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BBC Two at Forty
BBC 2The Radio Times

To mark the occasion of BBC2's fortieth birthday, we present here pages from the Radio Times of BBC2's launch week.

The Best of BBC Two
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Test Transmissions
A Radio Times notice on BBC2 test broadcasts.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Cover
The Radio Times front cover, April 18th, 1964.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 4
Introducing BBC2.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 5
How to pick up BBC2.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964The Precisior
TV manufacturers GEC take the opportunity to advertise.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 11
Inset, details of the last BBC2 test transmission.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 22
BBC2 explains its news agenda.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 27
Arkady Rakin to rock BBC2.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 29
The first ever BBC2 schedule of programmes.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 33
Two new series on the new channel.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 37
Play School makes its debut.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Pages 38 and 39
Tuesday April 21st BBC1 and BBC2 schedules.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 44
BBC2's first ever repeat.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 45
BBC2 gets down with the badgers.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 47
BBC TV schedules for Wednesday April 22nd.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 51
Shakespeare in modern dress? Fancy!
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 53
BBC TV schedules for Thursday April 23rd.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 55
BBC TV schedules for Thursday April 23rd, cont.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 58
A BBC2 drama premiere.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 59
Crime on BBC2.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 61
Your chance to do a 1964 crossword.
BBC 2 - pages from the Radio Times, 1964Page 63
BBC2 schedule for Friday April 24th.
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