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1968


Monday 1st January 1968

BBC2 The Dick Emery Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Roy Budd

BBC2 Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music 10:35 - 11:25 pm colour

Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim


Tuesday 2nd January 1968

BBC1 This Is Petula Clark 9.05 - 9.30 pm

NB The show would reach 6.9 million homes according to the Television Audience Measurement top ten ratings

Petula Clark

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Wednesday 3rd January 1968

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

The Love Affair

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Thursday 4th January 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Peter Tork

The Beatles - Hello Goodbye (Magical Mystery Tour footage)

Engelbert Humperdinck - Am I That Easy To Forget

Four Tops - Walk Away Renee (disc)

Georgie Fame - Ballad Of Bonnie and Clyde (repeat 21st December 1967)

Love Affair - Everlasting Love

Petula Clark - The Other Man's Grass (repeat 7th December 1967)

The Small Faces with P.P.Arnold - Tin Soldier (Ian McLagan had got married to dancer Sandy Sarjent earlier on the day of recording and the band celebrated before going to the BBC TV studios. As Steve Marriott told Beat Instrumental "We celebrated. And I believe it was the first time we'd ever done that show without feeling very nervous.")

Tom Jones - I'm Coming Home (repeat)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5:25 - 5:55 pm (first in regular series)

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Monster Mash, The Sound of Music (their only Do Not Adjust appearance with Sam Spoons)

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Friday 5th January 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Small Faces

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6:40 - 7:05 pm (first in series)

NB The Small Faces were scheduled, but cancelled, likewise The Bee Gees were to perform World. All the acts wear big headphones, except P P Arnold

Hosted by Alan Freeman

The Morgan-James Duo - Satisfied

Vox Pop piece

The Beach Boys - Darlin' (film clip of the group's London Hilton reception) Freeman announces the wrong song title

Mickie Most - reviews

P P Arnold - If You Think You're Groovy

The Cedars - For Your Information

Helen (otherwise unidentified young girl) - gives opinion

Engelbert Humperdinck - (film clip backstage at the Palladium)

Peter Noone - sings along chats to host as some Hermits oldies play in the background

Hermans Hermits -

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.05

Andy Williams

BBC2 The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour 9:55 - 10:45 pm colour (repeat 26th December 1967 on BBC1 in black and white)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Southern New Release 7:00 - 7:30 pm (this first edition was shown on six ITV stations)

Hosted by Tony Blackburn who concluded "Couldn't really have too much controversy on tonight's show - after all, all the records were good."

The Tremeloes

Andy Ellison

Manfred Mann (Blackburn asked Manfred "What's going to happen in 1968" to which Kenny Lynch jumped in with "I might change my underwear.")

Herman's Hermits

Kenny Lynch

Guest reviewer - Anne Nightingale

ATV Frank Ifield 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Frank Ifield

Janie Marden

Tyne Tees Geordie Girl 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Susan Maughan

Alan Price

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Saturday 6th January 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Monkees Marooned

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

Mickie Most and Peter Noone promised to donate their royalties from Herman Hermits' I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving to the I'm Backing Britain campaign. Dee agrees to donate this weeks' fee also.

The Smothers Brothers

Roy Budd

Salena Jones

Tom Rush

Marty Wilde

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.55 - 8.40 pm

Brook Benton – Love Come Back To Me, Ol’ Man River

Georgia Brown – For Months and Months and Months, & Rolf Harris – A Little Of What You Fancy

The Morgan / James Duo – If It Comes To That

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.00 - 11.35 pm

Scaffold

Jeannie Lambe -If Christmas Day Could Last Forever (Ray Davies song)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Julie Felix

The Bee Gees - World, Birdie Told Me

Josh White

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 5.50 - 6.15 pm

Manfred Mann

Eric Burdon

The Spencer Davis Group

ABC Mike And Bernie’s Show 6.20 - 7.00 pm

Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Anita Harris

ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am (first in series)

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier. Hosted by Michael Wale.


Sunday 7th January 1968

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7:25 - 8:10 pm

Esther Ofarim

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Three Bells

Josie Lee - You Can't Get A Man With A Gun

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

John Hanson and the company of Desert Song

ATV Spotlight 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Barbara McNair

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

The High Windows (Israeli pop group)


Monday 8th January 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Elaine Delmar

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.25 - 11.10 pm

The Dallas Boys

Janie Marden

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Tuesday 9th January 1968

BBC1 This Is Petula Clark 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Petula Clark

Sacha Distel

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Wednesday 10th January 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Rosemary Squires

Rediffusion The Dickie Valentine Show: The Image 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Pete Murray as himself

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Thursday 11th January 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Johnnie Stewart leaves to work on All Systems Freeman and is replaced by new producer Colin Charman

Hosted by Pete Murray, Dave Cash

The Beatles - Hello Goodbye (Magical Mystery Tour footage)

Georgie Fame - Ballad Of Bonnie and Clyde (repeat 21st December 1967)

The Bee Gees - World (repeat 30th November 1967)

Love Affair - Everlasting Love

The Small Faces with P.P.Arnold - Tin Soldier

The Herd - Paradise Lost (repeat)

Hank B.Marvin - London's Not Too Far (promo clip)

The Tremeloes - Suddenly You Love Me

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Doctor Kildare theme (intro to a sketch), backing Terry Jones in sketch, Look Out There's A Monster Coming, backing for The Two Of Us sketch

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Friday 12th January 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Herman's Hermits

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Manfred Mann

Amen Corner

Long John Baldry

Kenny Lynch

Marty Wilde

Les Reed

Tony Blackburn - So Much Love

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Willams

Trini Lopez

Southern New Release 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn - (as a singer)

The Spencer Davis Group

Grapefruit

The Small Faces

Glenn Weston

Anita Harris

Jackie Trent

P P Arnold

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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ATV Frank Ifield 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Frank Ifield

Jackie Trent

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Saturday 13th January 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

A Coffin Too Frequent

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

Tony Blackburn - So Much Love

Herman’s Hermits

Allan Sherman

The Morgan-James Duo

Maynard Ferguson

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.55 - 8.40 pm

Dusty Springfield - It's Over

The Dudley Moore Trio

Janis Ian

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11:05 - 11:40 pm

Scaffold

Jeannie Lambe - We're Backing Britain (Ray Davies song)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Julie Felix

The Dubliners

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 5.50 - 6.15 pm

The Foundations

Cathy McGowan

Adrienne Posta

Georgia Brown

Gordon Waller

Dave Dee

Manfred Mann

Pete Townshend

ABC Mike And Bernie’s Show 6.20 - 7.00 pm

Malcolm Roberts

The Kaye Sisters

Sandie Shaw

ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 14th January 1968

BBC1 Meeting Point: My Songs Are Me (also seen as My Song Is Me) 6.15 - 6.50 pm

Pop performers – Alan Price, Spencer Davis & Eddie Harding, Cat Stevens, Ray & Dave Davies all talk about the songwriting process

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Shirley Jones

Noel Harrison

Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Joe Brown and the company of Charlie Girl

ATV The Morecambe & Wise Show 8:20 - 9:20 pm

The Moody Blues - Fly Me High, Really Haven't Got the Time

Tommy Leonetti - Once Upon A Time, This is the Life

Millicent Martin - Light Another Cigarette

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Engelbert Humperdinck


Monday 15th January 1968

BBC2 The Dick Emery Show 8.00 - 8.35 pm

Tricia Noble

Kenny Baker and Stan Roderick

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Sandie Shaw

Roy Budd

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Granada World In Action: Alas Poor Hippies, Love Is Dead 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Report on current activities at Haight / Ashbury and east New York city


Tuesday 16th January 1968

BBC1 This Is Petula Clark 9.15 - 9.40 pm

NB No guests, just a solo show

Petula Clark

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Wednesday 17th January 1968

BBC1 Tomorrow’s World 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Mike Leonard light show article with The Pink Floyd, The Tremeloes (rehearsal for 25th December 1967 Top of the Pops)

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Rosemary Squires

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Janis Ian

Cleo Laine


Thursday 18th January 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, David Symonds

Engelbert Humperdinck - Am I That Easy To Forget (repeat 4th January 1968)

Four Tops - Walk Away Renee (promo clip)

Georgie Fame - Ballad Of Bonnie and Clyde (repeat 21st December 1967)

Herman's Hermits - I Can Take Or Leave Your Love

Love Affair - Everlasting Love (repeat 11th January 1968)

Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn

Plastic Penny - Everything I Am

John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Friday 19th January 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Spencer Davis Group

(possibly) The Easybeats

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

NB Top of the Pops director Johnnie Stewart takes over production tonight

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Cat Stevens

The Alan Price Set

The Foundations

Julie Rogers

Gordon Waller

Herb Albert (film clip)

The Marvellettes (film clip)

Andrew Oldham - interview

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Williams

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Eddie Fisher

George Chakaris

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Granada Scene 6.05 - 6.30 pm

Amen Corner

Southern New Release 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB Glen Campbell was due to appear but cancelled

Hosted by Tony Blackburn, plus panel members Penny Valentine, Mike Lennox

Tony Blackburn - So Much Love, plus one other song

P J Proby

Gordon Waller

The Loot (film clip)

Tom Rush - No Regrets

Denny Laine

Janis Ian

ATV Frank Ifield 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Frank Ifield

Trisha Noble

Rosemary Squires

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Saturday 20th January 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Monkees In Texas

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

Blossom Dearie

Long John Baldry

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

The Spencer Davis Group

Kenny Damon

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.55 - 8.40 pm

Georgie Fame

Roy Budd

The New Faces

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.20 - 11.55 pm

The Scaffold

Jeannie Lambe - Poor Old Intellectual Sadie (Ray Davies song)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.25 - 9.55 pm

Julie Felix

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 5.50 - 6.15 pm

The Move - Fire Brigade

ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6:20 - 7:00 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Ken Dodd

The Bachelors

The Tremeloes

Salena Jones

Solomon King

ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 21st January 1968

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Nancy Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Jr

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Three Bells

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

The Bachelors

Tony Blackburn - So Much Love

ATV Piccadilly Palace 8.25 - 9.25 pm

The Dudley Moore Trio

Millicent Martin

Topol - If I Were A Rich Man

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Artie Shaw

Carmen McRae


Monday 22nd January 1968

BBC1 Eric Robinson Presents 10.25 - 11.05 pm

David Hughes

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.35 - 11.20 pm

Vera Lynn

Winifred Atwell

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Blossom Dearie Sings For Your Approval 9:45 – 10:00 pm

Live from Ronnie Scott's Club, London


Tuesday 23rd January 1968

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Rediffusion Here Comes That Girl: Dodie West 6:33 - 7:00 pm


Wednesday 24th January 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Rosemary Squires

BBC1 The Good Old Days 8.00 - 8.50 pm

NB The 100th edition

Vince Hill

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 10.45 pm - end

Manfred Mann

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Thursday 25th January 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman, Jimmy Savile, Pete Murray, Ed Stewart (Daily Mirror says Pete Murray only)

NB Quite why the show would be hosted by four presenters is unknown as there was no anniversary aspect to the show

The Alan Price Set - Don't Stop The Carnival

Engelbert Humperdinck - Am I That Easy To Forget (repeat 4th January 1968)

Love Affair - Everlasting Love (repeat 11th January 1968)

The Small Faces with P.P. Arnold - Tin Soldier (repeat 11th January 1968)

Amen Corner - Bend Me Shape Me

Solomon King - She Wears My Ring

John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (promo clip)

The Tremeloes - Suddenly You Love Me

Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Ali Baba's Camel

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Friday 26th January 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Tremeloes

Tony Blackburn - So Much Love

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

NB Procol Harum were penciled in to appear

The Move

Eric Burdon

Sandie Shaw

Danny Williams

The Bee Gees (film clip)

The Buckinghams (film clip)

Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent - interview

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Williams

Ella Fitzgerald

Henry Mancini

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Southern New Release 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Eric Burdon & The Animals

Sandie Shaw

Toby Twirl

P J Proby

Rediffusion The Frost Programme 10.30 - 11.15 pm

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Saturday 27th January 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Wild Monkees

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

NB The Hollies were penciled in to appear, possibly performing Dear Eloise, which was expected to be a single, but the band then decided against releasing it as such

Cilla Black

Elaine Delmar

The Tremeloes

Solomon King

Michael Flanders

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.55 - 8.40 pm

Mina (Italian pop singer)

Kenneth McKellar

Maynard Ferguson

Shirley Bassey – This Is My Life

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.10 - 11.45 pm

The Scaffold

Jeannie Lambe - Could Be You're Getting Old (Ray Davies song about writer and broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.25 - 9.55 pm

Julie Felix

Alan Price Set

Leonard Cohen - Stranger Song (NB Cohen wipes away a tear at the end of the song), with Julie Felix - Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 5.50 - 6.15 pm

NB The producers were negotiating to include a five minute film clip of Diana Ross & The Supremes while they were in London

Brenton Wood

ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6.20 - 7.00 pm

Herman's Hermits - I Can Take Or Leave Your Love

Julie Rogers

Billy Fury

Love Affair

ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 28th January 1968

BBC1 Look Today (regional news)

The filming of pop movie A Romp In The Bracken

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm (might have been replaced with a West End farce instead)

Jimmie Rodgers

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Frank Ifield

Shirley Abicair

ATV The London Palladium Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

NB The Supremes had requested that they duet with Tom Jones on the show

Hosted by Des O'Connor

Tom Jones - I'm Coming Home, plus three others

Diana Ross and The Supremes - In and Out of Love, plus two others

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Carmen McRae


Monday 29th January 1968

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.35 - 11.20 pm

Georgie Fame

Trisha Noble

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Tuesday 30th January 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8:00 - 8:50 pm (first in series)

NB The New Kentucky Minstrels were penciled in to appear. In a Candid Camera type film Cilla works behind the counter in a shop in Birmingham, but is not recognised by any of the shoppers.

Hosted by Cilla Black

Theme: Step Inside Love written by Paul McCartney

Cilla Black - What The World Need Now, Step Inside Love, Fly Me To The Moon / Moon River - medley

Tom Jones & Cilla Black - It's Not Unusual, Anyone Who Had A Heart

Tom Jones - Night and Day, Let It Be Me

Le Serfs - Mack The Knife

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

The Herd

Rediffusion Here Comes That Girl: Dodie West 6.33 - 6.50 pm

Rediffusion International Cover Girl '68 9.15 - 10.00 pm

Long John Baldry - Annabella

ATV The Making Of Music: To Beat...Or Not To Beat 11:25 - 11:50 pm

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Wednesday 31st January 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Rosemary Squires

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Thursday 1st February 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Procol Harum were penciled in to appear

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, John Peel

Sandie Shaw - Today (new release)

The Move - Fire Brigade (new release)

Amen Corner - Bend Me Shape Me (repeat 25th January 1968) NB John Peel forgot the band's name when introducing them

Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign

Engelbert Humperdinck - Am I That Easy To Forget (repeat 4th January 1968)

Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn (repeat 18th January 1968)

Plastic Penny - Everything I Am (repeat 18th January 1968)

The Tremeloes - Suddenly You Love Me (repeat 25th January 1968)

Love Affair - Everlasting Love (repeat 11th January 1968)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - The Blue Danube, The Equestrian Statue, in Gilbert & Sullivan spoof

BBC1 (Wales) The Victor Spinetti Show

Amen Corner


Friday 2nd February 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Manfred Mann

Roger Whittaker

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

The Casuals

Shirley Bassey

Eric Burdon (film clip)

Freddie Garrity

The Casuals

The Eagles

Arlo Guthrie

BBC1 Film Review 10.50 - 11.15 pm

Marianne Faithfull interview

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Williams

Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme

The Kingston Trio

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Southern New Release! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

NB Procol Harum were penciled in to appear

The Frugal Sound

Sundragon

The Move


Saturday 3rd February 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Hitting The High Seas

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

Sandie Shaw

Manfred Mann

Billy Fury

Carmen McRae

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.55 - 8.40 pm

David McWilliams

Esther and Abi Ofarim

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.00 - 11.35 pm

Mike McGear & Roger McGough

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Julie Felix

The Incredible String Band

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 5.50 - 6.15 pm

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ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6.20 - 7.00 pm

Long John Baldry - Hold Back The Daybreak

The Moody Blues

Clinton Ford

The Rockin' Berries

ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 4th February 1968

BBC1 Personal Choice 2.45 - 3.15 pm

Cliff Michelmore talks to Tommy Steele

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Janis Ian

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Three Bells

Jill Day

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

The Morgan – James Duo

ATV The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

The Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden, Here Comes My Baby

Peter Nero - A Walk in the Black Forest, Variations on a Theme

Millicent Martin - How Insensitive, Coronet Man

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Diana Ross & The Supremes


Monday 5th February 1968

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Tuesday 6th February 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8:00 - 8:50 pm

NB The previous show had an audience if 11 million, but this one with Ringo reached 13 million.

Cilla Black

Ringo Starr - sketch with Peter Brough and Archie Andrews, Nellie Dean, Just A Little Bit (performs a ventriloquist act with Cilla as the dummy, also a tap dance routine)

Tom Jones - film of Tom leaving London airport for the USA

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Wednesday 7th February 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 6.15 - 6.40 pm

Julie Rogers

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Thursday 8th February 1968

BBC1 The Newcomers 6.40 - 7.05 pm

with singer / actress Maggie Fitzgibbon

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB The Cowsills were penciled in for an appearance but had to cancel due to a banning by the Ministries of Labour and Education regarding the age of the children. Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky, Micky and Tich were also due to appear

Hosted by Pete Murray, Stuart Henry

The Beach Boys - Darlin' (promo clip)

Love Affair - Everlasting Love (repeat 11th January 1968)

Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn (repeat 18th January 1968)

The Bee Gees - Words

The Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men

Grapefruit - Dear Delilah

Solomon King - She Wears My Ring (repeat 25th January 1968)

John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (repeat 18th January 1968)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - harmonica sketch, Hunting Tigers Out In Indiah, in Miss World musical number


Friday 9th February 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Symbols

The Love Affair

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Gray Walker & The Rain - a promo clip of the band's single Spooky was due to be included but withdrawn due to a legal injunction against band member Paul Crane

Dave Berry - Just As Much As Ever

Dave Dee

Esther & Abi Ofarim

Long John Baldry

The Cowsills (film clip)

Alan Blakley & David Munden of The Tremeloes interview

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Williams

Vic Damone

Nancy Ames

The Osmond Brothers

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Southern New Release! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Nerve

Dave Berry

James & Bobby Purify - Do Unto Me

Esther & Abi Ofarim

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich


Saturday 10th February 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 5.50 - 6.25 pm

NB The Cowsills were penciled in for an appearance but had to cancel, Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky, Micky and Tich were also due to appear

Plastic Penny

Elanie Delmar

Solomon King

Francoise Hardy

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.10 - 7.55 pm

Lulu (cancelled due to illness)

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.20 - 11.55 pm

The Scaffold - Eat

Jeannie Lambe - Just a Poor Country Girl (Ray Davies song)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.25 - 9.55 pm

Julie Felix

Tom Paxton

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 5.50 - 6.15 pm

Love Affair - interview in which they claim not to play on their own records

ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Manfred Mann

Esther and Abi Ofarim

Anita Harris

Freddie Garrity

ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 11th February 1968

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Jimmy Rodgers

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

The Tremeloes

Dickie Valentine

ATV Piccadilly Palace 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Matt Monro

Millicent Martin

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

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Monday 12th February 1968

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.15 - 11.00 pm

Matt Monro

Francoise Hardy

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Tuesday 13th February 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Cilla Black

Donovan – Jennifer Juniper, & Cilla Black – What Beautiful Creatures We Are

Frankie Vaughan

Roger Miller (cancelled)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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ATV We’ll Meet Again 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Vera Lynn

Ronnie Carroll

The Rockin' Berries

The New Faces

ATV The Making Of Music: Making The Scene 11.25 - 11.55 pm

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Wednesday 14th February 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Julie Rogers

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Sounds Exciting 5.25 - 5.55 pm

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Thursday 15th February 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Anita Harris was penciled in to appear, Long John Baldry was due to sing Daybreak. Disc claimed that The Shadows had taped a clip for the show at about this time

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Dave Cash

Chart run-down to the number one record

The Foundations - Back On My Feet Again (live vocal?)

