Programming

Hawaiian Eye and 77 Sunset Strip

2 March 2018

⧉ Two favourite American detective series in 1963

Introducing the folk who live in Weavers Green

16 February 2018

⧉ The TVTimes introduces us to the cast of the new Anglia soap opera Weavers Green in 1966

Westerns

9 February 2018

⧉ Exploring Bonanza and Rawhide, two favourite Western series of the 1960s

Hanna-Barbera

25 January 2018

A 1961 profile of the men behind Tom and Jerry

Alias… The Saint!

23 May 2017

Republished following the death of Sir Roger Moore at the age of 89: Impeccable suits, beautiful women, fast cars, exotic locales – meet Simon Templar

‘Saint’ behind the camera

23 May 2017

Republished following the death of Sir Roger Moore at the age of 89: Look Westward interviews him on his plans to direct films in 1964

Life is what they make it…

10 April 2017

Behind the scenes of This Is Your Life in 1972

Six acts that made opportunity knock

27 February 2017

A look back, from 1971, at six acts discovered by Hughie Green and his team

The longest-running 13-week serial in the world

9 December 2016

HV Kershaw looks back at Coronation Street’s beginnings in 1960 from the comfort of 1976

How television talks are produced

31 October 2016

Grace Wyndham Goldie explains the chaos that is making a television talk

Goodbye Crossroads

4 April 2016

After 4,510 episodes, Crossroads comes to an end in 1988 with a TVTimes souvenir pull-out.

Cartoon characters

22 February 2016

How television mined the cinema for vaudeville acts

Cathy Come Home

29 December 2014

A play that briefly changed society

The Bill stops here

11 October 2010

Andrew Bowden notices it’s very strange to be living in Sun Hill

Somebody’s Watching Me

9 September 2010

Chase Erwin on ten years of living under Big Brother’s gaze

Back to the Late Shift

23 January 2010

NBC hasn’t learned its lesson not to alienate its viewers… or its talent.

Thirty Years of Grange Hill – Part III

25 April 2009

Popularity and hard hitting plots.

Thirty Years of Grange Hill – Part II

30 November 2008

The series is here to stay

Thirty Years of Grange Hill – Part I

26 October 2008

School’s out forever

Rise and fall of a comedy king

11 February 2008

Benny Hill and the winds of change in TV comedy

Cinema for television

8 January 2008

From ITC to Euston…

What The Papers Say: 50 years

30 April 2006

Granada is 50: we profile their longest-running programme

What The Papers Say: The People

29 April 2006

50 years of presenters & readers

Riding Through the Glen

22 February 2006

David Brockman tells the story of ITV’s earliest hit series

LWT as BBC3

1 February 2006

The London Television Consortium had a hard lesson to learn

Making the Break

1 December 2005

Philip Stevens on making early ITV commercials

The Jazz625 Story

5 October 2005

Director Terry Henebery talks to Louis Barfe

Death of a Princess

2 July 2005

David Brockman on the controversy 25 years on

Strange Magic – 1

1 May 2005

Russ J Graham follows science fiction on TV – part 1

Strange Magic – 2

1 May 2005

Russ J Graham follows science fiction on TV – part 2

The God Slot

1 February 2005

David Brockman on British religious television

Suds or substance?

1 December 2004

David Hastings tracks the rise of the docusoap

Small Time – The Complete History

1 January 2004

Definitive children’s programming

Small Time – The List

1 January 2004

The full list of Small Time programmes

For better or worse

30 August 2003

Perhaps television, on balance, was always awful, ponders Glenn Aylett

Everything I know

17 July 2003

…was taught to me by Blue Peter, says Russ J Graham

Southerner station

2 July 2003

David Brockman remembers the station that served…

Poetry in motion

14 March 2003

David Brockman on poetry replacing presentation

The Big Three

1 January 2003

David Brockman looks into a new genre from Anglia

Wrong-footed Four

1 January 2003

Carl Ellis on sci-fi and fantasy programmes on Channel Four

New horizons

1 January 2003

Carl Ellis on how satellite (nearly) always treats imports better

About Britain

1 January 2003

David Brockman on regional contributions of the ITV network

TV Asylum

1 January 2003

Carl Ellis looks into the world of import and export

Daytime Hours

1 January 2002

Andrew Hesford-Booth watches television during the day

Sharp Set

1 January 2002

Andrew Hesford-Booth on presentation comedy programmes