Copyright and Privacy 

14 June 2014

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The Transdiffusion Broadcasting System and its websites and affiliated websites acknowledge all copyrights. All efforts have been made to correctly attribute copyright on the material on these websites. Please contact us if such attribution is incorrect or absent and we will rectify the situation.

The material on the Transdiffusion and affiliated sites is from our own archive of broadcasting presentation is in the copyright of the original holder or their successor organisations. All material is provided for educational and instructional use on a non-profit making basis only. Transdiffusion provides this material as a representation of the original and not as the original itself.

All material is taken from one or more of the Transdiffusion Archives or other private collections and is therefore owned by the appropriate archivist. The original media are also owned by the original archivist.

The Transdiffusion group of websites report on and document current and historical events and developments in the world of broadcasting. As such we regard, and have been duly advised, that our use of materials lawfully recorded or captured off-air or otherwise made available to us, or created to represent such materials, constitutes “fair dealing” under UK law, specifically the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 and associated Statutory Instruments, as they are presented for educational purposes such as research or private study, for reporting current or historical events, and for criticism or review, on a non-commercial, not-for-profit basis. (see “Guidelines for Fair Dealing in an Electronic Environment“, Joint Information Systems Committee and Publishers Association 1998.) If you regard any elements present on any of the sites under our direct control as exceeding such guidelines, please let us know and we will take appropriate action.

The Transdiffusion Broadcasting System has asserted its moral right to be identified as the author of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988.

Compilation copyright on all pages is held by the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System.

All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the copyright owner, unless to be so used in a state-recognised educational environment or course.

‘Transdiffusion’, the ‘Transdiffusion Broadcasting System’, the ‘National Radiotape Network’, ‘Transdiffusion Networking Association’, ‘Transdiffusion Radiotape Network’, ‘Associated-Transdiffusion’ and the Transdiffusion name and indicia are © 1964 Christopher Bowden-Smith.

The Transdiffusion triangular device is © 1982 Jonathan Tarrant and the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System with later design work by Mike Brown, jointly and severally

The text of some original articles by modern authors are available under a Creative Commons licence. Contact us if you wish to reuse, for free, the text of an article from a modern day author.



Modern trademarks are claimed over some of the symbols/logos that feature in this work. Whilst we do not acknowledge any rights over these marks in their historical usage and claim “fair dealing” (as specified above), we note the following.

  • Southern Television’s logos are claimed as the property of Nic Ayling and are used with permission.
  • TV-am archive material is the property of Getty Images and is used with permission.
  • The TVS symbol and wordmark is claimed as the property of TVS Television and is used with permission.
  • The ATV symbol is claimed as the property of Associated Television Productions Limited and is used with permission.



As part of this, we believe that all our contributors and readers are entitled to privacy as they use our pages.

Email The Content Management System (CMS) used by this site requires your email address if you make a comment as a method of preventing abuse. This is stored within the CMS itself but is otherwise unused for any purpose. Email addresses in the body of a comment will be munged.

Advertising None of our sites feature paid-for advertising that we benefit from, but we reserve the right to use affiliate links to connect, for instance, programme titles with retail DVDs of the programme in question, or when we recommend books.

Cookies are a method by which a small text file (usually readable with a text editor) is stored on your computer in order to identify you to the web server at a later date. We currently do not do that.

IP Addresses The internet works by giving each server and user a unique number – referred to as an IP Address – either permanently or on an ad-hoc basis. Our servers use IP Addresses in 3 ways: to provide the pages your web browser has requested; emails (and web form entries) sent to us generally record automatically the IP Address of the sender; our servers record the IP Addresses of those who visit in case of abuse, but we don’t link the address with specific users unless we detect abuse in the first place.

Web browsers (eg Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla, Edge etc) reports back certain information to our servers. This information is pretty anonymous – browser type, screen resolution, operating system – and this anonymous data is used by us to make sure we’re not producing pages that the vast majority can’t read.

Your browser also sends us slightly more specific information. This includes the page that referred you to us, any terms you used in a search engine to find us and which search engine you used, and which pages you visited whilst you were touring our sites (though not where you went afterwards, or unlinked sites you visited beforehand). We use this information to track the popularity of articles on our sites, the most popular search engines and what people are searching for. This information, although more specific, is still anonymous. We can’t, and, frankly, don’t want to identify you personally.