On 2 November 1936, the BBC launched the first ever high definition TV service in the world, from Alexandra Palace. BBC History celebrates this momentous anniversary with a wide range of activity on and off air, involving cultural organisations, museums, schools and colleges. Importantly, we'd like to hear from you too - about your great TV moments: click onto Memoryshare and tell us your story.
As part of a new partnership with the British Library, we are revealing the secret life of the BBC across four themes of leadership, creativity, culture and technology. Over the coming weeks we’ll be hearing from engineers who innovated new technology, producers who created new formats, directors who led the organisation, and people who shifted the culture. Watch this space!
The story of TV in just one minute from Westminster media students!
Coming soon in November.
Those hummableTV theme tunes have defined our lives. Flash choirs around the UK got singing.
'The official organ of the BBC', and now in its 88th year. Here's a gallery of decade-defining covers.
Don't miss out on a visit to the National Media Museum, for the real story behind our TV screens.
The story of TV revealed in the objects that made it. From a TV camera to a Blue Peter badge.