ITV faced its toughest test yet. A government white paper on the state of television found it wanting, while the BBC escaped any criticism. But did the government have their own agenda when they ordered the infamous Pilkington Report?
Had any of the existing companies felt complacent about their future they should have taken heed of Lord Hill's earlier warning that 'all bets were off' on the next franchise round.
Before the newly formed company had even found offices to operate out, of the ITA franchise for the East of England was granted to them.
In a world in which news, "reality television," and drama are blurred as they all come through the same screens, the "soap opera" that is the House of Windsor, combined with the splendour of the pageantry of an old Imperial Monarchy, continues to fascinate much of the world
British television's "lost treasures" and how they came to be so, and the continued efforts to find them.
Another sorry tale of how pieces of British television history might have been lost forever, had it not been for one man.
How television reported the news - Dallas, Texas, 22 November 1963
Television development moved faster in Europe than it did in America. Nevertheless, by the 1950s US TV had overtaken the rest of the world and was enjoying its first Golden Age. But as unlikely as it may seem, the first real star of US television was a cat...
A lack of regulations, greed, and contestants willing to take part in the 'fixing' of big money quiz shows led to US television's biggest scandal. Careers and reputations were ruined and the influence of sponsors undermined the public’s trust in the integrity of commercial broadcasting
If this is not the "Golden Age of Television Production," it could at least be argued that the multiplicity of platforms makes this the "Golden Age of Television Viewing"