Here you will find a list of Noele's more high profile television appearances. Noele also made many radio appearances for the BBC in drama, interview and also on commercial radio as a presenter. The dates listed relate to Noele's first and last appearance on the programme and not the series' run itself.
AH! WILDERNESS | DRAMA | BBC TELEVISION | 1937 | ACTRESS
This live television drama saw Noele appear as an Irish maid.
29 ACACIA AVENUE | FILM | COLUMBIA PICTURES | 1945 | ACTRESS
Noele played the role of Mrs Wilson.
THE LISBON STORY | FILM | BRITISH NATIONAL PICTURES | 1946 | ACTRESS
Noele played Panache.
THE WEEKEND SHOW | ATV LONDON | 1955-56 | REGULAR FEATURE PRESENTER/REPORTER
A live weekly magazine series aimed at women. (Publicity card for TWS, left)
THE WEEKEND SHOW: FASHION | ATV LONDON | 1955 | MAIN PRESENTER
A live fashion show from Oxford Street in London.
FANCY THAT? | ADVERT PRESENTATION SERIES | ATV LONDON/MIDLANDS | 1955-61 | MAIN PRESENTER
A series which showcased and reviewed consumer products.
TEA WITH NOELE GORDON | CHAT SHOW | ATV LONDON/MIDLANDS | 1956-57 | HOST
ITV's first chat show, Noele interviewed the big names of the era.
Documentary series looking at the people and places of the local region that are relevant to the people of the Midlands.
THE MOST LIKELY GIRL | COMEDY | ATV MIDLANDS | 1956 | ACTRESS
Sitcom starring Noele Gordon and Beryl Reid.
ATV NEWS | NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS | ATV MIDLANDS | 1956-1964 | REPORTER
Noele Gordon being the only on-screen face of ATV who was on an executive contract was able to present on a wider range of programmes than any one else. ATV News used this to their advantage when short staffed. Noele filed a number of reports for the news slots. This also in 1958 lead her to be the first woman to interview a prime minister for television.
LUNCH BOX | CHAT AND ENTERTAINMENT | ATV MIDLANDS | 1957-1964 | MAIN PRESENTER
Four days a week Lunch Box was transmitted live without a studio audience from studios in Aston Cross in Birmingham. Jerry Allen and this TV Trio provided the music.
LUNCH BOX: DOWN YOUR WAY | CHAT AND ENTERTAINMENT | ATV MIDLANDS | 1957-1964 | MAIN PRESENTER
The 5th edition of Lunch Box of the week aired live with a studio audience or from Midland locations. Other special editions include Lunch Box in Cyprus and Christmas box.
MIDLAND PROFILE | CHAT SHOW | ATV MIDLANDS | 1957-1964 | MAIN PRESENTER
A weekly programme which invited famous Midlanders to chat one-to-one with Noele across the half hour programme.
BONGO WITH NOELE GORDON (LUNCHBOX PRESENTS) | ATV MIDLANDS | 1958 | MAIN PRESENTER
A Music game show which involved five contestants answering music related questions and guessing tracks played by Jerry Allen.. When a viewer competition was run 40,000 Midland ATV viewers replied.
NOELE GORDON TAKES THE AIR | FACTUAL/ENTERTAINMENT | ATV MIDLANDS | 1957 | MAIN PRESENTER
With Lunch Box she had become noted as a 'have a go girl' and tried her hand at many different skills, from training with the Army to the fire brigade and so forth. ATV decided to take this popular feature and make it into a series, this time they asked her to learn to fly over six episodes. She became a qualified pilot in the final episode.
Noele hosted a celebration for ATV's first anniversary of serving the ITV viewers of the Midlands. A host of guests turned up to join the celebration including Matt Monro, Morecambe and Wise and Ken Dodd.
