How the BBC Began “Building the Audience” 29 October 2022: Episode 2 on BBC Two

How the BBC Began "Building the Audience" 29 October 2022: Episode 2 on BBC Two 11The eyewitnesses and participants in the BBC’s early history recount some of the triumphs and disasters as new frontiers of broadcasting were mapped out – often by accident rather than design.

Presenter James Burke tells how the Queen Mother helped to shape the BBC’s coverage of one Apollo space mission. BBC executive Sir Huw Wheldon describes the tension of producing Sir Winston Churchill’s one appearance on television. And June Spencer, famous for her role as Peggy in The Archers, shows the letter she received from a listener who was worried that she didn’t know about her unmarried daughter’s pregnancy.



About How the BBC Began

The often-hilarious stories of the BBC’s first 50 years. The corporation’s pioneers describe its evolution – which was often by accident rather than design.

This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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