History of the BBC

History of the BBC

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BBC History is collaborating with the University of Warwick on an oral history project around this anniversary. Read the latest from Lucy Hooberman, Professor of Digital Media & Innovation.
Capture BBC broadcast history through its great moments. And tell us what they mean to you...
BBC Memories
From the pioneer of the BBC’s Coronation coverage, to the earliest BBC engineer, browse our collection of staff interviews.
Collections & Buildings
Explore our story through iconic buildings and objects. Includes video tours of Broadcasting House and Television Centre, and details of broadcast-related exhibitions.
Research & links
Find out more about key themes, from BBC branding to editorial independence. Plus suggestions for further reading.

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Anniversary of the month: First night of BBC Two 20 April 1964

The launch of BBC Two 1964