London Calling

Volume 1
Where We Begin
Eye and Ear
From Town and City
Travellers Tales
What Celia Sees
Daniel Defoe 1660-1731
William Camden 1551-1623
The Mysteries Of London
The Life of a Coster Girl
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Further Notes From The Midlands
Lichfield Miscellanies
Seven Strong Spires
Before Us Stands Yesterday
Albion Band 1998 - 1999
London Calling
Stuart Hibberd 1893 - 1983
John Logie Baird 1888 - 1946
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Ghosts and Marvels
Casting the Runes
An Episode Of Cathedral History
The Tractate Middoth
More Ghosts and Marvels
Negotium Perambulans
Dulce Et Decorum Est
War Requiem
Poems by Wilfred Owen
"They called it Passchendaele"
Other Poets 1914 - 1918
C.S. Lewis: A Letter
C. S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
Joyce Grenfell 1919 - 1979
An Interview With Richard Thompson
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006
Horkstow Grange
The Radio Ballads
Two Songs Of England
A Band For England
Waterloo Sunset
Vashti Bunyan
Just Another Diamond Day
David Gilmour
On An Island
Live From An Island
Where We Start

This Is The BBC

This is the BBC

The wireless and the telly, when things seemed just a wee bit simpler than they are now. We've all heard that before, haven't we?; and there is some truth to it. It was easier to see what was on the wireless and the telly, no goodness knows how many channels to choose from, there was only one, The BBC, in the case of television anyway, the wireless had The Light Programme, The Third Programme and The Home Service, each catering to a specific audience. The Light Programme was just that, it carried lighter fare, record request programmes, the news, programmes catering to men, women and children. The Third Programme was the so called classical music channel, and while there was alot of it, there was also serious discussions on the events and affairs of the day. The Home Service catered to what we think was a combination of the Light and Third Programmes. The Home Service carried radio documentaries, music, and news, and other fare'
On this page we'll attempt to examine as closely as space will allow,television programmes and the radio programmes, and somewhere on the page will be a link to a page on our Albion Heart website on Childrens Television.........Shall we begin?

children watching Andy Pandy
Andy Pandy was guaranteed to keep the children quiet

Alexandra Palace ( Ally Pally)[click for larger]

the official website, and
what the Ally Pally looks
like today

stories for children
of all ages

A comprehensive survey of
the then new Broadcasting House,
complete with a detailed look at
the studio and Control Room
equipment. from an incredible
website by Roger Beckwith

from the BBC of course

down in the archives
with the BBC

the listings for the only
channel available - the BBC

the BBC gets sent outside
to play

this is who you could hear if
you were tuned in in the 1930s

Alexandra Palace mast

albion miscellanies volume 1
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