Building for Channel 4

29 July 2020

A gallery of photos from the construction of the Beacon Hill Channel 4 extension in the early 1980s

They watch your viewing

7 January 2019

The Independent Television Authority took on new powers in 1964. The TVTimes in February 1965 explains what these are and how the ITA is structured

‘Early Bird’ spreads its wings

6 December 2018

The first geostationary satellite linking Europe and North America goes into service in 1965

Birth of a Name

8 November 2018

A 1952 discussion of where and when the word “television” was coined


20 February 2018

Instructions for transmitter staff in the event of screens going blank

Get into view with new channel

24 October 2017

Channel 4 is coming, so please help your elderly neighbours tune in

You, too, can have your own TV circuit

5 July 2017

Television cameras around the home, recording their every move? 1962 celebrities say yes please!

The IBA’s flying-squad

30 May 2017

The work of the mobile maintenance teams in 1974

Cable ties

23 July 2015

1982: another report into cable television

Trade test travelogue

9 February 2015

A tour around the bits in between the testcards

Relay race

10 November 2014

Comparing VHF and UHF

How to use testcard F

18 August 2014

From 1967, the BBC gives instructions on how to use the new colour testcard