Television broadcast on beekeeping, 9 June 1938.
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Ernest Stebbings, with the straw hat, talks to camera about bee-keeping. Jasmine Bligh, one of the first BBC television announcers, stands behind a beehive gingerly holding one of the honeycombs. This BBC outside broadcast took place from the grounds of Alexandra Palace in Wood Green, London. The Emitron television camera is mounted on a modified Austin car chasis. The BBC leased part of Alexandra Palace in 1935, using it as their main transmision centre. The first public television transmisions in Britain were made from Alexandra Palace in 1936. However, for several years transmisions could only be received within a 25 mile radius. Photograph taken by Frederick G Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper