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

Daily Archive: Thursday, 15 September 1955

As Difficult as ABC

ITV, seven days to goOh dearie me, I can’t say I’m so far very impressed by the Johnnie-come-latelies of commercial television, the Associated British Picture Corporation and their TV subsidiary Associated British Cinemas (Television) Ltd. If The Times is to be believed, “the chairman and deputy-chairman of the Associated British Picture Corporation… indicated yesterday that they both agreed with the ‘fortnight rule’” which just about every other broadcaster and newspaper thinks is abominable. Their deputy chairman, a Mr Eric Fletcher, manages to find enough time to also be a Labour MP, so he would say that, wouldn’t he?