Jumping forward to 1952 there was little change in television and it was still the radio that was the main source of entertainent with there only being a few hours of television per day.

Television

On Monday I watched What’s My Line with Eamon Andrews, Lesley Storm , Jimmy Edwards
Elizabeth Allan and Gilbert Harding and then Come Dancing. On Wednesday I watched Charlie Chester in Pot Luck the first audience participation series where audiences were offered prizes for correctly answering questions. On Friday I watched a ballet of The Sleeping Beauty, very la-di-da!. On Saturday I watched the first half of Wigan vs Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Match, it was a shame that they only showed the first half; then bizarrely the second half of a football match Hendon vs Bishop Auckland in the FA Amateur Cup Second round. Afterwards they did a quick round up of the rugy so we knew how the match ended at least. Wigan won 29-13. In the evening I watched Robert Ayres in ‘The Inch Man’, the adventures of an hotel detective (yes you read that right, a hotel detective) who was named Inch and was not an inch tall, which might have been more interesting.

Radio

On Sunday you had Educating Archie feat Tony Hancock, Hattie Jacques and Julie Andrews – the first ventriloquist on the radio; part one of a 12 part adaptation of Oliver Twist on the Home Service featuring Hamilton Dyce (Scobie in Spearhead from Space) and Peter Copley(Dr Warlock from Pyramids of Mars. Tuesday was Caroll Gibbons on Desert Island Discs); Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne in Over To You feat Maurice Denham (Azmaek in The Twin Dilemma) both of The Home Service; Thursdays was Life With The Lyons on the ight programme and Take It From Here on the Home Service
Friday’s included Ray’s A Laugh at 7.30 then Educating Archie again at 8.45 and Any Questions at 9.15am
Saturday saw an omnibus edition of The Archers from 7.30 – 8.30

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