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30 July – Thames Television goes on air, having taken over the ITV London weekday franchise from Rediffusion, London. Thames is a result of a merger between ABC and Rediffusion, ABC having been awarded the London weekday franchise. Magpie premieres on ITV. 31 July – Popular sitcom Dad's Army begins its nine-year run on BBC1.

A gift left by the mysterious Milk Tray Man ~~~ Cadbury's characters, such as Flake Girl, Milk Tray Man and the Caramel Bunny, have become familiar figures in popular culture.