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Back in time for TV: 1978

Published 24 July 2019

H E Cooper takes her time machine back to 1978 to find out what was on the telly…

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1965

Published 5 June 2019

A look at what was on BBCtv on Saturday 5 June 1965

BBC-2 transmitting stations

Published 15 May 2019

From the vaults: BBC-2 transmitters in service and planned in 1968

What will ITV-2 be like?

Published 29 April 2019

ITV-2 is coming soon, says the Daily Telegraph in 1971. But what will it look like?

Back in time for TV: BBC-2

Published 23 January 2019

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

Almost a silent night

Published 24 December 2018

CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED – almost. Gary Rodger takes us through the industrial dispute that almost closed the BBC at Christmas in 1978

Milestones

Published 6 October 2018

Pete Singleton remembers his personal 1964

I shall say goodnight till it be morrow

Published 27 September 2018

The end came for the BBC Two 2s last night

Back in time for TV: 1964

Published 19 May 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 14-20 April 1964 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 14-20 April 1964

Published 19 May 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 14-20 April 1964 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for BBC-2

Published 18 May 2018

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

Tonight’s BBCtv… and S4C… in 1986

Published 25 April 2018

A look at what was on BBC Television and S4C on Friday 25 April 1986

A year of colour

Published 23 April 2018

David Attenborough looks back at a year of BBC-2 in colour

Think again!

Published 3 April 2018

The Daily Express is outraged in 1966 when the government announces there will be no colour on BBC-1 and ITV

BBC-2 transmitting stations

Published 27 March 2018

BBC-2 transmitters in service and planned in 1968

The BBC since 1958

Published 19 March 2018

Sir Hugh Carleton Greene’s valedictory message to the BBC and the audience after he was pushed out as Director-General in late 1968

Christmas Day on television… in 1997

Published 24 December 2017

A look at what was on television on Christmas Day 1997

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1986

Published 1 November 2017

A look at what was on BBCtv on Saturday 1 November 1986

How to receive BBC-2

Published 22 May 2017

BBC-2 is on its way to the north of England. This 1965 leaflet tells you all you need to know about receiving it

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1968

Published 17 May 2017

A look at what was on BBCtv on Friday 17 May 1968

The plain man’s guide to the changeover to 625 line TV

Published 24 April 2017

A 1963 guide to the options available for 625 lines, colour and ITV-2

► 20 Years Ago Today, 33 years ago today

Published 20 April 2017

Ludovic Kennedy on the botched launched of BBC-2

► Television comes to Bradford

Published 10 March 2017

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

► The Peacock Committee reports back

Published 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

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1968

Published 15 February 2017

A look at what was on the BBC on Thursday 15 February 1968

✎ Power cuts

Published 25 November 2016

There’s a power cut in central London

Tonight’s TV… in 1999

Published 16 November 2016

A look at what was on television on Tuesday 16 November 1999

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1986

Published 2 November 2016

A look at what was on the BBC on Sunday 2 November 1986

Tonight’s TV… in 1967

Published 17 June 2015

A look at what was on television on 17 June 1967

Tonight’s TV… in 1966

Published 30 December 2014

A look at what was on television on 30 December 1966

Pride of a Peacock

Published 22 September 2014

The man who made BBC2

Getting 2 colour

Published 25 July 2014

The BBC encourages us to tune our sets correctly for BBC-2 and colour in 1968

BBC-2 News

Published 15 June 2014

BBC-2 News for Spring 1968 brings you all the 625 and colour information you need