This is the BBC

United Kingdom, 1959

TV show
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Twenty-four hours of an imaginary but perfectly possible day in the life of the world’s largest broadcasting organisation. Gives an impression of the vast activity behind the radio and television programs. There is a cast of 1200, some famous, most unknown, and locations vary from the complications of a television studio during a spectacular variety show to a lonely coast where a BBC news correspondent is reporting of the search for a missing aircraft. There is no commentary or background music, simply the ordinary announcements, program music and conversation of people on the job. Contains a solor segment at end of film - “TV colour tests”. (Awards: British Film Academy Award - “Best Specialised Film of 1959”)

Credits

producer/director

Richard Cawston

production company

BBC-TV

Language

English

Duration

01:07:57:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29452

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → British Broadcasting Corporation

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Broadcasting

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio broadcasting

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television broadcasting

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television programs - Great Britain

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → Great Britain - History - 20th century

History → History

Television

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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