The Midlands

Celebrity hosts

6 June 2022

All manner of people turn up at Central TV in Birmingham in order to link the children’s programmes

Where is Central Television?

5 April 2021

A local newspaper takes issue with the new Central Independent Television in the East Midlands

Choice to-day of commercial TV companies

9 December 2020

A scoop on the announcements of the first ITV franchises in 1954: Granada is to get the Midlands

The results are in

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

22 July 2019

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

Hurricane Lew

5 November 2018

A satirical profile of Sir Lew Grade from Barry Took in Punch magazine in 1972

They always have an answer

30 March 2017

Inside ATV’s Postbag in 1963

Announcers’ choice

25 December 2016

The pick of your holiday viewing in 1964 from your ATV and ABC announcers

Central eyes

13 April 2015

The struggles – at company level, in the studios and with politicians – as ATV became Central

Midland round-up

22 December 2014

A look at ATV Midlands in the early 1960s

Famous faces

20 October 2014

The six people who kept Londoners and Midlanders in the picture in 1963

See what the girls in the backroom will have…

25 August 2014

Some charming sexism from ATV in 1963: what a PA does at Elstree

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Tuesday 7 February 2023