1926 in British radio

This is a list of events from British radio in 1926.

List of years in British radio (table)
In television
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929

EventsEdit

  • 16 January – A British Broadcasting Company radio play by Ronald Knox about workers' revolution in London causes a panic among those who have not heard the preliminary announcement that it is a satire on broadcasting.[1]
  • 4 May – The British Broadcasting Company broadcasts five news bulletins a day as no newspapers are published due to the general strike.
  • 31 December – The British Broadcasting Company is dissolved and its assets transferred to the non-commercial and crown-chartered British Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

BirthsEdit

  • 22 February – Kenneth Williams, comic actor (died 1988)
  • 19 May – David Jacobs, broadcast presenter (died 2013)
  • 23 May – Desmond Carrington, disc jockey and actor (died 2017)
  • 27 August – Pat Coombs, comic stooge (died 2002)
  • 31 October – Jimmy Savile, disc jockey, broadcast presenter, philanthropist and serial sex offender (died 2011)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The BBC Radio Panic, 1926". Museum of Hoaxes. Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ "A Message from the Earl of Clarendon | The New B.B.C. -- 'A Transition Simple and Efficient.'". Radio Times. 14 (170). 31 December 1926. p. 85.