Broadcasting between 9th March 1930 and 31st August 1939, the National Programme was the BBC's single nationally-broadcast radio station. Its sister was the Regional Programme, which, must like the local stations today, was a network rather than a single channel. On 1st September, the Second World War formally broke out and the two stations were merged: the Home Service was born.
See also: BBC Asian Network, BBC Choice, BBC Four, BBC HD, BBC Home Service, BBC Light Programme, BBC Local Radio, BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Wales, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 5 (Old), BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 7, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Regional Programme, BBC Three, BBC Three (online), BBC Two, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales, BBC World Service, CBBC, CBeebies.
According to our database BBC National Programme has premiered 3 original British comedy programmes.