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First Television Broadacst: Demonstration at Radio Show

Synopsis
The first experimental television transmission shown at the Radio Olympia exhibition. Two programmes were transmitted from Alexandra Palace daily throughout the Radio Show to September 5th. The programme included excerpts from films including AS YOU LIKE IT (1936) directed by Paul Czinner which was screened c12.49 and 17.19. Interestingly neither Shakespeare’s name, nor Olivier’s were mentioned.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Availability
No surviving copy known.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); television broadcasting

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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