Moving mountains

HTV starts the day in 1973

ITV help England’s cup bid

Watch the World Cup 1966 on ITV and win £1,000!

Coke’s tour

Cyril Coke remembers filming abroad for series two of The Rat Catchers in 1966

How Britannia Rules Her Wavelengths

Norman Collins is disappointed with the government’s White Paper on Broadcasting Policy in 1967

24 hours in the life of the Frost show

The Daily Mirror watches David Frost prepare for his Rediffusion show in 1967

Breakfast TV: Snap, Crackle or Flop?

Will TV-am be a success? Peter Jay says yes. Others tell the Sunday Express Magazine in 1981 that it’s a disaster in the making

Channel 62

Channel Television starts the day in 1962

Shotgun wedding

Has the IBA managed to bring peace to the Westward board room? And even if so, will they force Westward to merge with a rival bidder? Peter Fiddick of The Guardian speculates in October 1980

Between the lines

Granada Television starts the day on the evening of its new 7-day contract

Toddlers and the £750,000 Question

Lord Hill of Luton on ending the Toddlers’ Truce and handing £750,000 to ITV

Marconi mobile television

In city, town or country, Marconi Outside Broadcast equipment is the toast of 1954 – see why in our new microsite


A special feature website on the relaunch of Rediffusion London in April 1964

Wired-up for service

Electrical maintenance: the beating heart of Television House and Wembley

Sunday success story

ABC producer Penry Jones in 1964 on why religious programmes on ITV are popular

Albania on the blink

The Guardian mourns the closure of the BBC Albanian Service in 1967

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1969

A look at what was on BBCtv in the north on Friday 18 July 1969

Back in time for TV: 4-8 June 1968

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 4-8 June 1968 for a look at what was on the telly

Tonight’s TVS and Channel 4… in 1990

A look at what was on TVS in the south and south east and Channel 4 on Wednesday 11 July 1990

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1967

A look at what was on BBCtv in the north on Tuesday 4 July 1967

Back in time for TV: 18-25 May 1967

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 18-25 May 1967 for a look at what was on the telly

Tonight’s Anglia TV… in 1978

A look at what was on Anglia on Monday 26 June 1978

Freddie Phillips

You know him from Trumpton and Camberwick Green. We know him from his 8 daily start-up pieces for BBC-1 (two on Sundays) in use 1964-7. Have a listen to them on our SoundCloud channel

Television starts the day

Listen to Television start the day each day on Transdiffusion’s free SoundCloud playlist

► Quick march

On retransmission stations of the internet, this is the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

✎ Made in Yorkshire

A Kickstarter campaign is launched to fund a documentary about YTV

✎ Sir Ken Dodd 1927-2018

Looking back at the life of Liverpool funnyman Ken Dodd

✎ 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