Sir Robert Renwick unveiling John Logie Baird's (1888-1946) plaque at 22 Frith Street, Soho.
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Sir Robert Renwick unveiling John Logie Baird's (1888-1946) plaque at 22 Frith Street, Soho. After a serious illness in 1922, Baird devoted himself to experimentation and developed a crude TV apparatus, able to transmit a picture and receive it over a range of a few feet. The first real demonstration was within two attic rooms at 22 Frith Street in Soho, London, in early 1926, and by 1927 he managed to transmit pictures by telephone line from London to Glasgow. Baird also pioneered colour, stereoscopic and large screen television.