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

Destination 1974

The strike over, the TVTimes looks ahead to the new-look ITV in 1968 and beyond


⧉ Exploring Bonanza and Rawhide, two favourite Western series of the 1960s

The irreverent young men of World in Action

Inside Granada’s World in Action in 1967

Calling ALL Europe

How the news gets from Europe to your TV screen in 1967

Once a poacher…

⧉ Cyril Coke finds himself moving up through the ranks with his new series in 1965

The ABC of Simon Dee

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

The pirate king steps ashore to find his family out on the street

Part 1: Simon Dee talks about losing his Radio Caroline job in this interview from 1970

How I ‘died the death’ in Manchester and was saved by one man’s faith

Part 3: Simon Dee talks about Dee Time in this interview from 1970


Instructions for transmitter staff in the event of screens going blank

Training Broadcast Announcers

Fluffing of foreign words leads KDKA to train announcers for the first time in 1922

Anglia’s dancing ‘Senorita’

About Anglia’s new reporter, Joan Shenton, talks to the TVTimes in 1966

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

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1958

A look at what was on ATV in Birmingham on Friday 31 January 1958

Tonight’s Yorkshire Television… in 1976

A look at what was on YTV in Leeds on Saturday 24 January 1976

Tonight’s HTV Wales and West… in 1981

A look at what was on HTV on Saturday 17 January 1981

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

✎ 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

✎ Coffee in Quay Street

Some television historians walk into a bar…