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The Story of Independent TV

Published 22 September 2021

Behind the scenes of that new ‘Independent Television’ you’ve heard so much about

Annual report 1969

Published 1 September 2021

1968 was a busy year for ATV Network, as this excerpt from their annual report for 1969 reveals

ATV Sunspots

Published 27 August 2021

The hottest thing in holiday advertising!

In association with…

Published 7 June 2021

Competition or cooperation? In May 1956 it’s still not clear which will be ITV’s main thrust

To the North

Published 10 May 2021

A twisty tale of how to get two- and three-way networking established for ITV in the 1950s

ITV puts its announcers in the picture

Published 13 January 2021

A change in policy at A-R and ATV as they bring their announcers into view

Magnificent trio

Published 24 December 2020

Over on our ATV site, meet the three announcers who will be working over Christmas in 1974

Watch carefully – it’s TV’s big night

Published 12 November 2020

Blair Thomson surveys the prospects of ATV-viewing after the 1968 regional reorganisation

Curtain up to-night on Midland ITV

Published 16 October 2020

Over on our site about Alpha, the joint studios of ABC and ATV in Birmingham, it’s launch night for ITV in the Midlands

‘Flutter Colour’ TV in Birmingham

Published 20 July 2020

The future of black-and-white is here: subjective colour

A Superb Souvenir of the Year’s Television

Published 20 March 2020

Pete Singleton travels back to 1958 to find out what was making waves in television

The results are in

Published 26 August 2019

ATV’s first annual report after the 1968 contract changes reveals the ups and downs of the new ITV

I.T.V. in the Midlands opened

Published 22 July 2019

ATV comes to the Midlands in 1956, with the Birmingham Post waiting to welcome them

Crossroads: special souvenir website

Published 15 July 2019

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

ATV Centre: bringing colour to life in the Midlands

Published 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

It’s Crossroads’ 3,000th Birthday

Published 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’

Shaun O’Riordan 1927-2018

Published 24 September 2018

One of the longest-serving ATV directors has died

Frost joins tycoons in shock ITV shake-up

Published 23 July 2018

The Daily Mirror reports on the decisions taken by the ITA in the ITV franchise round of 1967

Girl behind the news

Published 6 July 2018

Meet the woman who sells dresses by day and reads the local ATV news by night in 1956

Back in time for TV: 1967

Published 30 June 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 18-25 May 1967 for a look at what was on the telly

Shotgun wedding

Published 18 June 2018

Has the IBA managed to bring peace to the Westward board room? And even if so, will they force Westward to merge with a rival bidder? Peter Fiddick of The Guardian speculates in October 1980

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1958

Published 16 May 2018

A look at what was on Associated TeleVision in the Midlands on Friday 16 May 1958

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1968

Published 9 May 2018

A look at what was on ATV from Birmingham on Thursday 9 May 1968

Back in time for TV: 1962

Published 21 April 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 18-24 March 1962 for a look at what was on the telly

Shaw Taylor

Published 19 April 2018

Meet ATV’s Shaw Taylor, former actor, continuity announcer and now host of ‘Pencil and Paper’ in 1962

Back in time for TV: 1961

Published 7 April 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 1961 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 4-10 March 1961

Published 7 April 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 4-10 March for a look at what was on the telly

Happy birthday! to ‘Seeing Sport’

Published 20 March 2018

⧉ The TVTimes welcomes the second series of ATV’s ‘Seeing Sport’ in 1957

Presenting the difference

Published 27 February 2018

⧉ How do you differentiate your two-day ITV company against a five-day behemoth?

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1958

Published 31 January 2018

A look at what was on ATV in Birmingham on Friday 31 January 1958

How Noele Gordon takes the air

Published 23 January 2018

⧉ Noele Gordon learns to fly for an ATV Midlands series

AYTEEVEE – the entertainment network 1955-1981

Published 25 December 2017

⧉ Our brand new subsite, celebrating ATV, the nation’s top entertainment station 1955-1981

Alpha Television Services

Published 22 September 2017

⧉ To celebrate 18 years of Transdiffusion on the web, we present a look behind the scenes at Alpha, ABC and ATV’s studios in Birmingham

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1956

Published 21 June 2017

A look at what was on ATV on Thursday 21 June 1956

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1962

Published 14 June 2017

A look at what was on ATV on Thursday 14 June 1962

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1956

Published 24 May 2017

A look at what was on Associated TeleVision on Thursday 24 May 1956

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1957

Published 12 April 2017

A look at what was on ATV in the Midlands on Friday 12 April 1957

They always have an answer

Published 30 March 2017

Inside ATV’s Postbag in 1963

Booked… for seven years

Published 2 February 2017

Jerry Allen talks about appearing on 1,600 editions of ATV’s ‘Lunch Box’ in 1963

Announcers’ choice

Published 25 December 2016

The pick of your holiday viewing in 1964 from your ATV and ABC announcers

Face up to colour

Published 15 November 2016

The changes the make-up artists at Thames, Yorkshire and ATV had to make for the introduction of colour TV

Oh, what a day for two little bears

Published 27 October 2016

TVWorld magazine introduces Tingha and Tucker

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1965

Published 11 June 2016

A look at what was on ATV in the midlands on Friday 11 June 1965

Goodbye Crossroads

Published 4 April 2016

After 4,510 episodes, Crossroads comes to an end in 1988 with a TVTimes souvenir pull-out.

From Aston to Paradise

Published 29 March 2016

The handover from the Alpha Studios in Aston to the new Paradise Centre in Birmingham in 1969

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