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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

Twenty-five years of British broadcasting

Published 11 March 2022

The BBC celebrates its silver jubilee in our new microsite

The Story of ANNOUNCERS and ANNOUNCING over Thirty Years

Published 4 March 2022

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

The Romance of ‘Radio Times’

Published 7 February 2022

Inside the huge task of printing and distributing 8 million copies of the Radio Times every week

Magic of Eight-Nation Television

Published 4 February 2022

A personal recollection of organising a most ambitious television link-up

BBC Television Builds a New City

Published 31 January 2022

Huw Wheldon takes us around the new Television Centre, under construction in Shepherd’s Bush

‘2 ZY Manchester Calling’!

Published 24 January 2022

A dryly humorous recollection of starting the BBC’s Manchester radio station in the 1920s

Welcome to the NEW Region…

Published 21 January 2022

Television comes to the Midlands in 1949 and here’s all you need to know about the new Sutton Coldfield transmitter

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Monday 27 June 2022