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29th May 2013:- The experimental broadcast of the live league match between Blackpool and Bolton on 10/Sep/1960 was actually a joint production between ABC and ATV (Thakns Robin!!!)
18th May 2013:- A missing BBC broadcast from our lists is live 2nd half coverage of a Thursday afternoon international friendly on 11/Nov/1954 via Eurovision of France 2 Belgium 2 (Thanks Robin!!!)
5th May 2013:- Some rare ITV footage of a 1960's Cup final with commentary by Gerry Loftus is available to view at the ITN source website, it shows clips from the 1961 final between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, see here (Thanks to Gary Freeman!!!)
23rd March 2013:- A list of BBC radio commentaries for January 1950 - May 1951 are here, the Radio Times then ceased to list the games to be covered. (Thanks Robin!!!)
2nd March 2013:- Some footage from ITV's coverage of 27/Sep/1967 Tottenham Hotspur v Hajduk Split has turned up here, though sadly with no sound. (Thanks Richard!!!). Added some missing details to the early Home Internationals section, mostly Scotland matches.
12th December 2012:- A recent article in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner on Huddersfield Town's appearance on World of Soccer in January 1967 is here (Thanks to John Connolly!!!)
28th October 2012:- A youtube upload of ITV coverage of 07/Dec/1966 Ajax v Liverpool [European Cup R1 L1] is here (Thanks to Gary Freeman!!!)
7th September 2012:- A missing co-commentator for the BBC's 1966 World Cup finals coverage - The link here reveals Johnny Haynes as the other voice on England v France. It also says Tommy Docherty did the England v Portugal semi-final and not Walley Barnes. (Thanks to Glen Isherwood!!!)
21st May 2012:- Two blanks filled on the Anglia page - According to the Sunday Times, Anglia covered Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic on the weekend of 05/Feb/1966 and Peterborough United v Scunthorpe United on 04/Mar/1967 (Thanks Brian!!!)
14th February 2012:- ABC showed highlights of the 17/Mar/1956 Birmingham City v Sunderland FA Cup SF, Granada showed highlights of a Scottish Select XI v Manchester United on 08/Aug/1962 which was also possibly included on "Scotsport". The BBC had live 2nd half coverage of 02/Nov/1955 England v Northern Ireland - A Times article says that Rediffusion would also show the 2nd half, but it's not included in the Rediffusion listings. The 2nd half of the Charity Shield match between Manchester United and Aston Villa in 1957 was another live BBC broadcast (Thanks Robert!!!). ATV London originally intended to show QPR v Blackburn Rovers on 04/Nov/1967, but after that match was PP'd they showed ABC's match instead. The QPR fixture was billed for Star Soccer in an Australian paper's listings (Thanks Kieran!!!)
11th January 2012:- The 'Extra Time' page now has a section on Wembley Schoolboy Internationals (Thanks to Glen Isherwood!!!), Anglia's tape log lists 1966 Chelsea v Hull City [FA Cup] as 05/Mar, but it was actually 26/Mar - Quarter-final day. (Thank Kieran!!!)
6th January 2012:- Added known details
of BBC1's early 1966 Sunday afternoon "FA Cup Special" programmes to the
Time' page (Thanks to Neil Whitaker for spotting this previously overlooked
programme in the listings!!!)
All Tyne Tees highlights were broadcast in 405-line black & white on VHF only throughout the 1960's.
George Taylor assumed to be the commentator unless stated.
08/Sep First edition of "Shoot" scheduled for Saturday night, 11:00-11:25pm
15/Sep - 11/May "Shoot" continued to be shown each Saturday night, games covered unknown.
18/May Sunderland 0 Chelsea 1 (Tambling) *footage exists with commentary
The region's trio of big clubs, Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, were all in the 2nd tier at the time Tyne Tees began broadcasting football highlights. Alan Brown's Sunderland missed out on promotion in 1963 due to a poorer goal average than Chelsea. Middlesbrough, who replaced manager Bob Dennison with Raich Carter in January, were one place further behind in 4th with Alan Peacock rattling in 31 goals. Newcastle, now managed by Joe Harvey, finished 7th. In the Fourth Division Darlington were 12th whilst Hartlepools finished rock bottom of the 92.
"Shoot" returned on Saturday 24th August at 11pm
24/Aug - 14 Mar "Shoot" continued to be shown each Saturday night, games covered unknown.
21/Mar *footage of Sunderland 4 (Sharkey 2, Crossan, Mulhall) Preston North End 0 said to exist with commentary
04/Apr *Probably Hartlepools 3 Stockport County 0 [Clip used in Clough "Greatest Manager England Never Had?" documentary]
footage of Sunderland 1 (Usher) Swindon Town 0 also said to exist with commentary
25/Apr *Scheduled for Sunday afternoon 4:20-4:45pm
Sunderland won promotion as runners-up but then came the surprise departure of manager Alan Brown, Newcastle finished 8th, Middlesbrough 10th.
"Shoot!" was due to return on Saturday 22nd August (10:35-11:05pm) but probably wasn't broadcast again until 29th August. Archive references to Darlington v Carlisle [Friendly], Sunderland v Huddersfield [Friendly] and 24/Aug/1964 Newcastle 1 Charlton 1 are most likely either newsreels or test runs for new equipment.
15/Aug "Back To The Top" *30 minute Tyne Tees programme on Sunderland 1957-1964, presented by George Taylor, 10:50-11:20pm
22/Aug Intended match was Sunderland 3 Leicester City 3, but a problem with a new ob unit resulted in a blank tape!
"Shoot!" moved to a Sunday night slot (10:35-11:05pm) on 20/Sep.
