The BBC (short for British Broadcasting Corporation) was an Earth television network. It was based in the United Kingdom and was founded in the 20th century.

History Edit

On 14 July 1930, the BBC broadcast a television adaptation of The Man with the Flower in His Mouth by Luigi Pirandello. This was the first television drama to be produced in the United Kingdom. Provided that the broadcast was successful, the BBC considered producing an adaptation of Black Orchid by George Cranleigh. (PROSE: The Wheel of Ice)

On 2 June 1953, the BBC broadcast live coverage of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II from Alexandra Palace. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)

The science fiction television series Nightshade, starring Edmund Trevithick as the title character, ran on the BBC from 1953 to 1958. It was rebroadcast on BBC2 in December 1968. (PROSE: Nightshade)

A BBC News bulletin on 15 October 1957 reported on the recent launch of Sputnik, Earth's first artificial satellite, by the Soviet Union. (AUDIO: Unregenerate!)

On a Saturday in November 1963, Ace briefly watched BBC television at Mike Smith's house. At 5:15, a new science fiction series was about to start airing, whose name started with Doc—. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)

In 1966, BBC newsreader Kenneth Kendall reported on the War Machine crisis and announced when the first machine had been destroyed. (TV: The War Machines)

Circa the 1970s, BBC3 broadcast live, on the public affairs programme The Passing Parade, the opening of the Devil's Hump. (TV: The Dæmons)

In 1976, UNIT, members of the band Plasticine, the Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield and Ace broke into the BBC in an attempt to stop a Vardan invasion. (PROSE: No Future)

In 1996, the Blue Peter garden was destroyed by a member (or members) of Faction Paradox, the effect of which was a far more intense psychological reaction than any direct assault on the people's psyche. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two)

While in 2001, Fitz Kreiner noted to himself that even the BBC logo had changed since the 1960s into a blocky square style. (PROSE: Escape Velocity)

In 2005, the BBC correspondents Francis Currie and Scott Christie were among the newscasters reporting on alien attacks and civil unrest in London. Right after the live broadcast of the Deputy PM Meena Cartwright, the BBC was knocked off the air when an ICIS-brainwashed suicide bomber attacked it during a live broadcast, killing Christie. Currie referred to the attack as a "double-whammy" propaganda move. (AUDIO: The Coup, The Longest Night)

In 2006, the BBC did a news report on the alien crash in the Thames. (TV: Aliens of London) On Christmas of that year, the BBC broadcasted Prime Minister Harriet Jones's address to Great Britain rather than the traditional greeting by the monarch (in this case, Elizabeth II). (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

In 2007, the BBC broadcasted a news story to warn people of the Cybermen. (TV: Army of Ghosts) The Cybermen took control of all the TV channels, including the BBC, to broadcast their message of world domination around the globe. (TV: Doomsday)

In 2007, a BBC News bulletin reported that the United States and United Kingdom governments were anticipating final victory in the Iraq War in the near future. (AUDIO: Unregenerate!)

In 2008, the Master broadcasted his message about contact with alien life through the BBC. (TV: The Sound of Drums) The channel also reported on two highly destructive cataclysms. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Lost Boy)

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In 2015 BBC Scotland reporter Catriona Stewart covered Prime Minister Daniel Claremont's visit to Ravenscaur Island. (COMIC: Clara Oswald and the School of Death)

In 2009, the BBC covered multiple emergencies such as the ATMOS disaster, (TV: The Poison Sky) the Earth's abduction, (TV: The Stolen Earth) the Zodiac brainwashing, (TV: Secrets of the Stars) and the 456 crisis. (TV: Children of Earth)

In 2012 the Eightfold Truth purchased the BBC centre and converted it into the headquarters of their cult. (AUDIO: The Eight Truths)

Clara Oswald liked to use the TARDIS to catch up on missed BBC television programmes. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)

By the 2060s, the BBC had turned into the British Film and Television Corporation; following the Myloki war, its London headquarters were used as a covert base for SILHOET. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man)

Parallel universes Edit


Beep the Meep's ship crashed into this universe's BBC centre. (COMIC: TV Action!)

Beep the Meep travelled to a parallel universe, in which the Doctor's universe existed only as part of a BBC science fiction television series called Doctor Who, on 12 October 1979, and took control of the BBC Television Centre. The Eighth Doctor and his companion Izzy Sinclair defeated Beep with the help of the actor Tom Baker, who infuriated him with his endless rambling. Strangely, Baker both physically resembled the Fourth Doctor and played him on the television series. The Doctor learned the truth when he discovered the first issue of Doctor Who Weekly. (COMIC: TV Action!)

Other referencesEdit

The Ninth Doctor once attempted to pass off as a representative of the BBC Transworld Service. (AUDIO: The Bleeding Heart)

Behind the scenes Edit

The Cybus Industries website, which tied into Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel, featured an interview with the creator of the Cybermen of Pete's World, John Lumic. When asked the "best" and "worst" things about the BBC, Lumic simply responded that he abolished the BBC after Cybusnet became the sole global information provider. [1]

Footnotes Edit

  1. Lohn Lumic - Some thoughts from our CEO. Cybus Industries website. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved on 23 July 2013.