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Media Coverage
England on Television
(1960-65)

The commentators in italics are probable, but not confirmed.

England's television appearances in the first half of the 1960s followed a similar pattern to the preceding years, but there was a gradual shift of emphasis in a number of areas, including the channels, the amount of coverage and the kick-off times.

ITV had only acquired their first exclusive live coverage of an England international in 1959, and they had also been showing the second half of an Under-23 international each season. In the new decade, they were broadcasting, at least, one live full international a season. The BBC continued to use 'Sportsview', the midweek sporting highlights programme presented by Peter Dimmock. Although ITV regions were restricted by their own afternoon schedules (schools programmes) from showing anything but the second half, they had made the last Wembley game of the season their own, with Gerry Loftus now the established commentator and they eventually managed to provide the full exclusive ninety minutes of an international for the first time, against Hungary.

The BBC still had all of the England away games, however, with Kenneth Wolstenholme commentating from far and wide. The 1962 World Cup in Chile was his third, but whilst the previous two tournaments had been shown live on both channels via Eurovision, the BBC had to transmit this tournament's games by satellite and they were not available to be viewed until two days after the game. In fact, England had already beaten Argentina in their second game before viewers in the UK were able to see a recording of their opening-day defeat by Hungary.

Back home, the annual Scotland fixture was still the exclusive preserve of the BBC, in most of the UK, anyway. 'Scotsport' provided a commentator from north of the border (Arthur Montford) for the benefit of Scottish viewers in their ITV region. The BBC's Saturday night programme, 'Sports Special' was eventually replaced by extended weekly coverage of Football League games on 'Match of the Day', which helped to launch the new BBC2 channel in 1964. ITV had been producing regional highlights coverage two years previous to that, after a failed attempt in 1960 to popularise live league games during the season.

The other big shift during this period was the move from midweek afternoon games to floodlit evening fixtures. This brought England internationals into direct competition with other 'prime time' favourites and the compromise was that even the BBC's live coverage became restricted to the second half of games.

All of this was about to change again, however. The BBC and ITV had made huge inroads into their coverage of club football. The authorities had long expressed a concern that TV coverage was affecting attendances at games and, with statistics supporting this view, they decided that live coverage of all England games during the season would stop in 1965. It took another 25 years and the explosion of satellite television for the broadcasters to re-establish the live games that are now taken for granted.                                                              Picture supplied by tv50.org.uk

Thanks to Robert Pedley for spotting the coverage of the 1962 Peru game.

For more details on TV football in this era, the ITV Football 1955-68 website is well worth a visit.

1960-61
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 21st September 1960 - Under-23
Maine Road, Manchester (second half only)
England 5 Vejle BK (Denmark) 1 - Sportsview (BBC) - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

342

Saturday, 8 October 1960 - Northern Ireland 2 England 5 [1-2]
Windsor Park, Belfast
- Kick-off 3.00pm GMT
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Sports Special (BBC) - 10:45pm - 11:15pm
commentator
Cliff Michelmore
(recorded highlights)

344

Wednesday, 26 October 1960 - England 4 Spain 2 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- Kick-off 2.30pm GMT
BBC - 2:25pm - 4:15pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
Sportsview (BBC) - 10:00pm - 10:30pm
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 2nd November 1960 - Under-23
St. James' Park, Newcastle (second half only)
England 1 Italy 1 - ITV - 8:30pm - 9:25pm
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees and Ulster
commentators Gerry Loftus and George Taylor
(Scottish Television opted out)

345

Wednesday, 23 November 1960 - England 5 Wales 1 [3-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- Kick-off 2.30pm GMT
Granada (Northern) - 3:20pm - 4:10pm
(second half only)

TWW (South Wales and West of England) - 3:45pm - 4:10pm

(last twenty-five minutes only)
Rediffusion (London) - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
ITV - 3:45pm - 4:37pm

ATV (Midland), Tyne Tees and Ulster
ITV - 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Anglia and Southern Television
(second half recording)
ITV commentators
Gerry Loftus and Kent Walton

(Scottish Television opted out)
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 1st March 1961 - Under-23
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough (second half only)
England 0 Scotland 1 - Sportsview (BBC) - 8:00pm - 9:15pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
BBC Scotland commentator Peter Thomson

