Tiptoe through the Startups – 4

2 Dec 2006

Roddy Buxton plunges into the TBS archives one more time.

Tiptoe through the Startups – 3

2 Nov 2006

Roddy Buxton continues his trawl through the Transdiffusion archives

Tiptoe through the Startups – 2

1 Oct 2006

Roddy continues his journey through the Transdiffusion archives.

Tiptoe through the Startups – 1

2 Sep 2006

Roddy Buxton looks into the TBS basement files

Rediffusion’s Blithe Spirit

1 Jun 2003

How Associated Rediffusion started the day in its first few months

Undercover A-R

1 Jan 2003

The early days of start-ups on Associated Rediffusion

ABC Weekend Television

1 Jan 2002

In the Midlands and the North, the ultimate TV station starts the day

The grammar of television

1 Jan 2002

How presentation – and daily start-ups – provided the full stops and commas of TV

Grampian Television

1 Jan 2002

The weird way to start each day with the northern Scotland contractor

Granada (pan-North)

1 Jan 2002

From the North and showing it – Granada shows its roots

Strike Service

1 Jan 2002

What to do when the network goes down and you have to improvise

London Weekend

1 Jan 2002

The cuckoo in the nest re-invents the daily start up

A Post Office genre

1 Jan 2002

Bureaucracy, slow and deliberate, creates a new art form

Radio with pictures

1 Jan 2002

Constant and unchanging – an environment where branding was king

Thames Television

1 Jan 2002

Keeping up the traditions set by ABC Television


1 Jan 2002

The last gasp of the old-style start-up from one of the last new IBA companies

Yorkshire Television

1 Jan 2002

Combining ABC and Rediffusion the opposite way to Thames

Start the day the Granada way

11 Jan 2001

Granada says hello in the 1960s.