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#OnThisDay in 1997: With car parking spaces at a premium, Peter Snow went to Halifax to meet an inventor who had devised a very novel solution.
 
#OnThisDay in 1982: Alan Titchmarsh (a national treasure himself) visited the castleless town of Porthcawl in Wales. Could unemployed castlekeeper Lindsay Knight build one in time for 1983's Year of the Castle?
 
#OnThisDay in 1952: The comic actor and director Mel Smith was born in Chiswick, London.
Mel sadly died in 2013, but Last Word allowed friends and peers to give a fulsome tribute to his talent (@ 8m13secs) bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0…
 
Enjoy a relaxing few minutes of the great Tony Hart drawing with pastels #OTD in 1987
 
#OTD 1976: Auditions are open for BBC Archive's kaleidophon player.

You must be this good and have your own kaleidophon.
 
#OTD 1971: Up in one! Up in one!
Nationwide met a man training to become the World Champion Upside-Down Beer Drinker*.
*Drink responsibly
 
"Climbing up a ladder in the pouring rain can be a bit too John Noakes for some people."

How to replace a broken window, with Richard Stillgoe, broadcast #OTD in 1977.
 
Christine McVie, the revered singer-songwriter who penned and performed some of Fleetwood Mac's most famous songs, has died aged 79.

You can listen to Christine talk to Kirsty Young about her life in music on this Desert Island Discs from 2017: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0…
 
Michael Gambon stars in Dennis Potter's original drama series The Singing Detective. He plays Philip Marlow, a writer suffering from a chronic skin disease and writer's block who is thrown into an altered reality. Watch it tonight on BBC Four at 22:10 and after on @BBCiPlayer.
 
#OnThisDay in 1983: Cabbage Patch Kids were the "must-have" Christmas toy in the US. Guy Michelmore took one to Oxford Street to see what British shoppers made of them.
 
#OnThisDay in 1971: With only four weeks until the big day, Blue Peter got into the festive spirit and made some Christmas cards out of leftover wrapping paper and some tin foil.
 
How have LGBTQ+ lives been viewed through the lens of the BBC over the past 50 years?

Dr Matthew Linfoot of @UniWestminster delves into the BBC archive with people across the generations for podcasts that explore changing experiences and identities.

🎧 canvas-story.bbcrewind.co.uk/hearingourstor…
 
#OnThisDay in 1989: Daytime Live caught up with members of the Crossroads and Noele Gordon Appreciation Society to find out what was so special about the show dubbed: "The soap the nation loved to hate."
 
#OnThisDay in 1987: Karen Gillan was born. The Scottish actress and model is best known for playing Amy Pond in Doctor Who and Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy.
 
#OnThisDay in 1997: Computer game Grand Theft Auto was released. During a 1996 visit to the Dundee studios of DMA Design, Rory Cellan-Jones took a closer look at the game's development. Watch more on our YouTube channel youtu.be/7vWSi44ZTSw
 
Discover the real life stories behind David Stirling, Paddy Mayne and the rest of @bbcone's SAS Rogue Heroes with the documentary series SAS: Rogue Warriors
bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod…
SAS: Rogue Warriors - Series 1: Episode 1
bbc.co.uk
 
#OnThisDay in 1942: James Marshall Hendrix, better known as Jimi Hendrix, was born in Seattle, Washington.
He was interviewed by Keith Altham in September 1970, a fortnight prior to his untimely passing at the age of 27.
 
In 1962, Monitor interviewed the enigmatic Peter O'Toole in Almería, Spain, where he discussed his preparation for the eponymous role in Lawrence of Arabia.
 
#OnThisDay in 1922: Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, United States. The creator of Peanuts, the iconic comic strip featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and co., spoke to Everyman in 1977 about his craft.
 
#OnThisDay in 1997: Black Britain looked at the issue of diversity and access within ballet.
 
#OnThisDay in 1982: Tomorrow's World legend Judith Hann looked at, then largely dismissed, the science behind the Frisbee.
 
#OnThisDay in 1992: Newsround reported on the British residents who lived the dream of moving into the real-life Ramsey Street (that's Pin Oak Court) used in Neighbours.
 
#OnThisDay in 1972: On the 20th anniversary celebrations for Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap (70 years young today), Nationwide's Lynn Lewis (arguably not a fan) spoke to cast and crew about why the play was so phenomenally popular. 🧵 1/2 pic.twitter.com/QIEBpeGreH
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Listen on BBC Sounds as Meridian's Harriett Gilbert delves into the play's history: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0… 🧵 2/2
Meridian - Agatha Christies The Mousetrap - BBC Sounds
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#OnThisDay in 1972: On the 20th anniversary celebrations for Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap (70 years young today), Nationwide's Lynn Lewis (arguably not a fan) spoke to cast and crew about why the play was so phenomenally popular. 🧵 1/2
 
#OnThisDay 1962: That Was The Week That Was made its debut.

Here's a clip from that first show, lampooning product placement on commercial TV.

The satirical show spawned several well-known showbiz names, as the credits attest.
 
To celebrate #BBC100, we've opened up the BBC archives for emerging creators to have a play and create their own unique short films for @makefilmhistory.

You can watch some of these shorts here: canvas-story.bbcrewind.co.uk/makefilmhistor…
 
#OnThisDay 1942: Billy Connolly was born in Glasgow.

In 1984, he faced an audience of Scottish teenagers who had some tricky questions for him.
 
