Cap and Bells, BBC Radio (Home Service), 1944
A late-night revue featuring Noele Gordon, Hubert Gregg, Cliff Gordon, Frances Day and Naunton Wayne.
Fools’ Paradise, BBC Radio (Home Service), 1945
Noele stars weekly as Letty Venables in this ‘adventure in six parts’ drama from a story by John Jowett and Vernon Harris.
Mable in Metroland, BBC Radio, (Home Service), 1945
Fairy story of a London bus in wartime. Book and lyrics by Henrik Ege. Noele played Rosamond. Other cast included Dick Francis as Mr Blatherwick and Binnie Hale as Mable.
Cinderella, BBC Radio (Home Service), 1945
A special version of the pantomime at the Alexandra Theatre. Birmingham. Starring Noele Gordon as Prince Charming.
Dick Whittington, BBC Radio (Light Programme), 1946
From the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. The cast includes Tommy Fields, Noele Gordon, Hermene French, Evelyn Dove, Gerry Lee, Dan O’Dare and Ernie Dillon.
Little Red Riding Hood, BBC Radio (Home Service) 1947
From the Adelphi Theatre, London starring Jimmy Nervo and Teddie Knox, Noele Gordon, Dormonde Brothers and Janet Brown.
Now is the Time BBC Radio (Home Service) 1947
Noele Gordon and Brian Reece in an late evening entertainment. Accompanied by Norman Hackforth at the piano.
Brigadoon, BBC Radio (Light Programme) 1949
From His Majesty’s Theatre, London, an excerpt from the musical play presented by Prince Littler. Starring Milo Lewis, Patricia Hughes, Noele Gordon and Bill O’Connor.
Songs from the Shows, BBC Radio (Light Programme) 1949
Popular musical numbers introduced by John Watt. Performances from Noele Gordon, John Hanson, Emma Webb and the BBC Concert orchestra.
Benevolent Fund for Nurses in Scotland, BBC Radio (Home Service) 1951
Noele presents a programme appeal on behalf of the Benevolent Fund for Nurses in Scotland and looks at the work they carry out. This programme would be repeated occasionally until 1957.
Humpty Dumpty, BBC Radio, (Light Programme) 1952
Radio version of the Palladium pantomime. Introduced by Val Parnell, starring as Martha Norman Evans, The King of Felicia Terry -Thomas, Princess of Felicia Jean Bayless, Florizel Noele Gordon and Humpty Dumpty Betty Jumel.
The Larry Grayson Show, BBC Radio 2, 1974
Larry is joined by showbiz pal Noele Gordon who both are currently starring in Grayson’s Scandals at the London Palladium.
Take A Name, BBC Radio Birmingham, 1974
On May 6th Noele presented her favourite songs in a 6pm slot.
Musical Memories, BBC Radio 2, 1979
Larry Grayson looks back at his favourite musicals and performers. Noele Gordon talks Brigadoon.
The Ed Doolan Show, BRBM, 1980
Noele was the guest host while Ed was on a well earned holiday.
Christmas Night with Noele Gordon, Radio City Liverpool, 1980
Noele is one of a number of star name to host special festive programmes on 194 Radio City. Others joining the schedules included Cliff Richard, Les Dawson, The Nolans, David Essex and Cannon & Ball.
Start the Week, BBC Radio 2, 1981
Noele joined the talk show alongside other guests including Kenneth Gregory and Gary Glitter.
PM, BBC Radio 4, 1981
Noele talks her return to the stage following the end of her time with ATV after 26-years.
Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4, 1981
Presenter Richard Mayne meets Noele Gordon and Fiona Fullerton to discuss their latest musical, Gypsy at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester.
Bingley Hall Exhibition, BBC Radio Birmingham, 1982
Noele Gordon talks about mistakes in Crossroads as well as live TV being the best kind of television. Other debate includes Don Maclean’s appearance in Crossroads and Nolly’s first stage appearance. Presented by Ed Doolan.
