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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Shaughan Seymour ...
Cecil Madden
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David
Caroline Embling ...
Florence
Nicola King ...
Wendy Piggot-Smythe
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Miss Stanley
Mike Lewin ...
Mr. Thomas
Roger Booth ...
Commissionaire
Leila Hoffman ...
Ellen Townsend
Graham Cull ...
Mr. Kingsley
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Leslie Mitchell
Dave Hill ...
Mr. Bliss
Ron Meadows ...
Stage Manager
Ian Barritt ...
Dallas Bower
Maev Alexander ...
Jasmine Bligh
Nadio Fortune ...
Toni
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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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17 November 1986 (USA)  »

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[a TV performer in a long ballgown has just come out of the studio]
Helen McKay: My hem - it's all wet. Is there water on the floor?
Jasmine Bligh: There had better not be. There's ten thousand volts of electricity running through...
Stage Manager: 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]
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