Richard Dimbleby by his friends and colleagues – over on our new microsite

Adventures with Dimbleby

BBC Producer Stephen McCormack reveals what has gone on in making the London Town and About Britain programmes in 1955

Robin Day in orbit

In an excerpt from his autobiography, Sir Robin Day recounts the moment he became famous

The last of Richard Baker’s summer wine

As Richard Baker retires from newsreading in 1982, Ariel looks back at his BBC career


For Hatch it all started in church

It all began when a prayer book whizzed passed Tony Hatch’s head

How time flies by for the night owls

As Morning News goes network, David Cass’s piece on the night service definitely won’t send you to sleep

‘Uncle Red’ would like a hit pop

The Rediffusion announcer ‘writes’ music by humming it into a microphone

Who invented television?

An expert answers the question which many people ask as they watch their TV screen

Front men – what are they really like?

Two men whose faces are well known in the north

Jon Pertwee – Warts and all

The 70-year-old actor talks to TVTimes about the character he has lived and loves

You will see more on TV screen

The size of your TV picture is changing, but there’s no reason to worry

Television in Britain

Gerald Beadle of the BBC explains developments in British television to a New York audience

Q and A on colour TV

When is it coming into service? How much will a set cost? Will it mean the end of black and white?

Double eye for the dual region

What we could have won: ATV’s application for the Midlands ITV contract in 1980

BBC Radio York

From the 1980s, how to tune in to BBC Radio York

BBC Radio Tweed

From the 1980s, how to tune in to BBC Radio Tweed

BBC Radio Sussex

From the 1980s, how to tune in to BBC Radio Sussex

BBC Radio Newcastle

From the 1980s, how to tune in to BBC Radio Newcastle

Yorkshire’s star-spangled Christmas

What to watch over Christmas on YTV

Every home needs a TV at Christmas

Issued in the interests of better entertainment

LSO – The Music Men

Rediffusion London goes behind the scenes of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1965


Rediffusion, the ABC, the CBC and WNET/Group W get together to make documentaries about our world

Broadcasting in the West

Our microsite goes inside the BBC Home Service Western region

The time has come to smother Crossroads

Why doesn’t anyone listen to TV critics, asks splenetic TV critic Milton Shulman

Music in the night

Inside Radio Luxembourg in 1965

ABC INVESTIGATES – with the gloves off

A new series aims to find out everything!

A change of programmes

The death of the backbone of ITV

Don’t stop this book

An ‘on this day in history’ book about pop? Great. A meticulously researched and thus accurate for once ‘on this day in history’ book about pop? Yes please!

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Liverpool, Thursday 22 February 2024