19/Sep Sunderland 1 (Sharkey) Blackburn Rovers 0 *listed in the Times, no surviving footage
26/Sep Newcastle United 5 (Hilley, Cummings, McGarry 2, Kendall(og)) Preston North End 2 (Lee, Wilson) *Times/no footage
03/Oct Hartlepools United 1 Millwall 0 *Times lists Hartlepools v Sheff Wed / no footage
10/Oct *Possibly Newcastle United 5 (Iley, Robson 2, Anderson 2) Leyton Orient 0, footage said to exist with commentary but no programme billed this weekend
17/Oct Sunderland 0 Fulham 0 *Times/no footage
24/Oct *Middlesbrough 2 Norwich City 0 or Newcastle United 2 Crystal Palace 0 (latter is listed in the Times)
31/Oct Sunderland 2 Stoke City 2 *Times/no footage
"Shoot!" moved back to Saturday night (11:30-11:55pm) from 07/Nov.
07/Nov Newcastle United 3 (Suddick, Iley, McGarry) Rotherham United 1 (Butler) *Middlesbrough 4 Swansea Town 0 is listed in the Times
14/Nov Sunderland 3 Burnley 2 *Times/no footage
21/Nov *Middlesbrough 4 Swindon Town 1 or Newcastle United 2 Derby County 2 (latter is listed in the Times)
28/Nov Sunderland 4 (Hood, Sharkey, Herd, Mulhall) Everton 0 *Times/no footage
05/Dec *Newcastle United 3 (Hockey, Iley, Anderson) Portsmouth 0 or Middlesbrough 0 Manchester City 1 (latter is listed in the Times)
12/Dec Newcastle United 5 Northampton Town 0 *Times/no footage
19/Dec Sunderland 3 (Harvey, Sharkey, Herd) Chelsea 0 *Times/no footage
26/Dec Middlesbrough 0 Newcastle United 2 *Times/no footage
02/Jan Newcastle United 2 Huddersfield Town 1 *Times/no footage
09/Jan *Billed as 'Cup Tie Special'
16/Jan Sunderland 0 Arsenal 2
23/Jan *Newcastle United 2 (Hilley, Anderson) Cardiff City 0 or Middlesbrough v Preston North End (latter is listed in the Times)
30/Jan Sunderland 1 Nottingham Forest 3 [FA Cup R4] *Billed as 'North East Cup Tie Special', not 100% but this was only tie in the region
13/Feb Middlesbrough 1 Plymouth Argyle 3
27/Feb Newcastle United 2 Bury 3 *footage exists with commentary
06/Mar Whitley Bay 1 Hendon 3 [Amateur Cup QF] *Sunderland v Nottingham Forest is listed in the Times
13/Mar *This weeks show on Sunday afternoon. Middlesbrough 3 Rotherham United 5 or Newcastle United v Norwich City (latter is listed in the Times)
20/Mar Sunderland 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 *Back to Saturday night, Times/no footage
27/Mar Whitby Town 2 Enfield 1 [Amatuer Cup SF] *at Roker Park
03/Apr Sunderland 3 Sheffield United 1 *Times/no footage
10/Apr Newcastle United 1 Swindon Town 0 *Times/Guardian/no footage
17/Apr No programme this weekend
24/Apr Whitby Town 1 Hendon 3 [Amateur Cup Final] *at Wembley, complete show archived but was not titled "Shoot" - Middlesbrough v Charlton is listed in Times.
George Hardwick managed Sunderland for this one season only and the team finished 15th in their first term back in the top flight, Newcastle would be joining them next season after being crowned champions of the 2nd tier. Middlesbrough finished 17th.
15th August 1964
"Shoot" returned in a Saturday night 11:35pm-12am slot.
25/Sep No programme this weekend
02/Oct Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 (McLintock) *listed in the Guardian
09/Oct Middlebrough 4 (Horner, McMordie, Gibson, Irvine) Rotherham United 0 *Guardian
16/Oct Sunderland 3 (Mitchinson 2, Gauden) Nottingham Forest 2 (Hindley, Addison) *Guardian, shown on Sunday
23/Oct Newcastle United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 *listed in the Times & Guardian, no surviving footage
30/Oct Sunderland 3 (Gordon, Martin, Mulhall) Northampton Town 0 *Times & Guardian/no footage
06/Nov Hartlepools United (Phythian 2, Wright 2) 4 Crewe Alexandra 1 (Kane) *Guardian
13/Nov Sunderland 0 Burnley 4 (Harris, Coates 2, Irvine) *Times & Guardian/no footage
20/Nov Middlesbrough 3 (McMordie, Holiday, Anderson) Cardiff City 4 (Toshack 2, Davidson(og), Johnson(pen)) *Times & Guardian/no footage
27/Nov *Times/Guardian bills Darlington v Rochdale which was postponed
04/Dec Middlesbrough 1 (Irvine) Coventry City 1 (Farmer) *Guardian bills Newcastle v Leeds which was PP'd
11/Dec Sunderland 2 (Martin 2) Manchester United 3 (Best 2, Herd) *Guardian
18/Dec Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 0 *First complete "Shoot" known to be archived
01/Jan Darlington 2 (Cummings, McGeachie) Southport 0 *Guardian
Moved to a Sunday slot, 5:30-6pm from 09/Jan.
08/Jan Middlesbrough 0 Derby County 0 *Guardian
22/Jan [FA Cup 3rd Round]
12/Feb [FA Cup 4th Round]
05/Mar [FA Cup 5th Round]
26/Mar [FA Cup QF]
02/Apr No "Shoot" this weekend, Home International highlights
Moved back to Saturday night slot, 11:45pm-12:10am, from 09/Apr.
Newcastle were this season's highest placed local club in 15th with Sunderland, now under Ian McColl, in 19th. In the 2nd tier, struggling Middlesbrough sacked Raich Carter and replaced him with Stan Anderson but the club were still relegated to the 3rd tier for the first time in their history. There was better news from the 4th tier where Darlington were promoted as runners-up. At the age of just 30, ex Sunderland player Brian Clough was appointed manager of Hartlepools in October and they finished 18th.
