Features

Radio 1's oldest listener looks back on a life tuning in to the wireless.

A note on ‘Music While You Work’

The 1945 BBC Yearbook looks back at a quiet success of the war: Music While You Work

The new look in radio

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

Broadcasting House

The opening of the new Broadcasting House in 1932 is celebrated in our new microsite detailing its design and construction

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How they put sport into Saturday’s Grandstand

The behind-the-scenes chaos that translates to a professional on-screen programme

Another chance to see… On the Buses

A sitcom truly of its time

Radio on the move

It’s all change for BBC radio as the national networks move frequencies as part of a Europe-wide reorganisation

Gus hops to new heights

TSW’s biggest star goes from strength to strength

Another chance to see… UFO

Camp but terrifying fun

BBC Local Radio

The BBC’s local radio services in 1980

Correcting picture faults

Make sure your television set is fully adjusted to improve your viewing

Another chance to see… The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club

From the North, variety and stand-up comedy

Behind the news

Behind the scenes as the news gets to Television House and from there to your home

Announcing Ray Moore

Ray Moore gets a job at Granada, and at Tyne Tees, parlays that into a job at ATV and then makes the jump to the BBC

A New Vision

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

Who does what in ITV

The Independent Broadcasting Authority explains who does what in ITV

Stars and wipes

A series of Associated-Rediffusion video dramas make their way on to ABC in the United States

The ITA transmitter network

Comparative maps of VHF and UHF coverage from the Independent Television Authority

Marconi mobile television

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

How it works… telecine

How film gets on to Rediffusion viewers’ television screens

Broadcasting House

The opening of the new Broadcasting House in 1932 is celebrated in our new microsite detailing its design and construction

The Optimist

A thought to be lost early Channel 4 comedy on DVD? Yes please!

Grampian at 60

The diamond jubilee of the station from the very north

Auf Wiedersehen, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Production values have changed… for the better?

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
Liverpool, Saturday 4 December 2021