Looking over the farming fence

Jack Hargreaves looks forward to a new farming programme from ABC Weekend in 1958

Side-street Crusaders

Inside 'ABC at Large', the campaigning current affairs series, in 1962

Cartoon with the Chaplin touch

John Halas explains the genesis of his new cartoon series, Foo Foo, in 1960

Dr Brent – Police Surgeon

The TVTimes introduces ABC's new series 'Police Surgeon'

Avengers? They’re the sweetest men I know

An interview with Ingrid Hafner, Dr Keel's receptionist in early episodes of 'The Avengers'

Introducing Ian Souter of… The Protectors

The TVTimes interviews Andrew Faulds about his life and his role in ABC's 'The Protectors'

The girl who makes up the stars

Lee Halls is ABC's make-up expert at Didsbury in 1958

School for stars

How ABC discovered Joan Edwards, Bob Hatch and Julie Stevens

John Edmunds is too busy for romance

The TVTimes in 1957 speaks to John Edmunds about why he isn't dating a girl

Contracts and criticism

ABC's Howard Thomas on the ITA, Pilkington and Lew Grade

‘M’ appeal

ABC's Howard Thomas on selling The Avengers to the United States

Dramas of one kind or another

In an excerpt from his autobiography, ABC's Howard Thomas explains the genesis of The Avengers

Building up ABC

Howard Thomas explains how ABC grew from late starter to drama powerhouse.

Presenting the difference

How do you differentiate your two-day ITV company against a five-day behemoth?

It’s about time

ABC-TV's launch clock, recreated from the memories of viewers in 1956

Shield your eyes

Recreated: the ABC 'shield' ident from 1957.

Busy Batchelor

ABC starts the day with a lovely piece of music composed by Redvers Kyle.

ABC at Christmas

A festive gallery of ABC Christmas presentation.

Authority announcements

The first thing said on ABC every time it opened up transmissions.

It’s a race against time

The TVTimes in 1958 looks at the rush to get Outside Broadcasts on air at Christmas

The Passing of the 9th Floor Back…

The new Television House opens in March 1962 in Mount Street in Manchester

Outside broadcasts: programmes set the scene

A look at ABC's OB units.