The Status Quo – Pictures Of Matchstick Men (live vocal)

The Alan Price Set – Don’t Stop The Carnival (re-recorded vocal)

Brenton Wood – Gimme Little Sign (live)

The Move - Fire Brigade (live vocal)

Herman’s Hermits - I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving (live vocals)

Amen Corner - Bend Me Shape Me (re-recorded vocal)

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich – The Legend Of Xanadu (live vocal)

Manfred Mann – The Mighty Quinn (live vocal) number one

end credits with audience dancing

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

ITN News At Ten 10.00 - 10.30 pm

John Lennon and George Harrison leave for India


Friday 16th February 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

NB Leslie Crowther’s final show as host

The Foundations

Roger Whittaker (who starts his own series Whistle Stop this time next week)

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

The Troggs - Little Girl

Lulu

Frankie Vaughan - Nevertheless

Tim Rose

The Peddlers

Jown Rowles

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Southern New Release! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB After the taping Tim Rose refused to share a taxi with David Wigg after he slammed Rose's disc on the show

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Troggs - Little Girl

Tim Rose

Long John Baldry

Francoise Hardy

Cat Stevens

David Wigg - reviewer


Saturday 17th February 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Double Barrell Shotgun Wedding

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

The Move

Maynard Ferguson

Dakota Staton

Eddy Arnold

David and Marianne Delmour

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 8.-00 - 8.45 pm

Trio Athenee

Yaffa Yarkoni

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.35 pm - 12.10 am

Jeannie Lambe - The Man Who Conned Dinner from the Ritz (Ray Davies song)

The Scaffold

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Julie Felix

Donovan & Julie Felix – Happiness Runs

Donovan – As I Recall, Lalena

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 5.50 - 6.15 pm

The Rock N Roll Revival

Carl Wayne of The Move

At Last The 1958 Rock N Roll Show

P J Proby

ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dave Clark Five (cancelled as the filming of their own special had fallen behind schedule according to the NME), Frankie Vaughan was also penciled in to appear

Paul Jones

Paul and Barry Ryan

Friday Brown

The New Faces

ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 18th February 1968

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

Nancy Wilson

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

David McWilliams

The Three Bells

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Dennis Lotis

Tyne Tees Cliff Richard at City Hall 6:35 - 7:25 pm (shown by Anglia 12th April 1968)

Hymns and conversation at City Hall, Newcastle

Cliff talks to Barry Westward, and takes questions from the audience

How Great Thou Art (with Choir), We Shall Be Changed, It Is No Secret, Good News, What A Friend We Have In Jesus (with choir), Can It Be (with choir)

ATV Spotlight 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Tom Jones

Fran Jeffries

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Lulu (NB cancelled due to illness)

Julie Rogers (takes Lulu's place)


Monday 19th February 1968

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Marion Montgomery

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Granada Scene 6.05 - 6.30 pm

Tim Rose

ITN News At Ten 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr leave for India


Tuesday 20th February 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Cilla Black

Lulu - Me The Peaceful Heart, & Cilla - duet, musical sketch

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Wednesday 21st February 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Julie Rogers

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Thursday 22nd February 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB The Troggs and The Bee Gees had been penciled in to appear

Hosted by Pete Murray, Chris Denning

Donovan - Jennifer Juniper (he leaves to join The Beatles in India straight after the show)

Lulu - Me The Peaceful Heart

Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn (repeat)

The Move - Fire Brigade (repeat)

Anita Harris - Anniversary Waltz

Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu (repeat 15th February 1968)

Don Partridge - Rosie

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella

Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine (disc)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band -


Friday 23rd February 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Gary Walker & The Rain (the injunction that stopped the band appearing on TV was now resolved)

Traffic

Cat Stevens

Val Doonican

The Dave Clark Five

The Paper Dolls

George Martin

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Williams

Robert Goulet

Shirley Jones

Erroll Garner

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Southern New Release! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB The last show to be broadcast with this title. It would be re-launched as Time For Blackburn, starting with a Satuday 24th February showing on ATV London. Music paper Disc lists the show on 23rd February as Time For Blackburn on Southern with guests Esther & Abi Ofarim, Frankie Vaughan, Paul & Barry Ryan, The Dave Clark Five. David Wigg was the guest reviewer.

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Paul Jones


Saturday 24th February 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

The Card-Carrying Red Shoes (repeat)

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.00 pm

Val Doonican

The Dave Clark Five

Tim Rose

Maggie Fitzgibbon

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

The Four Freshmen

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.10 - 11.45 pm

The Scaffold

Jeannie Lambe - Did You See His Name? (Ray Davies song)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Julie Felix

John Renbourn and Terry Cox

Tom Rush

ATV London show Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.15 pm (first in series) NB Anglia and Channel list New Release in the same time slot

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Esther & Abi Ofarim

Frankie Vaughan

Paul & Barry Ryan

The Dave Clark Five

David Wigg was the guest reviewer

ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Sandie Shaw

Vince Everett

The Troggs

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 11:20 - 11:45 pm

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ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 25th February 1968

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

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BBC1 Personal Choice 2.45 - 3.15 pm

Marianne Faithfull talks to Michael Barrett

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Frankie Vaughan - Nevertheless

ATV The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Eric Burdon & the Animals - When I Was Young, Good Times

Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity, On The Street Where You Live

Millicent Martin - Something Missing Now, Running Wild

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 - 11.50 pm

Harry Secombe


Monday 26th February 1968

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.30 - 11.15 pm

Malcolm Roberts

Frankie Vaughan

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Granada Scene 6.05 - 6.30 pm

Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu


Tuesday 27th February 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Cilla Black

Matt Monro

Russ Conway

Julie Driscoll (also seen listed)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Wednesday 28th February 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Julie Rogers

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Thursday 29th February 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Ed Stewart

The Beach Boys - Darlin' (film clip of surfers)

The Move - Fire Brigade

Tom Jones - Delilah

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu

Don Partridge - Rosie (repeat 22nd February 1968) He was due to appear live but he had already accepted an £8 club engagement elsewhere

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella (repeat 22nd February 1968)

John Rowles - If I Only Had Time

Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine (film clip)

The Bee Gees - Words

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

NB Michael Palin was ill and was replaced by Tim Brooke-Taylor

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - in football sketch, Hello Mabel


Friday 1st March 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Kenny Lynch

Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu

BBC1 Tamed and Shabby Tiger 6.15 - 6.40 pm

Documentary about Tiger Bay

Shirley Bassey

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Alan Bown

The Lemon Tree

Rupert’s People

Wayne Fontana

The Dalys

The Small Faces

Norman Newall (of EMI Records) - guest critic

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Burl Ives

Noel Harrison

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Southern Time For Blackburn! 7:00 - 7:30 pm (first edition shown on Southern)

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Move

The Troggs

Sandie Shaw - film of her 21st birthday party at Madame Tussaud's in London

The Easybeats

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella


Saturday 2nd March 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Fairy Tale

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

The Four Freshmen

Frankie Vaughan - Nevertheless

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella

The Teddy Wilson Trio

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Nancy Wilson

Paul Jones

BBC1 At The Eleventh Hour 11.05 - 11.40 pm

The Scaffold

Jeannie Lambe - That Is What The World Is All About (Ray Davies song)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Julie Felix

John Cameron Quartet

ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Adam Faith

Vince Hill

Anita Harris

TWW Discs-A-Gogo 9:20 - 10:05 pm

Broadcast live, also seen as 'Discs-A-Gogo Special'

Dance troupe: The Go-Jos

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Paul & Barry Ryan

Tomorrow - The Incredible Journey of Timothy West

Solomon King - I Get That Feeling Over You

Tony Crane - Scratching My Head

Engelbert Humperdinck

Samantha Lee - Don't Tell Mama

Bob Miller & The Millermen

The Mike Sammes Singers

The Symbols

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 11.20 - 11.45 pm

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ATV Follow-Through 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

Discussing a controversial topic raised in Good Evening earlier


Sunday 3rd March 1968

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

The Baja Marimba Band

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Three Bells

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

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ATV Piccadilly Palace 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Millicent Martin

Frank Ifield

TWW Sing Me A Fantasy 10:05 - 10:35 pm

NB Also seen as Tony Crane Show. Filmed in colour on 35mm film. This was meant to be two thirty-minute films, shot and edited in September 1967 but not shown until the final day of TWW. It was to have eight songs in twenty-five minutes, alongside comedy

Tony Crane

Kenny Lynch

Joan Savage

The Millermen

TWW All Good Things... 10:35 - 11:35 pm (TWW’s final show)

NB ...Comes To An End was a following poem by John Betjeman which closed TWW for good

Manfred Mann

Anita Harris

Bob Miller & The Millermen

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Malcolm Roberts

Millicent Martin


Monday 4th March 1968

NB Independent Television for Wales assumes TWWs role as broadcaster for Wales and the west of England as Harlech wasn’t due to go on air for another several months.

BBC1 Beryl Reid Says Good Evening 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jake Thackray

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.25 - 11.10 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Tuesday 5th March 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8.00 - 8.50 pm

NB The show would reach the top ten ratings almost immediately with 7 million homes tuning in

Cilla Black

A Song For Europe: Cliff Richard performs all six songs up for the public vote. The Shadows were rumoured to be writing a song for the contest.

1: Do You Remember (Tommy Scott)

2: Wonderful World (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett)

3: High 'n' Dry (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway)

4: The Sound of the Candyman's Trumpet (Tony Hazzard)

5: Congratulations (Bill Martin, Phil Coulter)

6: Little Rag Doll (Mike Leander)

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Wednesday 6th March 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Myrna Rose

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Thursday 7th March 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray, Stuart Henry, Jimmy Savile, Dave Cash

Donovan - Jennifer Juniper (promo clip)

Lulu - Me The Peaceful Heart (repeat 22nd February 1968)

The Move - Fire Brigade (repeat)

The Lemon Tree - William Chaulker’s Time Machine

Tom Jones - Delilah (repeat 29th February 1968)

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu

Don Partridge - Rosie

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella (repeat 22nd February 1968)

Val Doonican - You're The Only One

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Love Is A Cylindrical Piano (NB Neil Innes was ill and was replaced by Eric Idle), in British Food sketch


Friday 8th March 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Roy Budd

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

The Spencer Davis Group

Adam Faith

Vince Hill

Paul Jones

The New Vaudeville Band

Engelbert Humperdinck - guest reviewer

BBC1 The Good Old Days 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Sheila Buxton

BBC1 The Newcomers 9.05 - 9.55 pm

Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions - the first of four appearances as the band in the pub The Bull

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Williams

Sonny and Cher

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm (last regular show)

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Saturday 9th March 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.00 - 6.25 pm

The Monstrous Monkee Mash

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.10 pm

Grapefruit

Jackie Trent

Paul and Barry Ryan

Danny Williams

The Peddlers

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 8.00 - 8.45 pm

Carloyn Hester – Get Together

Frankie Vaughan – You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, Time After Time

Gilbert Becaud (listed but not on show)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.30 - 10.00 pm

Julie Felix

The Corries

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.15 pm

NB The Spencer Davis Group were possibly booked to appear

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

Paul Jones

ABC Doddy’s Music Box 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Matt Monro

Lena Martell

The Scaffold

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 11.20 -11.45 pm

NB The Beatles' Lady Madonna promo clip was offered to the show as an exclusive but was turned down by ATV with King saying "It wasn't that they thought it was unshowable - just that it wouldn't be appreciated by the audience at that time."

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Sunday 10th March 1968

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.05 pm

Ravi Shankar

Mel Torme

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Roy Castle

ATV The London Palladium Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Dickie Henderson

Tony Bennett

Dusty Springfield - Bring Him Back, Second Time Around

Buddy Rich and his orchestra

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 - 11.50 pm

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Tom Jones


Monday 11th March 1968

BBC1 Beryl Reid says Good Evening 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jake Thackray

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.20 - 11.05 pm

Françoise Hardy


Tuesday 12th March 1968

BBC1 Variety Club of Great Britain: Awards for 1967 6:25 - 7:05 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

BBC1 Cilla 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Cilla Black

A Song For Europe: Cliff Richard – Congratulations

Cliff Richard & Cilla Black - Passing Strangers

Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String, Words

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Wednesday 13th March 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Myrna Rose


Thursday 14th March 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Doctor Who's Deborah Watling and Frasier Hines are in the audience

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Tom Edwards (NB Savile does the show with a suspected broken rib after a wrestling bout)

The Beatles - Lady Madonna (promo clip)

Cilla Black - Step Inside Love (NB nearly broke her ankle on the stairs leading to the studio)

Cliff Richard - Congratulations

Donovan - Jennifer Juniper (repeat 22nd February 1968)

Elvis Presley - Guitar Man (disc)

Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay (film clip of the docks in London)

Tom Jones - Delilah

Don Partridge - Rosie (repeat)

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella (repeat 22nd February 1968)

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 11.15 pm - end

The Beatles - Lady Madonna (promo clip, shown in colour)

Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - in Holiday sketch, Death Cab For Cutie, Eric Idle with the Bonzos - Captain Fantastic


Friday 15th March 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

The Peddlers

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm

The Beatles - Lady Madonna (promo clip)

The End

The Symbols

The Scaffold

Jimmy Young

Lena Martell

Spencer Davis (guest reviewer)

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Andy Williams

The Osmond Brothers

Claudine Longet

Granada Scene 6.05 - 6.30 pm

Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions


Saturday 16th March 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 5.50 - 6.15 pm

NB The BBC announce that they are cut down on the number of American imports, so shows like The Andy Williams Show, Green Acres, The Man From UNCLE, A Man Called Ironside are not likely to be renewed. Despite giving The Monkees a reprieve it hasn't got long to go as a series anyway.

The Monkees’ Paw

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

NB Phyllis Diller says "You gotta big mouth, Simon."

Paul Jones

Anita Harris

Max Bygraves - interview

The Peddlers

Nigel Hopkins

Joy Marshall

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Vikki Carr

Jacques Loussier Trio

The High Windows

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.25 - 9.55 pm

Julie Felix

Brook Benton

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Procol Harum

Border Gazette

Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions

The Scaffold

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

Wayne Thomas

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 11.10 pm - end

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Sunday 17th March 1968

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Three Bells

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Ronnie Carroll

Ruby Murray

ATV The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Georgie Fame - Sweet Thing, Funny How Time Slips Away

Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely, To Life / Sunrise, Sunset

Millicent Martin - You're Gonna Hear from Me

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

John Rowles


Monday 18th March 1968

BBC1 Beryl Reid Says…Good Evening 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jake Thackray – The Black Swan

BBC1 The Carl-Alan Awards 1967-1968 10.25 - 11.05 pm

Awarded by Prince Georg and Princess Anne of Denmark

Engelbert Humperdinck

The Bee Gees

Tony Blackburn

Top Tunes 67 with Johnny Howard and Gulliver's People

BBC2 International Cabaret 10.35 - 11.20 pm

Nancy Wilson

Channel Musical Romance 6.15 - 6.35 pm

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Tuesday 19th March 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8.00 - 8.50 pm

Cilla Black

Scott Walker

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Wednesday 20th March 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Myrna Rose

Rediffusion The Settlers 8.55 - 9.05 pm

ATV A Session With The Peddlers 9:48 - 10:00 pm

Granada Rolf Harris Sings 8:55 - 9:05 pm


Thursday 21st March 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Arthur Conley was penciled in to appear, but he was only in the country for 24 hours

Hosted by Pete Murray, David Symonds

Chart run down with the number one record

Four Tops - If I Were A Carpenter (disc)

Cilla Black - Step Inside Love (repeat 14th March 1968)

The Spencer Davis Group - After Tea

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (film clip of family of studio manager John Hughes)

Ranee & Raj - Just Like A Clown

Lulu - Me The Peaceful Heart

Tony Blackburn - She's My Girl

Tom Jones - Delilah (repeat)

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella number one

Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - The Intro and The Outro, linking piece, Tubas In The Moonlight

Tyne Tees The Late Mood 11.30 - 11.57 pm

Bill La Sage

Janie Marden

Billy Hutchinson and the quartet


Friday 22nd March 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

The Scaffold

BBC1 All Systems Freeman! 6.40 - 7.05 pm (final show)

Gene Pitney

Procol Harum

The Hollies

The Herd

The Symbols (Their stage clothes had been stolen and had to use any clothes that came to hand at the studio)

The Karlins - Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

Paul Jones - guest critic

Paul Revere & The Raiders (film clip)

BBC1 Film Preview 10.50 - 11.15 pm

Features a clip from Roger Corman's movie The Trip

BBC2 The Andy Williams Show 8.20 - 9.10 pm

The Kingston Trio

The Lennon Sisters

Liberace

Granada On Air and Firstimers 4.50 - 5.00 pm

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Saturday 23rd March 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 5:50 - 6:15 pm

The Monkees On The Wheel repeat

BBC1 Dee Time 6:15 - 7:00 pm

The Easybeats

Cliff Richard (NB couldn't sing due to throat problem)

Joe Brown

Adam Faith

Lois Lane

The Paper Dolls

The Scaffold

Tom Jones (chat via satellite from Las Vegas)

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7:50 - 8:35 pm

Paul Mauriat

Esther & Abi Ofarim

BBC1 Saturday Thriller

Never Let Me Go movie with Adam Faith (this movie was replaced with another)

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9:20 - 9:50 pm

Julie Felix

The Incredible Sting Band

BBC2 Release 9.50 - 10.30 pm

Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.15 pm (also seen as 5.45 - 6.20 pm on Anglia)

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn - She's My Girl

Spencer Davis Group

The Merseys

Gene Pitney

The Lemon Tree - William Chaulker's Time Machine

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 11.20 - 11.45 pm

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Sunday 24th March 1968

BBC1 Meeting Point 6.16 - 6.40 pm

Mothers and Mother Figures with Jimmy Savile

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 7.25 - 8.10 pm

NB The BBC had decided to drop a number of American shows and this would be one of them, but there were still a few shows still to be broadcast. The BBC explained to Disc "Their show has been nowhere near as successful as we hoped. This kind of American humour obviously hasn't gone down well in this country."

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ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

content unknown

ATV Spotlight 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Eddie Fisher

Connie Stevens

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Adam Faith

Liberace


Monday 25th March 1968

BBC2 Beryl Reid Says…Good Evening 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jake Thackray


Tuesday 26th March 1968

BBC1 Cilla 8.00 - 8.50 pm

NB Cilla bursts into tears during Step Inside Love later claiming "It was just that I got this sudden end of term feeling about it all. And once I started to get upset I just couldn't hold back the tears."

Cilla Black

The Dudley Moore Trio

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

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Wednesday 27th March 1968

BBC1 The Nixon Line 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Myrna Rose


Thursday 28th March 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Procol Harum were penciled in for an appearance

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Dave Cash

Cilla Black - Step Inside Love (repeat 14th March 1968)

Cliff Richard - Congratulations (repeat 14th March 1968) The host calls him "Cliff Richards"

Gene Pitney - Somewhere In The Country

The Hollies - Jennifer Eccles

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (promo clip)

The Beatles - Lady Madonna (promo clip)

John Rowles - If I Only Had Time

The Paper Dolls - Something Here In My Heart

The Showstoppers - Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty (disc)

Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Metaphorically Speaking


Friday 29th March 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound - For Whom The Bells Tolls

BBC1 The Record Star Show 7:30 - 8:20 pm

From Radio Times "Televised by arrangement with the Daily Express and The Stars Organisation for Spastics." Two live sets were recorded Sunday 24th March 1968 at The Empire Pool, Wembley

Featuring...

Radio One DJs - Tony Blackburn, Pete Brady, Dave Cash, Simon Dee, Kenny Everett, Alan Freeman, David Jacobs, Don Moss and Pete Murray

Cliff Richard

The Foundations

Amen Corner

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich

The Spencer Davis Group

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

The Easybeats

Chris Farlowe

The Flowerpot Men

The Move

The New Vaudeville Band

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band

P J Proby

BBC2 International Cabaret 9.55 - 10.40 pm

The Four Freshmen

ATV Tarbuck’s Back 8.30 - 9.00 pm (first in series)

Georgie Fame

Anita Harris


Saturday 30th March 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 5.50 - 6.15 pm

Fairy Tale

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Gene Pitney

John Rowles

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Vince Hill

Don Partridge

The Seekers

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.15 - 9.50 pm

Julie Felix

Paco Pena

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Paul Jones

Kiki Dee

Tony Colton

Andy Ellison

The Lemon Tree

The Nite People - Morning Sun (filmed insert)

Emperor Rosko

ATV Good Evening! I'm Jonathan King 11.20 - 11.45

Harry Nilsson


Sunday 31st March 1968

BBC1 Gala Variety 8.15 - 9.15 pm

NB Royal Air Forces Association Jubilee Festival

The Bachelors

Vera Lynn

The Kaye Sisters

Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

The Three Bells

ATV The Golden Shot 4:45 - 5:30 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - the group will write a special April Fool's day song for the show, according to Disc

ATV The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Millicent Martin

Cliff Richard

The Dave Clark Five

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Anita Harris

Rosemary Clooney


Monday 1st April 1968

BBC2 Beryl Reid Says…Good Evening 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.45 pm - end

Tim Buckley

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm (first in series)

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Rediffusion Playhouse: A Matter Of Diamonds 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Cliff Richard plays Riley Walker, a smooth con-man out to steal diamond necklace


Tuesday 2nd April 1968

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9:05 - 9:30 pm

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 3rd April 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 4th April 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman, Ed Stewart

Cilla Black - Step Inside Love (repeat 14th March 1968)

The Monkees - Valleri (promo clip)

Tom Jones - Delilah (repeat)

The Beatles - Lady Madonna (promo clip)

The Herd - I Don't Want Our Loving To Die

John Rowles - If I Only Had Time

1910 Fruitgum Co. - Simon Says (audience dancing)

Dorian Gray - I've Got You On My Mind

Reparata & The Delrons - Captain Of Your Ship

Granada Firstimers Awards Edition 6.30 - 6.50 pm

Best group: The Rock 'N' Roll Revival Band

Best female singer: Nina Shaw

Best male singer: Richard Fox

Best folk act: Kath Wood

Best musician: John Zaradin

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm (first in series, shown by Anglia 3rd April 1968)

NB The show is not networked across the ITV regions "because it's too similar to the 'Eamonn Andrews Show'" according to a Tyne Tees spokesman

contents unknown


Friday 5th April 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Tony Blackburn

BBC1 A Spoonful of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

BBC2 International Cabaret 9.55 - 10.45 pm

Frankie Vaughan

BBC2 Late Night Line Up Pick Of The Month 11.10 pm - end

Arlo Guthrie

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Tarbuck’s Back 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Hollies


Saturday 6th April 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 5.40 - 6.05 pm

The Monkees Mind Their Manor

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

NB First birthday edition

Dusty Springfield

Matt Monro

Arlo Guthrie

Jimmy Young

Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity

Reparata & The Delrons - Captain Of Your Ship (not on due to work permit issues)

Spanky and Our Gang

BBC1 The Eurovision Song Contest 10:00 - 11:45 pm

NB Its was alleged in 2008 that Spain’s General Franco had paid judges to vote for his country's song, leading to its win. A member of Portugal's delegation complained that there hadn't been enough time for rehearsal, to which a BBC spokesman suggested "My dear chap, you had 50 minutes for that yesterday and you did order a Hammond organ. It is not our fault you did not have someone to play the thing."

