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Rumster Forest Transmitter To Go Digital In 2010
The countdown has already begun for the first transmitter in the UK to go digital for TV signals.  the changeover will mean that equipment and receivers dependant on the analogue system will no longer work with out a digibox.  Everyone can now check when their area will changeover by putting in their postcode on the digital UK web site. 

No TV stations yet but Caithness does have a small Radio station Caithness FM  run by volunteers in Thurso.

TV Ark
Lots of clips of UK TV shows adverts and much more.

TV Guide For UK
Click here to get DigiGuide - the world's best interactive TV listings guide!

BBC Main Web Site
Grampian TV
Scottish TV
ITV Main Web Site
Channel 4
Channel5

UK TV Listings 

TV Radio Bits

TV Acres
Masses of old TV stuff - great fun

A - Z of BBC TV Programmes

TV Chronicles
American TV, British TV, Canadian TV, and
Australian TV. The main page of the site also links to
soaps, quiz shows, and other genres.

Themes Online

80's TV Themes

TV nostalgia at Sausagenet - all your old children's programmes.

For many BBC television programmes you can more information by going to for example www.bbc.co.uk/Eastenders
To get other programmes try entering the name of your programme.

TV Party - Classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's

Every Channel Every Programme Every Minute

The Simpsons Archive unofficial.

Soap Links

Teletubbies

More teletubbies.

Ultimate TV. Everything on TV.

Sausagenet for a look at lots of old TV stuff - samples of the soundtracks etc

Variety. Screen stuff. Advertising the latest.

Broadcast.Com Nets Leading Broadcaster

Programmes
Brookside

Coronation Street
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Story so far, history, backstage.

TV Cream - for old TV programmes

TV Listings
Caithness.org UK TV Programme Guide - updated every day by Digiguide
Radio Times Guide
Sceneone

More TV Listings Round The World
http://tv.yahoo.com/

http://tv.excite.com/

http://msn.gist.com/tv/search.jsp?lnk=gistnav

http://www.tvguide.com/listings/

 http://www.mydigiguide.com

http://www.tvguidelive.com/

http://canoe.clicktv.com/index.asp?CID=097

http://www.zap2it.com/index

http://www.canada.com/entertainment/tvlistings/

http://www.excite.com.au/entertainment/

http://de.tv.yahoo.com

http://uk.tv.yahoo.com

http://fr.tv.yahoo.com

See Also
Radio
 

Animal Planet
Artsworld
Asia.net
Asia1 TV
B4U Movies
Bangla TV
BBC Choice
BBC Knowledge
BBC London Live
BBC News 24
BBC Parliament
BBC Prime
BBC World
BBC1 (Digital)
BBC1 Ireland (Digital)
BBC1 Scotland (Digital)
BBC1 Wales (Digital)
BBC2 (Digital)
BBC2 Ireland (Digital)
BBC2 Scotland (Digital)
BBC2 Wales (Digital)
BET International
Biography Channel
Bloomberg TV

Boomerang
Box
Bravo (Digital)
British Eurosport
Carlton Cinema
Carlton Food
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Plus 1
Challenge TV
Channel 4 Wales (Digital)
Channel 9 Television
CNBC Europe
CNN
Digital Classics TV
Discovery (Digital)
Discovery Civilisations
Discovery Home and Leisure (Digital)
Discovery Home and Leisure Plus 1
Discovery Kids
Discovery Plus 1
Discovery SciTrek
Discovery Travel
Discovery Wings
Disney Plus 1
E4
Einstein TV
Eurosport
Extreme SPorts
Fantasy Channel
Fashion TV
FilmFour
FilmFour Extreme
FilmFour Plus 1
FilmFour World
Fox Kids Network
Fox Kids Plus 1
Front Row 51
Front Row 52
Front Row 53
Front Row 54

Front Row Digital
God Channel
Granada Breeze
Granada Men and Motors - ITV Digital
Granada Men and Motors
Granada Plus
Granada Plus - ITV Digital
Health Channel
History Channel (Digital)
History Channel Plus 1
ITN Nes Channel
ITV Sport
ITV Sport Plus
ITV Sport Select
ITV2
Landmark Travel
Landscape Channel
Living
M2
MTV
MTV Base
MTV Dance
MTV Hits
Music Choice Blues
Music Choice Classical
Music Choice Country
Music Choice Dance
Music Choice Easy
Music Choice Gold
Music Choice Hits
Music Choice Jazz
Music Choice Love
Music Choice Rock
MUTV
National Geographic
Nickelodeon
Nickleodeon (Digital)
Nickelodeon Junior
Nickelodeon Replay
Pakistani Channel
Paramount Comedy
Performance
Performance (Digital)
Play UK
Playhouse Disney
QVC
QVC1

