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#OnThisDay 1981: Nationwide paid a visit to Abbey Road studios to celebrate their 50th birthday. https://t.co/poRWEmxbj3#OnThisDay 1995: Coogan's Run first aired, featuring Steve Coogan playing a variety of odd characters. https://t.co/Gk2pmsC5Do
11/17
2019
Does your knowledge of drag on the BBC slay, or will you have to sashay away? Put it to the test in our quiz:… https://t.co/UhpKiPnVXi#OnThisDay 1966: "It's a return to the lost art of making food seem appetising." Frozen food got a makeover, on To… https://t.co/PUBnpgf5l9#OnThisDay 1970: Scene Around Six visited the last coal mine in Northern Ireland, in the aptly-named Coalisland, wh… https://t.co/hnDsLlAmauThis is what top-quality entertainment looked like #OnThisDay in 1972. https://t.co/TeXxPRQPl3#OnThisDay 1973: Nationwide visited "the most extraordinary weather station in the country." https://t.co/EWrJQYvTud @tlitb @gregjames @BBCRadio4 It was, in fact, I ain't getting any..@gregjames will be looking back on when there was almost anarchy in the studio when Johnny Rotten and DJ, Alan Fre… https://t.co/Lfx0hM9HOD#OnThisDay 1966: Cathy Come Home was broadcast in the regular Wednesday Play slot. The drama, written by Jeremy San… https://t.co/sbODtQtGRm
11/16
2019
Nevermind the “b*llocks”, here’s Ade Edmondson, not playing by the normal chat show rules on Wogan #OnThisDay1985. https://t.co/V7gEicsfPF#OnThisDay 1967: James Burke was testing the latest car-related gadgets on the market and he predicted the age of e… https://t.co/CXdgFnvd9B#OnThisDay 1995: One year after the launch of the National Lottery, Points of View went to Kilburn to see whether M… https://t.co/5jvkqe9J8F @bernie_bmw That is the inimitable Fyfe Robertson.#OnThisDay 1963: Tonight visited Pontefract to watch the oddly satisfying manufacture of the liquorice cakes named… https://t.co/DOppmG6dj0#OnThisDay1969: BBC One launched a full colour television service. Fifty years later, 6,586 homes still have a bla… https://t.co/W463go7jkq
11/15
2019
#OnThisDay 1973: A congregation watched the royal wedding of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips live from St Katherine… https://t.co/SmUgkIpKFqCower behind the sofa with 🎬 #BBCInsideCinema as we dig into the most terrifying films that are supposedly for all… https://t.co/FblgmbYuFi
Retweeted by BBC Archive#OnthisDay 1951: The BBC showed off its newfangled remote-control OB camera. Your days are numbered, camera operato… https://t.co/NkzEzxhJdv#OnThisDay 1995: Pornographic channel TV Erotica is banned in the UK. That spells the end for pornography, no doubt! https://t.co/uGj8AMME01#OnthisDay1987: Don Revie reminisced about his great Leeds side of the seventies. https://t.co/aODLN0KNNO#OnthisDay 1976: Network, starring Peter Finch, premiered. Shortly before his death, he spoke to Barry Norman about… https://t.co/vXzfGdwqOr
11/14
2019
#OnThisDay 1974: Brian Clough sat down with David Frost to discuss his infamous 44-day spell at Leeds United and hi… https://t.co/GCUtJKPQCs#OnThisDay 1975: Tomorrow’s World looked at how to blast rock more efficiently. No, it didn’t involve a ghetto blas… https://t.co/yEtGgEsm4a#OnThisDay 1981: Brian Blessed shared his feelings about felines with Lesley Judd at the 85th Cat Club Championship… https://t.co/uoO4YbUYAH#OnThisDay 1969: Nationwide hitched a ride with Gwen Bellew on her final lesson before she did her test…for a hot a… https://t.co/HB9YkYl32K#OnThisDay 1995: The first episode of The Thin Blue Line, written by Ben Elton and starring Rowan Atkinson, was bro… https://t.co/KhcBABecBB
11/13
2019
#OnThisDay 1982: Attention football/soccer fans! Virginia's Voga Wallace was adding a bit of showbiz to the humble… https://t.co/VqmqlyIsYS#OnThisDay 1963: Ever wondered what it would look like if you smashed your TV screen? Tonight showed us in slow mot… https://t.co/B7t3OC8EVQ#OnthisDay 1970: "You don't have to be a black belt to drive a taxi down Sauchiehall Street, but it helps." Nationw… https://t.co/uvyXmtu1Eg#OnThisDay 1964: A young David Jones (aka David Bowie) appeared on Tonight in his role as creator of 'The Society O… https://t.co/oOpe8NMnD9#OnthisDay 1992: The first episode of Jennifer Saunders’ sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous, aired. https://t.co/Jwhbjzk8Zu
11/12
2019