UK entry: Cliff Richard - Congratulations

BBC2 Release 10.00 - 10.40 pm

The Incredible String Band - ten minute excerpt from a film they have made

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Partially filmed in Luxembourg

Anita Harris and Tony Blackburn in Luxembourg

The New Faces

Joe Cocker

The Honeybus

Billy J Kramer

The Paper Dolls

Reparata & The Delrons - Captain Of Your Ship (cancelled due to work permit issues)


Sunday 7th April 1968

BBC1 Love, Andy 7:25 - 8:15 pm

NB Produced by Jack Good

Andy Williams

Claudine Longet

Henry Mancini

Errol Garner

BBC2 The Eurovision Song Contest 4:30 - 6:15 pm colour repeat

ATV The Golden Shot: RAF 50th Anniversary Show (TV Times says Anglia Production)

content unknown

ATV The Big Show 8:25 - 9:25 pm

The series was called Showtime in the USA

The Dallas Boys

Mireille Mathieu

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Lulu

The Four Seasons (cancelled due to Frankie Valli's ear operation in the USA)


Monday 8th April 1968

BBC1 Beryl Reid Says…Good Evening 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Jake Thackray - Statues

BBC1 International Ballroom Queen 10.25 - 11.04 pm

Paul and Barry Ryan

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Tuesday 9th April 1968

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Rediffusion Come Here Often: Special Edition! 5:25 – 5:55 pm

The finals of the write your own song competition with judges George Martin and Alan Price. A special film was also promised.

Julie Felix


Wednesday 10th April 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 11th April 1968

BBC1 The White Heather Club 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Newcomers 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Spanky & Our Gang and Status Quo were penciled in to appear

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Lulu (NB Savile was wearing a brown corduroy romper suit according to the NME)

Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off You (promo clip)

Cliff Richard - Congratulations

The Hollies - Jennifer Eccles

The Shadows - Dear Old Mrs Bell

The Small Faces - Lazy Sunday

The Paper Dolls - Something Here In My Heart

The Honeybus - I Can't Let Maggie Go

Massiel - La La La

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show

The Morgan-James Duo


Friday 12th April 1968 Good Friday

BBC1 Whistle Stop 5.05 - 5.49 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

The Paper Dolls

BBC1 A Spoonful of Sugar 6.15 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Good Old Days 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Clinton Ford

BBC2 Movin’ With Nancy Sinatra 10:10 - 11:00 pm

Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Tarbuck’s Back 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Scottish The Hilton Half-Hour (first of six shows)

Ronnie Hilton

Bernadette


Saturday 13th April 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 5.40 pm

edition unknown

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

NB Spanky & Our Gang were penciled in to appear

The Hollies

Roy Harper

BBC1 A Man And His Music: Frank Sinatra 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Frank Sinatra

Ella Fitzgerald

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Jimmy Young

Muriel Young (guest DJ)

Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch

The Kinks

Status Quo

(possibly) Reparata & The Delrons Captain Of Your Ship

ATV Milly! 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Millicent Martin special, which was ITV's entry for the Montreux Television Festival


Sunday 14th April 1968 Easter Sunday

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show (repeat from BBC2)

Andy Williams

Peggy Lee

Tony Bennett

ABC Frankie & Brucie’s Christmas Show 3.15 - 4.45 pm (repeat of 23rd December 1967)

The Rockin’ Berries

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

The New Faces

ABC Candid Camera 7.25 - 7.55 pm

The Orange Bicycle - sketch involving a recording studio

ATV Spotlight 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Paul Anka

Frankie Vaughan

Vicki Carr

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Engelbert Humperdinck

Al Jolson Jr


Monday 15th April 1968 Easter Monday

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Tuesday 16th April 1968

BBC1 Moria Anderson Sings 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown

Rediffusion Star Performance: Saturday Night Around The World 7:25 - 8:20 pm

A musical documentary which looks at Saturday night around the world. Music by Richard Rodgers

Tom Jones - live Tiles club, London

The Supremes - live in Tokyo

The Peddlers - live at The Pickwick club, London


Wednesday 17th April 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 18th April 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman, Stuart Henry

Engelbert Humperdinck - A Man Without Love

The Kinks - Wonderboy

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (promo clip)

The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby (dance troupe)

John Rowles - If I Only Had Time

The Paper Dolls - Something Here In My Heart

Reparata & The Delrons - Captain Of Your Ship (repeat 4th April 1968)

The Showstoppers - Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty (the band leave straight after the show to appear on stage in Worthing, Sussex but get lost on the way)

Spanky and Our Gang - Like To Get To Know You

BBC1 (Northern Ireland) Kate at Eight

Phil Coulter

We Four

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show

Kiki Dee


Friday 19th April 1968

BBC1 A Spoonful of Sugar 6.15 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Newcomers 7.05 - 7.29 pm

Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

The Love Affair - Rainbow Valley

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Tarbuck’s Back 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Buddy Greco

Scottish Hilton's Half-Hour

Ronnie Hilton


Saturday 20th April 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 5.40 - 6.05 pm

episode unknown

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Herd

Roger Miller (cancelled due to gun accident in America)

The Colours Of Love

Lena Martell

Jon Hendricks

Allan Sherman

BBC1 The Benny Hill Show 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Janie Marden

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Herman’s Hermits

J J Jackson - Down But Not Out

Gene Pitney

Anita Harris

The Scaffold

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Matt Monro

Solomon King


Sunday 21st April 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Andy Williams

Pat Boone

The Association

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

NB This was an old time music hall special

content unknown

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Frank Ifield

Dusty Springfield

The High Windows

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.15 pm - epilogue

Sandie Shaw - interview


Monday 22nd April 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Pat and Olivia

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Southern A Tale Of Two Rivers 9.30 - 10.00 pm (repeat 23rd January 1967)


Tuesday 23rd April 1968

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Edmund Hockeridge

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 24th April 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 25th April 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

The Hollies - Jennifer Eccles (repeat)

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (promo clip)

Sandie Shaw - Don't Run Away

The Small Faces - Lazy Sunday

The Herd - I Don't Want Our Loving To Die (repeat 4th April 1968)

Scott Walker - Joanna

1910 Fruitgum Co. - Simon Says (possibly a dance troupe including Ruth Pearson and Dee Dee Wilde and two from The Gojos)

Jacky - White Horses

Honeybus - I Can't Let Maggie Go (repeat 11th April 1968)

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 26th April 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

The Herd

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

BBC1 24 Hours 9.55 - 10.25 pm

The Rock and Roll Revival - Bill Haley, Alan Freeman

BBC2 International Cabaret 9.55 - 10.40 pm

Vikki Carr

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Tarbuck’s Back 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Russ Conway

Alan Freeman

Scottish Hilton's Half-Hour

Ronnie Hilton


Saturday 27th April 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

NB From the Montreux Television Festival

content unknown

BBC1 Billy Cotton’s Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Sandie Shaw

The Clancy Brothers

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Ike and Tina Turner

The Honeybus

Peter & Gordon

Bobby Goldsboro

Massiel

Wishful Thinking - It's So Easy

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Clinton Ford


Sunday 28th April 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Andy Williams

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Claudine Longet

Joey Hetherington

BBC2 The Charlie Drake Show 8.15 - 9.05 pm

The Three Bells

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

The Dallas Boys

The Karlins

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Shirley Bassey

Mr Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band

Matt Monro

Los Paraguayos

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.05 pm - end

Bill Haley & The Comets

Francoise Hardy

Jack Good


Monday 29th April 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Anita Harris

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Southern A Tale Of Two Rivers 9.30 - 10.00 pm (shown by Rediffusion 15th April 1968 and tonight at 11.00 - 11.25 pm)

Adam Faith

Marianne Faithfull

Claude Francois

Unit 4 + 2 - filmed in a recording studio

Sandie Shaw

Mark Wynter

Lulu - I Can Sing A Rainbow

Petula Clark

The Gojos


Tuesday 30th April 1968

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Russ Conway

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown

Rediffusion Star Performance: At The Drop Of Another Hat 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann


Wednesday 1st May 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 2nd May 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6:15 - 6:40 pm

Mijacgeo

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB The Foundations were penciled to appear

Hosted by Alan Freeman, Alan Price (it was noted in later reviews that Price looked unhappy as a compere)

Engelbert Humperdinck - A Man Without Love (repeat 18th April 1968)

Gene Pitney - Somewhere In The Country (repeat 28th March 1968)

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (promo clip)

The Seekers - Days Of My Life

Bobby Goldsboro - Honey (NB the host presented Goldsboro with a gold disc for a million sales of the song in the USA)

The Union Gap - Young Girl (promo film)

The Herd - I Don't Want Our Loving To Die

The Tremeloes - Helule Helule (live vocal)

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown

ITV TWA advert using Up Up And Away


Friday 3rd May 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Herman’s Hermits

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

BBC1 (South) Whatever Next 10.50 - 11.14 pm

Adge Cutler

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada Firstimers 6.10 - 6.20 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Tommy Vance

ATV Tarbuck’s Back 8.30 - 9.00 pm

The Shadows

Kenny Lynch

Scottish Hilton's Half-Hour

Ronnie Hilton


Saturday 4th May 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Bill Haley & The Comets

Bobby Goldsboro

The Everly Brothers

J J Jackson

BBC1 Billy Cotton’s Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

John Rowles

Solomon King

The New Christy Minstrels

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Ike and Tina Turner

The Tremeloes

Dave Berry

Françoise Hardy

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Mary Hopkin

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

Mireille Mathieu


Sunday 5th May 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Val Doonican 8.15 - 9.05 pm

Val Doonican

Matt Monro

Trio Athnee

The Gojos

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

The Paper Dolls

Dickie Valentine

Lita Roza

Solomon King

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

NB Also seen as Lulu, Cliff Richard, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band which would eventually be shown on 23rd June 1968

The Shadows

Frankie Vaughan

Anita Harris

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.10 pm - end

The Bee Gees


Monday 6th May 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada Ella 9:15 - 10:00 pm

live in Manchester

Ella Fitzgerald

Oscar Peterson Trio


Tuesday 7th May 1968

BBC1 Jackanory 4.40 - 4.55 pm

The Elephant's Child read by Elisabeth Welch

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 8th May 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 9th May 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.15 - 6.40 pm

unknown episode

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, David Symonds

Engelbert Humperdinck - A Man Without Love (repeat 18th April 1968)

Herman's Hermits - Sleepy Joe

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (promo clip)

The Love Affair - Rainbow Valley (live, but apparently the group and the TOTP orchestra were "about four bars 'out' for the first part of the song" according to Disc. They also fell out with their dresser Angela Wayne after "stormy scenes" backstage. The band had made a special promotional film for TOTP in case they were banned from making a personal appearance. It was later used ahead of their live appearances.)

PJ Proby - What's Wrong With My World (NB he allegedly has the lyrics written along one of his arms)

The Small Faces - Lazy Sunday (repeat)

The Association - Time For Living (NB As a result of the appearance the single sold another 4000 copies over the weekend. According to Disc, show producer Johnnie Stewart "spent three hours in the studio rehearsing the complicated harmonies.")

Jacky - White Horses

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

Susan Maughan


Friday 10th May 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

New Christy Minstrels

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada New Faces 6.10 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

ATV It Must Be Dusty! 8.30 - 9.00 pm (first in series) shown 8th May 1968 in some other ITV areas

Dusty Springfield - Come Back To Me, Close To You (verses in different order), & Scott Walker - Let It Be Me, You Keep Me Hangin' On, Wishin' and Hopin', Come Back Baby

Scott Walker - The Lady Came From Baltimore, Joanna

Scottish Hilton's Half-Hour

Ronnie Hilton


Saturday 11th May 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Honeybus - I Can't Let Maggie Go

Lulu - Boy, interview

The Association

Glen Campbell

The New Christy Minstrels

BBC1 Billy Cotton’s Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Scott Walker -

The Seekers - Days Of My Life

BBC1 News 10.25 - 10.35 pm

Kathy Kirby in news item

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5:45 - 6:15 pm

NB It's possible that The Gibbs will write a song for Tony Blackburn to sing. The Association might have been booked to appear as a part of the regular series, rather than this special

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Bee Gees special with Paul Jones

The Bee Gees

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Mary Hopkin

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Mrs Mills

The Singing Postman


Sunday 12th May 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Andy Williams

Anthony Newley

Bobby Darin

Nancy Wilson

BBC2 Show Of the Week 9.15 - 10.05 pm

Together...Count Basie and Georgie Fame

ATV The Golden Disc 1958 movie with Terry Dene

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Grapefruit

ABC Don't Just Sit There Sing! 7.00 - 7.25 pm

Donald Swann (of Flanders and Swann)

ABC Howerd’s Hour 8:25 - 9:25 pm

NB This show was originally announced for broadcast 22nd December 1967

Scott Walker - Jackie

Sandie Shaw - two songs (one in French)

Sandie Shaw and Scott Walker in sketch

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.10 pm - epilogue

Don Partridge


Monday 13th May 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Tricia Noble

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Don Partridge

Southern A Tale Of Two Rivers 10.30 - 11.00 pm (shown on Rediffusion 6th May 1968)

Richard Anthony

Marianne Faithfull

Claude Francois

Lulu - A Foggy Day

Mark Wynter

Petula Clark

The Gojos


Tuesday 14th May 1968

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 11.15 pm - end

Salena Jones

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 15th May 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 16th May 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.15 - 6.40 pm

Monkee See...Monkee Die

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Aretha Franklin - Think

Bobby Goldsboro - Honey (repeat 2nd May 1968)

The Everly Brothers - It's My Time (NB probably a pre-recorded insert according to Disc)

The Union Gap - Young Girl (possibly dancers Ruth Pearson, Dee Dee Wilde and Felicity 'Flick' Colby)

The Herd - I Don't Want Our Loving To Die (repeat)

Sacha Distel - Now

Scott Walker - Joanna

The Tremeloes - Helule Helule

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 17th May 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

The Tremeloes

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Talk Of The Town: Sammy Davis Jr In London part one 9:55 - 10:45 pm

Sammy Davis Jr at The Talk Of The Town

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada New Faces 6.10 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

ATV It Must Be Dusty! 8.30 - 9.00 pm

NB Esther and Abi Ofarim were listed as guests but didn't appear

Dusty Springfield - Nikki Hoeky, The Look of Love, & Mark Murphy - Sunny, What Did She Know About Railways, Where Am I Going

Mark Murphy

Scottish Hilton's Half-Hour

Ronnie Hilton


Saturday 18th May 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.00 pm

Scott Walker

BBC1 Billy Cotton Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Sacha Distel

Anita Harris

BBC2 Release

European International Pop Festival, Rome

Pink Floyd, Julie Driscoll - Brian Auger & The Trinity, Donovan, The Samurai, The Move

BBC2 Esther And Obi Ofarim 9:25 - 9:55 pm (first in series)

Esther And Obi Ofarim - A Taste Of Honey, Just One More Dance

Donovan

Donovan & Esther Ofarmim

BBC2 Late Night Line Up: Colour Me Pop 10.45 - 11.20 pm

Katch 22

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

NB After getting clearance to show some of the most recent NME Pollwinners' Concert Mike Mansfield tells the NME "It was such a fantastic occasion that I have decided to devote most of this week's programme to it." The Episode were due to appear in the studio

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Rolling Stones - live set (at the NME Pollwinners Concert)

Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Dave Dee, Scott Walker, Don Partridge - interviews backstage at the NME Pollwinners Concert. While interviewing Scott Walker Blackburn claims "John and Gary are going downhill."

Sandie Shaw - live set (at the NME Pollwinners Concert)

Scott Walker - live set (at the NME Pollwinners Concert)

Paul Jones - live set (at the NME Pollwinners Concert)

Eric Burdon & The Animals

The Troggs - receive gold disc for Love Is All Around

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.05 pm

Mary Hopkin

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 7.05 - 7.35 pm

Vince Hill

Ronnie Carroll


Sunday 19th May 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Rolf Harris 8.35 - 9.35 pm

The Paper Dolls

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Anita Harris

Eric Burdon and The Animals

ATV A Special Royal Performance 8:25 - 11:00 pm

NB An Olympic fundraiser recorded at the London Palladium

Dusty Springfield

Tom Jones

Long John Baldry - Mexico

New Christy Minstrels

Esther and Abi Ofarim

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.10 pm - end

Sarolta (singer from Hungary) (NB co-star Lou Rawls helped calm her nerves before the show by telling her that language and dialect don't matter)

Lou Rawls


Monday 20th May 1968

NB Harlech Television / Teledu Harlech debuts

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Trisha Noble

BBC2 Theatre 625: The Pistol Shot 9.05 - 10.15 pm

play, with David Bowie and Hermione Farthingale in a mime scene

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Today 6.15 - 6.35 pm

Anita Harris

Harlech Harlech Opening Night 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Harry Secombe


Tuesday 21st May 1968

BBC1 Lulu’s Back In Town 9:05 - 9:30 pm (first in series)

Lulu - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Rolf Harris

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown

ITN News at Ten 10.00 - 10.30 pm

Brian Jones arrested for cannabis possession


Wednesday 22nd May 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 23rd May 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.15 - 6.40 pm

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kidnappers

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Lou Rawls, The Tremeloes and Eric Burdon & The Animals were penciled in to appear. If The Monkees' Davy Jones arrived in London in time he would appear, but Dolenz appears instead, together with girlfriend Samantha Juste

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Micky Dolenz

Chart run down with the number one record

Julie Driscoll Brian Auger & The Trinity - This Wheel's On Fire (live vocal)

Savile shows paintings done by an eight year old boy in a Bristol hospital

Herman's Hermits - Sleepy Joe (live)

Savile talks to Micky Dolenz

Bobbie Gentry - Louisiana Man (live)

The Love Affair - Rainbow Valley (repeat 9th May 1968)

Lulu - Boy (new release) (live)

The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash (promo clip, alternate version of track)

Val Doonican - Now (live)

The Union Gap - Young Girl number one (promo film)

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 24th May 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Honeybus

BBC2 The Talk Of The Town: Sammy Davis Jr In London part two 9.55 - 10.40 pm

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV It Must Be Dusty! 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dusty Springfield - Mediation, Second Time Around, Tell The World About You, Don't Fight It Feel It, All I See Is You, Another Night

Donovan


Saturday 25th May 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

NB If Davy Jones is in London he was penciled in for an appearance

Herman’s Hermits

Val Doonican

P J Proby

BBC1 Billy Cotton Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

The Tremeloes

Solomon King

BBC2 Esther and Abi Ofarim 9.40 - 10.10 pm

Esther & Abi Ofarim

Abi Ofarim - Garden of my Home

Scott Walker - Black Sheep Boy, Joanna

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Bobby Goldsboro

Anita Harris

The Herd

Paul Jones (NB Blackburn was apparently quite rude about Jones on the show)

The Troggs - Surprise Surprise, I Need You

Eric Burdon & The Animals

P J Proby

Unit Four Plus Two

The Episode

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Mary Hopkin

The London Youth Jazz Orchestra

ATV Des O’Connor 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Sandie Shaw

Anita Harris


Sunday 26th May 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Andy Williams

Jimmy Dean

BBC2 Show Of The Week

Bill Haley & His Comets (dropped due to work permit problems)

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

The Herd

Jacky

ABC Don't Just Sit There Sing! 7.00 - 7.25 pm

Donald Swann (of Flanders and Swann)

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Eddie Arnold

Freddie & The Dreamers

Susan Maughan

Janie Marden

The Shadows

Frankie Vaughan

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.10 pm - end

John Rowles


Monday 27th May 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Trisha Noble

