A Solid Step Forward

A look at how IBA transmitters were going solid-state in 1975

The Elstree epic

The TVTimes in 1967 looks back over 40 years of the Elstree studios

Hawaiian Eye and 77 Sunset Strip

⧉ Two favourite American detective series in 1963

Back to see

⧉ A Rediffusion crew of two take to the high seas

The BIG news – from ITN

Introducing the new News at Ten in 1967

Games people play with Monkhouse

⧉ Bob Monkhouse talks about his history of game shows as he prepares for a series of Celebrity Squares in 1975

Britain’s newest TV channel

A studio and two cameras take up a classroom in Holmesdale Primary School in 1967

Introducing the folk who live in Weavers Green

⧉ The TVTimes introduces us to the cast of the new Anglia soap opera Weavers Green in 1966

Down in the basement…

⧉ You’d have to go a long way to find another basement quite like the one at Television House

Thorn EMI’s Videodiscs

An exciting new technology offers 60 minutes of video on a 10″ silvered disc. It’s the future, according to this 1983 brochure

The mike and I at Wembley

Ice hockey on the radio propels Stewart MacPherson from the press office at the Wembley Pool into a career with the BBC

The ABC of Simon Dee

Part 1: Simon Dee talks about his upbringing in this interview from 1970

Clangers in the Romper Room

The TVTimes meets Miss Rosalyn of Anglia’s The Romper Room in 1967

Rodney drops a brick

Granada stars working on a building site are imagined in this twaddle from the TVTimes in 1958

The Saint

⧉ ITC’s new series ‘The Saint’ lets Roger Moore get away from fighting in 1962

Tonight’s Yorkshire Television… in 1975

A look at what was on YTV from Leeds on Friday 14 March 1975

Tonight’s ABC Midlands… in 1965

A look at what was on ABC from Birmingham on Sunday 7 March 1965

Tonight’s HTV and Channel 4… in 1989

A look at what was on HTV West & Wales and Channel Four on Tuesday 28 February 1989

Tonight’s Anglia… in 1981

A look at what was on Anglia TV on Saturday 21 February 1981

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1963

A look at what was on Granada in the North on Thursday 14 February 1963

Tonight’s Yorkshire Television… in 1970

A look at what was on YTV on Saturday 7 February 1970

► Quick march

On retransmission stations of the internet, this is the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

► Twist and shouting

On 22 September 1975, Eamonn Andrews on the Thames ‘Today’ programme hosts a bad-tempered debate about ITV

► Goodbye to the Light Programme

Music Through Midnight with David Hamilton sees the BBC Light Programme off into history

✎ Sir Ken Dodd 1927-2018

Looking back at the life of Liverpool funnyman Ken Dodd

✎ Sit down, Nigel Barton

Dirty Feed has a great examination of the changes between the script and the production of 1965 Dennis Potter’s ‘Stand Up, Nigel Barton’ play

✎ Puppets and muppets

Take a trip to Wolverhampton for a feast of childhood delight