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British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (Established 1920)



  • Existence: Established June 1920


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a public service broadcaster, which headquartered at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London.

The BBC is is the world's oldest national broadcaster and the largest in the world, employing over 35,000 staff around the world.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Argyle Theatre Collection

Reference code: NFA0117
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a large number of posters as well as business records including records of artist bookings, accounts, scrapbooks, contracts and correspondence.

Dates: 1865 - 1941

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 4 December 1939

Reference code: 178R12.83
Scope and Contents

Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. The Six Harmonists Featuring Gladys Hay (Daughter of Will Hay), BBC Sound Impressionists, Navarre international Prince of Mimics, Holt and Maurice 'Good Company', 3 Aberdonians, Len Rostock, Edna Devonshire, Lorraine singing Cartoonist, Harold Walden Comedian. Printed by S. Griffith and Co, typeers, Liverpool. Red type.

Dates: 4 December 1939

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 11 December 1939

Reference code: 178R12.84
Scope and Contents

Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. Carroll Levis Presents His Latest BBC Discoveries, Fourteen Big Acts Plus Variety Show. Red type.

Dates: 11 December 1939

Posters, c1880 - 1940

Reference code: 178R12
Scope and Contents

Large collection of Argyle Theatre posters.

Dates: c1880 - 1940

The Cairoli Family Circus and Chipperfield's Circus Films, c1950 - 1959

Reference code: 178D13.2
Scope and Contents BBC1, Chipperfield Advance Film Unit. Colour, sound and background music. DVD 1 assorted clips of the Cairoli family circus acts including bareback riding, gymnastics and clowning, behind the scenes clips, circus scenes in French and narration about the 'white face clown' in English, narrated in German tv broadcast. BBC 1 programme on Robert Brothers Circus, narrated in English, showing circus scenes, performers and animals, 01:27:01 mins. DVD 2 Black and white footage of Chipperfields...
Dates: c1950 - 1959

Additional filters:

Archival Object 4
Collection 1
Music-halls 4
Variety 4
Animals 3
Circus 3
Clowning 3