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Mrs Mills

ATV Today 6.15 - 6.35 pm

Anita Harris

Southern A Tale Of Two Rivers 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 28th May 1968

BBC1 Lulu’s Back In Town 9.05 - 9.30 pm

NB Georgie Fame might have also been a guest

Lulu - Running Wild, I Could Have Danced All Night, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, The Boat That I Row

The Alan Price Set - Don't Stop The Carnival

Lulu and Alan Price - Bring Back The Good Old Days (they are both dressed as school children)

BBC2 Late Night Line Up

Duane Eddy

Salena Jones

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 29th May 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Mrs Mills


Thursday 30th May 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.15 - 6.40 pm

Don’t Look A Gift Horse

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Davy Jones might make an appearance as he didn't make it last week, but it was unlikely

Hosted by Pete Murray (his first show since he finished his commitments on sitcom Mum's Boys), however the Daily Mirror have the host as Jimmy Savile which it isn't

Chart run down with the number one record

The Marmalade - Lovin' Things

Engelbert Humperdinck - A Man Without Love (repeat 18th April 1968)

Elvis Presley - U.S.Male (Pan’s People - all six members of the new troupe were used) "We have some UK females to dance to this particular number"

The Herd - I Don't Want Our Loving To Die (repeat) (live vocal over the record)

Des O'Connor - I Pretend (live)

Des O'Connor chat with host about his racehorse 'The Whole Truth'

The Tremeloes - Helule Helule (live vocal over the record)

Host gives a plug for the Radio Times while Donovan gets ready

Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man  (live vocal over the record) (new release)

The Union Gap - Young Girl number one (promo clip)

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 10:25 - 11:10 pm

Diahann Carroll

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 31st May 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

The Barron Knights

BBC1 The Good Old Days 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Frankie Vaughan

BBC2 Kenneth McKellar at the Talk Of The Town 9.55 - 10.45 pm

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 11.10  pm - end

Andy Williams

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4:38 - 4:55 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Mrs Mills

Granada New Faces 6.15 - 6.30 pm

content unknown

ATV It Must Be Dusty! 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dusty Springfield - I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now, I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face, & Georgie Fame - This Could Be The Start Of Something Big, Hold On, Who Will Take My Place, Sweet Soul Music

Georgie Fame


Saturday 1st June 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.00 pm

Davy Jones

Donovan

The Tremeloes

Duane Eddy

Denna Webster

BBC1 Movin’ With Nancy 7:50 - 8:40 pm

Nancy Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin

Sammy Davis Jr

Frank Sinatra Jr

Lee Hazlewood

BBC2 Esther And Obi Ofarim 9.25 - 9.55 pm

Esther And Obi Ofarim

Julian Bream

BBC2 Release 9.55 - 10.35 pm

Work, What Is It All About

Documentary about the making of the movie Work Is A Four Letter Word co-starring Cilla Black

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.55 - 6.15 pm (probably shorter due to the International Football West Germany v England that afternoon)

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Marmalade

The Satin Belles

Tony Blackburn (as singer)

Bobby Goldsboro

The Tremeloes

Chris Denning (guest DJ)

ATV Des O’Connor 7.00 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 70.00 pm

Mary Hopkin


Sunday 2nd June 1968

BBC1 Great Scot! 7.25 - 8.25 pm

Hall and MacGregor

George Chisholm

BBC2 Show Of The Week 9.15 - 10.25 pm

Andy Williams live at the Royal Albert Hall with Henry Mancini

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Kiki Dee

The Satin Bells

ABC Don't Just Sit There 7.05 - 7.25 pm

Donald Swann

ATV Spotlight 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Trini Lopez

Georgia Brown

ABC The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.10 pm - end (final show)

content unknown


Monday 3rd June 1968 Bank Holiday

BBC1 The Best Of Twice A Fortnight 10:50 - 11:19 pm

Kenny Lynch - does a Black and White Minstrels sketch

The Spinners

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.44 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Today 6.15 - 6.35 pm

Anita Harris

Rediffusion What’s The Life Of A Man? 11.25 pm - end (Monday through Friday)

Dave & Toni Arthur (folk singers)


Tuesday 4th June 1968

BBC1 Lulu’s Back In Town 9.05 - 9.30 pm

NB The show would reach the ratings' top ten by the end of the month reaching 6.1 million homes

Lulu

Peter Nero

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 5th June 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 6th June 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Kenny Everett referred to the Cilla Black appearance on his radio show the following Sunday saying 'I wish they'd keep the cameras still'

Hosted by Jimmy Savile with Davy Jones

Chart run-down with the number one record

The Equals - Baby Come Back (live vocal)

Dionne Warwick - San Jose (TOTP film of a donkey)

Don Partridge - Blue Eyes (live presumably with MU players taking the place of his one-man band)

Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger and The Trinity - This Wheel’s On Fire (repeat 23rd May 1968)

Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack (live vocal)

Cilla Black - Where Is Tomorrow (live)

The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash (promo clip with Mick wearing face paint and alternate vocal track)

The Union Gap - Young Girl (TOTP film of a young woman in the woods) number one

end credits with audience dancing

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 7th June 1968

BBC1 Whistle Stop 4.55 - 5.40 pm (last edition)

Hosted by Roger Whittaker

Don Partridge

BBC2 The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem 9.05 - 9.55 pm

Live at the Talk of the Town, London

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada Nice Time 7.00 - 7.30 pm (first in series)

Co-hosted by Kenny Everett

ATV It Must Be Dusty! 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dusty Springfield - Think, A House Is Not A Home, & Julie Felix - That's The Way To Say Goodbye, As Long As I Live, & Tom Springfield - Island of Dreams, & Tom Springfield - It Ain't All Honey, & Tom Springfield & Julie Felix - Cielito Lindo, Love Power


Saturday 8th June 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack

BBC1 Billy Cotton Music Hall 7.35 - 8.15 pm

Bobbie Gentry

John Rowles

BBC1 Erroll Garner

NB cancelled due to coverage of funeral of Senator Robert Kennedy

BBC2 Esther And Obi Ofarim 9.40 - 10.10 pm

Esther And Obi Ofarim

Glen Campbell

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Manfred Mann

The Bee Gees

Mike Batt

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

Scott Walker

Des O'Connor

Diana Dors (guest critic)

Julie Driscoll Brian Auger & The Trinity

P P Arnold

Georgie Fame

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Mary Hopkin

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 7.00 - 7.30 pm

NB Tom Jones was penciled in for an appearance

Esther & Abi Ofrarim - One More Dance

The Barron Knights


Sunday 9th June 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Pat Boone

BBC1 Sammy Davis In Europe 10.45 - 11.30 pm

NB Replaces a proposed thirteen week series.

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

No musical guests of interest

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Nina and Frederick

Liberace

ABC Sunday Night People 11.55 pm - 12.00 am (first in series)

Hosted by Robert Morley

content unknown


Monday 10th June 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Pat and Olivia

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.25 - 10.53 pm (first in series)

Regulars: The Corries, Bernadette

The Manhattan Brothers

BBC2 Princess Grace of Monaco 8.00 - 8.50 pm

a tour of Monte Carlo

Gilbert Becaud

Françoise Hardy

BBC2 Jazz On A Summer’s Day movie 8.50 - 10.10 pm

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Tuesday 11th June 1968

BBC1 Lulu’s Back In Town 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Lulu - The Trolley Song, comedy duet with Les Dawson, The Boat That I Row, Morning Dew, Suddenly You Love Me

The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love (NB Don is noticeably irritated at having to perform the song), & Lulu - Walk Right Back

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown

Granada New Faces 6.10 - 6.30 pm

content unknown

Rediffusion Cliff Richard and The Shadows: ‘After Ten Fellas - Ten!’ 7:30 - 8:20 pm

A light-hearted look at their first ten years


Wednesday 12th June 1968

BBC1 The Stanley Baxter Show 8.20 - 8.45 pm

Danny Street

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 5.25 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 13th June 1968

BBC1 The Monkees 6.15 - 6.40 pm

The Devil And Peter Tork

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray

Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man

Julie Driscoll Brian Auger & The Trinity - This Wheel's On Fire (repeat 23rd May 1968)

The Marmalade - Lovin' Things

Des O'Connor - I Pretend (repeat 30th May 1968)

Don Partridge - Blue Eyes (repeat 6th June 1968)

Esther & Abi Ofarim - One More Dance

The Union Gap - Young Girl (promo film)

John Rowles - Hush Not A Word To Mary (specially filmed clip)

Barry Ryan - Goodbye

ATV The Golden Disc movie with Terry Dene

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 14th June 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4:55 - 5:25 pm (first in series)

with 'Mister Rodney' Bewes

Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack

BBC2 Late-Night Line-Up 11.10 pm - end

The Omega Red Star - a spoof on a East European pop group

Colour Me Pop insert

Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack and four songs from their new LP Mighty Garvey

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada Nice Time 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Co-hosted by Kenny Everett

ATV It Must Be Dusty! 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dusty Springfield - There Will Never Be Another You, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, & The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Mockingbird, You're No Good, Manha De Carnival, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stone Free, Voodoo Chile


Saturday 15th June 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Cupid’s Inspiration

Esther And Obi Ofarim - One More Dance

BBC1 Billy Cotton Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Cilla Black

Don Partridge

Vince Hill

BBC2 Esther And Obi Ofarim 9.20 - 9.50 pm

Esther And Obi Ofarim

Richard Rodney Bennett

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Esther And Obi Ofarim - One More Dance

Manfred Mann

Georgie Fame

P J Proby (apparently suffered from earache)

The Fortunes

Heath Hampstead

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.00 pm

European Song Contest edition

Simon Smith (a singer managed by Hervey Lisberg, Herman's Hermits' manager)

ATV Des O’Connor 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Mireille Mathieu


Sunday 16th June 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Andy Williams

Lena Horne

Joey Hetherington

The Osmond Brothers

BBC1 The Smothers Brothers 10.55 - 11.40 pm

Diahann Carroll

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Cilla 8.15 - 9.05 pm

Cilla Black - Uptight, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, 1930s medley

Sacha Distel

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Esther And Obi Ofarim - One More Dance

P J Proby

The Paper Dolls

ATV Spotlight 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Vikki Carr

Frankie Vaughan & The V Men

ABC Sunday Night People 11.15 pm - end

Hosted by Marjorie Proops

content unknown


Monday 17th June 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Astrud Gilberto

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10:25 – 10:55 pm

Regulars: The Corries, Bernadette

Teresa Clifford

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Tuesday 18th June 1968

BBC1 Lulu’s Back In Town 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Lulu

Frankie Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan & Lulu

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 19th June 1968

BBC2 Cabin In The Sky movie with Louis Armstrong

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 20th June 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Cupid's Inspiration were penciled in to appear

Hosted by Stuart Henry

The Equals - Baby Come Back

Des O'Connor - I Pretend (repeat 30th May 1968)

Don Partridge - Blue Eyes (repeat 6th June 1968)

Barry Ryan - Goodbye

Lulu - Boy (repeat 23rd May 1968)

The Marmalade - Lovin' Things

Cliff Richard - I'll Love You Forever Today

The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash (The Gojos)

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 21st June 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Alan Price Set

BBC2 Impact: Operation Grief 8.15 - 9.05 pm

Robert Goulet and Claudine Longet in acting roles

BBC2 Gilbert Becuad in Concert 9.05 - 9.50 pm

BBC2 Late Night-Line-Up 11:10 pm - end

Colour Me Pop insert: The Small Faces perform Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake with Prof Stanley Unwin

Lazy Sunday (promo clip), Song Of A Baker, Happiness Stan, Rollin' Over, The Fly, The Journey, Mad John, Happy Days Toy Town

Granada Mr Rose: The Unlucky Dip

The Elastic Band (Andy Scott pre-Sweet) - Do Unto Others

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada Nice Time 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Co-hosted by Kenny Everett

ATV It Must Be Dusty! 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Dusty Springfield - Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone, If You Go Away, I Only Wanna Laugh, Sneakin' Up On You, I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack


Saturday 22nd June 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Vanity Fare - I Live For The Sun

Dorian Gray - Love Is All It Should Be

BBC1 Billy Cotton Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Cliff Richard

BBC2 Esther And Obi Ofarim 9.35 - 10.05 pm

Esther And Obi Ofarim

Nina Simone

BBC2 Release 10:05 - 10:45 pm

John Lennon on new play In His Own Right with Victor Spinetti

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Gene Pitney

Malcolm Roberts

Matt Monro

Tony Blackburn (as singer)

Cupid’s Inspiration

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity


Sunday 23rd June 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Andy Williams

Peggy Lee

Al Hirt

BBC2 Show Of The Week: The Dave Allen Show 8.15 - 9.15 pm

Matt Monro - two songs and in sketch spoofing TV show The Power Game

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Manfred Mann

Barry Ryan - Goodbye

Southern Nina & Frederick 8:20 - 9:25 pm

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Hosted by Steve Allen

Cliff Richard

Lulu & Steve Allen - duet

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (NB Unfortunately host Steve Allen describes The Bonzos as a band following in the wake of The New Vaudeville Band. The exact opposite was true.)

ABC Sunday Night People 11.15 pm - end

Hosted by David Hemmings

Richard Harris - Macarthur Park (film of Harris in Pennsylvania)


Monday 24th June 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Anita Harris

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.40 - 11.10 pm

Regulars: The Corries, Bernadette

Doris Henderson, Walter Carr

BBC2 The Seekers 8:00 - 8:50 pm

A musical tour of Australia

The Seekers Down Under

BBC2 The Cool Of The Evening 8.50 - 9.05 pm

The Johnny Scott Quintet

Rediffusion Hullaballoo

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV It Must Be Dusty 9.30 - 10.00 pm (shown by Rediffusion)

Hosted by Dusty Springfield

Georgie Fame


Tuesday 25th June 1968

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

Includes winner of a songwriting contest. Their song will be arranged for a recording session by George Martin

Granada New Faces 6.10 - 6.20 pm

Linda Stevenson (singer with guitar who used to work as Bill Grundy's secretary at Granada)


Wednesday 26th June 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.45 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 27th June 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Cupid's Inspiration - Yesterday Has Gone

Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man

O.C.Smith - Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp (disc)

Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

Gene Pitney - Love Grows

Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack (repeat 6th June 1968)

Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash (promo clip)

John Rowles - Hush Not A Word To Mary

Tyne Tees The David Jacobs Show 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 28th June 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Kinks - Days (live vocal)

BBC2 Cliff Richard In London 9:05 - 9:50 pm

Live at the Talk Of The Town

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 11.10 pm - end

Colour Me Pop insert: Eclection

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.45 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada Nice Time 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Co-hosted by Kenny Everett

ATV Have Bird Will Travel 9.00 - 9.30 pm (first episode)

Comedy series with John Bird

Mark Murphy

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity

The Morgan-James Duo

Jon Hendricks

Blossom Dearie


Saturday 29th June 1968

no Dee Time but Bobby Vee was penciled in to appear

BBC1 Billy Cotton Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Gene Pitney

Petula Clark - Don't Give Up

BBC2 Release 10.10 - 10.50 pm

Pink Floyd

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

NB The Paper Dolls were penciled in to appear

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Bee Gees - two songs

Bobby Vee

Barry Ryan

Gulliver’s People


Sunday 30th June 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Trini Lopez

The Lennon Sisters

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 10.25 pm - end

Roger McGough

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Manfred Mann

The Maydels

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

The Peddlers

Georgia Brown

Kenneth McKellar

ABC Sunday Night People 11.05 pm - end

Hosted by Kenneth Horne

Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten


Monday 1st July 1968

BBC1 Look North 6:00 - 6:20 pm

Paul McCartney interview

BBC1 The Best of Emery 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Trisha Noble

Pepe Jaramillo

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.25 - 10.57 pm

Regulars: The Corries, Bernadette

The Pentangle

Dixie Ingram

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.45 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Don Partridge


Tuesday 2nd July 1968

BBC1 Lulu’s Back In Town 9.05 - 9.30 pm

Lulu

Lou Rawls

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 3rd July 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.45 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 4th July 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB It was reported in the NME 29th June 1968 that The Paper Dolls had been booked to appear on three consecutive editions of The Pops, staring tonight. This was just one of many other proposals involving the band that never materialised, a movie, opening their own chain of record stores, a six part UK TV series, singing Christmas carols at Westminster Abbey, an audience with the Archbishop or Dean of Westminster, a West End Musical, and their own American TV series, among other things. The single they were to promote My Life (Is In Your Hands) wasn't a hit anyway. However, Susie Mathis from the group later co-hosted a few editions of Top Of The Pops in 1988.

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

The Equals - Baby Come Back

The Marmalade - Lovin' Things (repeat)

Petula Clark - Don't Give Up (filmed sequence)

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Last Night In Soho

Des O'Connor - I Pretend (promo clip)

Esther & Abi Ofarim - One More Dance (repeat 13th June 1968)

O.C.Smith - Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp

Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy (film clip)

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

NB Recorded at Club Fiesta, Stockton-on-Tees

The series will feature Alan Price, Kenny Ball, John Rowles with Debbie Dean, Annie Bright, The Morgan-James Duo, Freddie & The Dreamers, The Peddlers and others


Friday 5th July 1968

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.45 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Don Partridge

Granada Nice Time 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Co-hosted by Kenny Everett

ATV Have Bird Will Travel 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Jon Hendricks


Saturday 6th July 1968

no Dee Time due to Wimbledon

BBC1 Billy Cotton's Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

NB The Paper Dolls may have been penciled in to appear

Matt Monro

Allan Sherman

BBC2 Release 10.10 - 11.10 pm

The Beatles’ animated movie Yellow Submarine clip and interview with George Dunning

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Dusty Springfield

Bobby Goldsboro

The Kinks

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich

Richard Barnes - Woman Woman

The Paper Dolls


Sunday 7th July 1968

BBC1 Farewell The Seekers 7:25 - 8:15 pm

Live in London

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Joe Brown

Vince Hill

Richard Barnes - Woman Woman

Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

NB This might have been intended for showing 2nd March 1968 under the Showtime title

Kathy Kirby

The Four Freshmen


Monday 8th July 1968

BBC1 The Dick Emery Show 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Trisha Noble

BBC1 The Monday Show 6:00 - 6:40 pm (first in series)

Hosted by Michael Aspel

content unknown

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.25 - 10.55 pm

The Corries

Roger Whittaker

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

ITN News At Ten 10.00 - 10.30 pm

The Beatles Yellow Submarine movie article


Tuesday 9th July 1968

BBC1 Lulu’s Back In Town 9.05 - 9.30 pm

NB It's possible that Davy Jones of The Monkees would have appeared but had to cancel

Lulu

Georgie Fame

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 10th July 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6:00 - 6:40 pm (first in series)

Hosted by David Jacobs

Deena Webster (resident singer)

Sammy Davis Jr

Topol

BBC1 The Stanley Baxter Show 8.25 - 8.50 pm

Danny Street

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Granada Cinema 9.30 - 10.00 pm

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine review


Thursday 11th July 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Herman's Hermits, The Paper Dolls and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown were all penciled in to appear

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Cupid's Inspiration - Yesterday Has Gone (repeat 27th June 1968)

Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy (disc)

The Monkees - D.W.Washburn (TOTP film clip of Davy Jones in Manchester)

John Rowles - Hush Not A Word To Mary

The Kinks - Days

Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony (a montage of photos was used as the submitted promo clip featured the band miming broke the MU rules)

The Small Faces - The Universal (Steve Marriott told Record Mirror in early August about a filming project at his and Ronnie Lane's house "We've been making this film for Top Of The Pops at the place in Buckinghamshire. It's just us and the dogs and everybody just doing things in the garden of this house..")

Des O'Connor - I Pretend (repeat 30th May 1967)

The Equals - Baby Come Back (repeat)

Rediffusion The Flintstones: Shinrock-A-Go-Go 5.25 - 5.55 pm

The Beau Brummels play ‘The Beau Brummelstones’

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 12th July 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

NB The Paper Dolls may have been penciled in to appear

The Scaffold

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.50 pm - end

Colour Me Pop insert: Salena Jones with the Brian Lemon Trio - This Is All I Ask, Younger Than Springtime

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Have Bird Will Travel 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and The Trinity


Saturday 13th July 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Tim Hardin

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

BBC1 Billy Cotton's Music Hall 7.50 - 8.35 pm

Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

Kenneth McKellar

BBC2 Bobbie Gentry 10:10 - 10:40 pm (first in series)

Pan’s People were the resident dance troupe

Bobbie Gentry

The Alan Price Set

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Manfred Mann

Billie Davis - Angel Of The Morning

Gene Pitney

Esther and Abi Ofarim (Esther sang up front, while husband Abi stayed in the background leading the host to ask the audience afterwards "should Esther and Abi split up?")

