Welcome to our section about the presentation on the BBC Television Service between 1936 and 1953
This is how the world's first high defenition looked from its launch until the 1950s when the look was changed/ Originaly there was no ident as such the BBC crest was displayed instead along with various captions as required
BBC TELEVISION SERVICE STARTUP - 1950s
Most of the time screens were dark as the BBC Television Service only broadcast for a few hours per day ans so when the service came on for the evening viewers would see this startup. The clock in the middle in in fact fake and someone had to alter the hands from behind manually.
BBC Television Service Evening Startup