In-depth

Tuning-in to… Grampian

14 May 2021

Grampian is almost here! Find out how to tune in, what to watch and who’s behind the new programmes

The deep marks that Ed Murrow left

2 April 2021

The man who invented radio and television journalism as we know it

Goodbye to Savoy Hill

19 March 2021

As the BBC gets ready to move from Savoy Hill to Broadcasting House in 1932, the staff look back at the old headquarters

Into the fifth year

5 March 2021

It’s 1960 and Granada and ABC look back at the last 4 years on air and what’s coming for ITV

New television standards: effect on British television

19 February 2021

An upgrade from 405-lines to 625-lines is not enough on its own to get people to buy or rent new sets, says the BBC’s DC Birkinshaw in 1959

Project Telstar: Communications Experiment

29 January 2021

A detailed, technical exploration of the Telstar satellite from 1962

Now Welsh ITV

14 January 2021

It’s launch day for TWW in 1958

Continental television stations

23 December 2020

A look at how television facilities have developed across Europe in 1967

How can they get out of the MESS?

18 December 2020

The last-ditch effort to prevent commercial television from being born

Seen at 6.30

4 December 2020

Inside Granada’s greatest regional programme, Scene at 6.30

The changing trends in television design

20 November 2020

Televisions are getting larger (24 inches!) while their cases get smaller; aerials are getting more sophisticated; transportable TV sets are here… it’s all go at the 1958 National Radio Show

The German Freedom Radio Station

6 November 2020

What are the people of Nazi Germany listening to in 1940?

BBC Television is 25 years old

2 November 2020

A local newspaper celebrates 25 years of BBCtv in 1961

The franchise affair

23 October 2020

300 possible applicants for the 1968 ITV contracts… and the Midlands is the one they all want

ITV’s Regional Strength

9 October 2020

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

Progress in television

25 September 2020

The BBC brings us up to speed on recent developments in television in 1961

The BBC television story

11 September 2020

Travel back to 1956 as the BBC celebrates 20 years of television

Visions unlimited

28 August 2020

A glowing biography – nearer a hagiography – of General David Sarnoff, published in 1966 to celebrate 40 years of NBC

Television America-wise

21 August 2020

A 1955 opportunity to sneer at American television

Technical operations: the ITV network

14 August 2020

The not-so-simple process of getting the output of the cameras to your TV screen in 1967

Television apparatus

31 July 2020

Television is coming soon and, the Nottingham Journal decides, the Baird system is the one to bet on

A Superb Souvenir of the Year’s Television

20 March 2020

Pete Singleton travels back to 1958 to find out what was making waves in television

Carry on Euston

29 November 2019

Over on our Thames Television sub-site, Gary Rodger takes us on a journey to Thames in 1984 as the management put out an emergency service when the staff go on strike

Haldane Duncan 1945-2018

27 December 2018

Scottish television director Haldane Duncan’s autobiography

A World Listened and Watched

22 November 2018

How the four American networks – ABC, CBS, Mutual and NBC – covered the assassination of President Kennedy

Toddlers and the £750,000 Question

4 June 2018

Lord Hill of Luton on ending the Toddlers’ Truce and handing £750,000 to ITV

The mike and I at Wembley

6 March 2018

Ice hockey on the radio propels Stewart MacPherson from the press office at the Wembley Pool into a career with the BBC