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Pictures from 60 BBC years

Published 14 November 2022

The BBC celebrates 60 years with a round-up of important dates and photographs

An unrivalled reputation for speaking the truth

Published 14 November 2022

A run-through of the history of the BBC World Service

The Empire Short-Wave Service

Published 23 September 2022

The BBC’s chief engineer talks shortwave listeners through the best aerials and automatic volume controls for hearing the BBC Empire Service

London Calling… urgently

Published 9 July 2022

“Hello, Fenella? I shan’t be able to get back for dinner. A sort of war’s broken out.”

How the world was circled by a band of steel

Published 16 June 2022

The 50th anniversary of the BBC Empire Service is marked by a look at how it was established

This ‘fading out’!

Published 2 June 2022

What do we do when a programme over-runs? Fade it out, or run everything else late?

Ten Years of Technical Progress

Published 6 May 2022

Looking back at the first ten years of technical developments at the BBC

Meet the Empire Announcers

Published 21 April 2022

With the outbreak of war, the BBC Empire Service announcers move from anonymity to the impersonation-avoiding limelight

BBC at War – part 4: Across the Oceans

Published 8 April 2022

The BBC reaches out across the world

The Story of ANNOUNCERS and ANNOUNCING over Thirty Years

Published 4 March 2022

Photographs and short biographies of fifty BBC announcers and news-readers

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Thursday 1 December 2022