october 2022

28oct(oct 28)10:00 am06jan(jan 6)5:00 pmA Kingdom Of Cardboard

Event Details

The BBC celebrates 100 years of broadcasting in 2022. Although the world’s first highdefinition television service started in 1936, there were technical experiments in the late 1920s and it quickly became apparent that captions and simple graphics would be required as holding signals and network idents. The Corporation, and other broadcasters, relied heavily
upon cardboard, and ingenious engineering skills were applied to this simple material to produce “live” animations for transmission. Remarkably, cardboard captions were the mainstay of television graphics for almost half a century, until the advent of electronic systems in the 1980s.

Please note: the exhibition space is not always open due to its dual usage. Please contact St Bride Foundation at info@sbf.org.uk before you come to avoid disappointment.


October 28 (Friday) 10:00 am - January 6 (Friday) 5:00 pm


St Bride Foundation

Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EX4Y 8EQ


St Bride Foundationevents@sbf.org.uk