A NEW ANGLE ON NOELE GORDON | FACTUAL/SPORT | ATV MIDLANDS | 1958 | PRESENTER
Noele presented this six part series on the sport of angling. She later became President of the All British Lady Anglers Association thanks to this programme. (Pictured above: Noele goes angling)
FIVE YEARS BY YOUR FIRESIDE | FACTUAL/ENTERTAINMENT | ATV MIDLANDS | 1961 | MAIN PRESENTER
Noele hosted a live celebration to mark ATV's 5th anniversary on air in the Midlands.
EMERGENCY WARD 10 | DRAMA SERIAL | ATV LONDON | 1964 | ACTRESS/HERSELF
The popular medical series set in the Oxbridge Hospital saw Noele appear as herself as part of a hospital open day and summer fayre.
HI-T | CHAT SHOW | ATV MIDLANDS | 1964 | MAIN PRESENTER
Revamped teatime version of Lunch Box, with more of a chat show slant.
Award winning serial, which Noele won more 'soap awards' than any other actress - a feat which is unlikely to ever be beaten. Noele played Meg, the owner of a fictional motel in the equally fictional village of Kings Oak.
ATV Today started life at the same time as Crossroads, in its early incarnation it was a light magazine series, later revamped into a more serious news and features programme. Noele appeared to discuss issues many times, featured in Crossroads reports and occasionally guest presented features and reports.
FROST ON SATURDAY | FACTUAL/ENTERTAINMENT | LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION | 1969 | GUEST
Noele Gordon and Dame Edna Everage were David Frost's guests.
THE GOLDEN SHOT | GAME SHOW | ATV NETWORK | 1969-74 | GUEST
Broadcast from Birmingham Noele appeared a couple of times, including a Christmas special Bob Monkhouse hosted.
SONGS THAT MATTER | MUSIC SERIES | ATV NETWORK | 1971 | GUEST PRESENTER
Noele made a couple of appearances on this popular primetime variety show. This is the programme where she first met Larry Grayson.
SHUT THAT DOOR | COMEDY | ATV NETWORK | 1972 | GUEST
Noele pops in to see her pal Larry, and has a chat. Noele is also given a TV Times award for ITV Personality of the Year.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE STARS | COMEDY | THAMES TELEVISION | 1972 | HERSELF
Along with Ann George Noele featured in a segment with Terry Wogan, Larry Grayson and Carl Wayne.
TV TIMES AWARDS | ENTERTAINMENT | THAMES TELEVISION | 1972-78 | GUEST
Noele won many TV Times awards across the years, and was the first to be inducted into the TV Times Hall of Fame. She also won many other TV awards between 1956 and 1981. It is also noted that at least once Noele walked away with three TV Times awards in one year alone.
LUNCHTIME WITH WOGAN | CHAT SHOW | ATV NETWORK | 1972 | GUEST
Noele chats with the popular Irish host.
ANGLIA NEWS | FACTUAL/NEWS | ANGLIA TELEVISION | 1972 | GUEST
A video feature with Noele on the TV Times awards and her continued success at winning gongs for her ITV work since 1968.
HARTY | CHAT SHOW | LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION | 1973 | GUEST
Chat show queen Russell Harty interviews the queen of soap, Noele Gordon
THIS IS YOUR LIFE | FACTUAL | THAMES TELEVISION | 1973 | MAIN STAR
Noele Gordon was given the big red book treatment.
CHRISTMAS WITH LARRY | COMEDY | ATV NETWORK | 1973 | GUEST
Noele returns to the Shut That Door set for another comedy romp with Larry Grayson.
ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE | ENTERTAINEMENT | BBC TELEVISION | 1974 | MAIN PRESENTER
Noele was the first female host of this annual event. (Pictured above, Lord Delfont, The Queen Mother, Noele and Ted Rogers).
LOOK WHOS TALKING | CHAT SHOW | BORDER TELEVISION | 1975 | GUEST
Derek Batey chats to Noele.