346

Saturday, 15 April 1961 - England 9 Scotland 3 [3-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Sports Special (BBC) - 9:52pm - 10:30pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:00pm - 10:40pm

commentator Arthur Montford
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Saturday, 29th April 1961 - Schoolboys
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (second half only)
England 8 Wales 1 - Grandstand (BBC) - 3:50pm - 4:40pm
commentator Walley Barnes
Sports Special (BBC) - 9:52pm - 10:30pm
(recorded highlights, including Chelsea v. Nottingham Forest and Czechoslovakia v. Mexico in the same programme)

Friday, 5th May 1961
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London
England 1 Young England 1
Rediffusion (London) - 11:02pm (followed by Weather Forecast and Epilogue)
Scottish Television - 11:02 pm - 11:47 pm
TWW (South Wales and West of England) - 11:02pm - 11:55pm
Southern Television - 11:02pm (followed by Weather Forecast) - 11:55pm
Tyne Tees - 11:04pm (followed by Epilogue)
ATV (Midland) - 11:04pm (followed by Weather Forecast) - 11:55pm
Granada (Northern) - 11:10pm - 12:00 a.m.
(recorded highlights)
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Ulster opted out)

347

Wednesday, 10 May 1961 - England 8 Mexico 0 [4-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- Kick-off 3.00pm BST

BBC - 2:55pm - 4:45pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
Sportsview Special (BBC) - 10:10pm - 10:40pm
(recorded highlights)

348

Sunday, 21 May 1961 - Portugal 1 England 1 [0-0]
Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa
- Kick-off 4.00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Sportsview Special (BBC) - Monday, 22nd May
10:10pm - 10:40pm

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

349

Wednesday, 24 May 1961 - Italy 2 England 3 [1-1]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma - Kick-off 4.00pm BST
BBC - 3:55pm - 4:50pm and 5:25pm - 5:45pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(Bengo and The Long Way Home during half-time interval and first half-hour of second half)

Sportsview Special (BBC) - 9:45pm - 10:15pm
(recorded highlights)

350

Saturday, 27 May 1961 - Austria 3 England 1 [2-1]
Praterstadion, Wien - Kick-off 4.30pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Sportsview Special (BBC) - Monday, 29th May
8:40pm - 9:10pm

(recorded highlights)
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

(BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Scotland opted out)
Notes Highlights of the European Cup-Winners Cup Final Second Leg between Fiorentina and Rangers (also played on the Saturday) were shown in the same programme.
1961-62

351

Thursday, 28 September 1961 - England 4 Luxembourg 1 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
- Kick-off 7.30pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 11:00pm - 11:30pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

352

Saturday, 14 October 1961 - Wales 1 England 1 [1-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Sportsview Special (BBC) - 10:15pm - 10:45pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

353

Wednesday, 25 October 1961 - England 2 Portugal 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 2.30pm BST
BBC - 2:25pm - 4:15pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme

(BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Scotland opted out)
Sportsview Soccer Special (BBC) - 10:40pm - 11:10pm
(recorded highlights)

354

Wednesday, 22 November 1961 -
England 1 Northern Ireland 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 2:30pm GMT
BBC - 2:25pm - 4:15pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
BBC - 10:15pm - 10:45pm
10:45pm - 11:00pm
Isle of Wight region, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Scotland
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 28th February 1962 - Under-23
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Scotland 2 England 4 - Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:35pm - 11:15pm
Scotsport (Grampian) - 10:40pm - 11:15pm
commentator Arthur Montford
(recorded highlights)

355

Wednesday, 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3:00pm BST
BBC - 2:55pm - 4:45pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme

(BBC Scotland opted out)
BBC - 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Sports Special (BBC Scotland) - 10:30pm - 11:00pm

(recorded highlights)

356

Saturday, 14 April 1962 - Scotland 2 England 0 [1-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow - Kick-off 3:00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY (live in Scotland)
Grandstand (BBC Scotland) - 2:50pm - 5:00pm
commentator Peter Thomson
BBC - 10:45pm - 11:15pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
Sports Special (BBC Scotland) - 10:45pm - 11:15pm
(recorded highlights)
Notes All of the ITV regions showed live second-half coverage of the FA Amateur Cup Final between Crook Town and Hounslow Town from Wembley, whilst the international was in progress.
Other England Internationals Saturday, 28th April 1962 - Schoolboys
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (last half-hour only)
England 1 West Germany 2 - Grandstand (BBC) - approximately 4:00pm - 4:30pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
BBC - 11:05pm - 11:35pm
(recorded highlights, including the First Division game between Ipswich Town and Aston Villa in the same programme)

