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Tory-Weighted Programmers For Britain’s Comm’l TV Spark Rumpus

Published 29 November 2018

The first ITV contracts are announced in November 1954… but, as Variety reports, politicians are worried

‘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

Val Parnell – Paladin of the Palladium

Published 17 August 2018

TVTimes interviews the man behind Sunday Night at the London Palladium in 1956

Girl behind the news

Published 6 July 2018

Meet the woman who sells dresses by day and reads the local ATV news by night in 1956

Brian Tesler makes his ITV bow

Published 25 May 2018

TVTimes announces ATV’s latest poach from the BBC – a producer named Brian Tesler – in 1957

You make the stars

Published 13 February 2017

Bernard Delfont explains how the viewers, not the producers, chose the stars in 1963