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A Brief Timeline


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HIT PARADE BBC 1952 - 18th August 1956
OFF THE RECORD BBC May 1955 - 13th March 1958
CRACKERJACK BBC / BBC1 12th September 1955 to 21st December 1984
MUSIC SHOP ATV 24th September 1955 - 10th January 1960
THE JACK JACKSON SHOW ATV 24th September 1955 - 17th June 1959
VAL PARNELL’S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM /
THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW ATV 25th September 1955 - 2nd February 1969
COOL FOR CATS Associated Rediffusion 31st December 1956 - 27th February 1961
THE SIX-FIVE SPECIAL BBC 16th February 1957 - 27th December 1958
TOP NUMBERS ABC 25th August 1957 - 22nd February 1959
TOP TUNE TIME ATV 19th January 1958 - 22nd June 1958
OH BOY! ABC 15th June 1958 - 30th May 1959
DIG THIS! BBC 3rd January 1959 - 28th March 1959
DRUMBEAT BBC 4th April 1959 to 29th August 1959.
RECORD SHOP Associated Rediffusion 10th April 1959 - 19th June 1959
JUKE BOX JURY BBC 1st June 1959 - 27th December 1967
DISC BREAK ATV 24th June 1959 - 29th September 1959
JOHNNIE RAY SINGS ATV 29th June 1959 - 10th August 1959, (plus one-off on 5th March 1960)
PUTTING ON THE DONEGAN ATV 26th June 1959 - 10th August 1962 (plus one-off on 25th August 1962)
BOY MEETS GIRLS ABC 12th September 1959 - 5th March 1960
THE CLIFF RICHARD SHOW ATV 19th March 1960 - 31st December 1960
WHAM! ABC 23rd April 1960 - 18th June 1960
YOUNG AT HEART Tyne Tees 4th May 1960 - 22
nd June 1960
BIG NIGHT OUT ABC 25th March 1961 - 10th April 1965
THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS ABC 1st April 1961 - 25th June 1966
TUESDAY RENDEZVOUS Associated Rediffuison 12th September 1961 - 24th September 1963
DISCS A GO-GO TWW 14th September 1961 - 15th December 1965 (plus a one-off 2nd March 1968)
BEAT IN THE BORDER Border 1962 - 1964
HERE COME THE GIRLS Associated Rediffuison 27th February 1963 - 23rd October 1963
DAD, YOU’RE A SQUARE Southern 21st June 1963 - 13th May 1964
FOR TEENAGERS ONLY ATV 8
th August 1963 - 1st October 1964
READY, STEADY, GO! Associated Rediffusion / Rediffusion 9th August 1963 - 23rd December 1966
HULLABALOO ABC 28th September 1963 - 4th January 1964
FIVE O’ CLOCK CLUB Associated Rediffusion / Rediffusion 1st October 1963 - 23rd September 1966
THEY'VE SOLD A MILLION Associated Rediffusion 30th October 1963 - 11th November 1964
TOP OF THE POPS BBC / BBC1 1st January 1964 - 30 July 2006
JAZZ 625 BBC2 25th April 1964 - 20th October 1966
OPEN HOUSE BBC2 25th April 1964 - 5th December 1964
TOP BEAT BBC2 27th April 1964 - 9th December 1964
THE BEAT ROOM BBC2 6th July 1964 - 25th January 1965
THE COOL SPOT BBC1 7th July 1964 - 1st September 1964
BEAT IN THE BORDER Border 1964
NOW HEAR THIS Ulster 1964
IT'S BEAT TIME BBC 27th September 1964 - October 1964
POP SCENE Ulster 28th September 1964 - 23rd December 1964
THE POP SPOT ABC 3rd October 1964 - 13th March 1965
LADYBIRDS Southern 31
st December 1964 - 29th July 1965
GADZOOKS! IT’S ALL HAPPENING BBC2 1st February 1965 - 24th May 1965
FRANK IFIELD SINGS ATV 31st March 1965 - 24th November 1965
GADZOOKS! IT’S THE IN CROWD BBC2 31st May 1965 - 27th September 1965
