99 years ago this week, on 14 November 1922, the BBC broadcast its first programme, and daily transmission from London’s 2LO studio began.
Our collection includes iconic objects from the history of television and radio, and we explore sound and vision technologies through our galleries and exhibitions.
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.
Doctor Who’s Daleks are among the most iconic TV villains of all time. Volunteer blogger Ashleigh takes a look at how their unusual design makes them so memorable.
In recent years, subscription video on demand services—such as Netflix—have seen a huge rise in popularity. Sarah takes a look at some of the latest facts and figures.