Gas Man Cometh, All Gaul, The Hippopotamus Song

Marlene Deitrich - Lili Marlene, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Honeysuckle Rose

Tommy Steele - Flash Bang Wallop

Harry Secombe - cast, When I Rule The World


Monday 11th November 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Channel, also on Southern (11.02 - 11.30 pm)

Frankie Vaughan

Patsy Ann Noble

Alan Elsdon


Tuesday 12th November 1963

BBC (South) The South Today 6:10 - 6:30 pm

The Beatles interview

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Larry Adler

The Tornados

George Bean

Southern Day By Day 6:05 - 6:45 pm

The Beatles interview (cancelled due to band member illness).

Southern Television had prepared for a fan invasion so boarded up the glass doors and windows, had members of staff (including their weatherman Trevor 'the weather' Baker) dressed as decoy Beatles complete with wigs, while police had been deployed inside and outside the building. Director Mike Mansfield took the call that they weren't appearing and had to break it to their fans waiting outside. All five of them.

Southern The ABC of Jazz 11.05 - 11.35 pm

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Wednesday 13th November 1963

BBC Beat Time 6:35 - 7:05 pm

Craig Douglas

Mark Wynter

Bob Miller & His Millermen

Cilla Black

Tony Rivers & The Castaways

BBC The Mersey Sound 7:40 - 8:10 pm - a networked repeat of 9th October 1963

Southern Here and Now: Say I Won't Be There 6:45 – 7:00 pm

NB Also shown by AR, Anglia, WWN, Channel, Westward and Grampian. The show had the working title of A Star Is Born. An early Mike Mansfield show for Southern.

Dusty Springfield talks to Terrence Carroll in her debut solo appearance. Tom Springfield also appears.

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

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Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 8.55 pm

content unknown

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 14th November 1963

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Double Your Money 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Mike Sarne answers questions on Shakespeare


Friday 15th November 1963

BBC Time For Tich 5.10 - 5.35 pm

Ray Ellington

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders

Russ Conway

Anglia The Junior Angle Club 5.25 - 5.55 pm

"Mystery pop guest"

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

NB also seen listed as Trini Lopez, Brook Benton, Timi Yuro, Lesley Gore. Cathy MaGowan and Michael Aldred were both given 'assistant' credits in TV Times. Both would also appear in front of the camera at some point.

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Ray Martine

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes –

Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

Heinz

Gene Pitney

Stan Kenton


Saturday 16th November 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Linda Christian, Alan Dell, Edmund Purdom, Dee Dee Sharp (NB Bobby Rydell was penciled in to be on the panel)

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.30 - 11.20 pm

NB It was announced earlier in the week that the show would be coming off the air

Millicent Martin

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Frank Ifield

Craig Douglas - From Russia With Love (NB his 100th TV appearance)

Tommy Roe

Patsy Ann Noble

Johnny Burnette

The Dave Clark Five

Chad & Jeremy

Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers - Kansas City (not listed in TV Times)

The Vernons Girls (not listed in TV Times)

Ronnie Hilton (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Alan Freeman and Janice Nicholls head a teenage panel reviewing new American discs in Spin-A-Disc

Westward Move Over Dad 5:15 - 5:45 pm

The Beatles - interview

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

The King Brothers

Adam Faith & The Roulettes

ABC Hullabaloo 11:15 – 11:40 pm

content unknown


Sunday 17th November 1963

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Edmondo Ros and his orchestra playing the music of Showboat and High Noon

Barbara McNair

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Bobby Rydell


Monday 18th November 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Channel, Westward, also on Southern (11.12 - 11.40 pm)

Jimmy Young - Miss You


Tuesday 19th November 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Johnny Burnette – All Week Long

The Hollies - Stay

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Gene Pitney

Southern The ABC of Jazz 11.05 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 20th November 1963

BBC The White Heather Club 6.35 - 7.05 pm

NB this edition had already been seen in Scotland

Hall and MacGregor

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 -7.30 pm

content unknown

Granada Coronation Street 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Walter Potts, played by Christopher Sandford launches his record Not Too Little Not Too Much

