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1954 in British television

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List of years in British television (table)

This is a list of British television related events from 1954.

Events

January

  • 11 January – The first weather forecast with an in-vision presenter is televised in the United Kingdom. The first weather presenter was George Cowling.[1]

February

  • No events.

March

  • No events.

April

May

  • No events.

June

  • No events.

July

August

  • No events.

September

  • No events.

October

  • 7 October – BBC Television covers a party political conference for the first time when it broadcasts from the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool.

November

  • No events.

December

Debuts

BBC Television Service

  • 4 January – The Cabin in the Clearing (1954)
  • 16 January – The Lost Planet (1954)
  • 19 January – Show Case (1954–1955)
  • 27 January – Friends and Neighbours (1954)
  • 6 February – Clementina (1954)
  • 30 March – The Wide, Wide World (1954)
  • 31 March – Gravelhanger (1954)
  • 9 April – The Grove Family (1954–1957)
  • 21 April – Running Wild (1954)
  • 11 May – The Windmill Family (1954)
  • 12 May – The Dancing Bear (1954)
  • 12 May – Fast and Loose (1954–1955)
  • 7 June – Emney Enterprises (1954–1957)
  • 15 June – The Gentle Falcon (1954)
  • 10 July – Happy Holidays (1954)
  • 13 July – Dear Dotty (1954)
  • 14 July – The Six Proud Walkers (1954)
  • 3 August – Paradise Island (1954)
  • 16 August – Stage by Stage (1954–1955)
  • 25 August – Crime on Our Hands (1954)
  • 1 October – And So to Bentley (1954)
  • 13 November – Fabian of the Yard (1954–1956)
  • 21 December – Zoo Quest (1954–1963)
  • 24 December – Carols From Kings (1953-present)

Independent productions

Continuing television shows

1920s

  • BBC Wimbledon (1927–1939, 1946–2019, 2021–2024)

1930s

  • The Boat Race (1938–1939, 1946–2019)
  • BBC Cricket (1939, 1946–1999, 2020–2024)

1940s

1950s

Ending this year

Births

See also

References

  1. ^ "First BBC television weatherman George Cowling dies". BBC News. 26 December 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  2. ^ "The Sunday Post: Soap on the Box". BBC Genome Blog. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "The Grove Family: A House of Your Own". 2 April 1954. p. 44. Retrieved 27 January 2019 – via BBC Genome.
  4. ^ "BBC launches daily TV news". BBC On This Day. 1954-07-05. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Carole Malone". British Film Institute. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
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