Television History in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Television History

Alexandra Palace Television Society

Aims to preserve the oral and written history of the pioneers who inaugurated the world's first, regular, public high-definition television service from Alexandra Palace, North London, in 1936.


Features recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997.

BBC VT - A Record

Traces the history of VT from sticky tape to the digital age.

Direct Television from Alexandra Palace

Features an extensive history of BBC television at Alexandra Palace.


Dedicated to the bits of TV which came before, inbetween and after the actual programmes.

Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Features a virtual museum which aims to cover the technical details of all the European and American television cameras that have been used for broadcasting or have some other special feature.

Narrow Bandwidth Television Association

Devoted to all aspects of early television, including the restoration of original equipment.

The Tech Ops History Site

Provides extensive photographs, stories and memories from sound and lighting crews working at the BBC.

The Teletext Museum

Dedicated to teletext, launched in September 1974 and brought to and end in 2009.


Nostalgic look at television programmes, presenters and adverts of the 1950s.

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