Sci-Fi (Cable)
Sci-Fi (Digital)
Screenshop
Shop America
Shop
Simply Shopping
Sky Box Office (Digital)
Sky Cinema (Digital)

Sky MovieMax
Sky MovieMax 2

Sky MovieMax 3
Sky MovieMax 4
Sky MovieMax 5
Sky MovieMax ITV Digital
Sky News
Sky One
Sky One ITV Digital
Sky Premier
Sky Premier 2
Sky Premier 3
Sky Premier 4
Sky Premier ITV Digital
Sky Premier Widescreen
Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports 1 (ITV Digital)
Sky Sports 2
Sky Sports 2 (ITV Digital)
Sky Sports 3
Sky Sports 3 (ITV Digital)
Sky Sports Extra
Sky Sports News
Sony Entertainment TV Asia
Star Plus
Studio
TARA
TCM
TG4
The Disney Channel
The Racing Channel
The Travel Channel (Digital)
Toon Disney
Trouble (Digital)
TV Travel Shop
Tv Travel Shop 2
TV3
UK Drama
UK Gold
UK Gold 2
UK Horizons
UK Style
VH1
VH1 Classic
Wellbeing
ZEE TV

Red Hot All Girl
Sci-Fi (Cable)
Sci-Fi (Digital)
Screenshop
Shop America
Shop
Simply Shopping
Sky Box Office (Digital)
Sky Cinema (Digital)
Sky MovieMax
Sky MovieMax 2

Sky MovieMax 3
Sky MovieMax 4
Sky MovieMax 5
Sky MovieMax ITV Digital
Sky News
Sky One
Sky One ITV Digital
Sky Premier
Sky Premier 2
Sky Premier 3
Sky Premier 4
Sky Premier ITV Digital
Sky Premier Widescreen
Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports 1 (ITV Digital)
Sky Sports 2
Sky Sports 2 (ITV Digital)
Sky Sports 3
Sky Sports 3 (ITV Digital)
Sky Sports Extra
Sky Sports News
Sony Entertainment TV Asia
Star Plus
Studio
TARA
TCM
TG4
The Disney Channel
The Racing Channel
The Travel Channel (Digital)
Toon Disney
Trouble (Digital)
TV Travel Shop
Tv Travel Shop 2
TV3
UK Drama
UK Gold
UK Gold 2
UK Horizons
UK Style
VH1
VH1 Classic
Wellbeing
ZEE TV

John Logie Baird
1888 - 1946
Born in Helensburgh on 13 August 1888, the youngest child of the Rev. John Baird. From a very early age he liked tinkering with devices and making communication technology. He took a course in electrical engineering at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow (later Strathclyde University), then went on to Glasgow University. His final year in a BSc course there was curtailed by World War I.

Unfit for the forces, he served as a superintendent engineer, but by the end of the war had to give up due to ill health. He invented a medicated sock, (which presumably sold well to mothers of adolescent boys), before emigrating to the West Indies. An attempt to sell jam there was interrupted by ill health, a handicap which he had to struggle against all his life. He retired to Hastings in Sussex, in 1922, and began working on the invention of television, something which many had thought of for 50 years.

His success was straight out of a Boy's Own comic. In an attic, virtually penniless, he constructed the world's first television contraption. Sitting on a washstand the base of his motor was a tea-chest, the projection lamp sat in a biscuit tin, scanning disks were cut from cardboard, and lenses were bicycle accessories, at four pence each. The whole thing was held together by scrap wood, darning needles, string, and of course sealing-wax. And it worked.

In 1924 he succeeded in transmitting the image of a Maltese Cross over a few feet. He moved to London, occupying two attic rooms at 22 Frith Street, Soho. There, on 26 January 1926, Baird demonstrated television before 50 scientists. His equipment is now preserved in the Science Museum, London.

In 1927 he transmitted a signal over 438 miles of telephone line between London and Glasgow. He set up the Baird Television Development Company Ltd, which in 1928 made a transmission from London to New York. That same year his tireless energy also demonstrated colour, and stereoscopic television.

Baird's system, which was mechanical, was the only operable method for television at this time, and programme transmission using his methods were taken over by the BBC in 1932. Electronics were also being developed, chiefly by Marconi in the USA, and these were eventually to supersede Baird's technology in 1937.

His other developments were in fibre-optics, radio direction finding, large screen television and other areas. There remains still the nagging doubt that his contribution to the development of radar has never been officially acknowledged.

He married Margaret Albu, a concert pianist, in 1931; they had two children. Baird continued his experimental work until his death at Bexhill, Sussex, on 14 June 1946.