"Shoot" returned in a Sunday afternoon slot, 2:30-2:55pm.
22/Oct No "Shoot" this weekend, Home International highlights
24/Dec Probably Newcastle United 1 Leeds United 2 *"Shoot" scheduled for Xmas Day afternoon, 1:15-2pm
07/Jan No football scheduled for Tyne Tees this weekend
28/Jan [FA Cup 3rd Round]
18/Feb [FA Cup 4th Round]
11/Mar [FA Cup 5th Round]
25/Mar Sunderland 0 Everton 2 (Kinnell(og), Husband)
08/Apr No football scheduled for Tyne Tees this weekend, FA Cup QF's day
15/Apr No "Shoot" this weekend, Home International highlights
29/Apr Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" - [FA Cup SF]
Sunderland and Newcastle again did little more than survive in the top flight in 17th and 20th place respectively. Middlesbrough immediately bounced back from relegation by taking the runners-up spot in the 3rd tier and 27 of their goals were scored by John O'Rourke, but Darlington were swiftly relegated back down to the basement league. Hartlepools improved to finish 8th but at the end of the season Brian Clough left to manage Derby County.
"Shoot" remained in a Sunday mid-afternoon slot.
16/Sep Newcastle United 3 (Davies, Iley, Bennett) Coventry City 2 (Rees, Gould) *Not 100%
21/Oct No "Shoot" this weekend, Home International highlights
28/Oct Newcastle United 1 (Iley) Everton 0 *Not 100%
09/Dec Newcastle United 2 (T.Robson, Iley) Manchester United 2 (Kidd, Dunne)
30/Dec Sunderland 3 (Suggett 2, Stuckey) Newcastle United 3 (McNamee, Burton 2)
27/Jan Newcastle United 0 Carlisle United 1 (McIlmoyle) [FA Cup 3rd Round]
17/Feb [FA Cup 4th Round]
24/Feb No "Shoot" this weekend, Home International highlights
02/Mar Networked coverage of the League Cup Final
09/Mar Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" - [FA Cup 5th Round]
16/Mar Newcastle United 1 (T.Robson) Leeds United 1 (Hunter) *footage exists
30/Mar Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" - [FA Cup QF's]
27/Apr Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" - [FA Cup SF]
11/May Newcastle United 3 (Robson, Sinclair, McNamee) Manchester City 4 (Sumerbee, Young 2, Lee) *commentator was George Bayley
Newcastle managed a top half finish - 10th, Sunderland were 15th with manger Ian McColl departing in February prompting the return of Alan Brown. Back in the 2nd tier, Middlesbrough finished 6th and had the division's leading scorer in John Hickton with 24 goals. Down in the 4th tier, Hartlepools United won promotion for the first time since joining the Football league in 1921 and they would now drop the 's' and 'United' from their name to become known as merely 'Hartlepool'. Darlington reached the Quarter-finals of the League Cup losing 5-4 away at Derby.
Networked Midweek Highlights
1955/56 - 1967/68
1968/69 - 1982/83
TWW (Television Wales and West) and its' sister station Teledu Cymru (the Welsh service) had done a deal with the FA allowing them to show highlights of FA Cup matches on Sunday afternoons, these were billed as "FA Cup Special" and were introduced by Hugh Johns (though curiously, he didn't commentate). There were three TWW commentators; Peter Lloyd (former host of the children's show 'Seeing Sport' and general ITV sportscaster), Max Rawlings (former BBC radio commentator in the early 1960's) and Norman Rees (possibly the same Norman Rees who later reported for ITN).
13/Nov Bath City 2 (Denton 2) Newport County 0 [FA Cup R1]
Swindon Town 5 (East 4, Smart) Merthyr Tydfil 1 (Jenkins) [FA Cup R1] *programme is archived
04/Dec Hereford United 1 (Fogg) Millwall 0 [FA Cup R2]
Bournemouth & BA 5 (?Newton?, Coughlin 3, Hodgson) Bath City 3 (Denton 2, Horton) [FA Cup R2] *programme is archived
22/Jan Swindon Town 1 (Brown) Coventry City 2 (Trollope(og), Rees) [FA Cup R3] *played in snow & fog!
Birmingham City 3 (Vowden 2, Thomson) Bristol City 2 (Bush, Low) [FA Cup R3] *programme is archived
12/Feb Southport 2 (Spence, Smith) Cardiff City 0 [FA Cup R4] *Norman Rees commentated, archived
During late 1966, many regions - who didn't produce their own highlights - began showing either ATV London's "Star Soccer" or ABC's "World of Soccer" on Sunday afternoons. By 7th January 1967 TWW/Teledu Cymru and Grampian were the only region's not showing regular weekend football highlights.
28/Jan "FA Cup Third Round" *likely main match was Bristol Rovers 0 Arsenal 3
18/Feb "FA Cup Soccer" *4th Round - likely matches; Bristol City 1 Southampton 0 & Cardiff 1 Man City 1
04/Mar Began showing ATV London's "Star Soccer" every Sunday afternoon.
TWW & Teledu Cymru began the season as they ended the last, showing ATV London's "Star Soccer", but on 01/Oct/1967 they switched to ABC's "World of Soccer".
Returned to ATV London's "Star Soccer" from 06/Jan/1968.
Switched back to ABC's "World of Soccer" from 09/Mar/1968.
Some midweek games involving Cardiff City were also shown, see the midweek page for details.
1955/56 - 1967/68
1968/69 - 1982/83
Match of the Week
All editions of "Match of the Week" were broadcast in 405-line black & white on VHF only throughout the 1960's.
John Camkin presumed to be the commentator unless stated.
