Aerial Journeys | Looking at the British landscape from the air
Document Type | Magazine
29 September 1950
Charles Gardner writes for the 'Radio Times' about the preparations he and the BBC Outside Broadcast team have been making for their groundbreaking attempt to broadcast live from an aeroplane as it flies over London. The draft includes extra information and an amusing anecdote about the originally assigned cameraman.
Image courtesy of Radio Times Magazine.
As a war reporter, Charles Gardner caused quite a stir with his account of a dogfight over the English Channel in 1940. Some felt it was too excitable and was in a style more appropriate to horse racing commentary. The camera used for this broadcast was a Marconi Image Orthicon that weighed 65lbs excluding the viewfinder.
Aerial photographers discuss their work from the early 1900s onwards.
The air ambulance of Renfrew is called into action.
News report on the first live television filming from the air.
Raymond Baxter reports on the South Coast Air Race.
The BBC makes its second attempt to broadcast live from the air.
The first episode of a groundbreaking series on Britain as viewed from the air.
Aerial views of mankind's various modes of transport through the ages.
What were the implications for a countryside under constant threat of development?
Britain's seaside life, viewed from the air.
'Tomorrow's World' explores the scientific feat of aerial photo mapping.
An aerial journey from a lighthouse in the South West to the north of the Shetland Isles.
Take a journey over land and through time with this film of Wales shot entirely from the air.
John Noakes meets members of the Red Arrows.
Britain's ancient past is discovered from the air.
Glide over Wiltshire in a hot-air balloon.
A natural history programme on Ice Age Britain.
Britain's coastline as you've never seen it before.
Six intrepid teams race their microlights across the roof of England.
Janet Ellis takes to the skies as she trains for a freefall parachute jump.
Reflections of a mountaineer while climbing in the Lake District.
The costs of the first live broadcast from the air.
A 'Radio Times' draft and article about the BBC's first live broadcast from an aeroplane.
The Head of Television Programmes criticises 'Operation Pegasus'.
Cecil McGivern finds further fault with 'Operation Pegasus'.
Ideas for the first 'Bird's Eye View' episode.
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