• Short Summary

    Film which shows how television reception can be improved by "wired television".

  • Description

    A.B.C. ( ABC ) Telefusion presentation.

    Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

    A film about how, with a single receiving point, poor TV reception areas like Chesterfield can be provided with a first-class picture by Wired Television. This system removes "the ugly aerials that mar so many skylines." View of Chesterfield. Shot of rooftops with television aerials "like demented hatstands" on many roofs. Strange structures people have constructed in the struggle to get good reception.

    A single 100 ft aerial mast just outside Chesterfield is shown. Two men walk into the service hut at bottom of mast and twiddle various controls inside the hut. Camera follows the wires to different houses. Engineers work to attach wires to houses. Control box on the side of a house. Gas holder. Shot of a television set which has "ghosting" due to the proximity of the gas holder which blocks the signal. Cables are attached to the side of a house in C/U. Interior showing wires.

    Shot of the television set which now has no ghosting. Shots are of shepherds loading sheep into a small boat. Shot of the aerial mast and of Chesterfield.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:37:00 / 01:50:33:00

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