Features

Winner takes all

A look at the three bidders for Grampian’s franchise in 1991, North of Scotland TV, C3 Caledonia and Grampian themselves

Here comes the big new era

The new ITV is about to begin in 1968. Will it be all new, part new or the same old faces?

The Frost freakout

A show is disrupted by unwashed sweary rebels. No, not that one.

Commercial radio on way – 60 stations to be opened

The government gives the go-ahead for Independent Local Radio in 1971

Yes, commercial T.V. is here

Commercial television launches in London tonight – but how will that affect the people of Banbury?

ITV dopes the public

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

ITV’s Regional Strength

What makes ITV worth watching is regional programmes from your local station, says the IBA in 1976

Progress in television

The BBC brings us up to speed on recent developments in television in 1961

The BBC television story

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

Television Phenomena

10-3, 10-3, you’re ruining our television reception

“Holme Moss is the wildest place I’ve ever worked”

60 men battle the elements to bring BBCtv to the north of England in 1951

Granada TV chief on production problems

Making television isn’t easy or quick, Granada tells the Heywood Round Table

Ship’s siren may be call sign for TTT

Big promises from Tyne Tees Television in 1958 as they get ready to launch

UTV’s rival reveals its plans for channel

What do Northern Ireland Independent Television have that Ulster Television don’t? The IBA in 1980 would have to decide

Baird Television and the fire

Disaster strikes television development as the Crystal Palace burns down

Curtain up to-night on Midland ITV

Over on our site about Alpha, the joint studios of ABC and ATV in Birmingham, it’s launch night for ITV in the Midlands

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

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

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

A noiseless flash

On this day in 1946, BBC radio began serialising one of the most devastating essays ever written

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