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Advent Calendar Day 24: Turkey Carving, Live!

It's Christmas Day, 1936. Almost two months ago, the BBC had officially launched the world's first high definition television service from its studios at Alexandra Palace in North London.

What better way to kick-start the Christmas Day programming for the few and lucky television viewers than... a live demonstration of turkey carving at 3:15pm, pictured above, followed by a newsreel and a talk by Edward Shackleton about his Lonely Christmas in the Arctic.

And with that depiction of life in 1936 we leave you, not without first wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Don't forget to unwrap our Christmas present and download a PDF version of the 1941 Christmas Radio Times by clicking on this link.

 

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