Features

Designed by VOYTEK

Meet the designer behind ABC’s striking sets in 1960

Curse of the Mummy

The Thames staff newsletter goes behind the scenes of an episode of ‘Mystery and Imagination’ in September 1969

Previewing Television

A radio reviewer looks on incredulously at the coming of television to the United States in 1935

How to receive Continental television

Practical Television in 1962 gives advice on how to receive European television in the UK: grab your soldering iron

1964 and all that

A personal look back at 1964 from David Heathcote

The Big L Club

The latest news from the Wonderful Radio London Big L Club

1964 adverts

Take a trip back to how capitalism worked in 1964

So You Want to Work in Television…

Thames provides a quick guide to what they can do for trainees wanting to enter television in 1977

How I grew up with ITV

Vic Gardiner of LWT remembers the first 25 years of ITV in 1980 – and his part in the network’s development

This is Thames

A 1979 promotional leaflet gives us a glimpse inside Thames Television’s plans for the 1980s

Toddlers and the £750,000 Question

Lord Hill of Luton on ending the Toddlers’ Truce and handing £750,000 to ITV

Marconi mobile television

In city, town or country, Marconi Outside Broadcast equipment is the toast of 1954 – see why in our new microsite

Factsheet 1966: Religion on Independent Television

An introduction to religious programmes in ITV in 1966

Factsheet 1966: Taste, Accuracy, Impartiality in ITV Programmes

An introduction to content regulation on ITV in 1966

The show that left me speechless

Your TVTimes correspondent in 1964 is frankly baffled by ‘Don’t Say a Word’

Tonight’s Anglia TV… in 1971

A look at what was on in the east of England on Sunday 19 September 1971

Back in time for TV: 6-12 August 1970

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 6-12 August 1970 for a look at what was on the telly

Tonight’s BBC Home Service… in 1939

A look at what was on the BBC on Tuesday 12 September 1939

Saturday 12 September 1964 on Southern

In depth into Southern Television’s schedule for Saturday 12 September 1964

Friday 11 September 1964 on Southern

In depth into Southern Television’s schedule for Friday 11 September 1964

Thursday 10 September 1964 on Southern

In depth into Southern Television’s schedule for Thursday 10 September 1964

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

✎ Made in Yorkshire

A Kickstarter campaign is launched to fund a documentary about YTV

✎ Sir Ken Dodd 1927-2018

Looking back at the life of Liverpool funnyman Ken Dodd

✎ Sit down, Nigel Barton

Dirty Feed has a great examination of the changes between the script and the production of 1965 Dennis Potter’s ‘Stand Up, Nigel Barton’ play