22/Sep Ipswich Town 2 (Moran, Crawford) Wolverhampton W. 3 (Hinton, McParland 2) *no programme billed in Times, probably a test run
29/Sep Norwich City 2 Derby County 0 *listed in the Times (Sunday 10:35-11:05pm), no surviving footage
06/Oct Peterborough United 2 Bradford Park Avenue 0 *Times/no footage
13/Oct Colchester United 1 Crystal Palace 2 *Times/no footage
20/Oct Ipswich Town 1 (Crawford) West Bromwich Albion 1 (Kevan) *Times/no footage
27/Oct Norwich City 4 Sunderland 2 *Times/no footage
03/Nov Ipswich Town 3 (Crawford, Blackwood 2) Manchester United 5 (Law 4, Herd) *Times/no footage (4:25-4:55pm Sunday)
10/Nov Colchester United 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 *Times/no footage (back to late Sunday nights)
17/Nov Peterborough United 6 Millwall 0 *complete show is archived
24/Nov Norwich City 3 Luton Town 3 *Times/no footage
01/Dec Peterborough United 6 Colchester United 2
08/Dec Norwich City 3 Scunthorpe United 3
15/Dec Norwich City 1 Preston North End 1 *Times/no footage
21/Dec Ipswich Town 1 (Phillips) Sheffield United 0 *played on a Friday night
29/Dec Norwich City 3 Middlesbrough 4 *(4:25-4:55pm Sunday), intended match Ipswich v Spurs was postponed
05/Jan Cambridge United v Bedford Town [Southern League Premier Division] *Times/no footage (back to late Sunday nights)
12/Jan Ipswich Town Reserves v Nottingham Forest Reserves *Intended match Norwich v Grimsby postponed
19/Jan *Intended match Ipswich v Bolton postponed
26/Jan Bedford Town 1 Cambridge ?United or City? 1 [Southern League Premier Division] *Times/no footage
02/Feb *Intended match Ipswich v Liverpool postponed
16/Feb Peterborough United 1 Wrexham 3
23/Feb Norwich City 4 Rotherham United 2
02/Mar Peterborough United 4 Watford 0
09/Mar Norwich City 6 Stoke City 0
16/Mar Ipswich Town 2 (Baxter, Crawford) Tottenham Hotspur 4 (Saul, Greaves 2, Jones)
23/Mar Norwich City 3 Leeds United 2 *Times/no footage
30/Mar Ipswich Town 1 (Phillips) Arsenal 1 (Thrower(og)) *Times/no footage
06/Apr Norwich City 4 Chelsea 1 *Times/no footage
13/Apr Peterborough United 1 Southend United 3 *Times/no footage
20/Apr Colchester United 2 Peterborough United 0
27/Apr Ipswich Town 2 (Crawford, Phillips) Burnley 0
04/May Colchester United 3 Southend United 1
11/May Peterborough United 0 Northampton Town 4 *Times/no footage
17/May Ipswich Town 4 (Stephenson, Moran, Crawford, Phillips) Bolton Wanderers 1 (Davies) *played on a Friday night, shown on Sunday night
The first season of “Match of the
Week” saw the show cover Ipswich Town, Norwich City, Peterborough United
and Colchester United, along with Bedford Town and Cambridge United who
were playing in the Southern League Premier Division. Ipswich, who as defending
League Champions in Alf Ramsey’s final season before he took over the England
job, finished in 17th place just four points above relegated Manchester
City. Norwich City (whose Manager George Swindin left in November after
only taking over the previous summer and was replaced by player Ron Ashman)
finished in mid-table of the 2nd tier. Peterborough United had a good season
in the 3rd tier finishing 6th, whilst Colchester United were 12th.
All footnotes on the Anglia pages have been written by Mark Bunn
"Match of the Week" returned in a Sunday night slot on 29th September, 10:35-11:05pm
28/Sep Peterborough United 3 Southend United 0
05/Oct Norwich City 2 Sunderland 3
19/Oct Colchester United 2 Coventry City 1
26/Oct Ipswich Town 1 (Hegan) Liverpool 2 (Melia, Hunt)
02/Nov Norwich City 3 (???, ???, ???) Newcastle United 1 (McGarry)
09/Nov Ipswich Town 0 Stoke City 2 (Ritchie, Dobing)
16/Nov Norwich City 3 Derby County 0
23/Nov Ipswich Town 2 (Elsworthy, Phillips) Tottenham Hotspur 3 (Marchi, Dyson 2)
14/Dec Norwich City 5 Cardiff City 1
28/Dec Ipswich Town 4 (Baxter, Hegan, Broadfoot, Baker) Fulham 2 (Leggat, Key)
04/Jan Peterborough United 1 Mansfield Town 3
11/Jan Ipswich Town 1 (Baker) Sheffield Wednesday 4 (Layne 3, Dobson)
25/Jan Archive ref to Bedford 0 Carlisle Utd 3 [FA Cup R4] is BBC footage.
01/Feb Ipswich Town 3 (Blackwood 2, Hegan) Birmingham City 2 (Regan, Farmer)
08/Feb Norwich City 2 Leeds United 2
22/Feb Colchester United 4 Crewe Alexandra 0 *This week's show was broadcast on Monday night 11:10pm-12am
It was not a memorable season for any of the four Anglia clubs as Ipswich (now under the management of Newcastle legend Jackie Milburn) had an awful season finishing bottom of the old Division One. 2nd tier Norwich City's final tally was only three points clear of relegation, whilst in the Division below both Peterborough and Colchester were mid-table.
"Match of the Week" returned in a Sunday night slot (10:35-11:05) on 04/Oct but frequently switched to an afternoon time and back again throughout the season.
