► Television comes to Bradford 

10 March 2017 tbs.pm/10840

As part of the BBC’s ‘TV50’ celebrations in 1986, John Walters (11 July 1939 – 30 July 2001) went to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford (now the elsewhere-focused National Science and Media Museum) to have a look at their new Television Gallery.

The wartime closedown and the resumption of broadcasting in 1946 is mentioned in this clip, retailing a myth that has since been comprehensively debunked.

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Ed Burek 11 April 2017 at 8:49 pm

Interesting piece there. John Walters was always an entertaining broadcaster, although for some unfathomable reason I seem to confuse him with Michael Rosen from time to time. Funny that.
The broadcast that used the Baird system was recreated thirty years later by Dallas Campbell and some broadcasting enthusiasts for a BBC Four presentation, albeit after a bit of trial and error.

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