This Day in History: 1938-04-03

Having previously relied solely on British Movietone News and Gaumont-British News cinema newsreels, the BBC Television Service today broadcast its first news bulletin, according to surviving Radio Times listings.

The initial daily sound-only bulletin on Sunday 3rd April is listed as News from the National Programme, whilst subsequent programmes are billed as simply News Bulletin and described as “A recording of the Third News from the National programme.” Cinema newsreels continued to be shown in separate slots.