1950 in British television

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List of years in British television (table)

This is a list of British television related events from 1950.


  • 23 February – First televised report of general election results in the UK.
  • 3 April – The BBC aspect ratio changes from 5:4 to 4:3.
  • 21 May – The BBC's Lime Grove television studios open.
  • 11 July – Andy Pandy premieres on the BBC Television Service.
  • 27 August – The first ever live television pictures from across the English Channel are transmitted by the BBC Television Service. The two-hour programme is broadcast live from Calais in northern France to mark the centenary of the first message sent by submarine telegraph cable from England to France.[1]
  • 30 September – First BBC Television Service broadcast from an aircraft.


  • 11 July – Andy Pandy (1950–1970, 2002–2005)

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  1. ^ "Television crosses the Channel". BBC On This Day. 1950-08-27. Retrieved 19 May 2009.