Everyone feels some nostalgia for the TV programmes that they
watched when very young, so here we attempt to bring back to you
some of the flavour of television in the Fifties.
introduction and the bits in between An introduction to TV in the
Fifties, testcards, the BBC Clock and the major
milestones of TV progress in the '50s feature in
this section. A few video clips are included to
illustrate how it all worked.
the important bit, viewing the programmes! Use the Contents
menu over on the left. Open the folders
to reveal the programmes and categories. This is
the main section and is split into children's
programmes and those for the not so young. You
can also use the A to Z index and the search
button at the top of the page.
Read the nostalgic memories
of a television kid of the '50s Gerry George is an actor who was in
his teens in those early days of television. In
this section, he records for us his memories of
the performers, programmes and events of the
decade. So grab a cuppa, sit down comfortably and
click on the elephant.
Definitive DVD Collection of the celebrated BBC
a bygone era with this incredible collection of
programmes from the BBC's much loved TV seriesRAILWAY
BFI have released two
vintage Enid Blyton Famous Five film serials on
more information or to order DVDs, click on the
The Whirligig Snippets pages hold
information which is not always specific to a
particular programme but is of general interest,
or perhaps anecdotes from those involved in
broadcasting during the '50s. So if you have any
snippets to contribute, please send them
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