Features

Why marches?

From the vaults: Kif Bowden-Smith on the musical habits of a lifetime

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1964

A look at what was on BBC radio on Friday 31 July 1964

Back in time for TV: 1978

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1978 to find out what was on the telly…

I.T.V. in the Midlands opened

ATV comes to the Midlands in 1956, with the Birmingham Post waiting to welcome them

Back in time for TV: 1977

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1977 to find out what was on the telly…

Backbone

From the vaults: The physical networking arrangements of early ITV

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

How ITV Was Received on Merseyside

The Liverpool Echo reviews Granada’s first night on air in 1956… and finds that the picture is terrible

Southern get switched off

Reading’s Evening Post rushes out a front page splash to announce that Southern TV has lost its franchise in 1980

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

From the Televault: Harlech accepting the challenge

Accepting the challenge: Harlech rate themselves after a year on air

Welcome to Thames Television

First published a year ago, listen to Thames Television’s inaugural luncheon on their first day of broadcasting on 30 July 1968

Tonight’s Rediffusion… in 1968

From a year ago: a look at what was on Rediffusion in London on Monday 29 July 1968

Crossroads: special souvenir website

Celebrate 3,000 years of Crossroads with our special souvenir website from 1978

From the Televault: The Avengers!

Join us for a look back at The Avengers and The New Avengers, plus the autobiography of Patrick Macnee

Highlights of 1967

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1967, including the Seven Deadly Virtues, The Gamblers, Betjeman’s London and Lady Windermere’s Fan…

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

New Star Trek: Picard trailer released

Official trailer – with (spoilers) Data and Seven of Nine – shown at the San Diego Comic-Con tonight

ITN reaches for the stars

More people chose to watch ITN’s coverage of the moon landings than the BBC’s.

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