This is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the opening night of British television on November 2, 1936 at Alexandra Place in London. It was produced to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The characters are both real and fictional.
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[a TV performer in a long ballgown has just come out of the studio
My hem - it's all wet. Is there water on the floor?
There had better not be. There's ten thousand volts of electricity running through...
Oh hell! Excuse the language, ladies. It's the cyanide again. No! Don't touch it! The cameraman's spilled his ruddy fixing fluid again. Extinguishers! As fast as you can!
[two men spray the performer's dress with water