It’s Saturday, October 20:

And this is what’s on the TV, this very evening, exactly 50 years ago to the day:


Thing is, it’s exactly 50 years ago – and Brucie’s still on the box. Turns out 1962 is the same as 2012, October 20 being a Saturday in both these years. So – what else was on this commercial channel, in the North East of England, that evening? There was – later – the imported:


With the delightful Poncie Ponce – a Spanish name if ever there was. Many will remember the series from ABC in the US; a decade or so before Hawaii-5-0.

Another chap still around is the (now) 90 year old Patrick MacNee who, 50 years ago, was teamed up – pre Mrs Peel – with Honor Blackman, also still with us.


Remember when TV went to bed with the rest of us? Before midnight:


It would appear, however, that the Reverend Henry Bentley died in 1983 at the age of 75 or thereabouts.


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