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John Mead: Part I – from Bristol to BFN

Remembering John Mead: the memoirs of the late actor, announcer, producer and director John Mead begin at the beginning

John Mead: Part II – Granadaland

Remembering John Mead: the memoirs of the late actor, announcer, producer and director John Mead reach the Granada days

John Mead: Part III – Telly Welly

Remembering John Mead: the memoirs of the late actor, announcer, producer and director John Mead from when he joined TWW

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Oh! What a Night it was…

STV turns 5 years old with a telethon and a staff party

Full houses for first Scots TV show

How did the launch of the BBC’s Kirk o’Shotts TV transmitter go down with viewers in 1952?

Caroline rises from a watery grave

Is Radio Caroline coming back in 1970, in television form?

How it feels to face the TV camera

A camera test exposes the behind-the-scenes choices announcers have to make in 1951

‘Reggie’

ITN staff remember Reginald Bosanquet after his death in 1984

Hopes of Yorkshire television

No, not that Yorkshire Television. This is the first television for Yorkshire, the BBC, which could be on air by 1950

Mendip mast opening – full colour plan

Get ready for something new: HTV West is about to launch with local programmes for local people

Lucifer throws light on TV electioneering

Will television have an effect on voters at election time? Leeds University plan to find out, using an ‘electronic brain’ in 1959

Boarders repelled – says Caroline

Radio Caroline’s first brush with the law a little over a month after it launched

Into the fifth year

It’s 1960 and Granada and ABC look back at the last 4 years on air and what’s coming for ITV

New television standards: effect on British television

An upgrade from 405-lines to 625-lines is not enough on its own to get people to buy or rent new sets, says the BBC’s DC Birkinshaw in 1959

Project Telstar: Communications Experiment

A detailed, technical exploration of the Telstar satellite from 1962

The billion-dollar builders

Rediffusion’s INTERTEL strand asks: what do recipients of American aid think about America in 1962?

Magnificent trio

Over on our ATV site, meet the three announcers who will be working over Christmas in 1974

The new look

Over on our refurbished Thames site, the Reading Evening Post looks in to what exciting programmes the new Thames Television will be offering us in 1968

18 January 1964 on ABC Weekend TV

Over on our revamped Zenith site, a deep dive into a typical ABC Saturday in 1964

12 January 1964 on ABC Weekend TV

Over on our revamped Zenith site, a deep dive into a typical ABC Sunday in 1964

Watch carefully – it’s TV’s big night

Blair Thomson surveys the prospects of ATV-viewing after the 1968 regional reorganisation

Gerry Marsden 1942–2021

Gerry Marsden has died at 78

Necrolog 2020

A reminder of those we’ve loved and lost this past year

Martin Lambie-Nairn 1945–2020

Vale to the designer’s designer