The first episode of Survivors was transmitted on
Wednesday 16th April 1975 at 8.10pm on BBC1. The new
was promoted by a preview feature on page 3, a photo on
the listings pages and a two page colour feature on
page 6. Unfortunately the front cover went to Mike
Yarwood (above) who began a new series on Saturday.
- Preview feature from page 3 -
- Listings photo from page 45 -
Could you survive the end of the
The feature on page 6 was entitled 'Could you survive the
end of the world?' and was a transcript of an interview
between Chris Dunkley and Terry Nation. The text was
accompanied by a picture of Terry Nation in the grounds
of his country home and the covers of several books on
self-sufficiency and farming.
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7 days in TV
Saturday 12th April 1975: The Doctor,
Sarah-Jane and Harry escaped the bunker in the final
episode of Terry
Nation's Doctor Who epic - Genesis of the Daleks at
5.30pm. Later at 8.30pm Mike Yarwood began a new
series of his comedy show 'Look - Mike Yarwood.
Sunday 13th: The Master
of Ballantrae, a children's classic serial which went out
5.35 featured Barbara
Lott (Edith Walter in Law of the Jungle and Bridgehead) as Lady
Clinton. Fulton Mackay, Julian Glover and
Brigit Forsyth also starred.
Monday 14th: Children's
TV today included The Clangers encountering The Noise
Machine, Judi Dench reading
Come Down the Mountain on Jackanory, Lesley Judd, John
Noakes and Peter Purves presenting Blue Peter and a
new series of Hong Kong Phooey. Whatever Happened to the
Likely Lads? later that evening saw Robert Gillespie
(Milner in Gone Away and Sam
Mead in series three) as a police sergeant in the episode
One for the Road.
Tuesday 15th: Budget 1975
took over today's viewing as Denis Healey as Chancellor
of the Exchequer presented
the battered case in Downing Street amidst rising
inflation and unemployment figures.
Wednesday 16th: BBC2
competition for Survivors was a Magnus Magnusson fronted
documentary on a Venetian
merchant ship. Preceding Survivors on BBC1 was the family
film The Lion and the Horse. Survivors was followed
by the Nine O'Clock News with Richard Baker.
Thursday 17th: The Liver
Birds and Are You Being Served? took the prime time slots
this evening. They were
followed by a Play for Today which featured James Cosmo (The Chosen).
Friday 18th: Barbara
Good was becoming bored of The Good Life at 8.30pm,
whilst over on BBC2, Delia Smith
got excited about pates and terrines - bless her!
Above: Abby Grant shared the spotlight with
many other classic television characters this week: Abby (Carolyn
Seymour), Tiny Clanger, Barbara Good (Felicity
Kendal), Davros (Michael
Wisher), Beryl and Sandra - The Liver
Birds (Polly James and Nerys Hughes), Hong Kong
Phooey and Miss Brahms
and Mrs Slocombe - Are You Being
Served (Wendy Richard and Mollie Sugden).
The truly hideous Marley Cushioned Vinyl and the New Ford
Escort attempted to grab Radio Times reader's
attention in this week's colour pages...