I'm wondering if from reading Neil's thread Rediffusion Tv Archive we can work out when these shows on William's list were actually wiped or went missing how long after they were transmitted were they still around.
11.00 Sixpenny Corner 11.15 People Worth Meeting 11.25 Dear Miss Ashley 11.40 Twenty-To-Twelve 13.00 Tea-V Time - Elizabeth Fanfare 17.15 Stop Press 17.20 Celebrity 17.30 Michael Gwynn - The Magic Fishbone 19.00 Time, News and Weather 19.15 One Night Stand 19.30 By Request 20.00 The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel - The Ambassador's Lady 20.30 Cavalcade of Sport 21.30 Granville Melodramas - Clara, The Drunkard or The Fallen Saved 22.00 Jack Hylton Presents - Youth Takes a Bow 22.30 Man's Best Friend 22.45 News
Jack Hylton invited Eric Morecambe to join a revue called Youth Takes a Bow at the Nottingham Empire, where he met the then Ernest Wiseman. The two soon became very close friends, and with Sadie's encouragement started to develop a double act.I think Sadie was Eric's mother . Apparently Youth Takes A Bow was a talent show.
Hello again Alan,
Lost Shows state
The Magic Fishbone. 13.12.55 Episode 1 (missing) also had Grace Arnold, Melvyn Hayes and Michael Gwynn. The writers for this were Philip Dale, Charles Dickens..according to uk imdb.
Melody Maid and Laurier Lister's Late Show these seem really obscure shows William i reckon finding even a few seconds of some of these would be like finding goldust but fascinating looking up info on them .We know that shows from the 1960s have taken a right hammering as far as missing or wiped is concerned , i know i've said this before but these 1950s shows have been hit even worse where nothing survives at all with a lot of them but we must keep looking.
This is from the bti British Television TV Site.
Friday 14th October 1955 (14/10/55)
ITV London Associated-Redifussion Ltd.
10.30 Testing 11.00 Sixpenny Corner 11.15 Pop Goes the Weasel 11.30 Testing 11.45 The Other Screen 12.00 News 12.10 Friday's Man 12.15 Small Time - Johnny and Flonny 12.30 close 17.00 Bubble & Squeak 17.15 Colonel Crock 17.30 Mick and Montmorency - Jobstoppers 17.45 The Little Round House 18.00 close 19.00 Time, News and Weather 19.15 Melody Maid 19.30 Pet's Parade 20.00 Take Your Pick 20.30 Dragnet - The Big Youngster 21.00 Confidentially 21.30 Personal Calls 22.00 News and Newsreel 22.15 Visitor of the Day 22.20 Laurie Lister's Late Show 22.50 And So to Bed 23.00 Epilogue
The Little Round House
30.09.55 Episode 1 (missing) 07.10.55 Episode 2 (missing) 14.10.55 Episode 3 (missing) 21.10.55 A Present For The Lodger (missing) 28.10.55 Papers And Needles (missing) 04.11.55 Up To A Hundred (missing) 11.11.55 Mr Papingay's Party (missing)
Television production of the fairy story by Charles Dickens about a King who has lots of children but who is poor and is helped out by his daughter Princess Alicia who uses a magic fishbone to help the family. (Synopsis) From the BFI.
Post by williammcgregor on Nov 4, 2015 8:51:46 GMT
On Tuesday 22 November 1955, A-R transmitted 3 of the 35 on the list...
Number 8...... 11.40 -12.00 am Twenty To Twelve (there were 8 episodes of this programme.)
please see details from the TV Times below...
Number 7...... 5.30 - 6.00 pm Barbie (7 episodes)
Number 9...... 7.30 - 7.45 PM Penny For A Song
Here is some additional information about other programmes on the list...
4. Downbeat - Directed by Dick Lester 15. Jazz Train - Mervyn Nelson's Production Of 60 minutes 17. Twelve Days To Christmas or "Someone Had To Start It!" Hugh Sinclair, Doreen Lane, Edrich Connor. 18. Lights Of London Music Programme 5 episodes. 19. The Merry Christmas TV Musical Hugh Griffith (Scrooge),George Murcell. 20. The Dick Lester Show Richard Lester, Alun Owen, Reg Owen Orchestra. 21. Babes In The Wood Patricia Burke Jack Hylton TV Productions (From the Streatham Hill Theatre 50 minutes.) 22. Rum Punch Script by Bill Owen and Peter Ling. Music by Steve Race. 29. Are Husbands Really Necessary? Comedy John Blythe, Nan Blythe. September-November 6 episodes.
