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The Future of Sound Broadcasting

Published 15 April 2024

The BBC’s Director-General explains the changes in radio to staff in 1957

“I think that any disc jockey must be friendly and not talk down to his audience”

Published 5 December 2023

so says popular DJ from ‘down under’ BARRY ALLDIS

B.B.C. Television comes of age

Published 2 November 2023

21 years from the official start of the BBC Television Service, the Earls Court Radio Show looks at how the BBC are celebrating at the exhibition

Holme Moss

Published 6 October 2023

All you ever needed to know about an engineering achievement high in the Pennines

VHF: Sound Broadcasting at its best

Published 30 June 2023

How the new VHF-FM broadcasting system will benefit you – and how to tune in

Calling 4,000,000 Women A Day

Published 12 June 2023

At two o’clock, five days a week, the BBC takes Britain’s housewives out of their kitchens

Twenty millions put the B.B.C. in the dock

Published 19 May 2023

Is the BBC fit for the hard work of covering the Coronation? And does it cost too much?

1922 BBC 1962

Published 21 March 2023

A leaflet celebrating 40 years of our BBC

The Archers Go On The Air

Published 6 March 2023

The BBC Light Programme’s daily soap opera

Radio Newsreel

Published 12 December 2022

A look behind the scenes of the Light Programme’s major news bulletin

Time in Broadcasting: Time measurement in the BBC

Published 14 October 2022

Part one of a series on how time is measured and broadcast by the BBC

The New Pattern of Sound Broadcasting

Published 30 September 2022

After 10 years, the BBC’s radio networks have started to drift. Here’s how they’re going to be put back on track

The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill on the BBC

Published 18 September 2022

Behind the scenes photographs of the BBC’s biggest OB

BBC Studiolympia News

Published 6 September 2022

A souvenir of your visit to the Ideal Home Show in March 1965

Twenty Questions

Published 10 July 2022

Souvenir leaflet for a comedy panel game at the Dome in Brighton in 1961

The Story of ANNOUNCERS and ANNOUNCING over Thirty Years

Published 4 March 2022

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

Another chance to see… Top of the Pops

Published 3 February 2022

It’s Number One, it’s Top Of The Pops!

Slick – that is the new TV

Published 12 April 2021

It’s launch day for ITV in London, but there’s a fire in the stables in Ambridge…

The Great TV War: a TV ‘Light’ could save the BBC

Published 5 January 2021

BBCtv is dying in 1958 and here’s how to save it

BBC apology for Honved fade-out

Published 14 December 2020

There’s a thrilling end to a football match, so here’s the Show Band Show instead

B.B.C. sheds battledress

Published 11 November 2020

Everything changes as the BBC switches from wartime to peacetime service on the radio

A noiseless flash

Published 14 October 2020

On this day in 1946, BBC radio began serialising one of the most devastating essays ever written

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1964

Published 31 July 2019

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

Receiving the Home, Light and Third

Published 22 October 2018

Hints on receiving the Home Service, Light and Third Programmes from BBC Engineering in 1951

The rise of ‘Take It From Here’

Published 24 September 2018

The 1950 BBC Handbook celebrates the big hit for the Light Programme in 1949: Take It From Here by Denis Norden and Frank Muir

How Britannia Rules Her Wavelengths

Published 9 July 2018

Norman Collins is disappointed with the government’s White Paper on Broadcasting Policy in 1967

► Goodbye to the Light Programme

Published 29 September 2017

Music Through Midnight with David Hamilton sees the BBC Light Programme off into history

Years of Light

Published 26 September 2017

The BBC reviews the first two years of the Light Programme

The new look in radio

Published 13 March 2017

Frank Gillard in 1964 on the launch of the BBC Music Programme and the realignment of the BBC’s three radio networks

Announcing from the inside

Published 12 December 2016

BBC announcer John Snagge tries to define what makes a BBC announcer

One, Two, Three, Four…

Published 3 October 2007

The coming of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4

The Many Lives of BBC Radio Sport

Published 9 April 2007

Glenn Aylett looks at sports coverage since 1945

All Systems Freeman – 3

Published 1 February 2007

1960s: At the top of his game.

All Systems Freeman – 1

Published 31 December 2006

More than a legendary broadcasting figure, Alan Freeman was a 1960s icon.

All Systems Freeman – 2

Published 31 December 2006

Kif Bowden-Smith continues his personal memoir of Alan Freeman.

Out of the Light 1

Published 29 November 2003

The changeover between the Light Programme and Radios 1 and 2 wasn’t easy

A new lease of life

Published 15 August 2001

The Second World War had forced a change in priority for the BBC.

Forces of Light

Published 15 August 2001

How the Light Programme was shaped by the wartime Forces and General Forces programmes

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Sunday 7 July 2024