Songs of Praise 1st October 1961
Songs of Praise, the longest running religious television programme in the world, was first seen and heard on 1st October 1961. The first edition came from the Tabernacle Baptist Chapel in Cardiff, with guest soloist Heather Harper. The programme showcases the best of congregational hymn singing up and down the land. Although church attendance has declined over the life of the programme Songs of Praise continues to pack out churches and venues with enthusiastic congregations.