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

Monthly Archive: July 1955

Keeping Schtum

The Daily Express‘ Political Correspondent reports on the fact that MPs are restricted in what they can talk about on television or radio. Apparently, although previously “a gentleman’s agreement”, the Government has laid down that “no MP can broadcast on legislation being discussed in Parliament from the time it is introduced to the time when it receives the Royal Assent or is withdrawn. Moreover, all discussion on radio or TV of subjects to be debated in Parliament within a fortnight is now barred by order.” (more…)

Six-and-Eight in the Pound

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a number of measures designed to curb hire purchase and, as expected in some quarters, has lifted the minimum deposit to 33.33% (6s 8d in the pound). The maximum period for repayment of the balance remains at 24 months. The Daily Express illustrates the difference by noting that a deposit for a television set costing £65+60 will have risen from £9.15s.0d to £21.13s.4d. (more…)