BBC’s final broadcast at Bush House

Posted at 4:30 pm, July 12, 2012 in News
Bush House @ R/DV/RS

For over 70 years, Bush House has been the home of the BBC’s World Service but today saw the lifts come to a halt, the ‘on air’ light go black and the famous doors close to international broadcasting forever. Since March, the former ‘world’s most expensive’ building has been slowly evacuated floor by floor, language by language and today, July 12, saw the final broadcast to come from the Aldwych flagship. The last bulletin was given in English by Bogdan Frymorgen and Emma Crowe from the central newsroom before subsequent programming was resumed by Broadcasting House in Portland Place. The beautiful yet intimidating building will continue radio silence as it is now inhabited by lawyers and tax men. Carly-Ann Clements

For more info and to get first hand stories, see bbc.co.uk and to get a final glimpse at the home longstanding home to World Service, see guardian.co.uk.

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