The 10 Best Films About the BBC via the British Pathe Archive

British Pathe has just uploaded 85,000 films  to a new channel on YouTube.  Here’s the 10 best clips i’ve found so far illustrating work inside Broadcasting House in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

1.French School Teachers visit Broadcasting House in 1939

2.The BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1932

3.The “BBC Effects Girls”

4.BBC Monitoring Service in 1940

5.King Edward VIII’s first broadcast to the Empire

6.A Tale of the BBC (1947)

7.The Queen Visits TV Centre (1961) (silent footage but still fascinating)

8.Lioness Arrives at the BBC (1938)

9.“This is London Calling” (1942)

10.This is actually the “Barnham” Broadcasting Corporation but its an incredible 1957 Childrens Radio Station.

 

 

 

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