25 years since it launched, James White looks back at the arrival of the UK’s last analogue television channel: Channel 5.
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!
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.
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.
Iva Dobreva takes a look at some examples of the ‘spirit photographs’ taken by William Hope in the early 20th century, and explores what they can tell us about the practice and meaning of spiritualism.
Bradford has been at the heart of the UK’s amateur photography scene since the 1860s. Kate Burnett, Interpretation Developer, writes about the city’s photography clubs and some of their alumni.
A new display pays tribute to some pioneering figures from the early days of cinema. Find out more about these film-makers and discover how the display came to life.
What do Coronation Street and University Challenge have in common? Both were filmed at the legendary Granada Studios, of course!