Simon Mahon

BBC Genome

Blog posts in total 10


  1. The broadcast journey to Total Football

    A history of the World Cup, as told by BBC Genome. More than 20 million UK viewers tuned in to watch the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, in stark contrast there is barely a trace of the early World Cups in BBC Genome.

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  2. News flashback 1958: The Munich air disaster

    On 6th February 1958 a plane carrying the Manchester United side crashed while attempting to take-off from a Munich-Riem airport in Germany. There were 23 fatalities in the crash and team manager Matt Busby was severely injured. It is now referred to as the Munich Air Disaster

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  3. Broadcasting darts: How TV and radio hit the bullseye

    Starting out on radio before becoming a regular in the television schedules, particularly in the 1980s, darts has appeared regularly in the listings. Here are some of the 80 reasons for the success of darts programming.

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  4. Guess who?

    Can you guess the stars from TV programmes past? Comment at the bottom with your answers.

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  5. Howzat! A brief history of cricket on the BBC

    Cricket coverage has evolved from instructional radio programming in the early years of the BBC to match reports and eventually live coverage throughout the day on television and radio. This blog will look at important moments in cricket broadcasting and the personalities involved.

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  6. Broadcasting business...

    We look back at a range of business-focused programmes that have made the schedules on TV and radio.

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  7. Scrapbook: What was on TV in 2001?

    BBC Genome's occasional Scrapbook series looks back at past years in broadcasting. In 2001, TV highlights include The Office, Celebrity Big Brother and an Only Fools And Horses Christmas special.

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  8. Wimbledon: Players, pundits and personalities

    In a year of anniversaries for the BBC and Wimbledon, we look at some of the players and commentators who have brought the action from Centre Court into the nation's homes.

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  9. A History of Snooker on TV: How the baize got on the box

    A look back at how snooker has been covered in the media. Starting on radio before black and white television and finally making its big break when Sir David Attenborough wanted something to showcase colour television. It has gone from strength to strength since the first pot black in 1969 with ...

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  10. Scissors, Paper, Glue: A brief history of Easter crafts on the BBC

    A look at how Easter arts and crafts has evolved in the TV Listings from Woman's Hour's suggestions for Easter baking to Blue Peter and children's television helping young people to make their own Easter decorations

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