Talks, Discussions, Documentaries

THE BEATING HEART. An outside broadcast unit was allowed into the operatibng theatre for part of this one-hour documentary. Southern
THE BEATING HEART. An outside broadcast unit was allowed into the operatibng theatre for part of this one-hour documentary. Southern

These headings cover a wide range of subjects and a variety of methods of presentation. Whatever the subject or approach, the broad result is likely to be television which is informative or, in the best sense, educative. The importance with which this range of programming is regarded is reflected in the fact that each week Independent Television presents about 25 hours of talks, discussion and documentary programmes, representing about 14 per cent of the total output of separate programmes. On average, viewers in any one ITV area see about 5 hours a week of programmes in these categories. This output is additional to the presentation of news and news magazines, religion, school and adult education programmes.

Current Affairs

A regular flow of information and comment on a wide range of subjects is provided by Independent Television’s many current affairs series. The firmly-established weekly half-hour programme This Week (A-R) seeks to interpret and bring into focus some of the major events of the previous seven days, with specially shot film reports and studio interviews presented by Brian Connell. Roving Report (ITN) is another regular weekly programme, presenting reports on the current situation in overseas countries.

Other current affairs series transmitted over a number of Independent Television areas include What The Papers Say (Granada), a review of the treatment given by the Press to the week’s news; World in Action (Granada), giving the background to the news of the week; and Decision (A-R), a fortnightly survey of current political topics which is a sequel to Questions in the House (A-R). A weekly series which ran until October 1962 was Dinner Party (ATV), in which Lord Boothby was host to groups of distinguished people. Another weekly series which ran until the middle of the year was The Warning Voice (ATV), each programme dealing with a current social problem.

Most of the programme companies produce regular current affairs series for transmission in their own areas. There is a very wide range of subject matter and treatment, but there is a general emphasis on. local participation or topics of particular interest to local viewers.


On alternate Wednesdays, in peak viewing time. Independent Television presents a full-length documentary feature programme. These are generally major studies on a topic of world or national importance, and a great deal of time and effort goes into their production.

Personal Interviews

Series of interview programmes are produced in a number of ITV areas. Many bring into the studios local personalities or distinguished visitors; such programmes are primarily of local interest. A few series are of wider appeal. These include such series as I Believe (Granada), in which eminent upholders of various faiths expressed the reasons for their beliefs; Appointment With … (Granada), when Malcolm Muggeridge interviewed, in the main, leading political figures; and Dan Farson Meets … (A-R), – interviews with popular singers and musicians, a programme which had its sequel in Kingsley Amis Goes Pop. Also of wide interest was the series Meeting of Minds (ATV), in which two well-known people discussed an important, but not necessarily topical, subject; for example, J. B. Priestley and Colin Wilson discussed “The Critic and the Artist”.

Practical and Outdoor

Nearly all the programme companies produce one or more regular weekly series of practical and outdoor magazine programmes. Two series are partly networked: The Other Man’s Farm (ABC) and I am going to be (ATV), a series on careers. The rest, more than thirty series in all, are mostly shown in the areas of the producing companies. A major group is that of the farming magazines, which, while catering specifically for the interests and needs of the local farming community, often gain a wider viewing public. There are a few general country series and some gardening programmes. Several series deal with the care of animals and pets. Other series deal with various aspects of the home, child welfare and cookery.

The most popular times for the presentation of such programmes are during the evening or the early afternoon.


Recent history often figures in individual feature programmes or short series. A regular weekly series dealing with the events of twenty-five years ago is All Our Yesterdays (Granada), which makes fascinating use of newsreel film of the period. The history of local regiments is the subject of Soldiers of the Queen (Southern) and The Fighting Midlands (ATV). The history of Southern England was dealt with in Southern Heritage (Southern); while Once a Kingdom (Anglia) dealt with the history of East Anglia, with an emphasis on the archaeological aspects.

Science and Natural History

Series on science or natural history have become established as familiar features of Independent Television. They are usually presented as regular weekly programmes over a period of several months at a time. During the past six months there have been Breakthrough (Granada), a detailed study of the latest discoveries in natural history; The Origins of Man (ATV); the newest scientific developments examined in Threshold (ATV); and scientific research in Insight (A-R).


