Television advertising in Britain began on 22 September 1955. ‘Coincidentally’, the BBC chose the same evening to kill off Grace Archer in its long-running radio soap The Archers, thus stealing the next day’s newspaper headlines.
Our collection includes iconic objects from the history of television and radio, and we explore sound and vision technologies through our galleries and exhibitions.
Every year, our public television archive screens a complementary schedule of programmes during Bradford International Film Festival. Kate Dunn explains why.
Assistant Curator of Television Claire Hampton has been busy preparing our TV galleries for half term with a new addition to the display cabinets…
Last week, Curator of Television Iain Baird was filmed in our galleries for a BBC Breakfast report about the final days of mass television manufacture in the UK.
Mark Green explores some of the many items in our collection stores, from TV props to cinematography equipment.