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✎ 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

✎ Sylvia Peters 1925-2016

28 July 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 June 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 April 2016

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

✎ Victoria Wood 1953-2016

20 April 2016

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

✎ Fountaineer

12 April 2016

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

✎ #EverettDay

3 April 2016

We just found something good deep in our archive.

✎ Cliff Michelmore 1919-2016

17 March 2016

Broadcasting pioneer Cliff Michelmore has died at the age of 96

✎ Sylvia Anderson 1927-2016

16 March 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 March 2016

Goodbye to one of our greatest media historians

✎ Dancing around the maypole

24 February 2016

Kennedy vs Nixon and history vs understanding

Avengerworld

6 February 2016

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

We broke the code

2 February 2016

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

Less is more

21 January 2016

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

33 years ago this morning

17 January 2016

BBC Breakfast Time launches

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

11 January 2016

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