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✎ BANG!

15 May 2017

Radio North Sea International was bombed in 1971

✎ World population explosion

17 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Transdiffusioners Jon and Kate Bufton

✎ Funny things that happen in television: the ebook

11 Apr 2017

John Mead’s fun account of a life behind the camera is now available as an ebook

✎ Brian Matthew 1928-2017 [UPDATED AGAIN]

5 Apr 2017

Disc jockey and presenter dies

✎ Transdiffusion joins ITV

1 Apr 2017

Exciting new developments today here at Transdiffusion

✎ Here’s what you missed

26 Mar 2017

Some pictures from the Transdiffusion Birmingham Soirée, held on 25 March 2017

✎ Cheaper than therapy

24 Mar 2017

A new book promises to bring the horror of growing up back into your life

✎ The annoyance of science

10 Mar 2017

Bradford is leaving the UK without a decent television museum

✎ Yeah, okay then, we’ll take that

1 Mar 2017

Following links back in your analytics software can be fun!

✎ 18 years of Queer as Folk

23 Feb 2017

The anniversary of a groundbreaking drama series

✎ I see you off to distant clouds

18 Feb 2017

The wrecking ball takes the last hint of Tyne Tees Television in Newcastle

✎ It’s time to give up

14 Feb 2017

…because you lost at Valentine’s Day

✎ Farewell Howard Philpott

5 Feb 2017

BBC Radio newsreader Howard Philpott has died

✎ Get down (get on up) get down (get on up)

14 Jan 2017

Some pure joy from 1979

✎ Transdiffusion’s Birmingham Soirée

9 Jan 2017

An informal meet-up for archive television and radio fans on 25 March 2017

✎ Jingle all the way

20 Dec 2016

The BBC-1 Christmas jingle from 1967

✎ Crushing your hopes at Christmas

19 Dec 2016

Sorry, no, it didn’t happen, no matter how much you wanted it to.

✎ Power cuts

25 Nov 2016

There’s a power cut in central London

✎ Le premier programme matinal en Europe

21 Nov 2016

French television looks on in amazement as les rosbifs interrupt breakfast by adding television

✎ Granada TV, Manchester 3

8 Aug 2016

A new microsite looking at Quay Street in 1966

✎ Sylvia Peters 1925-2016

28 Jul 2016

The Times newspaper today reports the death of Sylvia Peters, the BBC’s chief female announcer in the 1940s and 50s.

✎ World population explosion

18 Jun 2016

Some really good news in amongst this week’s misery.

✎ A word on Harlech notepaper

18 May 2016

A short videoblog about Harlech Television’s notepaper in 1969

✎ Grampian mystery

24 Apr 2016

Found on the end of a reel-to-reel tape…

✎ Victoria Wood 1953-2016

20 Apr 2016

The singer-actor-comedian-writer-producer has died aged 62

✎ Fountaineer

12 Apr 2016

A new minisite from Transdiffusion devoted to the soon-to-be-gone Wembley studios.

✎ #EverettDay

3 Apr 2016

We just found something good deep in our archive.

✎ Cliff Michelmore 1919-2016

17 Mar 2016

Broadcasting pioneer Cliff Michelmore has died at the age of 96

✎ Sylvia Anderson 1927-2016

16 Mar 2016

Remembering Sylvia Anderson, co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of many of the nation’s favourite children’s adventure shows.

✎ Asa Briggs 1921-2016

15 Mar 2016

Goodbye to one of our greatest media historians

✎ Dancing around the maypole

24 Feb 2016

Kennedy vs Nixon and history vs understanding

Avengerworld

6 Feb 2016

A new charity anthology of writing about The Avengers is released today

We broke the code

2 Feb 2016

I think we now know ‘what’, but not ‘why’

Less is more

21 Jan 2016

Broadcast and basic cable in the US decides how to fight back against Netflix

33 years ago this morning

17 Jan 2016

BBC Breakfast Time launches

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Men

11 Jan 2016

The late David Bowie makes an early appearance on ‘Tonight’ in 1964

Teletext time travel

7 Jan 2016

Bringing old teletext pages on VHS back to life

Lego Television Centre

4 Jan 2016

A TV studio made out of Lego and awesome

Proto-TVS

3 Jan 2016

Recreating the pre-history of TVS

We’re riding in a wonderland of snow

21 Dec 2015

The latest slow TV production from BBC Four

Quatermass and the pits

20 Dec 2015

When is a live show not a live show?

Sinong Doktor

18 Dec 2015

A man’s lonely crusade to save humanity from possible outer space attacks by Donald Sutherland

Population 51,201

18 Dec 2015

Showtime trails the 2017 return of the 1990 cult classic ‘Twin Peaks’

Networking

18 Dec 2015

Coming from Network Distribution in 2016…