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       In radio: 1934 1935 1936 -1937- 1938 1939 1940     
          In film : 1934 1935 1936 -1937- 1938 1939 1940     

The year 1937 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1937.


EventsEdit

  • February 6 – The BBC Television Service drops the Baird system in favour of the Marconi-EMI 405 lines system.
  • May – Gilbert Seldes becomes the first television critic, with his Atlantic Monthly article, the "Errors of Television".
  • March 9 Experimental broadcasting from Shabolovka Ulitsa television center, in Moscow (USSR).
  • May 12 – The BBC use their outside broadcast unit for the first time, to televise the coronation of King George VI. A fragment of this broadcast is one of the earliest surviving examples of British television – filmed off-screen at home by an engineer with an 8 mm cine camera. A short section of this footage was used in a programme during the week of the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II, and this latter programme survives in the BBC's archives.
  • May 14 – The BBC broadcasts a thirty-minute excerpt of Twelfth Night, the first known instance of a Shakespeare play on television. Among the cast are Peggy Ashcroft and Greer Garson.
  • May 15 – RCA demonstrates projection television, with images enlarged to 8 by 10 feet, at the Institute of Radio Engineers convention.
  • June 21 – Wimbledon Championships (tennis) first televised by the BBC.
  • July 10 – High definition television with 455 lines is first shown in France at the International Exposition, Paris.
  • September – High definition television broadcasts are sent from a new 30 kW (peak power) transmitter below the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • November 9 – Bell Telephone Laboratories transmits television signal of 800 kHz bandwidth on a coaxial cable laid between New York and Philadelphia.
  • November 11 – The BBC broadcasts an adaptation of the World War I-set play Journey's End by R. C. Sherriff, starring Reginald Tate as Stanhope. Shown in commemoration of Armistice Day, it is the first time that a whole evening's programming has been given over to a single play.
  • December 31 – 2,121 television sets have been sold in England.
  • CBS announces their efforts to develop television broadcasts.

DebutsEdit

Television showsEdit

Series Debut Ended
Picture Page (UK) October 8, 1936 1939
1946 1952
Starlight (UK) November 3, 1936 1939
1946 1949
Theatre Parade (UK) 1936 1938
The Disorderly Room (UK) April 17, 1937 August 20, 1939
For The Children (UK) April 24, 1937 1939
July 7, 1946 1950
Sports Review (UK) April 30, 1937 1939

BirthsEdit


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