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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