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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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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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Anthony Newley

Anthony Newley

Actor, singer and songwriter. Born at 230 High Street, Hackney. He played the Artful Dodger in David Lean's 1948 film of Oliver Twist, and on television he was in the impenetrably surreal 1960 come...

Person, Cinema, Music / songs, Theatre, TV & Radio, USA

1 memorial
Wendy Richard, MBE

Wendy Richard, MBE

Actor best known as Pauline Fowler in the soap, East Enders, and as Miss Brahms in Are You Being Served?, alongside John Inman. She also had a number 1 hit in 1962 with Mike Sarne, Come Outside, on...

Person, Humour, TV & Radio

2 memorials
Roy Castle OBE

Roy Castle OBE

All round entertainer. Born Yorkshire.  Died at home at Gerrards Cross of lung cancer, although he was not a smoker.  Before his death he campaigned for more research into cancer and the campaign c...

Person, Dance, Humour, Music / songs, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Richard Briers

Richard Briers

Actor. Born Richard David Briers at the Nelson Hospital in Merton. After many stage appearances, he came to national recognition in the television sitcom 'Marriage Lines'. He is however best rememb...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Jimmy Jewel

Jimmy Jewel

Comedy actor. Born James Arthur Thomas Marsh in Sheffield to a couple of music-hall entertainers.  When Jimmy's successful double act became old fashioned he restarted his career in television in t...

Person, Humour, Theatre, TV & Radio

2 memorials