#OnThisDay 1972: Morecambe and Wise were on Parkinson where Eric was able to find something funny to say about his… https://t.co/90va1h3AitAnimals played many roles in World War One, from boosting morale to being parachuted behind enemy lines. Visit… https://t.co/unhIooyDab#OnThisDay 1981: Nationwide travelled with drovers who took an arduous journey with Highland cattle along an old, t… https://t.co/tdp1YnmBY1#OnThisDay 1970: Nationwide looked at the emergence of the white poppy alongside the traditional red poppy on Remem… https://t.co/oNG5kYyyLGHow do you live with yourself, after killing another man? What would you have done in World War One? Visit… https://t.co/FvuwVM2OGF#OnThisDay 1953: The first episode of Panorma was broadcast. Richard Dimbleby then took over hosting duties in 1955… https://t.co/159saPdsXS
11/11
2019
#OnThisDay 1972: Suffer from rheumatism, lumbago, gout, backache, tender feet, or car problems? Evans' oil will sor… https://t.co/gKzes1WX57#OnThisDay 1969: Blue Peter took a look at autonumerology - or the study of car numberplates, for those of us not s… https://t.co/CuWk6FDTTB#OnThisDay 1964: Tonight broadcast the obituary of Sospan, the "goat with a grudge against the Royal Family". https://t.co/3k8huT0lmj#Onthisday 1989: Newsnight's Peter Snow showed off an amazing souvenir from the Berlin Wall, a day after it started… https://t.co/R0DljonCiV#OnThisDay 1975: Bernard Falk revealed some lesser-known facts about London. https://t.co/RdHJwslScOIn 1961, these WW1 veterans returned to Flanders Fields and came face-to-face with their former enemies. This Rem… https://t.co/us8IoDeZHm#OnThisDay 1978: Wendy Craig starred as frustrated housewife, Ria Parkinson in the first episode of Carla Lane's Bu… https://t.co/iOQbnJwUff
11/10
2019
#OnThisDay 1968: Braden's Week tackled the mystery of the Earl's Court bubbles. https://t.co/sYMbvJU4W8#OnThisDay 1979: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Malcolm Muggeridge and the Bishop of Southwark memorably discussed Mon… https://t.co/4DWjcj8uSx#OnThisDay 1966: Tomorrow's World featured spray-on grass, for all your grass-related emergencies. https://t.co/xEjGv9dCqb#Onthisday 1989: The Berlin Wall fell. Watch Brian Hanrahan's reports on the rapid developments that led to its col… https://t.co/xl21St4bfd#OnThisDay 1951: British Railways were showing off some new equipment, including an automatic ballast cleaner, a tr… https://t.co/ciAu4t0g0WHave a go at our quiz about quiz shows. Will you be an egghead, a mastermind or end up pointless?… https://t.co/P7tMYbg6z7#OnThisDay 1982: The Young Ones was first broadcast. Once in every lifetime comes a love like this... https://t.co/IsVN0Otth9
11/9
2019
#OnthisDay 1973: Teachers took note as a new report detailed what pupils liked and disliked about their mentors. https://t.co/qArhOMAhAX#OnthisDay 1986: Two days after his unveiling as Man Utd boss, Alex Ferguson spoke to Grandstand. https://t.co/ew2XxjhELw#OnthisDay 1959: Writer, Christopher Isherwood told Monitor why he thrives on being a foreigner. You can watch the… https://t.co/TQKC8p07oz#OnthisDay 1966: The new, difficult-to-spot, TV detector vans were out on the prowl. https://t.co/TywFIppGU1#OnThisDay1992: The Borrowers TV miniseries was first broadcast on BBC2. https://t.co/mppKCoKC7A
11/8
2019
#OnThisDay 1972: "It's a potential social menace of the first magnitude" Filmmaker Robert Vas looked back at 35 yea… https://t.co/mLkQuYFrdV @IstanbulGav The very one.#OnThisDay 1971: The World About Us explored the largely hidden Post Office underground railway in London. https://t.co/zLLpvzTg1A#OnThisDay 1982: That’s Life asked the great British public what they thought about new, edible underwear. https://t.co/j6Vv6oziL6 @PartyCd Hi Charlotte. We don't deal with information requests on social media. But you may be able to find more i… https://t.co/xoWmuBELug#OnThisDay 1974: Nationwide met Harry McKitterick and his family in Northern Ireland. Harry loved Manchester United… https://t.co/akZkLv7spz#OnThisDay 2005: Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by David Nicholls, as part of the ShakepeaRE-told series, was broa… https://t.co/qxYmXKcEW3
11/7
2019
#OnThisDay 1973: Raising the motorway speed limit and the mandatory wearing of seat belts were matters raised for c… https://t.co/jiXtcrVFoQ#OnThisDay 1984: 'Watch: Using Computers' showcased some synths, including the Fairlight CMI, which can make music… https://t.co/51RTWaqIOP#OnThisDay 1977: Charlie Brown and Snoopy creator, Charles M. Schulz spoke about the appeal of his work in the UK. https://t.co/r5nLsS6gPq#OnthisDay 1972: John Noakes and Lesley Judd were learning how to Sega dance. https://t.co/9aj5I4XAjl#OnthisDay 1981: John Peel spoke about the perception that radio DJs were out of touch. https://t.co/yEHzqkXmMB