Anybody know anything more about these 3 shows/series?
The Jack Hylton Half Hour on 4.10.55 was a Jack Hylton Presents show, where Larry Adler introduced Xavier Cugat, the King of the Mambo. We have the surviving film in the BFI National Archive, and I can tell you that it was filmed in Paris around 21 Sept 1955. I don't think it is the complete programme as there are no end credits, and reviews of the programme mention acts that aren't featured in the film.
Youth Takes a Bow was the first fully live programme that Hylton produced (up to then his programmes had been created from previously filmed items sandwiched with live links) and was introduced by Bryan Michie. The idea was that he would interview young people who were new to television and give them a chance to show their skills or talents to the tv audience. It wasn't an amateur talent show as the youngsters were all professionals, but the idea was to spotlight possible future big names. Names you might recognise included actors Andrew Ray and Jeremy Spenser, Julian Bream and Lester Piggott and Shirley Bassey. And no, as the programmes were live they weren't recorded, so we don't have them in the Archive. We do have some Reg Dixon, though, in Jump for Joy, and he does sing Confidentially.
Post by williammcgregor on Nov 10, 2015 15:23:29 GMT
"Looking at my 4th Nov post for the Twenty-To-Twelve TV Times listing for the 22nd November 1955 above, it can be seen that Douglas Squires was among the cast. He has been contacted and has responded fabulously by sharing with us the following memories he has of Twenty-To-Twelve...thank you Dougie"...
I HAD WORKED AS A DANCER FOR JOAN KEMP WELCH WHEN SHE WAS DIRECTOR AT THE NEW THEATRE BROMLEY AND THEN SHE TOOK A COURSE TO BECOME A TV DIRECTOR AND ONE OF HER FIRST PROJECTS WAS A REVUE CALLED TWENTY TO TWELVE..SHE ASKED ME TO APPEAR IN IT SINGING DANCING AND ACTING IN SKETCHES . (I WAS THRILLED IT WAS TO BE MY FIRST TELEVISION OUT OF THE CHORUS )AND THEN AS AN AFTER THOUGHT SHE SAID "WE HAVE NO BUDGET SO YOU WILL HAVE TO CHOREOGRAPH TOO!!!!!!
I REMEMBER MAVIS TRAILL WHO I HAD WORKED WITH IN TWENTY MINUTES SOUTH A MUSICAL FROM THE PLAYERS THEATRE ..SHE WAS AN EX BALLET RAMBERT DANCER WITH A GREAT GIFT FOR COM EDY AND TONY BATEMEAN WHO WAS A COMIC DANCER ACTOR..I THINK PATSY ROWLANDS AND ROBIN HUNTER WERE ALSO IN IT AND MAYBE PAT SANDYS (MOTHER OF SAMANTHA BOND.)..I COULD BE MISTAKEN THIS COULD HAVE BEEN COOL FOR CATS..DO YOU HAVE A CAST LIST? WE DID IT IN A TINY LOW CEILINGED BASEMENT STUDIO IN HOLBORN WITH A COUPLE OF DAYS REHEARSAL AND THEN ON.......LIVE!!!!.MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS WRITTEN BY PETER MOFFATT WHO WAS MARRIED TO JOAN AND WENT ONTO BECOME TV DIRECTOR TOO..EASTENDERS ETC.
I CHOREOGRAPHED AND APPEARED IN THE WHOLE SERIES OF TWENTY TO TWELVE ....SHORT AS IT WAS..IT WAS TOO EARLY FOR MORNING TELLY IT SEEMED AND TOOK A FEW MORE YEARS TO GET THAT OFF THE GROUND. I HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF THE SERIES AND WOULD BE ONLY TOO HAPPY TO SHARE THEM
Twenty-To-Twelve was my first choreographic job so the beginning of my career in that role. They just didn't have any money in the Twenty-To-Twelve budget so it was a baptism of fire.
HOPE THIS HELPS BEST WISHES DOUGIE
Once again thank you Dougie on behalf of myself and the forum!