This lecture will celebrate a hundred years of the world’s oldest broadcaster.
From its inception the BBC has held a prominent role in the Cultural life of the nation. Built around the intrinsic British values of ‘inform, educate and entertain’ the Beeb has a fascinating history. Together we will explore the early days of radio and its transformation from private company to national institution. We will later ask, was there a truly ‘Golden era’ of BBC Television? Close examination of key moments in its history will be supported by viewing a variety of clips from the 1950’s and 60’s.