A snog from Europe

A topical trip to the French archives

Job description

How to be a Granada announcer in 1969

Start here

A beginner’s guide to broadcasting history

Central eyes

The struggles – at company level, in the studios and with politicians – as ATV became Central

Who killed Simon Dee?

Once Britain’s biggest star… and then gone. Why?

Back Bone Cheer

The BBC finally fights back against its critics

Trouble with transmitters

Setting up ITV gets serious: transmitters (or the lack of them) in 1954/5/6

Studio Zero

Having decent studio space: from pride to an embarrassment in 60 years

Tonight’s ATV London… in 1956

What was on ATV London on Sunday 20 May 1956

Tonight’s TV… in 1956

What was on television on Thursday 3 May 1956

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1968

What was on BBC television on Monday 8 April 1968

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1969

What was on BBC television on Saturday 22 March 1969

Election night viewing and listening

What’s on TV and radio on 7 and 8 May 2015

Jackie Trent 1940-2015

Songwriter and singer Jackie Trent has died

Central Appreciation Day

Did you enjoy the eclipse? Why not enjoy some more?

Shaw Taylor 1924-2015

Shaw Taylor has died