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            List of years in British television       (table)
 1954 .  1955 .  1956 .  1957  . 1958  . 1959  . 1960 
1961 1962 1963 -1964- 1965 1966 1967
 1968 .  1969 .  1970 .  1971  . 1972  . 1973  . 1974 

This is a list of British television related events from 1964.

EventsEdit

  • 1 January – The first Top of the Pops airs on BBC Television.
  • 9 February – Launch of the BBC Wales Television Service.
  • 6 April – Associated-Rediffusion changes its name to Rediffusion, London.
  • 20 April – BBC Two starts broadcasting in the UK; the existing BBC channel is renamed BBC One. A power failure prevents the planned opening night's schedule from happening, meaning the first programme shown is Play School the following morning.
  • 30 April – Television sets manufactured as of this date are required to receive UHF channels.
  • 5 May – The documentary film Seven Up! is broadcast on ITV, showing the lives of fourteen school children. Subsequent films in the series have seen them interviewed every seven years since.
  • 30 May – The 26 part documentary series The Great War covering events in World War I begins airing on the BBC.
  • 22 August – The first Match of the Day airs on BBC Television.
  • 10 October – The 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at Tokyo, Japan, with first time of live Olympic telecast program by geostationary communication satellite.
  • 13 October – Danger Man returns to ITV after being cancelled in 1961.
  • 28 October – The Wednesday Play premieres on BBC1.
  • 2 November – Crossroads premieres on ITV

DebutsEdit

BBC1Edit

BBC2Edit

ITVEdit

  • Unknown – Mr. and Mrs. (1964–1999, 2008–2010)
  • 17 October – Redcap (1964–1966)
  • 2 November – Crossroads (1964–1988, 2001–2003)

Television showsEdit

Returning this year after a break of one year or longerEdit

  • 13 October – Danger Man (1960–1961, 1964–1968)

1940sEdit

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

Ending this yearEdit

BirthsEdit

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