Each week a selection of outstanding documentary films is presented by John Grierson in This Wonderful World (Scottish). Another general documentary series is Here and Now (A-R) which four nights a week presents an on-the-spot report about some aspect of the world in which we live. Other series seen in several ITV areas have included Sing a Song for Sixpence (ATV), in which John Betjeman considers the English music hall; Salute to the Shorts (ATV), a series on British film documentaries; Command (ATV), a notable documentary study of the R.A.F.; Farson in Australia (A-R), a study of life in Australia; and The ABC of Democracy (A-R), dealing with various forms of democracy. In addition, there have been a number of local documentary series and individual programmes.

CALLER HERRING. A dramatic documentary. Tyne Tees
CALLER HERRING. A dramatic documentary. Tyne Tees
DINNER PARTY. Lord Boothby Yehudi Menuhin Sir John Wolfenden and Sir Basil Spence sitting around the dinner table in informal discussion. ATV
DINNER PARTY. Lord Boothby Yehudi Menuhin Sir John Wolfenden and Sir Basil Spence sitting around the dinner table in informal discussion. ATV
SCOTLAND FOR ME. Eric Linklater was one of the famous Scots interviewed in this weekly series. Grampian
SCOTLAND FOR ME. Eric Linklater was one of the famous Scots interviewed in this weekly series. Grampian
BREAKTHROUGH. This programme in the series examined the facial expression of animals and explained that they do not always mean what we think they mean. Granada
BREAKTHROUGH. This programme in the series examined the facial expression of animals and explained that they do not always mean what we think they mean. Granada
FARMING DIARY. A local weekly magazine programme covering every aspect of work on the land. Anglia
FARMING DIARY. A local weekly magazine programme covering every aspect of work on the land. Anglia

Current Affairs

Programme Description Company Mins. Time & day Distribution
World in Action International problems Granada 30 10.30 Monday Part Network
Sense and Nonsense Topical discussion Scottish 30 10.30 Monday Local
Midland Montage Documentary magazine ATV 30 6.30 Tuesday Local
Decision Current political topics A-R 30 10.45 Tuesday (alternate) Part Network
Points North Topical discussion Grampian 30 10.45 Tuesday Local
Background Report and discussion Southern 30 10.45 Tuesday Part Network
Conflict of Opinion Topical discussion Westward 30 10.45 Tuesday Local
What the Papers Say Review of the Press Granada 15 10.30 Wed. Part Network
Roving Report Reports from abroad ITN 30 6.15 Thursday Part Network
This Week Study of current issues A-R 30 9.15 Thursday Network
Look Around Current Midland topics ATV 25 6.30 Friday (alternate) Local
Arena Topical discussion Anglia 15 6.45 Friday Local
Editorial Review of local press Border 5 8.55 Friday Local
Tavern Talk Popular opinion Anglia 30 10.35 Monday Jan-April 1962 Local
Enquiry Into Topical discussion Border 20 6.15 Monday Jan.-May 1962 Local
Look Here Topical discussion Ulster 30 10.35 Monday Jan-June 1962 Local
The Warning Voice Social and everyday problems ATV 25 6.20 Friday Jan.-June 1962 Part Network
Report Documentary series Scottish 30 6.30 Friday Jan.-Aug. 1962 Local
Questions in the House Current political issues A-R 30 10.40 Friday (alt.) Feb.-August 1962 Part Network
Challenge An expert is questioned TWW 30 10.40 Monday Mar.-May 1962 Local
What Say They Topical discussion Border 30 10.40 Friday March-Sept. 1962 Local
For Richer, For Poorer Study of the affluent society Granada 30 10.35 Monday April-May 1962 Part Network
Meeting of Minds Discussion ATV 20 2.25 Sunday May-Sept. 1962 Local
Dinner Party After-dinner conversation ATV 30 10.40 Monday June-Oct. 1962 Part Network
Looking Abroad Current events abroad A-R 7 6.08 Monday July-Nov. 1962 Local
Bridgehead Foreign communities in Britain A-R 30 10.45 Friday Aug.-Sept. 1962 Part Network
Look to Tomorrow Study of current problems Anglia 30 10.40 Monday (monthly) Aug.-Dec. 1962 Local
Your Point of View Viewers’ questions TWW 30 10.40 Monday Oct.-Dec. 1962 Local
We Submit Review of Royal Commissions ATV 25 5.40 Sunday Nov.-Dec. 1962 Part Network


