Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television in this 11-part series from 1958

Musical youth

Kevin Chamberlain takes us on a journey through his life with a gramophone

ZING – was the path of ITV’s first hit tune

The story of the earworm that is the theme to 'Robin Hood'

Pops and pirates

Granada's World in Action looks at the victims of the off-shore radio boom: the recording artists who drove it


five, four, three, two, one

Television: it’s all about timing and clocks

ITN’s building plans in mint condition

Work is well underway on a building to replace ITN House on Wells Street in London

Another chance to see… Joe 90

Messing with the mind of a child and putting his life in danger

Newsflash TV man is returning to theatre

John Edmunds hangs up his newsreader’s tie and gets ready to tread the boards – or not

The ghost of Christmas programmes past

A look back at three-channel Christmas television

Another chance to see… The Grimleys

A sitcom that captured an era perfectly

Doing the splits

A new idea in Independent Local Radio – broadcasting different things on AM to what’s on FM

ITN launches its early-morning news service

A new programme and a new role for ITN as breakfast television launches on Channel 4

Another chance to see… The Tyrant King

A creepy tourist-friendly film series


The future is here: television across the Atlantic thanks to a satellite

The future of television: The answer

Part Eleven: Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television

The future of television: Their ideas

Part Ten: Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television

Features: a matter of opinion

Associated-Rediffusion asks its producers what makes a ‘feature’ in 1960

The case for 405 line VHF colour

The general manager of Rediffusion on why we should go into colour now, in 1966

Who does what in ITV

The Independent Broadcasting Authority explains who does what in ITV

Stars and wipes

A series of Associated-Rediffusion video dramas make their way on to ABC in the United States

The ITA transmitter network

Comparative maps of VHF and UHF coverage from the Independent Television Authority

Marconi mobile television

In city, town or country, Marconi Outside Broadcast equipment is the toast of 1954

More for less

The TV licence is back in the news

The Optimist

A thought to be lost early Channel 4 comedy on DVD? Yes please!

Grampian at 60

The diamond jubilee of the station from the very north

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Wednesday 19 January 2022