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Slick – that is the new TV

Published 12 April 2021

It’s launch day for ITV in London, but there’s a fire in the stables in Ambridge…

ITV puts its announcers in the picture

Published 13 January 2021

A change in policy at A-R and ATV as they bring their announcers into view

The Great TV War: a TV ‘Light’ could save the BBC

Published 5 January 2021

BBCtv is dying in 1958 and here’s how to save it

The Great TV War

Published 4 January 2021

BBCtv is dying in 1958 and here’s why

Wales TV will not disappoint viewers

Published 2 December 2020

It’s the first of three opening days for the new Wales (West & North) Television

ITV’s Regional Strength

Published 9 October 2020

What makes ITV worth watching is regional programmes from your local station, says the IBA in 1976

Ship’s siren may be call sign for TTT

Published 30 September 2020

Big promises from Tyne Tees Television in 1958 as they get ready to launch

Crisis facing Border TV

Published 7 September 2020

Will Border Television go to the wall due to the ITV levy and the costs of introducing colour?

The symbols of success

Published 3 August 2020

Get ready for ITV in this interview from 1989 with the designers of the new look

Why ITV is pulling out all the plugs

Published 24 June 2019

It’s almost S-night! With ITV about to convert from 405 to 625, the technology correspondent of the Sunday Times looks into what’s involved

A rationalised ITV structure

Published 27 May 2019

The Daily Telegraph has a plan for ITV in 1971: tear it up and start again. It’s nonsense and we’ll tell you why

ITA Colour is coming!

Published 20 May 2019

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What the viewer needs to know in 1969

Can TV’s ‘lost weekend’ be brought to life?

Published 13 May 2019

The leading television critics from the broadsheet newspapers gather in July 1968 to discuss what ITV should look like on weekends when the contracts change

Who does what in ITV?

Published 22 April 2019

The Independent Broadcasting Authority explains who does what in ITV in this booklet from 1973

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

CREATING INDEPENDENT TELEVISION: 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

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