John Logie Baird is cited as being the father of television. On October 30, 1925 he created Britain's first television transmitter.
Nine decades later and TV is integral to many of our lives - providing entertainment, keeping us up-to-date with world events, provoking discussion and alleviating loneliness.
See what Baird had to say about it to Movietone in 1938.
Baird went on to support the General Post Office in 1927 with further experiments, carrying his early broadcasts over telephone lines from London to Glasgow.
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