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The Cup Final, Manchester City v. The North East was not forgotten. While on Sunday 12 December a programme in the series Famous Northerners featured a dramatised version of the life of the engraver Thomas Bewick.
Televison BBC Television started the day in its early years with an early afternoon programme for young children and then went off the air until around 5 PM when children's television began, after which it again closed down until 8 PM when the evenings' programmes began.
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Sometimes sport the Test Match was screened live in the afternoons. These early commercial TV shows included: It seemed that Tyne Tees presented mostly 'popular' programming with little art, current affairs or other programmes with a more serious content. The commencement of programmes each day was preceded by a piece of music especially written for Tyne Tees by Arthur Wilkinson, called Three Rivers Fantasy.
Channels 4 and Five followed much later, in and respectively. When you first got a TV you tended to watch everything for a few days, no matter how uninteresting, until the novelty wore off.
The Appleyards was a children's serial, the title referring to a family of that name. Blue Peter and Crackerjack came later. For the adults there was Fabian Of The Yard with Bruce Seton, Quatermass with Andre Morell a science fiction serialWhat's My Line chaired by Eamonn Andrews with four panellists trying to determine the contestant's occupation, Stranger Than Fiction curiosities from around Britain, shown every Sunday eveningTall Story Club in which each of four celebrities told a story and the others had to decide whether it was true and They Come By Appointment, a drama about a psychiatrist and his case book.
The Grove Family was the first BBC television soap, about a family living in London naturally and dated from the fifties.
Other early soaps were Compact and The Newcomers, all in the late fifties or early sixties. Current affairs were covered by Panorama, as now, and from the arts were covered by Monitor, Huw Wheldon againintroduced by Swedish composer Dag Wiren's catchy music, Serenade For Strings.
The news barely lasted ten minutes and there was little in the way of filmed coverage or any reporting in the fifties. Sport was covered weekly in Sportsview introduced by Peter Dimmock. Outside Broadcasts became increasingly common, especially in sport, the Cup Final between Newcastle United and Manchester City was a highlight.
Few films were shown then, as Hollywood and the British film industry considered television to be a huge threat and would not allow many of their pictures to be aired, but later the US studios began to produce their own shows for television and, eventually realising that they had to co-exist with TV, released large batches of old films for transmission, as did the British studios.
There may also have been a reluctance at the higher levels of the BBC that they didn't want their TV service to become a medium for showing films. Back to top of page Picture Parade kept us up to date with the new releases and was introduced on TV by Peter Haigh with a signature tune by Jack Beaver reminiscent of the big orchestral film scores of that period.
A big drawback until the advent of colour television, was that all pictures made in colour appeared in black and white on TV. By the late 'fifties programmes were starting earlier in the day and there were no gaps in the evening schedules.
The former 6 PM to 7 PM gap was known as the 'toddler's truce', when parents could put their young children to bed and it ended in Schools broadcasts appeared, and outside broadcasts other than for sporting events were increasingly common.
Filming was expensive and so most programmes, even plays, were done live in the studio, and there were occasional disasters such as scenery falling over or embarrassingly, actors fluffing or even completely forgetting their lines and you could sometimes hear the prompter in the background.
What was remarkable about the live broadcasts was how often everything went right. Plays had intervals and towards the end of the interval a bell would ring to warn viewers to resume their seats. Live programmes, usually from the Lime Grove studios, gave way to telerecordings, a system preceding video.
The BBC moved to new White City studios in the early sixties and both TV and radio became more professional and slicker, and technical improvements both at the studio and in the television sets at home meant that the fairly frequent breakdowns or fiddling with the set to get the picture to keep steady, became a thing of the past.
In the sixties television and radio began to change with more daytime TV programmes, bigger budgets and the 'golden age' of popular programmes arrived with almost every home having a TV set.
The documentary arrived in a big way and investigative programmes together with factual dramas like Cathy Come Home which examined social problems, had an impact beyond the television screen.
Satire in the form of That Was The Week That Was began to break down the barriers of what was acceptable to broadcast and censorship was relaxed. Radio began to be more a medium for listening to news, sport and music rather than comedy, drama and documentary and the transistor brought us mobile radios and for some, car radios.
Because of television and changing social habits stemming from a wider choice of available entertainnment, visiting the cinema was no longer a twice weekly experience and filmgoers became more selective in what they went to see, but with Ben Hur, West Side Story, The Sound Of Music, Dr Zhivago, Lawrence Of Arabia, Spartacus and other such films attracting big audiences.
Television was something affecting the lives of all and a whole new generation was growing up under its influence like no generation had before it. Local television, however, has suffered a major decline. The BBC has a limited output of programmes with a local content, but Tyne Tees Television, particularly since its move from City Road studios on 2 Julyis a mere shadow of its former self with a small news and weather studio and no big studio or facilities for producing its own shows like The Tube or The One O'Clock Show.
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