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

Daily Archive: Sunday, 25 September 1955

Vim Without Vigour

Writing in The Observer, Maurice Richardson has much to say about the new kid on the block as well as its more established rival. Noting a tendency for ITV “to imitate BBC patterns and actual features” he describes Twopenny Corner (sic) as “being du cote de chez Grove”. On the other hand “Dragnet… promises well”, Take Your Pick is “riotously low-brow”, the new variety “is perhaps a bit slicker than BBC”. While “ITA’s (sic) weather report is definitely livelier and sexier” its “most successful single feature yet is Orson Welles compèring his own travelogues.” (more…)