ANGLIA TELEVISION
Some background information
Anglia TV Opening- October 27th 1959
Opening of Channel 6 - July 13th 1965
Anglia TV local TAM ratings in 1960
Sample schedules:
Dec 3rd 1959 . . Aug 14th 1961 . . Dec 7th 1962 . . Sept 28th 1963 . . Dec 15th 1963 . . October 29th 1964 . .
January 25th 1965 . . July 2nd 1965 . . December 5th 1965 . . March 25th 1966 . . August 14th 1966 . .
July 5th 1967 . . December 26th 1967 . . March 19th 1968 . . November 1st 1968 . . November 16th 1969

Some local Anglia TV programmes
Serious Anglia

About Anglia . . . Town and Gown . . . Farming Diary . . . Survival . . . Arena . . Final Curtain

Anglia Drama

Anglia Plays ... Weavers Green - reviews of a few stories

Anglia Children

Romper Room . . . Izeena

Anglia Variety

The Midday Show ... Anglia Presents ... Talent Shows

Anglia Quizzes

a selection
Anglia Admags

Anglia advertising programmes

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Talent Competitions

Local beauty contests were hugely popular in the 1960's, and local tv stations cashed in.
Anglia TV started with Showdate introduced by Sheila Buxton in 1961. This variety show included the opportunity to win the title of Miss Angla 1961, culminating in the final filmed at the Britannia Theatre Great Yarmouth, with the winner taking away a cool 100.
The success of this series led in 1962 to Glamour '62, a 60 minute show with the winner Joan Ward from Scunthorpe receiving that magnificent prize, plus the title Miss Anglia.
The format became a yearly fixture after this, with the winner also going on to compete in the national finals for the title of Miss TV Times. The prize also gradually improved in the 1970s to 1,000.
Some contestants did achieve a wider fame, including two who went on to become hostesses on Sale of the Century, Jennifer Cresswell and Angela Daniels.
The 1968 Grand Final featured winners from the twelve heats, introduced by the regular Bob Wellings. Also in this final were Joe Brown, Madeline Bell and the announcer Earle Bailey. The judges were The Marchioness of Tavistock, Danny Blanchflower, Clifford Davis, Tania Mallet, and Dick Joice. The producer for this final was Bill Perry. The heats to produce the contestants were held at: Cleethorpes (22nd Aug), Colchester (Aug 29th), Corby, Great Yarmouth, Hull, Lavenham (July 18th), Lincoln (June 27th - the first contest in the series, held in the cathedral precincts), Newmarket, Northampton, Scunthorpe, Skegness and Stevenage. One star appearing in a heat was Janie Marden (July 18th).

To perhaps Anglia's most ambitious 1960s series, the 1967 Carnival Time
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Carnival Time
In 1967 Anglia made this Saturday night 45 minute programme with Bob Monkhouse and Peter Murray as hosts. When asked if such a show might harm his career, Monkhouse is alleged to have commented that it wouldn't, because noone was watching it!
Guest judges in individual shows made a pretty impressive line up also. Veteran film director John Paddy Carstairs was the series producer, programmes directed by Peter Joy.
First prize in the final was a mere 200, plus a silver cup and more importantly an entry into the Miss ITV competition in October 1967. The runner up also was eligible for this competition.

Some of the programmes were:
2- July 15th 1967: Great Yarmouth, with Arthur Askey, Susan Maughan, Ivor Emmanuel, Rolf Harris, Joe Baker, Miss Romper Room.
3- July 22nd 1967: Skegness
5- August 5th 1967: Cleethorpes, with Barbara Law, Alan Smethurst, Cardew Robinson.
6- August 12th 1967: Corby
7- August 19th 1967: Peterborough, with Colin Crompton
10- September 2nd 1967: Lincoln, with Jennifer Burch, Helen James, Phil Kelly, Jay Martel, Jack Rigby and Michael Partington.
11- September 9th 1967: Scunthorpe.
The other venues were: Felixtowe, Hunstanton, Northampton, and Hull.

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Izeena ('The Zany')

An Anglia TV series from 1966, that was a perfect vehicle for Fenella Fielding's unique persona.
She's a scatterbrain who lives in a tree in the midst of a forest, her neighbours and scene stealers are the forest's inhabitants, everything from chimps to parrots. Of course she has names for each, Bertram Baboon to Speedy Skunk. All these animals would talk to her. Publicity stated that "Izeena is a zany subtle character. She can't do anything well, and does it with terrific enthusiasm that doesn't get her very far." She is reputedly 200 years old, but getting younger every day!
Programmes were directed by John Jacobs, though later ones were directed by Jean Hamilton or June Howson. Scripts were by Robert Gould. The set designed by Robert Fuest. Limited filming (of animals) was also done in Africa.

The series began, in the Anglia region only, on Sunday January 9th 1966, 5.45-6pm.
One programme was about the mysterious disappearance of nuts, given to Izeena by Charlie and Charlotte the Chimps. With her telescope, she spots an armadillo is the culprit. The programme on March 6th showed Izeena swimming. Then on March 20th the theme was Ambromel (whatever that is). April 3rd saw Izeena writing a play to enter a competition. The series finished that month.

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First Chief Executive- Donald Stephenson, formerly with the BBC for 21 years. From 1960 he was replaced by Michael Norman. Programme Controller- Stephen McCormack (formerly at A-R). Head of Drama- George More O'Ferrall (who had started with BBC Television at its inception in 1936). Musical Director- Norman Hackforth (specially well known as the 'voice' on radio's 20 Questions).
A Press Reception was held on Tuesday 21st April 1959 at the Royal Hotel Norwich, attended by Laurence Harvey, the star of the first play to be made by Anglia (The Violent Years) and transmitted on Opening night. A cocktail party at the end of that August welcomed Sir Robert Fraser, Director-General of ITV. Shareholders didn't miss out either, on Thursday 22nd October there was a reception in the new studios, whilst on the eve of opening there was another press reception this time with luncheon. London visitors were transported to Norwich station on a special coach attached to The Norfolkman.

Ever eager, the company had even contributed to the network before Opening Day! In July 1959, a dance sequence was filmed by Anglia at Winterton which was included in A-R's Summersong. A review of another dance for the second in the series was glowing: "For Charm, I found the dancing at Hall Farm, East Raynham, delightful. If this is a foretaste of Anglia TV's contributions it augurs well for the new company."

