Forecast for colour

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

Shotgun marriage

ABC’s Howard Thomas is told of his company’s fate by Lord Hill in 1967

Unit 6

The launch of the new Thames OB van

People behind programmes: Brian Tesler

From 1972, Brian Tesler, Thames Television’s Director of Programmes, takes us through his company’s achievements and plans

Day Number One at Euston

The staff move in and Thames Television House starts business on 16 November 1969

ITV 1969

The official ITA guide to Thames Television in 1969

Carry On Euston

Gary Rodger takes us on a journey to Thames in 1984 as the management put out an emergency service when the staff go on strike

Shotgun marriage

ABC’s Howard Thomas is told of his company’s fate by Lord Hill in 1967

Who will buy my sweet lavender?

Keeping ABC and Rediffusion on air whilst planning the new Thames

Mountbatten’s ratings

Thames gets ready, the ratings fall and LWT starts to go to pieces

All fall down

Thames is here… and ITV falls off air

Consolidations

Thames and ITV begin to settle down… but changes are afoot at the new company’s majority shareholder

Euston – a bird’s eye view

The new Thames Television studios are about to start rising on the Euston Road in February 1969

News at 9.00 – news at 10.00?

Barry Norman in The Times criticises News at Ten in 1971. Thames bites back immediately

Newsletter – 29 January 1971

The goings on inside Thames in January 1971

Newsletter – 22 October 1971

The goings on inside Thames in October 1971

This is Thames

A 1979 promotional leaflet gives us a glimpse inside Thames Television’s plans for the 1980s

Sales talk

General belt tightening at Thames in 1969 doesn’t extend to the Sales Department’s parties

Where they once were: Daphne Shadwell

The life and times of Thames all-rounder Daphne Shadwell, revealed in 1969

Alys Carter and Teddington’s Programme Archives

About the Information Centre at Teddington, the memory file of Thames, in 1969

Where they once were: Brian Tesler

The early life of Brian Tesler, director of programmes at Thames, from September 1969

Close up: Pauline Fay James

Meet information assistant Pauline Fay James in December 1969

Close up: Kevin Morgan – poet

Meet Kevin Morgan, poet and promotion scriptwriter at Thames in September 1969

Close up: Peter Errington

Talk of Thames meets researcher and eye candy Peter Errington in September 1969

Far from routine

A random day at Thames in 1970… planned to the very second

ABC promo for Tommy Cooper from Thames next Tuesday

A promo for a Thames show from ABC’s last Saturday

Perpetuum Mobile and Salute to Thames

Philip Elsmore wakes Thames for the day in 1968 to the strains of Perpetuum Mobile by Michael Roberts and Salute to Thames by Johnny Hawksworth

Thames – Adverts & Continuity – 1980

In-vision intro into Benny Hill

Far from routine

A random day at Thames in 1970… planned to the very second

ABC promo for Tommy Cooper from Thames next Tuesday

A promo for a Thames show from ABC’s last Saturday

Perpetuum Mobile and Salute to Thames

Philip Elsmore wakes Thames for the day in 1968 to the strains of Perpetuum Mobile by Michael Roberts and Salute to Thames by Johnny Hawksworth

Thames – Adverts & Continuity – 1980

In-vision intro into Benny Hill

Forecast for colour

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

Euston – a bird’s eye view

The new Thames Television studios are about to start rising on the Euston Road in February 1969

So You Want to Work in Television…

Thames provides a quick guide to what they can do for trainees wanting to enter television in 1977

End of an era at TVH…

The last staff leave Television House in Kingsway for the new Thames Television House in Euston

First Colour Day at Euston

Thames goes into colour on 17 November 1969

Day Number One at Euston

The staff move in and Thames Television House starts business on 16 November 1969