AR They’ve Sold A Million 9.10 - 9.30 pm

NB A profile of singer Joe Brown was due to shown, but due to the inclusion of his recording of Little Ukulele, a song banned by both the BBC and ITV, it was cancelled and replaced by Kenny Ball. Brown's press agent Peter Bowyer told Disc magazine "We were given 24 hours' notice. It must be disappointing to those fans who were looking forward to seeing the programme. But we have been promised by AR-TV that Joe will record another programme, with a fresh interview with Alan Freeman before the end of the year. And this one will feature his latest recording." A spokesman for AR-TV claimed "It is hoped to show an edited version of the Joe Brown programme at a later date."

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 8.55 pm

Mark Wynter

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 21st November 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.10 - 5.55 pm

NB For Bert Weedon’s appearance puppeteer Peter Firmin makes a special puppet called 'Erbert, with Ivan Owen (later of Basil Brush fame) providing the voice while 'Erbert will perform a duet with Weedon

The Caravelles

Bert Weedon

BBC Kalanag 9.40 - 10.20 pm

The West German magician makes Russ Conway disappear

TWW Joe and the Music 5.25 - 5.55 pm

content unknown

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Double Your Money 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Mike Sarne answers questions on Shakespeare. He won £500 for Oxfam the previous week.

Granada Late Scene

Dusty Springfield


Friday 22nd November 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Dave Berry & The Cruisers

Eileen Duffy

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

Freddie & The Dreamers – You Were Made For Me

Kathy Kirby – Secret Love

Kenny Kynch

Mitch Murray

Mike Hurst - The Banjo Song

The Rolling Stones – I Wanna Be Your Man

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Granada Late Scene 11:20 - 11:55 pm

Dusty Springfield


Saturday 23rd November 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm (it's likely this was not broadcast as schedulers were immediately re-arranging programming as a response to the assassination of President Kennedy)

Jury - Cilla Black, Sid James, Don Moss, Anna Qualye

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.20 - 11.10 pm

NB The show was completely re-written in response to the death of the American President. The show received ninety complaints that the show abandoned its usual satirical take on news events.

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Cliff Richard

The Shadows

Bobby Rydell

Ronnie Carroll

The Rolling Stones

Christopher Stanford

The Breakaways

Gene Pitney

Dave Curtiss & The Tremors

Guest DJ Pete Murray and Janice Nicholls head a teenage panel reviewing new American discs in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm (likely to have been cancelled)

Gerry & The Pacemakers

ABC Hullabaloo 11:15 – 11:40 pm

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Sunday 24th November 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Russ Conway

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.30 pm

Edmondo Ros

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

NB The 300th show, but is subdued due to recent events regarding President Kennedy. Only Morecambe and Wise, Nina & Frederick and a male voice choir appeared on stage, while the host found it hard to get laughs.

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Nina and Frederick - two songs


Monday 25th November 1963

Anglia About Anglia 6.05 - 6.45 pm

Dusty Springfield

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

John Leyton

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm

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Tuesday 26th November 1963

BBC East At Six Ten 6:38 - 7:01 pm

The Beatles interviewed in Cambridge

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Bobby Rydell

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Southern The ABC of Jazz 11.05 - 11.35 pm

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Wednesday 27th November 1963

BBC Call Me Mister 6.35 - 7.05 pm

Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazzband

Valerie Masters

Southern Dad You're A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 8.55 pm

content unknown

Granada Late Scene Extra 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

The Beatles interviewed by Gabriel Byrne, I Want To Hold Your Hand (Daily Echo set), talk to Ken Dodd

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 28th November 1963

NB In The Stage, published on this day Howard Thomas of the ITV north and midlands weekend franchise claimed "ABC can afford to spend £3000 an hour on adult educational programmes because Thank Your Lucky Stars and The Avengers both reach 6,000,000 homes in Britain, and Armchair Theatre reaches 6,500,000. Yes, the Beatles help pay for the egg-heads!"

