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

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

Shaw Taylor

Meet ATV's Shaw Taylor, former actor, continuity announcer and now host of 'Pencil and Paper' in 1962

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

Arthur Haynes

The ATV Television Show Book for 1963 looks at one of ATV's biggest stars: Arthur Haynes

Where were Elton and Miss Piggy when the lights went out?

Elton John gives an interview to TVTimes to coincide with his appearance on The Muppet Show in 1977

Morecambe and Wise

Meet the stars of ATV's hit comedy sketch show in 1962

It's a tough life being a Saint

Ian Ogilvy discusses his fear of fame as he completes a series of the Return of the Saint in 1978

A Golden Hour

ATV responds to accusation that their programming is too light with a heavy hour of peak-time arts in 1963

Happy birthday! to 'Seeing Sport'

The TVTimes welcomes the second series of ATV's 'Seeing Sport' in 1957