From humble beginnings to an audience of millions, the BBC has its home in Broadcasting House. Find out more about the history of this iconic London building and its role in British radio and television.
Saquib Idrees writes about the many uses of satellites, from spying to exploring space—and making it possible for us to watch our favourite TV programmes!
25 years since it launched, James White looks back at the arrival of the UK’s last analogue television channel: Channel 5.
Harriet Terrington delves into the world of cryptography and explores quantum encryption, a technology that harnesses the principles of quantum mechanics to create an ‘unbreakable’ code.
As our new exhibition Top Secret opens, Saquib Idrees takes a look at some examples of ciphers throughout history—and the activities we’re offering to help you learn more!
Jenny Rowan explores the life of Noor Inayat Khan, a secret agent during the Second World War who became the first female wireless operator to be sent from the UK into Nazi-occupied France.
We’ve collected memories and stories about the EMI 2001 television camera from BBC alumni, highlighting how this iconic piece of equipment was used.
Images from an archive in our collection show how depictions of the perfect family Christmas have been used to sell products and services for decades.
It’s 35 years since the most viewed British TV programme ever* aired. James White takes a look back at an iconic piece of television history.
99 years ago this week, on 14 November 1922, the BBC broadcast its first programme, and daily transmission from London’s 2LO studio began.
Following SOPHIE’s tragic death in January 2021, we explore the world of SOPHIE’s music and marvel at the artist’s wild and distinctive way of manipulating soundwaves.