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New BBC Studios at Maida Vale

Published 7 June 2024

The long-awaited expansion of Maida Vale opens in 1935

BBC North

Published 11 August 2023

Introducing BBC North


Published 31 July 2023

LISTEN! Our BBC, your jingles and theme tunes

First day cover

Published 18 April 2023

A 1972 set of 4 stamps celebrating 50 years of the BBC

Secretaries and Typists in the BBC

Published 4 April 2023

An ideal job for young married women: typing stuff for the BBC

1922 BBC 1962

Published 21 March 2023

A leaflet celebrating 40 years of our BBC

BBC income and expenditure 1959-1960

Published 20 January 2023

The BBC tell staff where the money came from and went in 1959-60

Broadcasting in Britain: The Formative Years

Published 25 November 2022

Part one of a brief technical history of broadcasting in Britain

Pictures from 60 BBC years

Published 14 November 2022

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

Hail the B.B.C. – It’s the most prolific comedy factory in the world

Published 14 September 2022

Milton Shulman prefers BBC comedy to ITV comedy… sometimes

The BBC: you make it what it is

Published 25 May 2022

A 1996 leaflet extolling the virtues of our BBC

Shock at the BBC

Published 20 May 2022

Lord Hill is suddenly moved from the ITA to the BBC – to the horror of the staff at Broadcasting House

More for less

Published 17 January 2022

The TV licence is back in the news

The future of television: Their ideas

Published 28 December 2021

Part Ten: Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television

The future of television: Public money

Published 27 December 2021

Part Eight: Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television

The future of television: Divine Right

Published 27 December 2021

Part Seven: Keith Waterhouse of the Daily Mirror looks into the future of British television

The White City site

Published 10 December 2021

The BBC’s Civil Engineer describes how the new Television Centre in London’s Shepherd’s Bush will look

Broadcasting House

Published 3 October 2021

The opening of the new Broadcasting House in 1932 is celebrated in our new microsite detailing its design and construction

Rebroadcasting and exchange broadcasting

Published 1 October 2021

How to get your allies to listen to you

I’d like to teach the world to sing

Published 21 June 2021

The Cardiff Singer of the World competition is something only our BBC could do

Goodbye to Savoy Hill

Published 19 March 2021

As the BBC gets ready to move from Savoy Hill to Broadcasting House in 1932, the staff look back at the old headquarters

Cat-swinging out in Queen Street

Published 8 March 2021

BBC Scotland’s staff newsletter on the cramped conditions in Edinburgh

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1964

Published 31 July 2019

A look at what was on BBC radio on Friday 31 July 1964

Broadcasting in the West

Published 8 October 2018

It’s 1949 and regional radio from the BBC Home Service is at its height. Our new special site reprints a BBC West of England booklet going behind the scenes of radio in the west and south west

Tonight’s BBC Home Service… in 1939

Published 12 September 2018

A look at what was on the BBC on Tuesday 12 September 1939

Albania on the blink

Published 12 July 2018

The Guardian mourns the closure of the BBC Albanian Service in 1967

Toddlers and the £750,000 Question

Published 4 June 2018

Lord Hill of Luton on ending the Toddlers’ Truce and handing £750,000 to ITV

The girls in the VHF set

Published 24 May 2018

The ‘girls’ who keep the BBC’s four northern local radio stations on air in 1968

How “In Town To-night” is Put on the Air

Published 7 May 2018

Inside the hit BBC National Programme series ‘In Town To-night’, from 1935

The BBC since 1958

Published 19 March 2018

Sir Hugh Carleton Greene’s valedictory message to the BBC and the audience after he was pushed out as Director-General in late 1968

The mike and I at Wembley

Published 6 March 2018

Ice hockey on the radio propels Stewart MacPherson from the press office at the Wembley Pool into a career with the BBC

✎ Sit down, Nigel Barton

Published 25 February 2018

Dirty Feed has a great examination of the changes between the script and the production of 1965 Dennis Potter’s ‘Stand Up, Nigel Barton’ play

Radio 1 is Won-der-ful

Published 29 September 2017

Remembering Radio 1’s first morning

Audience Research

Published 25 September 2017

A look at what’s popular and how popularity is measured from the BBC in 1961

The BBC at War – 3

Published 9 August 2017

Broadcaster Freddy Grisewood’s story of the BBC at war – part 3

The BBC at War – 2

Published 3 August 2017

Broadcaster Freddy Grisewood’s story of the BBC at war – part 2

The BBC at War – 1

Published 28 July 2017

Broadcaster Freddy Grisewood’s story of the BBC at war – part 1

TV, the child, and the critic

Published 24 July 2017

A report wonders if children’s television is good for 1959’s children

✎ BBC Annual Plan 2017/2018

Published 4 July 2017

What’s new for the BBC in the next year?

“Sound On; Vision On”

Published 15 June 2017

By-ways of the BBC: exploring Ally Pally in 1938 [9/9]

By-ways of Engineering

Published 9 June 2017

By-ways of the BBC: making it all happen in 1938 [8/9]


Published 5 June 2017

Why didn’t the government take over the running of the BBC in 1940?

More By-ways of the Programmes

Published 1 June 2017

By-ways of the BBC: the output of Maida Vale, St George’s Hall and beyond in 1938 [7/9]

By-ways of the Programmes

Published 25 May 2017

By-ways of the BBC: the output of Broadcasting House in 1938 [6/9]

How to receive BBC-2

Published 22 May 2017

BBC-2 is on its way to the north of England. This 1965 leaflet tells you all you need to know about receiving it

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