BBC marks 100 years of broadcasting history

Oct 18, 2022, 12:06 PM | Updated: 12:39 pm
People walk outside the BBC Headquarters in London, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 as the BBC is celebrati...

People walk outside the BBC Headquarters in London, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 as the BBC is celebrating 100 years of broadcasting. The corporation marks its centenary Tuesday, a century on from when it was founded in 1922 under its original name, The British Broadcasting Company. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

LONDON (AP) — The British Broadcasting Corp. marked 100 years of broadcasting on Tuesday, a century after a group of wireless manufacturers founded the company and began filling the airwaves with its first daily radio service.

The BBC was founded on Oct. 18, 1922, in London and daily broadcasting began a month later. The broadcaster is marking its centenary with a series of special programs, including a guest appearance from King Charles III on “The Repair Shop,” a program featuring expert craftspeople restoring antiques.

Actress Jodie Whittaker will make her last appearance as the Time Lord on a special episode of “Doctor Who” on Sunday, before Ncuti Gatwa takes over the role.

The BBC has had many milestones in its history. In 1932, King George V was the first British monarch to broadcast on radio, and his voice was heard for the first time by millions simultaneously. The broadcast inaugurated the start of the BBC Empire Service, the forerunner to the BBC World Service.

The broadcaster launched the world’s first regularly scheduled TV service in 1936.

In 1953, the BBC’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was the first time that most people at the time had watched an event on television.

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              People walk past the BBC Headquarters in London, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 as the BBC is celebrating 100 years of broadcasting. The corporation marks its centenary Tuesday,  a century on from when it was founded in 1922 under its original name, The British Broadcasting Company. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              People walk outside the BBC Headquarters in London, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 as the BBC is celebrating 100 years of broadcasting. The corporation marks its centenary Tuesday,  a century on from when it was founded in 1922 under its original name, The British Broadcasting Company. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              People walk outside the BBC Headquarters in London, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 as the BBC is celebrating 100 years of broadcasting. The corporation marks its centenary Tuesday,  a century on from when it was founded in 1922 under its original name, The British Broadcasting Company. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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