1973 in British television

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This is a list of British television related events from 1973.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 1 April – Prisoner and Escort, the pilot episode of Porridge, airs as part of Seven of One.

May[edit]

  • 5 May–28 July – BBC Television series The Ascent of Man, written and presented by Jacob Bronowski, airs; there is also an accompanying bestselling book.
  • Unknown – Sesame Street airs on Westward Television for the very first time. The series originally aired on Sundays until the next year in the summer where it will be shown on Saturdays.

June[edit]

  • No events

July[edit]

  • No events

August[edit]

  • 6 August – James Beck, who stars as Private Walker in the popular BBC sitcom Dad's Army, dies of a burst pancreas at the age of 44. Although the series continues until 1977, the part of Walker is not recast and the show carries on without him.

September[edit]

  • No events

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Debuts[edit]

BBC 1[edit]

BBC 2[edit]

ITV[edit]

Television shows[edit]

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

1920s[edit]

  • BBC Wimbledon (1927–2024)

1930s[edit]

  • BBC Cricket (1939–1999, 2020–2024)

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""1973: First Open University degrees awarded", BBC On This Day". BBC News. 11 January 1973. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Casino Royale – BBC One London – 26 December 1973". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Mark Duguid "Armchair Theatre (1956–74)", BFI screenonline