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BBC Celebrates 75 Years of TV

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BBC Celebrates 75 Years of TV

Today the BBC is celebrating 75 years of TV.
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You'd have thought that they'd have learned to do it properly by now  Wink
I recall seeing it nearly 60 years ago when I started working for Ultra Electric at start of 1952.
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Many would still regard it as the best TV in the world.
When I started work I joined KB radio and TV in Footscray Kent as an apprentice.
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Pity they threw away so much of their early/old TV programs.
Would have been a good celebration having an evening of old shows.
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Don't know whether it was more a case that broadcasts were live and recordings were not made than they threw away the recordings.
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They threw away a fair bit of the old shows but the worse period was a little later when they started using video tape machines.
It became common practice just to tape over old shows.
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When I started work I joined KB radio and TV in Footscray Kent as an apprentice.

Kolster-Brandes - now there's a name to conjure with. My first B&W TV in the 70s, with push button tuning.   Cool
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We made particularly good TV's but were minnows compared with Ferguson who were the market leaders at the time.  The UK had a very healthy TV manufacturing business in those days.
When colour TV came along KB was judged to have the best picture quality at the Radio & TV Show at Earls Court and we were all very proud of that Smiley