In a new feature, we share the best news, reviews and articles about photography, film and television that we’ve spotted on the web this week.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation put television on the map. Iain Baird looks at some of the objects in our archive that document that momentous day in TV history.
Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, and most notably Thunderbirds made Gerry Anderson a big name in children’s television—but this was never his intention.
The BBC is donating almost 1,000 historical objects to the museum as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. Why is this collection important, and what are we going to do with it?
Special guests always spark interest among staff and visitors alike. When the guest happened to be Sir David Attenborough, it’s fair to say excitement levels at the museum reached fever pitch.
Television is such an intimate part of most of our lives that any discussion of its origins automatically incites a host of personal emotional responses uncommon to other inventions.
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.