Group    From 1/1/1927 

British Broadcasting Corporation

Also known as the BBC or more affectionately, the Beeb.  Founded as the British Broadcasting Company on 18 October 1922 to do test radio transmissions from Marconi House in the Strand.  On 14 November that year the first BBC radio transmission was from station 2LO, at Marconi House, from which it had been sending test transmissions since 11 May.  That year John Reith was appointed as general manager.  The Company became the British Broadcasting Corporation on 1 January 1927. Television transmissions began from Alexandra Palace in 1936.

2022: Diamond Geezer has a good summary of the main London addresses that Auntie has used over the last 100 years.

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British Broadcasting Corporation

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BBC School Radio

Plaque unveiled by the then Mayor of Westminster, Louise Hyams.

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BBC Tower

The BBC (who else?) have a good post about their time here. Pity this plaque ...

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BBC - WC2

This plaque is on the front of this building, over to the left (out of our pi...

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Bush House

BBC - Bush House International radio, television and online content made here...

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John Logie Baird - IEEE

From The Register: "On the afternoon of 26 January 2017 – exactly 91 years to...

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British Broadcasting Corporation

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BBC Overseas Services

{Next to the BBC crest with the motto, 'Nation shall speak peace unto nation'...

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BBC Television Centre - Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe, 1915 - 1982. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Bill Owen

Bill Owen MBE, 1914 - 1999. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Derek Nimmo

Derek Nimmo, 1930 - 1999. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Dick Emery

Dick Emery, 1917 - 1983. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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Patrick Macnee

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Person, Armed Forces, Cinema, TV & Radio, Canada, USA

1 memorial
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Television

See Londonist's excellent post How Television Was Invented In London. We love it when our friends do the work for us!

Media, Science, TV & Radio

3 memorials
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Alec Clifton-Taylor

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1 memorial
Eastenders

Eastenders

Long-running BBC television soap opera. 

Fiction, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Originally erected in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was on the section south of Rotten Row and east of West Carriage Drive with the mid-point opposite Rutland Gate.  The cast-...

Building, Architecture, Music / songs, TV & Radio

4 memorials