10/Oct Ipswich Town 4 (Broadfoot, Hegan, Colrain 2) Rotherham United 4 (Bennett, Tiler 2, Lyons) *A later edition of TVTimes refers to this match as televised
17/Oct Colchester United 1 Queens Park Rangers 2
24/Oct Ipswich Town 3 (Baker, Hegan) Derby County 1 (Buxton) *Listed in TVTimes with Camkin. Tape log refers to Ipswich v Leeds (no such fixture played 64/65)
14/Nov Possibly Kings Lynn 0 Shrewsbury Town 1 [FA Cup 1st Round]
05/Dec Ipswich Town 1 (Baker) Bury 0
19/Dec Norwich City 3 Rotherham United 0
09/Jan Colchester United 4 Barnsley 1 *log reference to Forest 1 Norwich 0 [FA Cup R3] (with wrong date) is likely to be newsreel.
23/Jan Colchester United 1 (Stark) Bristol Rovers 1 (Hamilton) *Listed in TVTimes with Simon Smith as commentator
30/Jan Norwich City 3 (Allcock 2, Davies) Swindon Town 1 (Rogers) *Listed in TVTimes with Maurice Edelston as commentator
06/Feb Peterborough United 2 Luton Town 0
20/Feb Norwich City 3 Plymouth Argyle 0 *Listed in TVTimes with Simon Smith as commentator
27/Feb Ipswich Town 3 (Broadfoot, Baker, Brogan) Swansea Town 0 *Listed in TVTimes with John Camkin as commentator
27/Mar Ipswich Town 4 (Baxter, Baker 2, Brogan) Manchester City 1 (Crossan)
17/Apr Norwich City 2 Middlesbrough 0
24/Apr Ipswich Town 3 (Baxter, Broadfoot, Baker) Crystal Palace 2 (Burnside, Holton)
With Norwich and Ipswich now in the same division (2nd tier) Anglia could have showed it’s first derby match on September 5th 1964 (which Norwich won 2-1 at Carrow Road) but Match of the Week did not return until the following month. Ipswich sacked Jackie Milburn soon after the defeat and replaced him with Watford Manager Bill McGarry. Both sides went on to have good season's with Ipswich finishing just above their rivals on goal average in 5th place. Peterborough finished 8th in Division Three and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, knocking out Arsenal 2-1 in the fourth round before going out 5-1 at Chelsea. Colchester had a poor season and were relegated to the 4th Division in 23rd place.
Anglia TV Times entry for 25th October 1964
"Match of the Week" returned on Sunday afternoon 5:00-5:30pm.
16/Oct Peterborough United 4 (Barnes, Byrne, Deakin, Gould) Southend United 0
23/Oct Northampton Town 2 (Foley(pen), Leek) West Ham United 1 (Brown)
13/Nov Peterborough United 2 (Deakin 2) Kidderminster Harriers 1 (Gilbert) [FA Cup 1st Round]
20/Nov Northampton Town 0 Tottenham Hotpsur 2 (Mackay, Saul)
27/Nov Colchester United 3 (Hall 3) Newport County 2 (Smith, Hale)
04/Dec Ipswich Town 0 Rotherham United 0 *Listed in TVTimes with John Camkin as commentator
11/Dec Norwich City 3 (Davies, Heath, Bryceland) Bolton Wanderers 0
01/Jan Possibly Norwich City 2 Birmingham City 2 *Tape log says Norwich v Forest (but no such fixture was played in 65/66)
08/Jan Ipswich Town 1 (Hegan) Coventry City 0 *listed in the Times, no surviving footage,TVTimes has Maurice Edelston as commentator
15/Jan Peterborough United 2 (Deakin, Byrne) Swindon Town 3 (East 2, Brown) *Coventry boss Jimmy Hill reported to have took players to Norwich to view their cup opponents on TV
22/Jan Northampton Town 1 (Brown) Nottingham Forest 2 (Crowe, Wignall) [FA Cup 3rd Round]
29/Jan Colchester United 3 (Alcock(og), Phillips, Hornsby) Port Vale 0
05/Feb Ipswich Town 1 (Hegan) Charlton Athletic 4 (Peacock 2, Saunders, Holton) *listed in Sunday Times
12/Feb Norwich City 3 (Heath, Mullett, Allcock) Walsall 2 (Kirby, Taylor) [FA Cup 4th Round]
19/Feb Northampton Town 3 (Martin 2, Moore) Newcastle United 1 (Iley)
26/Feb Peterborough United 3 (Fairbrother, Watson, Conmy) Scunthorpe United 1 (Sloan)
19/Mar Ipswich Town 2 (Crawford, Baxter(pen)) Norwich City 0
26/Mar Chelsea 2 (Tambling, Graham) Hull City 2 (Wagstaff 2) [FA Cup QF] *Sounds like Camkin commentating
02/Apr Home International *Networked Sunday highlights. Ref to Peterborough 1 Grimsby 1 probably newsreel
23/Apr Grimsby Town 1 (Fielding) Hull City 0
30/Apr Norwich City 1 (Curran) Portsmouth 3 (McCann, Edwards, Gordon)
07/May Ipswich Town 5 (Hegan, Baker, Crawford 2, Hawkins(og)) Wolverhampton W. 2 (Buckley, Knowles)
The addition of two new transmitters at Sandy Heath (covering Bedfordshire) and Belmont (Lincolnshire) saw Anglia cover several new clubs. One of these was Northampton Town who enjoyed this one season in the top flight before being relegated. Ipswich and Norwich both finished mid-table in the 2nd tier, the Canaries reached the 5th round of the FA Cup but this was not enough to save manager Ron Ashman who was sacked at the end of the season. Another new Anglia team Hull City had a very successful season - they were champions of the 3rd tier as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup before going out 3-1 to Chelsea in a home replay. Scunthorpe United finished 4th but were twelve points adrift of promotion, another new Anglia club Grimsby Town finished in mid-table but their first TV action saw them beat Hull 1-0 in April. Peterborough United finished just a point below Grimsby but reached the semi-final of the League cup losing out 6-3 to West Bromwich Albion on aggregate. Colchester regained their 3rd tier status at the first attempt but only thanks to a better goal average than Tranmere Rovers and (another new Anglia club) Luton Town. The final new club Lincoln City finished third from bottom and had to go through re-election.