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)


Friday 29th November 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Nu-Notes

Annie Ross

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.40 pm

Adam Faith & The Roulettes

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

The Hollies – Stay

Mike Sarne

Glenda Collins

Manfred Mann

The Orchids – Gonna Make Him Mine

Joe Brown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Susan Singer


Saturday 30th November 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:05 - 6:35 pm

Jury - Nancy Spain, June Ritchie, Jimmy Young, Ty Hardin

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.20 - 11.10 pm

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

The Shadows

Freddie & The Dreamers - (Freddie was hoisted above the stage on a wire and parachuted down in front of the host during Spin-a-Disc nearly strangling himself)

Kathy Kirby

Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Kenny Lynch

Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You

Heinz

Guest DJ Ian Fenner and Janice Nicholls head a teenage panel reviewing new American discs in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

Jackie Trent

The Viscounts

ABC Hullabaloo! 11.15 - 11.40 pm

content unknown


Sunday 1st December 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Edmondo Ros

Carman McRae

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Kathy Kirby – Dance On, Can’t Help Loving That Man, Secret Love

Luciano Pavarotti


Monday 2nd December 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on WWN, Channel, Westward, also on Southern 11.02 - 11.30 pm

content unknown

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Adam Faith & The Roulettes


Tuesday 3rd December 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Vernons Girls

The Marksmen

Southern Day By Day 6.05 - 6.45 pm

The Beatles

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Hollies

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Edmondo Ros


Wednesday 4th December 1963

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Gary Miller

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 8.55 pm

content unknown

AR Stars And Garters 9.10 - 9.40 pm

NB Adam Faith might have been in the audience

Hosted by Ray Martine

Kathy Kirby

Vince Hill

Tommy Bruce

Al Saxon

Debbie Lee

Safari

Alan Braden Band and Quartet

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 5th December 1963

BBC Crackerjack 5.10 - 5.55 pm

Brian Poole and The Tremeloes

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)


Friday 6th December 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Dave Clark Five

The Shirelles

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Adam Faith & The Roulettes – We Are In Love

The Searchers – Sugar And Spice

Marty Wilde

Daryl Quist – Thanks To You

Chris Sandford – Not Too Little Not Too Much

Ted Heath - interview

Billie Davis (McGowan claimed in 1965 that Billie Davis was on the first show she was on)

Granada Scene at 6.30 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Rattles


Saturday 7th December 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6:05 - 6:35 pm

Jury - The Beatles

Guest -

BBC It’s The Beatles! 8:10 - 8:40 pm

Live at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. The seen in 6.9 million homes, according to Television Audience Measurement.

The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven, All My Loving, This Boy, I Wanna Be Your Man, She Loves You, Till There Was You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Money (That’s What I Want), Twist And Shout.

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.30 - 11.20 pm

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm

Polly Perkins (as a singer)

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

John Leyton

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - I Can Dance

The Bachelors

Julie Grant

The Fourmost

Mike Hurst - The Banjo Song

Bern Elliott & The Fenmen

Buddy Greco (NB his song was recorded on Tuesday instead of the normal Sunday taping)

Max Bygraves (not listed in TV Times)

Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman (not listed in TV Times)

The Spotnicks (not listed in TV Times)

Guest DJ Jimmy Savile and Janice Nicholls head a teenage panel who review new American releases in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

content unknown

ATV The Larkins 8.25 - 9.10 pm

Beatle Drive

The Larkins' son Georgie forms a beat combo The Boffins


Sunday 8th December 1963

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Edmondo Ros

Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane

ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Frank Ifield

Patsy Ann Noble

ABC Tempo 11.10 - 11.35 pm

More Jazz Unlimited with Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, T Bone Walker at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester


Monday 9th December 1963

Granada Scene 6.30 - 7.00 pm

The Animals

Mike Sarne

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Channel, WWN, Westward, also on Southern 11.12 - 11.40 pm