Late Night Larry, BBC Radio Birmingham, 1983
Larry Grayson takes you into the early doors with music and conversation. Noele Gordon pops in for a chat in this August ‘83 edition..
Ed Doolan: Crossroads in Venice, BBC Radio Birmingham, 1983
Ed Doolan hosts a Crossroads special recorded in Venice. The ITV soap has recently filmed scenes in the city, and Ed chats to Noele Gordon and producer Jack Barton about the forthcoming episode.
Womn’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, 1984
Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray. Noele Gordon talks about her latest stage role in No No Nanette in Plymouth.
29 Acacia Avenue, Columbia Pictures, 1945
Urban comedy-drama. Noele appears as neighbour Mrs Wilson.
The Lisbon Story, British National Pictures, 1946
Noele took her stage character, Panache, to the big-screen in this lavish World War II drama.
News Reel Short, Universal Pictures, 1947
Noele Gordon showcases ‘spring fashions’ for Universal News Reel. The feature caused a fuss in the press when the voice over accidentally called her Noel Gay. The fashions were seen on screen in February ‘47.
Ah! Wilderness, BBC Television, 1938
This live television drama saw Noele appear as an Irish maid. Broadcast from Alexandra Palace on May 3rd 1938 at 9.30pm.
Acacia Ave, BBC Television, 1948
Noele played the part of housemaid Shirley in a live from the Intimate Theatre, Palmers Green BBC drama. Children to Bless You, BBC Television, 1948 Noele played Audrey Lawrence in a live television drama broadcast from the Intimate Theatre, Palmers Green.
The Wright People, 1959
ATV Midlands drama about a local family, named Wright, and their daily lives. Noele guest appeared in episode two of the first series as herself when the family went to see ‘Lunch box’ being recorded and chaos ensued.
The Most Likely Girl, ATV Midlands, 1956
Sitcom set in an everyday street starring Noele Gordon and Beryl Reid as worlds-apart neighbours.
You Bet Your Life, BBC Television, 1952
The Arthur Askey stage show transfers to television for a special where Nolly plays her theatre role of Kay.
Rainbow Room, ATV Midlands, 1950s-60s
The main host was Jean Morton, more famous these days for Tingha and Tucker. Noele however co-presented some episodes with future Tiswas star Pat Astley.
Talk of the Town, ATV London, 1959
Live glitzy prime time entertainment series from the Talk of the Town nightspot in London. Aired across the ITV network. Noele hosted.
Look Around, 1963
Different hosts each week for this chat and variety series with a local slant. Noele hosted a 1963 edition.
Saturday Variety, ATV Network, 1972
Noele made a couple of appearances on this popular evening variety show. This is the programme where she first met Larry Grayson.
The Royal Variety Performance, BBC One, 1974
Noele’s second Royal Variety appearance gave her another ‘first’. Nolly became the first woman to present the gala evening.
The Des O’Connor Show, 1974
Des had won TV Times personality of the year and Noele had won the female equivalent, so they teamed up on his 2nd April edition.
Sunday Night at the London Palladium, 1974
Noele appears on the April 7th edition. It was noted it was the sixth appearance in a week she’d made on ITV programmes.
Summer Royal, ATV Network, 1980
A segment of the variety nostalgia programme is presented by Noele. Other regulars include Su Pollard, Bernie Clifton and Larry Grayson.
MAGAZINE AND LIFESTYLE
The Weekend Show, ATV London, 1955
A live weekly magazine series aimed at women. Notably the first programme aired by ATV London in September ‘55. Noele appeared as a features reporter throughout the series.
Fabulous Fashions, ATV London, 1955
A live fashion show from Oxford Street in London presented by Noele Gordon.
About Homes and Gardens, ATV Midlands, 1957
Noele hosts this features series concerning homes, and you guessed it, also gardens.
Bachelor Flats, ATV London/ATV Midlands, 1950s
A look at hot property in the ATV Regions.
