Elsewhere on TBS

Introducing the folk who live in Weavers Green

28 October 2019

From the vaults: over on Transdiffusion’s my1960s.com, the TVTimes introduces us to the cast of the new ITV soap opera Weavers Green in 1966

From the Televault: TWW’s unique top floor

1 October 2019

What goes on high above us all at TWW’s studios?

From the Televault: Rediffusion studios tour

3 September 2019

We’re on our way to Wembley… and to Television House in Kingsway

From the Televault: Harlech accepting the challenge

6 August 2019

Accepting the challenge: Harlech rate themselves after a year on air

Welcome to Thames Television

30 July 2019

First published a year ago, listen to Thames Television’s inaugural luncheon on their first day of broadcasting on 30 July 1968

Tonight’s Rediffusion… in 1968

29 July 2019

From a year ago: a look at what was on Rediffusion in London on Monday 29 July 1968

Crossroads: special souvenir website

15 July 2019

Celebrate 3,000 years of Crossroads with our special souvenir website from 1978

From the Televault: The Avengers!

2 July 2019

Join us for a look back at The Avengers and The New Avengers, plus the autobiography of Patrick Macnee

Highlights of 1967

1 July 2019

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1967, including the Seven Deadly Virtues, The Gamblers, Betjeman’s London and Lady Windermere’s Fan…

TWW & WWN archives

19 June 2019

For researchers: source documents relating to TWW and Teledu Cymru from the Transdiffusion archives

Highlights of 1966

17 June 2019

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1966, with stars such as David Frost, Bernard Levin, Ian Hendry, Joe Orton and James Mason…

ATV Centre: bringing colour to life in the Midlands

3 June 2019

The Birmingham Post celebrates the opening of the new ATV Centre in 1970 with a special pull-out supplement, digitised by us for you

Forecast for colour

24 May 2019

Colour is coming, and the February 1969 Thames staff magazine asks four department heads what they’re doing to get ready

ITA Colour is coming!

20 May 2019

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What the viewer needs to know in 1969

Euston – a bird’s eye view

16 May 2019

The new Thames Television studios are about to start rising on the Euston Road in February 1969

News at 9.00 – news at 10.00?

7 May 2019

Barry Norman in The Times criticises News at Ten in 1971. Thames bites back immediately

ITV-2

6 May 2019

A Transdiffusion exclusive: read the Independent Television Authority’s in-depth plans for ITV-2 in 1971

Track in on… Guy Bloomer …White Sea to Wembley

2 May 2019

Peter Ling travels to Wembley to meet Guy Bloomer, deputy manager of the studios in 1959

Track in on… Vyvienne Moynihan …Who Manages to Laugh

25 April 2019

Peter Ling goes to Room 518 on the fifth floor to visit the manager of the drama department Vyvienne Moynihan in 1959

Who does what in ITV?

22 April 2019

The Independent Broadcasting Authority explains who does what in ITV in this booklet from 1973

Track in on… Len Fraser, Prop and Mainstay

18 April 2019

Peter Ling pops to Wembley to talk to Len Fraser in the Property Store in 1959

Track in on… Des McCormack looking after P——!

11 April 2019

Peter Ling visits the first floor office of property master Des McCormack in 1959

Both sides of the camera

8 April 2019

Our new subsite goes behind the cameras at ABC in Didsbury, Aston and Teddington in 1960

Track in on… Pam Elliott who made up her mind

4 April 2019

Peter Ling watches Pam Elliott wield a panstick for Rediffusion in 1958

Track in on… Albert Short for general post

21 March 2019

Peter Ling pops up to the second floor to meet Albert Short, head of the post room

Music in the night

18 March 2019

Our new microsite takes you behind the scenes of Radio Luxembourg in 1965: from the staff to the adverts, from how to buy airtime to how to visit… and packed with audio clips recorded by Transdiffusion at the time!

Track in, as… Tony Hulley steps on to the floor

14 March 2019

Peter Ling goes down on to the studio floor to meet FM Tony Hulley in 1958

A pretty busy girl

8 March 2019

A painfully sexist 1959 profile of actress Ann Taylor

Track in on… Betty Bowes, the dark lady of the tonics

7 March 2019

Peter Ling pays a visit to the Rediffusion Club and talks to bartender Betty Bowes in 1958

Gay News: Issue 18

1 March 2019

Read issue 18 of the UK’s pioneering LGBT+ newspaper Gay News from March 1973, fully digitised and free

ABC’s Religious Training Scheme

4 February 2019

All television production requires training, especially when it’s amateurs in front of the camera. In 1959, ABC Weekend set out to teach the vicars, priests and bishops of Britain how to work in TV

Back in time for TV: BBC-2

23 January 2019

Han Cooper takes her time machine back to 1964 to watch the output of the brand new BBC-2

How wrestling can get a hold on you

11 January 2019

ATV’s new wrestling sitcom ‘The Losers’ gives the TVTimes an excuse to look behind the world of professional wrestling in 1978

Musical break for Julie

10 January 2019

Meet the co-host of ABC’s The Sunday Break in 1959: starlet Julie Stevens

Sentenced to death

8 January 2019

Rediffusion’s chairman tears the ITA to shreds in his final address to shareholders in December 1967

Tempo: the impact of television on the arts

6 November 2018

Angus Wilson reviews the contribution made to the arts by ABC Weekend TV’s ‘Tempo’ in 1964

It’s Crossroads’ 3,000th Birthday

2 November 2018

The TVTimes celebrates 3,000 years of ‘Crossroads’ in 1978 in a – frankly bonkers and baffling – celebratory article ‘written’ by ‘Meg Mortimer’

Newsletter – 29 January 1971

30 October 2018

The goings on inside Thames in January 1971

Voices off guide the casting director

26 October 2018

The TVTimes finds the secrets of Associated-Rediffusion’s casting director Weston Drury in 1956

Receiving the Home, Light and Third

22 October 2018

Hints on receiving the Home Service, Light and Third Programmes from BBC Engineering in 1951

All for the love of good food

19 October 2018

Philip Harben introduces his new cookery show – The Grammar of Cookery – in 1964, part of ABC’s Headway adult education service

Far from routine

16 October 2018

A random day at Thames in 1970… planned to the very second

Broadcasting in the West

8 October 2018

It’s 1949 and regional radio from the BBC Home Service is at its height. Our new special site reprints a BBC West of England booklet going behind the scenes of radio in the west and south west

Milestones

6 October 2018

Pete Singleton remembers his personal 1964

A sister to assist her in career

5 October 2018

Introducing Dinah Lee and Jane Taylor, playing sisters in ABC new serial ‘My Sister and I’ in 1956