Minority Television in Action

The IBA celebrates diversity on ITV in 1983

Thames puts faith in C5

Thames is left as the sole bidder for the new Channel 5 licence in 1992… but investors are restless

Our Man Cliff

Radio Times looks forward to tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest… in 1968

Eurovision Network in 1967

Inside the technical developments pioneered by the European Broadcasting Union in 1967

How “In Town To-night” is Put on the Air

Inside the hit BBC National Programme series ‘In Town To-night’, from 1935

It’s a tough life being a Saint

Ian Ogilvy discusses his fear of fame as he completes a series of the Return of the Saint in 1978

Interviewing the stars

John Parsons explains how he gets his interviews in the can for ABC’s Film Fanfare in 1956

ENG – first with the news

Yorkshire Television’s Calendar goes electronic in 1988

Eamonn Andrews calling…

Look Westward magazine profiles Eamonn Andrews and previews his new Saturday night chat show in 1964

Marconi mobile television

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


A special feature website on the relaunch of Rediffusion London in April 1964

Independent Television in 1959

Our new microsite takes a snapshot of ITV as it stood in the middle of 1959

Brian Tesler makes his ITV bow

TVTimes announces ATV’s latest poach from the BBC – a producer named Brian Tesler – in 1957

The girls in the VHF set

The ‘girls’ who keep the BBC’s four northern local radio stations on air in 1968

So Diddy David is at the crossroads

The Daily Express asks what’s next for David Hamilton in 1967

Tonight’s Yorkshire Television… in 1975

A look at what was on YTV from Leeds on Friday 23 May 1975

Back in time for TV: 14-20 April 1964

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 14-20 April 1964 for a look at what was on the telly

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1958

A look at what was on Associated TeleVision in the Midlands on Friday 16 May 1958

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1968

A look at what was on ATV from Birmingham on Thursday 9 May 1968

Back in time for TV: 1-7 April 1963

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 1-7 April 1963 for a look at what was on the telly

Tonight’s Thames/LWT and Channel 4… in 1986

A look at what was on Thames, London Weekend and Channel Four on Friday 2 May 1986

► Quick march

On retransmission stations of the internet, this is the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

► Twist and shouting

On 22 September 1975, Eamonn Andrews on the Thames ‘Today’ programme hosts a bad-tempered debate about ITV

► Goodbye to the Light Programme

Music Through Midnight with David Hamilton sees the BBC Light Programme off into history

✎ 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