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

Sheila Southern

AR Play Of The Week: The Travelling Man 9.10 - 10.40 pm

Jim Dale in acting role

ITN News 11.10 - 11.25 pm

The Beatles in Southend


Tuesday 10th December 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Heinz

The Fourmost

Granada Scene 6.30 - 7.00 pm

John Leyton

AR Miss TV Times 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Mike Sarne on judging panel

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Edmondo Ros

Southern The ABC of Jazz 11.05 - 11.55 pm

Stan Kenton - interview

Tyne Tees The One O'Clock Show

Dusty Springfield


Wednesday 11th December 1963

Granada Scene 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Kenny Lynch

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 8.55 pm

content unknown

AR Stars and Garters 9.10 - 9.40 pm

Hosted by Ray Martine

Kathy Kirby

Vince Hill

Tommy Bruce

Al Saxon

Debbie Lee (joins the show as a regular this week)

Bobby Rich – Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue

Betty Smith – I Got Rhythm

Border Beat in the Border

content unknown


Thursday 12th December 1963

BBC Top Score 5.10 - 5.55 pm

Shirley Abicair

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 pm also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)


Friday 13th December 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Countrymen

Glenda Collins

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce, Cathy McGowan (going by later comments this might have been her first show in front of the cameras)

The Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over

Mike Hurst - The Banjo Song

Doug Sheldon

Pat Wayne and The Beachcombers (McGowan's first introduction on the show which she claimed to have fluffed four or five times)

Adrianne Poster


Saturday 14th December 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Neal Arden, Catherine Boyle, Freddie Garrity, Gay Emma (actress)

Guest -

BBC That was The Week That Was 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Adam Faith

The King Brothers

Gene Vincent - Where Have You Been All My Life

Winifred Atwell

The Roulettes

Annie Ross

Rolf Harris

The Dave Clark Five

Frenesi Watson

Guest DJ Alan Freeman and Janice Nicholls head a teenage panel reviewing new American discs in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

Barabara Law

ABC Hullaballoo 11.15 - 11.40 pm

The Spinners – Dirty Old Town, Liverpool Barrier Boy


Sunday 15th December 1963

BBC The Billy Cotton Band Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Matt Monro

Frankie Vaughan

Russ Conway

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Edmondo Ros

ATV Sunday Night From The Prince Of Wales 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Gerry & Pacemakers

Shani Wallis

Cast from ‘The Boys From Syracuse’ including Bob Monkhouse, Denis Quilley, Maggie Fitzgibbon


Monday 16th December 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm, also on Channel, also on Southern 11.12 - 11.40 pm

Mike Hurst - The Banjo Song

The Vernons Girls

Monty Sunshine's Jazzband


Tuesday 17th December 1963

BBC Tonight In Person: Nina And Frederick 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Musical director is John Barry

With Tubby Hayes

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Searchers

Gunilla Thorn (singer from Sweden)

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Edmondo Ros

Southern The ABC of Jazz 11.05 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 18th December 1963

BBC The White Heather Club 6.35 - 7.05 pm

Hall and MacGregor

Southern Dad, You’re A Square 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB Peter Haigh becomes the new Chairman

content unknown

Anglia Music Match 8.30 - 8.55 pm

Annie Ross

AR Stars And Garters 9.10 - 9.40 pm

Kathy Kirby does tribute to music hall singer Marie Kendall

Vince Hill

Al Saxon

Debbie Lee

Granada I Hear The Blues 9:40 - 10:25 pm

Memphis Slim introduces

Lonnie Johnson

Big Joe Williams

Muddy Waters

Victoria Spivey

Sonny Boy Williamson

Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy

Willie Dixon

Otis Spann

Bill Stepney


Thursday 19th December 1963

BBC Christmas Crackerjack 5.10 - 5.55 pm

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

Steve Brett and the Mavericks (resident group)