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Anglia Television Programmes for their Opening Day Tuesday October 27th 1959 -
To my review of the opening programme Introducing Anglia.
4.15 Introducing Anglia - Official opening ceremony
4.45 Small Time -Twizzle and the Naughty Breakdown Van
5.00 Lucky Dip
5.25 Romance of the Railways
5.55 News
6.05 Anglia News and Weather
6.15 This Wonderful World (STV)
6.45 Birth of a Regiment - 1st East Anglian Regiment
7.00 Song Parade (Granada)
7.30 Emergency - Ward 10
8.00 Concentration
8.30 Knight Errant '59 -
Mediterranean Cruise, with guest star Moria Redmond
9.25 News
9.35 The Violent Years (Anglia play)
11.8 Headlines, Introducing Anglia rpt
Epilogue and
Close-down
The picture above is a scene from the very first programme shown on Anglia, Introducing Anglia. Producer Philip Bray is very cosily introducing one of the stars who is to be on Anglia's lunchtime shows. In case you haven't spotted her, it's no less than Susan Hampshire.

Anglia's main production on this special day was
The Violent Years, fully networked,
starring Laurence Harvey, Hildegarde Neff, and Gwen ffrangcon-Davies. With Rene Ray, Marie Ney, Newton Blick, Anthony Newlands, and Alan Gifford. The rest of the cast were Robert Henderson, Jerold Wells, Joss Ackland, Carl Conway, Alan Scott, Paul Castaldini, Brian McDermott, Marianne Brauns, Richard Cuthbert, Anthony Jacobs, Harry Lane, Gordon Phillott, Murray Kash, and Estelle Brody. Script: Ladislas Fodor. Director: Peter Graham Scott.
The story of Chris Adams who is on trial for his life. He recalls the events that have led to his being in the dock. This romantic, tragic tale began in Austria in the fateful summer of 1914.

October 1959: Sir Robert Fraser, Director General of ITA, said, "Anglia has firm roots in the area it serves, and we are sure that it will bring not only pleasure to East Anglian viewers, but real and increasing benefits to those who live there." He was right, at least Anglia served us very well for about forty years. But when Anglia TV was subsumed into the new and dreadful ITV1, its archive was taken away from Norwich, local pride was destroyed and some of Anglia's historic artefacts sold off.
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Opening of Channel Six

The Sandy Heath transmitter in Bedfordshire was opened on
Tuesday July 13th 1965
with a special programme from 7 to 7.30pm from
the new Civic Hall Dunstable.

The host was Rupert Davies, and the show starred
Ron Moody, Janie Marden, conjuror-illusionist Johnny Hart and The Douglas Squires Dancers.
With Elizabeth Fox, and also Mavis Acott, Pat Goh, Lazy Maggie Vieler, Ron Allen, and Ricardo Romero.
Peter Fenn conducted the Glamour '65 Orchestra, and the first heat of the Miss Anglia and Amateur Ballroom Dancing Comepetitions also were part of the show.
Director: Peter Joy.

In fact, that evening's About Anglia at 6.05pm also came live from Dunstable. A little like the first Opening in 1959, a helicopter showed pictures of the whole region, from Dunstable in the south, Northampton in the west, and Spalding in the north. Local weather was provided by Michael Hunt who apparently only received the latest weather charts from RAF Met Office at Bovingdon, half an hour beforehand. He had to drive the sixteen miles to the Dunstable studio to give his forecast, "if I happen to be a bit puffed..." Hope the police didn't stop him

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Anglia TV Thursday December 3rd 1959
1.00 News
1.02 The Midday Show - audience from Honington
2.43 Schools
4.45 Small Time
5.00 Zoo Time
5.25 The Cisco Kid
5.55 News; Anglia News
6.15 Close Up
6.45 See For Yourself - advertising magazine
7.00 Rawhide
8.00 Dotto
8.25 This Week
8.55 Boxing
9.25 News
9.35 Hippodrome
10.30 What the Papers Say
10.45 Dan Farson's Guide to the British
11.00 News and
The Epilogue
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Anglia TV programmes for Monday August 14th 1961

5.00 Seeing Sport
5.25 Sword of Freedom
5.55 News; Local News
6.15 Arena
6.35 Summertime
7.00 The Flintstones
7.30 Coronation Street
8.00 Three Live Wires
8.30 Wagon Train
9.25 News
9.35 Harpers West One
10.30 Another World
11.00 News Headlines
11.02 Saber of London
11.32 Epilogue

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Anglia TV Schedule for Friday December 7th 1962
4.40 Afternoon Club - with Thelma Mills and Man Alive! with John Seymour
4.45 Small Time - The Pingwings
5.00 Street of Adventure - The Conquest of Everest
5.25 Mister Ed - The Contest
5.55 News
6.05 About Anglia - introduced by Dick Joice
6.45 The Sign of the Times - Anglia advertising mag with Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch
7.00 Take Your Pick
7.30 Emergency Ward 10 - RSO Shaw delivers a pep talk
8.00 Bonanza - The Deadly Ones
9.00 News
9.15 Television Playhouse - The Pinkness of it All with Sam Kydd, Ronnie Barker and Avril Elgar
10.15 The Sword in the Web - The Railway Job
10.55 Now You're Talking!- Dick Joice talks to Jack Rumsby
11.10 News Headlines
11.12 Anglia News Headlines and Weather
11.15 Broadway Goes Latin - Edmundo Ros with Haydee and The Mambo Aces
11.43 The Epilogue - Rev Howard Whyntie, Rector of Beeston St Lawrence
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Anglia TV Schedule for Saturday September 28th 1963
1.15 News
1.20 Saturday Sportstime
5.15 The Terrible Ten
5.30 The Wizard of Oz
5.43 Weather; News
5.50 Thank Your Lucky Stars - with John Leyton, The Tornados, Mike Berry, Bo Diddley
6.35 Comedy Bandbox - with Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd, host: Ted Durante
7.15 The Sentimental Agent - first of series: All that Jazz
8.10 The Charlie Drake Show
8.50 News
8.55 Michael Shayne - Four Lethal Ladies
9.50 The Avengers- Brief for Murder
10.50 King Leonardo - more adventures in Bongo Land
11.05 On the Braden Beat
11.25 African Patrol - Knave of Diamonds
11.50 News Headlines; Late Weather Summary
11.55 The Epilogue - Rev Raymond Rowland, Minister of New England Methodist Church Peterborough
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Anglia TV Schedule for Saturday December 15th 1963

