BBC Radio

BBC apology for Honved fade-out

14 December 2020

There’s a thrilling end to a football match, so here’s the Show Band Show instead

B.B.C. sheds battledress

11 November 2020

Everything changes as the BBC switches from wartime to peacetime service on the radio

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1964

31 July 2019

A look at what was on BBC radio on Friday 31 July 1964

Your own radio station

15 November 2018

BBC Local Radio is coming: what’s in it for you?

The rise of ‘Take It From Here’

24 September 2018

The 1950 BBC Handbook celebrates the big hit for the Light Programme in 1949: Take It From Here by Denis Norden and Frank Muir

Albania on the blink

12 July 2018

The Guardian mourns the closure of the BBC Albanian Service in 1967

How Britannia Rules Her Wavelengths

9 July 2018

Norman Collins is disappointed with the government’s White Paper on Broadcasting Policy in 1967

The girls in the VHF set

24 May 2018

The ‘girls’ who keep the BBC’s four northern local radio stations on air in 1968

BBC sets up ‘Radio Langham’

17 May 2018

The Observer notes that training has begun for staff of the new BBC local radio stations in 1967

Manchester stalls

8 May 2018

The Guardian in 1967 on why Manchester won’t be getting a BBC local radio station

How “In Town To-night” is Put on the Air

7 May 2018

Inside the hit BBC National Programme series ‘In Town To-night’, from 1935

Czechoslovakia – a distraction?

9 April 2018

Did the BBC’s External Services help, hinder or just inform the revolution in Prague in 1968?

BBC Radio Merseyside

22 November 2017

Celebrate 50 years of BBC Radio Merseyside with a trip back to their launch

Radio 1 is Won-der-ful

29 September 2017

Remembering Radio 1’s first morning

Years of Light

26 September 2017

The BBC reviews the first two years of the Light Programme

The BBC Time Signals

18 September 2017

An introduction to how time works and why the Greenwich pips are important from 1931

The beginning of a new service

4 September 2017

Pay a visit to the newly opened Brookmans Park transmitter in 1931 as the BBC’s “Regional Scheme” begins


5 June 2017

Why didn’t the government take over the running of the BBC in 1940?

A note on ‘Music While You Work’

13 April 2017

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

The new look in radio

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

Cartoon time

5 January 2017

Some gentle broadcasting humour from the 1930 BBC Yearbook

Announcing from the inside

12 December 2016

BBC announcer John Snagge tries to define what makes a BBC announcer

The Voice of Liberty

28 November 2016

What the BBC meant to the people of occupied France

Long live regional broadcasting

7 November 2016

Novelist L.A.G. Strong explains why regional broadcasting is so important in 1945

Northern exposure

24 October 2016

A new BBC transmitter is being built near Slaithwaite in 1931

New Broadcasting House

20 October 2016

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

The birth of ITMA

10 October 2016

Ted Kavanagh explains where wartime hit ‘ITMA’ came from

Announcing the changes

6 October 2016

How the job of announcing on the BBC changed when war broke out

Going local

12 September 2016

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

Heard around the world

18 August 2016

The BBC Year-book of 1931 explains how a King’s speech was heard around the world

The Cesspit Beneath

27 January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day: the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby describes entering the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945

Faces of war

5 November 2015

The BBC decides to reveal all when war breaks out

dot dot dot dash

16 July 2015

V for Victory

Merseyside, Merseyside, Merseyside all the way through

22 November 2014

Welcome to Radio Merseyside

Rolling news, radio style

17 November 2014

The Guardian in 1992 reports on a new BBC 24-hour news radio station

The Swinging New Radio Service

30 September 2014

Radio 1 swings on to the air

The Copenhagen Plan

4 August 2014

March 1950, and it’s time to retune your radio

A Day In The Life… Sort Of

16 January 2011

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

Humph – A Tribute

22 June 2008

Nigel Stapley remembers

Broadcasting the Bards

9 March 2008

Welsh poetry on the air

Listen up!

16 December 2007

BBC Listen Again goes upmarket – briefly

Revolution at the BBC

3 October 2007

The birth of Radios 1-4

One, Two, Three, Four…

3 October 2007

The coming of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4

Radio’s tidal waves

3 October 2007

Robin Carmody looks back on his Moment

Radio 1 memories

3 October 2007

Roddy Buxton remembers

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Liverpool, Saturday 16 October 2021