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

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We've just put an order in for a second print of The Weekender, our 20-page colour compact newspaper all about ABC, your...
19/04/2021
The Weekender - Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

We've just put an order in for a second print of The Weekender, our 20-page colour compact newspaper all about ABC, your weekend TV in the North and Midlands 1956-68. Get yours NOW for just £7.50 including postage & packing (worldwide!).

The independent broadcasting authority since 1964

17/04/2021

Ah, not a glitch. Someone has reported both the Etsy account and the eBay one we just set up as being fraud. We’ve been kicked from both.

No skin off our noses (we recouped our costs!) but that person has robbed everyone else of the chance to see something great. Well done, hope you’re proud of yourself. Drop us a line when you’ve finished wanking over this post, mate.

Another fascinating sideways look at television from the brilliant John H***e.
02/04/2021
Dirty Feed – Talking Stock: Hi-de-Hi’s Closing Credits, Part One

Another fascinating sideways look at television from the brilliant John H***e.

Last time, I talked at length about the stock footage used in the opening titles of Hi-de-Hi! They took us on a whirlwind tour of important news stories from the late 50s/early 60s, and do a beautiful job of setting up the mood of the show before Ted even mentions his latest scheme.

Watch out, America, the Daleks are coming![Broadcasting magazine of the US, 12 April 1965]
28/03/2021

Watch out, America, the Daleks are coming!

[Broadcasting magazine of the US, 12 April 1965]

Watch out, America, the Daleks are coming!

[Broadcasting magazine of the US, 12 April 1965]

What better birthday present than baker Frank Jacobs presenting actor Heidi Erich with a giant ABC television-cake?[Hamm...
28/03/2021

What better birthday present than baker Frank Jacobs presenting actor Heidi Erich with a giant ABC television-cake?

[Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette, 10 June 1965. Yes, 1965. The picture was already 4 years old.]

What better birthday present than baker Frank Jacobs presenting actor Heidi Erich with a giant ABC television-cake?

[Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette, 10 June 1965. Yes, 1965. The picture was already 4 years old.]

Your weekend long-read on Transdiffusion: as the BBC gets ready to move from Savoy Hill to Broadcasting House in 1932, t...
19/03/2021
Goodbye to Savoy Hill - In-depth - Transdiffusion Broadcasting System

Your weekend long-read on Transdiffusion: as the BBC gets ready to move from Savoy Hill to Broadcasting House in 1932, the staff look back at the old headquarters...

As the BBC gets ready to move from Savoy Hill to Broadcasting House in 1932, the staff look back at the old headquarters

09/03/2021

NEW LAUNCH DATE

The TV Live Forum will now be launching on Monday 29th March at 5.30am.

Nicola Pagett obituary
04/03/2021
Nicola Pagett obituary

Nicola Pagett obituary

Stage and screen actor best known for playing Elizabeth Bellamy in the 1970s TV series Upstairs, Downstairs

28/02/2021
No Hiding Place (1960) by Laurie Johnson

Johnny Briggs has died. He's (rightly) being remembered for his role as Mike Baldwin in Granada's 'Coronation Street', but he first came to television fame playing DS Russell in Rediffusion's 'No Hiding Place' 1962-1966. Listen to the theme tune here.

Laurie Johnson's opening theme to Associated-Rediffusion's 'No Hiding Place'.

28/02/2021

Deep fake: Rediffusion’s hunky Jon Kelly, who you will remember moving about like this in ‘UFO’.

28/02/2021

Deep fake: Apparently David Hamilton on ABC North. Hmmm.

28/02/2021

Deep fake: John Edmunds on ABC Midlands with his amazing stretchable ear.

28/02/2021

The 'deep fake' AI technology isn’t quite there *yet*, but it’s clearly going to be quite soon. And then we’ll need a conversation about recreations, mocks and fakes.

Anyway, here’s Iris Jones on Teledu Cymru.

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