1.15 News
1.20 Saturday Sportstime
5.15 Emerald Soup - final episode
5.43 Weather; News
5.50 Thank Your Lucky Stars - with The Beatles
6.35 Comedy Bandbox - with Ted Ray, Mike Yarwood
7.15 The Sentimental Agent - A Box of Tricks
8.10 The Larkins - Strained Relations
8.50 News
8.55 The Avengers - Death A La Carte
9.55 Espionage - The Whistling Shrimp
10.50 Ben Casey - Little Drops of Water, Little Grains of Sand
11.45 Animaland - light hearted fantasy with birds and animals
11.50 News Headlines; Weather
11.55 The Epilogue - Rev Alan Coldwells, Vicar of Sprowston
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Anglia TV Schedule for Thursday October 29th 1964
11.15 Schools -2.58
4.35 The Romper Room
5.00 Junior Criss Cross Quiz
5.25 Three Go Round Britt Allcroft, Fred Dinenage, Carol Binsted
5.55 News
6.05 About Anglia including Kenneth Robinson Reports
6.45 Arena- with Brian Connell
7.00 Double Your Money
7.30 That Show Sid Green and Dick Hills
8.00 The Detectives Hit and Miss
8.55 News
9.10 This Week
9.40 Comedy Hour: The Beverly Hillbillies - The Clampetts Go Hollywood
followed by: Car 54 Where Are You? The Sacrifice
10.35 What the Papers Say
10.50 News Headlines
10.52 Late Date Morgan James Duo
11.05 Towards 2000 New Towns Old Cities
11.35 Anglia News
11.38 Postcript Rev Sydney G Myers
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Anglia TV Schedule for Monday January 25th 1965
4.35 Crossroads
5.00 Seeing Sport
5.25 Movie Magazine
5.55 News; About Anglia
6.30 Portrait of a Village
7 All Our Yesterdays
7.30 Coronation Street
8 Crane- Man in the Gold Waistcoat
8.55 News; Weather
9.10 The Image, play with Dinsdale Landen
10.30 In Search of a Holiday
11 News; Dateline
11.15 Local News, Weather
11.18 Reflection, Close.
Note- Anglia TV's Romper Room was, at this stage, being shown twice weekly, each Tuesday and Friday at 5pm
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Anglia TV Schedule for Friday July 2nd 1965
1.45 Wimbledon 1965 - Men's Singles Final
4.35 The Romper Room
5.00 Criss Cross Quiz - with Danny Blanchflower
5.25 Mister Ed - Horse Party
5.55 News
6.05 About Anglia
6.35 Crossroads
7.00 Contest - Chris Kelly with Haverhill versus Ramsey
7.30 Emergency- Ward 10 - Mrs Charles' future continues to cause anxiety
8.00 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - The Magnus Beam
8.55 News
9.10 Peyton Place - Betty makes a decision that alters the lives of her relatives
9.40 The Man in Room 17 - Confidential Report
10.35 News Headlines
10.38 Cinema
11.05 Dateline Westminster
11.20 Anglia News Headlines and Weather
11.25 Reflection- Rev Dr John O'Neill, Westminster College Cambridge

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Anglia TV Schedule for Sunday December 6th 1965
11.00 Holy Mass from Sacred Heart, Moreton, Wirral
12.15 Science in the Garden
12.35 Les Trois Coups -12.55
1.50 Weather Trends
1.52 Farming Diary - John Jenkins with Factory Farming in the Future
2.20 The Best Years of Our Lives - film with Frederic March
5.10 Match of the Week - Ipswich Town v Rotherham Utd
5.40 Mr Piper
6.00 Weather Forecast; News
6.15 Ring a Bell - No 10 Love and Serve, the story of the Earl of Shaftesbury
6.35 About Religion - Rev Who?
7.05 In Our Time - Rev L Johansen Berg- Anglia TV Production
7.10 A Date With Music - Steve Race with the New English Singers
7.25 Danger Man - Are You Going to be More Permanent?
8.25 The New London Palladium Show - Jimmy Tarbuck with Richard Hearne, The Honeycombs
9.25 News
9.35 Redcap - A Question of Initiative
10.35 The Eamonn Andrews Show, followed by Late Weather Summary
11.25 Postscript- Rev Alan Robson, Chaplain of Norwich College of Education

Note- One feature of some of Anglia's schedules in the 1960's was of the inclusion of an extra long film on Sunday afternoons.
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Anglia TV Schedule for Friday March 25th 1966

11.07 Schools
4.35 The Romper Room
5.00 Lost in Space - The Keeper, part 2
5.55 News
6.05 About Anglia
6.35 Crossroads
7.00 Country Style with Cy Grant , Bill Clifton, Paddy Bell
7.30 Emergency- Ward 10
8.00 The Fugitive - The White Knight
8.55 News
9.10 Election Broadcast (another bore no doubt)
9.20 Cinema
9.50 The Liars
10.45 Late Night Final
11.00 Election '66
11.25 The Full Man - The Novel: Landscape and Background with Kenneth Haigh, Avice Landon
11.53 Reflection - Rev Quentin Jackson, St Mary's Friary
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Anglia TV Schedule for Sunday August 14th 1966
11.00 Holiday Service -12.15
2.50 Weather Trends
2.52 Farming Diary
3.20 Opportunity Knocks!
4.10 The Dickie Valentine Show
4.40 The Magic Boomerang My Friend Higgins
5.05 Man of the World - The Bandit rpt
5.59 Weather; News
6.15 Tingha and Tucker
6.35 What Do You Say? Religious Quiz, Grampian TV versus Southern TV
6.55 In View guest Kenny Lynch
7.25 Whisky Galore! film starring Basil Radford
9.00 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Franchot Tone in The Final Performance
9.55 News
10.05 The Bruce Forsyth Show - with Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Tom Jones
11.05 Crisis A Lion Amongst Men starring James Whitmore, Tommy Sands
followed by Weather
11.55 Postscript Rev Alfred Bull, of St Mary Magdalene Ipswich
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Anglia TV Schedule for Wednesday July 5th 1967
1.00 The Royal Show with Raymond Brooks-Ward, Lionel Hampden
1.45 Wimbledon 1967
4.33 Anglia Newsroom
4.35 The Romper Room
4.55 The Adventures of Robin Hood Six Strings to his Bow rpt
5.25 Country Boy Jack Hargreaves
5.55 News
6.05 About Anglia
6.35 Sixth Form Challenge Bradford Grammar School versus Roedean School
7.00 All Our Yesterdays
7.30 Coronation Street
8.00 Danger Man No Marks for Servility
9.00 Half Hour Story Maxine Audley in Between Men
9.30 Cinema
10.00 Andrew Gardner with the News at Ten
10.30 Professional Wrestling
11.15 The Music People with Ronnie Hilton (Scottish TV Production)
followed by Weather
11.45 Reflection Rev D Melville-Jones, Organiser of Religious Instruction Norfolk Education Committee
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Anglia TV Schedule for Boxing Day 1967 (this was a Tuesday)
10.40 The Romper Room
11.05 Return to Oz
11.55 Robin Hood - The Prisoner rpt
12.20 The Lady is a Square - film with Frankie Vaughan
1.55 News
2.00 World of Sport
4.45 Popeye
4.55 Do Not Adjust Your Set
5.20 Zoo Time
5.50 Results Round Up
5.55 News
6.05 About Anglia
6.35 Crossroads
7.00 The Benny Hill Show
8.00 Great Expectations film with John Mills rpt
10.00 News at Ten
10.30 Down At the Old Bull and Bush - with The Bachelors, Bud Flanagan
11.30 Reflection - Rev Quentin Jackson of St Mary's Friary
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Anglia TV Schedule for Tuesday March 19th 1968

