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Routine Sheet Database

Published 30 November 2018

A new resource from Transdiffusion… but what now?

‘ITV was the start of the Coca-colonisation of Britain’

Published 29 October 2018

In 1980, Jack Tinker, theatre critic of the Daily Mail, turns his unsympathetic eye to the launch of ITV in 1955

Tonight’s ITV… in 1974

Published 11 October 2018

A look at what was on across ITV on Friday 11 October 1974

This week’s ITV children’s programmes… in 1974

Published 3 October 2018

A look at what was on ITV for children this week in 1974

The ITV Story

Published 22 September 2018

A look back from 1965 at the events of 1955 and the birth of ITV

Independent Television in 1959

Published 8 April 2018

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

This is Independent Television

Published 15 January 2018

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

► Twist and shouting

Published 16 October 2017

On 22 September 1975, Eamonn Andrews on the Thames ‘Today’ programme hosts a bad-tempered debate about ITV

New British TV: Show business is booming

Published 22 September 2017

Australia reacts to the launch of Britain’s commercial television

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

✎ Transdiffusion joins ITV

Published 1 April 2017

Exciting new developments today here at Transdiffusion

✎ Get down (get on up) get down (get on up)

Published 14 January 2017

Some pure joy from 1979

✎ Crushing your hopes at Christmas

Published 19 December 2016

Sorry, no, it didn’t happen, no matter how much you wanted it to.

Thank U and Goodnight

Published 17 October 2016

Colm O’Rourke watches the end of one era and the start of another

ITV 1955: The view from Australia

Published 22 September 2016

How The Age reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from Canada

Published 22 September 2016

How the Ottawa Citizen reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from Scotland

Published 22 September 2016

How the Glasgow newspapers reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from America

Published 22 September 2016

How the Daytona Beach Morning Journal reacted to the birth of ITV

The power of TV

Published 5 May 2016

The Central Electricity Generating Board on how what we watch affects their work in 1962

Why marches?

Published 8 March 2016

The musical habits of a lifetime

The Fab Four meet the Big Four

Published 21 January 2016

The intertwined worlds of The Beatles and 1960s ITV

The World According to Kenny Everett

Published 2 December 2015

ITV offers a look into Ev’s strange world

Welcome home to TVTimes

Published 25 October 2015

The TVTimes celebrates the return of ITV after the long 1979 strike

Tonight’s ITV… in 1974

Published 10 October 2015

A look at what was on Independent Television on 10 October 1974 – election day

Tonight’s ITV… in 1955

Published 22 September 2015

What was on ITV on Thursday 22 September 1955

Strike Service

Published 7 September 2015

What to do when the network goes down and you have to improvise

Bottom line

Published 16 February 2015

The huge profits of ITV weren’t a myth – but they also weren’t true for everyone.

Choosing the companies

Published 5 January 2015

The ITA picks the players for the new ITV in 1954

Stirred but not shaken

Published 28 December 2014

The Observer in 1980 has an exclusive on what would happen in the next franchise round

Denis Forman

Published 9 January 2014

David Brockman recalls Denis Forman, a founding father of ITV

Be Nice to Each Other

Published 19 February 2013

BLOG: There can only be a few people who can be counted as true television personalities, in front of the camera are the presenters and behind them are the production staff. Very rarely there are people who do both at the same time such as Jack Hargreaves from Southern Television and Brian Connell from Anglia, one such of these unique breed died on Sunday.

Making a Splash on a Saturday Night

Published 19 January 2013

BLOG: Splash doesn’t make a splash

A Tale of 5 Channels: ITV’s 2013 Rebrand

Published 18 January 2013

BLOG: All change for ITV in 2013. Is it all worth it?

The name’s 007. Sky Movies 007.

Published 7 August 2012

BLOG: Sky’s new channel

ITV’s regional news u-turn

Published 26 May 2012

BLOG: Remember a few years ago when ITV plc decided that 17 regional news programmes was unsustainable and that to make commercial sense they should only have nine in England and Wales? Well that was in 2009. Now it’s 2012 and it seems ITV have had a change of heart.

ITV: Running forward just to stand still?

Published 5 March 2012

BLOG: ITV appoints Adam Crozier

Reshuffling the news

Published 13 September 2011

BLOG: It’s been the way it has been for so long that we just accept it. However I can’t be the only one who finds the fact that at 6pm ITV1 shows the national news after the regional news?

TV’s most boring ident?

Published 20 August 2011

Tyne Tees? HTV? Who has the most boring ident of them all?

Production balance

Published 23 May 2011

Remember the days of regional ITV? Granada produced World In Action, Central produced Family Fortunes and The Cook Report, and Thames (R.I.P.) productions ranged from The Bill to This Week….

Sold for Sky

Published 3 March 2011

Admit it to yourself, this isn’t a surprise even if you initially thought it was. It seemed obvious that Sky News was going to be the sacrificial lamb in a…

Bleakley and Chiles talk Daybreak

Published 27 November 2010

Much has been said about ITV1’s Daybreak, the replacement for GMTV which, it has to be said, hasn’t got off to the greatest of starts. None of what’s been said has been said by me as frankly I’m a Today programme listener and not even my natural interest could beat my early morning, groggy inertia and make me put the television on. However whilst much has been said in the press and by other commentators, not a huge amount as been said by its stars. Until now.

The road to ITV’s recovery

Published 18 September 2010

Russ J Graham on what lessons can be learned from ITV making great drama for the BBC

The end of the Border line

Published 9 September 2010

Colm O’Rourke reflects on the life and death of Border Television

Not-so-Freeview

Published 18 June 2010

The announcement that BSkyB is withdrawing its Sky Sports News channel from Freeview may not be that unexpected but it does raise some interesting unanswered questions in relation to Sky’s…

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