Routine Sheet Database 

30 November 2018 tbs.pm/68031

A nettle finally grasped. We’ve been through and scanned nearly all the Transmission Routine Sheets in the Transdiffusion Archives, turned them into PDF files and bunged them up on a new website.

On the face of it, these are dull, dry documents giving a very, very detailed list of what was meant to happen on a given day in a given control room. Long lists of what adverts went out on LWT on 11 November 1973 nestle with exact programme timings for M Squad on ABC in January 1958.

Most of the files are incomplete in some way – it’s amazing that they survived at all, to be honest – but the Database is still a valid – and valuable – resource.

But what next? So far, we’ve transferred these sheets from a physical box covered in dust on to a virtual box. We’d like for that not to get covered in dust too.

Your suggestions for what to do with these scanned items – or indeed your own remixes and reuses of them – are most welcome. Although our team’s time, and Transdiffusion’s money, are limited. But don’t let that stop you coming up with ideas!

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