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Happy 50th Birthday BBC Two..... First Transmission 20th April 1964

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Happy 50th Birthday BBC Two..... First Transmission 20th April 1964

Wed, Apr 16 · 22:00-22:30 · BBC2 HD
Thu,  Apr 17 · 22:00-22:30 · BBC2 HD
As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the channel, another chance to see a revised 2004 tribute looking back at the highs and lows of BBC Two over the decades.
Is it really 50 years since BBC2 started broadcasting, albeit the opening night was curtailed by a power cut.
I started working for the BBC soon after !!

BBC 2's first scheduled programme was in fact Playschool, broadcasting the following morning.
A serious electrical fault had just developed at Battersea Power Station, five miles south of Television Centre.
At precisely the same time, out at Iver, Buckinghamshire, there was a breakdown in a 60,000-volt cable that fed electricity south from the Midlands.
These twin failures caused an extensive blackout through west London and in parts of the central area.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/bbc2/article.shtml
Interesting Article...
http://www.hywel.org.uk/bbc2launch/