Why ITV is pulling out all the plugs

It’s almost S-night! With ITV about to convert from 405 to 625, the technology correspondent of the Sunday Times looks into what’s involved

Highlights of 1966

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1966, with stars such as David Frost, Bernard Levin, Ian Hendry, Joe Orton and James Mason…

Back in time for TV: 1976

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1976 to find out what was on the telly…

Programme preview for Wales and West

TWW’s programme controller provides a rundown of forthcoming ITV programmes to the South Wales Argus in 1961

Back in time for TV: 1975

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1975 to find out what was on the telly…

A rationalised ITV structure

The Daily Telegraph has a plan for ITV in 1971: tear it up and start again. It’s nonsense and we’ll tell you why

Haldane Duncan 1945-2018

Scottish television director Haldane Duncan has died aged 73. Read his autobiography we first published in 2006

A World Listened and Watched

How the four American networks – ABC, CBS, Mutual and NBC – covered the assassination of President Kennedy

Toddlers and the £750,000 Question

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

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1965

A look at what was on BBCtv on Saturday 5 June 1965

BBC-2 transmitting stations

From the vaults: BBC-2 transmitters in service and planned in 1968

Commercials? You’ll love ’em!

From the vaults: Tyne Tees Television’s ‘The Viewer’ listings magazine explains television advertisements to a new audience in 1959

Monument to an Engineer’s Hobby

Westinghouse recalls the history of KDKA in 1939

It’s funny how careful an announcer must be

Meet David Geary, Anglia’s new newsreader in 1973

Waterfall watermark

How do you get watermarked paper for your new ITV company when you can’t afford watermarked paper?

TWW & WWN archives

For researchers: source documents relating to TWW and Teledu Cymru from the Transdiffusion archives

ATV Centre: bringing colour to life in the Midlands

The Birmingham Post celebrates the opening of the new ATV Centre in 1970 with a special pull-out supplement, digitised by us for you

Forecast for colour

Colour is coming, and the February 1969 Thames staff magazine asks four department heads what they’re doing to get ready

ITA Colour is coming!

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What the viewer needs to know in 1969

Euston – a bird’s eye view

The new Thames Television studios are about to start rising on the Euston Road in February 1969

News at 9.00 – news at 10.00?

Barry Norman in The Times criticises News at Ten in 1971. Thames bites back immediately

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

Bringing you the latest news…

Something we just found from ITN, and it’s amazing

Locally great, globally useless

A decision has been made that makes Independent Local Radio less independent, less local and less good radio, says David Heathcote

Routine Sheet Database

A new resource from Transdiffusion… but what now?