This Exciting, Medium

An introduction to ATV Midlands


The Midlands Controller welcomes you to ATV

Associated TeleVision Limited

Who are ATV Midlands?

The way ahead

Why restricted broadcasting hours must go, especially in the Midlands

Val Parnell - Paladin of the Palladium

TVTimes interviews the man behind Sunday Night at the London Palladium

Girl behind the news

Meet the woman who sells dresses by day and reads the local ATV news by night in 1956

Brian Tesler makes his ITV bow

TVTimes announces ATV's latest poach from the BBC - a producer named Brian Tesler - in 1957

On the dot with that spot

Routine sheets get the ads to the viewer with split-second timing in 1957

Sound and vision

⧉ Over on the main Transdiffusion site, watch a recreation of ATV London starting the day in 1964

Weekend routine

A look behind the scenes at ATV London's last Saturday

They keep you in the picture

ATV's continuity announcers and newsreaders in 1963

Alpha Television studios

Visit our site all about Alpha Television studios, the home of ATV and ABC in the Midlands 1956-1968

Goodbye Aston, hello Broad Street

Joan Palmer hands over from Aston to Mike Prince at the Paradise Centre

How wrestling can get a hold on you

ATV's new wrestling sitcom 'The Losers' gives the TVTimes an excuse to look behind the world of professional wrestling in…

It's Crossroads' 3,000th Birthday

The TVTimes celebrates 3,000 years of 'Crossroads' in 1978 in a - frankly bonkers and baffling - celebratory article written…

You have to laff at Lenny's new faces

An interview with ATV's latest star in 1975: a 16-year-old impressionist from Dudley called Lenny Henry

Sergeant Cork

Meet Sgt Cork and the other members of CID in the 1890s appearing on ATV in 1963

Ghost Squad

ATV's Ghost Squad - based on a real Metropolitan Police undercover division - is profiled in 1963


Tony Hancock's new series for ATV premieres in 1963