Fancy That?, ATV London/ATV Midlands, 1955-1961
A series that showcased and reviewed consumer products.
Tea with Noele Gordon, ATV London/ATV Midlands, 1956-57
ITV’s first chat show, Noele interviewed the big names of the era. The programme focused initially on theatre performers, guests included Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd and Wee Georgie Wood. Later expanded to also include star names visiting the region.
Musical Cheers!, ATV London/ATV Midlands, 1950s
A weekly look at stars of theatre musicals and the famous stage productions.
Lunchbox, ATV Midlands, 1957-1964
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.
Happy Birthday, ATV. ATV Midlands, 1957
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.
Christmas Box, ATV Midlands, 1956-63
The special festive edition of Lunchbox partly filmed in Cyprus in 1957 bringing sunshine to Christmas Day. The show became an annual special screened across the entire ITV network.
Lunchbox: Down Your Way, ATV Midlands, 1958-1964
The 5th edition of Lunchbox of the week aired live with a studio audience or from Midland locations. Midland Profile, ATV Midlands, 1958-1960 A weekly programme which invited famous Midlanders to chat one-to-one with Noele across the half hour programme.
Five Years By Your Fireside, ATV Midlands, 1961
Noele hosted a live celebration to mark ATV’s 5th anniversary on air in the Midlands.
Hi-T, ATV Network, 1964
Revamped teatime version of Lunchbox, with more of a chat show and features slant.
Format V: Nolly, ATV Network, 1978
In a one-off special of Format V Noele Gordon discusses with fans and critics of Crossroads why she loves the saga. Wendy Jones oversees proceedings.
Tingha and Tucker, ATV Midlands, 1962
The popular koalas pop into Lunchbox to find out how the programme is put together.
Tingha and Tucker, ATV Network, 1968
Aunty Jean Morton checks into the Crossroads Motel with her marsupial friends and meets Meg Richardson.
DOCUMENTARY AND FACTUAL
Midland Farming, ATV Midlands, 1956-1961
A weekly documentary looking at the farming and rural communities in the East and West Midlands.
Know Your Midlands, ATV Midlands, 1957-58
ATV presenters visit various locations around the region bringing interesting sights and facts to viewers. Noele Gordon is one of a rotation of presenters.
Noele Gordon Takes The Air, ATV Midlands, 1957
With Lunchbox 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 edition.
Midland Scene, ATV Midlands, 1957-64
Documentary series looking at the people and places of the local region that are relevant to the people of the Midlands.
Midland Affairs, ATV Midlands, 1963
The forerunner to ITV Midlands’ Left, Right and Centre and Central Lobby political programmes. Noele appeared in a debate about ‘the state of the roads’, having been involved with two traffic incidents in recent years. She also featured in an edition paying tribute to the late Coventry Mayor Pearl Hyde.
Motorshow ‘78, ATV Network, 1978
Shaw Taylor, Richard Hudson-Evans and Noele Gordon present highlights from the 1978 NEC Motorshow.
NEWS AND SPORT
ATV Sport, ATV Midlands, 1956-64
Reports and news on the latest sporting events in the Midlands. Noele was one of a number of presenters. Nolly’s reports often focused on the more quirky sporting activities in the region, although she was a massive fan of football in the Midlands.
ATV Midland Newsday, ATV Midlands, 1956-64
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 in the early Associated Television days. 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.
Noele Gordon reports for ATV News include:
Noele takes ATV News on a tour of the Lunchbox set as demand for their audience shows surprises everyone. Feb 1957.A separate report shows the crowds waiting outside.
Noele surprises a winner following a lucky draw at a Rootes car showroom. June 1957.
Noele takes the news cameras for a day trip to Zurich in November 1957.
Noele reports on the Mercury Girl beauty contest at the West End Ballroom in November 1957.
Noele reports on how ATV is transmitted to viewers. She visits the Midlands ITA television transmitter at Hints village near Lichfield, Feb 1958.