P P Arnold - Angel Of The Morning

Grapefruit

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The New State Jazz Band


Sunday 14th July 1968

BBC1 The Charlie Drake Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Trisha Noble

BBC2 Show Of The Week: David Nixon 8.15 - 9.15 pm

Anita Harris

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

Richard Barnes

Herman's Hermits

Anglia Hope 7.00 - 7.25 pm

Madeline Bell

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

The Dave Clark Five

Buddy Greco


Monday 15th July 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.20 pm

John Rowles

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

The Mojos

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.25 - 10.55 pm

Regulars: The Corries, Bernadette

Doris Henderson

The Chieftains

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Tuesday 16th July 1968

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown

Granada New Faces 6.10 - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tommy Vance

This might be the finale, won by Wednesday Folk, who went to be managed by Tommy Vance


Wednesday 17th July 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.20 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.35 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 18th July 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Alan Price and The Paper Dolls were penciled in to appear as was a clip of Simon & Garfunkel

Hosted by Pete Murray

Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire (Live vocal. A pre-recorded insert, presumably for health and safety purposes)

Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

The Equals - Baby Come Back (promo clip)

Herman's Hermits - Sunshine Girl

Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack (promo clip)

Roy Orbison - Walk On

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Last Night In Soho (repeat 4th July 1968)

Richard Harris - MacArthur Park (film clip)

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 19th July 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

NB also seen as Herman's Hermits

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

BBC1 How It Is 6:00 - 6:40 pm (first in series)

NB The Doors were scheduled to appear

Hosted by Peter Asher (sole host) Chris Denning (occasional appearances)

Manfred Mann

The Spinners

The Beatles Yellow Submarine clip - Paul and George talk about the movie

John Lennon In His Own Write play clip

Yoko Ono

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.50 pm - end

Colour Me Pop insert: Fleetwood Mac

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

Granada Nice Time 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Kenny Everett

Westward Jazz Scene USA 11.00 - 11.25 pm

content unknown


Saturday 20th July 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6:15 - 7:00 pm

NB Guest Jane Asher announces that her engagement to Paul McCartney is now off

Joe Brown

The Alan Bown!

Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

BBC1 Billy Cotton's Music Hall 7:50 - 8:35 pm

Barry Ryan

Moira Anderson

BBC2 Bobbie Gentry 9.25 - 10.00 pm

Bobbie Gentry

Don Partridge & Bobbie Gentry - When I'm Sixty-Four

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.45 - 6.15 pm

NB The Southern TV ident catches fire, while the spoken introduction was actually Arthur Brown with audio effects put on

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Sue Nichols

Barry Ryan

Strawbs

Dusty Springfield

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire (there were three cauldrons in the stage set)

The Paper Dolls - My Life (Is In Your Hands)

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine film clip

ABC Opportunity Knocks - All Winner's Show 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Dukes Nobelmen - I Got You

Mary Hopkins - Turn Turn Turn (NB plays a guitar given to her by George Harrison)

ATV Have Bird Will Travel 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Blossom Dearie


Sunday 21st July 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Jimmy Tarbuck 8.15 - 9.00 pm (postponed from 30th June 1968)

Herman’s Hermits

Bobbie Gentry

ATV The Golden Shot 4:45 - 5:30 pm

Gene Pitney

O’Hara’s Playboys

The Maydels

Chris Rayburn

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Esther And Abi Ofarim

Allan Sherman

Millicent Martin


Monday 22nd July 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Mrs Mills

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.25 - 10.55 pm

The Corries

Alexis Korner – Mary Open the Door

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Tuesday 23rd July 1968

Rediffusion Come Here Often 5:25 – 5:55 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 24th July 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Contrasts: All That Jazz 10.45 - 11.24 pm

Ronnie Scott

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 5.25 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant


Thursday 25th July 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Number one record with chart run-down

Hosted by Stuart Henry (talks a lot about losing his moustache)

The Amen Corner - High In The Sky (live vocal)

Sue Nicholls - Where Will You Be (live)

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire (repeat 18th July 1968)

Tim Rose - Long Haired Boy (live)

Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson (Pan’s People)

Host sends greetings to Samantha Juste who had just married Mickey Dolenz

Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten (repeat possibly 18th July 1968 as the Arthur Brown clip used was the same date)

The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You (Tip For The Top) (live vocals)

Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony number one (A collection of photos was used as the submitted promo clip featured the band miming and would have been banned by the Musicians Union. The track was edited.)

ABC Armchair Theatre 10:30 pm - 12:00 am (400th and final edition)

NB This ABC show which would have been normally be shown on Sunday was brought forward several days

The Ballad Of Artificial Mash

with The Paper Dolls (as a kind of Greek chorus throughout the play)


Friday 26th July 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

Herman’s Hermits or Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

BBC1 How It Is  6:20 - 6:35 pm

Hosted by Peter Asher, Richard Neville

Pentangle at The Cambridge Folk Festival

Article on stage show Hair – Just A Hairy Guy

The Doors – article and clip

The Span

Eric Burdon

BBC1 Errol Garner 11.05 - 11.35 pm

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.50 pm - end

Colour Me Pop insert: The Kinks

Rediffusion Hullaballoo 4.38 - 4.58 pm

Joe Brown

Shirley Abicair

Cy Grant

ATV Have Bird Will Travel 8.30 - 9.00 pm

Morgan-James Duo


Saturday 27th July 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.35 - 7.00 pm

Amen Corner

The Flirtations - Someone Out There

BBC2 Bobbie Gentry 9:25 - 9:55 pm

Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta, Peaceful, Mornin' Glory, Sunday Best, Hurry Tuesday Child, Chickasaw County Child

Donovan – Young But Growing, & Bobbie Gentry There Is a Mountain, & Bobbie Gentry Bugs, Sunny Day

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5:45 - 6:15 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Flirtations - Someone Out There

Long John Baldry

Billie Davis

P P Arnold

Susan Maughan

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich - Last Night In Soho

The Easybeats

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Fire (Arthur Brown sets light to his hair)

ABC Opportunity Knocks 6.15 - 7.00 pm

NB The last edition from ABC's Didsbury, Manchester studios

The Birds n Bees


Sunday 28th July 1968

NB The last day of ABC Television, also ATV London disappears leaving ATV Midlands to become ATV, a seven days a week serivce.

BBC1 The Charlie Drake Show 7.25 - 8.10 pm (repeat from BBC2)

David McWilliams

BBC2 Show Of The Week: The Bachelors 8.10 - 9.00 pm

ATV The Golden Shot 4.45 - 5.30 pm

NB Daily Mirror reported that fifteen minutes into the show a technical fault hit, while the rest of the show was cancelled by ACTT action

Sammy Davis Jr

Grapefruit

Jacky

The Roy Budd Trio

ATV The Big Show 8.25 - 9.25 pm

Lonnie Donegan

Erroll Garner

Julie London

Tyne Tees Night Club

Roy Orbison


Monday 29th July 1968

NB Yorkshire Television debuts today, replacing Granada’s Yorkshire service

BBC1 The Price To Play 4:55 – 5:20 pm (first in series)

From Radio Times "Alan Price plays and sings his kind of music and talks about the lyrics, tunes, and rhythms which make up pop music"

Hosted by Alan Price

Chris Barber

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.35 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.25 - 10.55 pm

The Corries

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

Julie Felix

Channel Modern Rhythm 6.15 - 6.35 pm

content unknown

Rediffusion Do Not Adjust Your Set 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Special winner of Fairly Pointless Show of Prix Jeunesse, Munich (in reality it did win first prize at the Prix Jeunesse International Festival, Munich in June 1968)

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman (playing live and different lyrics)

Yorkshire First Night 10.33 - 11.18 pm

Frankie Vaughan


Tuesday 30th July 1968

NB Thames Television debuts today, replacing Rediffusion from Monday to Friday and incorporating ABC into the new service

BBC1 News 8.50 - 9.05 pm

Nancy Sinatra in London

Thames The Sooty Show 4.40 - 5.10 pm (first in series)

Regular: Gerry Marsden

Thames Magpie 5.10 - 5.50 pm (first in series)

Theme by The Spencer Davis Group

One of the hosts is Pete Brady, who gave up hosting his daily Radio One show to do Magpie

Thames Cooper King-Size 8.15 - 9.15 pm

According to the NME "with several pop guests making surprise appearances"

Frankie Vaughan

Julie Rogers


Wednesday 31st July 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Deena Webster

Granada Hats Off 4:55 - 5:20 pm (first in series)

The Rockin’ Berries

Shirley Abicair

Thames The Bachelors’ Night Out 6.45 - 7.30 pm

The Bachelors

Freddie & The Dreamers

Anita Harris

Thames Max 8.00 - 9.00 pm (first in series)

Max Bygraves


Thursday 1st August 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

The Status Quo - Ice In The Sun

Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You (promo clip)

Herman's Hermits - Sunshine Girl (repeat 18th July 1968)

Bruce Channel - Keep On

Anita Harris - Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Last Night In Soho

Des O'Connor - I Pretend (repeat 30th May 1968)

The Kinks - Days (repeat 11th July 1968)

Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony (disc) NB The BBC hopes that the film that the group made in New York for the show would arrive in time for broadcast.

ATV A Royal Gala 7.00 - 7.30 pm

From TV Times "Stars who replay the stars of yesterday"

Lulu

Malcolm Roberts

Georgia Brown

Harry Secombe

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 2nd August 1968

NB London Weekend Television begins transmission at 7.00 pm replacing ATV London and uses the strapline "The weekend starts here"

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

Vanity Fare

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Peter Asher, John Peel

Mike Stuart Span

Alexis Korner

BBC2 Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars 9:05 - 9:55 pm

LWT We Have Ways Of Making You Laugh 7.00 - 7.30 pm (first in series)

Theme by Don Partridge

LWT Thingumybob 7:30 - 8:15 pm first edition (the last was 20th September 1968)

NB "That one folded so fast they could have named a deck chair after it" - Dennis Norden

Theme written by Paul McCartney


Saturday 3rd August 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Grapefruit

O C Smith

Susan Shirley

BBC2 Bobbie Gentry 9.20 - 9.50 pm

Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta, Papa Woncha Let Me Go To Town, I Saw An Angel Die, Louisiana Man, Ode To Billy Joe, Chickasaw County, My Dog Sergeant

The Hollies - Blowin' In The Wind, Stewball

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5:50 - 6:20 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Eclection

Rosetta Hightower

The Flirtations

Chris Farlowe

Amed Corner - High In The Sky

LWT Frost On Saturday 6.45 - 7.30 pm (first in series)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono interview (NB John Lennon leads the audience in a singalong of Hey Jude during the end credits)

Stan Freberg

Blossom Dearie

LWT Star Light Entertainment: Jones The Song 7:30 - 8:30 pm (partly blacked out by industrial action)

Tom Jones - Delilah, Son Of Hickory Hollers’ Tramp, Help Yourself, Hello Young Lovers, Long Tall Sally

Dusty Springfield – I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten, Love Power


Sunday 4th August 1968

BBC1 Petula 7:25 - 8:15 pm

aka This Is Petula Clark

An American TV special (the BBC were in competition with London Weekend to secure the rights)

Petula Clark

Harry Belafonte

O C Smith

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Caterina Valente 8.15 - 9.05 pm

Filmed in Germany

LWT Frost On Sunday (first in series) 9:00 - 10:00 pm

NB Due to industrial action the show was broadcast live from London Weekend's 'World of Sport' studio

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

The Rockin’ Berries - Mr Blue, Hughie Green sketch

Esther Ofarim - Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Motherless Child

Granada Jazzboat 1959 movie with Anthony Newley


Monday 5th August 1968

NB Due to industrial action all ITV programmes are pooled together under a national ITV banner

BBC1 The Price To Play 4:50 – 5:15 pm

Hosted by Alan Price

Ray Davies interview

The Beatles Yellow Submarine movie clip

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

O C Smith

BBC1 Degrees Of Folk 10.25 pm

The Corries


Wednesday 7th August 1968

NB The final three minutes of the previous Sunday’s The Golden Shot were recorded by ATV and were broadcast tonight before ‘I Spy’ at 8.00 pm

BBC1 Moon Clue Game 4.45 - 5.15 pm

NB Ed Stewart sets the pop questions on this series

George Chisholm

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.35 pm

content unknown

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

Don Partridge

Anita Harris

The Singing Postman

Thames Opportunity Knocks! 6.45 - 7.30 pm

The George Thorby Big Band


Thursday 8th August 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7.30 - 8.00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman, Jimmy Savile

The Beach Boys - Do It Again (promo clip)

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire (repeat 25th July 1968)

Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

The Equals - Laurel and Hardy

Long John Baldry - When The Sun Comes Shinin' Thru (apparently he was added to the show at the last minute according to Disc)

Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music (promo clip)

Tom Jones - Help Yourself (disc)

Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony (Pan's People)

Bruce Channel - Keep On

BBC2 Montreux '68: Becaud and Co 8.00 - 9.05 pm

Gilbert Becuad

Thames Secombe and Friends

NB Filmed in colour, there is a Goons reunion 'Tales of Men's Shirts'

Harry Secombe

Yorkshire Variety Club 11.15 - 11.45 pm

NB Intended as a pilot show this was recorded at Batley variety club. Yorkshire TV had to apologise to the owner of the club as the show was seen as a poor representation of variety clubs in general. According to The Stage Yorkshire's Light Entertainment Chief, Sid Colin had agreed that the pilot show was not suitable for public viewing, not even on a regional basis. "We never had any intention of showing this programme", he told The Stage. It was broadcast across the whole of the ITV network.

Content unknown

Yorkshire Mason Line (according to Disc this programme was broadcast this day, but was probably not shown)

NB Like Variety Club, this was a pilot for an intended series. Normally pilots would not be shown, but Yorkshire were short of programming due to an industrial dispute.

Hosted by Barry Mason


Friday 9th August 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Marmalade

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Peter Asher, John Peel, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer

content unknown

BBC1 Miss United Kingdom 9.05 - 9.55 pm

Solomon King - Somewhere In The Crowd

BBC2 International Cabaret From Sweden 9.05 - 9.50 pm

The Young Generation

Gilbert Becaud in Stockholm

Massiel

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.35 pm - end

Colour Me Pop insert: The Peddlers

ITV Time For Blackburn 6.04 - 6.30 pm

NB The new theme is written by George Alexander of The Grapefruit

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Nerve

Amen Corner

Anita Harris

The Bee Gees on film

O C Smith

ITV Mr Music 1950 movie with Peggy Lee, Bing Crosby


Saturday 10th August 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Bruce Channel

BBC2 Bobbie Gentry 9.20 - 9.50 pm

Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta, Barefootin', Nicky Hoekie, Penduli Pendulum, Mornin' Dew, Here There And Everywhere, Ace Insurance Man, Come Away Melinda, Chickasaw County

Long John Baldry - Stormy Monday Blues, You’ve Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

ITV Frost on Saturday 6.45 - 7.30 pm

content unknown

ITV Meet Jose Ferrer 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Bobby Vee

Don Partridge

ITV The Sound of Gershwin 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Peter Nero and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Sunday 11th August 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 10.45 - 11.35 pm (repeat)

Peter, Paul & Mary

Eddie Fisher

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Just Esther 8.15 - 9.10 pm (Ofarim)

NB This was scheduled to be shown on Sunday 18th August but it was decided to bring it forward two weeks to trump her appearance on the David Frost show on London Weekend. It was then decided to bring it forward to 11th August instead.

Esther Ofarim

Topol

LWT Frost On Sunday 9:00 - 10:00 pm (cancelled)

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

Sandie Shaw

ITV The Morecambe & Wise Show 9:00 - 10:00 pm

content unknown


Monday 12th August 1968

BBC1 The Price To Play 4:50 – 5:15 pm

Hosted by Alan Price

Eric Burdon - The Story of Bo Diddley, What'd I Say

Alan Price & Eric Burdon - Don't Stop The Carnival

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Chris Barber Band with Ottilie Patterson


Tuesday 13th August 1968

ITV Liberace in London 10.15 - 11.15 pm (made by Thames this show was brought forward from a much later intended broadcast date)

The Tremeloes - Show Me, & Liberace - Feelin' Groovy (the band had to take dancing lessons for the show)


Wednesday 14th August 1968

BBC1 Moon Clue Game 4.45 - 5.15 pm

Wally Whyton

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

Susan Maughan

Vince Hill


Thursday 15th August 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB A clip of The Rolling Stones was penciled in for inclusion

Hosted by Stuart Henry

Amen Corner - High In The Sky

Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You (disc)

The Kinks - Days

O.C.Smith - Main St.Mission

Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music (promo clip)

Sandie Shaw - Together

Herman's Hermits - Sunshine Girl (repeat 18th July 1968)

The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You (repeat 25th July 1968)

Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony (disc)

BBC2 Millionaire 8:35 - 9:05 pm

Mickie Most: I’m Figuring Out A Way Not To Die

Donovan

Lulu

Herman's Hermits

Terry Reid

Thames Magpie (not shown)

The Captain Fantastic sequence features The Bonzo Dog Band


Friday 16th August 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Flirtations

BBC1 How It Is 6:00 - 6:40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Scott 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB The first of two specials, the other was broadcast on 30th December 1968

Scott Walker - Follow Me, Days of Love, Mathilde, I’ll Be Around, Genevieve, If You Go Away

O C Smith - Work Song

Kiki Dee - Up, Up and Away

Kiki Dee & Scott Walker - Passing Strangers

BBC2 International Cabaret From Sweden 9.05 - 9.50 pm

Morgan-James

Georgia Brown

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.30 pm - end

Colour Me Pop insert: The Tremeloes

ITV Geordie Girl: Music Of Tyneside 6:04 – 6:35 pm

Susan Maughan

Alan Price

ITV Pat Kirkwood Sings 11.15 pm - end


Saturday 17th August 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Long John Baldry (Baldry drinks a concoction of Babycham and brandy before the show to calm his nerves)

BBC2 One Pair of Eyes - Who Are The Cockneys 8.35 - 9.15 pm

Georgia Brown and Lionel Bart

BBC2 Bobbie Gentry 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Bobbie Gentry

Glen Campbell

LWT Van Johnson (not shown due to industrial dispute)

Kathy Kirby

Steve Montgomery

ITV Saturday Special: Tony’s In Town 9.45 - 10.45 pm (shown instead of the Van Johnson special)

Tony Bennett with the Buddy Rich Orchestra


Sunday 18th August 1968

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 10.40 - 11.27 pm (repeat)

Shirley Bassey

Al Hirt

ITV Goodbye Again 9:00 - 10:00 pm

NB Also seen as Georgie Fame, Salena Jones

Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High, one other

Donovan

LWT Frost On Sunday (not shown due to strike)

Solomon King


Monday 19th August 1968

The industrial action affecting ITV comes to an end and today's schedule returns to normal

BBC1 The Price To Play 4:50 – 5:15 pm

Hosted by Alan Price

Madeline Bell

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown

Tyne Tees Murray The K In New York 10:30 - 11:30 pm

(NB The original USA version broadcast 22nd September 1967)

Aretha Franklin

Richie Havens

Jake Holmes

The Association

Spanky and Our Gang

The Doors

Otis Redding

Jim and Jean

The K Girls


Tuesday 20th August 1968

Thames Frankie Howerd Meets The Bee Gees 8:55 - 10:00 pm

NB Made in colour for ABC TV, and due to be shown on Thames' opening night 30th July 1968. This show quickly replaces The Jack Benny Show which was intended for this time slot. Talking to the NME Colin Peterson from The Bee Gees said "And as far as TV is concerned we have just done an half-hour show with Frankie Howerd which is full of comedy skits and I think this is far more important to us than being on Top Of The Pops every week."

