1950s


Double Your Money - Episode One

The first episode starring Hughie Green, produced by Associated-Rediffusion.

First broadcast on Monday 26th September 1955

1960s


The Hothouse

Harry H Corbett plays a tycoon husband Harry Fender, who has built up the supermarket business from the time he was a delivery boy in his teens - he's now over forty and obsessed with developing the exotic plants in his hothouse. Also Stars Diana Rigg & Donald Churchill Part of the ABC Armchair Theatre for ITV

First broadcast on Sunday 13th December 1964


Moonlight On The Highway

Part of the ITV Saturday Night Theatre.

Written by Dennis Potter A troubled young man, David Peters (Ian Holm), claims, "Once dreams were possible, that's what the popular songs told us." Peters is immersed in the tunes of Thirties crooner Al Bowlly. He collects Bowlly memorabilia, publishes the Bowlly fan-club newsletter, and finds pleasure in lip-synching Bowlly records but his obsession with Bowlly masks certain darker events in his past.

First broadcast on Saturday 12th April 1969

1970s


Now Look Here

Episode One 

Bachelor Ronnie lives with his mother in Bramley in the heart of suburbia. Every day he is seen off by his mother into an ever-changing world in which he seems to fight everything while trying to maintain the exterior of a pleasant liberal persona.

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Rosemary Leach, Donald Hewlett, Madge Ryan, Gillian Lind, Richard O'Sullivan, Patricia Hamilton, Linda Hayden Written by Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman

First broadcast on Friday 5th November 1971 on BBC One. All episodes still exist, although one of these survived in the American NTSC standard, from which it has been converted. This series is very similar to Ronnie Corbett's other comedy series Sorry!


Escape into Night

Episode One

Escape Into Night is a six-part British children's television serial made by ATV for ITV. The serial was an adaptation of Catherine Storr's 1958 novel Marianne Dreams, and deals with a young girl, Marianne, whose drawings become the basis for dreams, and how the dividing line between dreams and reality blurs.

First broadcast on Wednesday 19th April 1972. The series was made in colour, but the original colour masters are missing; only black-and-white telerecordings of the series exists.

Please Note: Following copyright rules a brief sections at the start has been muted.


Women At Work

The Lesser Half

This is episode five of series one. Its believed to be the only remaining episode and in B/W with it originally being broadcast in colour.

First broadcast on Wednesday 6th February 1974 The full series was broadcast again with this episode going out on Sunday 8th February 1976.


Our Day Out

A television play about poor children from Liverpool, England. It was written by Willy Russell

First broadcast on Wednesday 28th December 1977, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC2 as part of the BBC's Play of the Week series.

1980s


Houseparty

One of the final episodes after Southern Television lost their ITV franchise at the end of 1981.

First broadcast on Wednesday 2nd December 1981


Ask The Family

Robert Robinson presents this episode with the Carter family from Brighton meets and the Leavey family from Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

First broadcast on Tuesday 2nd November 1982


Ghost in the Water

When young historians Teresa and David discover that the name on a piece of embroidered cloth belonging to Teresa's family matches that of a strange gravestone in the local churchyard, their intrigue is piqued and they set out to find out what happened to the mysterious Abigail Parkes. Based on the story by Edward Chitham.

First broadcast on Friday 31st December 1982 on BBC One