Features

Back in time for TV: 1981

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1981 to find out what was on the telly…

BBC ‘Colourful One’

It’s C-Day! The Controller of BBC-1 and an array of newspaper critics look at what colour will bring to the channel

Opening day for Channel Nine

The Belfast Telegraph reports on the opening of Ulster Television

Anglia at 21

From the vaults: the TVTimes celebrates Anglia’s 21st birthday in 1980

About About Anglia

From the vaults: in 1975, Anglia takes a peek behind the scenes of their local news magazine

Wake up to breakfast TV!

Selina Scott, Frank Bough and Nick Ross are here to welcome you to Britain’s ‘first’ television breakfast show in 1983

Carry on Euston

Over on our Thames Television sub-site, Gary Rodger takes us on a journey to Thames in 1984 as the management put out an emergency service when the staff go on strike

Haldane Duncan 1945-2018

Scottish television director Haldane Duncan has died aged 73. Read his autobiography we first published in 2006

A World Listened and Watched

How the four American networks – ABC, CBS, Mutual and NBC – covered the assassination of President Kennedy

Stop watch man starts UTV

The Sunday Independent in Dublin reports on the opening of Ulster Television

Making the weather

From the vaults: Anglia’s Michael Hunt explains how the weather is made in 1975

Clangers in the Romper Room

From the vaults: the TVTimes meets Miss Rosalyn of Anglia’s The Romper Room in 1967

That’s except for viewers in the Midlands

From the vaults: regional variations apply to Monty Python’s Flying Circus in 1971

Who’s who in Dr. Who

Jon Pertwee’s Doctor Who is getting scarier, says the Daily Express in 1971

How ITV Was Received on Merseyside

The Liverpool Echo reviews Granada’s first night on air in 1956… and finds that the picture is terrible

Introducing the folk who live in Weavers Green

From the vaults: over on Transdiffusion’s my1960s.com, the TVTimes introduces us to the cast of the new ITV soap opera Weavers Green in 1966

From the Televault: TWW’s unique top floor

What goes on high above us all at TWW’s studios?

From the Televault: Rediffusion studios tour

We’re on our way to Wembley… and to Television House in Kingsway

From the Televault: Harlech accepting the challenge

Accepting the challenge: Harlech rate themselves after a year on air

Welcome to Thames Television

First published a year ago, listen to Thames Television’s inaugural luncheon on their first day of broadcasting on 30 July 1968

Tonight’s Rediffusion… in 1968

From a year ago: a look at what was on Rediffusion in London on Monday 29 July 1968

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

Gay Byrne 1934–2019

A personal retrospective of Ireland’s greatest broadcaster

New Star Trek: Picard trailer released

Official trailer – with (spoilers) Data and Seven of Nine – shown at the San Diego Comic-Con tonight

ITN reaches for the stars

More people chose to watch ITN’s coverage of the moon landings than the BBC’s.