Photographs

Ian Smith
Diane Cilento and Gary Raymond

1965 … current affairs, a State event, light entertainment and drama … four moments from a crowded year. 

Top left: Mr Ian Smith from Rhodesia, in the ‘This Week’ studio.

Top right: Studio 9 in Television House was the control room for the State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill for which nine ITV companies provided men and equipment. Peter Morley (left) was the producer of this, the largest TV operation yet mounted in the United Kingdom. Graham Watts (right) was the senior director. Other Rediffusion personnel involved were Ray Dicks as executive producer, Basil Bultitude as engineer-in-charge, and Robert Everett in charge of administration.

Bottom left: Joan Hickson and Donald Sinden in ‘Our Man from St Mark’s’ [sic].

Bottom right: Diane Cilento and Gary Raymond in ‘Cut Yourself a Slice of Throat’ a story in the ‘Blackmail’ anthology series.

Five men and one woman with various awards

1965 … The Guild of Television Producers and Directors awards. Left to right: jeremy isaacs and the production team of ‘This Week’ received a Craft Award for the production of factual programmes; peter morley received a Craft Award for his work on ITV’s coverage of Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral and for his documentary ‘L.S.O. – The Music Men’; alan badel, Actor of the Year, among the plays for which he received his award was Rediffusion’s ‘A Couple of Dry Martinis’; gwen watford, Actress of the Year, among the plays for which she received her award were the Rediffusion productions ‘Take Care of Madam’ and ‘The Rules of the Game’; charles squires, a Craft Award for documentary production for his work on ‘The Grafters’ and ‘Paradise Street’; cyril coke, a Craft Award for drama for his work on ‘Crime and Punishment’, ‘The Rules of the Game’ and ‘Four of Hearts – Tilt’. 

1965 // FROM TRANSDIFFUSION