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The Vintage Guide To London | October 19, 2017

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At the Museum of London: 90 years of Radio Times

Radio Times Museum of London

The Museum of London and the world’s longest running television and radio listings magazine Radio Times partner for Cover Story: Radio Times at 90 – a free exhibition.

Cover Story: Radio Times at 90 celebrates the history of Radio Times and showcases some of its iconic covers from the last nine decades, which reflect the story of broadcasting in Britain. The covers featured comprise a veritable who’s who of British broadcasting, including Tony Hancock, The Goon Show, Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders, Coronation Street and Call The Midwife.

The exhibition will take visitors from the BBC’s first radio transmission in London to today’s multi-channel offer, through landmark broadcasts, archive clips, broadcast artefacts and original Radio Times photography and artwork, including pieces by CRW Nevinson, John Gilroy and influential British graphic designer Abram Games.

The exhibition also features an exclusive Doctor Who display, a Radio Times regular since 1964 that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Visitors will be able to become a cover star for themselves, alongside a genuine life-size Dalek against a backdrop of Westminster Bridge, recreating the famous 2005 “Vote Dalek” Radio Times cover.

Other highlights include an illuminating original 1941 Luftwaffe Stadtplan von London map which plots Radio Times’ Waterlows printing plant in Park Royal, London, as a Nazi air-raid target alongside transport hubs, factories and landmarks.

Cover Story: Radio Times at 90
Friday 2 August 2013 until Sunday 3 November 2013
at the Museum of London
Entry: free