Commercial television: They’re buying in Britain

What are the prospects for the new ITV? A US magazine finds out in early September 1955

Working in presentation

What jobs are available in television presentation in 1965?

How ITV set the pace in colour

Colour comes to ITV, courtesy of tests done by ITA chief engineer Howard Steele


Why didn’t the government take over the running of the BBC in 1940?

Direct Broadcasting by Satellite

The IBA announces that BSB is on its way

Alias… The Saint!

Republished following the death of Sir Roger Moore at the age of 89: Impeccable suits, beautiful women, fast cars, exotic locales – meet Simon Templar

‘Saint’ behind the camera

Republished following the death of Sir Roger Moore at the age of 89: Look Westward interviews him on his plans to direct films in 1964

How to receive BBC-2

BBC-2 is on its way to the north of England. This 1965 leaflet tells you all you need to know about receiving it

Television at Earls Court 1955

Your guide to the latest television designs on display at Earls Court in 1955

The Act and the Authority

The Robert Fraser Lectures [1/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority describes the foundations of ITV in 1955

“Sound On; Vision On”

By-ways of the BBC: exploring Ally Pally in 1938 [9/9]

By-ways of Engineering

By-ways of the BBC: making it all happen in 1938 [8/9]

Barmy? Brilliant? Batman!

The TVTimes introduces a new, batty action series in 1966

CITV 1963

A look at what children were watching on ITV in 1963

Youth in television drama

Who are Britain’s up-and-coming young actors in 1963? The ATV Television Show Book finds out

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1956

A look at what was on ATV on Thursday 21 June 1956

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1962

A look at what was on ATV on Thursday 14 June 1962

Tonight’s satellite TV… in 1995

A look at what was on satellite television in the UK on Wednesday 7 June 1995

► Highland Recording Studios

A demo package of jingles for Radio Forth, NorthSound and Moray Firth Radio from 1981

► CBC test transmissions

New local radio station CBC in Cardiff prepares to come on air in 1980

► Sianel 4

A documentary from 13 October 1982 discusses how S4C came to be

✎ Brian Cant 1933-2017

The saddest of sad news

✎ Trade

A YouTube channel of IBA engineering announcements

✎ Peter Sallis 1921-2017

Actor Peter Sallis has died