Features

Receiving the ITA programmes

Rumours that ITV will be hard to receive swirl in March 1955. TV Mirror magazine tries to set the record straight

Birth of a Station

All it takes is $250,000, a lot of persistence and a sports director who won’t hyperventilate on camera

The Television Centre – its significance for professional visitors

From 1968, a look at why BBC Television Centre was attracting crowds… of other broadcasters

Iris Jones

An interview from 2001 with Teledu Cymru continuity announcer and actress Iris Jones, republished upon her death on 29 June 2017

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

Propaganda

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

A Year Before

The Robert Fraser Lectures [5/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority looks forward to ITV in a speech given in 1954

The Advertisements

The Robert Fraser Lectures [4/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority wonders how TV advertising will work in 1955

Off We Go

The Robert Fraser Lectures [3/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority explains ITV to Daily Mail readers in 1955

John Lord – television teacher No. 1

Meet television’s first on-screen teacher, appearing on our screens in 1957

East-West relations

The problems of serving a dual region in 1986

New TV system needed

Did Associated-Rediffusion’s managing director predict digital television in 1962?

Tonight’s Thames and LWT… in 1985

A look at what was on Thames and LWT on Friday 19 July 1985

Tonight’s Yorkshire TV… in 1985

A look at what was on Yorkshire on Tuesday 9 July 1985

Tonight’s Rediffusion, London… in 1966

A look at what was on Rediffusion on Monday 4 July 1966

► 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

✎ BBC Annual Plan 2017/2018

What’s new for the BBC in the next year?

✎ Virtual DXing

Twiddle your knob online with this LW/MW/SW live website

✎ Brian Cant 1933-2017

The saddest of sad news