Friday, 4th May 1962
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (second half only)
England 3 Young England 2 - ITV - 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Granada (Northern), Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England) and Tyne Tees
Rediffusion (London) - 8:16pm - 9:15pm
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Grampian and Ulster opted out)

357

Wednesday, 9 May 1962 - England 3 Switzerland 1 [3-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
ITV 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Grampian, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Southern Television and Tyne Tees
(Scottish Television, TWW, Ulster and Westward opted out)
commentator Gerry Loftus
(second half only)

358

Sunday, 20 May 1962 - Peru 0 England 4 [0-4]
Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Sportsview (BBC) - Wednesday, 23rd May
7:55pm - 9:15pm
commentator David Coleman
(recorded highlights)
World Cup Finals 1962

Chile

359

Thursday, 31 May 1962 - Hungary 2 England 1 [1-0]
Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua - Kick-off 3:00pm (8:00pm BST)
DELAYED COVERAGE ONLY
BBC - Saturday, 2nd June - 10:30pm - 12:00 a.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(full game recording)

360

Saturday, 2 June 1962 - England 3 Argentina 1 [2-0]
Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua - Kick-off 3:00pm (8:00pm BST)
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - Monday, 4th June - 9:25pm - 10:40pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

361

Thursday, 7 June 1962 - Bulgaria 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua - Kick-off 3:00pm (8:00pm BST)
DELAYED COVERAGE ONLY
BBC - Saturday, 9th June - 9:55pm - 11:25pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(full game recording)

362

Sunday, 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Municipal, Vińa del Mar - Kick-off 2:30pm (7:30pm BST)
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - Tuesday, 12th June - 9:25pm - 10:25pm (possibly extended by twenty minutes)
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
1962-63

364

Saturday, 20 October 1962 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3 [0-1]
Windsor Park, Belfast
- Kick-off 3.00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Saturday Sport (BBC) - 10:15pm - 10:50pm
(recorded highlights)

commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme

(BBC Scotland opted out)
Notes Highlights of the other opening game in the British Championship, between Wales and Scotland, were shown in the same programme. BBC Scotland's Sports Special, and Scotsport, on Grampian and Scottish Television, separately featured their game.
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 7th November 1962 - Under-23
Home Park, Plymouth (last twenty minutes only)
England 6 Belgium 1 - Sportsview (BBC) - 8:50pm - 9:15pm
(BBC Scotland opted out)
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(BBC Scotland, Grampian, Scottish Television and Ulster all broadcast highlights of the British Championship clash between Scotland and Northern Ireland, later in the evening)

365

Wednesday, 21 November 1962 - England 4 Wales 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 2.15pm GMT
BBC - 2:25pm - 4:00pm
(BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Scotland opted out)
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(all but first ten minutes)
BBC - 10:20pm - 10:50pm
Sports Special - 10:20pm - 10:50pm

BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Scotland
(recorded highlights)
Notes Scotsport, on Grampian and Scottish Television, broadcast highlights from the Glasgow Cup meeting between Celtic and Rangers, and from a friendly between Hibernian and Barcelona.

366

Wednesday, 27 February 1963 - France 5 England 2 [3-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris
- Kick-off 8:45pm (7:45pm GMT)
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 10:35pm - 11:05pm
Sports Special (BBC Scotland) - 10:20pm - 10:50pm
commentator
Walley Barnes
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Thursday, 21st March 1963 - Under-23
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (second half only)
England 0 Yugoslavia 0 - Floodlit Football (ITV) - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Grampian, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Scottish Television, Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees, Westward and WWN (Wales West and North)
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Ulster opted out)

367

Saturday, 6 April 1963 - England 1 Scotland 2 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Scotsport - 10:05pm - 10:40pm
Grampian and Scottish Television
commentator Arthur Montford
Saturday Sport (BBC) - 10:10pm - 10:35pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Notes Tyne Tees broadcast Saturday-night highlights in Shoot (possibly the Second Division game between Newcastle United and Southampton).
Other England Internationals Tuesday, 23rd April 1963 - European Youth Tournament Final
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
England 4 Northern Ireland 0 - BBC - 11:00pm - 11:10pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

Saturday, 27th April 1963 - Schoolboys
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (second half only)
England 4 Wales 1 - ITV - 3:50pm - 4:30pm
ABC (Midland and Northern), Anglia, ATV (London), Border, Grampian, Scottish Television, Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees and Ulster
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus

