Like most of the "smaller" companies it was a struggle for Southern
to get anything onto the network, despite them having an advertising
revenue which was not that short of Yorkshire.
Like others in the same position the strategy was to attack niches,
which for Southern were children's programmes and opera. The former
were built up by Jack Hargreaves, the inventor of How, and continued
by Lewis Rudd.
Below is a small subjective list of programmes. If your favourite
programme is missing let me know, and I will add it.
and finally: And It's Goodbye From Us
- 17:30 Southern Rhapsody
- 17:40 ITN News
- 17:50 'Filmed Drama'
- 19:00 Coming Shortly (clips from future programmes, including
I Love Lucy, Dragnet, Gun Law, and The Adventures of Robin Hood)
- 20:00 Southern Rapsody - networked variety show hosted by Alan
Melville, featuring Gracie Fields, Frankie Vaughan, Anne Shelton
and Charlie Drake, J B Priestly, Gilbert Harding and Lionel Blair.
- Famous Five
- Midnight is a Place
- Worzel Gummidge
- Flockton Flyer
News and current Affairs
- Day by Day
- Scene South-East
- Southern Report
- Opinions Unlimited
- If the Shoting Starts
- Out of Town
- The Frankie Vaughan Vaudeville Show
- Moon Movies
- Come Sunday
- Churchill - The Wilderness Years