BBC turns 100: “digital museum” for its milestone birthday

The BBC, the UK’s public broadcaster, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and has opened a one-of-a-kind digital museum to mark the milestone. It consists of three collections – 100 Objects, 100 Faces and 100 Voices – from the eventful history of the British Broadcasting Corporation, which can be searched online. He is to be expanded and supplemented during the year, and exhibitions in museums and a book of his own are to be added later. In addition, 1000 items in BBC history are to be digitized and displayed for the first time.

Initially a British broadcasting company, the BBC began broadcasting daily radio programs on 14 November 1922. There was news and weather reports from the start. The messages were read twice, once quickly and then slowly, “so that the listener could take notes if necessary”. The first experimental TV broadcasts were still in the 1920s. In 1938 the first foreign language radio station was added – in Arabic. In 1940 the BBC distributed the appeal of French General Charles de Gaulle to his compatriots not to bow down to the Third Reich. A total of 100 such milestones in BBC history are arranged on a timeline, not all of which can be viewed outside the UK.

The 100 items in BBC history includes the broadcasting corporation’s first official website, which went online at on 15 December 1997 – a year and a half after the online hygge. There’s also a Teletubby costume, individual parts of Daleks from Doctor Who, graphics from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and coats from “Sherlock.” 100 Faces includes reporter writer George Orwell and David Brent (Ricky Gervais) of the comedy series The Office. 100 votes is likely to be less famous in this country.

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