Sir Robert Fraser OBE

The Director General of the ITA welcomes you to Alpha

Val Parnell

Val Parnell of ATV welcomes you to Alpha

Howard Thomas

Howard Thomas, head of ABC Weekend TV, welcomes you to Alpha

The Television Centre at Aston

Photographs of Alpha in the past, now, and how it will look after 1960

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What is Alpha?

How Alpha Television Studios came to be

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Looking around Alpha – 1

Take a peek inside Alpha

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Looking around Alpha – 2

More from inside Alpha

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Let’s Go… again!

Alpha's Saturday sports and features programme 'Let's Go' returns for a second series in 1960

Shows the viewers don’t see

ABC are using Alpha Studios in Birmingham for a novel idea: testing 18 pilot shows they may never make

The Audience is part of the Show

What happens when an audience doesn't laugh? Invite them back!

Meet Horace Low...

Introducing Horace Low, technical store keeper at Alpha

Is it so easy?

Would you like to work at Alpha?

The Producer

What it takes to be a producer at Alpha

Better results from your receiver

How to receive Alpha programmes for the best view of the Midlands

Lichfield transmitter

A look at the Lichfield transmitter

The ITV system

The Independent Television Authority (ITA) was created in August 1954 to provide “for the period of ten years television broadcasting…

ABC programmes and personalities – 1

The people and programmes that make up ABC at Alpha

ABC programmes and personalities – 2

More people and programmes that make up ABC at Alpha

ABC programmes and personalities – 3

Even more people and programmes that make up ABC at Alpha

Recollections of past programmes

Looking back at three recent ABC programmes

ATV programmes and personalities – 1

The people and programmes that make up ATV at Alpha

ATV programmes and personalities – 2

More people and programmes that make up ATV at Alpha

ATV programmes and personalities – 3

Even more people and programmes that make up ATV at Alpha

Associated TeleVision

About ATV