The BBC since 1958

Sir Hugh Carleton Greene’s valedictory message to the BBC and the audience after he was pushed out as Director-General in late 1968

A Solid Step Forward

A look at how IBA transmitters were going solid-state in 1975

The Elstree epic

The TVTimes in 1967 looks back over 40 years of the Elstree studios

Hawaiian Eye and 77 Sunset Strip

⧉ Two favourite American detective series in 1963

Back to see

⧉ A Rediffusion crew of two take to the high seas

The BIG news – from ITN

Introducing the new News at Ten in 1967

Games people play with Monkhouse

⧉ Bob Monkhouse talks about his history of game shows as he prepares for a series of Celebrity Squares in 1975

Britain’s newest TV channel

A studio and two cameras take up a classroom in Holmesdale Primary School in 1967

Introducing the folk who live in Weavers Green

⧉ The TVTimes introduces us to the cast of the new Anglia soap opera Weavers Green in 1966

Thorn EMI’s Videodiscs

An exciting new technology offers 60 minutes of video on a 10″ silvered disc. It’s the future, according to this 1983 brochure

The mike and I at Wembley

Ice hockey on the radio propels Stewart MacPherson from the press office at the Wembley Pool into a career with the BBC

The ABC of Simon Dee

Part 1: Simon Dee talks about his upbringing in this interview from 1970

Ideas galore

Pay a visit to A-R’s Here and Now in 1963 to learn about diving, dancing and diamonds

Happy birthday! to ‘Seeing Sport’

⧉ The TVTimes welcomes the second series of ATV’s ‘Seeing Sport’ in 1957

Clangers in the Romper Room

The TVTimes meets Miss Rosalyn of Anglia’s The Romper Room in 1967

Tonight’s TVS… in 1984

A look at what was on TVS in the south and south-east on Wednesday 21 March 1984

Tonight’s Yorkshire Television… in 1975

A look at what was on YTV from Leeds on Friday 14 March 1975

Tonight’s ABC Midlands… in 1965

A look at what was on ABC from Birmingham on Sunday 7 March 1965

Tonight’s HTV and Channel 4… in 1989

A look at what was on HTV West & Wales and Channel Four on Tuesday 28 February 1989

Tonight’s Anglia… in 1981

A look at what was on Anglia TV on Saturday 21 February 1981

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1963

A look at what was on Granada in the North on Thursday 14 February 1963

► Quick march

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

► 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

✎ 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

✎ Puppets and muppets

Take a trip to Wolverhampton for a feast of childhood delight