Television - the ogre that is said to keep citizens at home in the evenings - is the toast of a London public house opened Oct 13 for one of the nation's biggest brewery companies.
GV. Muswell Hill PAN to group outside pub.
SV. Name "The John Baird" PAN to Leslio Mitchell at microphone.
LV. Group listen.
SV. Flag unfurled on pub sign.
CU. Pub sign uncovered.
LV.INT. Pictures on wall.
CU. "First untouched television photograph ever taken...1926"
CU. First television photograph as above.
CU. "Erection of first television transmitting aerial."
CU.ZOOM Into picture of above.
CU. "First talking picture to be televised....1929".
CU. Picture of talking picture film.
CU. "First transmitter".
CU. Diagram of above.
CU. "First disc transmitter."
CU. ZOOM Into picture of above.
TV. PAN. People in pub drink.
CU. Left to right: Mitchell and W.Taynton.
LV. Group left to right: Baird's co-workers Cecil Madden, Douglas Birkenshaw, Ben Clapp, Malcolm Baird (son), Anthony Bridgwater.
SCU. PAN Ditto.
CU. Malcolm Baird ZOOM into picture of first transmitter.
STV. People drink in pub.
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Background: Television - the ogre that is said to keep citizens at home in the evenings - is the toast of a London public house opened Oct 13 for one of the nation's biggest brewery companies. The toasting and the tippling is to John Baird, Scottish inventor of television after whom this public house is named.
The new house is on Muswell Hill not far from the BBC studio first to transmit public television by the Baird system 1936. Among the partygoers at the house-warming were BBC television pioneers, John Baird's widow and scientist son Malcolm. TV personality Leslie Mitchell and William Taynton who as a small boy appeared on Baird's first experimental screen, were also there to celebrate the opening.
A permanent exhibition of photographs of Baird and pieces of his equipment ado??? the walls of the public house and a clock over the bar fireplace is in the shape of a TV screen.