STRAMASH! THE BIG NOISE FROM GLASGOW BBC1 4th October 1965 - 3rd January 1966
A WHOLE SCENE GOING BBC1 5th January 1966 -15th June 1966
THIS IS PETULA CLARK BBC1 16th June 1966 - 16th January 1968
DUSTY BBC1 18th August 1966 - 19th September 1967
TOM JONES ATV 7th September 1966 - 17th October 1967
HIPPODROME Rediffusion 20th September 1966 - 29th December 1966
COUNTDOWN Southern 15th October 1966 - 23rd December 1966
DODDY’S MUSIC BOX ABC 7th January 1967 to 9th March 1968
AS YOU LIKE IT Southern 11th March 1967 to 27th June 1967
DEE TIME BBC14th April 1967 - 20th December 1969
NEW RELEASE Southern 5th January 1968 - 23rd February 1968
CILLA BBC1 30th January 1968 - 26th December 1974
TIME FOR BLACKBURN! Southern 2nd March 1968 to 28th December 1968
IT MUST BE DUSTY ATV 8th May 1968 - 1st July 1968
LULU'S BACK IN TOWN BBC1 21st May 1968 - 9th July 1968
COLOUR ME POP BBC2 14th June 1968 - 30th August 1969
SCOTT BBC1 16th August 1968 - 15th April 1969
THE SANDIE SHAW SUPPLEMENT BBC1 10th September 1968
DISCOTHEQUE Granada 1st November 1968 - 23rd April 1969
HAPPENING FOR LULU / LULU BBC1 28th December 1968 - 22nd March 1969
THE ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK SHOW ATV 4th January 1969 (one-off) -26th December 1969 - 26th July 1970
THIS IS TOM JONES ATV 12th January 1969 - 27th December 1970
DECIDEDLY DUSTY BBC1 9th September 1969 - 28th October 1969
LIFT OFF Granada 10th December 1969 to 17th December 1974
IT'S CLIFF RICHARD BBC1 3rd January 1970 -
DISCO 2 BBC2 10th January 1970 - 25th July 1971
WHITTAKER’S WORLD OF MUSIC LWT 1970
THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST / WHISTLE TEST BBC2 21st September 1971 - 24th March 1987
SOUNDS FOR SATURDAY BBC2 25th March - 9th September 1972
2GS AND THE POP PEOPLE LWT 10th June 1972 - 15th July 1972
TISWAS ATV /Central 14th September 1974 - 3rd April 1982
45 / ROCK ON WITH 45 Granada 4th April 1974 - 30th August 1975
SUPERSONIC London Weekend 1st March 1975 - 2nd April 1977
SHANG-A-LANG Granada 1st April 1975 - 26th August 1975
SO IT GOES Granada 1975 – 1977
MULTI-COLOURED SWAP SHOP BBC1
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE LWT (Theatre Projects) 12th February 1977 to 28th May 1977
GET IT TOGETHER Granada 6th April 1977 -
THE KENNY EVERETT VIDEO SHOW Thames 3rd July 1978 -
RAZAMATAZ Tyne Tees 6th January 1982 - 2nd January 1987
SATURDAY SUPERSTORE BBC1
THE TUBE
GASTANK C4 / Goldcrest 15th January 1983 -
SWITCH C4 / Silent Partners 25th March 1983 -
LOOSE TALK C4 / RPM Productions 11th April 1983
HOLD TIGHT! Granada 26th July 1983 -
EAR SAY C4 / Action Time 31st March 1984 -
BLISS C4 / Tyne Tees
THE ROXY Tyne Tees 9th June 1987 - 5th April 1988
BIG WORLD CAFE C4 / Zenith North / PMI
GOING LIVE BBC1
THE WORD C4 / Planet 24 4th August 1990 to 24th March 1995
LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND BBC2 8th October 1992 to date
LIVE AND KICKING BBC1 1993 - 1996
THE WHITE ROOM C4 / Initial 11th March 1995 to 23rd August 1996
TFI FRIDAY C4 / Ginger Prods 9th February 1996 - date
NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS BBC1 / Talkback. 12th November 1996 - date
THE PEPSI SHOW C5 / Initial 1998 - date
CD:TV ITV/Ant & Dec Productions 1998 - date
PLANET POP C4 1998 -
JO WHILEY C4 / At It Prods 1998 -