These people were used to laid back programmes in a world where crime, violence and poking fun at people wasn't portrayed.When they saw programmes containing such material they became upset because they weren't used to it and didn't expect things like murder to happen on their screens.By its end, the world had largely recovered from World War II and the Cold War developed from its modest beginning in the late-1940s to a hot competition between the United States and the Soviet Union by the early-1960s.
A lot of comedies and sitcoms were brought over from America. However by the 1970s football league matches (highlights), rugby matches, Formula 1 racing, athletics, league cricket, golf etc, was broadcasted. People would spend their disposable income buying television sets. Describe the impact of television in the 1950s and early 1960s Television had a major impact in the way that people in Britain spent their leisure time in the 1950s and early 1960s.This meant people spent more time in the house than ever before.People no longer needed to go to major events, they could watch them on the television without the hassle of transportation to the event on the cost of the ticket.Soap operas such as Coronation Street were set up in the early 60s and situation comedies were imported from the USA. Programmes portrayed affairs, sex before marriage etc,.The BBC was criticised by some people for encouraging immorality.For example, the first scenarios of this were the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the 1953 'Matthews' FA Cup Final.People no longer paid as much attention to the radio, television was the craze.By 1970 only the very poor did not own a TV in any shape or form.Comedies topped the ratings in the 70s compared to the documentaries and serious plays of the 1950s. ***** A clear and well written history of the development of British television between the 1950s and 1970s.