The Bee Gees - I've Decided To Join The Air Force, I Started A Joke

Cilla Black


Wednesday 21st August 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

Joe Brown

Amen Corner

George Chisholm


Thursday 22nd August 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Vanity Fare - I Live For The Sun

P.P.Arnold - Angel Of The Morning

Amen Corner - High In The Sky (repeat)

The Small Faces - The Universal

The Beach Boys - Do It Again (promo clip)

Johnny Nash - Hold Me Tight (promo clip)

The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You (repeat 25th July 1968)

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire (repeat 18th July 1968)

Tom Jones - Help Yourself

Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony (disc)

BBC2 One Pair of Eyes: Gerald Scarfe 10.40 - 11.15 pm

Arthur Brown

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 23rd August 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

Traffic

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.35 pm

Hosted by Peter Asher, John Peel, Richard Neville

The Nice - America

BBC1 Look North

Article with Jimmy Savile and Alan Freeman

BBC2 International Cabaret 9.05 - 9.55 pm

Gilbert Becaud

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 10.30 pm - end

Barry Noble (had been an actor on TV even appearing as a Cyberman in Doctor Who)

Fern's Brass Foundry

LWT We Have Ways Of Making You Laugh 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Max Bygraves


Saturday 24th August 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Barry Noble

Richard Harris (as a singer)

The Equals - Laurel & Hardy

BBC2 Lyn & Graham McCarthy 9:20 - 9:50 pm

Folk music

Southern Time For Blackburn 5.50 - 6.20 pm

NB Recorded at short notice as the ITV technician's strike ended. The show appears to have been not picked up by London Weekend and ATV Midlands, so Southern, Granada and Channel are the only ones showing it

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Long John Baldry

The Casuals (The band had cancelled shows in Europe in order to appear, only to find it was not being recorded due to industrial action on the day they were due to record)

Mary Hopkin

Tony Blackburn (as a singer)

LWT Frost On Saturday 6:45 - 7:30 pm

John Lennon and Yoko Ono interview

Stan Freberg

Blossom Dearie

LWT Star Light Entertainment: Lulu According To Freud 7:30 - 8:30 pm (Scheduled, but not recorded due to industrial dispute. Eventually shown 9th November 1968)

Lulu

Roy Orbison

ATV Goodbye Again 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Julie Driscoll

ATV Tony’s In Town 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Tony Bennett with Buddy Rich and his orchestra


Sunday 25th August 1968

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.25 - 8.15 pm (first in fourth series)

Val Doonican

Matt Monro

BBC1 The Andy Williams Show 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Trini Lopez

Buddy Greco

LWT The Cool Mikado movie 3.30 - 5.00 pm

The John Barry Seven

LWT Tickertape 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost On Sunday 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)


Monday 26th August 1968

BBC1 The Price To Play 4:50 – 5:15 pm

Hosted by Alan Price

Dave Mason

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.35 pm

content unknown

BBC1 A Spoonful Of Sugar 6.40 - 7.05 pm

content unknown


Wednesday 28th August 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.50 pm - end

Ben E King

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

Kenny Lynch


Thursday 29th August 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

The Beach Boys - Do It Again (promo clip)

Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You (promo clip)

Tom Jones - Help Yourself (repeat 22nd August 1968)

The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You (repeat 25th July 1968)

Amen Corner - High In The Sky (repeat)

The Alan Bown! - We Can Help You

Canned Heat - On The Road Again (promo clip)

The Casuals - Jesamine

The Flirtations - Someone Out There

BBC2 Hono: Hondo and the Judas 9.05 - 9.55 pm

Rick Nelson (as Jesse James)

BBC2 The Cool of the Evening 9.55 - 10.05 pm

Georgie Fame

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 30th August 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

Amen Corner

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by John Peel, Richard Neville

Fairport Convention – Morning Glory

The Spinners

BBC2 Ice Cabaret 9.05 - 9.45 pm

NB The Riverside studios are converted into an ice rink for the series. A 40 x 30 ft raised platform to accommodate the ice rink is built, with tables and chairs around it while brine is pumped through pipes beneath the ice rink to keep it from melting under the hot studio lights.

The Orange Bicycle

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 10.30 pm - end

Spooky Tooth


Saturday 31st August 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 7.00 pm

Mary Hopkin

BBC2 Leonard Cohen Sings Leonard Cohen part one 8:35 - 9:05 pm

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Dave Davies

The Dave Clark Five

Billie Davis

The New Formula

The Marbles

Tony Blackburn - Help Yourself

ITV Hold On, It’s The Dave Clark Five 9:30 - 10:15 pm

An independently made show broadcast across the ITV network, and the first of a proposed series. According to Clark the show cost £45,000 to make.

Hold On, I Need Love, Everybody Knows, Photography sketch with Richard Chamberlain – You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / Just A Little Bit, Keep Fit sketch – Try Too Hard / Look Before You Leap / Bits and Pieces, Recreation sketch – Nineteen Days / Glad All Over / When, Wrestling sketch with Rita Webb – You Got What It Takes, Inside And Out, Lulu interview, There’s Always Me, Silent Movie sketch – Do You Love Me / Because / Having A Wild Weekend / Catch Us If You Can / Bits and Pieces, Instrumental

LWT Cliff Richard special (not shown due to industrial dispute)


Sunday 1st September 1968

BBC1 The Rolf Harris Show 7.25 - 8.20 pm

The Paper Dolls

BBC2 Show Of the Week: Jack Benny in London 8.20 - 9.10 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Tickertape 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost On Sunday 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

John Rowles

Stan Freberg

Southern Nina and Frederick 11.10 - 11.15 pm


Monday 2nd September 1968 Bank Holiday

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8:10 - 8:40 pm (first in series)

Georgia Brown - That Old Devil Moon

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - Shine (NB the band would be regulars in the series)

BBC2 The Magic Of Ella 10:40 - 11:30 pm

Ella Fitzgerald

Duke Ellington


Wednesday 4th September 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Wednesday Play: The Gorge 9:05 - 10:20 pm

Music: Manfred Mann & Mike Hugg

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

content unknown

Thames This Week

Frankie Vaughan in edition about community problems


Thursday 5th September 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB The producers had chosen the Sandie Shaw version of Those Were The Days instead of the Mary Hopkin one, leading to the threat of a boycott by Hopkin's management's clients including Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck

Hosted by Stuart Henry

Canned Heat - On The Road Again

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer (Pan's People)

Sandie Shaw - Those Were The Days

Amen Corner - High In The Sky (repeat)

The Casuals - Jesamine (repeat 29th August 1968)

The Doors - Hello I Love You

Johnny Nash - Hold Me Tight

The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You (repeat 25th July 1968)

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 6th September 1968

BBC1 The Basil Brush Show 4.55 - 5.25 pm

The Move

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer

The Moody Blues

The Spinners

BBC2 Ice Cabaret 9.05 - 9.50 pm

Rapheal


Saturday 7th September 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

BBC2 Leonard Cohen Sings Leonard Cohen part two 10:00 - 10:30 pm

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11.20 - 11.45 pm

The Hollies

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Terry Reid

Lulu - interview

Jonathan King - interview

John Walker - interview

Honeybus

Tangerine Peel

ATV Bruce Forsyth - A Night In The Life Of... 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Anita Harris


Sunday 8th September 1968

BBC2 Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In 10.25 - 11.15 pm first showing in the UK

The duo had first appeared in Britain at the London Palladium in 1957, earning £200 per show, but by the late sixties they were the biggest comedy act on American TV, earning millions. However, the BBC drop the show in 1971. While in the UK in 1972 they claimed to be in discussion with ITV, but nothing materialises.

Strawberry Alarm Clock

Tiny Tim

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Tickertape 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Jake Thackray

Ray Davies

LWT Frost On Sunday 9.00 - 10.00 pm

NB Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity didn't appear on the show as expected. A press statement from the group's management stated "The contract with London Weekend Television and Brian Auger, the Trinity and Julie Driscoll has in our opinion been broken by London Weekend Television. A writ is being issued by our lawyers and the matter is now sub-judice. I have been advised by the lawyers to say no more as it would he contempt of court."

The Beatles - Hey Jude (introduced by David Frost on the set of the promo clip at Twickenham film studios)

Mary Hopkin

LWT For Amusement Only: Time For The Funny Walk 10.10 - 11.10 pm

play with Ross McManus in an acting role


Monday 9th September 1968

BBC1 The Price To Play 4:50 – 5:15 pm

Hosted by Alan Price

Alan sings songs with lyrics written by viewers

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.50 - 9.20 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - Sweet Georgia Brown

Acker Bilk

Roy Budd - My Favourite Things


Tuesday 10th September 1968

BBC1 The Sandie Shaw Supplement 9:55 - 10:20 pm

1: Love and Sex (also seen as Eyes, Nose, Mouth and A Heartbeat)

Sandie Shaw - Satisfaction, What Now My Love, Wild Thing, Some Day My Prince Will Come, Rosie

Alan Price

BBC2 The Sound Of Change 8:00 - 8:50 pm

Professor Stuart Hall and Peter Worsley trace the development of popular music in Britain from the second world war to the present day

Contributions from Mick Jagger, Alexis Korner, Pete Townshend, Bob Wooler (ex DJ at the Cavern) and Bill Haley

Music by Pink Floyd

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 11.05 pm - end

Canned Heat

Thames Magpie 5:10 - 5:50 pm

Paul McCartney and Mary Hopkin interviewed by Pete Brady at Apple, plus Mary Hopkin in the Thames studio


Wednesday 11th September 1968

BBC1 Cilla 7:30 - 8:20 pm (also seen as Cilla’s Show Time or Wednesday Show Time) repeat of BBC2 16th June 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

Cy Grant


Thursday 12th September 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Sly & The Family Stone and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich were penciled in for appearances. A member of Sly & The Family Stone had been charged with a drug offence shortly after arriving in Britain. Speaking to Melody Maker a BBC spokesman said "In the light of the circumstances which occurred at London Airport the day before the show Johnnie Stewart (the producer) did not want to have them on the programme."

Hosted by Pete Murray

The Beatles - Hey Jude (promo clip)

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days (repeat)

The Casuals - Jesamine

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Lady Willpower (promo clip)

Johnny Nash - Hold Me Tight (repeat 5th September 1968)

The Dave Clark Five - Red Balloon

The Tremeloes - My Little Lady

Harlech Swingalong 8.00 - 8.30 pm

content unknown

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 13th September 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 4.40 pm (first in new series)

Hosted by Michael Aspel

The Love Affair

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer

Jefferson Airplane

The Spinners

Cycle race with Keith Moon, Cathy McGowan

BBC2 Ice Cabaret 8.25 - 9.05 pm

content unknown

ITV Glamour '68

Beauty contest

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich


Saturday 14th September 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Sly & The Family Stone - cancelled

BBC2 Folk 9.50 - 10.20 pm

Lyn & Graham McCarthy

BBC2 Late Night Line Up: Colour Me Pop 11.05 - 11.30 pm

The Moody Blues

Ride My See Saw, Dr Livingstone I Presume, House Of Four Doors, Voices In The Sky, The Best Way To Travel, Visions Of Paradise, The Actor, Om

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.50 - 6.20 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Tremeloes My Little Lady

The Dave Clark Five

Honeybus

Julie Felix

Deena Webster

ATV Goodbye Again 9.30 - 10.30 pm

Georgie Fame - The Ballad of Deidre and Fred (soundtrack to sketch)

Traffic - 40,000 Headsmen (live)

The Dudley Moore Trio - Lilian Lust (live)

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and The Trinity - The Season of the Witch

LWT Saturday Special: The Sound Of Soul 10:30 - 11:30 pm

NB performs in-the-round to audience of celebrities including members of Manfred Mann, Esther & Abi Ofarim, The Paper Dolls, Cat Stevens, Johnnie Walker, Klaus Voorman, members of Grapefruit, Georgia Brown, Annie Ross

Nina Simone


Sunday 15th September 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Dusty In London 7:25 - 8:15 pm

Live at The Talk of the Town, London, 1st September 1968

Dusty Springfield

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

content unknown

LWT Tickertape 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost On Sunday 9.00 - 10.00 pm

NB Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity were dropped from the show as regulars as Julie Driscoll missed the 8th September show. Driscoll claims that she had been given a verbal permission to miss one show. The group had turned up to record their portion of the following show but were refused entry to the studio.

Engelbert Humperdinck - Les Bicyclettes de Belsize, Spanish Eyes (the credits mispell his name 'Englebert')


Monday 16th September 1968

BBC1 The Price To Play 4:55 – 5:20 pm

Hosted by Alan Price

The recording process is examined as Price records a new song 'Falling In Love Again'

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Stanley Baxter Show 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Ronnie Carroll – Falling In Love With Love

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.50 - 9.20 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

The Paper Dolls


Tuesday 17th September 1968

BBC1 The Sandie Shaw Supplement 9.55 - 10.20 pm

2: Quicksand

Sandie Shaw

John Walker (The Walker Brothers)


Wednesday 18th September 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Hollywood Musical 9:05 - 10:40 pm

The Girl Can’t Help It movie with Little Richard, Julie London, Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, The Platters etc

BBC2 Late Night Line-Up 10.45 pm - end

John Peel interview

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

content unknown


Thursday 19th September 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

The Beatles - Revolution (promo clip)

Dusty Springfield - I Will Come To You

Otis Redding - Hard To Handle (disc)

The Status Quo - Ice In The Sun

Canned Heat - On The Road Again (repeat 5th September 1968)

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Wreck Of The Antoinette

Leapy Lee - Little Arrows

Mason Williams - Classical Gas (film clip)

Anglia The Grand Final of Glamour '68 8.00 - 9.00 pm

Joe Brown

Madeline Bell

Tyne Tees Night Club '68 10.30 - 11.00 pm

content unknown


Friday 20th September 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Tremeloes - My Little Lady

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer

The Status Quo

The Fugs

Vanity Fare

BBC1 Esther & Abi Ofarim 9:55 - 10:20 pm (repeat BBC2 18th May 1968)

BBC2 Ice Cabaret 8.25 - 9.05 pm

NB The Love Affair were booked for this date

Lyn & Graham McCarthy


Saturday 21st September 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Sammy Davis Jr - This Guy's In Love With You

Julie Felix

The Tremeloes My Little Lady

BBC2 Presenting Nana Mouskouri 8:15 - 8:45 pm (first in series)

Nana Mouskouri

BBC2 Late Night Line Up: Colour Me Pop 10.50 - 11.15 pm

Unit 4 + 2

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5:50 - 6:20 pm

An all Lennon / McCartney special

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Beatles - Revolution (promo clip)

Long John Baldry

Grapefruit

John Walker

P P Arnold

Tony Blackburn

LWT Saturday Special: Cliff At The Movies 9:30 - 10:30 pm

Cliff Richard & The Shadows


Sunday 22nd September 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Tickertape 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost On Sunday 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Dusty Springfield

Sacha Distel

The Casuals

Shani Wallis


Monday 23rd September 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Stanley Baxter Show 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Salena Jones – If I Were A Bell

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.50 - 9.25 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen


Tuesday 24th September 1968

BBC1 The Sandie Shaw Supplement 9.55 - 10.20 pm

3: Salt, Pepper and a Touch of Garlic

Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String (multi-lingual version)

Tony Renis (Italian singer)


Wednesday 25th September 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

The Grumbleweeds

Foggy Dew-O

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.30 pm

The Orange Blossom Sound

Thames The Frankie Howerd Show 9:10 - 10:00 pm

Joe Brown - in news sketch, Katerine

The New Faces - I Should Have Known Better

Eric Delaney - On The Ball

Cilla Black - Liverpool Lullaby, in sketch


Thursday 26th September 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray

The Beatles - Hey Jude (promo clip)

Cliff Richard - Marianne (repeat)

The Hollies - Listen To Me

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days

The Casuals - Jesamine (repeat)

Leapy Lee - Little Arrows

Vanity Fare - I Live For The Sun (repeat 22nd August 1968)

BBC1 Errol Garner 10.45 - 11.15 pm

Errol Garner

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 10.45 pm - end

Vince Edwards - Hair

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11:00 - 11:45 pm (first in series)

Live from the Shatftesbury Theatre, London

The cast of 'Hair' (but not the nude scene)


Friday 27th September 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, and Tich

Leapy Lee

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by John Peel, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer

Cat Stevens

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Spinners

BBC1 Esther & Abi Ofarim 9.55 - 10.20 pm (repeat BBC2 25th May 1968)


Saturday 28th September 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dusty Springfield - I Will Come To You

Marbles - Only One Woman (NB Paul McCartney phoned the BBC after the show after seeing them)

BBC2 Presenting Nana Mouskouri 9.45 - 10.15 pm

Nana Mouskouri

Donovan

BBC2 Late Night Line Up: Colour Me Pop 10.55 - 11.15 pm

David Ackles - Be My Friend, Down River, Good To See You Again Rosie, His Name Is Andrew, The Road To Cairo

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5:50 - 6:20 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Possibly

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

Dusty Springfield

Anglia Rock Around The Clock movie with Bill Haley and His Comets 7.30 - 9.00 pm

ATV Startime 9.30 - 10.30 pm

The Barron Knights

Mireille Mathieu

Malcolm Roberts


Sunday 29th September 1968

BBC2 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 10.15 - 11.05 pm

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Tickertape 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost On Sunday 9.00 - 10.00 pm

Della Reese

Status Quo

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.10 - 11.55 pm

content unknown


Monday 30th September 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Stanley Baxter Show 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Marian Montgomery

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.50 - 9.20 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - Samantha

Ronnie Carroll - Once Upon A Time


Tuesday 1st October 1968

BBC1 The Sandie Shaw Supplement 9.55 - 10.20 pm

4: Reflections

Sandie Shaw

Chris Andrews


Wednesday 2nd October 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

(possibly) The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (Vivian Stanshall's burping had to be censored, so presumably they performed The Canyons Of Your Mind)

BBC1 Tomorrow’s World 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Possibly Pink Floyd

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

content unknown


Thursday 3rd October 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Stuart Henry (who is later accused by Disc of only having one shirt)

Engelbert Humperdinck - Les Bicyclettes De Belsize

The Love Affair - A Day Without Love (live vocal)

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days (repeat)

The Doors - Hello I Love You (repeat 5th September 1968)

John Rowles - The Pain Goes On Forever

The Marbles - Only One Woman

The Dave Clark Five - Red Balloon (repeat 12th September 1968)

The Tremeloes - My Little Lady

Thames The Tyrant King 5.20 - 5.50 pm

First of six-part children's drama with a soundtrack featuring existing tracks by The Nice, The Moody Blues, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Beatles etc

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11:00 - 11:45 pm

content unknown


Friday 4th October 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Mary Hopkin

Tommy James and The Shondells

BBC1 How It Is And Why 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel

The Fugs

The Spinners

Tim Buckley

BBC1 Esther & Abi Ofarim 9.55 - 10.20 pm (repeat BBC2 1st June 1968)

Esther & Abi Ofarim

Glen Campbell

BBC1 With Cliff Michelmore 10.50 - 11.20 pm

Frankie Vaughan talks about talking to gangs in Glasgow


Saturday 5th October 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Barry Ryan

Lee Hazelwood

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The GoJos were the resident dance troupe

Val Doonican

Nana Mouskouri

BBC2 Presenting Nana Mouskouri 8.15 - 8.45 pm

Donovan – Lord of the Reedy River, plus two with Nana Mouskouri and The Athenians

BBC2 Late Night Line Up: Colour Me Pop 11.00 - 11.25 pm

O’Hara’s Playboys

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Chris Andrews

The Herd

Marmalade

The Dave Clark Five

Julie Driscoll - (possibly) The Road To Cairo (film clip)

ATV Startime: The Saturday Stars 6:15 - 7:05 pm

Broadcast from the ABC Theatre, Blackpool

Engelbert Humperdinck

Mary Hopkin

LWT Frost on Saturday 7.05 - 7.50 pm

Tiny Tim

LWT Saturday Special 9.55 - 10.55 pm

Georgia Brown sings Kurt Weill


Sunday 6th October 1968

BBC2 Show of the Week: Mantovani 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Malcolm Roberts

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Tickertape 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Sandie Shaw

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.00 am

content unknown


Monday 7th October 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.50 - 9.25 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

Edmund Hockridge

Thames Gonna Build A Mountain 11.45 pm - end

Lon Satton - I Believe, Gonna Build A Mountain


Tuesday 8th October 1968

Thames Gonna Build A Mountain 11.45 - 11.55 pm

Lon Satton - Blowin' In The Wind, If I Ruled The World


Wednesday 9th October 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

contents unknown

BBC1 Tomorrow’s World 6.40 - 7.05 pm

Possibly Pink Floyd

BBC1 The Dean Martin Show 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Dean Martin

Bing Crosby

Lena Horne

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

Marty Wilde

Thames Gonna Build A Mountain 11.45 pm - end

Lon Satton - Maria


Thursday 10th October 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Marmalade - Wait For Me Marianne

Leapy Lee - Little Arrows

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Lady Willpower (disc)

Love Affair - A Day Without Love (repeat 3rd October 1968)

Status Quo - Ice In The Sun

Val Doonican - If I Knew Then What I Know Now

The Tremeloes - My Little Lady (repeat)

The Showstoppers - Eeny Meeny (live)

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days (repeat)

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.30 - 9.55 pm

Buddy Rich

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

content unknown

Thames Gonna Build A Mountain 12.00 am - end

Lon Satton - The Gun, What If They Gave A War And Nobody Came


Friday 11th October 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Barron Knights

BBC1 How It Is  6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Who - Magic Bus

Spooky Tooth - The Weight

The Spinners

BBC1 Esther & Abi Ofarim 11.00 - 11.30 pm (repeat BBC2 8th June 1968)

Esther & Abi Ofarim

Nina Simone

BBC2 Ice Cabaret 8.25 - 9.05 pm

Tammy Jones - Come Back My Love, Summertime

Thames Gonna Build A Mountain 12.15 am - end

Lon Satton - Deep River, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen


Saturday 12th October 1968

no Dee Time due to Olympics opening ceremony

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 8.15 - 9.00 pm

Val Doonican

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

BBC2 Presenting Nana Mouskouri 9.45 - 10.15 pm

Nana Mouskouri

BBC2 Late Night Line Up: Colour Me Pop 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Honeybus

Clodagh Rodgers - Play The Drama To The End (Clodagh was wandering around a building site. American writer/producer Kenny Young saw the show and knew she would be right for a song he had written Come Back And Shake Me.)

