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Saving ITV

Published 29 March 2024

Will the forthcoming collapse of LWT bring down the whole of ITV? Does the ITA or the government even care?

Rediffusion: the first ten years

Published 29 February 2024

Celebrating ten year of the London weekday ITV company in 1965

A change of programmes

Published 16 December 2023

The death of the backbone of ITV

The Facts

Published 19 October 2023

A timeline of the plans for merging Rediffusion and ABC’s operations


Published 12 October 2023

The merger of Rediffusion and ABC’s operations continues, but it’s not looking good for Rediffusion’s staff


Published 5 October 2023

The news is in: Rediffusion is to merge operations with ABC. But what does this mean for the staff?

Scenes from a painter’s life

Published 26 April 2023

Meet Bill Bolton, a scenery painter at Wembley

Christmas with Fusion

Published 24 December 2022

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

Target: Production Efficiency

Published 16 November 2022

Rediffusion’s programme board means business

Decadent and trashy – Is this YOUR view of Riviera Police

Published 28 September 2022

There’s only one thing worse than the thighs and boobs in Rediffusion’s Riviera Police – and that’s when there aren’t any, writes Milton Shulman

The case for 405 line VHF colour

Published 8 December 2021

The general manager of Rediffusion on why we should go into colour now, in 1966

ITV: the Programmes and the Companies

Published 27 September 2021

The ITA gives us a quick look at how ITV is organised in 1966

Another chance to see… Take Your Pick

Published 2 September 2021

One of the two quintessential ITV quiz shows

A new service for London

Published 30 July 2021

A nine-year-old turns on Rediffusion in 1968… and gets a surprise

For the last time…

Published 3 May 2021

It’s 29 July 1968 and Rediffusion London comes on air for the very last time

What makes LONDONERS tick?

Published 19 April 2021

Rediffusion’s last-minute attempt to get up close and personal with its region

The franchise affair

Published 23 October 2020

300 possible applicants for the 1968 ITV contracts… and the Midlands is the one they all want

From the Televault: Rediffusion studios tour

Published 3 September 2019

We’re on our way to Wembley… and to Television House in Kingsway

Highlights of 1967

Published 1 July 2019

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1967, including the Seven Deadly Virtues, The Gamblers, Betjeman’s London and Lady Windermere’s Fan…

Highlights of 1966

Published 17 June 2019

Rediffusion London picks the 12 best programmes of 1966, with stars such as David Frost, Bernard Levin, Ian Hendry, Joe Orton and James Mason…

Sydney is beaut

Published 1 February 2019

Rediffusion seconded their assistant head of casting to ATN 7 in Melbourne in 1967. Here she reports back on the television scene in Australia

Sentenced to death

Published 8 January 2019

Rediffusion’s chairman tears the ITA to shreds in his final address to shareholders in December 1967

Tele marks of 1966

Published 28 September 2018

Fusion magazine looks back over an eventful year for Rediffusion

The show that left me speechless

Published 11 September 2018

Your TVTimes correspondent in 1964 is frankly baffled by ‘Don’t Say a Word’

1964 and all that

Published 6 September 2018

A personal look back at 1964 from David Heathcote

How I grew up with ITV

Published 3 September 2018

Vic Gardiner of LWT remembers the first 25 years of ITV in 1980 – and his part in the network’s development

That was the decade that was

Published 28 August 2018

James Green of the London Evening News looks back at a decade (and slightly more) of Rediffusion and ITV in 1967

A goggle of graphics

Published 14 August 2018

An exhibition celebrates Rediffusion’s graphic designers in December 1966

Factsheet 1966: The Independent Television Authority

Published 9 August 2018

An introduction to Independent Television in 1966

Talk of Thames

Published 30 July 2018

Celebrating 50 years of London’s Weekday ITV: Thames – a talent for television

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

24 hours in the life of the Frost show

Published 2 July 2018

The Daily Mirror watches David Frost prepare for his Rediffusion show in 1967

Computer suite – no admittance

Published 13 June 2018

It’s all go as the advertising department at Rediffusion installs a computer in 1966

How TV Commercials get made

Published 5 June 2018

Rediffusion’s advertising agency on what makes good and bad television ads in 1965

Ready Steady Goes LIVE!

Published 15 May 2018

No more miming as Ready Steady Go moves from Television House to Wembley in 1965


Published 13 April 2018

A special feature website on the relaunch of Rediffusion London in April 1964

Back to see

Published 1 March 2018

⧉ A Rediffusion crew of two take to the high seas

Once a poacher…

Published 26 January 2018

⧉ Cyril Coke finds himself moving up through the ranks with his new series in 1965

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
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