Programme Description Company Mins. Time & day Distribution
Personal Scrapbook Eminent people TWW 30 10.25 Monday Local
Looking Back Ulster personalities Ulster 30 10.40 Monday (monthly) Local
Visitors’ Book Distinguished visitors to the Channel Isles Channel 15 6.45 Wednesday (monthly) Local
Borderline Personalities from the Borders Border 30 8.00 Thursday (monthly Part Network
Midland Profile Midland personalities ATV 25 6.30 Friday (alternate) Local
Viewfinder Various Grampian 30 10.15 Friday Local

Practical and Outdoor

Programme Description Company Mins. Time & day Distribution
Animal Care Welfare of pets A-R 7 6.08 Monday Local
Come into the Garden Gardening magazine ATV 20 6.10 Monday Local
Around the House Home magazine Westward 30 6.15 Monday (alternate) Local
Island Farmer Farming magazine Channel 15 6.45 Monday Local
Country Focus Country magazine Grampian 25 6.20 Tuesday Local
I am going to be Careers feature ATV 30 6.15 Wednesday Part Network
Midland Farming Farming magazine ATV 15 6.45 Wednesday Local
Babytime Child welfare WWN 15 11.00 Thursday (alternate) Local
Focus about the Home Home magazine Border 25 6.35 Friday Local
Out of Town Outdoor magazine Southern 20 6.40 Friday Local
Farming Bulletin Farming news Westward 5 8.55 Friday Local
North East Farming Diary Farming magazine Tyne Tees 5 2.15 Sunday Local
Farming Diary Farming magazine Anglia 40 2.15 Sunday Local
Farm in the South Farming magazine Southern 30 2.20 Sunday Local
For Border Farmers Farming magazine Border 15 2.35 Sunday (alternate) Local
ABC Farming Comment Farming news ABC 5 2.45 Sunday Local
Come Gardening Gardening magazine Southern 20 5.20 Sunday Local


Programme Description Company Mins. Time & day Distribution
Soldiers of the Queen Regimental history Southern 20 6.40 Monday Local
All Our Yesterdays Events of 25 years ago Granada 30 7.00 Monday Part Network
The Fighting Midlands Regimental history ATV 25 6.15 Tuesday January 1962 Local
Southern Heritage History of Southern England Southern 15 6.45 Monday Jan.-June 1962 Local
Once a Kingdom East Anglian history Anglia 30 7.00 Wednesday Oct.-Nov. 1962 Local

Science and Natural History

Programme Description Company Mins. Time & day Distribution
Animal Story Natural history Granada 30 10.35 Monday Feb-March 1962 Part Network
You’d Never Believe It Science behind show business ABC 30 4.50 Sunday April-Sept. 1962 Part Network
Breakthrough Natural history Granada 30 10.40 Friday (alt.) June-Aug. 1962 10.45 Tuesday (alt.) Sept.-Dec. 1962 Part Network
The Origins of Man History of man ATV 20 5.45 Sunday June-Aug. 1952 Part Network
Threshold Scientific developments ATV 25 5.40 Sunday Sept.-Nov. 1962 Network
Insight Scientific research A-R 7 6.08 Tuesday Dec. 1962-Jan. 1963 Local


Programme Description Company Mins. Time & day Distribution
Here and Now Magazine programme A-R 15 6.45 Tue.-Thur. Part Network
Anglia 6.45 Monday
This Wonderful World Film anthology Scottish 30 6.30 Tuesday Part Network
Sing a Song for Sixpence John Betjeman series on the English Music Hall ATV 30 10.45 Tuesday (alt.) Jan.-Feb. 1963 Part Network
Salute to the “Shorts” Series on British film documentaries ATV 20 5.20 Sunday January 1963 Part Network


