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Watch and Listen 50s
John Logie Baird's invention found its way into homes across the nation as television came to Scotland. After the Television Network broadcast the funeral of King George VI, the Kirk O' Shotts transmitter started the new television service in Scotland in 1952. The irony was that the small village surrounding the transmitter didn't even have electricity, they still used oil lamps and outside taps so were unimpressed by these technical advances on their doorstep!
Glasgow Housing Glasgow Housing
How we lived in the 1950s.
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Parliamo Glasgow Stanley Baxter
Parliamo Glasgow? Stanley will teach you...
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Come Draw In Your Chair Draw In Your Chair
The very Scottish predecessor of The White Heather Club.

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Kirk O'Shotts Kirk O' Shotts transmitter launch
The first television broadcast from Kirk O'Shotts in 1952.

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White Heather Club The White Heather Club
The show which made Andy Stewart an international star.

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Billy Graham Billy Graham
Billy Graham on his All-Scotland Crusade in 1955

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Kelvingrove Elections Kelvingrove Election
One of the first elections permitted to be covered on radio.

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BBC Scottish News TV News And Weather
The earliest surviving news and weather tv sequence.

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The McFlannels The McFlannels
The popular weekly drama is resurrected on television.

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Around Scotland Around Scotland
The longest-running education series began in 1959.

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