Articles by Eric Croston

Technical operations: the ITV network

Published 14 August 2020

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

Television’s most famous street

Published 10 August 2020

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

Building for Channel 4

Published 29 July 2020

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

Consulting the Oracle

Published 27 July 2020

Inside ITV’s teletext service ORACLE in 1985

The ABC of TV

Published 10 March 2020

From chromakey to cycloramas, the jargon of television production in 1975 is explained here

The Sound of ILR

Published 1 October 2018

Some technical details of how Independent Local Radio sounds so different in 1977

Waking up to Television

Published 7 June 2018

Looking forward to the arrival of TV-am, later in 1983

Minority Television in Action

Published 21 May 2018

The IBA celebrates diversity on ITV in 1983

A Solid Step Forward

Published 12 March 2018

A look at how IBA transmitters were going solid-state in 1975

Light Entertainment 1970

Published 5 September 2017

A look back at your favourite ITV light entertainment shows from 1970

So you want an ILR station?

Published 7 August 2017

How can you get the IBA to build you an ILR station in 1979?

CITV 1963

Published 19 June 2017

A look at what children were watching on ITV in 1963

The IBA’s flying-squad

Published 30 May 2017

The work of the mobile maintenance teams in 1974

New Directions

Published 23 May 2017

How Central changed ATV’s drama output