Programme Description Company Date
Postscript to Empire Britain in transition A-R 10th January
South America A study of the continent ATV 7th February
Living with a Giant Canada and the United States A-R 21st February
Head On—The Red Dean Dr. Hewlett Johnson Granada 7th March
40 Million Shoes A report on Brazil A-R 21st March
Algeria The story of the Algerian war A-R 4th April
The Young Offenders Juvenile delinquency ATV 2nd May
America Abroad Americans working abroad A-R 30th May
The State of the Union Development of the United States of America ATV 4th July
Birth A study of childbirth A-R 25th July
Watch on the Mekong Report on Thailand and Laos A-R 8th August
Challenge in the Skies British civil aviation ATV 5th September
Unfinished Revolution The emergence of Mexico A-R 19th September
A Roof over our Heads The housing problem Granada 3rd October
Oxford A study of the city ATV 24th October
Article 237 The Common Market A-R 31st October
Dangerous Medicine Pharmaceutical research Granada 14th November
The Fanatics The suffragette movement Granada 12th December



  • Anglia Television. 28 pp. Anglia Television, 1961.
  • Annual Report and Accounts of the ITA 1960-61. 77 pp. HMSO, 1961, 5s. 6d.
  • Annual Report and Accounts of the ITA 1961-62. 64 pp. HMSO, 1962. 4s. 6d.
  • A Regional Outlook on ITV. Reprint of a speech by the Right Hon. The Earl of Derby, M.C., in the House of Lords on 18th July 1962. 9 pp. TWW, 1962.
  • A Regional Television Station. 20 pp. Anglia Television, 1960.
  • ATV: The Midlands. 27 pp. Associated Television, 1962.
  • Both Sides of the Camera. ABC Television. A souvenir book of television programmes and the people who make them. 128 pp. Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1960. 21s.
  • British Broadcasting. Radio and Television in the United Kingdom. Burton Paulu. 457 pp. OUP, 1956. £2 8s.
  • British Broadcasting in Transition. Burton Paulu. 250 pp. Macmillan, 1961. £1 15s. Broadcasting (Sound and Television). Mary Crozier. 236 pp. OUP, 1958. 7s. 6d.
  • Fusion. Bi-monthly company magazine. 36-48 pp. Associated-Rediffusion.
  • Grampian Television—North East Scotland’s own TV Station. A six page information leaflet on the station, its aims and objects. 6 pp. Grampian Television, 1962.
  • Independent Television Programmes — Facts and Figures. 20 pp. ITA, 1962. 1s. 6d.
  • Independent Television Programmes — More Facts and Figures. 16 pp. ITA, 1962. 1s. 6d.
  • New Channels. A report on radio and television. Bow Group. 56 pp. Bow Publications, 1962. 4s.
  • Paper No. 251. Based on the Seminar on Problems of Industrial Administration at the London School of Economics in December 1959, by Sidney L. Bernstein, Chairman of the Granada Group. 56 pp. Granada TV Network, revised edition, 1961.
