The world of British television off and on the screen, as it was sixty years ago.

Author Archive: Simon Coward

Starting Somewhere…

It’s 22 June 1955, the longest day of the year. If you believe some newspapers, the five-week old dock strike has ended. They’re more consistent with other news: Ruth Ellis has been sentenced to death for killing David Blakely, and a schoolboy has run off with a games mistress. But we’re not here for this kind of thing, oh no. The only news we’ll be looking at here relates to what’s happening in the word of television: 1950s style. So let’s go…

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