Evacuation of Children
Teachers and a schoolgirl describe settling down in the country.
Sir William Beveridge Announcement
Beveridge outlines his proposals for a new welfare state.
State Organised Medicine
Two doctors debate the pros and cons of joining a National Health Service.
News : Air Ambulance
The air ambulance of Renfrew is called into action.
News : Royal Visit to Lancashire
A warm Lancashire welcome for the royal couple as they visit Liverpool and Manchester.
News Special : Blockade Ends
Mass airlifts break Soviet hold on Berlin.
News : Royal Visit to Alderney
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh meet delighted crowds.
News : Channel Islands Welcome Royal Visitors
A visit to Sark, Jersey and Guernsey by the royal couple.
Newsreel : Operation Pegasus
News report on the first live television filming from the air.
News : Ed Murrow on the Berlin Situation
Ed Murrow is interviewed on his return from West Berlin.
Time Out : The Four Steamers
'Diesel engines are machines, steam locomotives are practically human.'
Artists' Notebooks : Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
A programme for schools on the life and art of Van Gogh.
News Report : Brian Epstein
Brian Epstein talks about managing The Beatles, Cilla Black and other artists.
Enquiry : Portrait of a GP
Is the health service on the brink of collapse?
Billy Fury Interview
Liverpool's first king of rock discusses his career.
News : Big Ben Repaired
Repairs to the great Westminster clock are completed.
How We Worked Then : Medicine
Doctors, patients and chemists share their memories of medical treatment before the NHS.
Letter from Enid Blyton to 'Children's Hour' director.
The children's author tries again to work for the BBC.
BBC Staff Newspaper Extract
A feature on 'Bird's Eye View'.
Cancellation of Army Officers' and Men's Broadcasts
All broadcasts from officers and men in the army are to be stopped.
'The Only Real Remedy Lies with the BBC'
Lord Haw-Haw is a risk to military morale.
German High Command Communique
The Ministry of Information refutes Nazi claims.
Honour French Allied Troops
Recognition for the part played by the French.
Directive Updating Programme Makers on the Situation with Russia.
Programme makers are warned of continuing sensitivities with Russia.
Ministry of Information Instructions
A BBC memo highlights censorship communication problems.
The Langham incident - A report on a disturbance at the hotel
The case of the locked door.
Operation Pegasus Causes Problems
The Head of Television Programmes criticises 'Operation Pegasus'.
Television Weekly Programme Review Notes on 'Panorama: The Comrades'
The BBC considers the impact of one of its programmes.
Telephone Message from Mr Wellington, Ministry of Information
The Ministry of Information sends an urgent message forbidding interviews with servicemen.
BBC Memo About Communication Difficulties with the War Office
The unprecedented demands of broadcasting in wartime continue to cause problems.
London Calling: The 'Curlew' at Dunkirk
A yachtsman tells of his voyage to Dunkirk.
Operation Pegasus Memo
The costs of the first live broadcast from the air.
Internal memo reviews an Enid Blyton story.
It's thumbs down for 'The Monkey and the Barrel-Organ'.
General MacFarlane's Broadcast
The Ministry of Information stops further broadcasts by a general.
Policy for Officers and Men Broadcasting
The War Office reconfirm their policy on broadcasts by serving officers and men.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.