History

TV80: Television To-day

2 November 2016

The BBC Handbook for 1938 looks back at the first year of television

Pilkington: Dramatis Personæ

29 August 2016

The people behind the Pilkington Report

Is coin-in-the-slot TV the answer?

6 July 2015

The BBC’s senior superintendent engineer gives us a peek into the future of TV: pay-per-view… in 1954

Central eyes

13 April 2015

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

Midland round-up

22 December 2014

A look at ATV Midlands in the early 1960s

Celebrating 75 Years of BBC Television

9 November 2011

The 75th Anniversary of the launch of the BBC Television Service from Alexandra Palace was commemorated by a small party at AP on Wednesday 2 November, 2011. Richard Elen was there to describe the scene.

Schools & Colleges – 3

1 August 2007

From the late 80s to the present

Schools & Colleges – 2

1 July 2007

The OU and beyond

Schools & Colleges – 1

1 June 2007

The history of educational TV

The Launch of ITV

25 November 2006

The beginning of ITV – in sound & vision

London ITA 1968

24 November 2006

One of the most radical changes to hit the ITV network

Pay-TV – 1960s Style

23 November 2006

Sky was not the first…

Classic Ads – 1

22 November 2006

From the early days of ITV & C4

Classic Ads – 2

21 November 2006

More classic ads

Classic Ads – 3

20 November 2006

More classic ads

It was 60 years ago today…

3 November 2006

1946: The BBC Television Service re-opens.

A Broader Aspect

31 March 2006

Confusion surrounding TV aspect ratios has all happened before…

Children’s air

1 March 2006

Younger television viewers of the early 1950s had their very own startup

The edit that rewrote history

31 October 2005

Exploding the myth of TV’s 1939 closedown

Pictures of the dawn

1 May 2005

Video recording is not new. In fact it goes back a very long way.

Your first set

1 February 2005

What was it like to buy a TV over 50 years ago?

The fools return to the hill

18 March 2004

The politics behind television’s post-war return

Oh, that Symbol…

1 December 2003

Abram Games creates the first animated TV identity

Television is coming back

23 August 2003

1946 – and BBC Television makes plans after the war

The London Television Station

9 July 2003

Take a tour of Alexandra Palace

The opening of the BBC Television Service

3 July 2003

The BBC Television Service opens – twice

Baird’s independent television

5 April 2003

Thanks to John Logie Baird, ITV nearly arrived 50 years early

The fools on the hill

13 March 2003

The BBC embraces television – and a new service is born

Baird versus the BBC

1 February 2003

JLB pioneers television – but John Reith needs convincing