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Commercial Television Year Book and Directory - First Edition [rare]

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Oxfam Books & Music London Commercial Television began life in Britain in 1955, and had only been operational for a month when Sir Kenneth Clark wrote his Foreword, setting out the Independent Television Authority's vision of the future, with the rousing claim "We, too, shall create a high tradition". The book contains a huge amount of information, with codes of operation, background history, aims and objectives, as well as data on TV companies and other firms whose expertise and staff would be involved in the production of programmes. As the first edition of a series which ran at least until 1974, and maybe beyond, it Our book is in very nice condition, its red cloth covers showing almost no signs of age, wear, or use. Advertisements for Marconi (on the front) and Associated Rediffusion (on the back) are in gilt/red lettering, and the title is on the spine in gilt letters which have become dark, with almost no sign of gilt visible. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages, and all pages are clean and bright. The integral bookmark (Rotherhithe Studios) is in place with its beige cord. As well as factual data, there are many advertisements, some with flashes of red. A fascinating piece of media history. See Oxfam website for delivery information

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