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Gay Byrne 1934–2019

7 November 2019

A personal retrospective of Ireland’s greatest broadcaster

New Star Trek: Picard trailer released

20 July 2019

Official trailer – with (spoilers) Data and Seven of Nine – shown at the San Diego Comic-Con tonight

ITN reaches for the stars

20 July 2019

More people chose to watch ITN’s coverage of the moon landings than the BBC’s.

Locally great, globally useless

27 February 2019

A decision has been made that makes Independent Local Radio less independent, less local and less good radio, says David Heathcote

Routine Sheet Database

30 November 2018

A new resource from Transdiffusion… but what now?

Get Zzzapped!

20 October 2018

A new website goes in depth into the 1990s television comic ‘Zzzap!’

I shall say goodnight till it be morrow

27 September 2018

The end came for the BBC Two 2s last night

Shaun O’Riordan 1927-2018

24 September 2018

One of the longest-serving ATV directors has died

✎ Made in Yorkshire

4 April 2018

A Kickstarter campaign is launched to fund a documentary about YTV

✎ Sir Ken Dodd 1927-2018

12 March 2018

Looking back at the life of Liverpool funnyman Ken Dodd

✎ Sit down, Nigel Barton

25 February 2018

Dirty Feed has a great examination of the changes between the script and the production of 1965 Dennis Potter’s ‘Stand Up, Nigel Barton’ play

✎ Puppets and muppets

14 February 2018

Take a trip to Wolverhampton for a feast of childhood delight

✎ Coffee in Quay Street

8 February 2018

Some television historians walk into a bar…

✎ Stockport Plaza

5 October 2017

A place you must visit

✎ Bruce Forsyth 1928-2017

18 August 2017

Goodbye to one of the most talented entertainers the UK has ever produced

✎ Everybody out!

4 August 2017

Listen to a great podcast about ITV strikes…

✎ BBC Annual Plan 2017/2018

4 July 2017

What’s new for the BBC in the next year?

✎ Virtual DXing

2 July 2017

Twiddle your knob online with this LW/MW/SW live website

✎ Brian Cant 1933-2017

19 June 2017

The saddest of sad news

✎ Trade

12 June 2017

A YouTube channel of IBA engineering announcements

✎ Peter Sallis 1921-2017

5 June 2017

Actor Peter Sallis has died

✎ The Impossible Feat inside Your VCR

2 June 2017

How video tape recording worked

✎ Election schedule

31 May 2017

Election coverage guru Gary Rodger gives us a run down of what to tune into and where on election night

✎ Gone with Noakes

29 May 2017

Vale John Noakes

✎ BANG!

15 May 2017

Radio North Sea International was bombed in 1971

✎ World population explosion

17 April 2017

Congratulations to Transdiffusioners Jon and Kate Bufton

✎ Funny things that happen in television: the ebook

11 April 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 April 2017

Disc jockey and presenter dies

✎ Transdiffusion joins ITV

1 April 2017

Exciting new developments today here at Transdiffusion

✎ Here’s what you missed

26 March 2017

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

✎ Cheaper than therapy

24 March 2017

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

✎ The annoyance of science

10 March 2017

Bradford is leaving the UK without a decent television museum

✎ Yeah, okay then, we’ll take that

1 March 2017

Following links back in your analytics software can be fun!

✎ 18 years of Queer as Folk

23 February 2017

The anniversary of a groundbreaking drama series

✎ I see you off to distant clouds

18 February 2017

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

✎ It’s time to give up

14 February 2017

…because you lost at Valentine’s Day

✎ Farewell Howard Philpott

5 February 2017

BBC Radio newsreader Howard Philpott has died

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

14 January 2017

Some pure joy from 1979

✎ Transdiffusion’s Birmingham Soirée

9 January 2017

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

✎ Jingle all the way

20 December 2016

The BBC-1 Christmas jingle from 1967

✎ Crushing your hopes at Christmas

19 December 2016

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

✎ Power cuts

25 November 2016

There’s a power cut in central London

✎ Le premier programme matinal en Europe

21 November 2016

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

✎ Granada TV, Manchester 3

8 August 2016

A new microsite looking at Quay Street in 1966