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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
The Beeb rocks Out!
Home to legendary performances from the likes of Moz
Location: 2-22 Portland Place, W1A 1AA
Description: Well it's in there somewhere...
'The Radio Theatre', inside Broadcasting House in London and the venue for many historic recordings at the BBC, reopened in June 2007 after a major overhaul.
Originally designed as a classical music venue in the early 1930s, the BBC's biggest radio studio has been fitted out for a wide range of audience shows, including both speech and music performances (largely rock, pop and jazz).
The refit, part of a bigger building project that will eventually bring BBC World Service and television news operations under one roof in Portland Place, has taken four years.
The Concert Hall became the Radio Theatre in the mid 1990s with what was then a modern production gallery and with the stage configured for a broader range of programmes. The character of the venue changed, and so did the range of artists appearing - in recent years they have included David Bowie, REM, Prince, Paul Weller, Shania Twain and Ronan Keating.
And of course the legend that is the one and only Morrissey!
Tagged in this Tour: David Bowis's London Life
Tagged in this Tour: Moz & The Smiths