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Candid Cameo: Leslie Mitchell

Published 6 May 2024

The voice that has to be seen to be believed

Television in Britain

Published 29 December 2023

Gerald Beadle of the BBC explains developments in British television to a New York audience

Q and A on colour TV

Published 19 December 2023

When is it coming into service? How much will a set cost? Will it mean the end of black and white?

You will see more on TV screen

Published 7 December 2023

The size of your TV picture is changing, but there’s no reason to worry

This was glamour!

Published 30 November 2023

How could you expect a girl to play a love scene looking like a corpse? It’s what they had to do in the early days

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

High Definition Television – A British Achievement

Published 20 October 2023

There’s a lot for the British to be proud of when it comes to TV

And now… The Flying Camera

Published 28 September 2023

You’re about to see the world from a very unusual angle: straight down!

How television works

Published 8 September 2023

This new ‘television’ idea is getting popular, but how does it work?

The Eye of TV

Published 31 August 2023

How a TV camera works

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?

Eurovision

Published 13 May 2023

The experiments are over: it’s time to put Eurovision to work

Continental Control Point

Published 13 May 2023

A new control room for live continental broadcasting exchange opens in Broadcasting House

Push-button television

Published 13 May 2023

Live pictures from Aachen to Zurich are now possible

The Coronation broadcasts

Published 6 May 2023

The BBC looks back at the Coronation earlier in 1937

1922 BBC 1962

Published 21 March 2023

A leaflet celebrating 40 years of our BBC

Pictures from 60 BBC years

Published 14 November 2022

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

Europe’s Biggest Film Makers

Published 4 November 2022

BBCtv uses more feet of film each year than Hollywood

My Coronation Commentary

Published 8 September 2022

Richard Dimbleby explains his BBC Television Service commentary to the Sunday Dispatch in June 1953

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

Turning Listeners into Viewers

Published 5 May 2022

A review of the progress of the BBC Television Service

BBC Television Picture Book

Published 28 April 2022

Inside BBCtv, from 1930 to 1950, in pictures

Setting the Scene for TV

Published 11 April 2022

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

Lime Grove’s ‘Mrs. Mopps’

Published 28 March 2022

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

When I talk to you

Published 14 March 2022

An interview with the BBC continuity announcer McDonald Hobley

The Story of ANNOUNCERS and ANNOUNCING over Thirty Years

Published 4 March 2022

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

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

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

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

A New Vision

Published 2 November 2021

Leslie Mitchell remembers the run-up to the launch of the BBC Television Service

Marconi mobile television

Published 22 October 2021

In city, town or country, Marconi Outside Broadcast equipment is the toast of 1954

A year of decisions

Published 6 August 2021

The BBC looks back at a momentous year for technology and broadcasting

Full houses for first Scots TV show

Published 22 February 2021

How did the launch of the BBC’s Kirk o’Shotts TV transmitter go down with viewers in 1952?

How it feels to face the TV camera

Published 15 February 2021

A camera test exposes the behind-the-scenes choices announcers have to make in 1951

BBC Television is 25 years old

Published 2 November 2020

A local newspaper celebrates 25 years of BBCtv in 1961

Television Service inaugurated by P.M.G.

Published 2 November 2020

The opening-day speeches from the new BBC Television Service

“Holme Moss is the wildest place I’ve ever worked”

Published 14 October 2020

60 men battle the elements to bring BBCtv to the north of England in 1951

Progress in television

Published 25 September 2020

The BBC brings us up to speed on recent developments in television in 1961

Baird Television and the fire

Published 16 September 2020

Disaster strikes television development as the Crystal Palace burns down

The BBC television story

Published 11 September 2020

Travel back to 1956 as the BBC celebrates 20 years of television

TV to have ‘all-seeing’ eyes as trade mark

Published 26 August 2020

Television is about to be looking back at you in 1953. That sounds fun.

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