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Timeline of British Television
 
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1925

8 September

Actor Peter Sellers born in Southsea, Hampshire (d. 1980)

30 October

First television transmission of a human face (William Taynton) made by John Logie Baird in London

1926

26 January

John Logie Baird demonstrates wireless TV transmission to the Royal Institution in London

 January

John Logie Baird demonstrates television

3 May

General Strike paralyses the country for nine days

1927

1 January

British Broadcasting Corporation is established

1 January

British Broadcasting Corporation created, with newly-knighted Sir John Reith as director general

24 May

John Logie Baird demonstrates transmission of television pictures over telephone lines from London to Glasgow

 

John Logie Baird forms Baird Television Development Company, transmitting images via a Post Office Cable and demonstrating Phonovision video disc.

 

Royal Television Society formed in London.

1928

8 February

John Logie Baird successfully transmits television pictures across the Atlantic

3 July

John Logie Baird transmits colour television images using a 15-line system

10 August

John Logie Baird demonstrates stereoscopic (3D) television

 

John Logie Baird demonstrates colour television and transmits television pictures across the Atlantic.

1929

5 March

John Logie Baird transmits television from a BBC transmitter in London

20 August

First television broadcasting trials by BBC, using John Logie Baird's 30-line equipment

30 September

John Logie Baird begins regular experimental 30-line television transmissions. Sound and vision are transmitted alternately for 2 minutes each

29 October

The Wall Street Crash signals the start of the Great Depression of the early 1930s

1930

14 March

Start of simultaneous sound and vision 30-line television transmissions

14 July

First experimental television play, The Man With a Flower in His Mouth

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