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“What are the Wild Waves Saying?”

Published 7 December 2017

The BBC’s chief engineer in 1923 takes a tongue-in-cheek look back at the trials and tribulations of developing simultaneous broadcasting (networking as we would now call it)

Schools television: the first 10 years

Published 13 November 2017

⧉ An in-depth history, first published in 1967, of Rediffusion’s programmes for schools

Broadcasting the Olympic Games

Published 22 August 2016

The BBC’s senior engineer explains how they broadcast the 1948 London Olympics

Star turn

Published 2 November 2015

The ultimate startup from the backbone of ITV

Granada TV Chelsea

Published 3 August 2015

Practical Television in 1958 looks at Granada’s branch studio in London

Tonight’s Rediffusion London… in 1965

Published 27 July 2015

What was on Rediffusion on Tuesday 27 July 1965

Tonight’s Thames/LWT… in 1971

Published 3 September 2014

What was on Thames and LWT on Friday 3 September 1971

Boris Johnson – more knowledgeable about TV production than broadcasters themselves

Published 19 September 2011

BLOG: From the “Boris Johnson is clearly an expert on making television – better at it than even the BBC” file comes this rather farcical story….

London based and proud

Published 22 May 2008

There’s a certain irony that ITV apparently failed to meet its quotas for out of London production. Irony that a network which was founded on regional principles, to spread power and away from the capital, is now firmly rooted in London, and makes most of its programmes there.