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Broadcasting House

  • Address: Portland Pl W1
  • Vicinity: Langham Pl
  • Neighborhood of Marylebone in London
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1934/05/34 Agatha Christie Author Agatha Christie makes a 20 minute radio broadcast, reading "Miss Marple Tells a Story" on the BBC's National Programme. Miss Marple Tells a Story (short story)
1937/11/02 Hercule Poirot Private Detective Adapted for The National Programme and played by Anthony Holles, Hercule Poirot makes his debut on radio. The broadcast intersperses performances of cabaret artistes at the restaurant within Christie's narrative. Yellow Iris (short story)
1940/06/18 Charles de Gaulle French General As the French government readies to sign an armistice with German occupiers, Charles de Gaulle broadcast to France from the BBC a plea to continue the fight against the Nazi invaders. Few French listeners heard the speech and the BBC did not record it.
1947/05/30 Agatha Christie Author "Three Blind Mice", a half-hour radio narrative written by mystery author Agatha Christie, is broadcast on the BBC Light Programme. Three Blind Mice (short story)


The Langham, London

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Particulars for Broadcasting House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Architectural Style Art Deco
Architectural Style - Facet Art Deco - Art Moderne aka Streamline
Area of Significance Broadcasting
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Building Style Office Building
Area of Significance Radio Broadcasting

English National Heritage List Entry No: 1265570

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