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Looking over the farming fence

Published 30 January 2018

⧉ Jack Hargreaves looks forward to a new series for farmers starting on ABC Weekend in 1958

Side-street Crusaders

Published 16 January 2018

⧉ Inside ‘ABC at Large’, the campaigning current affairs series, in 1962

Let’s Go… again!

Published 8 January 2018

⧉ Alpha’s Saturday sports and features programme ‘Let’s Go’ returns for a second series in 1960

It’s a race against time

Published 16 November 2017

⧉ Over on our ABC subsite, the TVTimes in 1958 looks at the rush to get Outside Broadcasts on air at Christmas

Why I created Torchy

Published 14 November 2017

Roberta Leigh explains the genesis of ABC’s new puppet show to the TVTimes in 1959

John Edmunds is too busy for romance

Published 10 November 2017

⧉ Over on our ABC site, the TVTimes interviews John Edmunds in 1957 to find out why he isn’t dating a girl

Man of property

Published 1 September 2017

⧉ Over on our subsite ABC at Large, meet Tony O’Toole, Property Master at Teddington in 1962

The Passing of the 9th Floor Back…

Published 25 August 2017

⧉ Over on our subsite ABC at Large, celebrate the new Television House opening in March 1962 in Mount Street in Manchester

Barmy? Brilliant? Batman!

Published 27 June 2017

The TVTimes introduces a new, batty action series in 1966

Great weekend plans from ABC

Published 3 May 2017

Ronnie Taylor celebrates 7 years of ABC in 1963

✎ Brian Matthew 1928-2017 [UPDATED AGAIN]

Published 5 April 2017

Disc jockey and presenter dies

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1958

Published 22 March 2017

A look at what was on ABC Weekend TV on Saturday 22 March 1958

Six acts that made opportunity knock

Published 27 February 2017

A look back, from 1971, at six acts discovered by Hughie Green and his team

✎ Crushing your hopes at Christmas

Published 19 December 2016

Sorry, no, it didn’t happen, no matter how much you wanted it to.

Cathy Gale brought out the violent streak in me and I was out to kill

Published 21 November 2016

In 1968, Honor Blackman tells TVWorld about Cathy Gale, Pussy Galore and being a mother.

Faith – and 7,000,000 viewers

Published 15 September 2016

The TVTimes in 1961 looks at the men behind the two most popular religious programmes on ITV – ‘The Sunday Break’ and ‘About Religion’

Shield your eyes

Published 10 August 2016

Recreated: the ABC ‘shield’ ident from 1957

Opportunity Knocks: Goodbye to Didsbury

Published 30 July 2016

Transdiffusion’s newest televault site has a wonderful exclusive to share with you…

The admag girls

Published 20 June 2016

The TVTimes talks to the girls behind the midland admags in 1957

Tonight’s ABC Midlands… in 1956

Published 13 May 2016

A look at what was on ABC in the midlands on Sunday 13 May 1956

Singing along – in toyland

Published 25 April 2016

ABC outside broadcast vans – both huge and tiny

The men who make music go round

Published 13 April 2016

Jack Parnell and Bob Sharples in action

The Immaculate Avengers

Published 17 February 2016

The TVTimes looks into the fashions of The Avengers in 1963


Published 6 February 2016

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

In good voice for their calling

Published 10 August 2015

The TVTimes in August 1959 interviews ABC’s John Benson and Mitchell Raper

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1963

Published 13 July 2015

What was on ABC North on Saturday 13 July 1963

Three giants

Published 2 March 2015

Leslie Mitchell, John Benson and Redvers Kyle

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1966

Published 25 December 2014

What was on ABC in the North on Christmas Day 1966

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1963

Published 21 December 2014

What was on ABC North on Saturday 21 December 1963

ABC and the fourth channel

Published 15 December 2014

What to do with that spare button on TV sets in the days of 3-channel television

Hello and goodbye

Published 8 December 2014

ABC, ATV London and Rediffusion bow out; Thames, LWT and Yorkshire come in

Tonight’s ABC Midlands… in 1965

Published 23 October 2014

What was on ABC in the midlands on Saturday 23 October 1965

With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes

Published 13 October 2014

In an exclusive extract from their new book, Richard McGinlay and Alan Hayes take us through the choices ABC made before and during the first series of The Avengers

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1966

Published 11 September 2014

What was on ABC in the North on Sunday 11 September 1966