Tiswas, an acronym of "Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile") was a British children's television series that originally aired on Saturday mornings from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982, and was produced for the ITV network by ATV. It was originally produced as a Midlands regional programme by ATV, and was first broadcast live on 5 January 1974. The then federal structure of ITV, with its independent regional companies, meant that not all of these stations broadcast the show when it became available for networked transmission. Over time most ITV regions chose to broadcast it, with Granada Television and Southern Television being among the last to pick up the show, in 1979. Tyne Tees and Ulster eventually decided to take Tiswas for its final series in 1981. The smallest broadcaster in the network, Channel Television, did not carry the programme.

  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 70631
  • Status Ended
  • First Aired August 30, 1975
  • Airs Saturday, at 10:00am
  • Networks ITV Associated Television (ATV)
  • Average Runtime 6 minutes
  • Genres Children Comedy Family Talk Show
  • Original Country Great Britain
  • Original Language English
  • Mood or Tone High-Octane Mind-Bending Surrealist
  • Time Period 1970s 1980s
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Episode Screenshot Format 4:3 Screencap
  • Favorited This series has been favorited by 4 people.
  • Created February 4, 2008 by Administrator
  • Modified April 3, 2022 by goodkingmemorex





Favourite Children's TV 70s UK

1 52 ColinCollins

A personal list of my favourite TV shown on BBC and ITV in the 1970s. Includes repeats from the 60s and 50s. I was eight years old in 1980.

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