1 August 2013
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Radio Times began life as a joint venture between the fledgling BBC and publisher George Newnes 90 years ago on 28 September 1923. BBC director of programmes Arthur R Burrows wrote proudly in the first front-page article that the corporation had "shaken the ether of Great Britain". Radio Times was published after the BBC director general, John Reith, rejected the demands of newspapers that wanted to charge the corporation for printing radio listings.
In the 1930s, Radio Times featured the work of modernist painters such as Christopher Nevinson, whose vision of the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth was seen on a special edition in 1937. The covers here form part of an exhibition at the Museum of London looking at the magazine's history.
The day after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939, Radio Times defiantly declared "broadcasting carries on". The BBC was vital to the war effort, communicating with remote parts of the country and abroad. As the corporation's journal, Radio Times was a powerful propaganda weapon.
In 1963, with Beatlemania in full swing, the Fab Four graced the cover of a pre-Christmas edition.
Doctor Who has appeared on the front of Radio Times more than any other TV programme.
England’s finest footballing achievement came in defeating West Germany 4-2 to win the World Cup. Radio Times provided its preview to the tournament in this 1966 edition.
Colour television arrived as the BBC broadcast coverage of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on BBC Two in 1967.
The BBC launched Radio 1 in the autumn of 1967.
Tomorrow's World, which had made its debut on the BBC in 1965, explored the world of technology and scientific discovery. This cover is from 1968.
The Rolling Stones' singer Mick Jagger on the cover in 1973.
TV favourites for generations, the comedians Morecambe and Wise adorn the front of Radio Times in 1976.
A new soap opera featured on the cover in 1985 when the first episode of EastEnders was broadcast.
Radio Times is renowned for its bumper Christmas editions. In 1988, the magazine gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records when the festive fortnight issue sold 11,220,666 copies, making it the biggest-selling edition of any British magazine in history.
The Vote Dalek cover combined the 2005 general election with a Dalek story, and was voted the Great Cover of all time in the Periodical Publishers Association Great Cover Debate in 2008.
The marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 was marked by this special edition, with a younger reader’s illustration.
The summer of sport last year increased sales of Radio Times by 185,000, the largest uplift for a single issue apart from Christmas since records began. Cover Story: Radio Times at 90 is on at the Museum of London from 2 August to 3 November.