Features

⬆ Year One: Television and visual journalism

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

The Unlikely Grads

The TVTimes in 1971 interviews 29-year-old LWT producer Humphrey Barclay

⬆ Year One: Granada and the Drama

Part six of our series on the first year of Granada sees Tony Richardson discussing Granada’s contribution to drama

Alias… The Saint!

Impeccable suits, beautiful women, fast cars, exotic locales – meet Simon Templar

⬆ Year One: The Big Night

Part five of our series looking at the first year of Granada sees opening night upon us

The new look in radio

Frank Gillard in 1964 on the launch of the BBC Music Programme and the realignment of the BBC’s three radio networks

⬆ Year One: The Building of the Manchester TV Centre

Part four of our series about the first year of Granada looks at constructing the Quay Street studios

His fez is his fortune

TVTimes profiles Tommy Cooper in 1956

They always have an answer

Inside ATV’s Postbag in 1963

Avis Scott

A quick profile of BBCtv relief announcer Avis Scott from 1955

The New BBC Orchestra

The BBC introduces an orchestra for trainees and throws them in at the deep-end in 1966

Ron Davies: courageous cameraman

TVTimes in 1969 profiles Ron Davies – a cameraman for ITN and Harlech who uses a wheelchair

Tonight’s Tyne Tees TV… in 1984

A look at what was on Tyne Tees on Thursday 29 March 1984

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1958

A look at what was on ABC Weekend TV on Saturday 22 March 1958

Tonight’s Yorkshire TV… in 1979

A look at what was on YTV on Tuesday 15 March 1979

Tonight’s Anglia… in 1970

A look at what was on Anglia TV on Sunday 8 March 1970

► The Risk Business: videodiscs

In 1981 this spin-off from Tomorrow’s World tries to divine which 12″ videodisc will win the battle

► The Plain Man’s Guide to Advertising

Bob Godfrey’s 1963 surreal mix of advertising tropes

► Television comes to Bradford

John Walters goes to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in 1986

► The Peacock Committee reports back

BBC Newsnight on the Peacock Report in 1986, which recommends ITV franchises go to the highest bidder and BBC Radios 1 and 2 are sold

✎ Here’s what you missed

Some pictures from the Transdiffusion Birmingham Soirée, held on 25 March 2017

✎ Cheaper than therapy

A new book promises to bring the horror of growing up back into your life

✎ The annoyance of science

Bradford is leaving the UK without a decent television museum

✎ Yeah, okay then, we’ll take that

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