ATV programmes and personalities – 1


The people and programmes that make up ATV at Alpha

Godfrey Winn, who was born in Birmingham, returned to present his series of programmes “Godfrey Winn Speaking Personally”. His sincere approach to personal problems brought him a flood of letters from appreciative viewers.
Shaw Taylor {left) with the producer, John Irwin discuss a point during rehearsal of “Dotto” the popular quiz programme. Many Midland viewers have had an opportunity to join in this programme as members of the audience in the Television Theatre, Aston.
Bringing a tang of the sea to Aston, The Bosun (Gerald Cuff) appears each Monday in the childrens hour. He introduces the Popeye cartoon films and gives young viewers the answers to their queries about seafaring matters. Special films on lifeboats, the Royal Navy, Shipbuilding, the Merchant Navy and the launching of ships have been made for showing in these programmes.
One of the memorable television broadcasts was the concert given by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Hilde Gueden, who was the soloist, congratulates the Leader of the orchestra, Jocob Krechnalnik.
Noele Gordon seated on a Canberra bomber at the R.A.F. Station, Gaydon in Warwickshire. This was during the last of the 1959 series of Outside Broadcasts of “Lunch Box”. Noele has been the star of this mid-day television show which has now been running for three years and which pioneered the way for T.V. at this time of the day.

About this author

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

1 thought on “ATV programmes and personalities – 1

Leave a Reply