  • Periodicals. Apart from the programme journals, the following regular publications are devoted to television topics: Contrast (3s. 6d. quarterly), International TV Technical Review (1s. 6d. monthly), Television Mail (1s. 6d. weekly), TV Today (supplement to The Stage, 9d. weekly).
  • Programme Journals. In each area a weekly publication gives details of the available Independent Television programmes, as follows: TV Times (separate editions for London, The Midlands, The North of England, Southern England, East Anglia, The Borders, North-East Scotland); TV Post (Ulster); Television Weekly (South Wales and the West of England); The Viewer (separate editions for Central Scotland and North-East England); Look Westward (South-West England); Channel Viewer (Channel Islands); Wales West & North TV (West and North Wales).
  • Prospects for Television. 27 pp. Political and Economic Planning (P.E.P.), 1958. 3s. 6d.
  • Spotlight on TWW. “Servant of Two Tongues” by Mary Crozier, reprinted from The Guardian, 12th October 1960, and “What Cardiff Does Today” by Alfred Francis, reprinted from Time and Tide, 24th September 1960. 8 pp. TWW, 1960.
  • Taking Television Shows on Tour. 10 pp. TWW, 1960.
  • Teledu. A news sheet in the Welsh language containing information about Independent Television in Wales. 4 pp. TWW, 1962.
  • Television in Britain. 29 pp. P.E.P., 1958. 3s. 6d.
  • The Border Discovered. 23 pp. Border Television, 1961.
  • The Creation of a Regional Station. 16 pp. Anglia Television, 1960.
  • The Local Television Service. 22 pp. Anglia Television, 1961.
  • The New Journalism. 40 pp. Independent Television News, 1962.
  • The Thomson Organisation in Great Britain. 33 pp. Scottish Television, 1960.
  • The Truth About Television. Howard Thomas. 321 pp. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962. 25s.
  • This Wonderful World. A booklet describing the first three years of this programme series. 14 pp. Scottish Television, 1960.
  • TV: From Monopoly to Competition—and Back? Wilfred Altman, Denis Thomas, David Sawers. 120 pp. Hobart Paper 1$, revised edition July 1962. Institute of Economic Affairs. 7s. 6d.
  • Visual Journalism. 12 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1960
  • Wales Today and Tomorrow. A symposium of the views of members of the Welsh Board of Directors TWW Ltd. 36 pp. TWW, 1960.
  • We Cover the South. 29 pp. Southern Television, 1961.
  • Year Books. The following annuals and reference books contain information about television: Commercial Television Year Book & Directory, Business Publications Ltd. (£1 15s.); Kemp’s Film & Television Directory, Kemp (£2 2s.); International Commercial Television Rate and Data Book, World’s Press News & Advertisers’ Review (£5); International Television Almanac, Quigley Publications (£1 15s.); Spotlight Contacts, The Spotlight Ltd. (3s. quarterly); The British Film & Television Year Book, British & American Film Press (£1 15s.); World Radio TV Handbook, O. Lund Johansen (22s.).