AR Buddy Greco Entertains 10:10 - 10:40 pm

NB Also ssen as Meet Buddy Greco

Buddy Greco - This Could Be The Start Of Something Big, But Not For Me, Like Young, The Lady is a Tramp, I Can't Get Started, My Funny Valentine, Chicago, Around The World


Friday 20th December 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Chucks

The Sinners

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 - 7:00 pm - on Granada at 10.40 - 11.10 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Billy Fury

Dusty Springfield

The Fourmost - I’m In Love

The Swinging Blue Jeans - The Hippy Hippy Shake

The Innocents

Granada Scene at 6.30 6:30 - 7:00 pm

The Beatles - This Boy (Daily Echo set)


Saturday 21st December 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Alma Cogan, Rolf Harris, Mitch Murray, Angela Douglas

Guest -

BBC That Was The Week That Was 10.20 - 10.10 pm

Millicent Martin

Westward Move Over Dad 5.15 - 5.45 pm (last in present series)

contents unknown

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

NB Their second Merseybeat special. This would be ITV's entry for the 1964 Montreux Golden Rose TV Festival. The Beatles were late for rehearsal so The Dakotas took their place miming to I Want To Hold Your Hand with bass player Ray Jones holding his bass left handed like Paul McCartney

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas – I’ll Keep You Satisfied

Cilla Black – Love Of The Loved

Tommy Quickly – Kiss Me Now

Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone, I Like It

The Breakaways – That Boy Of Mine

The Searchers – Sugar and Spice

The Beatles - All My Loving, Twist And Shout, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand

Guest DJ Bob Wooler (of The Cavern, Liverpool) and Janice Nicholls review new British records in Spin-A-Disc

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.15 pm

content unknown

ABC Hullabaloo 11.15 - 11.40 pm

Rory McEwen

The Ian Campbell Folk Group

Sonny Boy Williamson

Alex McEwen

Sydney Carter

The Duo Ofarim


Sunday 22nd December 1963

BBC The Black and White Minstrel Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm

George Chisholm

BBC Monitor: What The Dickens 10.05 - 10.50 pm

Johnny Dankowrth with Cleo Laine and Tubby Hayes. The story of the recording of Dankworth's Dickens themed album

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Edmondo Ros

The Van Dorn Sisters

ATV Sunday Night From The Prince Of Wales 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Norman Vaughan

Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Adam Faith & The Roulettes


Monday 23rd December 1963

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on Westward, WWN, Channel

Billy Fury

Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents

The Classmates

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Edmondo Ros


Tuesday 24th December 1963 Christmas Eve

BBC The Good Old Days 10.00 - 10.50 pm

Frankie Vaughan

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

The Classmates

Muriel Smith

AR Beat City 9:10 - 9:55 pm

NB The working title was This Is Merseyside and was due to feature The Searchers and The Remo Four

Daniel Farson documentary about the Liverpool music scene, filmed August 1963

Production Assistant: Bill Harry

Gerry & The Pacemakers - I Like It, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Pretend

Faron’s Flamingoes - Do You Love Me? (Cavern)

Chick Graham & The Coasters - Will You Still Love Me (Cavern)

Rory Storm & The Hurricanes - I Can Tell (Cavern)

The Chants - I Could Write A Book (Birkenhead)

Earl Preston & The TT’s - Why Did It Have To Be You, My Prayer, Back To Me (Birkenhead)

The Liverpool Spinners - (Gregson's Well public house)

Bridie McDonnell & Jacqueline McDonald (Gregson's Well public house)

AR They’ve Sold A Million 11:10 - 11:25 pm

NB a revised version of the previously scheduled edition

Joe Brown

Southern The ABC of Jazz 11.10 - 11.40 pm

content unknown

Scottish The One O'Clock Gang Show

Mike Hurst - The Banjo Song


Wednesday 25th December 1963 Christmas Day

BBC Z Cars: It Never Rains 7.15 - 8.05 pm

The Swinging Blue Jeans - three songs including The Hippy Hippy Shake and also sing Nellie Dean with the cast