CELEBRITY SQUARES | GAME SHOW | ATV NETWORK | 1975-79 | PANELIST
Bob Monkhouse fronted quiz show, Noele appeared a numerous times.
NEW FACES | TALENT SHOW | ATV NETWORK | 1975-78 | JUDGE
Noele was one of the many alternating judges on this talent series, others included Noel Edmonds, Tony Hatch and Terry Wogan.
STARS ON SUNDAY | CHAT SHOW | YORKSHIRE TELEVISION | 1976-78 | GUEST / GUEST PRESENTER
Noele was just one of the many special guests and guest presenters who looked to religion with music and prayer.
LOOK WHOS TALKING | CHAT SHOW | BORDER TELEVISION | 1977 | GUEST
Derek Batey once more invites Noele back for a chat.
GOLDEN GALA | ENTERTAINMENT | ATV NETWORK | 1978 | GUEST
Noele Gordon mingles with the likes of Googie Withers and Gabrielle Drake.
THE GENERATION GAME | GAME SHOW | BBC TELEVISION | 1978-82 | GUEST
During the Larry Grayson years Noele appeared twice.
Appeared on the popular BBC entertainment series dressed as a circus ringmaster.
FORMAT V: NOLLY | CHAT SHOW/DEBATE | ATV NETWORK | 1978 | MAIN GUEST
Noele Gordon discusses with fans and critics of Crossroads why she loves the saga. (Pictured left, Noele outside ATV in Birmingham, which featured in an opening film to Format V.)
A segment of the variety nostalgia programme is presented by Noele.
ANGELA RIPPON REPORTING ...ON SOAPS | DOCUMENTARY | BBC TELEVISION | 1980 | GUEST
Presenter and BBC newsreader Angela Rippon meets the stars of British sagas in a fifty minute programme. Noele Gordon is interviewed along with Ronald Allen, Roger Tonge, Jack Barton, Peter Ling and Mary Wilson for Crossroads. Other shows featured include Together from Southern Television and Granada's Coronation Street.
RUSSELL HARTY | CHATSHOW | BBC TELEVISION | 1981-1983 | GUEST
Noele returns to chat with Russell who has now moved to the BBC. Noele appeared twice on his BBC show, and sung on both editions.
Noele became an early friend of TV-am mainly due to former ATV mates Nick Owen and Anne Dimond working at the breakfast station. Noele appeared as guest/expert on GMB a number of times.
AT HOME WITH LARRY GRAYSON | FACTUAL | LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION | 1983 | GUEST
Noele appears on Larry's LWT birthday special. Presented by Janet Street Porter.
SUNDAY SUNDAY | CHAT/FACTUAL | LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION | 1982-84 | GUEST
Gloria Hunniford welcomes Noele onto her sofa for a chat and a song or two. Noele appeared twice.
BLANKETY BLANK | GAME SHOW | BBC TELEVISION | 1980-83 | PANELIST
Noele appeared three times during Terry Wogan's years as host. Firstly in October 1980, again in November 1981 and finally in October of 1982.
NATIONWIDE | NEWS MAGAZINE | BBC TELEVISION | 1983 | GUEST
In conversation with Sue Cook, Noele discussed the end of Call Me Madam in the West End after only ten weeks despite critical acclaim and audience appreciation. The programme also included a video report on the why the musical failed to work in the 1980s - Noele had previously had a long running success with the show in the 1940s in the west end.
PLAY IT AGAIN | NOSTALGIA SHOW | TYNE TEES TELEVISION | 1983 | MAIN GUEST
Noele Gordon talks about her life and career.
CENTRAL NEWS | FACTUAL/NEWS | CENTRAL INDEPENDENT TELEVISION | 1983 | FEATURE GUEST
Central cameras take a look around Noele's Birmingham flat for a feature on celebrity homes in the region.
WHOSE BABY | GAME SHOW | THAMES TELEVISION | 1983 | PANELIST
Leslie Crowther asks Noele and others to work out who the famous parents are from clues given by their offspring.