  • Festival of the City of London. 1962 programme book, edited by Ronald Elliott. 64 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • Josh White Sings. Music of the New World. The American Negro and his Music with folksong lyrics. Granada TV Network. 44 pp. MacGibbon & Kee, 1961. 2s. 6d.
  • J. S. Bach: 48 Preludes and Fugues. Performed by Rosalyn Tureck. Notes for viewers on a programme series. 23 pp. Granada TV Network, 1960.
  • Orpheus in the Underworld. Offenbach’s opera performed on ITV with the Sadler’s Wells Company. 4 pp. Granada TV Network, 1962.
  • The Royal Ballet in Cinderella. 35 pp. Granada TV Network, 1960.


  • A Description of a Market. A statistical commentary. 24 pp. Border Television, 1961.
  • A Survey of Londoners’ Opinions on Television Advertising Magazines. 44 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • Advertising in a Free Society. Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon. 216 pp. London, Institute of Economic Affairs, 1959. 18s.
  • Copy Research and Television Commercials. Norman Squirrell. 15 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • How a Television Commercial is Made. 32 pp. Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, 1960.
  • London Profiles. Research into product groups. No. 1. Motor cars, 113 pp.; 2. Holidays, 75 pp; 3. Grocers and advertising, 67 pp.; 4. Hardware stores and Advertising, 61 pp.; 5. Electrical dealers and advertising, 60 pp.; 6. Confectioners and tobacconists, 75 pp.; 7. Licensed traders and advertising, 72 pp.; 8. Butchers and greengrocers and advertising, 80 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • Market Profiles. Subsidiary publications to The Londoner. No. 1. Chocolate covered biscuits and bars, 50 pp.; 2. Cigarettes, 50 pp.; 3. Indigestion remedies, 49 pp.; 4. Beer, 25 pp.; 5. Pet foods, 29 pp.; 6. Cold and flu remedies, 27 pp.; 7. Frozen food, 36 pp.; 8. Tooth and denture cleaners, 38 pp.; 9. Furniture polishes, 26 pp.; 10. Breakfast cereals, 40 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • Marketing and Media Handbook. Demographic and media data for the Southern area. 65 pp. Southern Television, 1963.
  • Marketing Survey. Ownership of consumer durables and other goods, and information on individual behaviour in regard to smoking, drinking, holidays, etc. 28 pp. Southern Television, 1962.
  • Media and Marketing Survey of the Midlands Television Area. No. 5. April-June 1960. 195 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • Motivation Research and the Television Commercial. Harry Henry. 12 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • New Developments in Audience Research Methods. W. A. Belson. 6 pp. London School of Economics, 1958.
  • Notes of Guidance on Television Advertising (Initial Sections). Independent Television Companies Association, 1962.
  • Principles for Television Advertising. 4th edition. 16 pp. ITA, 1961.
  • Research for Programme Planning. W. A. Belson. 15 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • Sampling in Television Research. Alan Stuart. 16 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • Techniques for Testing the Effect of Television Advertising on Sales. John Downham. 14 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • Techniques for Measuring the Effects of Exposure to Mass Media. W. A. Belson. 6 pp. London School of Economics, 1961.
  • Television and Family Life. W. A. Belson. 5 pp. London School of Economics, 1961.
  • Television and Other Mass Media. W. A. Belson. 7 pp. London School of Economics, 1961.
  • Television and the Political Image. A study of the impact of television on the 1959 General Election, by Joseph Trenaman and Denis McQuail. 287 pp. London, Methuen, 1961.
  • Test-Marketing Handbook. Research, merchandising and other services available to advertisers. 22 pp. Southern Television, 1963.
  • The ATV Youth Market. 12 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • The Audience for Border Television. Research Services Ltd., September 1961, November 1961, February 1962.
  • The Brand Image and Advertising Receptiveness. Alex Mitchell. 12 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • The Effects of Television on the Interests and Initiative of Adult Viewers in Greater London. W. A. Belson. 14 pp. London School of Economics, 1959.
  • The Effects of Television on the Reading and the Buying of Newspapers and Magazines. W. A. Belson. 16 pp. London School of Economics, 1962.
  • The Effect of Television upon Cinema Going. W. A. Belson. 9 pp. London School of Economics, 1958.
  • The Effects of Television upon Family Life. W. A. Belson. 5 pp. London School of Economics, 1961.
  • The Half Decade. An inside story. Leonard Smith. 134 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1961.
  • The Londoner—Explanatory Manual. The background to The Londoner psychological research study. 158 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • The Londoner. A psychological study of the London population. Three volumes. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • The Role of Merchandising in Relation to Television Advertising. 16 pp. Associated Television. 1962.
  • The United Kingdom, an Economic Study. 200 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • TV’s Efficiency in Communicating. W. A. Belson. 12 pp. London School of Economics, 1961.
  • Viewing and Readership in the Border Television Area. 16 pp. Research Services Ltd., 1962.
  • Viewership Survey, January-March 1960. 149 pp. Granada TV Network, 1960.
  • What Children Watch. A survey of children’s television viewing. 58 pp. Granada TV Network, 1961.


