Broadcasting Britain: 100 Years of the BBC

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Broadcasting Britain: 100 Years of the BBC

Broadcasting Britain: 100 Years of the BBC

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In recognition of the BBC’s centenary year and 100 years of delivering unmissable live music to audiences, this season BBC Radio 3 brings a host of extraordinary music from across the UK as well as around the world. It was a great opportunity to give 'pen portraits' of some of the great work the BBC has done over the past 100 years. Recognized internationally as a trusted source of news and maker of cutting-edge documentaries and dramas, the BBC was established ?

Created 100 years ago, on 18th 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. The former marked the beginning of one of the first massive TV brands, and the latter highlighted the importance of the BBC in growing citizenship amongst the nation’s children.Given the long and diverse history of the corporation, the content chosen was bound to be somewhat subjective but there are too many glaring omissions and understatement of the import of some programmes. In this culturally thrilling vintage music show, the programmes celebrate the centenary of the BBC with Barry’s very own selection of thought-provoking and witty songs by artists who made their name during the earliest days of British broadcasting. El Hosaini, who says she grew up to the sound track of BBC World Service Radio, served as a script editor and production coordinator on independent documentaries before making the leap to directing her own feature films. Later in the year, Pointless Celebrities will celebrate the centenary with special guests including Scott Mills, Tony Blackburn and Peter Purves.

Available from 15 September 2022, the 296-page Broadcasting Britain: 100 years of the BBC is set out in gazetteer-style, with bite-size stories that give the reader a flavour of the key moments that define a national institution, across ten tumultuous decades. I’ve tried to get away from all that and to make it much more informal, to make it a conversation between me and the viewer. In the end it's little more than a very bare list of programmes aired during the BBC's long history with inadequate textual diversions. Broadcasting Britain: 100 years of the BBC is a vivid, thought-provoking and, most of all, entertaining celebration of a global cultural icon.by Norman Long (starts Sunday 2nd October, and all three episodes will be available as a boxset on BBC Sounds). Saturday Kitchen Live will broadcast a special episode on 29th October to honour the BBC’s centenary year, celebrating the Corporation’s achievements in food broadcasting.



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