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The Early Pioneers of Television


A New RadioUser Series

The Early TV Pioneers

As many of you know, our brilliant, long-standing, TV and Radio columnists Keith Hamer and Garry Smith have been back with a new, bi-monthly, column, for some time now.

Over the next few months, they will be looking at some of the prominent inventors and pioneers around the World, who were working on scanning systems. These include John Logie Baird, Paul Nipkow (see photograph), Alan Campbell-Swinton, Vladimir Zworykin, Alan Blumlein, Herbert E. Ives, Charles Francis JenkinsKenjiro Takayanagi, Alexander Bain, Dénes Mihály, Manfred von Ardenne, Boris Rosing, and Karl Braun.

In each instalment, Keith and Garry will look at the lives and achievements of a particular personality who has shaped the development of TV in Britain., and will put this into the context of their time.

Make sure you don't miss out on this series, which benefits from many resources from Keith's and Garry's extensive and unique archives of specialist resources relating to TV history and personalities.

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To get you in the mood, why not have a look at the wonderfully-titled book The Joy of Sets, by Chris Horrocks? It is very accessible and links in well with this new series. It is a treasure-trove of information on the technical, historical, design- and social aspects of the medium, and it is richly-illustrated.

And while you are here, you can check out Keith's and Garry's website too:

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