Northern exposure

A new BBC transmitter is being built near Slaithwaite in 1931

Robin Day in orbit

In an excerpt from his autobiography, Sir Robin Day recounts the moment he became famous

The birth of ITMA

Ted Kavanagh explains where wartime hit ‘ITMA’ came from

Television returns in 1946

The BBC Yearbook for 1947 tells us how television returned in June 1946

The Caversham Story

BBC Monitoring is examined in 1950

About About Anglia

In 1975, Anglia takes a peek behind the scenes of their local news magazine

Going local

The BBC Handbook for 1968 explains how BBC local radio is spreading

Lunch on Thames

An off-air audio recording of the first half hour of Thames’s first proper programme.

Oh, what a day for two little bears

TVWorld magazine introduces Tingha and Tucker

The Diary of David Heathcote (7)

David Heathcote tells the story of his life in and out of broadcasting

New Broadcasting House

Construction is well underway of the BBC’s new Broadcasting House in 1931

Thank U and Goodnight

Colm O’Rourke watches the end of one era and the start of another

Tonight’s Anglia Television… in 1973

A look at what was on Anglia on Friday 26 October 1973

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1960

A look at what was on BBCtv on Wednesday 19 October 1960

Tonight’s Yorkshire Television… in 1969

A look at what was on YTV on Sunday 12 October 1969

Tonight’s HTV Wales and West… in 1980

A look at what was on HTV on Sunday 5 October 1980.

Granada TV, Manchester 3

A new microsite looking at Quay Street in 1966

Sylvia Peters 1925-2016

The Times newspaper today reports the death of Sylvia Peters, the BBC’s chief female announcer in the 1940s and 50s.

World population explosion

Some really good news in amongst this week’s misery.

A word on Harlech notepaper

A short videoblog about Harlech Television’s notepaper in 1969