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Private Eye’s take on the 1979 ITV strike

Published 25 October 2018

Satirical magazine Private Eye’s view of the ITV strike in 1979

TV franchise – the picture is unclear

Published 18 October 2018

Ructions at City Road as Tyne Tees wins its franchise in 1980 but is ordered to restructure

The Sound of ILR

Published 1 October 2018

Some technical details of how Independent Local Radio sounds so different in 1977

Thames in the ITA and IBA yearbooks

Published 31 July 2018

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

Waking up to Television

Published 7 June 2018

Looking forward to the arrival of TV-am, later in 1983

Oracle – Broadcasting the Written Word

Published 26 March 2018

The IBA introduces its experimental ‘Oracle’ service in the early 1970s

A Solid Step Forward

Published 12 March 2018

A look at how IBA transmitters were going solid-state in 1975

Get into view with new channel

Published 24 October 2017

Channel 4 is coming, so please help your elderly neighbours tune in

So you want an ILR station?

Published 7 August 2017

How can you get the IBA to build you an ILR station in 1979?

► CBC test transmissions

Published 2 June 2017

New local radio station CBC in Cardiff prepares to come on air in 1980

The IBA’s flying-squad

Published 30 May 2017

The work of the mobile maintenance teams in 1974

Direct Broadcasting by Satellite

Published 29 May 2017

The IBA announces that BSB is on its way

► Beacon Radio launch

Published 12 April 2017

41 years ago, Beacon Radio 303 comes on air for the first time

How to win an IBA franchise

Published 14 February 2017

A tongue-in-cheek list of simple dos and don’ts of applying for an ITV contract from the IBA

Beacon car crash

Published 17 August 2015

When a phone-in programme goes disastrously wrong

Save Elstree!

Published 17 October 2010

Roddy Buxton on the song and dance campaign to save ATV and Elstree studios