A look back at ABC entertainment

No Trams to Lime Street

1959 - No trams to Lime Street

Jack Hedley and Billie Whitelaw in the award-winning Armchair Theatre production.

Police Surgeon

1960 - Police Surgeon

Ian Hendry as Dr Geoffrey Brent attending to the wounded in the cop drama.

Our House

1960 - Our House

Hattie Jaques and Charles Hawtrey in Norman Hudis’s comedy about surreal boarding house residents.

The Human Jungle

1963 - The Human Jungle

Herbert Lom as the psychiatrist who can’t stay professionally detached from those he hopes to help.

Glamour all the way

1964 - Glamour all the Way

Acceptable then, cringe-worthy now, the first Miss TVTimes contest is judged by Patrick Macnee and Adam Faith and won by Valerie Martin.


1965 - Redcap

John Thaw fights crime in the army as a member of the Royal Military Police Special Investigation Branch.

World of Sport

1965 - World of Sport

Saturday afternoons mean sport – and owning ITV’s largest Outside Broadcast fleet means ABC brings you the programme, fronted by Eamonn Andrews.

Public Eye

1965 - Public Eye

Alfred Burke as the private eye with no gun and no mobsters lurking.


1966 - Intrigue

Edward Judd fights industrial espionage.

The Phantom Lover

1966 - The Phantom Lover

David Buck appears in a supernatural drama series Mystery and Imagination, in this story opposite Virginia McKenna.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

CS Lewis’s timeless classic, adored by children and adults alike.

Photographs: TVTimes/ABC/ITA

About the author

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

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