Features

⬆ Year One: The Granada Theatres

Part two of our series on the first year of Granada looks at where the station came from

Adventures with Dimbleby

BBC Producer Stephen McCormack reveals what has gone on in making the London Town and About Britain programmes in 1955

⬆ Year One: a introduction to Granada

Part one of our series on the story of the first year of Granada TV Network

How to win an IBA franchise

A tongue-in-cheek list of simple dos and don’ts of applying for an ITV contract from the IBA

You make the stars

Bernard Delfont explains how the viewers, not the producers, chose the stars in 1963

The old BBC: the press, the Crawford Committee and the end

Part seven of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

‘Saint’ behind the camera

Look Westward interviews Roger Moore on his plans to direct films in 1964

The old BBC: entering the last year

Part six of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

My hundred faces

A limited budget sends Bernard Braden rummaging through wardrobe in 1963

Making the Camera Lie

The 1937 viewer may be surprised to learn that some parts of television are – gasp! – not real

First with the full story

The editor of BBC-2’s ‘Newsroom’ announces its relaunch in the Radio Times in 1967

Booked… for seven years

Jerry Allen talks about appearing on 1,600 editions of ATV’s ‘Lunch Box’ in 1963

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1963

A look at what was on Granada on Friday 22 February 1963

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1968

A look at what was on the BBC on Thursday 15 February 1968

Tonight’s Associated-Rediffusion… in 1956

A look at what was on A-R on Wednesday 8 February 1956

Tonight’s Yorkshire TV… in 1978

A look at what was on YTV on Wednesday 1 February 1978

► Shut That Door!

Larry Grayson interviews Noele Gordon on ATV in 1972

► Beerling on jingles

From the late 1970s, BBC Radio 1’s ‘Mailbag’ interviews producer Johnny Beerling about the station’s use of jingles.

► Exit ATV, pursued by LWT

Audio of David Frost introducing the new London Weekend before Trevor Lucas takes ATV London off air for the final ever time

► This summer on Thames!

A promo for Thames on Rediffusion

✎ 18 years of Queer as Folk

The anniversary of a groundbreaking drama series

✎ I see you off to distant clouds

The wrecking ball takes the last hint of Tyne Tees Television in Newcastle

✎ It’s time to give up

…because you lost at Valentine’s Day

✎ Farewell Howard Philpott

BBC Radio newsreader Howard Philpott has died