Top Hat Rendezvous was a 60-minute television variety series which aired on an occasional basis on the BBC from 1951 to 1952. Each episode had a different host, and these included Al Burnett,McDonald Hobley, Derrick de Marney, David Southwood and Clifford Davis.
It is unlikely that any of the episodes still exist, as the series aired live, and the BBC rarely telerecorded shows prior to 1953.
People's Century is a television documentary series examining the 20th century. It was a joint production of the BBC in the United Kingdom and PBS member station WGBH Boston in the United States. The series was first shown on BBC in the 1995, 1996 and 1997 television seasons before being shown elsewhere in the world and before being broadcast in the US in 1998.
The 1952 FA Cup Final was the final match of the 1951–52 staging of the Football Association Challenge Cup, English football's main cup competition. The match was contested by Newcastle United and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in London on 3 May 1952. It was hitherto only the second time that an FA Cup Final was played in May; 1937 being the first. Newcastle appeared in their 11th final in total and their second successive final, while it was Arsenal's sixth final and their second in three years.
Saturday-Night Story was a British television programme which aired on the BBC from 1948 to 1953. In the series, a person would read a story. These people included Algernon Blackwood and John Slater. During 1948, the series was typically the last programme on the schedule for the day apart from a newsreel. It aired in a 15-minute time-slot. None of the episodes still exist, as the BBC very rarely telerecorded series at the time.
Craftsmen at Work was a British television series which first aired in 1938 on the BBC. Hosted by S.P.B. Mais, the series presented short 10-minute demonstrations of people at work, including whisket making, tattooing, and cricket bat making.
First Aid was a three-part British television series which aired in 1937 on the BBC. It consisted of advise on what to do in case of accidents. The episodes included Accidents in the Home, Accidents on the Road, and Accidents in Sports. The series aired in a 15-minute time-slot.
The World of Women was a British television series which aired in 1937 on the BBC. Aired in a 15-minute time-slot, the series featured women known for their social and/or artistic activities. The first episode aired 12 January 1937. Mary Field, known for her work on the Secrets of Nature films, appeared as the guest in one of the episodes.
Sea Stories was a British television series which aired 1936 to 1937 on the BBC. It was one of the earliest series ever aired on television. It consisted of A.B. Campbell describing the personalities and places he had seen. The programs preceding and following it varied, for example one episode was preceded by Theatre Parade and followed by The World of Women, while another episode was preceded a mix of short variety segments and followed by Sophisticated Cabaret.
Piano Lesson was a British television series which aired on the BBC during 1950. It was hosted by the pianist, teacher and broadcaster Sidney Harrison. The first series was aimed at beginners, while the second series intermediate students. Harrison also gave piano lessons on other programmes during the 1950s, including the BBC's children's session.
Authors in Focus was a British television series which aired in 1949 on the BBC. In each episode, a book would be discussed by a "spokesman" and a critic. Four episodes were produced.
Down on the Farm was a British television series which aired in 1939 on the BBC. The series featured A. G. Street, and was about work on the farm. The series aired monthly, and likely ended due to the suspension of the BBC television service on 1 September 1939.
How to Play the Piano was a British television series which was aired in 1950 on BBC. In the programme, Sidney Harrison showed how to play the piano to a pupil, Edward Goodwin. Episode titles included "how to practise", "how to play with expression", and "how do you play?". It aired in a 30-minute time-slot.
Mixed Bill was an early British television series which aired on the BBC during 1946. Consisting of three 30-minute episodes, it was a live variety program. For example, one episode featured an accordionist, a vocal group, a singer, and an impressionist. The episode telecast 24 September 1946 aired as part of a schedule which also included a play, boxing, a puppet show, and series Composer at the Piano.
Women of Today was a 1950 British television talk show which aired on the BBC. It was described in the Radio Times as "A series of personal portraits". It was hosted by Jeanne Heal, and ran for about four episodes. It is unlikely that any of the episodes still exist, given the wiping of the era, as well as the fact that the BBC very rarely telerecorded shows prior to the mid-1950s.
Stand by to Shoot was a British television serial which aired 1953 on the BBC, written by Donald Wilson and produced by Dennis Vance. It was set at a film studio. The series was broadcast live in six episodes, none of which are believed to have been recorded.
Television Surveys was a British television series which aired in 1939 on the BBC. It consists of live telecasts from different locations. One episode showed a railway junction, one episode showed a telephone exchange, while another episode showed Kensington gardens.
Order to View was an early television series which aired on the BBC for four episodes. A live variety show, those who appeared included Billy Milton, Edward Cooper, Sepha Treble, Ena Moon, Warren Jenkins, and Nadine March. It was written by Michael Treford. The time-slots it aired in ranged from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
Mother and Baby is a British television series which aired on the BBC during 1951. The series followed the first twelve weeks of life of a baby named David Malcolm Suckling. It aired fortnightly for six episodes aired in a 20-minute time-slot.
Pianos I Have Known is a 15-minute British television programme which aired on the BBC during 1958 for a total of three episodes. It was among a number of programmes aired which featured piano teacher and broadcaster Sidney Harrison.
The Care of Your Car was a British television programme which aired on the BBC during 1947. As the title suggests, the series was about looking after a car. The episodes aired irregularly in a 20-minute time-slot. The series is believed to be lost.
Your Wardrobe was a British television series which aired from 1949 to 1950. While there are virtually no references to the series online, it is notable as an early example of a fashion television series, and an early example of a BBC television programme aired at women. Featuring Margot Lovell and Mary Malcolm, topics varied in the series. Some episodes reflected the affluent nature of early TV set owners, such as an episode which looked into fur coats, while other episodes reflected the austerity of post-war-Britain, with a series of segments on inexpensive clothes which aired for several weeks in 1950.