Set in Glasgow, Down Among the Big Boys stars Billy Connolly as a criminal mastermind who is investigated by his future son-in-law after he pulls off a daring bank robbery. Watch it tonight on BBC Four at 10pm and then on @BBCiPlayer. #BBC100 pic.twitter.com/VVATSPAHua
 
Tonight, Consett's John Herdman coaches Canada [ @CanadaSoccerEN ] in the World Cup but, back in 1999, the young County Durham coach very much espoused playing the Brazilian way with Futebol de Salão.
 
Set in Glasgow, Down Among the Big Boys stars Billy Connolly as a criminal mastermind who is investigated by his future son-in-law after he pulls off a daring bank robbery. Watch it tonight on BBC Four at 10pm and then on @BBCiPlayer. #BBC100
 
#OnThisDay in 1963: Doctor Who first aired. Starring William Hartnell as the Doctor and Carole Ann Ford as his granddaughter, Susan, it took viewers on an adventure across time and space that continues to this day. Learn more at #BBC100 bbc.co.uk/historyofthebb…
 
#OnThisDay in 1940: Filmmaker Terry Gilliam was born. In 1974 the ‘arch idler’ of animation shared some his patented cutout animation tips on The Do-It-Yourself Film Animation Show. Watch more on our YouTube channel:
 
#OnThisDay in 1972: Viewers of @BBCOne were in for an evening of solid gold entertainment, as this preview of the night ahead shows.
See the listing from this day 50 years ago and more on the BBC Programme Index genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/serv…
 
#OnThisDay in 1973: Blue Peter got to grips with a new piece of cutting-edge technology – an electric pencil sharpener.
 
#OnThisDay in 1979: Question - "What's an Indian prince doing delivering letters on roller skates?" Answer - "About 25 miles per hour."
Nationwide spent the day with a roller skating delivery team.
 
Oops! Apologies. That should, of course, be Terry Medwin – the great Welsh outside-right.
1958 was the last time Wales appeared at a Fifa World Cup, reaching the quarter-finals. Looking back in 2002, players Mel Hopkins, John Charles, Stuart Williams, Mel Charles, Cliff Jones, Teery Medwin and Ken Jones had mixed emotions. pic.twitter.com/MeMWDggjS0
 
1958 was the last time Wales appeared at a Fifa World Cup, reaching the quarter-finals. Looking back in 2002, players Mel Hopkins, John Charles, Stuart Williams, Mel Charles, Cliff Jones, Teery Medwin and Ken Jones had mixed emotions.
 
“I wouldn’t say he was tidy but he’s all right, you know, I’ve had him for a long time.”
#OnThisDay in 1982: That’s Life took to the streets to find out just how much help men were around the house.
 
#OnThisDay in 1992: A million love songs earlier, Take Two's Sarah Greene was in sunny Scarborough to quiz Mark, Howard, Jason, Robbie and Gary, as Take That's first UK tour came to an end.
 
#OnThisDay in 1982: Peter Davison, the fifth and then current Doctor, took questions from Saturday Superstore viewers on all things Doctor Who and the parallel universe in which he might have been a successful lorry driving musician.
 
#OnThisDay in 1997: Rising star Lewis Hamilton (then aged 12) spoke about his ambition to become an F1 racing driver, on the BBC Two show Black Britain.
 
#OnThisDay in 1972: James Stewart talked to Joan Bakewell about the beginnings of his wonderful life as a movie star, from simultaneously working on multiple films to being traded between movie studios.

A longer extract of the programme is available here youtube.com/watch?v=HntXje…
 
Archivist Helen selected this 1932 photo of staff at Broadcasting House Library.

"I remember seeing this photo not long after I started working at the BBC. I often think that there are some people who think that the libraries and archives staff are still like the ones here!"
 
 
#OnThisDay in 1972: The first official international women's football match for both Scotland (@scottishfa) and England (@Lionesses | @FA) took place at Ravenscraig Stadium in Greenock. England won the game 3-2 (Sylvia Gore, Pat Davies x2 | Mary Carr, Rose Reilly). 🧵 1/2 pic.twitter.com/Z1Z1wY6bPW
 
#OnThisDay in 1972: The first official international women's football match for both Scotland (@scottishfa) and England (@Lionesses | @FA) took place at Ravenscraig Stadium in Greenock. England won the game 3-2 (Sylvia Gore, Pat Davies x2 | Mary Carr, Rose Reilly). 🧵 1/2
 
#OnThisDay in 1982: Mother and daughter romantic novelists Sheila Holland (Charlotte Lamb) and Sarah Holland tell Nationwide about the somewhat unreconstructed male characters who help sell millions of their Mills & Boon books, and how their work offers therapy to female readers.
 
#OnThisDay in 1942: Film director Martin Scorsese was born in New York.

In 1992, he told Barry Norman about why he believed his own movies could never match those of his old Hollywood heroes.
 
In reply to @BBCArchive
You can see the whole collection of 100 objects at bbc.co.uk/historyofthebb… 2/3
Replying to @BBCArchive
Read more about the process of designing this object of the future on the BBC R&D blog at bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2022-1… 3/3
 
The final selection in the BBC’s collection of 100 iconic objects has been revealed. This object of the future, the MZ Environmental Sampler from 2041, was designed by BBC R&D with the help of school children canvas-story.bbcrewind.co.uk/objectofthefut… 1/3 pic.twitter.com/fewzW78OR1
Replying to @BBCArchive
You can see the whole collection of 100 objects at bbc.co.uk/historyofthebb… 2/3
 
 
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