Recordings from the BBC Sound Archive about radio, television and the rise of mass media.
1949. The opening of the BBC’s Sutton Coldfield relay station
1949. A family rejoices in the entertainment offered by their new television set
Speakers consider the benefits of TV at the opening of the Midlands relay station
A young mother enthuses about the joys of television - including its educative value
A BBC producer describes how children react to 'Listen with mother'
30 September 1967. Radio 1 launches with Tony Blackburn hosting the first programme
A BBC children's television producer describes the viewing habits of children
Children from Durham give suggestions for what they'd like to hear about and watch