Singer Sheila Matthews, accompanied by Malcolm Lockyer and his band led this early,
The show initially alternated every other week with another music show Melody Maid, featuring singer Sheila Norman which was broadcast on the first Friday of Rediffusion's contract, but by the beginning of 1956 Friday's Girl show had grabbed a weekly spot. Friday's Girl seems to have been extended to a full fifteen minutes a few shows into its run and appeared to have been set in her (studio bound) flat. Both shows were initially directed by Eddie Kebbell.
The TV Times didn't do the show any favours with the description of the first edition "In this unsophisticated, informal programme Sheila Mathews sings three songs
of varying types, accompanied by an ensemble of piano, bass, drum, vibraphone, electric guitar and clarinet." The third show on 4th November carried an additional credit "Original music and lyrics by Dick Lester" making it one of his first ventures in British TV.
There had also been a five-
The show seems to have been sacrificed to make way for American import Douglas Fairbanks Presents.