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Pre-war theatre from BBC Television, 3.

Two recent posts have used the online Radio Times listings to consider theatre plays staged by BBC television from 1936 to 1939. One looked at works by classic dramatists; the second, at plays by the still-living George Bernard Shaw and J B Priestley. Here I offer a brief overview of plays produced at Alexandra Palace by other significant writers who were alive and active in the late 1930s. Continue reading


Pre-war theatre from BBC Television, 2.

A previous post started my journey¬†through theatre plays on BBC television in the years 1936-39. Here, I want to look at some of the productions of notable living playwrights in those years, both as they were staged live in the studios at Alexandra Palace and as, in one case, they were relayed from the theatre. … Continue reading

Emitron camera at Alexandra Palace