1974 in British television

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List of years in British television (table)

This is a list of British television related events from 1974.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 5 January – Tiswas starts as a local programme in the Midlands (on ATV), but the show wasn't fully automatically networked through ITV until 1979.

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • No events

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • No events

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • No events

August[edit]

  • 5 August – For the first time on a pre-school children's programme, the show Inigo Pipkin covers the death of the main character, Inigo, as the actor who played him (George Woodbridge) had died. The show is renamed Pipkins.

September[edit]

  • 23 September – The BBC teletext service Ceefax goes live with 30 pages of information.

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • No events

December[edit]

  • 5 December – Party Political Broadcast, the final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus, is broadcast on BBC2.
  • 28 December – Tom Baker makes his first full appearance as the Fourth Doctor in the Doctor Who serial Robot.

Unknown[edit]

Debuts[edit]

BBC 1[edit]

BBC 2[edit]

ITV[edit]

Television shows[edit]

1920s[edit]

  • BBC Wimbledon (1927–present)

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. ^ McCrum, Kirstie (10 October 2014). "40 Pobol y Cwm facts to mark 40 years of the S4C and BBC soap". The Western Mail. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Mark Duguid "Armchair Theatre (1956–74)", BFI screenonline