ITV dopes the public

14 September 2020

The charge today is: ITV dopes the public… according to the Daily Herald in 1958

The symbols of success

3 August 2020

Get ready for ITV in this interview from 1989 with the designers of the new look

Opening day for Channel Nine

31 October 2019

The Belfast Telegraph reports on the opening of Ulster Television

The results are in

26 August 2019

ATV’s first annual report after the 1968 contract changes reveals the ups and downs of the new ITV

What will ITV-2 be like?

29 April 2019

ITV-2 is coming soon, says the Daily Telegraph in 1971. But what will it look like?

Shoestring splendours

2 April 2019

In 1969 Ted Willis told the House of Lords it was time for ITV to consolidate. Did a trip to the Westward and Scottish studios change his mind?

Tonight’s Granada TV… in 1966

31 March 2019

Travel back to this day in 1966 to find out what’s on Granada

Granada knocked

9 January 2019

June 1970: a prolonged strike at Granada has just finished, but, the Financial Times asks, will they ever recover? And even if they do, surely Coronation Street is now doomed?

Hurricane Lew

5 November 2018

A satirical profile of Sir Lew Grade from Barry Took in Punch magazine in 1972

‘ITV was the start of the Coca-colonisation of Britain’

29 October 2018

In 1980, Jack Tinker, theatre critic of the Daily Mail, turns his unsympathetic eye to the launch of ITV in 1955

The ITV Story

22 September 2018

A look back from 1965 at the events of 1955 and the birth of ITV

How I grew up with ITV

3 September 2018

Vic Gardiner of LWT remembers the first 25 years of ITV in 1980 – and his part in the network’s development

This is NEW Granadaland

29 July 2018

The TVTimes looks west of the Pennines for a glimpse of what a 7-day Granada will look like in July 1968

Made in Yorkshire!

29 July 2018

TVTimes introduces the new Yorkshire Television in July 1968

Breakfast TV: Snap, Crackle or Flop?

25 June 2018

Will TV-am be a success? Peter Jay says yes. Others tell the Sunday Express Magazine in 1981 that it’s a disaster in the making

Minority Television in Action

21 May 2018

The IBA celebrates diversity on ITV in 1983

Destination 1974

12 February 2018

The strike over, the TVTimes looks ahead to the new-look ITV in 1968 and beyond

This is Independent Television

15 January 2018

The Independent Television Authority hits back at critics of ITV in 1958

Televising Wales and the West

14 January 2018

Celebrating 60 years of ITV in South Wales and the West

New British TV: Show business is booming

22 September 2017

Australia reacts to the launch of Britain’s commercial television

Receiving the ITA programmes

17 July 2017

Rumours that ITV will be hard to receive swirl in March 1955. TV Mirror magazine tries to set the record straight

Commercial television: They’re buying in Britain

26 June 2017

What are the prospects for the new ITV? A US magazine finds out in early September 1955

And the SCENE is all set at Granada

3 May 2017

Mike Scott celebrates 7 years of Granada in 1963

Great weekend plans from ABC

3 May 2017

Ronnie Taylor celebrates 7 years of ABC in 1963

Anglia at 21

27 October 2015

The TVTimes celebrates Anglia’s 21st birthday in 1980

Bottom line

16 February 2015

The huge profits of ITV weren’t a myth – but they also weren’t true for everyone.

Stirred but not shaken

28 December 2014

The Observer in 1980 has an exclusive on what would happen in the next franchise round

Hello and goodbye

8 December 2014

ABC, ATV London and Rediffusion bow out; Thames, LWT and Yorkshire come in

Take that, Thames

24 July 2014

LWT tries to strike back

Why ITV Matters 2

1 January 2006

Concluding the views of ITV’s former Director of Programmes

Why ITV Matters 1

1 December 2005

David Liddiment gives a personal view


3 September 2005

From 1955 to 2005 by way of changing priorities and consumerism

The network that trashed itself

3 September 2005

From least-worst to least-best in one lifetime

From ITV to plc

3 September 2005

Merge, merge, merge and miss the boat

ITV sophisticates

3 September 2005

Reality television, talent shows and the reality of television talent

Memories of ITV

3 September 2005

Growing up with ITV in Wales

Busy making money

3 September 2005

Listening to Nigel Pickard whistling to himself

No Strings Attached

3 September 2005

The magic of Supermarionettes

From Small Time to big time

3 September 2005

Children’s programming always had a real home on ITV

The ITV Top 10: 10 – Grampian

3 September 2005

Something essentially different

The ITV Top 10: 9 – Ulster

3 September 2005

Walking a tightrope

The ITV Top 10: 8 – London Weekend

3 September 2005

Got there in the end

The ITV Top 10: 7 – Central

3 September 2005

If we can’t have ATV…

The ITV Top 10: 6 – Westward

3 September 2005

A suspicion of greatness

The ITV Top 10: 5 – ATV

3 September 2005

It’s that man again