The Weekender 

17 April 2021

It’s back… for a limited time only!



Our 20-page colour compact newspaper all about ABC, your weekend TV in the North and Midlands from 1956 to 1968, is in stock! Get your copy here!


Do you love vintage television? One of the best television companies of the black-and-white days was ABC Weekend TV, the ITV company for the Midlands and the North of England on Saturdays and Sundays 1956-1968.

Transdiffusion have made this 20-page tabloid-size colour newspaper filled with features, articles, photographs and archive material, celebrating the life of ABC TV.

Read about dramas like Public Eye, find out more about ABC’s extensive adult education programmes, wallow in nostalgia for Cathy, Emma and Tara joining Steed in The Avengers, see all your favourite ABC announcers!

What you get for just £7.50


This is a not-for-profit production designed to break even when all the copies are sold. We should not personally benefit from the sales. If our figures are wrong and we do make any appreciable profit, it will be donated to Film + TV Charity (formerly the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund). If our figures are wrong and we make a loss, well, that’s life! So far, it looks like we got our sums right and we are probably breaking even.

Click the button below to order for just £7.50 including postage and packing – and that includes worldwide, for the same price!

The newspaper will be dispatched within 5 working days by Royal Mail second class post.



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Liverpool, Tuesday 18 January 2022