|Due to the present
focus on V.E. Day, these items may be of interest:
Phoney War traces the role of the BBC at the start of WWII
and the interaction between the BBC and the Government.
The programme mentions the move of some BBC staff to Wood
Norton and includes and interesting clip of the BBC’s DE,
Harold Bishop, talking about the Government’s concerns that
the Luftwaffe could use the BBC’s transmitters for radio
navigation purposes. (Thanks to Russ Inman for drawing this to
There is more information on the BBC's
History of the BBC, but if you are interested in
down-to-earth stories and amusing anecdotes relating to BBC
Engineering I recommend
Wood Norton during the Second World War on this website.