Anglia TV Times entry for 5th December 1965
There were no football highlights scheduled for the Anglia region in the Times until the weekend of 24th September, therefore archive references to 20/Aug Colchester United 2 Middlesbrough 3, 27/Aug Ipswich Town 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, 03/Sep Norwich City 1 Ipswich Town 2 and 17/Sep Scunthorpe United 3 Middlesbrough 2 are all probably newsreels.
01/Oct Ipswich Town 2 (Crawford, Brogan) Bolton Wanderers 2 (Davies, Lee)
08/Oct Grimsby Town 1 (Green) Oldham Athletic 0
15/Oct Hull City 3 (Butler, Chilton, Henderson) Wolverhampton W. 1 (Bailey) *Listed in The News of the World
22/Oct Ipswich Town 5 (Crawford 3, Brogan 2(1pen)) Hull City 4 (Henderson, Houghton, Wagstaff 2) *Anglia opting out of N.I v Eng highlights
29/Oct Evening Star lists Colchester 4 Grimsby 0 but NOTW lists Norwich 1 (Bryceland) Bolton 0
05/Nov Ipswich Town 6 (Crawford, Baker, Brogan 3(2pens), Woods) Northampton Town 1 (Best)
12/Nov Colchester United 1 (Hodgson) Peterborough United 4 (Mason 2, Fairbrother 2) *TVTimes has Maurice Edelston as commentator
19/Nov Peterborough United 0 Shrewsbury Town 2 (Clarke, Manning) *NOTW
26/Nov Grimsby Telegraph lists Lincoln 3 Scunthorpe 4 [FA Cup R1] but NOTW lists Northampton 2 (Moore, Martin) Blackburn 1 (Ferguson)
03/Dec Grimsby Town 1 (Rudd) Orient 2 (Holton, Werge) *Gerald Sinstadt commentating for the first time on TV
10/Dec Norwich City 1 (Boland) Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 (Knowles, Wagstaffe) *TV Times continues to list John Camkin as commentator
17/Dec Hull City 2 (Butler 2) Coventry City 2 (Key, Tudor) *NOTW, also on ABC (may have been their coverage)
24/Dec No programme this weekend
31/Dec Norwich City 3 (Curran 2, Sheffield) Birmingham City 3 (Brisges, Vowden, Bullock)
07/Jan Colchester United 0 Peterborough United 3 (Loughton(og), Watson, Fairbrother) [FA Cup R2] *Intended match Ipswich v Norwich pp'd
14/Jan Peterborough United 2 (Fairbrother, Ross) Walsall 1 (Kirby)
21/Jan Hull City 2 (Jarvis, Simpkin) Millwall 0 *Tape log dates this as 22/Jan/1966, cameras in SW corner of ground
28/Jan Hull City 1 (Houghton) Portsmouth 1 (McCann) [FA Cup 3rd Round] *One source says Norwich 3 Derby 0 but note Southern also took "MOTW"
04/Feb Northampton Town 2 (Moore, Best) Hull City 2 (Houghton, Young)
11/Feb Colchester United 0 Scunthorpe United 1 (Sloan)
18/Feb Manchester United 1 (Law) Norwich City 2 (Heath, Bolland) [FA Cup 4th Round] *Anglia cameras outside the region, Camkin commentating
25/Feb Northampton Town 1 (Brown) Crystal Palace 0
04/Mar Peterborough United 1 (Beesley) Scunthorpe United 0 *Sunday Times
11/Mar Manchester City 1 (Young) Ipswich Town 1 (Crawford) [FA Cup 5th Round] *Anglia cameras outside the region
18/Mar Hull City 1 (Jarvis) Ipswich Town 1 (Brogan) *TV Times now listing Gerald Sinstadt as commentator
25/Mar Ipswich Town 4 (Crawford, Viljoen 3) Portsmouth 2 (Harris, Pointer)
01/Apr Northampton Town 1 (Hall) Ipswich Town 1 (McNeil)
08/Apr Showed ABC's "World of Soccer" - [FA Cup QF]
15/Apr Norwich City 4 (Bryceland 2, Brown, Kenning) Crystal Palace 3 (Bannister, Payne, Woodruff) *Gerald Sinstadt commentated, Anglia opting out of networked England v Scotland coverage
22/Apr Ipswich Town 0 Preston North End 0
29/Apr Showed ABC's "World of Soccer" - [FA Cup SF]
06/May Ipswich Town 1 (Viljoen) Coventry City 1 (Tudor)
13/May Norwich City 1 (Heath) Northampton Town 0 *Tape log says Northampton won 1-0 (Brown) & Keelan was sent off for thumping an opponent, City had pen saved
Ipswich were this season's highest placed Anglia team reaching 5th place in the 2nd tier, but it was Norwich (now under the management of Lol Morgan) who took most of the headlines - An improving 11th placed finish in the league was eclipsed by a 2-1 win in the FA Cup 4th round at Manchester United (who would go and win the league title), this game was covered by Anglia with cameras outside of the region of the first time. Hull City, following promotion, finished one place below Norwich whilst Northampton, who reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup, suffered a second successive relegation. All four 3rd tier Anglia clubs finished within four points of each other in the bottom half of the table - Colchester United, Peterborough united, Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United. In Division Four, Luton Town finished just four points clear of re-election whilst Lincoln City were rock bottom.
