In pictures: Radio Times covers from the past 90 years

Radio Times, the oldest TV and radio magazine in the world, is celebrating its 90th birthday with an exhibition at the Museum of London. Take a look at some of the magazine's best front covers from the past 90 years.

  • 1926 - CHristmas.jpg

    1926 - CHristmas.jpg

  • 1953-Coronation.jpg

    1953-Coronation.jpg

  • 1967-wimbledon.jpg

    1967-wimbledon.jpg

  • 1976-morecambewise.jpg

    1976-morecambewise.jpg

  • 1985.jpg

    1985.jpg

  • 1993-thatcher.jpg

    1993-thatcher.jpg

  • 1966-worldcup.jpg

    1966-worldcup.jpg

  • 1968-tomorrowsworld.jpg

    1968-tomorrowsworld.jpg

  • 1973-jagger.jpg

    1973-jagger.jpg

  • 1988-Christmas.jpg

    1988-Christmas.jpg

  • 2013-latest.jpg

    2013-latest.jpg

  • 1939-ww2.jpg

    1939-ww2.jpg

  • 2005-dalek.jpg

    2005-dalek.jpg

  • 2012-olympics.jpg

    2012-olympics.jpg

  • 1940.jpg

    1940.jpg

  • 1923-firstissue.jpg

    1923-firstissue.jpg

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Showcasing the covers from the last nine decades, the exhibition includes covers from the 1966 World Cup, the outbreak of war in 1939 and the London 2012 Olympic games.

Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 was also commemorated in a full-colour front page.

The first issue, published in 1923, positions the magazine as "the official organ of the BBC" and was created in response to director general John Reith's rejection of calls from newspapers to charge the BBC to print its listings.

Celebrities featured on the front pages across the 90 years include Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Mick Jagger and, in the most recent issue, Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge.

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