The 1948 Olympics | Behind the scenes at the Austerity Games
Document Type | Magazine
23 July 1948
Plans are announced for an unprecedented 50 hours of coverage of the Olympic Games, with innovative equipment and filming techniques being introduced to help launch this new era of sports broadcasting. Concern is also expressed for viewers who are not getting enough sun as they stay indoors to watch the event on television for the first time.
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Article courtesy of 'The Radio Times' Magazine.
Royal Park to provide accommodation for Olympic competitors.
The art world celebrates the Olympics.
'May the weather be fine, the events well contested and may records be broken.'
TV announces a new era of comfort for crews and better pictures for viewers
Robert Jackson Robinson meets the Royal Family.
The indomitable cycling champion recalls the 1948 Olympics.
Stuart MacPherson recalls the 'Austerity Games' of 1948.
Memories of the 1948 London Games.
Remembering the gold-medal winning rower.
Exciting times for the new BBC television service.
What else is on besides the Olympics?
The faces behind the voices commentating on the Olympic Games.
Capturing the action of the London Olympics Games.
Photographs taken at the opening ceremony of the Austerity Games.
How the BBC televised the Games.
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