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Theme songs/lyrics/intros of
UK TV programmes 1955–1990


The schedule below shows the type of programmes
available on the BBC and ITV in 1959.
It is incomplete and is not guaranteed to be completely accurate,
as it is transcribed verbatim from a diary written by a seven-year old!
Day
ITV
BBC

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5.00: Seeing Sport

5.25: Popeye

5.55: News

6.05: Live reports

6.10: Who goes in?

6.30: Cool for Cats

7.00: Life begins at Eighty

7.30: Double Your Money

8.00: Putting on the Donegan

8.30: Wagon Train

9.25: News

5.00: The Snow Princess

6.00: News

6.20: Wells Fargo

6.45: Tonight

7.25: News

7.30: This is your Life

8.00: The Men’s Room

T

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E

S

D

A

Y

5.00: Lucky Dip

5.25: Romance of the Railway

5.55: News

6.15: Tales of the Texan Rangers

6.45: News Spotters

7.00: Song Parade

7.30: Emergency Ward 10

8.00: Concentration

8.30: Knight Errant

9.25: News

5.00: Far Away Look

5.30: Scenes[?] from Stage

6.00: News

6.10: Scotland News

6.20: Boots and Saddles

6.45: Tonight

7.30: Make Mine Music

8.15: Break in transmission

9.00: The Edge of Sixties

10.05: News

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Y

5.00: Criss Cross Quiz

5.25: Robin Hood

6.10: Roving Reporter

6.30: Bands

7.00: Marines

7.20: Sky Port

8.00: Spot that Tune

8.30: No Hiding Place

5.00: Blue Peter

5.15: Whirlibirds

5.40: Deaf Children

6.00: News

6.10: Look

6.15: Tonight

7.25: News

7.30: Charlie Drake

8.00: Perry Como

8.30: Sportsview

T

H

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R

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D

A

Y

5.00: Canadian Friends

5.25: Lassie

5.55: News

6.15: Here and there

6.40: Sports Preview

7.00: Rawhide

8.00: Dotto

8.25: This Week

8.55: Lowland Fling

5.00: Monkey Mountain

5.10: Playbox

6.00: News

6.20: Sergeant Bilco

6.45: Tonight

7.20: Billy Cotton

8.20: Girl Switch

F

R

I

D

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Y

5.00: Book Parade

5.25: Huckleberry Finn

6.10: Right to Reply

6.30: Life with the Lyons

7.00: Dickie Henderson

7.30: Emergency Ward 10

8.00: Take Your Pick

8.30: The Army Game

8.55: Interpol Calling

5.00: Lone Ranger

5.25: Junior Sport

6.10: Garden Club

6.45: Tonight

7.30: The Trouble with Harry

8.00: How Green is My Valley?

S

A

T

U

R

D

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Y

5.00: Twizzle

5.25 Jet Jackson

6.00: Sea Hunt

6.30: Californians

7.00: Nat King Cole

7.30: Spatula

8.25: Suspense

5.00: Range Rider

5.25: Billy Bunter

5.50: Today’s Sport

6.00: Juke Box Jury

6.30: Dixon of Dock Green

7.00: Laramie

7.50: Jimmy Logan


Last updated:
5 November, 2008

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