Transdiffusion News 

23 September 2003

Whilst the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System has been around for about 40

years (we’re celebrating the big 4-0 next year for very complex reasons),

22 September is our anniversary on the web.

And, as usual, we like to bring you something special. So join us in the

widespread world of Transdiffusion…


Telemusications from Transdiffusion

Presenting: TELEVISION HOUSE – the widespread world of Rediffusion

ITV was born on 22 September 1955 when Leslie Mitchell first said “This is


THIS is Television House – looking in depth at all that was Rediffusion,

from radar to Small Time, Redvers Kyle to Thames, the TVTimes to ITN.

Join us on a guided tour of Television House, the new subsite from

Telemusications – or, if you like,


Turn in, Blog on, Drop out

From the new-look 7DAYS (TV/News/Web, bitesize) comes a weblog: the

MediaBlog. Media news, random thoughts of the writers and Staff Editors at

Action-Central, and site updates. Connect to the web and surf the media

with the 7DAYS MediaBlog.


Electromusications from Transdiffusion

Site: Ident Published: 21 September 2003


Richard Elen urges us not to blame the agencies

Site: seefour Published: 21 September 2003


Ian Beaumont follows the many eras of the fourth channel

Seefour is our new microsite about the fourth channel

Site: EMC Third Programme Published: 21 September 2003


Robin Carmody sees the horror at the heart of a heartless campaign

Site: Baird Published: 11 September 2003


A contemporary article by Maurice Gorham on the post-war rebirth of BBC TV

Site: 7DAYS #NEW LOOK!# Published: 30 August 2003


Glenn Aylett asks which was best – television then or now?

Site: Inside TV Published: 30 August 2003


Third time wasn’t so lucky for BBC3. Now give Ian Beaumont a go.

Site: TVHeroes Published: 30 August 2003


Carl Ellis takes us into the war years and beyond

Site: SoundsON Published: 17 August 2003


Richard Elen on the pure joy of folk music for daily start-ups

Site: Halcyon Days Published: 17 August 2003


Andrew Bowden stops to watch Saddam fall to earth

Site: GeoHistory Published: 17 August 2003

ITV 1956

Richard Elen traces the path of the ITV network

Site: Inside TV Published: 17 August 2003


But Ian Beaumont thinks broadcasters are missing the pound

Oh no…

Site: MeejaTypes Published: 3 September 2003


Captain Brownlegg DSO, RN (Rtd) reaches cloth cap and whippet land.

Site: MeejaTypes Published: 30 August 2003


It’s not what you know, but who you send your emails to

Plus lots more at

And don’t forget: common abuse isn’t libel.


It’s all for you…

Transdiffusion is your network of websites. We only exist because of the

fantastic contributions from readers we get every month – articles, comment

and chat on our Communities @ Transdiffusion email forums.

You can contribute to our Open Content network in several ways. If you’ve

got an original article of over 800 words on any broadcasting subject

except the programmes themselves, send it to or contact the EMC commissioning editor

at the same address for more information or ideas.

And there’s always our [NEW! IMPROVED!] forum for people who want to write

for EMC, PMC and RMC (that’s TV, archive and radio by another name). The

TBS Writers’ Forum has replaced the separate EMC and RMC versions and is

bigger and better than ever.

Drop a line to us and let us

know what you’d like to write about and what you’d like to see us do in

future. We’ll get right back to you and sign you up!

Why write for Transdiffusion?

Andrew Hesford-Booth explains why he became one of our most prolific


Communities @ Transdiffusion

Driven mad by barking DOGs? Want to know what transmitter is pointing at

you? Is local radio tracking your every move? Does television music haunt

you at night? Do you find the privitised trains a nightmare? Do you blame

the government?

If any of these questions apply to you, or if you’re actually sane but

would still like to talk about subjects loosely related to the above, then

it’s time to join a Transdiffusion Community. Email lists on all your

favourite subjects, all at the click of a button

You can also influence future development of the Network. If you have

ideas for development, subjects you would like us to cover or sites you

think we could develop, contact us and let

us know.


Free content for your website – and free articles for use in print…

Do you want a single (or several) quality media news or media history

articles for use on your site or in print… for free?

Most of our pages on are Open Content – you can

reuse them online for nothing except a linked button, or offline for

nothing except a printed link to our Network front page. You can even use

our images, if you reprint the article text on the same page.

See our Syndication page for the simple

terms and conditions, and get reprinting!

Open Content ::: The Spirit of the Internet


Talking books and newspapers for the visually impaired…

From an idea by one of EMC’s Meta Editors, we now offer a service to

compilers of Talking Books and Newspapers. Our Open Content Syndication

programme can provide interesting material for free use in talking books

and newspapers.

Visit our microsites or any other article on the Network – if you find an

article you know will interest your subscribers, contact us

and ask about our simple Syndication

policy, our ‘Course Notes’ printed versions of our articles for

photocopying, or our Reading Scripts service especially created for

Talking Books services across the world.


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