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The challenges of writing history for television are formidable. But if historians don’t get involved, they will cede ground to those less qualified, warns Suzannah Lipscomb.

What role was the BBC to play if the cold war became hot? For the first time, the corporation has given detailed access to its plans for a Wartime Broadcasting Service following a nuclear attack. Paul Reynolds reveals its secrets.

One of the greatest films of all time made its debut on May 1st, 1941.

Chaplin's celebrated film first appeared on October 15th, 1940.

With the BBC Charter renewal in the news, Taylor Downing recommends studies of the institution’s past, present and future.

Following the media rush to commemorate the First World War, Stephen Badsey is disappointed that television has so far failed to embrace the latest historical research on the conflict.

After 70 years, a visual record of the liberation of Belsen has been restored.

Second-hand books don’t just tell the stories of their authors but of their former owners, too.

The 'Divine Sarah' had her right leg amputated on February 22nd, 1915.  

Like sport, politics is a form of theatre. It has elements of soap opera, melodrama, comedy...