11.05 Schools
3.03 Anglia Newsroom
3.05 The Romper Room
3.30 The Budget
5.25 Come Here Often
5.55 News
6.05 The Price to Pay - About Anglia special on the budget
6.35 Crossroads
7.00 Carry On Constable (film)
8.35 Geordie Girl - Susan Maughan with Alan Price
9.05 The Budget- Roy Jenkins for the Government
9.20 Cinema - Hepburn and Tracy
10.00 News at Ten
10.30 Market in Honey Lane - Balance of Payment
11.30 Reflection - Rev George Reed, Rector of Barking with Damsden
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Anglia TV Schedule for Friday November 1st 1968

11 Schools
4.05 Anglia Newsroom
4.10 The Romper Room
4.30 Crossroads
4.55 Bugs Bunny
5.20 The Discotheque
5.50 News
6.00 About Anglia
6.30 University Challenge
7.00 Time for Blackburn
7.30 Custer
8.30 Never a Cross Word
9.15 Frost on Friday
10.00 News
10.30 Cinema
11.00 Probe
11.30 NYPD
11.55 Reflection

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Anglia TV Schedule for Sunday November 16th 1969

11 Holy Communion
12.15 Sunday Session-1.30
1.55 Weather; Farming Diary - with John Slater
2.30 The Baron - smugglers are using the Baron's Paris office
3.25 University Challenge
3.55 Match of the Day
4.45 The Golden Shot - guest Bruce Forsyth
5.30 The Forest Rangers - The Wolf
followed by The Weather
6.00 News
6.15 All Creatures Great and Small - The Ant & The Dove/ Kaaman
6.35 Tomorrow's Child - Whose?
7.00 Stars on Sunday with James Mason, Moira Anderson
7.25 Royal Variety Performance
10.25 News and Weather
10.35 The Avengers - My Wildest Dream
11.30 Tonight - with David Nixon
12.05 Reflection - YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship

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Anglia TV Local TAM ratings

w/e 26th June 1960
1 Ward 10 ATV 67%
2 No Hiding Place A-R 65
3 Twenty Questions A-R 55
4 Delfont's Sunday Show ATV 53
4= Bonanza ATV presentation 53
6 The Variety Show Granada 52
6= Boxing BBC 52
8 Knight Errant 60 Granada 50
9 Criss Cross Quiz Granada 48
9= Wagon Train Anglia presentation 48

w/e 24th July 1960
1 Delfont's Sunday Show ATV 64%
2 Rawhide 63
3 Bonanza 62
4= Ward 10 (July 19th ATV 58
4= Ward 10 (July 22nd) ATV 58
6 Wagon Train 56
7 Arthur Askey Show ATV 55
8 The Love of Mike A-R 53
9 Mess Mates Granada 50
10 Night School A-R 49

w/e 14th August 1960
1 Ward 10 (Aug 12th) ATV 67
2 Rawhide 57%
3 The Queen's Peace Granada 56
4= No Hiding Place A-R 55
4= Delfont's Sunday Show ATV 55
6= Movietime 52
6= Bonanza 52
8= Ward 10 (Aug 9th) ATV 51
8= Wagon Train 51
10= African Patrol 46
10= About Anglia Anglia 46

w/e 4th September 1960
1 Rawhide 67%
2 Bonanza 66
3 Ward 10 (Aug 30th) ATV 65
4 Ward 10 (Sept 2nd) ATV 60
5 Snapshot Hour A-R 59
5= No Hiding Place A-R 59
7 Mess Mates Granada 57
8 The Love of Mike A-R 55
9 Delfont's Sunday Show ATV 50
10 Wagon Train 49


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About Anglia
was Anglia TV's news magazine.
It began modestly in May 1960 on two evenings per week, as an extension of the existing local news bulletin. Items were borrowed from The Midday Show, which had been an early casualty of the schedules.
Success lead to it being shown four nights from September 1960, soon to be followed by a daily Monday to Friday programme.

Among the many famous names to work on it were Chris Kelly and Bob Wellings. An even better known personality who started at Anglia was David Dimbleby, who, during his summer vacation from Oxford University, was an interviewer in 1960. Less successfully, David Frost began his tv career on the programme, but Anglia must have got something wrong, he didn't have his contract extended! Dick Joice was the first and perhaps the best remembered local host.

Regular items in early programmes included a popular gardening slot present by Sam High. Another was Police Call, first seen in 1963, which later became a short programme in its own right.

The Weather Forecast was of course an integral slot in the programme, Anglia being the first of the regional ITV companies to set up their own weather service. Early forecasts were given by Michael Hunt and by David Brooks.

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The long running Survival wildlife series came to national prominence and won Anglia many awards.
It started life as Countryman about local wildlife, which was originally a feature in The Midday Show, then a fifteen minute show in its own right on Fridays from June 1960. This was also shown in the TWW region from that autumn, as part of an exchange of programmes. The programme continued for some years, a later host being Colin Willock. The first host however was Aubrey Buxton, the mastermind behind the Survival phenomenon.
Getting series networked by the lesser ITV companies was always difficult, but Buxton succeeded by persuading Associated Rediffusion in London to back the series, their stipulation being the first programme must depict wildlife in Central London. Colin Willock, then a deputy editor on This Week, was seconded to Anglia and the result was the first ever in the series
The London Scene (February 1st 1961, 9.35pm) with commentary by Aubrey Buxton, who described the programme as "nature jazzed up." This was the first ever in what was to become a very long running series in its own right, this first effort depicting owls, hawks, falcons as well as the more common-or-garden pigeons, sparrows, mice and fish. The opening sequence was memorable, showing through a car windscreen a scavanging fox stalking its prey in the Hampstead night.
Programme two The One That Came Back was more locally based, filmed on Havergate Island in Suffolk, but after this ambition grew and Survival's scope became ever wider, first with Jigsaw, a film of rhinos in Uganda (March 14th 1962). Big names were soon drawn in, Johnny Dankworth to score the music, famous but unseen narrators to provide the commentary, ranging from Prince Philip to Rolf Harris (in Mow Me Kangaroo Down).
Survival became almost as closely interlinked with Anglia Television as Sale of the Century, and more prestigious too, especially as Survival programmes were exported round the world.
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Town and Gown (1959)
was a debate formed out of the Cambridge Union, chaired by "genial" Dr Glyn Daniel, a fellow of St John's and on the Anglia Board of Directors. Director: Michael Jeans.
The first thirty minute discussion was Television is Not Sound - a report says the subject "was treated in lively fashion by the speakers in a haze of tobacco smoke arising from churchwarden pipes." Originally scheduled for six fortnightly programmes, it ran until mid March 1960, since it proved "worthwhile and ever full of unpredictable interest."
A typical offering in January 1960 was Glyn Daniel interviewing Ludovic Stewart, conductor of the Cambridge Youth Orchestra, all of whom travelled to Norwich to play for the cameras.
(Glyn Daniel went on to host other Anglia programmes, such as Survey, a series exploring scientific research at Cambridge.)