BBC Christmas Night With The Stars 8:05 - 9:25 pm

Russ Conway

Nina and Frederick

AR Take Four 12.55 - 1.00 pm

content unknown

ATV Christmas Box 1.05 - 2.00 pm

Eula Parker

Jerry Allen Big Band

ATV Christmas Swingtime 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Cliff Richard & The Shadows

The King Brothers

Edmund Hockridge

Joan Regan

Kenny Baker

Don Lusher

AR Don't Say A Word 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Glen Mason

ATV Christmas Startime 8.00 - 9.10 pm

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazzband

ITN News 8.55 - 9.10 pm

The Beatle talk about their Christmas

AR Take Four 11.37 - 11.42 pm

content unknown or Mahalia Jackson

Grampian Joe and The Music

The Joe Gordon Folk Four

The Countrymen

The Original Checkmates

Border unknown show

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor


Thursday 26th December 1963 Boxing Day

BBC Josh White 11:25 - 11:55 pm

Granada Scene At 6:30 pm 6:30 - 7:00 pm

The Beatles: I Want To Hold Your Hand, This Boy, the Gay Byrne & Ken Dodd interview (whole of the Daily Echo set)

ATV For Teenagers Only 6:40 - 7:00 also on Southern

The Senoritas (resident group)

John Leyton

The Little People

AR Star and Garters 9.40 - 10.10 pm

Hosted by Ray Martine

Kathy Kirby - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Vince Hill - Dear Old Pals

Tommy Bruce

Al Saxon

Debbie Lee - I Wouldn't Leave My Little Wooden Hut For You (she wears a brunette wig so not to clash with blonde Kathy Kirby)

Lynette Roe

Roy Glen

Wally Whyton


Friday 27th December 1963

AR The Five O’Clock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Laurie Jay & Combo

Rosemary Lane (singer)

AR Ready, Steady, Go! 6:15 -7:00 pm, on Granada 10.40 - 11.10 pm

Hosted by Keith Fordyce

Little Stevie Wonder

The Rolling Stones – I Wanna Be Your Man

Julie Grant

Andrew Loog Oldham – guest DJ


Saturday 28th December 1963

BBC Juke Box Jury 6.05 - 6.35 pm

Jury - Polly Elwes, Matt Monro, Jimmy Savile, Adrienne Costa

Guest -

BBC That Was The Year That Was 10.20 pm - end

Millicent Martin

Channel The Buddy Greco Show 5.15 - 5.45 pm

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars 5:50 - 6:35 pm, also on ATV, Anglia, TWW, WWN, Westward, Southern (same time as ABC)

Hosted by Brian Matthew

Billy Fury – Fool’s Errand, What Am I Gonna Do

Mike Sarne & Margaret Quantrell – Hello Lover Boy, Now You’ve Moved

The Hollies - Stay

Doug Sheldon – Mickey’s Monkey

The Swinging Blue Jeans – The Hippy Hippy Shake

Millie – Doncha Know

The Miami Showband - Boys

Frankie Vaughan – You The One For Me

Guest DJ David Gell and Janice Nicholls head a teenage panel (Fred Cooper, Yvonne Summers) reviewing new American discs in Spin-A-Disc (records featured Chris Jensen – Donna Donna, Brenda Lee – As Usual, The Ronettes – Baby I Love You)

ABC Comedy Bandbox 6.35 - 7.10 pm

The Kaye Sisters


Sunday 29th December 1963

BBC First Night: The One Night Of The Year 9.00 - 9.55 pm

Casey Jones appears as singer

ATV Broadway Goes Latin 3.30 - 4.00 pm

Edmondo Ros

Southern Robin and Jimmy and Rhythm and Blues 4.00 - 4.30 pm (first in series)

Robin Hall And Jimmie MacGregor

Manfred Mann

Channel Now! Look! Hear 5.05 - 5.25 pm

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ATV Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium 8.25 - 9.55 pm

