1950 in British television

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

Events[edit]

  • 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.

Debuts[edit]

Television shows[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Births[edit]

References[edit]

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