Independent Local Radio

A gallery of sights and sounds from ILR

ITA Transmitters: 1969

Maps of the VHF coverage of the ITA’s transmitters and the proposed UHF service areas

Granada TV, Manchester 3

Granada’s TV studios in Manchester, in depth

Thorn EMI Videodiscs

The future is here: Thorn EMI new Videodisc technology – VHD – explained

The Granada archive

A gallery of all things Granada

Independent Local Radio

A gallery of sights and sounds from ILR

The Granada archive

A gallery of all things Granada

Letters from broadcasters

Dear Television… Love, Transdiffusion. And their replies

Network USA

Printed advertisements for US television stations from the 1940s, 50s and 60s


When there’s nothing on television, there’s this

‘Fusion’ covers

The amazing art of Associated-Rediffusion and Rediffusion London’s staff magazine

Today’s TV magazine cover

TVTimes, Radio Times, Television Weekly, TVWorld… a different cover from a day in history

An ident a day

A gallery of television idents

News title cards

Screencaps and title cards from news programmes around the world


A gallery of all things Independent Television News

ITA Transmitters: 1969

Maps of the VHF coverage of the ITA’s transmitters and the proposed UHF service areas

Who does what in ITV in 1973?

The Independent Broadcasting Authority explains who does what in ITV in this booklet from 1973

Highlights of 1967

Rediffusion, London picks the best of their programmes from 1967

The ITA Audience in 1972

The facts and figures of who was watching ITV in 1972


The Independent Television Authority’s in-depth plans for ITV-2 in 1971

Talk of THAMES

In-depth into Thames Television, London’s weekday ITV 1968-1992

The ITV Story

A look back, from 1965, at the events of 1955


Behind the scenes at ATV

ABC at Large

ABC, your weekend TV in the north and midlands 1956-1968

Crossroads 3000

Your special souvenir website celebrating the Midlands soap opera

Highlights of 1966

Rediffusion, London picks the 12 best of their programmes from 1966

ITV in 1959

The Independent Television Authority explains who does what in ITV in 1959

Both sides of the camera

Inside ABC Weekend Television in Didsbury, Aston and Teddington in 1960

The ITV 1963 Yearbook

The full ITV 1963 yearbook, with programmes, transmitters and companies explained

Rediffusion, London

Inside Associated-Rediffusion and Rediffusion, London, 1955-1968

Thorn EMI Videodiscs

The future is here: Thorn EMI new Videodisc technology – VHD – explained

The BBC Television story

The BBC celebrates twenty years of television in 1956

This is the EBU

Your guide to international broadcasting in Europe in 1962

Rediffusion ’64

All about the relaunch of Associated-Rediffusion as Rediffusion, London in April 1964

Kenny Everett

The nation’s favourite radio and telly prankster remembered

ITA Colour

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What the viewer needs to know in 1969


The International Television Federation of documentary makers, 1960-1968

TEMPO: the impact of television on the arts

Angus Wilson looks at how ABC Weekend TV’s ‘Tempo’ has influenced art and artists

Marconi Mobile Television

In city, town or country, Marconi Outside Broadcast equipment is the toast of 1954

ABC’s religious training scheme

Inside ABC Television’s 1959 training scheme for religious leaders who want to appear on ITV

The Avengers

Steed, Dr Gale, Mrs Peel, Miss King, Purdey and Gambit – the TVTimes remembers The Avengers

10 years of Rediffusion for schools

Rediffusion looks back at its contribution to educational television

Broadcasting in the West

From 1949, the BBC looks at how it serves its most diverse radio region – the West of England

Music in the night

Behind the scenes at Radio Luxembourg in 1965

Introducing Radio Caroline

The most famous ‘pirate’ radio station introduces itself in 1964

Inside Radio Luxembourg

The studios and transmitters of Radio Luxembourg in detail

Hints on receiving BBC radio in 1951

BBC Engineering tells you how to get the best from your radio when you listen to the Home Service, the Light Programme and the Third Programme

Harlech’s first year

Accepting the challenge: Harlech rate themselves after a year on air

Southern Success

Southern Television is about to expand into the south-east and explains to viewers and advertisers who they are and what they do

Teledu yng ngwlad y gȃn

TWW celebrates its contribution to Welsh culture in this bilingual website. Mae TWW yn dathlu ei gyfraniad i ddiwylliant Cymru yn y wefan ddwyieithog hon.

