John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer, 1926.
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John Logie Baird (1888-1946), the television pioneer, adjusting the receiving apparatus on his early wireles vision apparatus. The photo caption, written in the 1930s states: 'Television has advanced so far that Sir Kingsley Wood, the Postmaster General, has stated that the world's first national television broadcast will begin to operate from London in the autumn of 1935.' In fact, the BBC's public television service began on 22 August, 1932.