This week marks the 75th anniversary of the world's first ever television service.
On 2 November 1936, the BBC launched the first "high definition" TV service in the world, from Alexandra Palace. One of the first broadcasts featured the musical theatre and film actress, Adele Dixon, who performed the specially commissioned 'Magic Rays of Light'.
Alexandra Palace became the BBC's primary base for television broadcasts until the 1950s.
In recognition of the anniversary, on 5/6 November, Alexandra Palace will open to the public offering free family activities including 3D TV screenings and live opportunities to read the news or forecast the weather.
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