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Articles about starting the day

A very singular region

Published 27 July 2017

Ulster Television starts the day one morning in 1978

Dazzling

Published 8 March 2016

Harlech starts the day one evening in 1968

Why marches?

Published 8 March 2016

The musical habits of a lifetime

Favourite Channel

Published 22 December 2015

Channel Television starts the day in 1974… in black and white

Forward march

Published 30 November 2015

An unpopular war in the Middle East forces a change of identity for the biggest ITV company

Rockalong with Thames

Published 23 November 2015

Thames swings into colour

The bold and the beautiful

Published 9 November 2015

ATV Midlands starts the day with a rousing tune and a pretty slide

Star turn

Published 2 November 2015

The ultimate startup from the backbone of ITV

On Ilkla Moor Bah t’at

Published 26 October 2015

Combining ABC and Rediffusion the opposite way to Thames

Salute to ABC

Published 19 October 2015

Thames keeps up the traditions set by ABC Television

A new forest romp

Published 28 September 2015

The last gasp of the old-style start-up from one of the last new IBA companies

From the very north

Published 14 September 2015

Start each day with the north-eastern Scotland contractor

Strike Service

Published 7 September 2015

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

Sunshine and grit

Published 31 August 2015

From the North and showing it – Granada shows its roots

Interloper

Published 24 August 2015

The cuckoo in the nest re-invents the daily start up

Type specimen

Published 18 August 2015

In the Midlands and the North, the ultimate TV station starts the day

‘Axed by mistake’

Published 12 October 2010

Here’s a story and a half. Back in 2006 Mark Damazer, then controller of BBC Radio 4, axed the piece of music that had heralded the start of the broadcasting…

Tiptoe through the Startups – 4

Published 2 December 2006

Roddy Buxton plunges into the TBS archives one more time.

Tiptoe through the Startups – 3

Published 2 November 2006

Roddy Buxton continues his trawl through the Transdiffusion archives

Tiptoe through the Startups – 2

Published 1 October 2006

Roddy continues his journey through the Transdiffusion archives.

Tiptoe through the Startups – 1

Published 2 September 2006

Roddy Buxton looks into the TBS basement files

Starting The Day

Published 17 August 2005

The Tyne Tees way

Seen and Heard

Published 1 January 2004

Sights and Sounds

The Music

Published 1 January 2004

of Rediffusion

Undercover A-R

Published 1 January 2004

The archaeology of startups

Rediffusion’s Blithe Spirit

Published 1 June 2003

How Associated Rediffusion started the day in its first few months

Last Days

Published 1 February 2003

An insiders view of the end of LWT

Undercover A-R

Published 1 January 2003

The early days of start-ups on Associated Rediffusion

It’s time the tale were told

Published 1 December 2002

How two Transdiffusion contributors made LWT’s last day

An LWT Diary

Published 1 December 2002

Getting up early for the last day of LWT

A new start

Published 1 December 2002

An independent view of LWT’s last day

The grammar of television

Published 1 January 2002

How presentation – and daily start-ups – provided the full stops and commas of TV

A Post Office genre

Published 1 January 2002

Bureaucracy, slow and deliberate, creates a new art form

Radio with pictures

Published 1 January 2002

Constant and unchanging – an environment where branding was king

Start the day the Granada way

Published 11 January 2001

Granada says hello in the 1960s.

ABC Startup

Published 11 January 2001

Shockwave Flash recreation of a north opening