Forty years on air

There was considerable coverage given to the fortieth anniversary of the first OU television broadcasts on 3rd January 1971. A local freesheet in Milton Keynes, MK News included an image of an early broadcast. There was also material based on interviews with Michael Drake, who made many of the early social sciences programmes and with Sally Cromptron, the current head of the Open Broadcasting Unit.  There was also a link to the timeline. The archives has more information about the content.

3 Responses to “Forty years on air”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    And the BBC picked up the story

  2. Daniel Weinbren Says:

    The anniversary was covered by the Guardian, and also it was also reported on the Radio 4 news programme, PM,

  3. Rachel Says:

    To avoid charges of Walton Hall-centricity it should also be noted that the story was covered by The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Star, The Scotsman, The Herald, Belfast Telegraph Morning, Liverpool Daily Post, Yorkshire Post, Press & Journal (Aberdeen), Eastern Daily Press, Lancaster Telegraph, The Gazette (Colchester), Blackpool Gazette, IC Walsall,Digital Spy, BBC Radio Suffolk and LBC.

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