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Broadcasting Britain: 100 Years of the BBC

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Its commissioning was delayed by the pandemic, so Robert spent an intensive six months writing the manuscript, which he finished in May this year. Created 100 years ago, on 18 October 1922, the BBC transformed people's lives at the turn of a dial, bringing voices out of the ether and conjuring the magic community of radio. Registered address: Unit 5, Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, LE5 3EF, United kingdom.

He is Head of BBC History, telling the story of the Corporation at the heart of national life, as well as on the global stage. It starts out badly, with the briefest of nods to the all-important figure of John Reith and ends bafflingly with an unattributed quote of his original remit for the BBC. The material should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its own era - not those of today. television comes of age with the Coronation of the current Queen, as the Corporation comes into the age of mass media. There really is something for everyone and we’re looking forward to sharing this moment with audiences across the UK and beyond.A must-have volume for adults aged 30+ interested in modern and social history and current affairs, alongside fans of classic BBC programming, both on radio and TV. Other cancelled products: If you want to cancel products that are not damaged or incorrectly supplied, then you must inform us of this within seven working days following the date of receipt in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations or otherwise as soon as possible. I wanted to explore the changes decade by decade – changes not just in the technology we used, but also in the way that Britain changed (hence the title) – as well as telling some revelatory stories about the BBC that maybe readers hadn’t encountered before.

On Wednesday evenings, BBC Four will continue to reflect the BBC 100 / BFI Gamechangers collection, with special introductions from famous faces including David Harewood for A Man from the Sun and Alison Steadman for The Singing Detective. A producer and director of many award-winning BBC documentaries, Marsh will discuss his early career at the BBC and how he went on to Oscar glory with the documentary Man on Wire before making the leap to major feature films such as Shadow Dancer and The Theory of Everything.Radio 2 All Stars is a special with Dermot O'Leary bringing together some of his Radio 2 colleagues to talk about their incredible broadcasting careers. One of the book’s unique selling points, says the author and BBC Head of History, Robert Seatter, is the fantastic images that accompany the stories.

Among other baffling exclusions are the troubling Black and White Minstrel Show (also not-so-mysteriously excluded from Lenny Henry's CV! We find out why the Queen’s Coronation made you the most popular house on the street, if you had a telly, and how the launch night of BBC2 went awry, with not only a power cut, but also an escaped kangaroo. Strictly Come Dancing celebrates 100 years of the BBC and the show will open with an epic group number that sees the Strictly professionals and judges gate crash some of the biggest BBC flagship shows.Acclaimed film-maker Sally El Hosaini sits down with Talking Movies presenter Tom Brook to discuss her career and celebrate the impact the BBC has had on her work. Some exciting centenary initiatives were announced by the BBC’s Director-General Tim Davie last autumn, but providing ready access to audiovisual material is still a work in progress. It is how we remember where we come from and who we are - from the Moon Landing to the 9/11 attacks, from Monty Python to EastEnders, from Live Aid to London 2012. Broadcasting Britain- 100 years of the BBC is a vivid, thought-provoking and, most of all, entertaining celebration of a global cultural icon. So alongside the glorious nostalgia for viewers of all ages, there is always a fascinating parallel tale.

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