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Crossroads: special souvenir website

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

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

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

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

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: 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…

TWW & WWN archives

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

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…

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

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.

Bringing you the latest news…

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