Local luminaries and famous stars send Tyne Tees and The Viewer their best wishes

Ship’s siren may be call sign for TTT

Big promises from Tyne Tees Television in 1958 as they get ready to launch

Inside City Road

The first edition of The Viewer in 1959 takes us on a tour around the new Tyne Tees studios

Commercials? You’ll love ’em!

'The Viewer' in 1959 explains television advertisements to a new audience


The ITA Tower

The new concrete Emley Moor mast is commissioned

Did you see… 1974

The pick of the day’s television today in 1974

ITV in 1988: TSW

Inside TSW in 1988

Presenting BILL WARD in his sensational production JUGGLING with the STARS

Meet the man behind the BBC Television Service’s most memorable live shows

Did you see… 1984

The pick of the day’s television today in 1984

ITV in 1988: Thames

Inside Thames in 1988

Behind the cameras

Photographs of the people behind the pictures

Did you see… 1963

The pick of the day’s television today in 1963

ITV in 1988: Scottish

Inside STV in 1988

Thank Your Lucky Stars!

The background to the innovative ABC pop show of the 1960s

Japan’s Eight Years of Broadcasting

Radio is sweeping Japan, with 1.4m registered listeners

Permissiveness, Violence and the Producer

Where does the responsibility lie for presenting violent or permissive material to a wide audience in the home environment?

National Radio Show

Covers of some 1950s and 1960s catalogues for the Earl’s Court Radio Show

1922 BBC 1962

A leaflet celebrating 40 years of our BBC

Twelve good reasons for choosing the ‘870A’

We’ll add a 13th: this lovely leaflet from around 1963

ORACLE index

Your cut-out-and-keep ORACLE index for May 1985

VHS Vault

Slip covers of blank VHS videotapes


40 years ago…

Sir Philip Gives ABPC’s TV Plans and Policy

The chairman of the Associated British Picture Corporation on his plans for the new ABC Weekend in 1955

I liked the garlanded Nelson play, but…

Television plays: yay or nay? Nay, says Milton Shulman

We’re no bright-eyed super heroes – we’re The Sweeney

The Sweeney returns to Thames in 1978

Oh, that maladjusted sense of humour!

Roy Hudd in a silent comedy commissioned by Frank Muir: sounds good, right? Wrong, says Milton Shulman

Cadbury’s drinking chocolate

Print adverts for Cadbury’s drinking chocolate

Who does what in ITV

Our microsite goes inside the ITV system

Christopher Gunning 1944–2023

A brilliant composer, particularly of TV music, has died.

Vale Charles Foster

Charles Foster of Granada has died

Dickie Davies 1933–2023

An article from 1982 about World of Sport, as presented by the late Dickie Davies

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Tuesday 28 March 2023