From our archive

TV-am

1 February 2023

40 years ago…

BBC income and expenditure 1959-1960

20 January 2023

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

BBC Breakfast Time

17 January 2023

40 years ago…

TV-am comes on air (briefly)

14 January 2023

40 years ago…

Happy New Year!

1 January 2023

…from Transdiffusion. Oh, and from BBC Scotland in 2000

Christmas with Fusion

24 December 2022

The ghosts of Christmases past: 10 covers from Christmas editions of Fusion, the Rediffusion staff newsletter

Happy (first) birthday, Channel 4!

2 November 2022

A trade advertisement from ITV

Mae pobl ym mhob man yn paratoi ar gyfer golwg newydd ar Gymru

1 November 2022

Pre-launch print advertisements for S4C

HTV Wales speaks your kind of language

1 November 2022

HTV continues in English only

Twenty Questions

10 July 2022

Souvenir leaflet for a comedy panel game at the Dome in Brighton in 1961

Start the day the Central way

10 July 2022

Stewart White brings Central Television on the air in 1982 for schools programmes

London Calling… urgently

9 July 2022

“Hello, Fenella? I shan’t be able to get back for dinner. A sort of war’s broken out.”

ILR posters

8 July 2022

Capital Radio and 2CR advertise to you

Radio Nottingham news

13 June 2022

BBC Radio Nottingham poster from 1968

Who does what in ILR?

13 June 2022

A guide to Independent Local Radio in 1981

Electioneering by radio

28 May 2022

The Free Radio Association swings into action against Labour in 1970

Everybody needs a place to think

27 May 2022

A rough scan of the introductory booklet for the new BBC Four issued a few weeks before launch

The BBC: you make it what it is

25 May 2022

A 1996 leaflet extolling the virtues of our BBC

BBC VHF-FM transmitters in 1974

24 May 2022

Your cut-out n’ keep guide to tuning into the three BBC FM services – some now in stereo! – in the UK

BRMB 261 and 94.8 in STEREO!

11 May 2022

A poster advertising BRMB Radio in Birmingham in the 1970s

Modern Wonder

10 May 2022

A 1938 diagram of a television studio caught our eye…

Croeso i S4C

3 August 2021

Do S4C have a copy of their own opening night? Some suggest they don’t. We do.

Quick march

25 December 2017

On retransmission stations of the internet, this is the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

► Twist and shouting

16 October 2017

On 22 September 1975, Eamonn Andrews on the Thames ‘Today’ programme hosts a bad-tempered debate about ITV

► Goodbye to the Light Programme

29 September 2017

Music Through Midnight with David Hamilton sees the BBC Light Programme off into history

► Goodbye to the Home Service

29 September 2017

The final closedown, 29 September 1967

► Goodbye Radio Caroline… hello Radio Caroline International

14 August 2017

Radio Caroline chooses not to sink in the face of the Marine Offences Act

► Goodbye Big L

14 August 2017

Wonderful Radio London – Big L – decides to call it a day

► Goodbye 355

5 August 2017

The last moments of off-shore station Radio 355

► Highland Recording Studios

16 June 2017

A demo package of jingles for Radio Forth, NorthSound and Moray Firth Radio from 1981

► CBC test transmissions

2 June 2017

New local radio station CBC in Cardiff prepares to come on air in 1980

► Sianel 4

19 May 2017

A documentary from 13 October 1982 discusses how S4C came to be

► Ray Moore does Eurovision

12 May 2017

Ray Moore opens and closes the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest for BBC Radio 2

Listening to War

28 April 2017

Alvar Lidell narrates the story of the establishment of the BBC Monitoring Service during World War II

► 20 Years Ago Today, 33 years ago today

20 April 2017

Ludovic Kennedy on the botched launched of BBC-2

► Tuesday Productions sampler

14 April 2017

Jingles are not just for radio, as Tuesday Productions show in this 1980s sampler

► Beacon Radio launch

12 April 2017

41 years ago, Beacon Radio 303 comes on air for the first time

► Ocean Sound This Year

7 April 2017

Ocean Sound looks back on the news from 1986

► Spotlight 1 and 2

31 March 2017

Listen to Radio 1 and Radio 2’s introductory programme from the evening of 30 September 1967

► The Risk Business: videodiscs

24 March 2017

In 1981 this spin-off from Tomorrow’s World tries to divine which 12″ videodisc will win the battle

► The Plain Man’s Guide to Advertising

17 March 2017

Bob Godfrey’s 1963 surreal mix of advertising tropes

► Television comes to Bradford

10 March 2017

John Walters goes to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in 1986

► The Peacock Committee reports back

3 March 2017

BBC Newsnight on the Peacock Report in 1986, which recommends ITV franchises go to the highest bidder and BBC Radios 1 and 2 are sold

► Shut That Door!

24 February 2017

Larry Grayson interviews Noele Gordon on ATV in 1972

► Beerling on jingles

17 February 2017

From the late 1970s, BBC Radio 1’s ‘Mailbag’ interviews producer Johnny Beerling about the station’s use of jingles.

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Liverpool, Friday 3 February 2023