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Announcers’ Suite

Published 5 December 2022

The presentation control room and the announcers move from Ally Pally to Lime Grove

Broadcasting in Britain: The Coming of Television

Published 2 December 2022

Part two of a brief technical history of broadcasting in Britain

Broadcasting in Britain: The Formative Years

Published 25 November 2022

Part one of a brief technical history of broadcasting in Britain

From a novelty to part of the British way of life

Published 14 November 2022

The chairman of the BBC looks back at 60 years of broadcasting

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

Europe’s Biggest Film Makers

Published 4 November 2022

BBCtv uses more feet of film each year than Hollywood

Breakfast Time

Published 31 October 2022

The huge success that is the BBC’s Breakfast Time

BBC local radio maps

Published 24 October 2022

BBC local radio coverage maps

Reference Library

Published 10 October 2022

In an age before Google, one of the most vital parts of the BBC was its reference libraries

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

The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill on the BBC

Published 18 September 2022

Behind the scenes photographs of the BBC’s biggest OB

Local radio, wavelengths and Radio 1

Published 16 September 2022

Giving the BBC’s wavelengths to commercial radio doesn’t create competition, it just makes a different monopoly, says Ian Trethowan

The Queen

Published 8 September 2022

Backstage at Windsor for the Queen’s Christmas Message

BBC transmitters in 1965/6

Published 15 August 2022

BBC Technical Information maps of VHF and MW transmitters

Filling the bill

Published 5 August 2022

Inside the Television Presentation department

A to Z of a Play

Published 29 July 2022

The story of a live TV play from script to screen

Windward Islands Broadcasting Service

Published 25 July 2022

The BBC helps set up a new broadcaster… in the middle of a hurricane

Demonstration of Colour Television to Members of Parliament

Published 22 July 2022

The BBC tests NTSC colour on 405-lines for the benefit of MPs

The last of Richard Baker’s summer wine

Published 8 July 2022

As Richard Baker retires from newsreading in 1982, Ariel looks back at his BBC career

Champagne Breakfast

Published 1 July 2022

The BBC’s new programme Breakfast Time has launched and the staff newspaper is full of praise

‘He’s Dead Funny Sometimes’

Published 30 June 2022

Meet the man whose laidback style belies his nose for hard news

The BBC Television Centre

Published 17 June 2022

A look around the BBC Television Centre as the first studio programme goes out and a party is thrown

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

BBC Transcription Service

Published 10 June 2022

Behind the scenes of a vital but barely known part of the External Services

On Conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Published 3 June 2022

  I HAVE been asked to set down some thoughts on conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and I am happy and willing to do so since it allows listeners to…

This ‘fading out’!

Published 2 June 2022

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

Television floor managers

Published 27 May 2022

The life of a floor manager in BBCtv is a tough one…

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

Television for Younger Viewers

Published 18 May 2022

A look at BBCtv programmes for children in 1951

Eurovision

Published 14 May 2022

Television prepares for its greatest triumph, to reach out beyond the frontiers of Europe and bring you instantaneous sights and sounds from six different countries

Modern Wonder

Published 10 May 2022

A 1938 diagram of a television studio caught our eye…

Ten Years of Technical Progress

Published 6 May 2022

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

Why do children like their Television?

Published 29 April 2022

The head of Children’s Television at the BBC explains why kids are drawn to the medium

BBC Television Picture Book

Published 28 April 2022

Inside BBCtv, from 1930 to 1950, in pictures

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

Thirty Productive Acres

Published 15 April 2022

A trip to Kingswood Warren to see how the BBC Research Department is keeping ahead of technological developments

Setting the Scene for TV

Published 11 April 2022

A visit to the Scenery Block – the first part of the new BBC Television Centre

BBC at War – part 4: Across the Oceans

Published 8 April 2022

The BBC reaches out across the world

BBC at War – part 3: The Battle Front

Published 1 April 2022

The BBC listens to the enemy whilst also undermining them

Lime Grove’s ‘Mrs. Mopps’

Published 28 March 2022

Going very much behind the scenes to meet the women who clean the BBCtv studios

BBC at War – part 2: The Home Front

Published 25 March 2022

The BBC serves the Home Front – from replacing bombed-out schools to playing music while you work

BBC at War – part 1: From Peace to War

Published 18 March 2022

The BBC makes the transition from peacetime to war – and war comes to Broadcasting House

When I talk to you

Published 14 March 2022

An interview with the BBC continuity announcer McDonald Hobley

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