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Man of property

Published 1 September 2017

⧉ Over on our subsite ABC at Large, meet Tony O’Toole, Property Master at Teddington in 1962

The Passing of the 9th Floor Back…

Published 25 August 2017

⧉ Over on our subsite ABC at Large, celebrate the new Television House opening in March 1962 in Mount Street in Manchester

Barmy? Brilliant? Batman!

Published 27 June 2017

The TVTimes introduces a new, batty action series in 1966

CITV 1963

Published 19 June 2017

A look at what children were watching on ITV in 1963

Great weekend plans from ABC

Published 3 May 2017

Ronnie Taylor celebrates 7 years of ABC in 1963

✎ Brian Matthew 1928-2017 [UPDATED AGAIN]

Published 5 April 2017

Disc jockey and presenter dies

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1958

Published 22 March 2017

A look at what was on ABC Weekend TV on Saturday 22 March 1958

Six acts that made opportunity knock

Published 27 February 2017

A look back, from 1971, at six acts discovered by Hughie Green and his team

✎ Crushing your hopes at Christmas

Published 19 December 2016

Sorry, no, it didn’t happen, no matter how much you wanted it to.

Cathy Gale brought out the violent streak in me and I was out to kill

Published 21 November 2016

In 1968, Honor Blackman tells TVWorld about Cathy Gale, Pussy Galore and being a mother.

Faith – and 7,000,000 viewers

Published 15 September 2016

The TVTimes in 1961 looks at the men behind the two most popular religious programmes on ITV – ‘The Sunday Break’ and ‘About Religion’

The admag girls

Published 20 June 2016

The TVTimes talks to the girls behind the midland admags in 1957

Tonight’s ABC Midlands… in 1956

Published 13 May 2016

A look at what was on ABC in the midlands on Sunday 13 May 1956

The men who make music go round

Published 13 April 2016

Jack Parnell and Bob Sharples in action

The Immaculate Avengers

Published 17 February 2016

The TVTimes looks into the fashions of The Avengers in 1963


Published 6 February 2016

A new charity anthology of writing about The Avengers is released today

Type specimen

Published 18 August 2015

In the Midlands and the North, the ultimate TV station starts the day

In good voice for their calling

Published 10 August 2015

The TVTimes in August 1959 interviews ABC’s John Benson and Mitchell Raper

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1963

Published 13 July 2015

What was on ABC North on Saturday 13 July 1963

Tonight’s TV… in 1967

Published 17 June 2015

A look at what was on television on 17 June 1967

Three giants

Published 2 March 2015

Leslie Mitchell, John Benson and Redvers Kyle

Choosing the companies

Published 5 January 2015

CREATING INDEPENDENT TELEVISION: The ITA picks the players for the new ITV in 1954

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1966

Published 25 December 2014

What was on ABC in the North on Christmas Day 1966

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1963

Published 21 December 2014

What was on ABC North on Saturday 21 December 1963

Hello and goodbye

Published 8 December 2014

ABC, ATV London and Rediffusion bow out; Thames, LWT and Yorkshire come in

Tonight’s ABC Midlands… in 1965

Published 23 October 2014

What was on ABC in the midlands on Saturday 23 October 1965

Tonight’s ABC North… in 1966

Published 11 September 2014

What was on ABC in the North on Sunday 11 September 1966

A is for Alpha

Published 15 August 2010

How a former ABC cinema in Aston, Birmingham, became a power house of ITV production.

RIP Johnny Dankworth

Published 7 February 2010

Sir John Dankworth dies aged 82.

The popular and unpopular with TBS writers

Published 6 February 2008

Over the last few months we’ve been rolling out a new feature at Transdiffusion. Nicknamed “More About”, it involves putting in a link next to articles to find out similar articles on particular subject.

Battle of the Alphas

Published 1 February 2007

British and US film series were a treat for 60s viewers

Tiptoe through the Startups – 4

Published 2 December 2006

Roddy Buxton plunges into the TBS archives one more time.

Howard Thomas Part 7: Lew Grade

Published 2 October 2005

The ultimate rite of passage


Published 3 September 2005

From 1955 to 2005 by way of changing priorities and consumerism

Thames studios

Published 3 September 2005

From the Euston Road to the banks of the Thames

The ITV Top 10: 4 – ABC

Published 3 September 2005

All bloody entertaining

Howard Thomas Part 6: The ITA

Published 2 September 2005

By the time ABC arrived, many decisions had been made. Howard wanted them changed.

Strange Magic – 1

Published 1 May 2005

Russ J Graham follows science fiction on TV – part 1

Four into three goes…

Published 1 April 2005

Three regions, four contractors. How? Why? asks Richard G Elen

Television Gets A Complex

Published 1 January 2005

The earliest architecture of television

Lew Grade Part 4: embracing the 1950s

Published 1 December 2004

ITC meets ABDC


Published 24 May 2004

Your Weekend TV

Indepth on ABC Weekend Television

Published 24 May 2004

The three section triangle

The New Rays of Light

Published 1 January 2004

Television moves in on the cinema and theatre


Published 1 February 2003

Branding with malice aforethought

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