The programme in Christmas week 1959 was considerably less erudite than the norm. Six members of the Cambridge Footlights Club produced a very early television satire. A report on this show headlined "Sparkling Half Hour," is frustrating for what it doesn't tell us, "bogus street interviews jostled for appreciation with mock scientific and natural history features, and a hilarious cod world hooking up which surprisingly included a postman in Israel singing On the Ball City... in particular I liked the explorers with the locked box which contained a mysterious thing, unseen because 'the studio lights would probably kill it.' (It was feared that in any case it had almost certainly been dead for months!)" - Of course, the big question is, who appeared in this satire? Members of Footlights at this time included David Frost and Peter Cook.... The evidence suggests that this was their tv debut.
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The Midday Show
Most ITV regions made efforts to provide a lunchtime variety show. This was Anglia's, but it was never very successful, though it started well enough, on October 28th 1959. Despite the title it was screened after the News headlines at 1.02pm.
The traditional quota of personalities as guest visitors, included the likes of Jimmy Young just before Christmas 1959, January 20th had top of the bill as Cy Grant with Betty Base and Her Bachelors in a show recorded at Theatre Royal Lowestoft, Russ Conway starred on February 8th, while film star Paul Carpenter and Michael Holliday were in the studio next day.
Susan Hampshire, then unknown, was perhaps the main attraction of the show, and she continued as resident singer until February 19th 1960 when she left to take the lead in Follow that Girl. Her final day was described thus by AG Williams: "There was a family party spirit, for apart from farewells to fellow artists and other regular participants, the cameras swept round to include all the normally unseen staff and technicians."
The show wasn't the same after her departure, and was axed in the 1960 summer schedules.

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Anglia Presents
was a 35 minute show each Tuesday in the summer of 1960.
The top star was Glen Mason, with two local singers,
Linda Taylor from Yarmouth and
Barry MacDonald from Blofield.

Glen Mason proved so popular that he went on to have his own show The Glen Mason Show made by Anglia.

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Arena
was a long running forum in home and foreign affairs. It had begun in 1960 as a discussion programme. The very first programme was made in Cambridge, the Cambridge Union debating with the Round Church. Bill Wedderburn made such an impact that he became the first regular chairman.
Brian Connell, who had joined Anglia in 1963 as programme adviser, became the presenter most associated with the programme. He always presented a formidable appearance with his dark beard and long drawn face.
Eventually Arena was buried as a part of About Anglia, but was revived in its own 15 minute slot again in 1966 and became Anglia's longest running political series.

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Final Curtain
was a single programme, made on videotape and shown on Anglia in March 1960.

Chairman: Anthony Wedgewood Benn.
With Geoffrey Edwards and Robert Digby of Ipswich and Colchester repertory theatres, Jack Bancroft and Andrew Blackwood of Peterborough Embassy and Cambridge Arts.

The programme examined the plight of theatres fighting for their existence.
A member of the Save the Theatre Society talked about the problems of the Bedford Royal.
More positive encouragement came from the Norwich Maddermarket production of Midsummer Night's Dream, and the prospect of a new theatre in Saxmundham, discussed by Mea Allen.

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Anglia TV's Home Grown Quizzes
One of the first was Disc Quiz in summer 1960. Music Match began 1963, a long running music quiz with prizes of up to, don't faint, 100. Peter Fenn, best remembered later for his role in Anglia's biggest quiz in the 1970s Sale of the Century, provided the music. Contestants had to guess the twenty tunes he played, often heavily disguised. That top prize was not won until 1964 (by an American airman's wife). Yet in 1965 the top prize was still a mere 100. Comperes included Muriel Young, David Gell and Pete Murray.

Contest was the uninspiring title of an inter-town quiz that began in 1961 hosted for most of its run by Chris Kelly. A test of knowledge about East Anglia, on archaeological themes, natural history, art, music, current affairs and local general knowledge. It had begun in 1961 with Quizmaster Chris Kelly.
Here are some details of the 1964 programme Lowestoft v Aylsham, VTR (No 5411) made Feb 17th 1964. There were 42 questions and after afternoon rehearsal, the recording began at 8pm. Director: Jean Hamilton. Scorer and Research: Douglas Geddes. Assistant: Jenny Tofts. The Experts: Paul Johnson, Ted Eales, and Francis Cheetham. Lowestoft team: Mr CE Goodey, Mr F Cook, Mr AV Steward, and Mr RB Corless. St Faith's and Aylsham team: Cpt HM Webb, Mr NdeB Corbin, Mr JH Cook, and Mr KY Johnson.
The last year of competition in 1965 featured 16 teams, including
July 2nd 1965 7-7.30pm: Haverhill v Ramsey
July 9th: Wymondham v North Walsham
July 16th: Beccles v Witham
Aug 13th: Woodbridge v Wellingborough
Third Second Round on Sept 10th: Stamford v Whittlesey
Final Second Round on Sept 17th: Wellingborough v North Walsham.
Other teams competing were: Biggleswade, Letchworth, Hunstanton, March, Harwich, St Neots. The final programme included the 1964 winners Royston competing with the 1965 winners. (Note- Chris Kelly went on to host Granada's Sixth Form Challenge in the summer of 1966).

There were quizzes for children too, one in 1964 being In Between introduced by Peter Tuddenham. He hosted another children's quiz the following year in Challenge Trophy an inter-town battle for sixth formers. In 1966 it was Bob Wellings who hosted this quiz with the ten second clock.
Another children's quiz was Junior I Packed My Bag (1963). The adult version had started in 1961, entitled simply I Packed My Bag. And simple was the format also, the age old game where you repeat a list of objects and add yet one more... until someone makes a mistake. The host was the ubiquitous Kenneth Horne, and he was assisted by Betty Marsden.