368

Wednesday, 8 May 1963 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
ITV 3:20pm - 4:45pm
(all but first twenty minutes)

ATV (Midland), Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Southern Television, Westward and WWN (Wales West and North)

ITV - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
(second half only)

Anglia, Border and Tyne Tees
Ulster - 3:46pm - 4:45pm
(second half only)
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus

(Grampian, Scottish Television and TWW opted out)
ITV - 11:10pm - 11:50pm
Granada (Northern), Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England) and Tyne Tees
Grampian - 11:12pm - 11:50pm
ITV - 11:12pm - 11:52pm
Rediffusion (London) and Scottish Television
(recorded highlights)
Notes Highlights of the game between Scotland and Austria were featured on BBC Scotland's Sports Special and also on Scotsport, broadcast by Border, Grampian and Scottish Television.
Other England Internationals Friday, 24th May 1963
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (second half only)
England 3 Football League 3 - ITV - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Grampian, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Scottish Television, Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees and Ulster
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Westward opted out)

369

Wednesday, 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4 [0-1]
Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava - Kick-off 5.00pm BST
BBC - 6:25pm - 6:50pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(last twenty minutes only)
Sportsview (BBC) - 8:45pm - 9:15pm
(recorded highlights)

371

Wednesday, 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8 [1-3]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel - Kick-off 7:45pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 10:20pm - 10:50pm
(Brighton and Isle of Wight regions, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Scotland opted out)
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
1963-64

372

Saturday, 12 October 1963 - Wales 0 England 4 [0-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
- Kick-off 3.00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 11:24pm - 11:50pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Notes BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Scotland (in Sportsreel) and Grampian and Scottish Television (in Scotsport) broadcast highlights of the other opening game in the British Championship, between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

373

Wednesday, 23 October 1963 -
England 2
Rest of the World 1 [0-0]

Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 2.45pm BST
(second half only)
ITV -
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Anglia and Grampian
Ulster -
3:45pm - 4:40pm
Scottish Television - 3:46pm - 4:30pm
Rediffusion (London) - 3:46pm - 4:45pm
Border
- 3:47pm - 4:30pm
ITV - 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Granada (Northern) and Tyne Tees
ITV - 4:05pm - 4:30pm
(last 25 minutes only)

ATV (Midland) and TWW (South Wales and West of England)
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
ITV - 9:55pm - 10:40pm
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Grampian, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Scottish Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees and Ulster
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 6th November 1963 - Youth
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (second half only)
England 5 Rest of the United Kingdom 2 - Floodlit Football (ITV)
8:00pm - 9:00pm
ATV (Midland), Rediffusion (London) and Southern Television
8:00pm - 8:55pm
Anglia, Border, Granada (Northern), TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees, Westward and WWN (Wales West and North)
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Grampian and Scottish Television opted out)

374

Wednesday, 20 November 1963 -
England 8 Northern Ireland 3
[4-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 7.30pm GMT
BBC - 8:15pm - 9:15pm
(second half only)

commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme

(BBC Scotland opted out)
Notes BBC Scotland's Sportsreel, plus Grampian and Scottish Television (in Scotsport) broadcast highlights of the game between Scotland and Wales.

375

Saturday, 11 April 1964 - Scotland 1 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
- Kick-off 3:00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY (live in Scotland)
Grandstand (BBC Scotland) - 2:45pm - 5:00pm
commentators Kenneth Wolstenholme and George Davidson
International Special (BBC) - 10:45pm - 11:25pm
(recorded highlights)
BBC Scotland - Sunday, 12th April
3:25pm - 4:45pm
(recorded highlights)
Notes International Special also included Rugby Union highlights from the Five Nations Championship between France and Ireland.
Other England Internationals Saturday, 25th April 1964 - Schoolboys
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (last half-hour only)
England 1 West Germany 1 - Grandstand (BBC1) - approximately 4:00pm - 4:30pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
 
Friday, 1st May 1964
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London (second half only)
England 3 Young England 0 - BBC1 - 8:25pm - 9:15pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(BBC Scotland opted out)

376

Wednesday, 6 May 1964 - England 2 Uruguay 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
ITV - 3:46pm - 4:45pm
(second half only)

Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Channel, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees, Ulster, Westward and WWN (Wales West and North)

