Televised football was in its formative years when cameras first came to Huddersfield to cover a clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Championship derby is the first of 13 games being screened live by Sky Sports today and tomorrow.
Back in March 1966, highlights of Town’s FA Cup fifth-round clash with Wednesday were shown on a special BBC show the following afternoon.
Frank Bough was the commentator as Town, then in Division II (now the Championship) went down 2-1 to their top-flight visitors.
Steve Smith scored for the home side, who were wearing a special all-blue kit )the Owls were in all white) before a bumper 49,612 crowd at Leeds Road.
Wednesday went on to beat Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea to reach the final, losing 3-2 to Everton at Wembley.
The BBC’s famous Match of the Day was only in its second season.
Town hadn’t yet made an appearance (their first was a home Division II game against Coventry City to months later).
The Beeb had started showing short highlights of one Football League game on their Saturday evening Sports Special show in 1955.
Old-style film, as opposed to the videotape introduced in the sixties, was used, and had to be rushed to the nearest studio, explaining the screening of a large number of matches in or close to London.
Records suggest Town’s first appearance was their 2-1 Division II defeat at Charlton in 1958-59.
The first time the cameras came to Huddersfield was in December 1962.
Walley Barnes, the former Arsenal and Wales captain, commentated on a 3-0 Division II win for Sunderland for whom Brian Clough, who was to become TV gold as a manager, scored two goals.