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The first Anglia TV plays
Under George More O'Ferrall (see below), Anglia TV built up an impressive portfolio of drama productions, all the more so because the company was always struggling to compete with the Big Four of ITV. Though their output was only sporadic, one could say it was quality rather than quantity.
The first Play of the Week, the Violent Years, Oct 27th 1959,
is reviewed elsewhere on this page. To ensure networking, Anglia had to agree to make this play in A-R's Wembley studios, thus it was broadcast as "An Anglia Television Production networked by Associated-Rediffusion."
Second production was Sweet Poison (December 15th 1959) with John Ireland, Dawn Addams and Sandra Dorne. This was the first play to be made at Anglia's Norwich studios.
Next was Carrington VC on January 26th 1960 with Richard Todd, Ann Todd and Dorothy Tutin.
The fourth was The Trap shown on Tuesday March 8th 1960 as part of the Play of the Week series. It starred Jennifer Daniel and Betty Bascomb, and came seventh in the national TAM ratings (61%).
In the TV Playhouse series, The Bridge of Sighs by Thomas Muschamp was shown on April 29th 1960.
Gaslight with Louis Jourdan and Margaret Leighton was taped on Wednesday June 22nd 1960, and networked on September 20th that year.
Though some Anglia plays continued to be made at Wembley, soon production moved completely to Norwich.
To my review of the play Person Unknown (March 1967).
Countercrime with John Gregson (July 22nd 1968) was the first play to come first in the Top Ten ratings.

George More O'Ferrall (1907-1982)
was of the most distinguished producers of his era to emerge through television, he had the distinction of directing the first ever play to be shown on British tv, Murder in the Cathedral, in 1936.
He was awarded the medal for the Outstanding Achievement of the Year in 1947 for his BBC production of Hamlet. In the early 1950's he moved into films, but continued working occasionally for the BBC, then in 1957 making his ITV debut in ABC's Armchair Theatre production This Was A Woman.
So it was something of a coup when the newly formed Anglia Television appointed him as Head of Drama in 1959 and his expertise gave Anglia a fine reputation for superb drama, producing many distinguished dramas, such as A Letter from the General in 1962 with Anna Neagle. He once said "this intimate medium has such scope for directors- and for the acting skill of saying one thing while being seen to think something different."
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Anglia TV's The Romper Room
began in February 1964 and ran for 13 years, intially shown twice weekly at 5pm, but soon screened from 4.35pm to 5pm every weekday. Except for the last year it was introduced by Rosalyn Thompson (Miss Rosalyn), who had worked as a Nursery Nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital before getting this job, for which Esther Ranzten also auditioned. The format was American, licensed by Talbot Television Ltd, and aimed at under 7's. I think the only other ITV regions to run their own versions were Grampian TV, Ulster TV and possibly Border TV - a Miss Ann was host on one of these.
The programme celebrated 200 shows in September 1965, among contestants that month were children from as far afield as Spilsby (Lincs), Braintree (Essex), Peterborough (Northants), St Ives (Huntingdonshire), Ampthill (Beds) and Bures (Suffolk). Normally the programme came from Anglia's Norwich studios, but to show the extent of their 'empire,' the 500th programme in 1966 was made at The City Hall, Hull, Yorkshire (left picture). Miss Rosalyn explained, "This is the first time The Romper Room has been out of the studio in Norwich."
Thanks to William Spinks, you can see on the left a general picture of the studio in 1970. Margaret Palmer describes the day: "You were allowed one parent per child. We all waited in a small room together, then an assistant came and took the children downstairs to the studio, we watched on a monitor. The children were brought back at 'half-time' for the toilet and a break" When they had recorded the shows, the parents were taken down to the studio to have a look around, being warned about all the cables everywhere. Lunch was provided in the studio canteen. Sally Bailey-Young explained it was her mum's job to take them to "the wee-wee chair," and on more than one occasion, according to production assistant Sylvia Barsby (Raffles), there was a cry 'please miss - I need a wee.' Recording had to be stopped until their return, though of course they didn't always make it to the cloakroom! Normally three programmes were filmed on Monday (later two), and two on Tuesday, to cover the week's shows. Some who were involved with both days were put up at the Bell Hotel, Anglia TV paying for accommodation for the child and one parent.
Everyone, it seemed wanted to be on the programme, the waiting list was around a thousand children, and I would like to thank the many who wrote to me, recounting their happy memories. Of course working with young children is a recipe for troubles, and the programme had its fair share. Miss Rosalyn recounted how one game of Follow my Leader, with some jolly accompanying music, became a dirge as one boy did a slow step, wearing a very mournful expression. So the next child copies him, and so do all the others. "I was desperately making bright suggestions about clapping, skipping... it looked like a funeral procession." But the parents watching thought it very funny!
On the right, above, is a 1971 photo kindly sent by Cathie Mayhew of her gazing adoringly at Miss Rosalyn. She writes, "My twin sister Lisa spilt her drink and Miss Rosalyn said she would get a cloth. Lisa said, 'don't worry' and promptly used her sleeve." Mrs Dye told how her daughter Christine in a 1967 programme was asked by Miss Rosalyn to fetch a chair, but a boy promptly obliged- Christine was having none of it and pushed her rival out of the way! Pauline Coe recounted, "I can always remember my daughter lifting her dress in front of the cameras- quite unaware of what she was doing."
On the left, we are grateful for this photo of Clive Rounce in an early show from 1966. It was taken by the simple method of photgraphing the tv screen.
A special guest on the sixth birthday, 23rd February 1970, was a "secret," but proved to be a mischievous little pony called Threepence. Pictured below was Helen Youngman who was allowed to sit on Threepence, "she has never forgotten that thrill," said her mother in 2008.
Sadly Miss Rosalyn left in 1976, and by all accounts the show was never the same. It went off air in 1977.

The Magic Mirror (right) seems to have been the best remembered game. Sylvia Barsby wrote, "I remember that when Rosalyn didn't have enough viewer names to 'see in her magic mirror', she simply read out the names of the crew on the studio floor and in the control room. We used to get quite upset if our name wasn't read out!"

