It is 100 years since John Reith, Arthur Burrows, and Cecil Lewis first set up the British Broadcasting Company, as it was then known. A General Strike, a world war, and a number of scandals later — Auntie Beeb is now a well-known fixture in British life. Francesca Peacock spoke to David Hendy about his new history of the corporation, which takes a look at the BBC right through from its early days to the recent history of the pandemic.
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