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Welcome to the Information Age gallery.
In this room we can relive the history of a nation that has led the world in communication.
And we can determine to write the history of a nation that will continue to lead the world.

And, by the way, go and have a look round the corner there at 2LO, the BBC’s first transmitter, where it all began. Push a button and you’ll also hear Lord Reith reading one of William Blake’s great poems, Jerusalem.

From there, you can trace the first global TV broadcast, four decades later, on the BBC. I’m old enough to remember All You Need is Love – live – one of the turning points in our cultural and technological progress. And we can reflect that we are, ourselves, right now at one of those turning points.
For Charter Review is a moment for us all to reflect.

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