Nicola describes her fortunate appearance in the mid/late 1960's:
"Vic a neighbour of my family, was, I believe, a lighting engineer at Anglia TV. My dad always told me that there was a long waiting list for the programme, so Vic said we could go along and watch from behind the scenes, which we duly did. I remember standing amid huge lights and cables with Dad and Vic and seeing Miss Rosalyn and the six children on the set.
Well, somehow or other I then took part in that programme, maybe one of the other children was sick? I don't know, but Dad took my coat off and I went to sit next to Miss Rosalyn on her righthand side. I do know that I really wanted to ride the hobby horses from the 'stable' but instead we trotted around the desks in the hold-up cardboard police cars! My clearest memory is at the end of the programme during the 'romper bomper stomper doo' bit. I was horrified to see that Miss Rosalyn 'cheated' by changing over the 'looking glass' from a filled in one to a clear one from under her desk! I had always thought that it was magic when I used to sit at home willing her to 'see me' and say my name!!"
Kathleen Register tried to recall the whole rhyme:
"Romper Domper Stomper Doo,
Tell me, tell me, tell me do.
Magic Mirror, tell me today,
Have all my friends had fun at play?"
She remembers her daughter Karen, under four years old, in an early show in summer 1964, saying prayers, "the camera zoomed in on Karen as she was the only one with her hands together and her eyes closed. Oh how I would love to watch it now."

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Farming Diary
Opening title sequence to the tune Blow Away the Morning Dew.
The first presenter was the man who became synonymous with Anglia TV for local viewers, Dick Joice, a farmer in Raynham.
Details of a few of the many programmes (any more data gladly received). Some portions of the series do survive in the ITV archive.
First programme: November 1959.
January 29th 1960 (prob date): a farming quiz recorded on Jan 19th 1960 at the Theatre Royal Lowestoft.
December 2nd 1962, 2.10-2.50pm The role of the Potato Marketing Board. And Hal Thompson demonstrates in the studio a machine devloped by the Pig Industry Development Authority for carcass grading. Also Farming News with Colin Bower, and Farming Information with Christopher Dadd. Director Bob Gardam.
September 22nd 1963, 5.20-6.03pm Visit to Mr R Rockliffe's 50 acre farm near Wisbech for the apple harvest. Also Farming News with Norman Sanders, and Farming Information with Geoffrey Field. Director: Barry Barton.
December 15th 1963 introduced by John Slater. With Bernard Matthews. Also Farming News with Norman Sanders, and Farming Information with Tony Harris. Director: Barry Barton.
October 18th 1964, 1.55-2.25pm introduced by John Slater. With Daniel Neuteboom, apple grower of Hemingstone, Director: Barry Barton.
Factory Farming 1964 October 25th 1964 introduced by John Jenkins. A report by Colin Ewing. Director: Barry Barton.
Dead or Alive? January 24th 1965, 2.15-2.45pm introduced by John Slater. Investigation into the smuggling of live fowl pest vaccine. Director: Barry Barton.
Farmers in Conference January 31st 1965, 2.12-2.45pm introduced by John Jenkins. A filmed report on the NFU AGM at Central Hall Westminster. Director: Barry Barton.
Sheep- What Price Pedigree? February 21st 1965, introduced by John Slater, with Geoffrey Woollard of Chalk Fartm Bottisham. Director: Barry Barton.
Banish the Plough February 28th 1965 introduced by John Jenkins, with James Gas, representative of a plough manufacturer and Dr Cordy research chemist. Director: Barry Barton.
May 30th 1965, 2.42-3.10pm introduced by John Jenkins, Machinery guards with TJ Rowe Regional Safety Inspector, and J Emms, machinery guard manufacturer. Director: Bob Gardam.
Stockmanship 1965 June 27th 1965, introduced by John Jenkins, with a practical demonstration of the art of stockmanship. Also methods of controlling mastitis. Director: Barry Barton.
Royal Show July 4th 1965, 2.12-2.40pm introduced by John Slater, with a preview with Christopher Dadd. Director: Barry Barton.
Royal Show 1965 July 11th 1965, introduced by John Jenkins, with a filmed report. Director: Harry Aldous.
Tomatoes 1970 July 18th 1965, introduced by John Slater, with the vice principal of the Lee Valley Experimental Station. Director: Bob Gardam.
Outlook Black for Blacks? August 8th 1965, introduced by John Slater, with Mr Ingram of Luddington Research Station and John Smartt: the subject was, in case you were worried by the title, the low blackcurrant prices which had fallen to 100 per ton. Director: Barry Barton.
Contract Farm Management September 5th 1965, introduced by John Jenkins, with John Graham, Corner House Dennington. Director: Bob Gardam.
The Future Small Farm? September 12th 1965, introduced by John Jenkins, with James Hall of Girton. Director: Bob Gardam.
Factory Farming in the Future December 5th 1965 1.52-2.20pm, introduced by John Jenkins, with Discussion on the Brambell Committee Report on factory farms.
The Royal Smithfield Show 1965 December 12th 1965, introduced by John Jenkins.
January 9th 1966, introduced by John Jenkins.
Price Review 1966 March 20th 1966, introduced by John Jenkins. With Jim Murray.
The Price Review April 3rd 1966, introduced by John Slater. With David Carr, British Sugar Corporation, who explains why growers can and must use precision drills and band sprayers accurately.
The Price Review April 3rd 1966, introduced by John Slater. With David Carr, British Sugar Corporation, who explains why growers can and must use precision drills and band sprayers accurately.

