Articles by Elsewhere on TBS

Regional Railways Identity Management

Published 23 June 2020

The 1992 rebranding of British Rail’s Regional Railways is explained by our sister site Retropia

INTERTEL: the International Television Federation

Published 28 May 2020

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

Published 16 May 2020

An in-depth examination of just what the EBU does for us all in 1962

Carry on Euston

Published 29 November 2019

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

From the Televault: TWW’s unique top floor

Published 1 October 2019

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

From the Televault: Rediffusion studios tour

Published 3 September 2019

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

From the Televault: Harlech accepting the challenge

Published 6 August 2019

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

Welcome to Thames Television

Published 30 July 2019

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

Published 29 July 2019

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

Crossroads: special souvenir website

Published 15 July 2019

Celebrate 3,000 years of Crossroads with our special souvenir website from 1978

From the Televault: The Avengers!

Published 2 July 2019

Join us for a look back at The Avengers and The New Avengers, plus the autobiography of Patrick Macnee

Highlights of 1967

Published 1 July 2019

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1967, including the Seven Deadly Virtues, The Gamblers, Betjeman’s London and Lady Windermere’s Fan…

TWW & WWN archives

Published 19 June 2019

For researchers: source documents relating to TWW and Teledu Cymru from the Transdiffusion archives

Highlights of 1966

Published 17 June 2019

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1966, with stars such as David Frost, Bernard Levin, Ian Hendry, Joe Orton and James Mason…

ATV Centre: bringing colour to life in the Midlands

Published 3 June 2019

The Birmingham Post celebrates the opening of the new ATV Centre in 1970 with a special pull-out supplement, digitised by us for you

Forecast for colour

Published 24 May 2019

Colour is coming, and the February 1969 Thames staff magazine asks four department heads what they’re doing to get ready

ITA Colour is coming!

Published 20 May 2019

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What the viewer needs to know in 1969

Euston – a bird’s eye view

Published 16 May 2019

The new Thames Television studios are about to start rising on the Euston Road in February 1969

News at 9.00 – news at 10.00?

Published 7 May 2019

Barry Norman in The Times criticises News at Ten in 1971. Thames bites back immediately

ITV-2

Published 6 May 2019

A Transdiffusion exclusive: read the Independent Television Authority’s in-depth plans for ITV-2 in 1971

Track in on… Guy Bloomer …White Sea to Wembley

Published 2 May 2019

Peter Ling travels to Wembley to meet Guy Bloomer, deputy manager of the studios in 1959

Track in on… Vyvienne Moynihan …Who Manages to Laugh

Published 25 April 2019

Peter Ling goes to Room 518 on the fifth floor to visit the manager of the drama department Vyvienne Moynihan in 1959

Who does what in ITV?

Published 22 April 2019

The Independent Broadcasting Authority explains who does what in ITV in this booklet from 1973

Track in on… Len Fraser, Prop and Mainstay

Published 18 April 2019

Peter Ling pops to Wembley to talk to Len Fraser in the Property Store in 1959

Track in on… Des McCormack looking after P——!

Published 11 April 2019

Peter Ling visits the first floor office of property master Des McCormack in 1959

Both sides of the camera

Published 8 April 2019

Our new subsite goes behind the cameras at ABC in Didsbury, Aston and Teddington in 1960

Track in on… Pam Elliott who made up her mind

Published 4 April 2019

Peter Ling watches Pam Elliott wield a panstick for Rediffusion in 1958

Track in on… Albert Short for general post

Published 21 March 2019

Peter Ling pops up to the second floor to meet Albert Short, head of the post room

Music in the night

Published 18 March 2019

Our new microsite takes you behind the scenes of Radio Luxembourg in 1965: from the staff to the adverts, from how to buy airtime to how to visit… and packed with audio clips recorded by Transdiffusion at the time!

Track in, as… Tony Hulley steps on to the floor

Published 14 March 2019

Peter Ling goes down on to the studio floor to meet FM Tony Hulley in 1958

A pretty busy girl

Published 8 March 2019

A painfully sexist 1959 profile of actress Ann Taylor

Track in on… Betty Bowes, the dark lady of the tonics

Published 7 March 2019

Peter Ling pays a visit to the Rediffusion Club and talks to bartender Betty Bowes in 1958

Gay News: Issue 18

Published 1 March 2019

Read issue 18 of the UK’s pioneering LGBT+ newspaper Gay News from March 1973, fully digitised and free

ABC’s Religious Training Scheme

Published 4 February 2019

All television production requires training, especially when it’s amateurs in front of the camera. In 1959, ABC Weekend set out to teach the vicars, priests and bishops of Britain how to work in TV

Back in time for TV: BBC-2

Published 23 January 2019

Han Cooper takes her time machine back to 1964 to watch the output of the brand new BBC-2

How wrestling can get a hold on you

Published 11 January 2019

ATV’s new wrestling sitcom ‘The Losers’ gives the TVTimes an excuse to look behind the world of professional wrestling in 1978

Musical break for Julie

Published 10 January 2019

Meet the co-host of ABC’s The Sunday Break in 1959: starlet Julie Stevens

Sentenced to death

Published 8 January 2019

Rediffusion’s chairman tears the ITA to shreds in his final address to shareholders in December 1967

Tempo: the impact of television on the arts

Published 6 November 2018

Angus Wilson reviews the contribution made to the arts by ABC Weekend TV’s ‘Tempo’ in 1964

It’s Crossroads’ 3,000th Birthday

Published 2 November 2018

The TVTimes celebrates 3,000 years of ‘Crossroads’ in 1978 in a – frankly bonkers and baffling – celebratory article ‘written’ by ‘Meg Mortimer’

Newsletter – 29 January 1971

Published 30 October 2018

The goings on inside Thames in January 1971

Voices off guide the casting director

Published 26 October 2018

The TVTimes finds the secrets of Associated-Rediffusion’s casting director Weston Drury in 1956

Receiving the Home, Light and Third

Published 22 October 2018

Hints on receiving the Home Service, Light and Third Programmes from BBC Engineering in 1951

All for the love of good food

Published 19 October 2018

Philip Harben introduces his new cookery show – The Grammar of Cookery – in 1964, part of ABC’s Headway adult education service

Far from routine

Published 16 October 2018

A random day at Thames in 1970… planned to the very second

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