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Five O’Clock Club (ITV 1963-1965, Muriel Young, Howard Williams)

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Five O'DClock Club ITV 1963-1966

Five O’Clock Club was a twice weekly entertainment show for pre-teens, shown Tuesdays and Fridays. Hosted by Muriel Young and Howard Williams (later replaced by Wally Whyton). The series was a mix of sketches and music and heavily featured were puppets Ollie Beak and Fred Barker. In fact so popular were they that from 1965 the show was known as Ollie and Fred’s Five O’ Clock Club.

There would be occasional appearances from Jimmy Hanley talking hobbies and occasional appearances from Bert Weedon offering up guitar tips. Fanny Craddock and husband Johnny offered kids cooking lessons and Grahame Dangerfield was the animal expert.

The series grew out of an earlier show called Tuesday Rendezvous and there was also a show called Five O’ Clock Funfair broadcast by A-R in 1965 and this also featured Fred Barker and Ollie Beak.

The series was made by Associated Rediffusion for ITV and aired from 1963 to 1966.