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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, but with the BBC still providing highlights of the same game in the evening, usually on '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, the independent channel were showing more live England internationals than the BBC by 1965. 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 1964-65 season was also the first in which the BBC were unable to share the coverage by providing evening highlights, with ITV now taking full responsibility for editing their own live games.

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.

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

342

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

344

Wednesday 26 October 1960 - England 4 Spain 2 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- Kick-off 2.30 p.m. GMT
BBC - 2:25 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
Sportsview (BBC) - 10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday 2nd November 1960 - Under-23
St. James' Park, Newcastle (second half only)
England 1 Italy 1 - ITV - 8:30 p.m. - 9:25 p.m.
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 2.30 p.m. GMT
Granada (Northern) - 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
(second half only)

TWW (South Wales and West of England) - 3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

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

ATV (Midland), Tyne Tees and Ulster
ITV - 3:45 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Anglia and Southern Television
(second half recording)
ITV commentator
Gerry Loftus

(Scottish Television opted out)
Sportsview (BBC) - 7:55 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday 1st March 1961 - Under-23
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough (second half only)
England 0 Scotland 1 - Sportsview (BBC) - 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

346

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

Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:00 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.

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) - 3:50 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
commentator Walley Barnes
Sports Special (BBC) - 9:52 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
(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) - 11:02 p.m. (followed by Weather Forecast and Epilogue)
TWW (South Wales and West of England) - 11:02 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.
Southern Television - 11:02 p.m. (followed by Weather Forecast) - 11:55 p.m.
Tyne Tees - 11:04 p.m. (followed by Epilogue)
ATV (Midland) - 11:04 p.m. (followed by Weather Forecast) - 11:55 p.m.
Granada (Northern) - 11:10 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(recorded highlights)

347

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

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

348

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

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

349

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

Sportsview Special (BBC) - 9:45 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
(recorded highlights)

350

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

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
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.
Season 1961-62

351

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

352

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

353

Wednesday 25 October 1961 - England 2 Portugal 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 2.30 p.m. BST
BBC - 2:25 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
Sportsview Soccer Special (BBC) - 10:40 p.m. - 11:10 p.m.
(recorded highlights)

354

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

355

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

(BBC Scotland opted out)
Football Special (BBC) - 10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
(recorded highlights)

356

Saturday 14 April 1962 - Scotland 2 England 0 [1-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow - Kick-off 3:00 p.m. BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 10:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(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 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
Football Special (BBC) - 11:05 p.m. - 11:35 p.m.
(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 - 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Granada (Northern), Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England) and Tyne Tees
Rediffusion (London) - 8:16 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Scottish Television opted out)

357

Wednesday 9 May 1962 - England 3 Switzerland 1 [3-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00 p.m. BST
ITV 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Scottish Television, Southern Television and Tyne Tees

(TWW, Ulster and Westward opted out)
commentator Gerry Loftus
(second half only)

Sportsview (BBC) - 8:40 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

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
7:55 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
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 3:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. BST)
DELAYED COVERAGE ONLY
BBC - Saturday 2nd June - 10:30 p.m. - 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 3:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. BST)
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - Monday 4th June - 9:25 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

361

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

362

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

363

Wednesday 3 October 1962 - England 1 France 1 [0-1]
Hillsborough, Sheffield
- Kick-off 7:30 p.m. BST
Sportsview (BBC) - 8:50 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(last twenty minutes only)

364

Saturday 20 October 1962 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3 [0-1]
Windsor Park, Belfast
- Kick-off 3.00 p.m. BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Saturday Sport (BBC) - 10:15 p.m. - 10:50 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Notes Highlights of the other opening game in the British Championship, between Wales and Scotland, were shown in the same programme.
Other England Internationals Wednesday 7th November 1962 - Under-23
Home Park, Plymouth (last twenty minutes only)
England 6 Belgium 1 - Sportsview (BBC) - 8:50 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

365

Wednesday 21 November 1962 - England 4 Wales 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 2.15 p.m. GMT
BBC - 2:25 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(all but first ten minutes)
10:20 p.m. - 10:50 p.m.
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday 28th November 1962 - Under-23
St. Andrew's, Birmingham (second half recording)
England 5 Greece 0 - Sportsview (BBC) - 9:25 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

366

Wednesday 27 February 1963 - France 5 England 2 [3-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris
- Kick-off 8:45 p.m. (7:45 p.m. GMT)
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 10:35 p.m. - 11:05 p.m.
commentator
Walley Barnes
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Thursday 21st March 1963 - Under-23
Old Trafford, Manchester (second half only)
England 0 Yugoslavia 0 - Floodlit Football (ITV) - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, 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

367

Saturday 6 April 1963 - England 1 Scotland 2 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00 p.m. BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Saturday Sport (BBC)
10:10 p.m. - 10:25 or 10:35 p.m.

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:05 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.

commentator Arthur Montford
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Tuesday 23rd April 1963 - European Youth Tournament Final
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
England 4 Northern Ireland 0 - BBC - 11:00 p.m. - 11:10 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

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

368

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

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

ITV - 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(second half only)

Anglia and Tyne Tees
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus

(Border, Scottish Television, and TWW opted out)
Sportsview (BBC) - 8:20 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

ITV - 11:10 p.m. - 11:50 p.m.
Granada (Northern), Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England) and Tyne Tees
Rediffusion (London) - 11:12 p.m. - 11:52 p.m.

