Goodbye to ABC (North)

ABC bows out

11.55pm on 28 July 1968: Goodbye from ABC. After twelve years as the Weekend Independent Television Programme Company in the North ABC Television is closing down tonight for good. David Hamilton and Keith Martin who, as station hosts, are the personalities most often seen by our viewers over these years, look back at past programmes and personal memories from our studios in Manchester, switch off the Didsbury lights and put out the studio cat for the very last time.

Produced by the Presentation Department, ABC Television.

(Editor’s note: a Midlands version of this programme, with substantially the same script, was aired at the same time from the Alpha Studios in Aston, Birmingham, presented by Sheila Kennedy and Philip Elsmore)

HM Queen Elizabeth II still, the final image shown on ABC in the North.
HM Queen Elizabeth II still, the final image shown on ABC in the North.

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Russ J Graham

Russ J Graham is editor-in-chief of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

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