Behind the scenes on election night

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Behind the scenes on election night

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David Butler, RB McCallum and Chester Wilmot in the television studio.

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Left to right: commentators David Butler, RB McCallum and Chester Wilmot in a television studio at Alexandra Palace during the general election. A caption painter can be seen in the background. The swingometer was not used until 1955.

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Images from inside the BBC during Britain's general elections.

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