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Factsheet 1966: Taste, Accuracy, Impartiality in ITV Programmes

Published 13 September 2018

An introduction to content regulation on ITV in 1966

A week in September 1964 on Southern

Published 5 September 2018

An introduction to our analysis of a week on Southern Television in our new subsite Zenith

Factsheet 1966: Independent Television in Wales / Teledu Annibynnol yng Nghymru

Published 30 August 2018

An introduction to television for Wales in 1966 / Cyflwyniad i deledu yng Nghymru yn 1966

Factsheet 1966: Television Advertising

Published 23 August 2018

An introduction to television advertising rules in 1966

Factsheet 1966: Independent Television Programmes

Published 16 August 2018

An introduction to Independent Television programming in 1966

Factsheet 1966: The Independent Television Authority

Published 9 August 2018

An introduction to Independent Television in 1966

Thames in the ITA and IBA yearbooks

Published 31 July 2018

How Thames presented itself in every ITA/IBA yearbook from 1969 until 1988

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

In an ITA transmitting station

Published 19 July 2018

A simplified guide to how the pictures get from the studio to the transmitter to your home from 1966

Sunday success story

Published 13 July 2018

ABC producer Penry Jones in 1964 on why religious programmes on ITV are popular

Down-Channel economics

Published 28 June 2018

In 1970, the Daily Telegraph asks if Channel Television can survive

Between the lines

Published 14 June 2018

Granada Television starts the day on the evening of its new 7-day contract

Toddlers and the £750,000 Question

Published 4 June 2018

Lord Hill of Luton on ending the Toddlers’ Truce and handing £750,000 to ITV

Three year diary

Published 18 May 2018

The 1964 contract renewal won, Howard Thomas explains what ABC will be doing for the next three years

Independent Television in 1959

Published 8 April 2018

Our new microsite takes a snapshot of ITV as it stood in the middle of 1959

Breakdowns

Published 20 February 2018

Instructions for transmitter staff in the event of screens going blank

This is Independent Television

Published 15 January 2018

The Independent Television Authority hits back at critics of ITV in 1958

TV, the child, and the critic

Published 24 July 2017

A report wonders if children’s television is good for 1959’s children

A Year Before

Published 20 July 2017

The Robert Fraser Lectures [5/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority looks forward to ITV in a speech given in 1954

The Advertisements

Published 13 July 2017

The Robert Fraser Lectures [4/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority wonders how TV advertising will work in 1955

Off We Go

Published 6 July 2017

The Robert Fraser Lectures [3/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority explains ITV to Daily Mail readers in 1955

High Policy in Principle and Practice

Published 29 June 2017

The Robert Fraser Lectures [2/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority discusses the policies behind ITV in 1955

The Act and the Authority

Published 22 June 2017

The Robert Fraser Lectures [1/5]: the first Director-General of the Independent Television Authority describes the foundations of ITV in 1955

CITV 1963

Published 19 June 2017

A look at what children were watching on ITV in 1963

How ITV set the pace in colour

Published 12 June 2017

Colour comes to ITV, courtesy of tests done by ITA chief engineer Howard Steele

ITV: the answer to complaints

Published 9 May 2017

The ITA answers back to critics who say ITV is too violent and commercial

They work right on at the end of the road

Published 24 December 2016

Spare a thought for the men keeping the Lichfield transmitter on air at Christmas in 1964

Battle for News at Ten

Published 19 December 2016

The chairman of the ITA details the fight to get ITN’s News at Ten to air on ITV

Where do we go from here?

Published 14 November 2016

Lord Hill of Luton’s statement about the 1964 franchise round

Guardian of taste

Published 21 March 2016

Charles Curran interviews Lord Hill of Luton about sex on ITV in 1966

I found my thrill on Beulah Hill

Published 22 September 2015

Reaching for the service area

Backbone

Published 22 September 2015

The physical networking arrangements of early ITV

Logotastic ’65

Published 29 June 2015

The fantastic cover of the 1965 ITA yearbook

Choosing the companies

Published 5 January 2015

The ITA picks the players for the new ITV in 1954

The Television Act

Published 6 October 2014

How vague legislation created a pin-sharp television system