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


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

The Archers Go On The Air

The BBC Light Programme’s daily soap opera

Did you see… 1978

The pick of the day’s television today in 1978

ITV in 1988: London Weekend

Inside LWT in 1988

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?

Land-Lines for Broadcasting in Germany

A detailed technical explanation of how Germany’s landline networking is monitored and supervised

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…

BBC income and expenditure 1959-1960

The BBC tell staff where the money came from and went in 1959-60

BBC Breakfast Time

40 years ago…

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

‘Tom Stone is not the man he was’

says John Slater who has played the Det-Sgt. since the twice-weekly series on BBC-1 began 200 episodes ago

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

240, 405, 625, 1080… GO!

Geoff Nash tries to explain 2023’s TV technology to a 1936 viewer

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Monday 20 March 2023