By Emily Rees How do we discover more about the history of media in Britain? A lot of information comes from the collections and archives of individuals and companies who … Continue reading
by Dame Mary Archer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Science Museum Group
by Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Media Museum The last week has shown again how much this Museum means to Bradford, and how much it owes to Bradford. Unsurprisingly … Continue reading
Iain Baird looks back at the launch of BBC2 50 years ago, and explains how Play School accidentally became the first succesfully broadcast show on the new channel.
Iain Baird reveals the technology behind our latest television collection acquisition, and explains why the Scophony television scanner is not to be scoffed at.
In 1931 a revolutionary type of microphone housed in an unusual sideways teardrop-shaped capsule was introduced by the BBC. Its oddly-shaped housing earned it the nickname, the ‘bomb’.
Iain Logie Baird takes a look at some of the children’s television puppets we’ve acquired as part of the BBC Collection – from Bill and Ben to The Fimbles.
As TV Licensing announce that there are now fewer than 12,000 black and white TV licensees remaining in Britain, Iain Baird looks back at the decline of black and white.
In 1975, the idea of video recording at home was unheard of. But a major development in TV’s history was just around the corner with the advent of Betamax.
Iain Logie Baird investigates the history of the most modern and largest TV factory in all of Europe – just down the road from the Museum here in Bradford.
If the latest influx of reality TV isn’t your bag, come in from the cold and work your way through 2,500 TV and film titles from the BFI National Archive. Kieron reviews.
Curator Iain Logie Baird looks back at this forgotten gem of a short story and considers the Bradford-born author’s many contributions to television.