"Match of the Week" returned on 23rd September, no Anglia footage whatsoever from this season appears to have survived. From 20/Aug - 10/Sep Anglia showed ABC's "World of Soccer", no football was scheduled for 17/Sep (Anglia showed Cricket that Sunday).
23/Sep Ipswich Town 0 Norwich City 0
30/Sep Peterborough United 2 (Metchick, Mason) Bournemouth & BA. 0 *Listed in The News of the World
07/Oct Norwich City 1 (Bryceland) Blackburn Rovers 0
14/Oct Hull City 2 (Houghton, Wagstaff) Queens Park Rangers 0
21/Oct Home International
28/Oct Northampton Town 4 (Large 3, Mackin(pen)) Bristol Rovers 5 (Mabbutt 3, R.Jones, J.Williams) *TVTimes lists John Camkin for this edition
04/Nov Colchester United 3 (Hodgson, Shires, Stratton) Torquay United 5 (Barnes, Clark 2, Stubbs 2)
11/Nov Hull City 0 Norwich City 2 (Manning, Foggo)
18/Nov Peterborough United 3 (Fairbrother 3) Grimsby Town 2 (Linnell(og), Moore)
25/Nov` Ipswich Town 1 (Spearritt) Plymouth Argyle 1 (Mitten)
02/Dec Colchester United 2 (Price, Trevis) Northampton Town 1 (Martin)
09/Dec NOTW lists Hull 1 (Wagstaff) Charlton 1 (Tees) but Norwich pink lists Ipswich 1 (Hegan) Portsmouth 2 (Pointer, McCann)
16/Dec Ipswich Town 1 (Crawford) Middlesbrough 2 (Hickton 2) *NOTW
23/Dec Norwich City 0 Queens Park Rangers 0 *NOTW
30/Dec Hull City 1 (I.Butler) Huddersfield Town 1 (Nicholson) *NOTW
06/Jan Chelmsford City 0 Colchester United 2 (McKechnie, Stratton) [FA Cup 2nd Round]
13/Jan Hull City 1 (Wagstaff) Millwall 1 (Possey)
20/Jan Northampton Town 2 (Martin, Kiernan) Swindon Town 0 *NOTW
27/Jan Norwich City 1 (Curran) Sunderland 1 (Suggett) [FA Cup R3] *TVTimes lists John Camkin for this edition
03/Feb Norwich City 3 (Crickmore, Curran 2) Ipswich Town 4 (Houghton, Viljoen 3)
10/Feb Hull City 4 (Wagstaff 3, I.Butler) Bristol City 2 (Galley 2)
17/Feb Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" [FA Cup R4]
24/Feb Ipswich Town 4 (Brogan, Crawford, O'Rourke 2) Cardiff City 2 (Clark, Lea) *NOTW, Anglia opting out of Home International highlights
02/Mar Networked coverage of the League Cup Final
09/Mar Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" [FA Cup R5] *TVTimes lists MOTW with John Camkin commentating
16/Mar Ipswich Town 4 (Hegan, Brogan, O'Rourke, Crawford) Preston North End 0
23/Mar Colchester United 2 (Bullock 2) Reading 5 (Harris 2(1pen), Smee 2, Collins)
30/Mar Ipswich Town 2 (Baxter, Crawford) Crystal Palace 2 (Kember, C.Jackson)
06/Apr Norwich City 2 (Bryceland, Curran) Hull City 2 (Wagstaff, Chilton)
13/Apr Ipswich Town 2 (Crawford 2) Rotherham United 0
20/Apr Norwich City 1 (Curran) Blackpool 2 (Rowe, Suddick)
27/Apr Ipswich Town 2 (O'Rourke, Crawford) Queens Park Rangers 2 (Marsh, Leach)
04/May Peterborough United 4 (Garwood 3, Hall) Northampton Town 0
11/May Ipswich Town 1 (Crawford) Blackburn Rovers 1 (Martin)
It was a great season for Ipswich Town as they were finally promoted back into the top tier of English football after a five year gap as champions. Norwich City improved again with a 9th placed finish, whilst Hull City struggled all season but managed to stay up in 17th (six points clear of the drop). In the Third tier, it was Peterborough United who made the headlines for the wrong reasons, they finished 9th but where deducted 19 points and relegated after being found guilty of paying players illegal bonus fees. Northampton Town put the breaks on their decline with a 18th place finish, but it was three other local sides that joined Peterborough in the bottom tier, Grimsby Town, Colchester United and Scunthorpe United (the Irons having appointed former Norwich Boss Ron Ashman). Luton Town, under Allan Brown, finished as runaway Champions of the Fourth division whilst Lincoln City had an improved to mid-table.
Gerald Sinstadt, Anglia commentator 1966-1968
Match of the Week articles
TV Times feature on John Camkin from 13th December 1963
TV Times article by MOTW director Bob Gardam from 30th January 1965
Networked Midweek Highlights
1955/56 - 1967/68
Match of the Week
1968/69 - 1982/83
All editions of "Southern Soccer" were broadcast in 405-line black & white on VHF only until December 1969.
Maurice Edelston assumed to be the commentator unless stated.
