1951 in British television
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This is a list of British television related events from 1951.
- 16 July – What's My Line? debuts on the BBC Television Service. It will be one of the top-rated programs for the rest of the decade and make a star of its host, Eamonn Andrews, who takes over from Gilbert Harding from the second episode.
- 12 October – The Holme Moss transmitter is opened in Northern England, making the BBC Television Service available to the region for the first time.
- 20 November – T. S. Eliot speaks against television in the UK.
- 16 July – What's My Line? (1951–1963)
- Picture Page (1936–1939, 1946–1952).
- Kaleidoscope (1946–1953)
- Muffin the Mule (1946–1955, 2005–2006)
- Café Continental (1947–1953)
- Television Newsreel (1948–1954)
- Come Dancing (1949–1998)
- Andy Pandy (1950–1970, 2002–2005)
- 7 January – Helen Worth, actress
- 6 February – Kevin Whately, actor
- 15 February – Jane Seymour, actress
- 1 March – Mike Read, television presenter and radio disc jockey
- 18 March – Paul Barber, actor
- 13 April – Peter Davison, actor
- 20 April – Louise Jameson, actress
- 13 May – Selina Scott, journalist, newsreader and television presenter
- 4 June – David Yip, actor
- 28 June – Lalla Ward, actress
- 6 November – Nigel Havers, actor
- 15 November – Billy McColl, actor (died 2014)
- 24 November – Margaret Mountford, lawyer, businesswoman and television personality
- 20 December – Peter May, novelist and television dramatist