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Timeline of British Television
 
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1922

28 June

Ultimatum issued to IRA to vacate occupied buildings in Dublin is followed by bombardment and the start of the Irish Civil War

18 October

British Broadcasting Company Ltd formed

19 October

Lloyd George's coalition government falls following the withdrawal of Unionist support.

1 November

Broadcasting licence fee introduced - initially costing 10 shillings

14 December

John Reith appointed General Manager of the British Broadcasting Company, a few months after the official start of British broadcasting. In 1927 he becomes director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Bell and Howell and Kodak agree on 16mm standard for amateur film makers. Eastman-Kodak reversal 16mm film marketed following year.

1923

24 May

Irish Civil War formally ends after ceasefire declared.

28 September

Radio Times first published

1924

22 January

Following the loss of the Conservative majority in the House of Commons, the Labour Party forms its first government under Ramsay MacDonald, with Liberal backing.

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.

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