Aerial Journeys | Looking at the British landscape from the air
Inspired by the television series 'Britain From Above', this collection brings together highlights from over 60 years of broadcasting from the air, narrated by some distinguished personalities.
Dating from 1949, it includes the test footage of the first live aerial broadcast and samples of the first major television series filmed entirely from the air. Included are also other ways the BBC has taken to the skies over the years, from hot-air balloon to RAF jet.
Documents also reveal the drama behind some of the ambitious broadcasts and a famous poet's involvement in this aerial story.
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.
Helicopter filming causes problems for John Betjeman and chaos ensues at Longleat.
A feature on 'Bird's Eye View'.
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