Musications

Freddie Phillips

14 June 2018

You know him from Trumpton and Camberwick Green. We know him from his 8 daily start-up pieces for BBC-1 (two on Sundays) in use 1964-7. Have a listen to them on our SoundCloud channel

Television starts the day

2 June 2018

Listen to Television start the day each day on Transdiffusion’s free SoundCloud playlist

Quick march

25 December 2017

On retransmission stations of the internet, this is the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

► Twist and shouting

16 October 2017

On 22 September 1975, Eamonn Andrews on the Thames ‘Today’ programme hosts a bad-tempered debate about ITV

► Goodbye to the Light Programme

29 September 2017

Music Through Midnight with David Hamilton sees the BBC Light Programme off into history

► Goodbye to the Home Service

29 September 2017

The final closedown, 29 September 1967

► Goodbye Radio Caroline… hello Radio Caroline International

14 August 2017

Radio Caroline chooses not to sink in the face of the Marine Offences Act

► Goodbye Big L

14 August 2017

Wonderful Radio London – Big L – decides to call it a day

► Goodbye 355

5 August 2017

The last moments of off-shore station Radio 355

► Highland Recording Studios

16 June 2017

A demo package of jingles for Radio Forth, NorthSound and Moray Firth Radio from 1981

► CBC test transmissions

2 June 2017

New local radio station CBC in Cardiff prepares to come on air in 1980

► Sianel 4

19 May 2017

A documentary from 13 October 1982 discusses how S4C came to be

► Ray Moore does Eurovision

12 May 2017

Ray Moore opens and closes the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest for BBC Radio 2

► Listening to War

28 April 2017

Alvar Lidell narrates the story of the establishment of the BBC Monitoring Service during World War II

► 20 Years Ago Today, 33 years ago today

20 April 2017

Ludovic Kennedy on the botched launched of BBC-2

► Tuesday Productions sampler

14 April 2017

Jingles are not just for radio, as Tuesday Productions show in this 1980s sampler

► Beacon Radio launch

12 April 2017

41 years ago, Beacon Radio 303 comes on air for the first time

► Ocean Sound This Year

7 April 2017

Ocean Sound looks back on the news from 1986

► Spotlight 1 and 2

31 March 2017

Listen to Radio 1 and Radio 2’s introductory programme from the evening of 30 September 1967

► The Risk Business: videodiscs

24 March 2017

In 1981 this spin-off from Tomorrow’s World tries to divine which 12″ videodisc will win the battle

► The Plain Man’s Guide to Advertising

17 March 2017

Bob Godfrey’s 1963 surreal mix of advertising tropes

► Television comes to Bradford

10 March 2017

John Walters goes to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in 1986

► The Peacock Committee reports back

3 March 2017

BBC Newsnight on the Peacock Report in 1986, which recommends ITV franchises go to the highest bidder and BBC Radios 1 and 2 are sold

► Shut That Door!

24 February 2017

Larry Grayson interviews Noele Gordon on ATV in 1972

► Beerling on jingles

17 February 2017

From the late 1970s, BBC Radio 1’s ‘Mailbag’ interviews producer Johnny Beerling about the station’s use of jingles.

► Exit ATV, pursued by LWT

1 December 2016

Audio of David Frost introducing the new London Weekend before Trevor Lucas takes ATV London off air for the final ever time

► This summer on Thames!

3 November 2016

A promo for Thames on Rediffusion

► Lunch on Thames

5 September 2016

An off-air audio recording of the first half hour of Thames’s first proper programme.

► The shape of radio

15 August 2016

In 1971, the government prepares to announce commercial radio. BBC-1’s ’24 Hours’ programme examines what system they might choose in this audio recording

► The fall and fall of LWT

4 August 2016

The BBC’s “24 Hours” looks at the troubled life of LWT in an audio recording from 1971.