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Amboy Dukes

Kaleidoscope

Barry Ryan

The Procession

Love Affair - A Day Without Love

LWT Saturday Special 9.55 - 10.55 pm

Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris

Mort Shuman

Shawn Elliott

LWT Frost on Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

Mick Jagger - interview

Anglia The Bing Crosby Show 10.55 - 11.25 pm

Bing Crosby

ITV Olympics 1968 12.40 - 1.40 am

The theme used by ITV throughout the Olympics is Mexico, sung by Long John Baldry. Baldry was invited to be an interviewer and commentator for ITV throughout the games, but Pye Records wanted him to stay in the UK for promotion.


Sunday 13th October 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Rolf Harris 7.25 - 8.15 pm

at the Talk of the Town

BBC2 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 10.10 - 11.00 pm

The Temptations

LWT Tickertape 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Jake Thackray

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Frost On Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

content unknown

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

content unknown

Channel Mrs Worthington's Daughter 7.00 - 7.25 pm

NB The Stage commented on Jimmy Savile's role in the programme. Preaching from a pulpit "he gave a forceful sermon about the responsibility of show business people in the twentieth century."

Dennis Lotis

Gerry Lockran (blues singer-guitarist)

London Weekend Gonna Build A Mountain 2.15 am - end

Lon Satton - If I Had A Hammer, Ole Man River


Monday 14th October 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.50 - 9.25 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen


Tuesday 15th October 1968

Thames Magpie 5.10 - 5.50 pm

Kasenetz-Katz


Wednesday 16th October 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Wednesday Play: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome 9.05 - 9.55 pm

Eclection - Please

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.15 pm

Billy Fury

The Southlanders

Dr Marigold's Prescription

Ulster Zoom In 5.20 - 5.50 pm (first episode)

contents unknown

Yorkshire The Bing Crosby Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Bing Crosby


Thursday 17th October 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Engelbert Humperdinck - Les Bicyclettes De Belsize (repeat 3rd October 1968)

The Hollies - Listen To Me (repeat 26th September 1968)

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Wreck Of The Antoinette (repeat 19th September 1968)

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Marbles - Only One Woman (live)

Barry Ryan - Eloise (live)

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days (live) (repeat)

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.00 - 9.55 pm

Oscar Peterson Trio

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

From the Mayfair Hotel, London

Giles Giles & Fripp

Cleo Laine


Friday 18th October 1968

BBC1 How It Is  6:00 to 6:20 pm

NB A shorter then usual edition because of the Olympics coverage. The Grateful Dead were penciled in to appear.

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

Blue Cheer

LWT We Have Ways Of Making You Laugh 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Bill Oddie - I'm Taking My Oyster For A Walk

Joy Marshall - Just Play The Record (Eric Idle does an impression of John Peel)

Trisha Noble


Saturday 19th October 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.00 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Val Doonican

Vera Lynn

BBC2 Presenting Nana Mouskouri 9.15 - 9.45 pm

Nana Mouskouri

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

The show returns to the ITV network, but the rest of the country will see the show the following Friday

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Who - Magic Bus

The Dave Clark Five - Red Balloon

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich

Heath Hampstead

John Walker - And I Love You

Long John Baldry, Keith Moon, Jonathan King - interviews at the Revolution Club, London

Southern Tarzan: The Convert 6:15 - 7:10 pm

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Diana Ross (Sister Therese), Mary Wilson (Sister Martha), Cindy Birdsong (Sister Ann)

LWT Saturday Stars: The Mireille Mathieu Show 6.15 - 7.00 pm

The Bachelors

Mireille Mathieu

ITN News 9.45 - 9.55 pm

John Lennon arrives at court on drug charge, with Yoko Ono

LWT Saturday Special 9:55 - 10:55 pm

Hair


Sunday 20th October 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Georgia Brown in the Likes Of Georgia 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Annie Ross

Marion Montgomery

Granada Nice Time 5.30 - 6.00 pm

content unknown

LWT Tickertape 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Vikki Carr

Lonnie Donegan

Dorothy Squires

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

contents unknown


Monday 21st October 1968

BBC1 The Stanley Baxter Show 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Mark Wynter – She Loves Me

BBC2 The Morecambe & Wise Show 8.50 - 9.25 pm

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

Matt Monro

Granada Indo Jazz Fusion 11.45 pm - 12.00 am

content unknown


Tuesday 22nd October 1968

Thames Today with Eamonn Andrews 6.30 - 7.00 pm

(possibly) Johnny Cash


Wednesday 23rd October 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.20 pm

content unknown

Granada Hats Off 4.55 - 5.20 pm

Peter Sarstedt

Ulster Zoom In 5.20 - 5.50 pm

contents unknown

Yorkshire The Bing Crosby Show 6.30 - 7.00 pm

Bing Crosby


Thursday 24th October 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops (250th edition) 7:30 - 8:00 pm

NB Currently getting audience figures of around 12 million a week

Hosted by Alan Freeman, Stuart Henry, Pete Murray, Jimmy Savile

The Love Affair - A Day Without Love

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days (repeat)

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Wreck Of The Antoinette

Hugo Montenegro - The Good The Bad & The Ugly (Pan’s People)

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (repeat 17th October 1968)

Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire (film clip)

The Tremeloes - My Little Lady (repeat)

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.30 - 9.55 pm

Muddy Waters

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

From the Mayfair Theatre, London

content unknown


Friday 25th October 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Status Quo

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

Pentangle

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends


Saturday 26th October 1968

BBC1 The New Lucy Show 6.00 - 6.25 pm

Lucy The Star Maker

with Frankie Avalon

BBC1 Dee Time 6.25 - 7.00 pm

The Show Stoppers

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.45 - 8.30 pm

Val Doonican

BBC2 Presenting Nana Mouskouri 9.15 - 9.45 pm

content unknown

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

NB allegedly a member of the audience objected to his reference to Stuart Henry "doing a highland fling on a billiard ball whilst playing an electric sporran."

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Hollies

Long John Baldry

Marmalade

Peter and Gordon

Joe Cocker

Joecelyn Joyce

The Tremeloes

P J Proby

(possibly) Jethro Tull

Yorkshire Saturday Stars: The Master Of Pop 6:15 - 7:15 pm (7.10 - 8.10 pm in some ITV areas)

NB This was originally to be called ‘Innocence, Anarchy and Soul’ and due for broadcast 12th October 1968

Produced by Jack Good, the show nearly didn't get broadcast due to a wages dispute. The show was divided into three parts Innocence (rock and roll era), Anarchy (the protest era) and Soul. In a May 1968 Cliff Richard article in Disc there was a rumour of an 'Oh Boy'68' reunion show.

Musical director - Harry Robinson

Lord Rockingham’s XI (with Lonnie Donegan, Red Price, Don Lang)

Lulu - Rock Around The Clock, Personality, Shout

Julie Discoll with Brian Auger and The Trinity

Lance LeGault - Billy

P J Proby

Chris Farlowe - Turn Out The Light

Emperor Rosko (a later review claimed that due to a technical fault he was cut out of the show)

The Alan Bown!

The Chants

Dominic Grant - Sea Cruise

Emil Dean

The Breakaways

Ian Whitcomb

The Flirtations

plus Pan's People

LWT Frost on Saturday 11.05 - 11.50 pm

The Scaffold

LWT Star Light Entertainment: Jones The Song (repeat of 3rd August 1968) not broadcast

Tom Jones


Sunday 27th October 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Billy Cotton & His Band 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Frank Ifield

Vince Hill

BBC2 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 9.55 - 10.45 pm

Sonny & Cher

LWT Tickertape 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Jake Thackray

Granada Nice Time 5.30 - 6.00 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

The Bachelors

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through The Tulips (also seen listed as 3rd November 1968)


Monday 28th October 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Stanley Baxter Show 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Kenny Lynch – I Believe In You

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 10.55 pm - end

Tiny Tim


Tuesday 29th October 1968

BBC1 The Sandie Shaw Supplement 9:55 - 10:20 pm

5: Sand Castles In The Air

Sandie Shaw

Paul Jones


Wednesday 30th October 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Dean Martin Show 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Dean Martin

Tony Bennett

The Les Brown Band

BBC2 Late Night Line Up 10.50 pm - end

Earl Hines

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm (first in series)

Freddie and The Dreamers


Thursday 31st October 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Stuart Henry

Lulu - I'm A Tiger

The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Pan’s People)

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Long John Baldry - Mexico

Barry Ryan - Eloise (repeat 17th October 1968)

Marbles - Only One Woman (repeat 17th October 1968)

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days

BBC2 Jazz From The Maltings 9.30 - 9.55 pm

The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (in a Halloween piece)


Friday 1st November 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.39 pm

The Show Stoppers

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

Pentangle

BBC2 Ice Cabaret 8.25 - 9.05 pm

Edmund Hockridge

Granada The Discotheque 5:20 - 5:50 pm

Hosted by Billy J Kramer and DJ Diane Greaves, plus regulars The Factory and The Four Spots

Tangerine Peel

Billie Davis

Roberta Rex

Graham Bonney


Saturday 2nd November 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Wayne Fontana Never An Everyday Thing

The Equals Softly Softly

Barry Ryan

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

The Corries

Sacha Distel

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:05 - 11:40 pm

NB The Mothers Of Invention were scheduled to appear, despite recording the show at the BBC studios on 23rd October

Eclection - at Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Jethro Tull - at Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5:40 - 6:10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Tremeloes

The Tages - Halcyon Days

The Herd

P J Proby

Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger and The Trinity (probably filmed at The Revolution Club, London)

(possibly) Barry Ryan

ATV The Des O’Connor Show 7.10 - 8.00 pm

Des O'Connor - One Two Three O'Leary

Mary Hopkin – Plasir D’Amour, & Des O’Connor – Something Stupid

Ronnie Carroll


Sunday 3rd November 1968

BBC1 Omnibus: All My Loving 10:40 - 11:35 pm

NB There was a verbal warning about the controversial and shocking content before the broadcast

Directed by Tony Palmer

Cream, Lulu, The Beatles, Terry Dene, Grapefruit, The Moody Blues, Manfred Mann, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Who, Donovan, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Eric Burdon & The Animals, George Harrison’s mother. (NB The Monkees and Bob Dylan were also intended for inclusion)

BBC2 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 10.30 - 11.20 pm

The Bee Gees

Granada Nice Time 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Kenny Everett

LWT Tickertape 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

contents unknown

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - end

(possibly) Tiny Tim


Monday 4th November 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 5th November 1968

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 10:05 - 10:30 pm

Frankie Vaughan

BBC1 The Sandie Shaw Supplement 11:00 - 11:25 pm

6: A Large Slice Of Bread

Sandie Shaw

Nilsson (Nilsson had written Sandie's recent single 'Together')

Thames Magpie 5.05 - 5.50 pm

Don Partridge


Wednesday 6th November 1968

BBC1 The Good Old Days 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Sheila Southern

David Hughes

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Thames Opportunity Knocks 6.45 - 7.00 pm

Gala show

Mary Hopkin – Those Were The Days

The Casuals - Jesamine

The Orange Blossom Sound

Dan Bailey (singer)

Susan Richards (singer)

The Graysons (vocal harmony group from Manchester)


Thursday 7th November 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Malcolm Roberts - May I Have The Next Dream With You (live)

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (repeat) (live vocal)

Barry Ryan - Eloise

Long John Baldry - Mexico

Anita Harris - Le Blon

Hugo Montenegro - The Good The Bad & The Ugly (promo film)

The Bandwagon - Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache (dancers)

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.30 - 9.55 pm

Art Blakey Sextet

ATV The Jimmy Tarbuck Show 8:00 - 8:30 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck – Les Bicyclettes De Belsize, Roman sketch with Tarbuck

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11:00 - 11:45 pm

content unknown


Friday 8th November 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Vanity Fare

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 - 5.50 pm

Billy J Kramer and The Factory

Dave Clark

Long John Baldry

The Barron Knights

The Marbles

Susan Maughan

The Merseys

David Essex - Just For Tonight

Liza Doolittle


Saturday 9th November 1968

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 9.15 - 10.00 pm

Val Doonican

Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

BBC1 Braden’s Week 10.45 - 11.15 pm

Jake Thackray – Miss World

BBC2 Petula Clark 7:10 - 8:05 pm

A colour showing of her US TV special

Harry Belafonte

O C Smith

BBC2 Joni Mitchell 9:45 - 10:15 pm

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:00 - 11:25 pm

Foggy Dew O

Lew Prinz & The Bedrocks

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

NB Shown on Southern and Ulster this day, on Tyne Tees on the 11th and London Weekend, Anglia, Grampian and Harlech on the 15th

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Who

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Force West

P J Proby

Sandie Shaw - What Now My Love, Change Of Habit

David Essex

Granada Nice Time 5.45 - 6.15 pm (shown by London Weekend)

Kenny Everett

LWT Saturday Stars: Lulu According To Freud (Clement Freud) 6.15 - 7.05 pm (also seen as The Lulu Show)

Lulu - The Boat That I Row, Boy, Blame it On My Youth, The Letter

Frank Ifield - Just One More Chance, The Swiss Maid

LWT Frost On Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

contents unknown


Sunday 10th November 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Sacha Distel 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity

Ronnie Scott

LWT Tickertape 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Françoise Hardy

Dorothy Squires

Des O'Connor - 1-2-3 O'Leary

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

content unknown


Monday 11th November 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes 9.05 - 9.55 pm

The Musgrave Ritual

with Georgia Brown (in acting role)

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.55 - 10.20 pm

BBC2 Who Is…? 9.55 - 10.25 pm

A profile of Sonny Rollins


Tuesday 12th November 1968

BBC1 It’s Topol 9:55 - 10:20 pm (first in series)


Wednesday 13th November 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.20 pm

O C Smith

BBC2 Make It My Place 7.00 - 7.30 pm

Family appear in a show about interior design. The show featured Julie Hodges who had designed the group's Fulham home. Their track Breeze will play in the background of the film.

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Thames Mike And Bernie’s Show 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Tiny Tim

Andree Silver


Thursday 14th November 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Barry Ryan - Eloise (repeat)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower (Pan's People)

Long John Baldry - Mexico (repeat)

Hugo Montenegro - The Good The Bad & The Ugly (film clip)

the Scaffold - Lily The Pink

Val Doonican - If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Vanity Fare - I Remember Summer Morning

BBC1 Miss World 1968 9.05 - 9.55 pm

Gene Pitney

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Ronnie Scott

Thames Sugarball The Little Jungle Boy 4.40 - 4.55 pm

Kenny Lynch

ATV The Jimmy Tarbuck Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Mireille Mathieu

O C Smith

Des O'Connor - 1-2-3 O'Leary

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

Inez and Charlie Foxx - Come On In

Julie Driscoll


Friday 15th November 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Foundations

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.20 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel

The Spinners

BBC1 Take The High Road 6.20 - 6.40 pm

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 - 5.50 pm

Billy J Kramer

Chris Andrews

The Carrolls

The Flirtations

David Garrick

Mike Leroy


Saturday 16th November 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

NB The 100th show

content unknown

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

Des O'Connor - 1-2-3 O'Leary

Moira Anderson

BBC1 Braden's Week 11.05 pm - end

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:05 - 11:35 pm

The Nice live at Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Granada Nice Time 5.45 - 6.10 pm (shown by London Weekend)

Kenny Everett

ATV Saturday Stars: Vikki Carr And Her Boyfriends 6.15 - 7.05 pm

Vikki Carr

Joe Brown

The King Brothers

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Gene Pitney - Yours Until Tomorrow

Episode Six / The Episode

Joe Cocker

(possibly) The Flirtations

LWT Frost on Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

contents unknown


Sunday 17th November 1968

BBC2 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 10.25 - 11.15 pm

Cher

Tiny Tim

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Marion Ryan

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

content unknown


Monday 18th November 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 19th November 1968

BBC1 It’s Topol 9.55 - 10.20 pm


Wednesday 20th November 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Des O'Connor

BBC1 The Benny Hill Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

The Kaye Sisters

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Thames Mike & Bernie’s Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Frank Ifield

The Spooner Twins


Thursday 21st November 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray

The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (disc)

Jeannie C.Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.

Lulu - I'm A Tiger

Hugo Montenegro - The Good The Bad and The Ugly (film clip)

The Paper Dolls - Someday

The Scaffold - Lily The Pink

Malcolm Roberts - May I Have The Next Dream With You (repeat 7th November 1968)

The Dave Clark Five - Live In The Sky

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.30 - 9.55 pm

Dizzy Gillespie

ATV The Jimmy Tarbuck Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

The Rockin’ Berries

Des O’Connor

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

The Casuals - Toy


Friday 22nd November 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Who – Magic Bus

BBC1 How It Is 6..00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

The Who

The Gun

BBC2 International Cabaret: The Young Generation 8.25 - 9.05 pm

Frank Ifield

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 5.50 pm

Billy J Kramer

Long John Baldry

Susan Maughan

Wally Whyton

Sons and Lovers


Saturday 23rd November 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

Matt Monro

Lulu

BBC1 Braden's Week 11.05 - 11.35 pm

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9:40 - 10:10 pm (first in second series)

Hosted by Julie Felix

Tim Buckley - duet with Felix on Phantasmagoria In Blue

Richard Harris (performing Jimmy Webb songs)

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 10:50 - 11:30 pm

NB The Mothers of Invention show was re-scheduled for this date but once again wasn't shown

The Alan Price Set

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and The Trinity live at The Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Roly Daniels

Marion Ryan - Better Use Your Head

Barry Ryan – Eloise

Des O’Connor

The Casuals - Toy

ATV Saturday Show: The Mireille Mathieu Show 6:15 - 7:05 pm

Mireille Mathieu

Cliff Richard

Acker Bilk

LWT Jones The Song 9:55 - 10:55 pm (repeat of 3rd August 1968)

Tom Jones

Dusty Springfield

LWT Frost On Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

contents unknown


Sunday 24th November 1968

BBC1 The Royal Variety Performance 8.15 - 11.00 pm (with news break 9.40 - 9.50 pm)

NB The BBC pay £25,000 to show it

The Supremes - Somewhere (their Black Power salute at the end may have been cut from the final show)

Engelbert Humperdinck

Petula Clark

Sacha Distel

Val Doonican

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem 7.25 - 8.15 pm

NB This was due to be Wayne Newton's show but he cancelled the trip to London due to family illness

BBC2 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 11.00 - 11.50 pm

Harry Belafonte

LWT Tickertape 5.00 - 5.30 pm

Jake Thackray

LWT Frost on Sunday 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Guy Mitchell

Danny La Rue - On Mother Kelly's Doorstep

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 10.50 - 11.35 pm

content unknown


Monday 25th November 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.55 - 10.20 pm


Tuesday 26th November 1968

BBC1 It’s Topol 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Thames The Sooty Show 4.40 - 5.10 pm

Vince Hill


Wednesday 27th November 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

The Casuals - Toy

BBC1 Wednesday Show Time: The Dean Martin Show 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Dean Martin

Rosemary Clooney

BBC2 The Cool of the Evening 8.50 - 9.00 pm

Zoot Sims and Al Cohn with The Stan Tracey Trio

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Thames Mike And Bernie’s Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Malcolm Roberts - Misty, May I Have The Next Dream With You

Marion Keene


Thursday 28th November 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Stuart Henry

The Gun - Race With The Devil (live vocal)

The Bandwagon - Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache (live)

The Tremeloes - I Shall Be Released (live vocal)

The Turtles - Eleanor (promo clip)

Malcolm Roberts - May I Have The Next Dream With You

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman

Des O'Connor One - Two Three O'Leary

Hugo Montenegro - The Good The Bad & The Ugly (Pan’s People)

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.30 - 9.55 pm

The Gary Burton Quartet

ATV The Jimmy Tarbuck Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Kathy Kirby

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

Herman's Hermits - Something's Happening

Heath Hampstead

The Peddlers


Friday 29th November 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Casuals

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

BBC2 International Cabaret 8.25 - 9.05 pm

Nana Mouskouri

Malcolm Roberts

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 - 5.50 pm

Billy J Kramer and The Remo

Cupid’s Inspiration

Heath Hampstead

The Marbles

Roly Daniels

Norma Leon


Saturday 30th November 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

Oriel Clare

Tammi St John

BBC1 Braden’s Week 11.00 - 11.30 pm

Jake Thackray – Blast Him

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.45 - 10.15 pm

Julie Felix

Lee Hazlewood

BBC2 Release 10.15 - 10.55 pm

Review of One Plus One featuring The Rolling Stones

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:00 - 11:30 pm

Giles Giles & Fripp

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Paul Jones - Aquarius

Manfred Mann

Deena Webster

ATV Saturday Show: The Bachelors Show 7.10 - 8.00 pm

The Bachelors

Esther and Abi Ofarim

Tammy Jones

LWT Frost On Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil


Sunday 1st December 1968

BBC1 Songs of Praise 6.55 - 7.25 pm

Cliff Richard

The Settlers

BBC2 Show Of The Week: Up-Tight! 7:25 - 8:15 pm

Johnny Harris plays at the Talk of the Town

Lulu

Georgie Fame

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

Herman’s Hermits

Tom Jones - A Minute Of Your Time

Caterina Valente

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

content unknown


Monday 2nd December 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown


Tuesday 3rd December 1968

BBC1 It’s Topol 9.55 - 10.20 pm


Wednesday 4th December 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Herman’s Hermits – Something’s Happening

