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Pictures from 60 BBC years

Published 14 November 2022

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

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 problems of minority broadcasting

Published 26 August 2022

A BBC that does popular and minority programmes, or, as commercial competitors want, a BBC that only does minority interest shows?

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…

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 future of television: Divine Right

Published 27 December 2021

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

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 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

A new lease of life

Published 15 August 2001

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

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