Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

Transdiffusion Broadcasting System The independent broadcasting authority since 1964. We present a huge collection of television and radio archives, articles and websites every single day.
The not-for-profit broadcasting history website and community, with articles and features on the presentation of television and radio throughout their history

Transdiffusion developed in 1964 from a school-based tape-recording club known as the Transdiffusion Networking Association (TNA). Founded by Kif Bowden-Smith and based in the Wirral, its members communicated by sending letters to each other on reel-to-reel tape. In 1966, Transdiffusion began the National Radiotape Network, which provided private subscribers and hospital radio stations with regular 'Radiotapes' of general entertainment programmes created by the contributor members, who had developed individual brand names for themselves. These programmes were then edited together centrally for redistribution. As time progressed, Transdiffusion split NRN into two services, the General Network providing drama, comedy and light entertainment, and the Music Network, which provided a melody-based format. In 1972, Transdiffusion merged with Electromusications, another school-based tape recording network, running in the English midlands. Over 20 years, Transdiffusion, with Electromusications, built up a large collection of music, jingles and TV and radio presentation material. As the 1970s gave way to the 1980s, the fashion for circulating tapes diminished, and the National Radiotape Network closed. Transdiffusion was left with its own archives, together with the archives of its defunct contributing member organisations, and the archives of the Round the Horne Appreciation Society. The organisation was largely dormant from the mid-1980s until 1998, when it was relaunched as a result of the growth of the internet as a new organisation unrelated (except for the founder, Kif Bowden-Smith) to the original Transdiffusion. Run on a not-for-profit basis and staffed by volunteers, Transdiffusion is dedicated to using modern methods of communication to educate and inform on broadcasting history. We do this by making available Transdiffusion's broadcasting archive for research and educational purposes.

Mission: Transdiffusion is dedicated to using modern methods of communication to educate and inform on broadcasting history. We do this by making available Transdiffusion's broadcasting archive for research and educational purposes.

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes North 4-10 June 1966: Marianne Faithfu...
04/06/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes North 4-10 June 1966: Marianne Faithfull on Granada’s Scene at 6.30 news magazine

You're subscribed to the brilliant TV Booth podcast, yeah? Of course you are.
03/06/2019

You're subscribed to the brilliant TV Booth podcast, yeah? Of course you are.

Still to come on The TV Booth:

My chat with television icon Greg Scott.

Before that though, I'm pleased to announce that Mike Bushell will be joining me for a chat about his television life next week.

This will be the first podcast chat I've done with someone on a face-to-face basis, so it should be brilliant!

Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow dies
03/06/2019
Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow dies

Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow dies

Best known for starring in the 1970s and 1980s BBC sci-fi series, Darrow also enjoyed a stage career.

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes Thames/LWT and Channel Four 1-7 June 1...
01/06/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes Thames/LWT and Channel Four 1-7 June 1985: Jenny’s War

New typeface, new masthead and a new kidney. Welcome to summer on transdiffusion.org
29/05/2019

New typeface, new masthead and a new kidney. Welcome to summer on transdiffusion.org

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times Midland BBC-2 edition 29 May - 4 J...
29/05/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times Midland BBC-2 edition 29 May - 4 June 1965: The World of Wooster

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes Anglia 28 May - 3 June 1966: The Balla...
28/05/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes Anglia 28 May - 3 June 1966: The Ballad of Queenie Swann

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times London and South-East 27 May - 2 J...
27/05/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times London and South-East 27 May - 2 June 1967: Champion House

Tomorrow on transdiffusion.org, our lead article is from 1971. The author seriously proposed the following travesty to b...
26/05/2019

Tomorrow on transdiffusion.org, our lead article is from 1971. The author seriously proposed the following travesty to be the future map of ITV regions, as well as using the huge overlap areas it creates to make ITV-2 happen. No, really.

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes TVS and Channel Four 25-31 May 1985: S...
25/05/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is TVTimes TVS and Channel Four 25-31 May 1985: Stephanie Beacham is Connie

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times South and West with Radio Brighton...
24/05/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times South and West with Radio Brighton 24-30 May 1969: The Very Merry Widow

Colour is coming, and the February 1969 Thames Television staff magazine asks four department heads what they’re doing...
24/05/2019
Forecast for colour

Colour is coming, and the February 1969 Thames Television staff magazine asks four department heads what they’re doing to get ready...

Colour is coming, and the February 1969 staff magazine asks four department heads what they’re doing to get ready

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times Midlands and East Anglia 23-29 May...
23/05/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times Midlands and East Anglia 23-29 May 1964: Freddie Trueman, Ken Dodd and Andy Stewart

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times South and West BBC-2 edition 21-27...
21/05/2019

Today's TV listings magazine cover from http://www.transdiffusion.org/ is Radio Times South and West BBC-2 edition 21-27 May 1966: Peter Scott

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What you, the viewer, need to know, direct from the Independent Television Author...
20/05/2019
ITA Colour – The ITA's plans for colour television

Colour… UHF… 625… Duplication… What you, the viewer, need to know, direct from the Independent Television Authority in 1969

Colour is coming May 2019August 1969 by Independent Television Authority ● The new ITA network of UHF (Bands IV and V) 625-line transmitting stations should begin to come into service in some main areas on 15th November 1969, and will build up to provide national coverage over the following years....

Tomorrow on Transdiffusion… Colour is coming soon to ITV! We've got all the help and advice you'll need to receive you...
19/05/2019

Tomorrow on Transdiffusion…

Colour is coming soon to ITV! We've got all the help and advice you'll need to receive your favourite programmes - Strange Report, Special Branch, Department S, Freewheelers and more - in colour, straight from the ITA in 1969.

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