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Daily Archive: Saturday, 17 September 1955

From the Red Sea to Pontop Pike

ITV, five days to goThe BBC is expanding its VHF sound broadcasting but this will not be at the expense of wider VHS television broadcasts. Pontop Pike is scheduled to be both a television and VHS sound transmitter, and a new television station at Le Platons, Jersey, is to be opened on an experimental basis on 3 October, with tests beginning this coming Monday. All this from The Times.

One thing their expanded network will be able to show will be some new films from the underwater explorers Hans and Lotte Hass. The Guardian reports that they have signed a contract with the BBC “for a series of films to be shown soon.” The couple are leaving immediately “for the Red Sea on a new expedition.” (more…)