Gerry Marsden

Deena Webster

BBC2 Tom Paxton 8:50 - 9:00 pm

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Thames Mike & Bernie’s Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Jackie Trent - Hollywood


Thursday 5th December 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

Lulu - I'm A Tiger (repeat)

The Supremes - Love Child (dancers)

Jeannie C.Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A. (repeat 21st November 1968)

The Sweet Inspirations - What The World Needs Now Is Love

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman (repeat 28th November 1968)

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

The Scaffold - Lily The Pink

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.30 - 10.20 pm

Count Basie with Marlena Shaw

ATV The Jimmy Tarbuck Show 8.00 - 8.30 pm

Marty Wilde

O C Smith

ITN News at Ten 10.00 - 10.30 pm

The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet press launch party

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

Sandie Shaw

Harlech Tomorrow's Pops 10.30 - 11.00 pm

New Welsh musical talent with auditions held in Bristol and Cardiff in November 1968. George Martin was also present in the studio in Bristol

The Gladstone Soul Movement (soul group from Glamorgan)

Dobie Gillis and The Workshop (from Bristol)

Pam Phillips (singer from Swansea)

The Blues Incident (from Yeovil)

Brian Marshall (singer from Caerphilly)

Roger James Cooke (aka Roger Cook of David & Jonathan / Blue Mink)


Friday 6th December 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Tremeloes

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

Mason Williams

The Scaffold - excerpt from their current stage show

BBC2 International Cabaret 8.25 - 9.05 pm

Marian Montgomery

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 - 5.50 pm

Billy J Kramer with Dianne Greaves

Leslie Duncan

The Herd

The Young Brothers

Tommy Farrell

The Four Spots


Saturday 7th December 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

content unknown

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

possibly Esther & Abi Ofarim

BBC1 Braden's Week 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.50 - 10.20 pm

Julie Felix

John Lee Hooker

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:00 - 11:25 pm

Timebox

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

Malcolm Roberts

Kiki Dee

Timebox - Don't Make Me Wait

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

ATV Saturday Stars: Vikki And Her Boyfriends 6.15 - 7.05 pm

Vikki Carr -  Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, A Real Live Boy, It's Not Unusual

John Rowles – If I Only Had Time

The Dallas Boys

LWT Frost on Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

Oriel Clare

Tammi St John


Sunday 8th December 1968

BBC2 Show Of The Week 7.25 - 8.15 pm

Mantovani and his orchestra

Lena Martell

Southern A Carol For Christmas 6.15 - 6.40 pm

Southern TV commissioned popular songwriters to write a new Christmas Carol

Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent - Warm Your Heart

The Bee Gees - The Christmas Message

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

Nina Simone - I Ain't Got No I Got Life

Johnny Ray

The Dubliners

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

contents unknown


Monday 9th December 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.55 - 10.20 pm


Tuesday 10th December 1968

BBC1 It’s Topol 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Thames The Sooty Show 4.40 - 5.10 pm

George Chisholm


Wednesday 11th December 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Paul Jones - Aquarius

BBC2 The Cool of the Evening 8.50 - 9.00 pm

Gordon Beck trio

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Thames Mike & Bernie’s Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

Joe Brown

Roy Budd

Mrs Mills

Joe Henderson


Thursday 12th December 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy Savile

Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance

The Marmalade - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da

Nina Simone - Ain't Got No - I Got Life

Des O'Connor - One Two Three O'Leary (repeat 28th November 1968)

Malcolm Roberts - May I Have The Next Dream With You

The Magic Lanterns - Shame Shame

The Scaffold - Lily The Pink (repeat)

The Gun - Race With The Devil (repeat 28th November 1968)

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

BBC2 Doubts And Certainties 10:40 - 11:10 pm

‘Talk on the psychedelic scene’

BBC2 Jazz from the Maltings 9.30 - 9.55 pm

The Newport Allstars

ATV The Jimmy Tarbuck Show 9.00 - 9.30 pm

Frankie Vaughan

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Show 11.00 - 11.45 pm

Gilbert Becaud


Friday 13th December 1968

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

Herman's Hermits

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

Fairport Convention – Meet On The Ledge

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 - 5.50 pm

Billy J Kramer

The Cats Eyes

The Peddlers

Paul Slade

Deena Webster

The Four Spots


Saturday 14th December 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Harmony Grass

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

Vince Hill

BBC1 Braden's Week 11.15 - 11.45 pm

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Once More With Felix 10.20 - 10.50 pm

Julie Felix

The Hollies

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:35 pm - 12:00 am

NB The Beach Boys had to cancel their appearance on the show

Love Sculpture

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Kinks - Animal Farm, Village Green Preservation Society

The Casuals

Timebox

Grapefruit

Kiki Dee

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

ATV Saturday Show 6.15 - 7.05 pm

Kathy Kirby

Trio Athenee


Sunday 15th December 1968

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

Joe Brown

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

contents unknown


Monday 16th December 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Moira Anderson Sings 9.55 - 10.20 pm

BBC1 Sammy Davis Cinema 10:50 - 11:20 pm

interviewed by Roy Plumbley about his movie career


Tuesday 17th December 1968

BBC1 It’s Topol 9.55 - 10.20 pm

ATV Jazzboat 1959 movie with Anthony Newley etc

Granada The Doors Are Open 10:30 - 11:30 pm

NB The show was to have the subtitle 'When The Mode Of The Music Changes, The Walls Of The City Will Shake', after a phrase coined by Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs.

The Doors at The Roundhouse, Camden, London, 6th September 1968 where they were on a double bill with Jefferson Airplane.

Thames Hard Sell 11:50 pm - 12:00 am

Cliff Richard talks about his new movie, Two A Penny


Wednesday 18th December 1968

BBC1 The Wednesday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

content unknown

BBC1 Clown Alley 7.30 - 8.20 pm

Red Skelton special with Bobby Rydell

Southern Little Big Time 4:55 - 5:20 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Thames Mike And Bernie’s Show 6.45 - 7.30 pm

John Paul Joans (a comedian later to have a pop hit)

Marion Ryan


Thursday 19th December 1968

BBC1 Top Of The Pops 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Pete Murray

Tom Jones - A Minute Of Your Time (live)

The Marmalade - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

Fleetwood Mac - Albatross (disc)

Herman's Hermits - Something's Happening

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup (repeat 5th December 1968)

The Scaffold - Lily The Pink

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 9.55 - 10.20 pm

Salena Jones

Thames The Best Of Morecambe & Wise 9.00 - 9.30 pm

content unknown


Friday 20th December 1968

BBC1 Christmas Crackerjack 4.55 - 5.40 pm

The Scaffold - Lily The Pink

BBC1 How It Is 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Hosted by Angela Huth, Richard Neville, Tony Palmer, John Peel, Ronald Fletcher

The Spinners

BBC2 International Cabaret

Eartha Kitt - Let's Do It, Santa Baby, I Think I'm Being Had and others

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 - 5.50 pm

Paul Jones - Aquarius

Billy J Kramer

The Cameos

Wayne Fontana

Peppermint Circus - I Won't Be There

Vigrass (Paul Vigrass)

Tyne Tees The World of Monty Modlin

Pentangle


Saturday 21st December 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6.15 - 6.45 pm

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

BBC1 Braden’s Week 11.25 - 11.55 pm

Jake Thackray – Kirkstall Road Girl

BBC2 Once More With Felix 10.05 - 10.35 pm

Julie Felix

Muddy Waters with Otis Spann etc

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:15 - 11:55 pm

NB Vivian Stanshall told Top Pop magazine "... we've been promised a lot of say, even down to the graphics for the credit cards."

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - We Are Normal, My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe, Humanoid Boogie, Rhinocratic Oaths, Vivian Shnorbarstein, Rhinocratic Oaths pt 2, A Lost Cause, Hello Mabel, Look At Me I'm Wonderful, Canyons Of Your Mind, I'm The Urban Spaceman, Yarn To A Human Carpet, Rhinocratic Oaths, Mr Apollo, The Intro and the Outro

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

The Move

P J Proby

The Fortunes

ATV Saturday Stars: The Mireille Mathieu Show 6.15 - 7.05 pm

Mirielle Mathieu

Des O'Connor

Roy Budd

Yorkshire A Bit Of An Indiscretion 9.55 - 10.55 pm

Play with Paul Jones (as Colin Dixon)

LWT Frost On Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

contents unknown


Sunday 22nd December 1968

LWT Frost On Sunday 9:10 - 10:10 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

Scott Walker

Jackie Trent

The Dudley Moore Trio

Lonnie Donegan

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

content unknown


Monday 23rd December 1968

BBC1 The Monday Show 6.00 - 6.40 pm

Roger Whittaker

BBC1 It’s Topol 9.55 - 10.20 pm

BBC1 I Gotta Shoe 10.50 - 11.50 pm

Cleo Laine

Elisabeth Welch

Cy Grant


Tuesday 24th December 1968 Christmas Eve

BBC1 Nina and Frederik in The Christmas Tree 4.30 - 5.00 pm

BBC1 Cilla 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Cilla Black

Scott Walker

Matt Monro

BBC2 Herb Alpert & His Tijuana Brass 5:00 - 5:50 pm

BBC2 The Pistol Shot 7:55 - 9:05 (repeat 20th May 1968)

play, with David Bowie and Hermione Farthingale in a mime scene

BBC2 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing 9:05 - 9:55 pm

Frank Sinatra

The 5th Dimension

Diahann Carroll

Granada At Last - It’s Christmas! 6:05 – 6:30 pm

Hosted by Chris Kelly aboard a double decker bus

Kenny Lynch

Freddie Garrity

ATV Whatever Happened To Christmas? 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Bruce Forsyth special

Cliff Richard - Don't Forget To Catch Me

Anita Harris - Ave Maria

Kenny Lynch

Ronnie Carroll


Wednesday 25th December 1968 Christmas Day

BBC1 A Spoonful of Sugar 10.15 - 10.45 pm

Moira Anderson

BBC1 Top Of The Pops ‘68 part one 1:25 - 2:10 pm

NB Talking to the Melody Maker in October producer Johnnie Stewart claimed that in addition to the usual hits "..there should also be time for a few extra items." It was reported in Melody Maker in November that two inserts with The Beach Boys had been recorded for the Christmas editions of Top Of The Pops, but only one appeared. As usual, The Beatles had been invited, but didn't take part. Talking about the show in November to Melody Maker producer Johnnie Stewart said "I don't intend to have any Christmas trees, funny hats or things like that. I think people get a bit fed up with this type of presentation on TV."

Hosted by Jimmy Savile, Pete Murray

The Love Affair - Everlasting Love (live)

Des O'Connor - I Pretend (repeat) (live)

The Beatles - Hello Goodbye (non-Beatles footage)

The Scaffold - Lily The Pink (live)

The Union Gap - Young Girl (promo clip)

Georgie Fame - Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde (live) (his group re-unite for this one appearance)

The Beatles - Lady Madonna (promo clip)

Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella (live)

Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn (live vocal)

The Beach Boys - Do It Again (live vocal)

The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash (promo film with alternate recording)

Cliff Richard - Congratulations (repeat)

BBC1 Val Doonican introduces Disney Time 4.10 - 5.00 pm

BBC1 Christmas Night with the Stars 6.40 - 8.45 pm

Hosted by Morecambe and Wise

The Young Generation - medley

Nana Mouskouri - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The Seekers - The Carnival Is Over (from the Farewell special)

Morecambe & Wise - vocal group sketch where they perform Elvis Presley's Good Luck Charm

Jimmy Logan - I Have Dreamed

Kenneth McKellar - I'll Be Always Loving You

Cliff Richard - Congratulations (Eurovision Song Contest clip)

Marty Feldman - Christmas Is A Joyous Time Of Year

Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World (from his BBC2 special)

Petula Clark - How Are Things In Gloccamora, I Want To Sing With Your Band, chat with hosts (singing in Geneva with a live orchestra in London via a closed circuit Eurovision link)

The Young Generation - Ding Dong Merrily On High

BBC1 Doddy For Christmas 8:45 - 9:45 pm

The New Faces - Someday

BBC2 The Harry Secombe Show 10.30 - 11.25 pm

Lionel Bart

Shani Wallis

Myrna Rose

ATV All Kinds Of Music 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Dusty Springfield

Trio Athenee

The Tremeloes

Malcolm Roberts

Kiki Dee

The Spinners

David Snell (jazz harmonica player)

Des Ryan (singer)

Thames Do Not Adjust Your Stocking 4.10 - 5.00 pm

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - in Christmas carollers sketch, By A Waterfall, I'm The Urban Spaceman (pre-recorded backing track)

Thames Opportunity Knocks Christmas Special 6:45 - 7:30 pm

Mary Hopkin – Mary Had A Baby, Turn Turn Turn, White Christmas

Engelbert Humperdinck (NB this was supposed to be a surprise guest spot, but had been leaked weeks before)

Deano


Thursday 26th December 1968 Boxing Day

BBC1 Andy Williams Christmas Show On Ice 5:45 - 6:35 pm

Andy Williams

Claudine Longet

BBC1 Top Of The Pops ‘68 part two 6:35 - 7:15 pm

Hosted by Alan Freeman, Stuart Henry

The Equals - Baby Come Back

Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You (promo clip)

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (disc)

Hugo Montenegro - The Good The Bad and The Ugly (Pan’s People)

Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony (promo clip)

The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You

Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days

The Beatles - Hey Jude (promo clip)

BBC1 The Benny Hill Show

Tammy Jones - Summertime

BBC1 Frost Over Christmas 10.35 - 11.15 pm (repeat)

Julie Felix

BBC1 Dean Martin’s Christmas Show 11.15 pm - end

Frank Sinatra and family

BBC2 Bardot Special 9.35 - 10.25 pm

Sacha Distel

Southern Little Big Time 12.00 - 12.25 pm

Freddie and The Dreamers

Westward Jazz on Boxing Night 6.00 - 6.35 pm

content unknown

Yorkshire Sugarball The Little Jungle Boy 11.15 am - 12.00 pm

Kenny Lynch

Thames The Eamonn Andrews Boxing Day Special 11.00 - 11.45 pm

Kenny Ball


Friday 27th December 1968

BBC1 The Seekers Down Under 3:15 - 4:05 pm (repeat from BBC2)

BBC1 Crackerjack 4.05 - 4.50 pm

Marmalade

Roger Whittaker

BBC2 International Cabaret 8.50 - 9.35 pm

Susan Maughan

BBC2 Jazz at the Maltings 11.20 pm - end

Buddy Rich and His Orchestra - Machine

The Oscar Peterson Trio - The Lamp is Low

The Newport All-Stars - Undecided

Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach - Billie's Bounce

The Barney Kessel Trio - Stella by Starlight

The Dizzie Gillespie Big Band - Things to Come

The Gary Burton Quartet with Red Norvo - Back Home in Indiana

The Earl Hines All-Stars

The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Gerry Mulligan - Jumping Bean

The Stars of Faith - We Shall be Changed

Count Basie and His Orchestra - Corner Pocket

BBC2 (Scotland) Splash Okay

A musical play shot in colour with lyrics by Clifford Hanley and music by Iain Sutherland

Granada The Discotheque 5.20 - 5.50 pm

Billy J Kramer and The Remo

The Perishers

J J Jackson

Tammy Jones

The Idle Race

LWT Here Comes Charlie Callas 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Salena Jones

Tyne Tees Monty Modlyn 10.30 - 11.00 pm

The Peddlers


Saturday 28th December 1968

BBC1 Happening For Lulu 6:15 - 7:00 pm (first in series)

Regulars: Pan’s People, Johnny Harris & His Orchestra

Maurice Gibb & Lulu - What A Beautiful Creature You Are

The Tremeloes

Cartoone – A Penny For The Sun, Toby Jug

Jack Jones

BBC1 The Morecambe & Wise Show 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Acker Bilk

Roy Budd

BBC1 The Val Doonican Show 7.30 - 8.15 pm

Val Doonican

Herman’s Hermits

BBC1 Braden's Week 11.00 pm - end

Jake Thackray

BBC2 Once More With Felix 9.45 - 10.15 pm

Julie Felix

Alan Price

BBC2 Colour Me Pop 11:10 - 11:35 pm (repeat)

The Hollies

Southern Time For Blackburn! 5.40 - 6.10 pm

Hosted by Tony Blackburn

contents unknown

LWT Saturday Special: High Fly With Cleo 9.55 - 10.55 pm

Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth

ATV Fun In Acapulco movie with Elvis Presley (first Elvis movie shown on UK television)

ATV Special Of The Week

A Bit Of Indiscretion (as 22th December 1968)

LWT Frost On Saturday 10.55 - 11.40 pm

Georgie Fame and Alan Price


Sunday 29th December 1968

LWT Frost on Sunday 9.10 - 10.10 pm

Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity (regulars)

Kathy Kirby

The King Brothers

Paul Jones - Aquarius

Renato

Yorkshire Sunday Play: The Best Pair Of Legs In The Business 10.20 - 11.20 pm

play with Marti Webb (as May)

ATV Tonight With Dave Allen 11.20 pm - 12.05 am

Matt Monro


Monday 30th December 1968

BBC1 Dee Time 6:25 - 7:05 pm

NB The Saturday evening version had rating of around nine million

Compilation with The Peddlers, Sammy Davis Jr

BBC1 Scott 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Scott Walker - Gotta Travel On, And We Were Lovers, Tender is the Night, Montague Terrace (In Blue), Joanna

Salena Jones - You Stepped Out & A Dream, For Once in My Life

Blossom Dearie - Long Daddy Green

BBC1 Caterina Valente 9.55 - 10.45 pm


Tuesday 31st December 1968

BBC1 The Bing Crosby Special 8:00 - 8:50 pm

Filmed at Paramount Studios and made to promote upcoming Paramount movies Paint Your Wagon and True Grit

The Supremes - High Noon, Paint Your Wagon medley (with Bing Crosby)

Jose Feliciano - California Dreaming, Mama Don't Allow (with Bing Crosby)

Crosby / Supremes / Feliciano - medley of recent hits

BBC1 Cilla 11:00 - 11:50 pm

Cilla Black

Billy Cotton

BBC1 The Hogmanay Show 12-01 am - end

Marmalade

Stuart Henry

George Chisholm

The Alex Welsh Band

Thames Magpie 5.10 - 5.50 pm

Yes

Thames Will The Real Mike Yarwood Stand Up? 8:45 - 9:15 pm

Vince Hill

Scottish A Show For Hogmanay 11.30 pm - 12.30 am

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem


Also this year

LWT Frost On...

Mary Hopkin – Those Were the Days

LWT Frost On...

Mary Hopkin – The House of the Rising Sun

ITV Watneys beer ad

The Scaffold

BBC1 Dee Time

Marmalade

Scott Walker

Marilyn Powell - Kiss Me Again

ABC Opportunity Knocks

The Casuals (winners for three weeks)

ITV Butter advert

with Sandy Denny singing

Tyne Tees Night Club '68

Alan Price

Granada Look North

Gilbert (O'Sullivan)

BBC1 Wales/Cymru Et Cetra Et Cetera

The Iveys

BBC2 Late Night Line Up

O C Smith

Ulster Old Time With Tommy

Clinton Ford

Southern Day By Day

The weekday news show invites those "who haven't had the breaks they deserve" to be featured in a new weekly spot in the show. Show director Dave Heather explained to The Stage in November 1968 "Principally we're looking for self-accompanied pop or folk singers".

ATV Today

in February 1968 The Peddlers record songs for three shows

BBC1 or 2 Time Waits For No Man

documentary featuring The Mike Stuart Span

ITV Midland Bank advert (August 1968.)

music by The Idle Race

LWT We Have Ways Of Making You Laugh

Joy Marshall - David Frost (sung to the tune of London By George - the David Frost theme)

BBC1 Dee Time

Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

Thames Today

DJ Mike Quinn was an occasional interviewer on the show

Southern brewery advert May 1968

The Wishful Thinking

Scottish unknown show

Jackie Trent live at the Pentlands Club, Edinburgh (recorded 22nd January 1968)

ATV Today

Roger Whittaker records songs for the show on 8th February 1968

ITV Macleans toothpaste advert

Georgie Fame

ITV unknown advert

Don Lang

BBC2 Late Night Line Up

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - half hour film of band onstage and interviews (probably the Experience film)

BBC1 Top Of The Pops c.December

Jethro Tull - Love Story (NB The band record a clip for the show in case it was a hit while they were away on tour, despite an apparent protest from someone working on the show who didn't like their hair.)

Tyne Tees A Girl Called Friday (seen as being broadcast on 4th of March or 4th April 1968, but neither dates match newspapers of the day)

Dave Berry - Just As Much As Ever

Tuesday 22nd October 1968

One of the BBC channels was due to show The American Folk Blues Festival '68 - with Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Williams, Curtis Jones, Eddie Taylor Blues Band

BBC1 Look North (c.September)

Article on Impulse recording studios in Newcastle with Alan Hull singing one of his songs

Granada Once A Year In The Season

Play, written by Roger McGough