The Cesspit Beneath

Holocaust Memorial Day: the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby describes entering the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945

The Fab Four meet the Big Four

The intertwined worlds of The Beatles and 1960s ITV

Welcome to Tyne Tees!

Local luminaries and famous stars send Tyne Tees and The Viewer their best wishes

Inside City Road

The first edition of The Viewer in 1959 takes us on a tour around the new Tyne Tees studios

Favourite Channel

Channel Television starts the day in 1974… in black and white

Three before six

TVTimes looks into Rediffusion’s unusual local news and features programme

Forward march

An unpopular war in the Middle East forces a change of identity for the biggest ITV company

Rockalong with Thames

Thames swings into colour

Commercials? You’ll love ’em!

‘The Viewer’ in 1959 explains television advertisements to a new audience

Why is TV still rationed?

The TVTimes in 1965 wonders why there are only 50 hours a week of TV programmes

Welcome home to TVTimes

The TVTimes celebrates the return of ITV after the long 1979 strike

Everybody out!

Remembering the strike-torn, strife-worn, cold, wet and miserable… 1980s

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1968

A look at what was on BBCtv on Saturday 10 February 1968

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1938

A look at what was on the BBC’s radio networks on Monday 7 February 1938

Tonight’s TVS… in 1984

A look at what was on Television South on Saturday 28 January 1984

Tonight’s TWW… in 1966

A look at what was on TWW’s General Service on Sunday 23 January 1966


A new charity anthology of writing about The Avengers is released today

We broke the code

I think we now know ‘what’, but not ‘why’

Less is more

Broadcast and basic cable in the US decides how to fight back against Netflix

33 years ago this morning

BBC Breakfast Time launches