Features

The plain man’s guide to the changeover to 625 line TV

A 1963 guide to the options available for 625 lines, colour and ITV-2

The Face of Broadcasting House

By-ways of the BBC: an introduction to Broadcasting House in 1938 [1/9]

The Tuning Signal, Test Card C, and Tracing Faults

A 1963 discussion of how to use the tuning signal to get perfect 405-line VHF black and white pictures

⬆ Year One: The lighter side

The final of our series on the first year of Granada reviews light entertainment output

Life is what they make it…

Behind the scenes of This Is Your Life in 1972

⬆ Year One: Reporting by television

Part eight of our series on the first year of Granada looks at local news for the North

Does TV destroy our heroes?

Do we know too much about famous people because of television? Sam Heppner isn’t sure in 1971

⬆ Year One: Television and visual journalism

Part seven of our series on the first year of Granada features Randolph Churchill discussing Granada’s journalism

Introducing… Bill Grundy

The Radio Times in 1969 speaks to ‘It’s Saturday’ presenter Bill Grundy

Introducing… Mike Neville

The Radio Times in 1968 speaks to ‘Look North’ presenter Mike Neville

A note on ‘Music While You Work’

The 1945 BBC Yearbook looks back at a quiet success of the war: Music While You Work

Do we still love Lucy?

Retro television is back in fashion… if it ever went out

Tonight’s Anglia TV… in 1973

A look at what was on Anglia on Thursday 26 April 1973

Tonight’s Granada TV Network… in 1965

A look at what was on Granada on Easter Monday 19 April 1965

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1957

A look at what was on ATV in the Midlands on Friday 12 April 1957

Tonight’s Rediffusion London… in 1967

A look at what was on Rediffusion on Wednesday 5 April 1967

► 20 Years Ago Today, 33 years ago today

Ludovic Kennedy on the botched launched of BBC-2

► Tuesday Productions sampler

Jingles are not just for radio, as Tuesday Productions show in this 1980s sampler

► Beacon Radio launch

41 years ago, Beacon Radio 303 comes on air for the first time

► Ocean Sound This Year

Ocean Sound looks back on the news from 1986

✎ World population explosion

Congratulations to Transdiffusioners Jon and Kate Bufton

✎ Funny things that happen in television: the ebook

John Mead’s fun account of a life behind the camera is now available as an ebook

✎ Brian Matthew 1928-2017 [UPDATED AGAIN]

Disc jockey and presenter is still alive

✎ Transdiffusion joins ITV

Exciting new developments today here at Transdiffusion