I believe television is going to be the test of the
modern world, and that in this new opportunity to see
beyond the range of our vision we shall discover either
a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace
or a saving radiance in the sky. We shall stand or
fall by television — of that I am quite sure.
E. B. WHITE, 1938
The British Broadcasting Company, from 1926 the British Broadcasting Corporation, was inaugurated in 1922 and has provided domestic radio services ever since. In 1932 it began its overseas transmissions. In 1936 the television service was begun, and after closing down during the Second World War, re-opened in 1946. In 1954 the Independent Television Authority was set up by Act of Parliament ...