Features

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.

Au Revoir, Television

A 1940 description of what television was doing just as the order came to shut it down

Pilkington: Dramatis Personæ

The people behind the Pilkington Report

Broadcasting the Olympic Games

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

The shape of radio

In 1971, the government prepares to announce commercial radio. BBC-1’s ’24 Hours’ programme examines what system they might choose in this audio recording

Twenty-Four Hours

The Radio Times in 1966 spends an evening with the people behind BBC-1’s ’24 Hours’

The Diary of David Heathcote (3)

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

ITV 1955: The view from Australia

How The Age reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from Canada

How the Ottawa Citizen reacted to the birth of ITV

Tonight’s Anglia TV… in 1978

A look at what was on Anglia Television on Thursday 28 September 1978

Tonight’s Southern TV… in 1965

A look at what was on Southern Independent Television on Tuesday 21 September 1965

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1939

A look at what was on the Home Service on Thursday 14 September 1939

Tonight’s Yorkshire TV… in 1971

A look at what was on Yorkshire Television on Tuesday 7 September 1971

We are not cult

A new site from some friends of ours

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.