One viewer complained about the scheduling of the series at tea time, in other regions they were enjoying proper programmes!
April 24th 1966 5.30-5.59pm.
The Irish Store Trade May 1st 1966 introduced by John Jenkins.
Dairy Shorthorns on an Arable Farm May 8th 1966 introduced by John Jenkins. A look at breeding techniques and early crops on the farm of Alfred Ringer of Titchwell.
May 22nd 1966, back to an earlier afternoon spot: 2.22-2.50pm introduced by John Jenkins from the National Spring Sugar Beet Demonstration at Sedgeford nr King's Lynn.
Farm Workers Unite! May 29th 1966. Celebrating the diamond jubilee of the national Union of Agricultural Workers. A history of the movement.
Make Hay... June 12th 1966 introduced by John Jenkins.
Potatoes - Pattern for Progress June 26th 1966, 2.52-3.25pm introduced by John Slater. A report on the national harvesting demonstration in Pembrokeshire. Also with Frank Shotton of the Terrington St Clement Experimental Station.
The Problems of Continuous Corn August 14th 1966, 2.52-3.20pm introduced by John Jenkins. With Edward Bullen, Director of Boxworth Experimental Husbandry Farm.
Continuous Cereals for Part-time Farming September 4th 1966, introduced by John Jenkins. With P Rowbotham of Porson Road Cambridge, a part time farmer: "the farm almost runs itself"!
Rent-a-Headache? September 18th 1966, introduced by John Jenkins. Visit to a tenant near Peterborough.
High Speed Potato Harvesting October 9th 1966, 2.15-2.45pm introduced by John Slater at the farm of AH Worth Ltd Holbeach Hurn..
October 23rd 1966, 2.17-2.45pm introduced by John Jenkins. Highlights of the autumn Sugar Beet Harvesting Demonstration at Sedgeford.
Tractors for the Seventies November 6th 1966, with Kenneth Morgan of Reading University.
November 13th 1966, introduced by John Slater
November 27th 1966, introduced by John Jenkins
The Lid Off Europe December 4th 1966, discussion with leading agriculturalists of the Common Market.
December 11th 1966, introduced by John Slater. Highlights of The Royal Smithfield Show.
January 8th 1967, introduced by John Jenkins. With Dr Sicco Mansholt, architect of the European Common Market agricultural policy.
Beef Suckler Herds- status symbol or commercial proposition January 15th 1967, introduced by John Jenkins. The Livestock Group of Norfolk's suggested methods of improving profitability.
Agriculture in the 1970s January 29th 1967, introduced by John Jenkins. Highlights of the NFU Agricultural Conference at Central Hall Westminster.
February 12th 1967. Michael Carson of Little Melton has pioneered a scheme of semen delivery by post, putting top quality boars at the service of every pig breeder. One customer is Ron Partridge of Boxford. Also Tom Groves of Alderley Park Research Laboratories Macclesfield talks about synchronous mating. (Sounds a bit racy for Sunday afternoon.) Film editor: Harry Aldous.
February 19th 1967, introduced by John Slater.
Who Gets Out? March 5th 1967 Chris Teale explains why he gave up dairy farming, and the buyer of his land Mr P Robinson of Hingham explains how he hopes the extra acres will fit his new system.
Price Review 1967 March 19th 1967, introduced by John Jenkins. With Political correspondent Jim Murray.
Quality Weaner Production April 16th 1967, introduced by John Slater. Bob Harvey of Tannington and his progeny tested boars. A visit to Roy Kemp of East Harling who supplies 100 weaners each week.
Barrage Scheme A Wash Out? April 30th 1967 Neville Wallis of the NFY looks at the government's refusal to support the Wash Barrage scheme.
A Place in the Sun May 28th 1967, 2.32-3pm. Douglas Phillimore from Northampton has emigrated to Portugal to buy a farm at 40 an acre. Note: Part of this programme survives in the ITV archive.
Election Special June 11th 1967. The theme is actually the Milk Marketing Board elections. Two candidates air their opposing views: Tom Boden of Uttoxeter and Stanley Murray of Devizes.
Low Cost Sugar Beet June 18th 1967, 2-2.25pm. Introduced by John Jenkins. Visit to the farm of John Burton of Tuttington who "on his own" runs 60 acres of sugar beet and 240 arces of cereals.
Royal Show Preview July 2nd 1967, 2.32-3pm.
July 16th 1967 Introduced by John Jenkins. JH Keymer of heathfield Sussex discusses his scheme to control egg production of inducement to slaughter hens in periods of excess output.
Norfolk Agricultural Station August 6th 1967 Introduced by John Slater. A filmed report on latest trials at Sprowston with AC Owers.
August 20th 1967, 2.17-2.45pm. A walk round the enterprise of John Hitchcock, pioneer in pig production.
Do Lots of Cows mean Lots More Problems? October 29th 1967 introduced by Hew Watt. Visit to Thorpe Moriuex, 240 cows super sized dairy unit of Strutt and Parker.
Cambridgeshire Under Concrete? November 5th 1967, introduced by John Jenkins. With Nevile Wallace of NFU and Professor GP Wibberley.
Grouping For Profit November 26th 1967, introduced by John Jenkins. The East Anglian Potato Marketing Group.
The Mushrooming Industry January 28th 1968. A visit to John and Donald Bradfield who in 1950 started with 50 and a Nissen hut but now employ 60 people and sell 1,250,000 lb of mushrooms each year.
Europe's Revolutionaries February 4th 1968. Heinrich Biehl's pig husbandry in Hamburg.
Colin Ewing the programme editor, described how the Farming Diary team visited four countries in this mini series. They also enjoyed a nice trip to Vienna and Count Angelo Bacchini, and to Milan and Mario Bocchi, the veal king. In Cloppenburg in West Germany, the team saw an automated chicken house with 100,000 chickens. In Venice, a thousand cows were transported to the milkers on a turntable. From these last two, a special programme was compiled Switch on the Chickens, Put the Cows on the Roundabout which was given peak time viewing on the network, and even made the Top Ten TV chart! It also won Anglia TV a bronze award at the 1971 Berlin Agricultural Film Festival.
Machinery on the March- March 3rd 1968.
Review of the Review March 10th 1968. John Jenkins talks to Fred Peart Minister of Agriculture and Bill Williams NFU President about the effects of the Price Review.
Europe's Revolutionaries March 17th 1968. Introduced by John Jenkins. Programme 3 in this mini series was subtitled The Granary of Europe, and visited France and its expanding corn production.
Europe's Revolutionaries April 7th 1968. Introduced by John Jenkins. Programme 5 was subtitled Cheaper Chicken at Bert Hendrix's farms with over 300 broiler growers.
Too Much Bull? May 12th 1968, 2.03-2.30pm. Problems relating to the Bull Licensing Act.
Portugal- A Place in the Sun June 23rd 1968. John Jenkins presents a filmed report of two East of England farmers who have started farming in Portugal (compare the programme on May 28th 1967).
1 Egg Board Unscrambled? 2 Royal Show Preview June 30th 1968, 2.08-2.35pm. Introduced by John Jenkins.
Cereals 'Drive In' July 14th 1968, 2.13-2.40pm. Highlights of a demonstration at Childerley Hall and Boxworth Experimental Husbandry Farm, with Edward Bullen director, Gordon Clarke Cambridge agricultural adviser, and John Jenkins.

Note: Farming Diary became Anglia TV's longest running programme, for many years continuing on Sunday afternoons, but the scope of this site ends with the changes to the ITV Franchise that summer.
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Anglia Admags
Their first were these two:

See for Yourself
(Thursdays 6.45pm)
Presenters: Peter Tuddenham and Marie Sheringham.
Production Assistants: Elena Jasechiko and Betty-Ann Fraser.
Director: Peter Joy.
Despite being in competition of BBC's popular Tonight programme, this admag had viewing ratings up to 40%.

Merry-Go-Round
(Sundays 4.40pm)
Hostess: Pauline Clifford.
Director: Peter Joy.

The first special occasional admag was
Set Fair
December 27th 1959, and January 3rd 1960.
Advertising holidays in East Anglia,
presented by Peter Tuddenham and Pauline Clifford.
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