Weekend routine

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

The Mogul

Jack Tinker profiles Lew Grade and his role in setting up ATV

Foreword

The Midlands Controller welcomes you to ATV

Impact with Interest

Important and impactful programmes from ATV

Foreword

The Midlands Controller welcomes you to ATV

The way ahead

Why restricted broadcasting hours must go, especially in the Midlands

Drama – Plays – Players

ATV’s programming output from 1956 to 1963

Impact with Interest

Important and impactful programmes from ATV

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

Shaw Taylor

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

The Mogul

Jack Tinker profiles Lew Grade and his role in setting up ATV

Take note of Pamela

A profile of Pamela Duncan, host of the ad mag Take A Note

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

Dear Olive…

ATV’s Olive Hennessy draws a deep breath and replies to Transdiffusion *again* in 1965

ATV starts the day

Audio recordings of ATV daily start-ups of the 1960s, 70s and 80s

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 1978

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 by Meg Mortimer

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

Hancock

Tony Hancock’s new series for ATV premieres 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