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#OnThisDay 1964: It’s off to Wiggly Worm Farm! The owner, Frank, is putting his worms to use trying to rejuvenate slag heaps.

Published: June 16, 2024 06:15

#OnThisDay 1964: It’s off to Wiggly Worm Farm! The owner, Frank, is putting his worms to use trying to rejuvenate slag heaps.

#OnThisDay 1972 Blue Peter showed its viewers a giant crab found off the coast of Devon which they said was big enough to break a man's arm.

Published: June 15, 2024 07:00

#OnThisDay 1972 Blue Peter showed its viewers a giant crab found off the coast of Devon which they said was big enough to break a man's arm.

R to @BBCArchive: Featured on Vernon’s Vault, a daily dive into the BBC Archive on Radio 2. Listen back on BBC Sounds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/m001lzng

Published: June 14, 2024 12:22

Featured on Vernon’s Vault, a daily dive into the BBC Archive on Radio 2. Listen back on BBC Sounds: bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/m001l…

#OnThisDay 1971: Nationwide took a flight to Tenerife with Britain's first ever female commercial airline pilot.

Published: June 14, 2024 12:21

#OnThisDay 1971: Nationwide took a flight to Tenerife with Britain's first ever female commercial airline pilot.

#OnThisDay 1974: Scotland fans were in fine voice ahead of their opening fixture of the World Cup in Dortmund. If you'd like to see more footage of this campaign, you can! Just visit - https://youtu.be/TjjqndeAcT4

Published: June 14, 2024 07:00

#OnThisDay 1974: Scotland fans were in fine voice ahead of their opening fixture of the World Cup in Dortmund. If you'd like to see more footage of this campaign, you can! Just visit - invidious.poast.org/TjjqndeAcT4

#OnThisDay 1994: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had all qualified for the World Cup in the USA... the Subbuteo World Cup.

Published: June 13, 2024 07:00

#OnThisDay 1994: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had all qualified for the World Cup in the USA... the Subbuteo World Cup.

#OnThisDay 2007: What is the point of Facebook? So asked BBC Breakfast to Tom Dunmore (Stuff Magazine) and Jenni Trent Hughes, as awareness of social media website (founded just three years prior) was coming to the fore.

Published: June 12, 2024 07:00

#OnThisDay 2007: What is the point of Facebook? So asked BBC Breakfast to Tom Dunmore (Stuff Magazine) and Jenni Trent Hughes, as awareness of social media website (founded just three years prior) was coming to the fore.

R to @BBCArchive: NOTE: We should have specified in our original post that the televised play Nineteen Eighty-Four broadcast on 12 December 1954 was the first British TV adaptation of the novel. https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/bdfc99ae1ab44d849d1cd61f0fcaae5c?page=14 CBS had broadcast their own adaptation in the US the previous year.

Published: June 11, 2024 09:08

NOTE: We should have specified in our original post that the televised play Nineteen Eighty-Four broadcast on 12 December 1954 was the first British TV adaptation of the novel. genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/bdf… CBS had broadcast their own adaptation in the…

R to @BBCArchive: Resigning from his post in 1943, Eric Blair said that "for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my own time and the public money on doing work that produces no result." He was, instead, "going back to my normal work of writing and journalism".

Published: June 10, 2024 16:08

Resigning from his post in 1943, Eric Blair said that "for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my own time and the public money on doing work that produces no result." He was, instead, "going back to my normal work of writing and…

R to @BBCArchive: Eric Blair had a rich history at the BBC. He was a Talks Producer in the Overseas Eastern Service during World War Two. In a 1942 letter, he explained why he did not care to broadcast under his more famous pen name.

Published: June 10, 2024 16:06

Eric Blair had a rich history at the BBC. He was a Talks Producer in the Overseas Eastern Service during World War Two. In a 1942 letter, he explained why he did not care to broadcast under his more famous pen name.

R to @BBCArchive: That memo is just one item from the BBC's written archives featured in a series of programmes exploring the extent to which the works of Orwell and Kafka continue to express the reality and frustration of life in the 21st century. Listen now on @BBCSounds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/m00201sm

Published: June 10, 2024 16:05

That memo is just one item from the BBC's written archives featured in a series of programmes exploring the extent to which the works of Orwell and Kafka continue to express the reality and frustration of life in the 21st century. Listen now on @BBCSounds:…

In 1954, the first televised adaptation of 1984 was broadcast on the BBC. A memo from D K Wolfe-Murray two days later explained that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were among its fans.

Published: June 10, 2024 16:00

In 1954, the first televised adaptation of 1984 was broadcast on the BBC. A memo from D K Wolfe-Murray two days later explained that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were among its fans.

#OnThisDay 1971: Blue Peter welcomed its biggest guest since Lulu the elephant. Despite being stuffed, it proved almost as unruly.

Published: June 10, 2024 07:00

#OnThisDay 1971: Blue Peter welcomed its biggest guest since Lulu the elephant. Despite being stuffed, it proved almost as unruly.