05/Nov probably Southampton 3 Stoke City 2
12/Nov Gillingham 1 (Rackstraw(pen)) Swindon Town 0
19/Nov Southampton 1 (Davies) Manchester United 2 (Charlton 2) *Listed in The News of the World
26/Nov Portsmouth 0 Derby County 3 (Buxton, Hector, Durban) *NOTW
03/Dec Southampton 2 (Melia, Davies) Newcastle United 0 *NOTW
10/Dec Showed ATV's London's "Star Soccer" - Fulham 3 (Clarke 2, Conway) Southampton 1 (Paine)
17/Dec Portsmouth 3 (Kellard, Hiron 2) Norwich City 3 (Sheffield 2, Curran) *NOTW
24/Dec No programme this weekend
07/Jan Portsmouth 1 (McCann) Bury 2 (Aimson, Jones)
14/Jan Southend United 1 (Flatt) Halifax Town 0 *Listed in The Observer
28/Jan Showed Anglia's "Match of the Week" - Hull City 1 Portsmouth 1 [FA Cup 3rd Round]
04/Feb Southampton 6 (Hollywood, Davies, Paine 2(2pens), Chivers 2) West Ham United 2 (Hurst, Burkett)
11/Feb Portsmouth 3 (Pointer, Edwards, Harris) Northampton Town 2 (Moore, Brown)
18/Feb Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (Turner) Chelsea 1 (Tambling) [FA Cup 4th Round]
25/Feb Bournemouth & Boscombe A. 1 (Bumstead) Darlington 1 (Massie)
04/Mar Brighton & Hove Albion 2 (Napier 2) Gillingham 2 (Yeo, Gibbs)
11/Mar Showed ABC's "World of Soccer" [FA Cup 5th Round] *No Southern clubs left in competition
25/Mar Southampton 4 (Paine, Brown(og), Davies, Chivers) Fulham 2 (Earle, Clarke)
01/Apr Bournemouth & Boscombe A. 2 (P.Norton, Oliver) Reading 2 (Harris, Smee)
15/Apr Showed Home International
22/Apr Southampton 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Gilzean)
29/Apr Showed ABC's "World of Soccer" - [FA Cup SF]
Southampton, managed by Ted Bates since 1955, had just won promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history, their debut campaign in the old First Division in 1966/67 saw them finish 19th (two places above the drop), Saints centre forward Ron Davies was the entire Football League's leading scorer with 37 helping the club notch up an impressive total of 74 goals for, but the 92 goals against accounted for their lowly position. 2nd tier Portsmouth, managed by George Smith since 1961, ended the season in 14th. The 3rd tier saw Roy Bentley's Reading enjoy their best season for many years, narrowly missing out on promotion in 4th. Gillingham finished 11th whilst Brighton and Bournemouth just avoided the drop in 19th and 20th. In the Fourth Division, fringe Southern club Southend were 6th, Aldershot 10th.
Gillingham matchday programme article
12th November 1966
There were no football highlights scheduled for Southern viewers until the weekend of 30th September.
30/Sep Southampton 2 (Paine, Davies) Nottingham Forest 1 (Lyons) *Listed in The News of the World
07/Oct Portsmouth 2 (McClelland, Hiron) Carlisle United 1 (McIlmoyle)
14/Oct Southampton 1 (Davies) Leicester City 5 (?????, Sinclair, Stringfellow 2, Shilton) *NOTW, Leicester's keeper scored the 5th with a clearance.
21/Oct Home Internationals
28/Oct Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (Flood) Watford 0
04/Nov Portsmouth 3 (Jennings, McCann 2) Hull City 0
11/Nov Southampton 1 (Chivers) Tottenham Hotspur 2 (Robertson, Gilzean)
18/Nov Bournemouth & Boscombe A. 1 (Held) Walsall 1 (Murray)
25/Nov Southampton 3 (Paine, Channon, Davies) Sunderland 2 (Brand, Martin)
02/Dec Portsmouth 3 (Portwood, Travers, Pointer) Blackpool 1 (Skirton)
09/Dec Showed ATV London's match *NOTW
16/Dec Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Swindon Town 0 *NOTW
23/Dec No programme this weekend
30/Dec Gillingham 1 (Hunt) Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (K.Napier)
06/Jan Southampton 3 (Channon, Davies 2) Chelsea 5 (Cooke, Baldwin, Tambling, Boyle, Osgood) *NOTW
13/Jan Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" - Leeds United 5 (Jones, Hibbett, Lorimer, Madeley 2) Southampton 0
20/Jan Portsmouth 3 (McCann, Kellard, Pointer) Norwich City 0 *NOTW
27/Jan Showed ABC's "World of Soccer" [FA Cup 3rd Round]
03/Feb Southampton 1 (Davies) Stoke City 2 (Burrows, Palmer) *NOTW
10/Feb Southend United 0 York City 1 (Spencer)
17/Feb Showed ATV London's "Star Soccer" [FA Cup 4th Round]
24/Feb Showed Home International
02/Mar Networked coverage of the League Cup Final
09/Mar Portsmouth 1 (Hiron) West Bromwich Albion 2 (Astle, Clark) [FA Cup 5th Round] *NOTW
16/Mar Southampton 0 West Ham United 0 *NOTW
23/Mar Portsmouth 2 (Ley(pen), Hiron) Middlesbrough 0
30/Mar Showed ABC's "World of Soccer" [FA Cup QF's]
06/Apr Bournemouth & Boscombe A. 4 (Hold 3, K.White) Gillingham 0
13/Apr Southampton 2 (Paine, Davies) Manchester United 2 (Charlton, Best)
20/Apr Portsmouth 2 (Newton(og), Jennings) Blackburn Rovers 1 (Gilliver)
27/Apr Showed ABC's "World of Soccer" - [FA Cup SF]
04/May Portsmouth 1 (McCann) Ipswich Town 2 (O'Rourke 2)
11/May Southampton 0 Coventry City 0
Southampton improved to a 16th placed
finish with Ron Davies again topping the scoring charts (this time jointly
with Man Utd star George Best) on 28 but once again Saints defensive frailties
let them down. In the 2nd tier, Portsmouth finished 5th - yet points wise
they were well short of the required tally for promotion. Reading also
finished 5th in the Third tier with Brighton, Gillingham and Bournemouth
making up a mid-table trio of Southern teams in 10th, 11th and 12th.
Networked Midweek Highlights
1955/56 - 1967/68
1968 - 1981
ATV London and ABC North & Midlands matches are listed on separate pages here and here.
See also 1968-1983