Noele reports on Bonfire Night events across the Midlands before heading to High Town Recreation Ground car park at Bridgnorth to light their fire, November 1958.
Nolly reports from the Earls Court Radio Show, August 1959.
Noele Gordon reports on the latest car revolution, a portable telephone. She tries Bernard Braden back in the studio to see how well the call car telephone system works. December 1959.
A New Angle on Noele Gordon, ATV Midlands, 1958
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.
Your Kind of Sport, ATV Midlands, 1963 ATV personalities take on sporting challenges. Pat Astley and Noele Gordon go skin diving.
Midland Montage, ATV Midlands, 1963
Pat Astley and Noele Gordon introduce a special edition, paying tribute to her friend Pearl Hyde, the former Mayor of Coventry. Pearl died unexpectedly in April of 1963.
ATV Today, ATV Network, 1964-1981
ATV Today in its early incarnation 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.
Bongo with Noele Gordon, ATV Midlands, 1950s
A music game show which involved five studio contestants answering music-related questions and guessing tracks played by Jerry Allen on his electric organ. When the show held a viewer competition over 40,000 Midland ATV regulars replied..
Bongo aired on Thursdays between two sections of Lunch Box.
Double Your Money – 250th Edition, ITV Promotion/ATV, 1950s
Noele Gordon features in a special promotion run across ITV marking the programmes 250th episode as hosted by Hughie Green.
SOAP OPERA AND SERIALS
Emergency Ward 10, ATV London, 1964
The popular medical series set in the Oxbridge Hospital saw Noele appear as herself as part of a hospital open day and summer garden faire.
Crossroads, ATV Network, 1964-1981 and 1983
Award-winning serial, loved by viewers and much-loathed by telly critics. 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.
Tell The Truth, ATV London, 1958
Game show hosted by David Jacobs. The edition also featured Bill Owen, Barbara Shelley and John Skeaping.
Frost on Saturday, London Weekend Television, 1969
Noele Gordon and Dame Edna Everage were David Frost’s guests.
Frost on Saturday: Colour TV special, London Weekend Television, 1969
Noele is one of the studio audience, celebrating the launch of colour on ITV.
The Golden Shot, ATV Network, 1974
Broadcast from Birmingham Noele appeared a couple of times, including a Christmas special Bob Monkhouse, hosted on Boxing Day of ‘74.
The New Rep Theatre, ATV Network, 1971
Noele is one of a number of guests discussing the virtues of repertory theatre as Nottingham’s new Rep opens.
Shut That Door, ATV Network, 1972
Noele pops in to see her pal Larry Grayson, and has a chat. Noele is also given a TV Times award for ITV Personality of the Year.
Christmas With The Stars, Thames Television, 1972
Along with Ann George, Noele featured in a segment with Terry Wogan, Larry Grayson and Carl Wayne.
Lunchtime with Wogan, ATV Network, 1973
Nolly chats with Terry Wogan on his first TV chat show, airing at lunchtime on ITV.
Christmas with Larry Grayson, ATV Network, 1972
Noele returns to the Shut That Door set for another comedy romp with Larry Grayson.
New Faces, ATV Network, 1973-78
Noele made at least eight appearances on New Faces as one of the celebrity judges. Others included Noel Edmonds, Tony Hatch and Arthur Askey. Noele also returned to the studio in July 1974 to give band Showaddywaddy, who she had hoped for big things as a judge the previous year, their quarter of a million copies silver disc.
Harty Plus, London Weekend Television, 1973
Chat show queen Russell Harty interviews the queen of soap, Noele Gordon
This Is Your Life, Thames Television, 1973
Noele Gordon was given the big red book treatment.
Nolly also appears on: Larry Grayson, 1972 Ted Ray, 1975 Petula Clark, 1975 Arnold Ridley, 1976 Janet Brown, 1980 Diane Keen, 1982 Arthur Marshall, 1983 Danny La Rue, 1984
Look Who’s Talking, Border Television, 1975
Derek Batey invites Noele to talk about her career, her life and her new book ‘My Life at Crossroads’. A book Derek is thrilled to be flicking through!
