Zouches Farm transmitting station

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Zouches Farm
Zouches Farm transmitting station is located in Bedfordshire
Zouches Farm transmitting station
Location Caddington, Bedfordshire
Grid reference TL045210
Built 1940s

Zouches Farm transmitting station is a microwave radio link site located near the top of Blows Downs at Zouches Farm, Caddington, Bedfordshire, England (grid reference TL045210). It was part of the London to Birmingham chain designed in the 1940s, and is now owned and maintained by BT Group.

In September 1970, short segments of the BBC Television series Doctor Who were filmed at the relay station, for a serial entitled Terror of the Autons.

The radio tower is also used for digital and analogue radio broadcasts; these are maintained by Arqiva.

Transmitted services[edit]

Analogue radio[edit]

Frequency kW[1] Service
97.6 MHz 1 Heart Four Counties
103.8 MHz 0.5 BBC Three Counties Radio

Digital radio[edit]

Frequency Block kW Operator
215.072 MHz 10D NOW Home Counties
218.640 MHz 11B 0.45 DRG London
222.064 MHz 11D 3.2 Digital One
223.936 MHz 12A 0.35 Switch London
225.648 MHz 12B 3.2 BBC National DAB
227.360 MHz 12C 0.5 CE London

† Awarded by not yet launched.


  1. ^ Radio Listeners Guide 2010

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Coordinates: 51°52′40″N 0°29′00″W / 51.87779°N 0.48334°W / 51.87779; -0.48334