History of the BBC

History of the BBC

Horizon at 50
Horizon is 50 years old this year, and to mark the moment BBC History and The Science Museum have brought back former producers and editors to tell the story of an extraordinary science series.
Anniversaries
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: Closedown of the television service 1 September 1939

 
Extract from Imagine...And then there was Television. First broadcast 2011.