  • A Child in our Hands. Programmes for children. 12 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1960.
  • Children and Television Programmes. The report of a joint committee set up by the BBC and ITA. (Committee chairman: Miss May O’Conor.) 47 pp. ITA and BBC, 1960. 3s. 6d.
  • Discovery I. Fifteen talks given by leading scientists in Granada’s “Discovery” science series. 144 pp. Methuen, 1961. 12s. 6d.
  • Discovery II. Eighteen talks by leading scientists in Granada’s science series for sixth forms. 208 pp. Arco Publications, 1962. 12s. 6d.
  • Educational Television. Some suggestions for a fourth service. 32 pp. ITA, 1961. 2s.
  • E.T.V. Conference. Report on a conference at Glasgow University. Scottish Television, 1962.
  • Midnight Oil. A survey on a teaching-by-television experiment. 12 pp. Ulster Television, 1962.
  • Notes on School Programmes. Booklets for teachers and pupils are published each term and may be obtained from the local Programme Company or the Independent Television Schools Broadcasting Secretariat. Series shown during the Autumn Term 1962 are: Art in the Making, Auf deutsch, Chemistry for Sixth Forms, Discovery, French from France, Ici la France, Notre Ville, Romeo and Juliet, Science and Understanding, Story Box, Summing It Up, The Art of Music, The World Around Us.
  • Parents, Children and Television. An opinion survey. 48 pp. ITA, 1958. 3s. 6d.
  • Record of a Conference on Educational Television. Held at the Royal Hotel, Norwich, on Saturday 6th January 1962. 50 pp. ITA, 1962.
  • School Report: The First Four Years. 112 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1961.
  • Television in Education. Report of a conference held at Nottinghamshire County Training College. 50 pp. Associated Television, 1961.
  • Visual Education on Scottish Television. 10 pp. Scottish Television, 1961.


  • America Abroad. A programme in the Intertel series dealing with Cambodia, South Vietnam, Pakistan and Ghana. 8 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • American Viewpoints. Texts of six television interviews in the “Right to Reply” series. 40 pp. Associated Television, 1960.
  • For Richer for Poorer. An inquiry into the business of Britain. 63 pp. Granada TV Network, 1962.
  • Inquiry. Talks in Granada’s current affairs series for schools, by the Earl of Harewood, Professor S. E. Finer, Sir Charles Morris, Cecil McGivern, etc. 122 pp. Manchester University Press, 1962. 8s. 6d.
  • Living with a Giant. A programme in the Intertel series dealing with Canada. 8 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • Scotland and the Common Market. An edited transcript of eight weekly programmes. 63 pp. Scottish Television, 1961.
  • Scotland Today and Tomorrow. A special programme on the state of the Scottish economy. 19 pp. Grampian Television, 1962.
  • The Four Freedoms. The background to the broadcasts. 26 pp. Associated Television, 1962.
  • The Idea Called Commonwealth. An introduction to the world’s largest group of nations. 75 pp. Scottish Television.
  • The Long Day. A one-hour TWW documentary on HM Prison, Dartmoor. 8 pp., TWW, 1962.
  • The Pill. One of the “Life in Action” programmes. 22 pp. Granada TV Network, 1961.
  • The Quiet War. A programme in the Intertel series dealing with South Vietnam. 8 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1961.
  • Three Programmes of Topical Importance from Bristol. 5 pp. TWW, 1961.
  • Under or Over. A series of programmes investigating the possibilities of a Channel Tunnel or Bridge. 17 pp, Southern Television, 1962.
  • Will Farmers Survive if Britain Joins the Common Market? Transcript of a programme on the European Common Market. 14 pp. ABC Television, 1961.


  • A Season of Shaw. Folders on the television performances on the “Play of the Week” series: “Major Barbara”, “Misalliance”, “Don Juan in Hell” and “The Apple Cart”. Granada TV Network, 1962.
  • Anatomy of a Television Play. A candid inquiry by John Russell Taylor into the production of Alun Owen’s “The Rose Affair” and Robert Muller’s “Afternoon of a Nymph” (ABC Armchair Theatre). 223 pp. 64 pp. illus. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962. 25s.
  • Emergency-Ward 10. A descriptive booklet on the occasion of the 500th episode. 16 pp. Associated Television, 1962.
  • Granada’s Manchester Plays. Television adaptations of six plays recalling the Horniman Period at the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester. 310 pp. Manchester University Press, 1962. 25s.
  • ITV and the Theatre in Bristol. Reprinted from Time and Tide, 23rd March 1961. 4 pp. TWW, 1961.
  • New Granada Plays. Six selected plays for television. 222 pp. Faber & Faber, 1961. 18s.
  • No Hiding Place: a Programme Planned for Success. A research report. 29 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.
  • Somerset Maugham Stories. 12 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1961.
  • The Armchair Theatre. ABC Television. How to write, design, direct, act, enjoy television plays. 115 pp., plus 64 illus. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1959. 21s.


