Highway (TV series)

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Highway
Presented by Sir Harry Secombe
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Bill Ward
Running time 30 mins
Release
Original network ITV
Original release 23 October 1983; – 1 August 1993.

Highway was a British television series, broadcast from 1983 until 1993.[1] Presented by Sir Harry Secombe, the show was a mixture of hymns and chat from various locations across Britain,[2] produced by their respective regional ITV franchise holders. The programme was administered by Tyne Tees Television in Newcastle upon Tyne, who had a track-record for organising cross-franchise series for the ITV network.

Guests sang religious songs, gave readings or talked about their lifestyles and spiritual feelings.

The series was broadcast on Sunday evenings. The final series was moved to Sunday afternoons. Highway was replaced by Sunday Morning with Secombe in which he would broadcast from the venue of the following Morning Worship service.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry Secombe; Comedian on Radio's 'Goon Show' - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2001-04-13. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ Raymond Fitzwalter. The Dream That Died: The Rise and Fall of ITV. Books.google.com. p. 146. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ William Phillips (1993-02-03). "Media: A flying start, but will they crash?: The new ITV companies have their rivals struggling for peak-time viewers, but William Phillips warns that soaps and old stars might not have lasting appeal - Media - News". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ Meg Carter (1995-11-21). "Making every day a Sunday - Media - News". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 

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