A three month exhibition is taking place at The Lowry this summer, looking at the changing world of BBC Children’s radio and television programming.
“Here’s One We Made Earlier” will explore the past, present and future of children’s broadcasting on the BBC when it opens in July.
It will go back to the first days of broadcasting in 1922 and the launch of Children’s Hour, taking in puppets, props and the BBC archive as well as items from public and private collections from a cross the country.
Local school children will be co-curating the exhibition and visitors will be able to go behind the scenes and have a got at being presenters.
“It’s great to be launching an exhibition of this kind in partnership with our close neighbours at The Lowry. From Muffin The Mule and Andy Pandy to Crackerjack, Newsround and Blue Peter, most British childhoods have been defined by the programmes and characters we love when we’re young, many of them provided by the BBC,” said Joe Godwin, director of BBC Children’s.
“It’s really exciting to be able to showcase current programmes, as well as look back at some favourites from the past 92 years of BBC children’s programmes. Families will be able to come along and enjoy the exhibition together which is incredibly important to us and we’re looking forward to hearing what visitors think.”