‘The Birth of Television’

5th November 2016

To round off a few days devoted to the 80th anniversary of the start of the BBC television service from Alexandra Palace, here’s how the BBC marked the 40th anniversary. This lavish programme, produced by Bruce Norman, includes archive material, interviews with many of the pioneers, a reconstruction of Baird’s ‘flying spot’ camera and modest dramatisations. It’s a fascinating document, and for my money stands up remarkably well.



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