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1958 in British television

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List of years in British television (table)

This is a list of British television related events from 1958.

Events

January

February

March

  • 31 March – Debut of the BBC's serial Starr and Company, set in an engineering firm. The programme is aired for nine months.[3][4]

April

  • 14 April — The newly magnetic videotape machine Vision Electronic Recording Apparatus or VERA for short, is given a live demonstration on air in Panorama where Richard Dimbleby seated by a clock, talks for a couple of minutes about the new method of vision recording with an instant playback. The tape is then wound back and replayed. The picture is slightly watery, but reasonably watchable, and instant playback is something completely new.[5]

May

  • 5 May – First experimental transmissions of a 625-line television service.

June

  • No events.

July

  • No events.

August

September

  • No events.

October

  • 11 October – The long running Saturday afternoon sports programme Grandstand debuts on the BBC Television Service. It aired until 2007.
  • 16 October – Blue Peter, the world's longest-running children's TV programme, debuts on the BBC Television Service. It continues to air to the present day.
  • 28 October – The State Opening of Parliament is broadcast on television for the first time.

November

December

  • No events.

Debuts

BBC Television Service/BBC TV

ITV

Continuing television shows

1920s

  • BBC Wimbledon (1927–1939, 1946–2019, 2021–2024)

1930s

  • The Boat Race (1938–1939, 1946–2019)
  • BBC Cricket (1939, 1946–1999, 2020–2024)

1940s

1950s

Ending this year

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ "St Clare of Assisi". Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-13.
  2. ^ Reid, Nick (26 February 2017). "Atherstone Ball Game: The story behind England's ancient sport". Coventry Telegraph. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ "The Sunday Post: Soap on the Box". BBC Genome Blog. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Starr and Company: One Side of the Family". 28 March 1958. p. 13. Retrieved 27 January 2019 – via BBC Genome.
  5. ^ "BBC Television – 14 April 1958 – BBC Genome". genome.ch.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  6. ^ Mark Duguid "Armchair Theatre (1956–74)", BFI screenonline
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