1970 in British television

This is a list of British television related events from 1970.

List of years in British television (table)

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April edit

  • 6 April – HTV starts broadcasting in colour from the Wenvoe transmitting station and from this day, the station becomes known on air as HTV rather than Harlech Television.

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  • 31 May–21 June – ITV introduces a studio panel, joining presenters Brian Moore and Jimmy Hill to analyse the latest action in the 1970 World Cup. This is the first time a studio panel of pundits had been used as part of UK sporting coverage.

June edit

  • 18 June – General election results are shown on BBC1 and ITN in colour for the first time.

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Undated edit

Debuts edit

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Television shows edit

Returning this year after a break of one year or longer edit

Continuing television shows edit

1920s edit

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

1930s edit

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

1940s edit

1950s edit

1960s edit

Ending this year edit

Births edit

Deaths edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "A Question of Sport". History of the BBC. BBC. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Omnibus: Dance of the Seven Veils – BBC One – 15 February 1970". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Banned Dance of the Seven Veils gets second airing". BBC News. BBC. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/search/?iid=2270&query=HR%20Pufnstuf&p_province=gb-eng&ym=1970-03. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "LGBTQ+ Timeline". History of the BBC. BBC. Retrieved 2020-02-24.
  6. ^ "Ident Central" LWT 1970–1986". Archived from the original on 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  7. ^ Mark Duguid "Armchair Theatre (1956–74)", BFI screenonline
  8. ^ "What the Papers Say in pictures". The Guardian. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Dad's Army". www.bbc.com. Retrieved 11 February 2022.

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