Here’s some information about “Beauty and the Beat”, which was shown in the Border, Anglia and Tyne Tees areas in 1964 and 1965.
The series featured jazz singer Sheila Southern and the drummer and bandleader Eric Delaney. It was produced by Bryan Izzard for Border Television.
The following is from the programme description for "Beauty and the Beat" in the Tyne Tees listing magazine, “The Viewer,” (20 December 1964 – 02 January 1965)
Two stars with a single thought, to bring you 30 minutes of top entertainment with music, song and laughter.
The same issue also had a short article about the show.
Sounding the beat
Whatever the title suggests, Beauty and the Beat is neither a panto nor a fairy story – even though Eric Delaney - who provides the “beat” admits to being the “noisy giant” guarding over the musical fortunes of the “beauty”, Sheila Southern.
The popular couple, plus the Delaney Band, help to fill a show packed with tunes old and new.
It’s a new-style Delaney who comes up in this show – one ready to take up comedy spots and join Sheila in some of the numbers as well as providing a backing for her own songs.
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Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on May 25, 2018 6:46:23 GMT
William Campbell - could you keep this on the Pop Show list and just tag it with something like "now found - located by Ray Langstone at the Library of Wales.' (apologies if the nametag seems a bit bigheaded - it's just that spurs me on to look for other stuff when it comes up on searched and so on....).
Here’s some information about “Birth of the Beat”. It was a documentary made by Southern TV, which included footage of the Applejacks, Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley.
The programme was mentioned briefly in an article by Simon Raven, which was published in “The Spectator” (30 July 1964).
Last week wasn't very hot on documentary; but a repeat of The Life and Times of Marshal Tito (Eye on the World, BBC-1, July 19) deployed a few sombre clichés to strong effect, and Birth of the Beat (Southern, July 21), whether intentionally or not, gave apt illustration of how youth is wasted on the young.
“Birth of the Beat” was shown by most of the smaller ITV companies on various dates, so presumably a few copies of the show were in existence at the time. Here are the complete transmission dates:
12 July 1964: Tyne Tees (4:10-5:05pm) 21 July 1964: Westward, Channel, Southern, Anglia and Border (10:37-11:22 pm) 28 July 1964: TWW and Teledu Cymru (10:45-11:30 pm) 05 August 1964: Scottish TV (10:40-11:25 pm) 10 August 1964: Ulster TV (10:30-11:15 pm)
Here’s a list of a few more guests who appeared on “Whistle Stop”
23.02.68: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 01.03.68: Kenny Lynch 08.03.68: Roy Budd 12.04.68: Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen 03.05.68: Herman’s Hermits 10.05.68 New Christy Minstrels 17.05.68 The Tremeloes 31.05.68: The Barron Knights