Celebrity Squares, ATV Network, 1975-1979
Noele made eight ‘big box’ appearances during the shows run. Introduced by cuddly Kenny Everett and hosted by Bob Monkhouse. The Christmas Day edition of 1976 saw Noele presented with a Birthday present by Bob Monkhouse and her pal Diana Dors.
Look Who’s Talking, Border Television, 1977
Following a popular programme two years prior, Derek Batey, a self-confessed Crossroads super-fan, welcomes Noele back to Border TV for another chat.
Golden Gala, ATV Network, 1978
Noele Gordon is one of the 100 women taking part in this special all-female gala. Others include Googie Withers and Gabrielle Drake. Noele also narrated the production which was transmitted from the London Palladium in front of HRH Princess Margaret.
The Generation Game, BBC One, 1978
Noele appears on Larry Grayson’s first edition of the Gen Game.
Those Wonderful TV Times, Tyne Tees Television, 1978
Hosted by Barry Cryer, the television quiz featuring television stars. Noele Gordon battles her TV knowledge against Ted Ray and Lynda Lee Potter.
Variety Club of Great Britain Tribute to Morecambe and Wise, ATV Network, 1979
Presented by Terry Wogan, Noele is just one of many personalities in attendance celebrating the work of honorary guests Eric and Ernie. Noele recalls her time with the comedy duo in a theatre production in Glasgow, where they ended up wet nightly for a week and also Morecambe and Wise’s appearance on Lunchbox where they declared to viewers Nolly was actually a ‘fella in a frock’.
BBC Charity Appeal, 1980
Noele Gordon makes a fund-raising appeal on behalf of the Trident Housing Society.
Angela Rippon Reporting on… Soaps, BBC One, 1980
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.
Blankety Blank, BBC One, 1980
Noele joins Terry Wogan for more prizes and questions in Blankety Blank. Also starring Larry Grayson, Lorraine Chase and Roy Hudd.
The Generation Game, BBC One, 1981
Noele makes her second, and final, guest appearance on Larry Grayson’s Gen Game.
Summertime Special, BBC One, 1981
Appeared on the popular BBC entertainment series dressed as a circus ringmaster.
Russell Harty, BBC Two, 1981
Noele returns to chat with Russell who has now moved to the BBC.
Blankety Blank, BBC One, 1981
Larry Grayson and Noele are paired up again for another battle of the blanks. Nolly complains that Laz keeps hitting her during the programme. Other guests include Barry Cryer and Anita Harris.
Sunday Sunday, London Weekend Television, 1982
Gloria Hunniford welcomes Noele, who she describes as ‘the first lady of British television’ onto her sofa for a chat and a song or two.
Blankety Blank, BBC One, 1982
Terry Wogan is back with more prize winning blanks. Tonight Danny La Rue, Noele Gordon, Kenny Everett, Barry Cryer, Maggie Philbin and Dana ponder the questions.
Looks Familiar, Thames Television, 1982
This April ‘82 edition sees Dennis Norden welcome Noele, Bob Monkhouse and Arthur Lowe to the show that looks back to the showbiz days of the 30s and 40s.
Good Morning Britain, TV-am, 1983 Noele became an early friend of TV-am mainly due to former ATV mates Nick Owen and Anne Diamond working at the breakfaststation.
Noele appeared as guest/expert on GMB a number of times.
Russell Harty, BBC Two, 1983
Noele returns for her third chat with Russell Harty. The pair this time decide to perform a duet, but can Russell pull it off?
At Home With Larry Grayson, London Weekend Television, 1983
Noele appears on Larry’s LWT birthday special. Presented by Janet Street Porter.
Nationwide, BBC News/BBC One, 1983 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 – the cost. Noele had previously had a long running success with the show in the 1940s in the west end and a popular run in the Midlands before it transferred to London.
