Television is such an intimate part of most of our lives that any discussion of its origins automatically incites a host of personal emotional responses uncommon to other inventions.
Television advertising in Britain began on 22 September 1955. ‘Coincidentally’, the BBC chose the same evening to kill off Grace Archer in its long-running radio soap The Archers, thus stealing the next day’s newspaper headlines.
William Henry Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature was a photographic milestone, and we’re taking steps to republish this seminal book.
Famous for inventing the cinematograph and the autochrome, Auguste and Louis Lumière are among the most significant figures in film and photography history.
When photography was first introduced, a sense of wonder was tempered by disappointment that colours could not be reliably captured. The search for a solution became photography’s ‘Holy Grail’.