Daleks on the march at the Museum of London


Released on: June 04, 2013, 12:24 pm
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New free summer exhibition devoted to the Radio Times will look at some of British television’s most popular stars.

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- One of Britain's longest-running magazines will be the subject of a free exhibition at the Museum of London opening this summer. Cover Story opens on August 2nd and charts the history of the Radio Times, the poplar weekly British TV and radio listings publication. The museum is one of the key attractions in the City of London and is located very close to Blackfriars station. Visitors to London looking for hotel accommodation should look no further than LondonTown.com, which lists a wide range of hotels near Blackfriars and other mainline London stations on its website.

Radio Times was founded in 1923 by the BBC and its publication history therefore almost completely overlaps with the history of TV and radio in Britain. In many households, the Radio Times was the only publication the family would have bought, so the magazine says a lot about changing tastes and interests in popular culture. This exhibition delves deeply into the BBC archives for the first time, pulling out historic broadcasts and never-before-seen photographs to illustrate the exhibitions. Highlights include a huge number of Radio Times covers, a 1920s Marconi valve radio and a display celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the show that has made regular appearances in the magazine since 1964.

The exhibition ties in with many of the themes explored in the Museum of London's gallery that looks at life in the 20th -century and includes an area for children where they can sit and watch classic British children's television show like Muffin The Mule. The museum also has a wide range of regular events and walks, as well as other special exhibitions, all of which are listed on LondonTown.com, the key site for tourists hoping to get the most of London during their vacation.

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