(Grampian and Scottish Television opted out)
commentator
Gerry Loftus
Westward - 9:10pm - 9:30pm
(recorded highlights)
Notes Scottish Television's Scotsport showed highlights from the Scottish Summer Cup.
Taça das Naçőes 1964

Brazil

380

Saturday, 30 May 1964 - Brazil 5 England 1 [1-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracană, Rio de Janeiro

HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
The Little World Cup (BBC1) - Monday, 1st June
10:20pm - 11:00pm

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

381

Thursday, 4 June 1964 - England 1 Portugal 1 [0-1]
Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, Pacaembu, Săo Paulo
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
The Little World Cup (BBC1) - Sunday, 7th June
2:35pm - 3:20pm

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

382

Saturday, 6 June 1964 - Argentina 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracană, Rio de Janeiro
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
The Little World Cup (BBC1) - Monday, 8th June
10:20pm - 11:05pm

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
1964-65

384

Wednesday, 21 October 1964 - England 2 Belgium 2 [1-2]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 7.30pm BST
BBC1 - 8:25pm - 9:15pm (second half only)
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme

(BBC Scotland opted out)
Notes BBC1 Scotland and Scottish Television's Scotsport broadcast highlights from the game between Scotland and Finland.

385

Wednesday, 18 November 1964 - England 2 Wales 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 7.30pm GMT
ITV - 8:20pm - 9:20pm (second half only)
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Channel, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Southern Television, Teledu Cymru (Wales West and North), TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees and Westward
ITV commentator
Gerry Loftus
(Grampian, Scottish Television and Ulster opted out)
Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:20pm - 11:05pm
(ITV recorded highlights)
Notes BBC1 Wales provided their own coverage of the game. Scotsport also included highlights from the European Cup tie between Rangers and Rapid Wien (also shown on BBC1 Scotland's Sportsreel), the European Cup-Winners Cup tie between Dundee and Real Zaragoza and the Inter-Cities' Fairs Cup tie between Barcelona and Celtic in the same programme. All were second round, first legs.
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 25th November 1964 - Under-23
Highfield Road, Coventry
England 5 Romania 0 (BBC2) - 9:15pm - 10:05pm (second half recording)
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(Highlights of the British Championship clash between Scotland and Northern Ireland were shown by BBC1 Scotland, Scottish Television and Ulster)

386

Wednesday, 9 December 1964 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [0-0]
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam - Kick-off 8.00pm (7.00pm GMT)
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC2 - 10:35pm - 11:05pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday, 24th February 1965 - Under-23
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Scotland 0 England 0 - Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:38pm - 11:23pm (recorded highlights)
commentator Arthur Montford
Sportsreel (BBC1 Scotland)
11:05pm - 11:20pm (recorded highlights)
commentator George Davidson

Saturday, 3rd April 1965 - Schoolboys
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (second half only)
England 3 Scotland 0 - World of Sport (ITV) - 3:45pm - 4:25pm (all regions)
commentator Gerry Loftus

Wednesday, 7th April 1965 - Under-23
Elland Road, Leeds (second half only)
England 0 Czechoslovakia 0 - Sportsview (BBC1) - 8:20pm - 9:15pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(BBC Scotland opted out)

387

Saturday, 10 April 1965 - England 2 Scotland 2 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Scotsport (Scottish Television) - 10:10pm - 11:05pm
commentator Arthur Montford
Sports Special (BBC1) - 10:55pm - 11:25pm
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Notes Following the BBC highlights, at 11:30, Tyne Tees broadcast highlights of the Second Division game between Newcastle United and Swindon Town on Shoot.

388

Wednesday, 5 May 1965 - England 1 Hungary 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00pm BST
ITV (all regions) - 2:55pm - 4:45pm
commentators
Gerry Loftus and Johnny Haynes
Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:25pm - 10:58pm
(ITV recorded highlights)
Notes Scotsport also included highlights from the Scottish Summer Cup in the same programme.

390

Wednesday, 12 May 1965 - West Germany 0 England 1 [0-1]
Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg, Bayern - Kick-off 6.00pm BST
BBC1 - 6:55pm - 7:50pm (second half only)
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme

(BBC Scotland opted out)
Notes BBC1 had an additional programme at 11:20pm to show highlights from Liverpool's European Cup semi-final, second leg against Internazionale in Milan.

391

Sunday, 16 May 1965 - Sweden 1 England 2 [1-1]
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg - Kick-off 4.00pm BST
BBC1 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm and 4:55pm - 5:45pm
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(Captain Pugwash during half-time interval)
 

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