Monday, January 29, 2007

Six-Five Special

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The Six-Five Special was a television programme launched in February 1957 when both television and rock and roll were in their infancy in Britain. It was the BBC's first attempt at a rock and roll programme, a great innovation at the time and subsequently much imitated. It was called the "Six-Five Special" because of the time it was broadcast - it went out, live of course as all programmes did then, at five past six on a Saturday evening. It began immediately after the abolition of the "Toddlers' Truce", which had seen television close down between 6 and 7 p.m. so that young children could be put to bed.


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