BBC Televison - Interlude Film - Potters Wheel





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Published on May 11, 2009

Interlude films were used to "fill-in" gaps in the television schedule, either when there was a technical breakdown (valve technology was prone to breakdown frequently), or, in the early days of post-war television, to allow changes between studios.

The most famous Interlude Film of them all "The Potter's Wheel".

The potter, who's hands we see, was George Aubertin.

Two pieces of music were used for this interlude film:
1. The Young Ballerina (Charles Williams) - - QHLO-Williams (Chappell C 400)
2. Sadlers Wells (Haydn Wood) - - QHLO-Sidney Torch (Chappell C 345)

This film footage is from the Archive Collection held and administered by the Alexandra Palace Television Society.


~ APTS ~
Preserving the televisual past for the digital future

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