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Television Comes To London - Part One

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Published on May 14, 2009

Television Comes To London was first shown on the opening night of the BBC Television Service, 2nd November 1936.

It was shot by Bill Barbrook, the film assistant', and showed activity behind the scenes in the year running up to the launch - including footage of the mast being erected on the south east tower at Alexandra Palace. It was edited down to 15 minutes, set to an excerpt from Dvorak's New World Symphony, and transmitted through a telecine machine.

Click this link for Part Two of the film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pps6aW...

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

http://www.apts.org.uk

~ APTS ~
Preserving the televisual past for the digital future

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