The First BBC Prom

The first Prom after the BBC took over the concerts was broadcast 80 years ago on this day.

Radio historian Sean Street explores the significance of this moment of musical and broadcasting history, for which one listener was so grateful that he sent the BBC 25 shillings.

He also talks to Proms director Nicholas Kenyon, and Jenny Doctor, editor of a new history of the Proms.

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The first Prom after the BBC took over the concerts was broadcast 80 years ago on this day.

Radio historian Sean Street explores the significance of this moment of musical and broadcasting history, for which one listener was so grateful that he sent the BBC 25 shillings.

He also talks to Proms director Nicholas Kenyon, and Jenny Doctor, editor of a new history of the Proms.