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September 22

September 22, 1955: Commercial television comes to Britain as ITV goes on air

British television viewers finally faced the dilemma of what to watch as a new commercial channel, ITV, came into being with a grand launch night featuring Alec Guinness, Harry Secombe, and a toothpaste advert.

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