Collections: Transport and Travel
BOAC flying boat lands on the Thames, 1949
London was treated to the rare sight of a new flying boat alighting near Tower Bridge
Bonn - new capital of West Germany, 1949
Newsreel visited the city, to see how work was progressing ahead of the split between east and west post-WW2
HMS Implacable's Final Voyage, 1949
The 149 year-old ship, which survived the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is sailed out to be scuttled
Cutty Sark - last of the tea clippers, 1951
"Now, with her racing days lost in the history of the sea, Cutty Sark was given a send-off"
Hotel Ahoy! RMS Queen Mary, 1951
Newsreel reported on the vessel as she underwent her mammoth annual maintenance regime
Cuban atmosphere, 1961
Fyfe Robertson visits Cuba's capital Havana to see if it matches the city described in the press
Frank O'Connor on Cork, 1961
"You don't have to sell Cork to me, Huw. To me it's the most important city in the world"
Forth and Clyde canal, 1962
Before it closes to navigation, Fyfe Robertson takes one last journey to explain its history
History of bicycles, 1963
"Nowadays, you'd never know that Coventry's modern fortune was founded on the bicycle"
Beeching report, 1963
Tonight pays tribute to some of the many railway stations earmarked for closure
Spanish breakfast, 1964
Julian Pettifer isn't impressed by the Spanish's thoroughly un-British attitude towards breakfast
Banger racing, 1965
Tonight's Julian Pettifer put himself on the line riding in a battered wreck around a quarry
Best value bank holiday resorts, 1966
Were English seaside resorts value for money during the August Bank Holiday? BBC reporters took 50 bob to Blackpool, Great Yarmouth and Torquay to find out
Mil Mi-10 demonstration, 1967
"On the ground, the five huge rotors almost blew the cameraman off his feet"
Ring of Kerry driving holiday, 1969
"On the open roads of the Irish Republic, there are no traffic jams, no parking meters, no breathalysers"
Rowland Emett's Lunar Bikes, 1970
The inventor demonstrated his wonderful Lunar Bikes. Disappointingly for Rowland and the world at large, they have yet to be deployed on the lunar surface
Holiday: Aviemore Centre, 1973
"It's all adding up to Blackpool in the wrong place" Fyfe Robertson lamented the Aviemore Centre's shift in focus
Brand new express train, 1975
British Rail unveils its new high-tech train, featuring such marvels as automatic doors and beer
Barrel boat man world voyage, 1984
Fresh from a successful Atlantic crossing, Eric Peters sets off on a round the world voyage aboard the Tonicay Nou (a barrel)
1990s and beyond
Around the World in 80 Days
Michael Palin takes up the challenge to emulate the adventures of Phileas Fogg
One Foot in the Past - Transport
Celebrate public transport with Kirsty Wark, Joan Bakewell and Dan Cruickshank.