The Border discovered

Facts and figures about the unusual Border Television region

Granada TV, Manchester 3

Granada’s TV studios in Manchester, in depth

Alpha Studios, Birmingham

The home of ABC and ATV in the midlands in the 1950s and 60s

Rediffusion’s studios

Television House and Wembley

ATV Centre

The Birmingham Post celebrates the opening of the new ATV Centre in 1970 with a special pull-out supplement

TWW/Teledu Cymru archives

Transdiffusion for researchers: source material for Television Wales and West and for Wales (West and North) Television

Rediffusion printed archives

Printed and written archives from Associated-Rediffusion and Rediffusion London

Routine Sheets Database

Our database of daily presentation logs and camera scripts

Channel 4 and S4C group

The much-anticipated Fourth UHF Channel(s) are discussed here

My 1960s group

If you remember it, you weren’t there. We beg to differ

World TV presentation group

RTF, ARD, NOS, TVE, RAI… the group for discussion of all things international

BBC News group

Discuss the look of BBC TV News across the years

Transdiffusion’s All Talk group

A place to talk about everything TV and radio related

Breakfast TV group

Breakfast Time, TV-am, GMTV, RI:SE… all of breakfast television is discussed in this group

Satellite TV group

Memories of the channels and presentation of the channels on the Astra satellite family

Irish broadcasting group

RTE, TV3, TnaG, UTV, there’s so much to talk about in this group devoted to television in Ireland

BBC radio history group

From 2LO to DAB, from the National Programme to Radio 1Xtra… come talk about BBC radio

Television sport group

The Big Match, World of Sport, Scotsport, Sportsnight, Grandstand… the presentation of sport on TV is discussed here

ILR group

The group for fans of Independent Local Radio from 1973 until today

Anglia TV group

The knight and the flag: discuss Anglia Television here

Rediffusion group

Associated-Rediffusion and Rediffusion, London: the capital’s weekday choice from 1955 to 1968

Channel TV group

The baby of the class: talk about Channel Television here

ITV regional news group

About Anglia, Northern Life, ATV Today, Three after Six, Thames Today, Westward Diary… the place to remember your regional news programme

STV group

A group to talk about Scottish Television

Adverts group

If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our group

HTV West group

Love HTV West? Remember the HTV General Service? Did you watch TWW on Channel 10? Have we got a group for you!

ITN group

Talking about the on-screen look and personalities of Independent Television News

ABC Weekend TV group

Your weekend TV in the north and midlands 1956-1968: come remember the masters of ITV

Grampian TV group

From the very far north, here’s where you can remember Grampian

BBCtv presentation group

Join us to talk about the look and feel of BBCtv presentation across the years

TWW & Teledu Cymru group

Did you grow up in and around Wales in the 1960s? This group remembers TWW in the south and Teledu Cymru in the north and west

LWT – Your Weekend ITV group

From the South Bank, this is the ADC group for fans of London Weekend Television

ATV & Central – ITV in the Midlands group

ADC’s group for remembering ATV and Central

Thames Television group

London’s weekday ITV from 1968 to 1992 is discussed in this ADC group

CARLᵀON Television

Nobody likes them, but they certainly made an impact on ITV. Talk about Carlton in this ADC group

Meridian Television group

ADC’s group devoted to the history and on-screen identity of Meridian, ITV for south and southeast England

Granada TV Appreciation Group

Your memories of Granada TV since 1956


Our sound archive… well, about 2% of it (so far)

Transdiffusion on Tumblr

A running log of all of our output, plus archive items of interest


Selected images from the Transdiffusion archives


A selection from our video archives


Like us on Facebook!


Follow us on Twitter!

Spotify playlist

Listen here to a selection of the best broadcasting tunes


A collection of interesting pictures from across Transdiffusion

My 1960s

We grew up in the 1960s… and loved every minute of it!

Our main website, packed to the gills with over 3,000 articles about every aspect of broadcasting history

Zenith: 1964 – the year everything changed

Our guide to 1964: the year everything in British culture changed

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