NORTHERN LIFE | FACTUAL / NEWS | TYNE TEES TELEVISION | 1984 | GUEST
Noele joins presenter Tom Coyne on the local news programme to discuss her appearance on Halls of Fame in Sunderland and her recent return to Crossroads.
BREAKFAST TIME | CHAT/FACTUAL | BBC TELEVISION | 1984 | GUEST
Chatting to Frank Bough and Selina Scott topics range from latest stage show No, No Nanette and Noele's battle with Cancer.
TSW TODAY | FACTUAL/NEWS | TSW | 1984 | GUEST
Noele chats on the regional news show about her new-found love of Plymouth and her lastest stage show in the city, No, No Nanette.
HALLS OF FAME | FACTUAL/ENTERTAINMENT | BBC TELEVISION | 1984 | SINGER
The Roy Hudd hosted nostalgia series saw Noele sing 'You Made Me Love You' in an edition recorded at the Sunderland Empire.
MISC TV INFORMATION
In 1985 a cartoon version of Noele Gordon, along with other stars, featured in the opening titles to BBC quiz show Telly Addicts, hosted by Noel Edmonds.
Bob Warman voiced a network tribute to Noele on the day she died in 1985. It was shown before Crossroads that evening.
Wendy Jones recorded a special version of Format V which rescreened the 1978 interview with Noele as a tribute by Central in the week of Noele's death in 1985.
For the 25th anniversary of Crossroads in 1989 clips of Noele were shown on BBC One's Daytime Live and Central News. Central News had also shown classic clips of Noele as Meg in April 1988 when it was announced Central TV were no longer interested in making the ATV originating saga.
In 1991 BBC One aired a tribute hosted by Danny Baker to Noele Gordon as part of his TV Heroes series. (pictured left Pat Astley and Noele Gordon on Rainbow Room)
1994 saw BBC Two pay tribute to ATV. Noele Gordon featured in the promotional trailer for the ATV Night evening of programming as well as several appearances within programmes such as The A to Z of ATV and The Persuader: Lew Grade.
BBC One's daytime chat show Pebble Mill celebrated 30 years of Crossroads with clips of Noele on the exact day of the first episode airing. The BBC celebration was hosted by Alan Titchmarsh.
In 1994 or 1995 depending on which ITV region you lived, Crossroads and Noele were celebrated in the Crossroads Appreciation Society and Central Television documentary, Crossroads 30 Years On.
A trailer for Clive James On... Soaps saw a clip of Noele in Crossroads feature. The programme itself contained many Noele clips as Meg and also ended with the 1979 Christmas sing-a-long. 1998.
Channel 4 paid a small tribute to Noele within their 2002 aired Soap Queen's special.
The 2003 series of Crossroads named a hotel room The Meg Mortimer Suite in respect to the original owner of the Crossroads Motel, played by Noele.
ITV50 in 2005 saw the Central Region look back at its years under ATV and included clips of Noele on Lunchbox and Crossroads.
To promote the release of the first Crossroads DVD clips of Noele in the saga were shown on BBC Breakfast, The Paul O'Grady Show and This Morning.
In 2006 ITV1 produced a series entitled Now That's What I Call Television. Hosted by Fern Britton and Julian Clary a section was given over to Crossroads with several clips of Noele. Cast including Susan Hanson and Jane Rossington recalled stories of the actress behind Meg Mortimer.
In Victoria Wood's 2009 Midlife Christmas a small tribute to Noele features when her photograph appears within a scene.
In 2012, twelve years after the idea was first suggested, ITV1 aired The Unforgettable Noele Gordon. A half-hour celebration of the presenter and actress.
Tonight ITV. In September 2013 a short clip of Noele outside ATV's Aston studios meeting fans was shown in an episode looking at accents. Noele's clip represented those 'posh' early broadcasting voices.
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