Play It Again, Tyne Tees Television, 1983
Noele talks about her life and career via some of her favourite movie clips and stars.
Whose Baby, Thames Television, 1983
Leslie Crowther asks Noele and others to work out who the famous parents are from clues given by their offspring.
What A Picture, BBC One, 1983
Noele brings in a collection of photographs from across her life to discuss them and the stories behind them.
Blankety Blank, BBC One, 1983
Terry Wogan oversees the celebrity chaos as the blanks are fired. Noele Gordon tonight helps one lucky contestant win a trip to Čaušica in the Supermatch round. Other stars on the panel include Paul Shane, Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Lorraine Chase and Patrick Moore.
Sunday Sunday, London Weekend Television, 1984
Noele returns to chat once more with Gloria Hunniford.
Breakfast Time, BBC News/BBC One, 1984
Chatting to Frank Bough and Selina Scott topics range from latest stage show No, No Nanette and Noele’s battle with Cancer.
Halls of Fame, BBC One, 1984
The Roy Hudd hosted nostalgia series saw Noele sing ‘You Made Me Love You’ in an edition recorded at the Sunderland Empire.
Good Morning Britain, TV-am, 1984
Noele gives her last extensive interview to Anne Diamond. The pair discuss her career, the battle with cancer and her hopes for the future.
ITV Awards, ATV Network, 1967
Noele and Reg Watson pick up the gong for Crossroads which has won ‘ITV programme of the Year’.
The Sun Television Awards, London Weekend TV, 1972
Noele collected the award on behalf of Crossroads.
The Sun Television Awards, London Weekend TV, 1973
Noele collected the award on behalf of Crossroads.
The Sun Television Awards, London Weekend TV, 1974
Noele collected the award on behalf of Crossroads.
The TV Times Awards, ATV Network, 1975
Noele won many TV Times awards across the years, and was the first to be inducted into the TV Times Hall of Fame. It is also noted that at least once Noele walked away with three TV Times awards in one year alone.
In 1975 ITV aired the gong show, when Nolly picked up two awards, including the special Gold TVT gong issued for her multiple awards over the years.
MUSIC & RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMING
About Religion, ATV Network, 1968
Noele hosts a special programme from Coventry Cathedral.
Songs That Mater, ATV Network, 1971
A series looking at songs and their meanings. Noele was the presenter for the first series. A similar format to YTV’s Stars on Sunday.
Personally Speaking, 1971
Noele speaks with Leslie Smith on this late night beliefs programme. Noele appeared a couple of times on the programme in ‘71-’72.
Stars on Sunday, Yorkshire Television, 1972-78
Following the departure of Jess Yates several guest hosts were brought in to present the show, Noele Gordon launched the 1977 run. Noele hosted another edition in 1978 and had been a guest on several other editions from ‘72-’76.
REGIONAL NEWS APPEARANCES
For ATV News and ATV Today see News and Sport section.
Channel Reports, Channel TV, 1971
Local news show for Jersey, Noele and the cast celebrate 1500 episodes of Crossroads on the island and talk to CTV about the landmark.
Anglia News, Anglia Television, 1972 A video feature with Noele on the TV Times awards and her continued success at winning gongs for her ITV work since 1968.
Noele makes a special appeal to viewers in Scotland following a break-in at Weir End. A tip-off to ATV’s switchboard the day before the burgulary had come from the Glasgow area and Noele appealed for information via STV.
Central News, Central Television, 1982-1983
Reporter John Caine catches up with Nolly as she embarks on her latest stage show, Call Me Madam. ‘82 Central cameras and reporter Tony Maycock take a look around Noele’s Birmingham flat for a feature on celebrity homes in the region. ‘83 Noele is interviewed, at her Birmingham home, about her recent return to Crossroads with scenes recorded in Venice. She also discusses her one-woman show on the life of Cosima Wagner. Peter Green is the reporter. ‘83
Northern Life, Tyne Tees Television, 1984
Noele joins the local news programme to discuss her appearance for TV at the Sunderland Empire, her parent’s connection to the North East and her recent return to Crossroads.
