Features

Television’s most famous street

A trip behind the scenes of the frantic treadmill involved in producing two episodes a week of ‘Coronation Street’ in 1979

Back in time for TV: 1986

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1986 to find out what was on the telly…

The symbols of success

Get ready for ITV in this interview from 1989 with the designers of the new look

Consulting the Oracle

Inside ITV’s teletext service ORACLE in 1985

Colour TV from Aberdeen today marks decade of Grampian viewing

Ten years of Grampian are celebrated by them going into colour in 1971

Eight nations see TV relay triumph

Television pictures get from Rome to Copenhagen, Paris, Bonn, Hilversum and London in an exciting new development in 1954

Technical operations: the ITV network

The not-so-simple process of getting the output of the cameras to your TV screen in 1967

Television apparatus

Television is coming soon and, the Nottingham Journal decides, the Baird system is the one to bet on

A Superb Souvenir of the Year’s Television

Pete Singleton travels back to 1958 to find out what was making waves in television

The fall of Teledu Cymru

The ITA reports on their biggest failure to date: the fall of Wales (West and North) Television in 1964

Gremlins hit big TV opening

The Daily Mirror pokes fun at the disaster that was Harlech’s launch night

Building for Channel 4

A gallery of photos from the construction of the Beacon Hill Channel 4 extension in the early 1980s

A TV Tycoon Replies

A splendid 1972 rant from Westward’s Peter Cadbury on who should pay for ITV-2

Border Television choose a Symbol

‘The Stage’ newspaper reports in 1960 on how Border TV will look when it launches

Stop watch man starts UTV

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

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

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?

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

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

Lockdown 6-pack II

Six more articles to read to keep your mind alert during the lockdown