Category: LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION

1969 to 1972 – DAVID FROST AT LONDON WEEKEND

BY DAVID TAYLOR David Frost had made a name for himself at the BBC with ‘That Was The Week, That Was’ and after the follow up ‘Not So Much A Programme, More A Way Of Life’, didn’t get a third series in the election year of 1964, he headed across to ITV to introduce ‘The…

By David Taylor 2020-12-19 0

1970 – BERNSTEIN’s VERDI REQUIEM – ST.PAUL’S CONCERT | and 50 years later – a recovered stereo mix.

PART ONE OF TWO By DAVID TAYLOR In February 1970 I’d only been with London Weekend TV for a few months when we broadcast a classical concert that affected me more than any other I had experienced. This was Leonard Bernstein conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in the Verdi Requiem in St.Paul’s Cathedral. As a…

By David Taylor 2020-08-05 0

1969 – I MOVE ON TO LONDON WEEKEND…via THAMES

POST No. 4 by DAVID TAYLOR JUNE 2020 In 1968 Independent Television had received it’s first shake-up, when licenses were all up for renewal and although Anglia retained it’s licence, the separate weekend contracts for the North and the Midlands became full seven day ones and the North was split into two regions.London continued as…

By David Taylor 2020-06-11 0