British Comedy Guide

Associated-Rediffusion Television

Associated-Rediffusion was the British Independent Television (ITV) contractor for London's weekday between 1954 and 1964, when it became Rediffusion London. In 1968, ABC was Rediffusion London merged, creating Thames Television.

The name is now owned by Victor Lewis-Smith. Whilst he uses the same logo, name and branding the two companies should not be confused.


Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV The Dickie Henderson Show. Copyright: Rediffusion London. The Dickie Henderson Show ITV Sitcom All-round entertainer Dickie Henderson stars in this domestic comedy based upon a TV star's family crises.
TV Our Man At St Mark's ITV Sitcom Sitcom following the vicar of a small village church and his adventures within the community. Starring Leslie Phillips and later Donald Sinden.
TV Alfred Marks Time ITV Sketch Show Sketch show starring Windmill Theatre favourite Alfred Marks, often spoofing popular films and TV programmes.
TV Life With The Lyons ITV Sitcom TV version of the famed 1950-61 radio sitcom of the same name, starring real life family Ben Lyon, Bebe Daniels and children Barbara and Richard.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
1964 TV Sketch Show How To Be An Alien
1959 TV Sitcom Don't Tell Father
1959 TV Sitcom Tell It To The Marines
1957 TV Sitcom Highland Fling
1956 TV Sketch Show A Show Called Fred
1956 TV Sitcom My Husband And I
1956 TV Sketch Show Son Of Fred