Daily start-ups

For the last time…

3 May 2021

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

Moving mountains

16 July 2018

HTV starts the day in 1973

Channel 62

21 June 2018

CHANNEL TELEVISION AT 60 • Channel Television starts the day in 1962

Between the lines

14 June 2018

Granada Television starts the day on the evening of its new 7-day contract

A very singular region

27 July 2017

Ulster Television starts the day one morning in 1978


8 March 2016

Harlech starts the day one evening in 1968

Favourite Channel

22 December 2015

CHANNEL TELEVISION AT 60 • Channel Television starts the day in 1974… in black and white

Forward march

30 November 2015

An unpopular war in the Middle East forces a change of identity for the biggest ITV company

Rockalong with Thames

23 November 2015

Thames swings into colour

The bold and the beautiful

9 November 2015

ATV Midlands starts the day with a rousing tune and a pretty slide

Star turn

2 November 2015

The ultimate startup from the backbone of ITV

On Ilkla Moor Bah t’at

26 October 2015

Combining ABC and Rediffusion the opposite way to Thames

Salute to ABC

19 October 2015

Thames keeps up the traditions set by ABC Television

Sound and vision

12 October 2015

ATV London starts the day with a rousing march from Eric Coates

Men of Harlech (ironically)

5 October 2015

Teledu Cymru starts the day in 1965

A new forest romp

28 September 2015

The last gasp of the old-style start-up from one of the last new IBA companies

Rising star

22 September 2015

Associated-Rediffusion starts the day with pomp and circumstance

From the very north

14 September 2015

Start each day with the north-eastern Scotland contractor

Strike Service

7 September 2015

What to do when the network goes down and you have to improvise

Sunshine and grit

31 August 2015

From the North and showing it – Granada shows its roots


24 August 2015

The cuckoo in the nest re-invents the daily start up

Type specimen

18 August 2015

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

Tiptoe through the Startups – 4

2 December 2006

Roddy Buxton plunges into the TBS archives one more time.

Tiptoe through the Startups – 3

2 November 2006

Roddy Buxton continues his trawl through the Transdiffusion archives

Tiptoe through the Startups – 2

1 October 2006

Roddy continues his journey through the Transdiffusion archives.

Tiptoe through the Startups – 1

2 September 2006

Roddy Buxton looks into the TBS basement files

Children’s air

1 March 2006

Younger television viewers of the early 1950s had their very own startup

Rediffusion’s Blithe Spirit

1 June 2003

How Associated Rediffusion started the day in its first few months

Undercover A-R

1 January 2003

The early days of start-ups on Associated Rediffusion

The grammar of television

1 January 2002

How presentation – and daily start-ups – provided the full stops and commas of TV

A Post Office genre

1 January 2002

Bureaucracy, slow and deliberate, creates a new art form

Radio with pictures

1 January 2002

Constant and unchanging – an environment where branding was king

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Monday 24 June 2024