5 “southern heritage” is a series planned to give young people a feeling for, and an interest in, the area in which they live. Here is a scene from the shooting of “skyscraper, 1850 B.C.”, a programme about Stonehenge.

6 music is directed by Eric Winstone. Besides the musical programmes it takes from the network, the station has two of its own. Here is a moment in “take it easy”, a thrice weekly, lunch-time porgramme [sic] of light entertainment. In “the lythgoe touch”, Clive Lythgoe features well-loved works of great composers.

7 “sports club” has introduced professionals and amateurs from almost every sport followed in Britain — with a special emphasis on personalities from the South.

8 Southern Television’s determination to give viewers the best programmes of their kind has borne fruit in a unique arrangement with the old vic. This famous company will present twelve plays over a period of two years. Here is a scene from their first production, “The Empty Chair.”


AMONG regional stations, Southern was first in a remarkable list of achievements.

FIRST to have a complete two camera news studio, used exclusively for newscasts. With the opening of the Dover transmitter four newscasts a day are scheduled—two from each station. Regional items are always included.

FIRST to secure an exclusive interview with Mr. Macmillan.

FIRST to send a sound camera unit abroad. Roy Rich headed a special news team which flew to Cyprus in November 1958, to interview men of southern regiments for “Southern Affairs”.

FIRST to send a unit to Russia. Cyril Ray, Russian-speaking journalist, covered Mr. Macmillan’s visit in February 1959.

FIRST to negotiate a series of plays to be performed by the Old Vic.

FIRST to do an outside broadcast from a liner.

FIRST to be awarded a satellite transmitter by the I.T.A. (The Dover Transmitter).