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In pieces

5 October 2015

Channel 4’s new look examined

Just for openers…

22 September 2015

Channel 4 celebrates ITV30

For the want of a museum

12 September 2015

A British museum of television and radio would be nice

Joy Beverley (1924–2015)

1 September 2015

The eldest of the three Beverley Sisters has died

One BBC

25 August 2015

There’s only one BBC

Edward Heath night

22 July 2015

A treat for archive TV fans on Sunday 26 July

Election night viewing and listening

26 April 2015

What’s on TV and radio on 7 and 8 May 2015

Jackie Trent 1940-2015

22 March 2015

Songwriter and singer Jackie Trent has died

Central Appreciation Day

20 March 2015

Did you enjoy the eclipse? Why not enjoy some more?

Shaw Taylor 1924-2015

18 March 2015

Shaw Taylor has died

Necrolog 2014

29 December 2014

A tribute to those we have loved and lost in 2014

Comparison confusion

18 November 2014

When it was suggested recently that the BBC’s current affairs division could somehow be separated completely and turned into a commercial entity, the mere thought of this certainly produced a…

Genome genius

16 October 2014

The BBC’s wonderful new searchable listings archive

Video: Covering the West

13 September 2014

From the sales department of Westward Television

The day the Earth stood still

11 September 2014

A video of all the main US networks’ output as 9/11 happened in 2001

If you want it… come and get it…

4 September 2014

Freeview reorganises again

The success of Hunt’s local TV

9 August 2014

The UK’s new local TV network is shaping up well. Honest.

Tap, Tap… Is this thing on?

21 June 2014

BLOG: Oh hello. Yes, we’ve had the decorators in thanks.

David Brockman 1954-2014

8 June 2014

BLOG: Details of the funeral arrangements for our friend David Brockman

Lack of choice

5 March 2014

BLOG: From rumours to facts – BBC Three is on the closure list

Yesterday’s news?

5 February 2014

BLOG: 25 years of Sky News

What to watch: 27 January-2 February 2014

27 January 2014

BLOG: Our guide to what’s worth watching and listening to this week

Things we like this week

24 January 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

Sir Christopher Chataway 1931-2014

19 January 2014

BLOG: Sir Christopher Chataway has died. Read our 2005 interview with him.

Things we like this week

17 January 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

What to watch: 13-19 January 2014

13 January 2014

BLOG: Our guide to what’s worth watching and listening to this week

Things we like this week

9 January 2014

BLOG: A run-down of things we saw online this week

What to watch: 6-12 January 2014

6 January 2014

BLOG: Our pick of the best TV and radio for 6-12 January

50 Years of Top of the Pops

1 January 2014

BLOG: How the anniversary of Top of the Pops went little marked

Good night and thank you

30 December 2013

BLOG: A time to say goodbye to those we have loved and lost in 2013

iBBC

6 November 2013

BLOG: More power to your what now?

The DOG and #puppyshow

4 November 2013

BLOG: I get why hashtags are showing up on our programmes – it’s instant ratings; the networks can gauge popularity without having to wait for the official numbers days later.

The Key to a Long Gone Door

1 November 2013

BLOG: A little bit of Bush House to take with me wherever I go

The Risk Business

21 October 2013

BLOG: Channel Four has seemingly come out fighting against its critics with their latest promotion for their channel with the tagline “We Were Born Risky…” and to highlight the statement they use various clips from the channel’s past illustrate this

Undermining BBC trust

9 September 2013

BLOG: Looking deeper into the BBC Trust

Dear America: this is not the BBC

13 August 2013

BLOG: This is supposed to represent the BBC?

Alan Whicker 1925-2013

12 July 2013

BLOG: Watch the late Alan Whicker meet the brutal and decidedly strange dictator of Haiti, François “Papa Doc” Duvalier.

Brian Cant turns 80

12 July 2013

BLOG: Brian Cant, the voice of the childhoods of three generations, turns 80 today.

You’re subscribed to us on YouTube, yeah?

4 July 2013

BLOG: Tune into Transdiffusion on YouTube

The Fast Track to the Top Job?

24 April 2013

BLOG: This week has seen Danny Cohen appointed as new BBC Director General Tony Hall’s Director of Television, following on from the appointment of James Harding as Head of BBC News. With Cohen’s rise to a place in the senior management team of the BBC almost as meteoric as his rise to prominence among senior television executives already.

Seconds out

12 April 2013

BLOG: Ding-dong the radio is censored

Newsnight’s chaos and confusion

22 February 2013

BLOG: A lot of faffing about

Be Nice to Each Other

19 February 2013

BLOG: There can only be a few people who can be counted as true television personalities, in front of the camera are the presenters and behind them are the production staff. Very rarely there are people who do both at the same time such as Jack Hargreaves from Southern Television and Brian Connell from Anglia, one such of these unique breed died on Sunday.

Making a Splash on a Saturday Night

19 January 2013

BLOG: Splash doesn’t make a splash

A Tale of 5 Channels: ITV’s 2013 Rebrand

18 January 2013

BLOG: All change for ITV in 2013. Is it all worth it?