Interesting BBC fact #174

Question: Who owns the copyright to the ‘pips’, played to signify the hour on BBC Radio?
Answer: The Astronomer Royal owns the copyright.

From the BBC daily brief.

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3 Responses to “Interesting BBC fact #174”


  1. 1 Rob Fenwick December 22, 2005 at 9:55 am

    Good lord. I work for the present (retiring) Astronomer Royal. I wonder if he knows about this…

  2. 2 James O'Malley December 22, 2005 at 6:48 pm

    Does this mean the BBC have to pay royalties?


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