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TELEVISION IN 1949 AT HOME & ABROAD

Posted by STEVE M on

TELEVISION IN 1949 AT HOME & ABROAD

As I was watching the BBC on Saturday evening, I mused on the public perception of Television in 1949 and thought that certainly, some 70 years later, it had reneged on the promise we see in the photograph above! Television at that time was feted in a  burst of post war optimism, in the UK, we had the arrival of the Sutton Coldfield mast meaning for the first time, that TV broadcasts were made outside of the London area.   The BBC started broadcasting Come Dancing (which continued for 48 year run before being replaced by the follow up show Strictly Come Dancing)....

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