5.00: Station Opening Programme
The opening ceremony by The Duke of Northumberland, introduced by Sir Richard A. Pease, Bart, Chairman of Tyne Tees Television Ltd.
5.15: The Adventures of Robin Hood.
6.05: North-East News.
Regional news bulletin.
6.15: The Prime Minister.
Harold Macmillam interviewed live by Adrian Cairns from Tyne Tees’s studios.
6:25: Strange Experiences.
Safe and Sound, as told by Peter Williams.
6:30: Highway Patrol.
Starring Broderick Crawford.
7:00: The Big Show.
Live opening night extravaganza, starring Dickie Henderson, Jill Day, Bill Maynard, Bill Travers, Linden Travers and a special guest appearance from Jack Payne.
8:00: Double Your Money.
Presented by Hughie Green.
8:30: This Week.
Ludovic Kennedy presents ITV’s news magazine programme.
9:00: Wagon Train.
Western starring Ward Bond and Robert Horton.
10:15: Murder Bag.
10:45; Sports Desk.
Presented by George Taylor, with an excerpt from the FA Cup Finals from 1937 (Sunderland v Preston) and 1955 (Newcastle United v Manchester City.)
10:55: I Love Lucy.
11.25: Meet George and Alfred Black.
Tyne Tees’s Directors of Programmes preview forthcoming programmes. Followed by the Epilogue, from the Bishop of Durham.