Articles by From the Transdiffusion archives

► Twist and shouting

Published 16 October 2017

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

► Goodbye to the Light Programme

Published 29 September 2017

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

► Goodbye to the Home Service

Published 29 September 2017

The final closedown, 29 September 1967

► Goodbye Radio Caroline… hello Radio Caroline International

Published 14 August 2017

Radio Caroline chooses not to sink in the face of the Marine Offences Act

► Goodbye Big L

Published 14 August 2017

Wonderful Radio London – Big L – decides to call it a day

► Goodbye 355

Published 5 August 2017

The last moments of off-shore station Radio 355

► Highland Recording Studios

Published 16 June 2017

A demo package of jingles for Radio Forth, NorthSound and Moray Firth Radio from 1981

► CBC test transmissions

Published 2 June 2017

New local radio station CBC in Cardiff prepares to come on air in 1980

► Sianel 4

Published 19 May 2017

A documentary from 13 October 1982 discusses how S4C came to be

► Ray Moore does Eurovision

Published 12 May 2017

Ray Moore opens and closes the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest for BBC Radio 2

► Listening to War

Published 28 April 2017

Alvar Lidell narrates the story of the establishment of the BBC Monitoring Service during World War II

► 20 Years Ago Today, 33 years ago today

Published 20 April 2017

Ludovic Kennedy on the botched launched of BBC-2

► Tuesday Productions sampler

Published 14 April 2017

Jingles are not just for radio, as Tuesday Productions show in this 1980s sampler

► Beacon Radio launch

Published 12 April 2017

41 years ago, Beacon Radio 303 comes on air for the first time

► Ocean Sound This Year

Published 7 April 2017

Ocean Sound looks back on the news from 1986

► Spotlight 1 and 2

Published 31 March 2017

Listen to Radio 1 and Radio 2’s introductory programme from the evening of 30 September 1967

► The Risk Business: videodiscs

Published 24 March 2017

In 1981 this spin-off from Tomorrow’s World tries to divine which 12″ videodisc will win the battle

► The Plain Man’s Guide to Advertising

Published 17 March 2017

Bob Godfrey’s 1963 surreal mix of advertising tropes

► Television comes to Bradford

Published 10 March 2017

John Walters goes to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in 1986

► The Peacock Committee reports back

Published 3 March 2017

BBC Newsnight on the Peacock Report in 1986, which recommends ITV franchises go to the highest bidder and BBC Radios 1 and 2 are sold

► Shut That Door!

Published 24 February 2017

Larry Grayson interviews Noele Gordon on ATV in 1972

► Beerling on jingles

Published 17 February 2017

From the late 1970s, BBC Radio 1’s ‘Mailbag’ interviews producer Johnny Beerling about the station’s use of jingles.

► Exit ATV, pursued by LWT

Published 1 December 2016

Audio of David Frost introducing the new London Weekend before Trevor Lucas takes ATV London off air for the final ever time

► This summer on Thames!

Published 3 November 2016

A promo for Thames on Rediffusion

► Lunch on Thames

Published 5 September 2016

An off-air audio recording of the first half hour of Thames’s first proper programme.

► The shape of radio

Published 15 August 2016

In 1971, the government prepares to announce commercial radio. BBC-1’s ’24 Hours’ programme examines what system they might choose in this audio recording

► The fall and fall of LWT

Published 4 August 2016

The BBC’s “24 Hours” looks at the troubled life of LWT in an audio recording from 1971.