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

The not-for-profit broadcasting history website and community, with articles and features on the presentation of television and radio throughout their history

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.

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Lizo Mzimba is reporting that Frank Bough has died.
25/10/2020
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Lizo Mzimba is reporting that Frank Bough has died.

“Frank Bough has died at the age of 87, a family friend has confirmed”

Oh no. Oh no no no.
21/10/2020

Oh no. Oh no no no.

On our new-look site all about Alpha Television Services, the ABC/ATV joint studio operation in Birmingham, it's opening...
16/10/2020
Curtain up to-night on Midland ITV

On our new-look site all about Alpha Television Services, the ABC/ATV joint studio operation in Birmingham, it's opening night for ITV in the Midlands. What will you be watching?

TO-DAY is the birthday of a new entertainment organisation in the Midlands, the independent commercial television service. It is a remarkable occasion for many reasons, for although television enter

13/10/2020

Tomorrow's short read article from 1951 on transdiffusion.org contains the words 'erection' (twice) and 'hung', and also mentions a '2-inch ball', if you're wondering what depths we're reaching publishing clickbait in these trying times.

The preparation that went into making sure Transdiffusion recorded and photographed the closing of ABC and the opening o...
27/09/2020

The preparation that went into making sure Transdiffusion recorded and photographed the closing of ABC and the opening of Yorkshire Television…

Well if it was that important, you could've used this space in the Portsmouth Evening News on Tuesday 6 June 1933 to tel...
20/09/2020

Well if it was that important, you could've used this space in the Portsmouth Evening News on Tuesday 6 June 1933 to tell us.

Philistines of Fleetwood unite!(Fleetwood Chronicle, 5 December 1952)
20/09/2020

Philistines of Fleetwood unite!

(Fleetwood Chronicle, 5 December 1952)

"I've got this brilliant idea for advertising our television sets!"'Well, as long as it doesn't involve premeditated mur...
13/09/2020

"I've got this brilliant idea for advertising our television sets!"

'Well, as long as it doesn't involve premeditated murder, we'll go for it.'

"Um..."

(Cambridge Independent Press, 18 August 1939)

Set headlines to obvious!(Aberdeen Press and Journal, 3 October 1994)
13/09/2020

Set headlines to obvious!

(Aberdeen Press and Journal, 3 October 1994)

Ha ha ha. Isn't the sexual objectification of a talented journalist just *so *much* *fun*, hey?(Newcastle Journal, 30 Ma...
11/09/2020

Ha ha ha. Isn't the sexual objectification of a talented journalist just *so *much* *fun*, hey?

(Newcastle Journal, 30 May 1979)

"A Methodist minister gave his opinions of the film, but we're not printing them here, weirdly."(Reading Evening Post, 2...
11/09/2020

"A Methodist minister gave his opinions of the film, but we're not printing them here, weirdly."

(Reading Evening Post, 2 February 1971)

Something that wasn't going to happen is now not going to happen, reports the Daily Mirror on 3 November 1972, fulfillin...
11/09/2020

Something that wasn't going to happen is now not going to happen, reports the Daily Mirror on 3 November 1972, fulfilling its policy of publishing all the news printed to fit.

(Daily Mirror, 11 January 1968)
11/09/2020



(Daily Mirror, 11 January 1968)

Today's pointless letter is from the Sunday Mirror for 2 June 1963, and poses the age-old question, "are boobies rude ev...
11/09/2020

Today's pointless letter is from the Sunday Mirror for 2 June 1963, and poses the age-old question, "are boobies rude even when they're broadcast by Associated-Rediffusion?"

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