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ITV dopes the public

The charge today is: ITV dopes the public… according to the Daily Herald in 1958

The Avengers

We’ve lost Dame Diana Rigg, best known to us as Mrs Peel in ABC’s The Avengers. Patrick Macnee and Ian Hendry tell the story of the series in our special website from 1976

Crisis facing Border TV

Will Border Television go to the wall due to the ITV levy and the costs of introducing colour?

Back in time for TV: 1987

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1987 to find out what was on the telly…

Satellite TV Stage Two ups the risk stakes

BSB launches this Sunday… let battle commence

Hitting the peak

Inside the sound of High Peak Radio

The BBC television story

Travel back to 1956 as the BBC celebrates 20 years of television

Visions unlimited

A glowing biography – nearer a hagiography – of General David Sarnoff, published in 1966 to celebrate 40 years of NBC

Television America-wise

A 1955 opportunity to sneer at American television

Baird Television and the fire

Disaster strikes television development as the Crystal Palace burns down

The Anglia-TV installations

Anglia Television is about to come on air, meaning lots of technical developments

Blueprint for channel 4

What does Channel 4 hold for the viewer when it launches in 2 years?

TV to have ‘all-seeing’ eyes as trade mark

Television is about to be looking back at you in 1953. That sounds fun.

The symbols of ITV explained

ITV patiently explains ITV to viewers of ITV in 1959

The fall of Teledu Cymru

The ITA reports on their biggest failure to date: the fall of Wales (West and North) Television in 1964

Regional Railways Identity Management

The 1992 rebranding of British Rail’s Regional Railways is explained by our sister site Retropia

INTERTEL: the International Television Federation

Our fantastic huge new site all about INTERTEL, the documentary series made by Rediffusion, NET, Group W, the ABC and the CBC between 1960 and 1968 has arrived

This is the European Broadcasting Union… in 1962

An in-depth examination of just what the EBU does for us all in 1962

Introducing Radio Caroline

Ronan O’Rahilly has died at 79. In tribute, here’s our Radio Caroline microsite

Introducing the folk who live in Weavers Green

From the vaults: over on Transdiffusion’s my1960s.com, the TVTimes introduces us to the cast of the new ITV soap opera Weavers Green in 1966

From the Televault: TWW’s unique top floor

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

A very singular region

From the vaults: Ulster Television starts the day one morning in 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

Hello again, old friend

Network Distributing launch their streaming service with three nights of ABC Weekend TV

A clarification

It’s as easy as ABC

Lockdown 6-pack II

Six more articles to read to keep your mind alert during the lockdown