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!
Our collection includes iconic objects from the history of television and radio, and we explore sound and vision technologies through our galleries and exhibitions.
25 years since it launched, James White looks back at the arrival of the UK’s last analogue television channel: Channel 5.
We’ve collected memories and stories about the EMI 2001 television camera from BBC alumni, highlighting how this iconic piece of equipment was used.
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.
Did you know that images from TV were first recorded to disc in 1927? Read on for a short history of the different ways in which television has been recorded, from mechanical to digital.
30 August 2021 would have been the 82nd birthday of DJ John Peel. Jenny Rowan takes a look at his influential career as a DJ and his continuing legacy in the world of radio.
As the 55-year anniversary of England’s only World Cup victory approaches, Jenny Rowan considers how TV and radio companies prepared for the task of broadcasting the event.
What do Coronation Street and University Challenge have in common? Both were filmed at the legendary Granada Studios, of course!
It’s the 57th anniversary of the launch of BBC Two. Antonia Lenon recaps the story of how the channel was introduced to TV audiences.