11/6
2019
Tomorrow’s World coincidentally set fire to a guy #OnThisDay 1971 but only to show how a new suit gave racing drive… https://t.co/aWEVbwmh2i @CHATHMuseum @cafc_pete @CAFCofficial @BBCFootballGoss @bbcfoot @GaryLineker @collectfootball @The_NFChttps://t.co/svOTgivTPZ @CHATHMuseum @cafc_pete @CAFCofficial @BBCFootballGoss @bbcfoot @GaryLineker @collectfootball @The_NFChttps://t.co/Yexs0czVsN#OnThisDay 1970: Nationwide took in some opera on a farm. The audience received the performance with a sense of ind… https://t.co/gBerHT8gmO"The doughnuts are marching on Britain.” #OnThisDay 1964: Tonight looked at just some of the 44 types of doughnuts… https://t.co/BqKn74JWtX#OnThisDay 1965: Late Night Line-Up imagined David Attenborough visiting somewhere even more remote than the deep..… https://t.co/sRQ7OTeLIk#OnThisDay 1950: Life With The Lyons, a sitcom written by actress Bebe Daniels and husband Ben Lyon and starring th… https://t.co/FB17dR4FMd
11/5
2019
#OnthisDay 1982: Tomorrow's World used a thermal camera to decide whether a new insulating wallpaper actually worke… https://t.co/KcEIi9nZdr#OnthisDay 1980: "What starts with a stencil, can end up a walking art gallery." Nationwide reported on how tattoos… https://t.co/noh3JDd7jM#OnthisDay 1949: The overcrowded commute was set to become a thing of the past as a new double-decker train was int… https://t.co/kmA4wpvNAX#OnThisDay 1968: Nationwide looked at how motorways are made and also gave us an early preview of a self-driving ca… https://t.co/U7QJLt4QkiOnthisDay 1985: The first episode of Edge Of Darkness was broadcast on BBC2. The show went on to win four BAFTAs. https://t.co/fWnrMQa7Kb
11/4
2019
As His Dark Materials premieres on the BBC, explore this collection of forthright interviews with the author Philip… https://t.co/KN4DIaT7hO#OnThisDay 1964: "All wildlife and forestation will be obliterated." Tonight had a rather pessimistic look at how… https://t.co/FfNttGPCSR#OnThisDay "It sort of hangs there with no other function in life but to go 'ping' occasionally." Tomorrow's World… https://t.co/G72nIGvuzI#OnThisDay 1973: Sir Matt Busby discussed Clough, Best entertaining football and curtailing the cloggers, on Parkin… https://t.co/Tvvcp9b3lc#OnThisDay 1970: Nationwide joined the Southern Skirmish Association, who were just having a fun, somewhat-historic… https://t.co/llxNtM5xlO#OnThisDay 1997: Aha! I'm Alan Partridge was first broadcast. https://t.co/sns0kgRQi9
11/3
2019
#OnThisDay 1974: Parkinson interviewed Patrick Moore - and his Mum. https://t.co/ZTX3ukgyl7#OnThisDay 1964: "All day and every day - but not on Sunday. Never on Sunday." Alan Whicker investigated the revol… https://t.co/8GBpUbHXij#OnThisDay 1973: Was the market for foundation garments diminishing? Corset was. James Hogg provides some top punne… https://t.co/LTLfraBnfY#OnThisDay 1951: Self-service shopping reached the UK. The manly men of Newsreel deferred to noted woman, Marjorie… https://t.co/a76BANlMbxHow well do you know who's been in the background of your favourite programmes? Test your knowledge with our quiz -… https://t.co/W2dRhrT00u#OnThisDay 1954: Hancock's Half Hour was first broadcast, on the BBC Light Programme. https://t.co/sRnXDlP5MN
11/2
2019
#OnThisDay 1980: Paul Simon told Annie Nightingale on The Old Grey Whistle Test about striking a balance between pl… https://t.co/fWOP9b4ibI#OnThisDay 1973: Nationwide paid a visit to Diane and David, a couple who were set to miss Princess Anne’s wedding… https://t.co/WW9Dm3Kr96#OnThisDay 1990: Tomorrow’s World donned a sizable headset and delved into the brave new world of virtual reality. https://t.co/VTOR4DvG7b @MiddleAged_Lazy Hi Robert, although this isn't really what BBC Archive does on social media we did had a look anyw… https://t.co/su63Ts9nvjYou can find out how these teens and others fared across three decades on the BBC Archive site - https://t.co/zmpRBtmrU1#OnThisDay 1955: Special Enquiry caught up with some teenage teddy boys. https://t.co/y2qNwpwhJ9#OnThisDay 1977: Mike Leigh’s Play for Today, Abigail’s Party, starring Alison Steadman, was broadcast on BBC One. https://t.co/Nc7bBeMmTO
11/1
2019

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