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.
Showers expected today and the rest of the week. Some sunshine in Northumberland.
Government have pledged to encourage alternate, more eco-friendly fuel for vehicles. There is a lot of panic about rising Petrol prices, but what about the lpg(Autogas) that my car uses?
Price per liter has risen in just 6 months from 70.9p to the current 79.9p-will the Chancellor reduce the Tax on Autogas to encourage more use? I DON'T think so... :-(