Features

Swansea Sound in 1979

Take a look at Swansea Sound in Swansea

Cartoon with the Chaplin touch

⧉ John Halas explains the genesis of his new cartoon series, Foo Foo, in 1960

“What are the Wild Waves Saying?”

The BBC’s chief engineer in 1923 takes a tongue-in-cheek look back at the trials and tribulations of developing simultaneous broadcasting (networking as we would now call it)

Plymouth Sound in 1979

Take a look at Plymouth Sound in Plymouth

Shows the viewers don’t see

⧉ ABC in 1957 are using Alpha Studios in Birmingham for a novel idea: testing 18 pilot shows they may never make…

Piccadilly Radio in 1979

Take a look at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester

BBC Radio Merseyside

Celebrate 50 years of BBC Radio Merseyside with a trip back to their launch

Citizen’s Band Radio

The new craze that’s gripping the nation in 1984

Pennine Radio in 1979

Take a look at Pennine Radio in Bradford

Schools television: the first 10 years

⧉ An in-depth history, first published in 1967, of Rediffusion’s programmes for schools

Teledu yng ngwlad y gân

⧉ Have a look at TWW’s output in Welsh in 1960 in our new bilingual subsite

Southern Success

⧉ Spend some time examining Southern’s successful first year on air with our new microsite

Huw Thomas, Newscaster

Meet ITN’s newest newscaster in 1957

Why I created Torchy

Roberta Leigh explains the genesis of ABC’s new puppet show to the TVTimes in 1959

A day out to Quay Street

Tom Hargreaves remembers a tour around Granada’s studios in 1967

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1967

A look at what was on BBCtv on Wednesday 29 November 1967

Tonight’s Associated-Rediffusion… in 1955

A look at what was on ARTV on Tuesday 22 November 1955

Tonight’s US television… in 1972

A look at what was on television in the United States on Wednesday 15 November 1972

► Twist and shouting

On 22 September 1975, Eamonn Andrews on the Thames ‘Today’ programme hosts a bad-tempered debate about ITV

► Goodbye to the Light Programme

Music Through Midnight with David Hamilton sees the BBC Light Programme off into history

► Goodbye to the Home Service

The final closedown, 29 September 1967

✎ Stockport Plaza

A place you must visit

✎ Bruce Forsyth 1928-2017

Goodbye to one of the most talented entertainers the UK has ever produced

✎ Everybody out!

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