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Out of Coventry

Published 23 May 2024

Mercia Sound is on the air!

Chris, Sally and Spit – organising meyhem every Saturday

Published 15 May 2024

It’s Saturday morning madness!

We are about to entertain you

Published 10 May 2024

Prolonging the anticipation before the programmes begin

Double eye for the dual region

Published 15 December 2023

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

Another chance to see… regional ITV

Published 21 July 2023

What’s on ITV tonight? There was once over a dozen answers to this question

UFO sightings

Published 27 June 2023

Newspaper reports about the sighting of a strange white sphere over the Midlands in December 1981

Seven star days each week!

Published 16 May 2023

From the department of making the most of a bad job

Did you see… 1965

Published 13 May 2023

The pick of the day’s television today in 1965

The Authority’s Stations: The Midlands

Published 11 May 2023

ITV transmitters in 1962: Midlands region

Did you see… 1984

Published 8 April 2023

The pick of the day’s television today in 1984

Did you see… 1980

Published 18 February 2023

The pick of the day’s television today in 1980

Emergency – Ward 10

Published 25 December 2022

Our Christmas present to you: celebrate 500 episodes of the medical drama with our new microsite

INDEPENDENT TELEVISION: Present and Future Policy on Development

Published 14 February 2022

A gallop through how ITV got to opening day and what’s next for the new network

Announcing Ray Moore

Published 12 November 2021

Ray Moore gets a job at Granada, and at Tyne Tees, parlays that into a job at ATV and then makes the jump to the BBC

Breakfast with Anna

Published 15 October 2021

The new ITV contracts are announced, to mixed reviews from the Daily Mirror

The Story of Independent TV

Published 22 September 2021

Behind the scenes of that new ‘Independent Television’ you’ve heard so much about

Annual report 1969

Published 1 September 2021

1968 was a busy year for ATV Network, as this excerpt from their annual report for 1969 reveals

ATV Sunspots

Published 27 August 2021

The hottest thing in holiday advertising!

In association with…

Published 7 June 2021

Competition or cooperation? In May 1956 it’s still not clear which will be ITV’s main thrust

To the North

Published 10 May 2021

A twisty tale of how to get two- and three-way networking established for ITV in the 1950s

ITV puts its announcers in the picture

Published 13 January 2021

A change in policy at A-R and ATV as they bring their announcers into view

Magnificent trio

Published 24 December 2020

Over on our ATV site, meet the three announcers who will be working over Christmas in 1974

Watch carefully – it’s TV’s big night

Published 12 November 2020

Blair Thomson surveys the prospects of ATV-viewing after the 1968 regional reorganisation

Curtain up to-night on Midland ITV

Published 16 October 2020

Over on our site about Alpha, the joint studios of ABC and ATV in Birmingham, it’s launch night for ITV in the Midlands

‘Flutter Colour’ TV in Birmingham

Published 20 July 2020

The future of black-and-white is here: subjective colour

A Superb Souvenir of the Year’s Television

Published 20 March 2020

Pete Singleton travels back to 1958 to find out what was making waves in television

The results are in

Published 26 August 2019

ATV’s first annual report after the 1968 contract changes reveals the ups and downs of the new ITV

I.T.V. in the Midlands opened

Published 22 July 2019

ATV comes to the Midlands in 1956, with the Birmingham Post waiting to welcome them

Crossroads: special souvenir website

Published 15 July 2019

Celebrate 3,000 years of Crossroads with our special souvenir website from 1978

ATV Centre: bringing colour to life in the Midlands

Published 3 June 2019

The Birmingham Post celebrates the opening of the new ATV Centre in 1970 with a special pull-out supplement, digitised by us for you

It’s Crossroads’ 3,000th Birthday

Published 2 November 2018

The TVTimes celebrates 3,000 years of ‘Crossroads’ in 1978 in a – frankly bonkers and baffling – celebratory article ‘written’ by ‘Meg Mortimer’

Shaun O’Riordan 1927-2018

Published 24 September 2018

One of the longest-serving ATV directors has died

Frost joins tycoons in shock ITV shake-up

Published 23 July 2018

The Daily Mirror reports on the decisions taken by the ITA in the ITV franchise round of 1967

Girl behind the news

Published 6 July 2018

Meet the woman who sells dresses by day and reads the local ATV news by night in 1956

Back in time for TV: 1967

Published 30 June 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 18-25 May 1967 for a look at what was on the telly

Shotgun wedding

Published 18 June 2018

Has the IBA managed to bring peace to the Westward board room? And even if so, will they force Westward to merge with a rival bidder? Peter Fiddick of The Guardian speculates in October 1980

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1958

Published 16 May 2018

A look at what was on Associated TeleVision in the Midlands on Friday 16 May 1958

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1968

Published 9 May 2018

A look at what was on ATV from Birmingham on Thursday 9 May 1968

Back in time for TV: 1962

Published 21 April 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 18-24 March 1962 for a look at what was on the telly

Shaw Taylor

Published 19 April 2018

Meet ATV’s Shaw Taylor, former actor, continuity announcer and now host of ‘Pencil and Paper’ in 1962

Back in time for TV: 1961

Published 7 April 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 1961 for a look at what was on the telly

Back in time for TV: 4-10 March 1961

Published 7 April 2018

HE Cooper takes a time machine back to 4-10 March for a look at what was on the telly

Happy birthday! to ‘Seeing Sport’

Published 20 March 2018

⧉ The TVTimes welcomes the second series of ATV’s ‘Seeing Sport’ in 1957

Presenting the difference

Published 27 February 2018

⧉ How do you differentiate your two-day ITV company against a five-day behemoth?

Tonight’s ATV Midlands… in 1958

Published 31 January 2018

A look at what was on ATV in Birmingham on Friday 31 January 1958

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