History of the BBC

History of the BBC

BBC Collection: this week's object

HeliosHelios statue

Helios, the sun god of Greek mythology, is a 3 metre high gilded bronze figure designed by TB Huxley-Jones. It symbolises the radiation of television light around the world and stands the centre of the BBC Television Centre courtyard above what used to be a fountain. Below the fountain bowl are two reclining figures which represent sound and vision.

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