NB Organised for the Stars Organisation for Spastics

Hosted by Bruce Forsyth

Pete Murray

Dora Bryan – All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle

Russ Conway

Helen Shapiro - Fever

Adam Faith – Up A Lazy River

Dennis Lotis -

Vera Lynn

Rupert Davies - October Dream

Walter Huston - September Song

ABC '64 At Large 11.10 pm - the epilogue

The Beatmakers


Monday 30th December 1963

BBC The Hoot’nanny Show 6:35 - 7:00 pm

The Corries

Nadia Cattouse

Fitzroy Coleman

BBC The Best of Maigret: Poor Cecile! 9.25 - 10.15 pm (repeat 1st October 1963)

Casey Jones (plays a youth)

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 7.00 - 7.30 pm also on WWN, Channel, Westward

Gene Vincent – It’s Been Nice


Tuesday 31st December 1963

AR The Five O’Cock Club 5.00 - 5.25 pm

Billy Fury

The Raindrops

AR Here and Now 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Folk singing

AR Ready, Steady, Go! - The New Year Starts Here! 11:15 pm - 12:15 am

Host: Keith Fordyce

The show represented the best of 1963 and became the most watched show on New Year's Eve.

The Beatles - Twist and Shout (repeat of 4th October 1963 performance in the 'highlight' feature)

Brian Epstein - Keith Fordyce asks him about his New Year's resolution

The Fourmost - I'm In Love (Best New Group)

John Leyton - Beautiful Dreamer (Best Singer / Actor)

Billie Davis - Tell Him (Pluckiest Pop Star)

Billie Davis and Jet Harris - chat with host

Dancers demonstrate the Hitch-Hike to The Chucks - The Hitch-Hiker

Adam Faith & The Roulettes - We're In Love

Kenny Lynch - For You

The Beatles - I'll Get You, She Loves You (repeat 4th October 1963)

Host chats to celebrities in the audience including Adrienne Poster/Posta, Liz Fraser, Vince Hill, Al Saxon, David Kossoff, Wally Whyton

Tommy Quickly - Kiss Me Now (Best New Boy)

Mike Sarne - Hello Lover Boy (Comedy Singer)

Cilla Black - Love Of The Loved (Best New Girl)

Mike Hurst - The Banjo Song (Breakaway act)

Kirby Kirby - Secret Love

The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over

Four celebrities will put on Beatle wigs and mime to a Beatle song in Mime Time

ensemble - Auld Lang Syne

Ray Martine

The Searchers

Mark Wynter

Helen Shapiro

Tony Meehan

Tommy Bruce

Doug Sheldon

Eden Kane

Rolf Harris

The Big Three

Harry Fowler


Also this year

AR Tubby Hayes Plays Originals

BBC Midlands at Six (February)

Denny (Laine) and The Diplomats

Grampian Aye Yours

Musical show which got into the local TAM ratings

Grampian Joe and the Music

A thirteen week series beginning the weekend of 6th and 7th July 1963 centred around folk singer Joe Gordon. Many guests were penciled in for the series, including Shane Fenton and The Fentones, The Beatles, Kenny Lynch, Billie Davis, Gerry & The Pacemakers.

Southern Art For Art's Sake

c. November Brian Epstein interview

AR Here and Now

The show follows group The Eagles over the period of a couple of days. They were filmed at Big Beat Night at the Hermitage Ballroom in Hitchen, Hertfordshire on 31st July

Channel Now! Look! Here!

Various clips

Gene Pitney interview

ITV The Richard Hearne Show

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen record the show on November 18th

ABC Thank Your Lucky Stars

The Marauders had to withdraw due to leader Bry Martin's illness c.October

ITV breakfast cereal advert

Lonnie Donegan, Acker Bilk and Craig Douglas all appear

ITV Man From Interpol: The Last Words

drama series with Peter (Pete) Murray as Haynes

Grampian Teen Beat / Teenbeat (Wednesdays from February onwards)

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