BBC Radio

The cull of Radio 1

1 December 2003

A revolution at BBC Radio One throws out the old and rings in the new – in public and painfully

No ads please – we’re British

30 November 2003

Advertising guru Charles Higham warns against commercial radio… in 1933

Out of the Light 1

29 November 2003

The changeover between the Light Programme and Radios 1 and 2 wasn’t easy

Out of the Light 2

28 November 2003

Radio Two tries to find an identity after two decades under the shadow of its younger sibling

Asian Sound

15 August 2001

From Leicester to national: a success story

Once upon a time…

15 August 2001

A prehistory of British broadcasting

Radio launches 1

15 August 2001

Personal memories of the start of Radios 1 and 2

The Burkiss Way

15 August 2001

The most underrated radio comedy

The compleat Burkiss Way

15 August 2001

An episode guide the the most underrated radio comedy

Radio launches 2

15 August 2001

Five four three two one – the Cinderella network is born

A chronology of RadioActive!

15 August 2001

A chronology of one of the most popular BBC Radio 4 comedy series of the eighties.

Digital diversity

15 August 2001

An end to the frequency shortage is in sight

Round the Larksleigh-Fortinbrass

15 August 2001

Some names you may have just missed

A local service

15 August 2001

The BBC had tough decisions to make in the choice of direction for establishing a service.

A new lease of life

15 August 2001

The Second World War had forced a change in priority for the BBC.

Forces of Light

15 August 2001

How the Light Programme was shaped by the wartime Forces and General Forces programmes

BBC plans for Radio 247

12 August 1966

The Daily Mail explains the BBC’s plans