Tag Archives: BBC

Wartime radio: The secret listeners

After publishing the post about Geoff Hanley and the Radio Security Service last week, I discovered this brilliant 1979 documentary from the BBC which highlights civilian involvement in radio-based intelligence during WWI and WWII. Here’s a description from the East Anglian Film Archive: “It … Continue reading

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How to listen: A 1930 BBC radio manual

Many thanks to David Goren for sharing this article from Open Culture: A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound. The communication tool that first drew … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Director, Peter Horrocks, to resign

Another hat tip to Jonathan Marks for this press release from the BBC: (Source: BBC Media Centre) Peter Horrocks, Director of the BBC World Service Group, today announced that he will be leaving the BBC in the new year. Peter … Continue reading

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“This is the BBC” in 1960

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks who apprised me of this excellent 1960 film from the BBC. As Jonathan notes, it’s heavily scripted, but fascinating nonetheless. Click here to view the full video on YouTube or watch via the embedded player below:

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BBC World Service Documentary: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World”

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this documentary about the BBC World Service from 1982: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World.” I’ve embedded video players and linked to each of the four parts on YouTube: Part 1 Part … Continue reading

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BBC News to cut 415 jobs, but add £5M to World Service budget

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing: (Source: BBC News) The BBC’s News department is to axe 415 jobs as cost-cutting measures continue, the BBC’s director of news James Harding has announced. The move is part of … Continue reading

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Recording the 2014 World Cup Final

Sunday was the FIFA World Cup Final, and not only was I looking forward to the game, but (to tell the truth) I was also looking forward to recording the game via the BBC World Service for the Shortwave Radio … Continue reading

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