Happy 55th birthday ITV Tyne Tees

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.

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Tyne Tees turns 55

Tyne Tees is 55. The service launched on the 15th January 1959 at City Road in Newcastle.