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Official Twitter presence of the @BBC Archive. Unless otherwise stated images are ©BBC.

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We looked inside some of the tweets by @BBCArchive and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
5 hours
Average replies
8
Average retweets
79
Average likes
207
Tweets with photos
30 / 100
Tweets with videos
70 / 100
Tweets with links
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#OnThisDay 1973: You know what your evening needs? This adorable tiny puppy. You're welcome, Twitter.

#OnThisDay 1973: You know what your evening needs? This adorable tiny puppy. You're welcome, Twitter.

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#OnThisDay 1981: "Oh, life! Don't talk to me about life!"

Marvin the Paranoid Android called into the Blue Peter studio, but luckily couldn't hang around for too long.

#OnThisDay 1981: "Oh, life! Don't talk to me about life!" Marvin the Paranoid Android called into the Blue Peter studio, but luckily couldn't hang around for too long.

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#OnThisDay 1967: The Beatles were filmed recording 'All You Need is Love' for the UK segment of Our World - the first live, international, satellite television production. #WorldBeatlesDay #GlobalBeatlesDay

P.S. - Stick around for Cliff Michelmore's excellent monologue.

#OnThisDay 1967: The Beatles were filmed recording 'All You Need is Love' for the UK segment of Our World - the first live, international, satellite television production. #WorldBeatlesDay #GlobalBeatlesDay P.S. - Stick around for Cliff Michelmore's excellent monologue.

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#OnThisDay 1938: Artist Peter Blake was born. He featured in the 1962 BBC documentary Monitor: Pop Goes the Easel, which is available on iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00drs8y/monitor-pop-goes-the-easel …

#OnThisDay 1938: Artist Peter Blake was born. He featured in the 1962 BBC documentary Monitor: Pop Goes the Easel, which is available on iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00drs8y/monitor-pop-goes-the-easel …

#OnThisDay 1903: George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari. He is pictured here in 1943.

#OnThisDay 1903: George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari. He is pictured here in 1943.

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#OnThisDay 1981: The Post Office reminded people to address their letters correctly, lest they end up in Dead Letter Mountain, home of all the missing mail.

#OnThisDay 1981: The Post Office reminded people to address their letters correctly, lest they end up in Dead Letter Mountain, home of all the missing mail.

#OnThisDay 1971: Nationwide sent Nicky Woodhead out to pinch men's bottoms, in the name of sexual equality.

#OnThisDay 1971: Nationwide sent Nicky Woodhead out to pinch men's bottoms, in the name of sexual equality.

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#OnThisDay 1946: The BBC released this pictorial potpourri of TV production, to be used as a test film for engineers installing new television receivers. 

If you are not a certified television engineer, look away now.

#OnThisDay 1946: The BBC released this pictorial potpourri of TV production, to be used as a test film for engineers installing new television receivers. If you are not a certified television engineer, look away now.

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OnThisDay 1971: The art of 'woggle-hopping' was ably demonstrated by sprightly septuagenarian, 'Jumping' George Corner.

OnThisDay 1971: The art of 'woggle-hopping' was ably demonstrated by sprightly septuagenarian, 'Jumping' George Corner.

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#OnThisDay 1938: BBC Television broadcast live Test coverage for the first time - the second Test between England and Australia from Lords.

#OnThisDay 1938: BBC Television broadcast live Test coverage for the first time - the second Test between England and Australia from Lords.

#OnThisDay 1988: Biddy Baxter announced that she was stepping down as the editor of Blue Peter, after 26 years in the role.

#OnThisDay 1988: Biddy Baxter announced that she was stepping down as the editor of Blue Peter, after 26 years in the role.

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#OnThisDay 1961: "I feel our goose might be cooked" London cabbies reacted to the influx of newfangled mini-cabs, on News Extra.

#OnThisDay 1961: "I feel our goose might be cooked" London cabbies reacted to the influx of newfangled mini-cabs, on News Extra.

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#OnThisDay 1968: The Dave Allen Show was first broadcast.

#OnThisDay 1968: The Dave Allen Show was first broadcast.

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#OnThisDay 1966: Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant - frozen since 1902 - thawed out. The first episode of Adam Adamant Lives! brought a spot of swashbuckling style to the swinging sixties. 

Pictured are Gerald Harper as Adam Adamant and Juliet Harmer as Georgina.

#OnThisDay 1966: Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant - frozen since 1902 - thawed out. The first episode of Adam Adamant Lives! brought a spot of swashbuckling style to the swinging sixties. Pictured are Gerald Harper as Adam Adamant and Juliet Harmer as Georgina.

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#OnThisDay 1973: Television finally came to the remote Scottish village of Arisaig. It was an exciting event for residents and sociologists alike.

#OnThisDay 1973: Television finally came to the remote Scottish village of Arisaig. It was an exciting event for residents and sociologists alike.

#OnThisDay 1979: Could watching controversial BBC drama Law & Order alter viewers' perception of the police? Television World conducted an experiment to find out.

#OnThisDay 1979: Could watching controversial BBC drama Law & Order alter viewers' perception of the police? Television World conducted an experiment to find out.

#OnThisDay 1976: Do any of you lolloping landlubbers want to know how Captain Pugwash was made? Well, coddling catfish! Here's the brave buccaneer himself to take you behind the scenes!

#OnThisDay 1976: Do any of you lolloping landlubbers want to know how Captain Pugwash was made? Well, coddling catfish! Here's the brave buccaneer himself to take you behind the scenes!

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#OnThisDay 1971: "Coleraine's a very annoying place to live for the fashion-conscious." Two students, who had traded life in England to study in Coleraine, shared their thoughts on the town.

#OnThisDay 1971: "Coleraine's a very annoying place to live for the fashion-conscious." Two students, who had traded life in England to study in Coleraine, shared their thoughts on the town.

#OnThisDay 1984: Princess Margaret played herself in an episode of BBC Radio 4's agricultural soap, The Archers.

#OnThisDay 1984: Princess Margaret played herself in an episode of BBC Radio 4's agricultural soap, The Archers.

#OnThisDay 1973: "It's a milk and honey world, unpolluted by current literary demands of antiheroes, seaminess, and violence."

Nationwide rang romance writer Adelina Lindsay (aka switchboard operator Patrick Lane) for an update. Would Doris get together with flashy Derek?!

#OnThisDay 1973: "It's a milk and honey world, unpolluted by current literary demands of antiheroes, seaminess, and violence." Nationwide rang romance writer Adelina Lindsay (aka switchboard operator Patrick Lane) for an update. Would Doris get together with flashy Derek?!

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