January 15th,1959, was the opening night of Tyne Tees Television.
Eileen Brennan, now Eileen Grinsell, performed on the first ever show 55 years ago.
Derek Proud has been to meet her.
Eileen Brennan, now Eileen Grinsell, performed on the first ever Tyne Tees show in 1959. At 6pm, she will be on ITV News Tyne Tees talking about her memories of the programme.
The first Tyne Tees programme was broadcast on 15th January 1959. Tyne Tees made hit shows like The Tube and Supergran at the studios in City Road in Newcastle.
Happy Birthday to Tyne Tees, 55 today. The service launched on the 15th January 1959 at City Road in Newcastle.
Since its launch, programmes like the Tube and Supergran have been broadcast.
It's almost three decades since the first episode of Auf Wiedersehen Pet was broadcast. The globally successful sitcom featured a group of Geordies who travelled to Germany in search of work.
Tim Healy starred in the programme. He spoke to Pam Royle and Ian Payne about the unexpected success.
For more information on the upcoming Auf Wiedersehen weekend in Newcastle, click here.
Singers, dancers, DJs. Those who could shake off their nerves performed in front of Britain's Got Talent producers in Byker today.
Here is a selection of the talent they had to choose from:
From singers to magicians and dancers, a wealth of talent turned out in Newcastle today to audition for ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent. Producers were talent spotting in Byker, looking for the next big thing.
Those who make it through go on to the next round of auditions and perform live in front of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.