Plaque

BBC Tower

Erection date: 1977

Inscription

The world's first regular high definition television service was inaugurated here by the BBC, 2 November 1936.
Greater London Council

The BBC (who else?) have a good post about their time here. Pity this plaque had no room to mention John Logie Baird.

Site: BBC Tower & German PoWs (2 memorials)

N22, South Terrace

The plaques on on the south face of the tower, either side of the entrance. Londonist reported that in the WW2 Blitz (while BBC radio was off air) this mast was used to baffle the German bombers - "it transmitted in the right frequency range to confuse the navigators".

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
BBC Tower

Subjects commemorated i

British Broadcasting Corporation

Also known as the BBC or more affectionately, the Beeb.  Founded as the Briti...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
BBC Tower

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Greater London Council

Replaced the LCC. The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
BBC Tower

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German PoWs

German PoWs

{Around the map of Europe:} Anglo-German Family History Society 1914 - 1919 ...

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Samuel Morley

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Charlie Chaplin - Brixton Road

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