Broadcasting the Olympic Games

22 August 2016

The BBC’s senior engineer explains how they broadcast the 1948 London Olympics

The War Game

8 October 2015

The Director-General steps in and bans broadcast of a docudrama

TV canteen

22 June 2015

TV Mirror pays a visit to Lime Grove’s studio canteen in 1954

Back Bone Cheer

30 March 2015

The BBC finally fights back against its critics

Pride of a Peacock

22 September 2014

The man who made BBC2

The second week

8 September 2014

As war comes to the world, the Radio Times is ready

The day television caught fire

23 July 2014

The big event that brought television into the lives of the masses

The BBC in 1982

15 June 2014

A BBC leaflet sent out with paper licences in 1982 gives us an outline of its history, organisation and policy

BBC-2 News

15 June 2014

BBC-2 News for Spring 1968 brings you all the 625 and colour information you need

Celebrating 75 Years of BBC Television

9 November 2011

The 75th Anniversary of the launch of the BBC Television Service from Alexandra Palace was commemorated by a small party at AP on Wednesday 2 November, 2011. Richard Elen was there to describe the scene.

Too many cooks?

30 September 2010

Dave Hastings listens to Attenborough

Own worst enemy

18 September 2010

David Hastings on how the BBC isn’t helping its own defence

Back-door privatization?

8 April 2008

Selling off bits of Beeb

Charles Curran Revisited

1 July 2007

Better than his bad press deserves

Spaghetti Fool

1 April 2007

The spaghetti harvest of 50 years ago

Funding the BBC

1 April 2007

The end of the BBC as we know it?

Half-forgotten great

1 March 2007

Sir Ian Trethowan, BBC DG, profiled

It was 60 years ago today…

3 November 2006

1946: The BBC Television Service re-opens.

What goes around comes around

19 October 2006

David Brockman looks back at the seventies and the then-massive BBC commitment to Network Production Centres outside London

The Director-General’s Chair

1 January 2006

This time, Glen Aylett takes on the BBC’s top job

The edit that rewrote history

31 October 2005

Exploding the myth of TV’s 1939 closedown

The Controller’s Chair: BBC TV

2 July 2005

James Pittman takes on the whole shebang. Good luck.

BBC Under Fire – 80s Style

1 April 2005

The events of last year were just the latest, says Glenn Aylett

Nothing Better Than Something

1 January 2005

Richard Elen finds the Green Paper less dangerous than the DG

The fools return to the hill

18 March 2004

The politics behind television’s post-war return

Getting the BBC out of the way

24 February 2004

Richard Elen asks if the BBC really needs far reaching change

The Controller’s Chair: BBC One

1 January 2004

Ian Beaumont takes over another channel

The Controller’s Chair: BBC Three

1 January 2004

Third time wasn’t so lucky for BBC Three. Give Ian Beaumont a go

Third time lucky

1 January 2004

David Hastings reviews the first few months of BBC Three

Three’s Company

1 January 2004

Will Tudor welcomes the arrival of BBC Three

Force majeure

1 January 2004

Russ J Graham wonders if BBC4 is a godsend or a ghetto

Defending Auntie

1 January 2004

Ian Beaumont supports the BBC

Television is coming back

23 August 2003

1946 – and BBC Television makes plans after the war

The London Television Station

9 July 2003

Take a tour of Alexandra Palace

The opening of the BBC Television Service

3 July 2003

The BBC Television Service opens – twice

The fools on the hill

13 March 2003

The BBC embraces television – and a new service is born


1 February 2003

Russ J Graham on the end of live presentation

The Fools On The Hill Return

1 January 2002

Kif Bowden-Smith on the politics behind the return of TV in 1946

This is Britain

1 January 2002

Robin Carmody watches post-war Britain frozen in time

First Reports

1 August 2001

Television comes to the BBC

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