TSW Today, Television South West, 1984
Noele chats on the regional news show about her new-found love of Plymouth and her latest stage show in the city, No, No Nanette.
Hits of 1981, Central Television, 1982
Mike Smith hosts the show that looks back on big news and big music from 1981. The sacking of Noele Gordon by ATV features and Kate Robbins performs More Than In Love which had featured in the serial, going on to chart at number 2.
TV-am News, TV-am, 1985
Just before 9.25am on April 14th TV-am break the news that Noele Gordon has died. Jayne Irving is the presenter.
BBC National News, BBC One, 1985
Jan Leeming introduces BBC News, which reports the death of Noele Gordon.
ITN National News, ITN/ITV, 1985
ITN bring the news of Noele’s death to ITV viewers.
Central News, Central Television, 1985
Central reflect on the career of Noele Gordon following the announcement of her death.
ITV Tribute, Central Television, 1985
On April 15th Bob Warman voiced a network tribute to Noele. It was shown before Crossroads that evening.
Format V: A Nolly Tribute, ATV/Central TV, 1985
Wendy Jones recorded a special version of Format V which re-screened the 1978 interview with Noele as a tribute by Central in the week of Noele’s death in 1985.
Telly Addicts, BBC One, 1985
In 1985 a picture of Noele Gordon, along with other stars, including Larry Grayson, featured in the opening titles to BBC quiz show Telly Addicts, hosted by Noel Edmonds.
Central News, Central Television, 1985
Bob Warman reports on the funeral of Noele Gordon, that saw 1000s line the streets of Ross on Wye.
News at Ten, ITN/ITV, 1985
Terry Lloyd reports on the funeral of Noele Gordon, who he describes as ‘the Queen of British soap’. Terry also notes the 1000s of fan (around 2500) who have gathered to say farewell to their ‘TV friend.’
BBC National News, BBC One, 1985
BBC News programmes The Six O’Clock News and Nine O’Clock News report on the funeral of Noele Gordon.
Central News, Central Television, 1985
Central News reporter Dave Foster brings footage and remembrance from Noele Gordon’s Memorial Service, held at Birmingham Cathedral in May 1985.
Bob Monkhouse, Shaw Taylor, Tony Adams, Jane Rossington, Derek Batey, Wayne Sleep, Russell Harty, Sue Lloyd, Larry Grayson, Moria Lister, Ronald Allen, Jack Haig, Danny La Rue, Kathy Staff, Terry Wogan, Su Pollard, Fiona Fullerton, Leslie Crowther, Janet Brown, Max Bygraves, Honour Blackman, and Nicolas Parsons are just some of the celebrities in attendance.
Crossroads Revisited, Central Television, 1985
To mark 21-years since Crossroads started Central celebrate the serial and also pay tribute to Noele Gordon.
Open Air: The End of Crossroads, BBC One, 1988
Noele and Crossroads are celebrated on BBC One with guests Larry Grayson, Tony Adams, Jane Rossington, Lynette McMorrough and Kathy Staff. The Noele Gordon and Crossroads Appreication Society also features.
Central News, Central Television, 1989
The 25th anniversary of Crossroads is marked with a special event by The Noele Gordon and Crossroads Appreciation Society, Central went a long to join in the celebrations. Stan Stennett, Janet Hargreaves and Peggy Aitchison are interviewed.
Daytime Live, BBC One, 1989
The 25th anniversary is marked by BBC One. Noele Gordon and the Crossroads Appreciation Society feature. Angus Lennie, Janet Hargreaves and Peggy Aitchison are interviewed.
Gloria, On Soaps, BBC One, 1990
Gloria Hunniford welcomes Anthony Morton, Jane Rossington and Tony Adams to look back on Crossroads and their time working with Noele.
TV Heroes, BBC One, 1991
In 1991 BBC One aired a tribute hosted by Danny Baker to Noele Gordon as part of his TV Heroes series.
