Monday, July 29, 2013

Radio Times's 90th anniversary celebrated in exhibition

The Queen, triumphant in this 60th summer since the coronation, does have to admit defeat in one corner of British cultural life. Doctor Who has now been the subject of more front cover features on the Radio Timesthan even the monarch during the listings magazine's 90 years.

The history of the publication, which began life in 1923 when radio was a fledgling medium, is to be marked in a free exhibition starting Friday 2 August at the Museum of London. The displays will feature many early covers and tell the story of British broadcasting, from the BBC's first radio transmission in London to the modern multi-channel offering.