Features

Public service broadcasting – in 1949

The former editor of the Daily Herald decides what is public service broadcasting and whether the BBC manages to produce it

The old BBC: early progress and expansion

Part four of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

Direct broadcasting by satellite

The BBC in 1986 details what went wrong with the planned BBC/IBA satellite service

The old BBC: early difficulties and the Sykes Committee

Part three of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

A Russian looks at ITV

A representative from ‘Novosti’ gets to see ITV in 1961

The old BBC: the beginning

Part two of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

The old BBC: Remembering the British Broadcasting Company

The first part of our special series remembering the British Broadcasting Company, 90 years after it became today’s BBC

Battle for News at Ten

The chairman of the ITA details the fight to get ITN’s News at Ten to air on ITV

Meet the new man in the news

The TVTimes introduces Gordon Honeycombe, a new ITN newsreader in 1965

The Director

Is being a TV director the job for you? The TVTimes in 1969 finds out

Cartoon time

Some gentle broadcasting humour from the 1930 BBC Yearbook

Ready, Steady, Go! The New Year starts here

Are you planning your Ready, Steady, Go! New Year’s Eve 1964 party?

Tonight’s Tyne Tees TV… in 1980

A look at what was on Tyne Tees on Sunday 21 December 1980

Tonight’s Anglia TV… in 1966

A look at what was on Anglia Television on Wednesday 7 December 1966

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1965

A look at what was on Granada on Tuesday 30 November 1965

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1963

A look at what was on BBCtv on Saturday 23 November 1963

✒️️ Transdiffusion’s Birmingham Soirée

An informal meet-up for archive television and radio fans on 25 March 2017

✒️️ Jingle all the way

The BBC-1 Christmas jingle from 1967