Crossroads 30 Years On, Central Television, 1994
Noele and Crossroads is celebrated three decades after it first aired. Introduced by Jane Rossington with Peter Kingsman from the Noele Gordon and Crossroads Appreciation Society.
Pebble Mill: Crossroads 30 Years On, 1994
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a special episode celebrating Crossroads and Noele. Guests include Anthony Morton, Angus Lennie, Kathy Staff and Jane Rossington.
ATV Night, BBC Two, 1994
Crossroads, Lunchbox and Noele are celebrated as the BBC look at the work of Lord Lew Grade in an evening of programmes.
40 Years of ITV, Central Television, 1996
In 1996 Central looked back at four decades of ITV in the Midlands. Presenter Bob Holness looked at Lunchbox and Crossroads with contributions from Ned Sherrin, Lord Lew Grade and Jane Rossington.
Smillie’s People, BBC One, 1996
To coincide with the return of Crossroads to UK Gold Carol Smillie looks at the soap. Kathy Staff and Jane Rossington share their memories.
Anglia News, Anglia TV, 1998
How the memory of Noele and Crossroads is kept alive by the Appreciation Society, based in the Anglia region.
Collectors’ Lot, Channel 4, 1998
Peter Kingman’s Noele Gordon collection features.
Open House, Channel 5, 2000
There are romours abound that ITV is bringing back Crossroads. Gloria Hunniford wants to know more, Jane Rossington and Peter Kingsman discuss.
This Morning, Granada Television, 2001
With the return of Crossroads an interest in the original series increases. Jane Rossington and Tony Adams talk to Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan about the old and new Crossroads and working with Noele.
This Morning – Granada Television, 2005
As part of the first DVD release Noele and Crossroads is celebrated by the ITV morning show. Guests include Angus Lennie, Sue Lloyd and Lynette McMorrough.
The Paul O’Grady Show, Granada Television, 2005
Another look at Crossroads and Noele. Kathy Staff and Jane Rossington Feature
BBC Breakfast, BBC One, 2005
Kathy Staff talks about Crossroads and the affection towards Noele Gordon.
Loose Women, Granada Television, 2009
The Loose Women celebrate Crossroads 45th anniversary with guest Susan Hanson.
The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Spun Gold, 2009
Alan, now on ITV, marks the 45th anniversary of Crossroads with guest Susan Hanson.
The Unforgettable Noele Gordon, North One/ITV, 2012
ITV celebrate the life and career of TV pioneer Noele Gordon with interviews and archive footage. Anne Diamond, Alan Coleman, Jean Bayless, Jane Rossington and Tony Adams are among the pals paying tribute to the star.
Crossroads 50th Anniversary Special, BBC Radio 2, 2014
The 50th anniversary of Crossroads is marked by BBC Radio 2 with an hour-long special. Paul O’Grady hosts with Jane Rossington, Paul Henry, Susan Hanson and Tony Adams. Music by Noele features.
The Most Shocking Moments of the 1980s, Channel 5, 2016
Noele’s 1981 departure from Crossroads proved to be one of the most shocking moments of the ‘80s. Anne Diamond, Tony Adams and Christopher Biggins reflect on her ‘goodbye’ from the show she loved. In 2018 the channel again featured Noele in a look at celebrities who have released pop records.
Julie Walters: Vision Taken Seriously
Vision Express advert in which Julie Walters looks back at the people and programmes, including Nolly, that shaped her early life. Running from 2015-2019.
When Soap Stars Go Wrong, Channel 5, 2021
Channel 5 take a fresh look at the demise of Meg Mortimer from Crossroads as part of this soap star special. Noele’s axing from the ATV saga features with Crossroads actors Steven Pinder and Graham Seed reflecting on her departure. Others to talk about their love of Crossroads includes Patsy Kensit and Debbie Arnold. Others to speak of the show include Corrie Icon Bruce Jones and Inside Soap editor Stuart Murphy.