Breakfast TV

Features about ITV's early-morning contractors – TV-am and GMTV

Factsheet '66

A look at ITV as it stood in 1966


Features about ITV's behemoth: Granada TV, Manchester 3

ITV in 1988

Inside the ITV companies in 1988


The plans and the arguments over what became Channel 4 and S4C

Northern Ireland

Features about ITV in Northern Ireland – Ulster/UTV


Features about ITV in Scotland – Scottish/STV and Grampian

South and South East

Features about ITV in the south and south-east of England – Southern, TVS and Meridian

South West

Features about ITV in south-west England – Westward, TSW and Westcountry

The Midlands

Features about ITV in the Midlands – ABC, ATV and Central

Wales and the West

Features about ITV in Wales and the west of England – TWW, WWN/Teledu Cymru and Harlech/HTV

Tyne Tees merge with Yorkshire TV

8 July 2024

A shock announcement from Leeds and Newcastle

Britain’s experiment with Commercial TV

10 June 2024

An American broadcaster looks on in wonder at the development of ITV

The perfect blend

28 November 2023

A love story, in 30-second gulps

10 great years for you, for TVTimes and for the stars of ITV

21 September 2023

TVTimes celebrates 10 years as a national magazine

The regions on the network

14 August 2023

HTV’s programme controller on why we should see more from the smaller ITV companies

Behind the cameras

13 March 2023

Photographs of the people behind the pictures

An arm’s length from Carlisle

9 January 2023

Border Television punches above its weight

Small but strong

21 March 2022

CHANNEL TELEVISION AT 60 • The closest we got to local community TV

INDEPENDENT TELEVISION: Present and Future Policy on Development

14 February 2022

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

No Damage So Far, But We Must Learn to Live with Commercial Television

25 October 2021

ITV is here. Will it kill the cinema?

In association with…

7 June 2021

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

Slick – that is the new TV

12 April 2021

It’s launch day for ITV in London, but there’s a fire in the stables in Ambridge…

Television for local communities

18 January 2021

Border Television’s managing director on his station’s place in the world

The Year in Commercial Television

7 December 2020

1958 approaches… has the corner turned for ITV?

Here comes the big new era

12 October 2020

The new ITV is about to begin in 1968. Will it be all new, part new or the same old faces?

Shoestring splendours

2 April 2019

In 1969 Ted Willis told the House of Lords it was time for ITV to consolidate. Did a trip to the Westward and Scottish studios change his mind?

‘ITV was the start of the Coca-colonisation of Britain’

29 October 2018

In 1980, Jack Tinker, theatre critic of the Daily Mail, turns his unsympathetic eye to the launch of ITV in 1955

Private Eye’s take on the 1979 ITV strike

25 October 2018

Satirical magazine Private Eye’s view of the ITV strike in 1979

How I grew up with ITV

3 September 2018

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

Made in Yorkshire!

29 July 2018

TVTimes introduces the new Yorkshire Television in July 1968

Frost joins tycoons in shock ITV shake-up

23 July 2018

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

Down-Channel economics

28 June 2018

CHANNEL TELEVISION AT 60 • In 1970, the Daily Telegraph asks if Channel Television can survive

Minority Television in Action

21 May 2018

The IBA celebrates diversity on ITV in 1983

Australian view: Pioneer ITV stops the traffic

26 April 2018

Television, in the shape of TCN 9 in Sydney, comes to Australia. The TVTimes in 1956 celebrates

Destination 1974

12 February 2018

The strike over, the TVTimes looks ahead to the new-look ITV in 1968 and beyond

This is Independent Television

15 January 2018

The Independent Television Authority hits back at critics of ITV in 1958

New British TV: Show business is booming

22 September 2017

Australia reacts to the launch of Britain’s commercial television

Receiving the ITA programmes

17 July 2017

Rumours that ITV will be hard to receive swirl in March 1955. TV Mirror magazine tries to set the record straight

Commercial television: They’re buying in Britain

26 June 2017

What are the prospects for the new ITV? A US magazine finds out in early September 1955

ITV: the answer to complaints

9 May 2017

The ITA answers back to critics who say ITV is too violent and commercial

Great weekend plans from ABC

3 May 2017

Ronnie Taylor celebrates 7 years of ABC in 1963

ITV 1955: The view from Australia

22 September 2016

How The Age reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from Canada

22 September 2016

How the Ottawa Citizen reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from Scotland

22 September 2016

How the Glasgow newspapers reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from America

22 September 2016

How the Daytona Beach Morning Journal reacted to the birth of ITV

The power of TV

5 May 2016

The Central Electricity Generating Board on how what we watch affects their work in 1962

Anglia at 21

27 October 2015

The TVTimes celebrates Anglia’s 21st birthday in 1980

Everybody out!

1 October 2015

Remembering the strike-torn, strife-worn, cold, wet and miserable… 1980s

Stirred but not shaken

28 December 2014

The Observer in 1980 has an exclusive on what would happen in the next franchise round

Hello and goodbye

8 December 2014

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

Why ITV Matters 2

1 January 2006

Concluding the views of ITV’s former Director of Programmes

Why ITV Matters 1

1 December 2005

David Liddiment gives a personal view

ATV London

1 January 2004

The forgotten ATV

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