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Daily Archive: Saturday, 10 September 1955

Lights? A Turn Off

The Guardian carries the news that the so-called “silent hour”, from 6pm to 7pm, which comes into force at the end of this month, will be broken only in Wales. The silent time, which currently runs between 6pm and 7.30pm, has been taken up with regional programmes including special Welsh-language programmes. Apart from any Welsh productions shown during the “silent hour” the whole of the country will be able to see all broadcasts made by the BBC’s regional television units. (more…)