Features

Wake up to breakfast TV!

Selina Scott, Frank Bough and Nick Ross are here to welcome you to Britain’s ‘first’ television breakfast show in 1983

The beginning of a new service

From the vaults: pay a visit to the newly opened Brookmans Park transmitter in 1931 as the BBC’s “Regional Scheme” begins

A short history

From the vaults: Russ J Graham provides a short history of Rediffusion and British Electric Traction

Back in time for TV: 1980

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1980 to find out what was on the telly…

The results are in

ATV’s first annual report after the 1968 contract changes reveals the ups and downs of the new ITV

Back in time for TV: 1979

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1979 to find out what was on the telly…

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

That’s except for viewers in the Midlands

From the vaults: regional variations apply to Monty Python’s Flying Circus in 1971

Who’s who in Dr. Who

Jon Pertwee’s Doctor Who is getting scarier, says the Daily Express in 1971

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

From the Televault: TWW’s unique top floor

What goes on high above us all at TWW’s studios?

From the Televault: Rediffusion studios tour

We’re on our way to Wembley… and to Television House in Kingsway

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

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