(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Friday 24th May 1963
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (second half only)
England 3 Football League 3 - ITV - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Scottish Television, Southern Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England) and Tyne Tees
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Westward opted out)

369

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

371

Wednesday 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8 [1-3]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel - Kick-off 7:45 p.m. BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 10:20 p.m. - 10:50 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Season 1963-64

372

Saturday 12 October 1963 - Wales 0 England 4 [0-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
- Kick-off 3.00 p.m. BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC - 11:15 p.m. - 11:40 p.m. (broadcast approximately ten minutes late)
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

373

Wednesday 23 October 1963 - England 2 Rest of the World 1 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 2.45 p.m. BST
ITV (second half only)
Anglia 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rediffusion (London) - 3:46 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

ITV - 3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Border, Granada (Northern), Scottish Television and Tyne Tees
ITV - 4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(last 25 minutes only)

ATV (Midland) and TWW (South Wales and West of England)
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
Sportsview (BBC) - 7:45 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

ITV - 9:55 p.m. - 10:40 p.m.
Anglia, ATV (Midland), Border, Granada (Northern), Rediffusion (London), Scottish Television, TWW (South Wales and West of England) and Tyne Tees
(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)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
ATV (Midland), Rediffusion (London) and Southern Television
8:00 p.m. - 8:55 p.m.
Anglia, Border, Granada (Northern), TWW (South Wales and West of England), Tyne Tees, Westward and WWN (Wales West and North)
ITV commentator Gerry Loftus
(Scottish Television opted out)

Wednesday 13th November 1963 - Under-23
Ashton Gate, Bristol (second half recording)
England 1 Wales 1 - Sportsview (BBC) - 9:10 p.m. - 9:55 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

374

Wednesday 20 November 1963 - England 8 Northern Ireland 3 [4-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 7.30 p.m. GMT
BBC - 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(second half only)
Other England Internationals Wednesday 5th February 1964 - Under-23
St James' Park, Newcastle (last twenty minutes only)
England 3 Scotland 2 - Sportsview (BBC) - 8:50 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

375

Saturday 11 April 1964 - Scotland 1 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
- Kick-off 3:00 p.m. BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
International Special (BBC) - 10:45 p.m. - 11:25 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
BBC1 Scotland - Sunday 12th April
3:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
commentator
George Davidson
(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 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
 
Friday 1st May 1964
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London (second half only)
England 3 Young England 0 - BBC1 - 8:25 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

376

Wednesday 6 May 1964 - England 2 Uruguay 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00 p.m. BST
ITV (all regions) - 3:46 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
commentator
Gerry Loftus
(second half only)
Sportsview (BBC1) - 8:20 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
ITV Westward - 9:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(recorded highlights)
Taça das Nações 1964

Brazil

380

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

HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
The Little World Cup (BBC1) - Monday 1st June
10:20 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

381

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

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)

382

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

commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Season 1964-65

384

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

385

Wednesday 18 November 1964 - England 2 Wales 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 7.30 p.m. GMT
ITV - 8:20 p.m. - 9:20 p.m. (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)
10:20 p.m. - 11:05 p.m.
(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) - 9:15 p.m. - 10:05 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(second half recording)

386

Wednesday 9 December 1964 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [0-0]
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam - Kick-off 8.00 p.m. (7.00 p.m. GMT)
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
BBC2 - 10:35 p.m. - 11:05 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
(recorded highlights)
Other England Internationals Wednesday 24th February 1965 - Under-23
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Scotland 0 England 0 - Scotsport (Scottish Television) - 10:30 p.m. - 11:23 p.m.
commentator Arthur Montford
(recorded highlights)

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

Wednesday 7th April 1965 - Under-23
Elland Road, Leeds (second half only)
England 0 Czechoslovakia 0 - Sportsview (BBC1) - 8:20 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme

387

Saturday 10 April 1965 - England 2 Scotland 2 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London - Kick-off 3.00 p.m. BST
HIGHLIGHTS ONLY
Sports Special (BBC1) - 10:55 p.m. - 11:25 p.m.
commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme
Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:10 p.m. - 11:05 p.m.

commentator Arthur Montford
(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 3.00 p.m. BST
ITV (all regions) - 2:55 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
commentators
Gerry Loftus and Johnny Haynes
Scotsport (Scottish Television)
10:25 p.m. - 10:58 p.m.
(ITV recorded highlights)
Notes Scotsport also included highlights from the Scottish Summer Cup in the same programme.

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Wednesday 12 May 1965 - West Germany 0 England 1 [0-1]
Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg, Bayern - Kick-off 6.00 p.m. BST
BBC1 - 6:55 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
(BBC Scotland opted out)
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(second half only)
Notes BBC1 had an additional programme at 11:20 p.m. 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, Göteborg - Kick-off 4.00 p.m. BST
BBC1 - 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and 4:55 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
commentator
Kenneth Wolstenholme
(Captain Pugwash during half-time interval)
 
   

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