  • About Television. Phyllis Ladyman. How television works explained in colour pictures (for children, but grown-ups may learn from it too). 31 pp. Granada TV Network. Brockhampton Press, 1960. 3s. 6d.
  • An Arabian Night. The programme presented on the opening of Studio 5 and details about the studio. 26 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1960.
  • Elstree Studio Centre. 38 pp. Associated Television, 1961.
  • 405:625. A plan for changing to 625 lines while retaining VHF transmission. 19 pp. ITA, 1961. is. 6d.
  • How TV Works. The technical story for non-technical people. 48 pp. Granada TV Network. Methuen, 1960. 5s.
  • What is a Television Centre? Description of the Granada TV Centre, Manchester. 28 pp. Granada TV Network, 1962.


  • Once a Kingdom. A six-part inquiry into the story of East Anglia, its land and people. 4 booklets. Anglia Television, 1962.
  • Southern Heritage. Historic events in the South of England. 13 pp. Southern Television, 1961.
  • Ten Years a Queen. Transcript of a programme transmitted in 1962. 20 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1962.


  • Farm in the South. Describes the regular series of programmes for farmers. 12 pp. Southern Television, 1962.
  • The Border Television Cook Book. Recipes from “Focus About The Home”. 40 pp. Border Television, 1962.
  • The Other Man’s Farm. Franklin Engelmann in collaboration with Jack Hargreaves of The Farmer’s Weekly describes 26 of the farms visited in the last three years by ABC Television. 256 pp., 32 pp. illus. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962. 25s.


  • About Religion. Five years of religious broadcasting. 26 pp. Associated Television, 1961.
  • A Man Dies. A dramatisation for our times of the Passion and Crucifixion. 2 booklets. 10 pp., 41 pp. ABC Television, 1961.
  • A New Pulpit. An inaugural course of training in television for clergymen. 6 pp. Scottish Television, 1961.
  • For All to See. The enthronement of the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury. 14 pp. Southern Television, 1961.
  • Journey of a Lifetime. The Ven. Carlyle Witton-Davies retraces the pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan by Anne Lawson and John Bonney on behalf of ABC Television, and tells the story of the two film series. 144 pp. 60 pp. illus. Arthur Barker, 1962. 12s. 6d.
  • Laudes Evangelii. A miracle play inspired by Byzantine mosaics, the paintings of Giotto and the Canticles of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italy. 26 pp. Associated-Rediffusion, 1961.
  • One Church. Transcript of a discussion on Church Unity. 12 pp. Westward Television, 1962.
  • Religious Programmes on Independent Television. 64 pp. ITA, 1962. 3s. 6d.
  • Television and Christianity. A report on a two-day course for junior clergy. 10 pp. TWW, 1962.


  • At the Zoo. A report on the Granada TV and Film Unit at London and Whipsnade Zoos. 8 pp. Granada TV Network, 1961.
  • Borneo Jungle: Another World. Three programmes on Sarawak, made by Tom Harrisson, D.S.O., O.B.E., and his wife Barbara. 23 pp. Granada TV Network, 1961.
  • Communication in the Modern World. The British Association/Granada Guildhall Lectures, 1961. Contributors: Sir James Gray, Professor Hermann Bondi, Sir John Wolfenden. 80 pp. University of London Press, 1961. 4s. 6d.
  • Pegasus Overland. A real-life adventure series. Folded brochure. TWW, 1960.
  • S.O.S. Rhino. A programme in the “Survival” series. 14 pp. Anglia Television, 1960. Space. Three programmes devoted to information and opinion on space research. 20 pp. Southern Television, 1961.
  • Tomorrow May Be Too Late. A programme in the “Survival” series. 22 pp. Anglia Television, 1960.


  • Golf on Scottish Television. 6pp. Scottish Television, 1961.
  • Seeing Sport. By Pitkin Pictorials Ltd., for Desmond Lloyd Publications Ltd. 128 pp. illus. September 1962. 15s.