ABC programmes and personalities – 1


The people and programmes that make up ABC at Alpha

The only television programme in Britain to be devoted to the literary world is “The Bookman”, A.B.C.’s weekly programme about books and the authors who write them. The first ‘Bookman programme was produced at Aston over two years ago. A recent visitor to the programme was the Russian author Vladimir Nabokov seen here discussing his controversial book ‘Lolita’ with producer Guy Verney.
John Edmunds voted recently by a Sunday newspaper as the most popular male announcer on television. John is A.B.C. Television’s resident announcer in Birmingham every weekend and apart from normal announcing duties he has taken part in many programmes seen on the national network. John’s specially tailored ‘uniform’ is of lovat green shade, with bottle green lapels and tie, and a stone coloured shirt. These colours have been specially blended to suit the critical eye of the television camera which dislikes black and white in direct contrast.
“Sunday Break” the world’s first religious television programme designed for teenagers has been acclaimed by the Church and by the world press. “Sunday Break” devised by A.B.C. was first produced at the Alpha Television Studios and this picture shows a corner of the club room set up in the studio.

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'Behind the Scenes' is a booklet produced by Alpha Television Services in 1963 to mark the enlargement of the studio site in Aston, Birmingham

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