Andy Lucia asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 5 months ago

WW2: What was British TV like during WW2?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
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    There wasn't any. BBC ceased operations when the war began and didn't resume until June, 1946.

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It was called RADIO

  • 5 months ago

    TV was shut down in the UK during WWII. Source below has much more info. 

  • 5 months ago

    There wasn't any. BBC ceased operations when the war began and didn't resume until June, 1946.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    "And now British telly presents...part 472 of a 25 part documentary about yogurt stained yarn..."

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Rather boring, and usually reflected up, like "big screen" TVs were in the early 1980s, but small and black & white.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The TV wasn't invented until 1955.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    There wasn't any. Alexandra Palace (the transmitter on Muswell Hill in N London) closed down for the duration. The wireless was the real means of mass communication.

  • 5 months ago

    tv" in 1941-1945?

  • 1465
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    I'd not thought about this particular question until this moment. But from the other answers I see, it appears that Britain was censoring from day 1.

    Hiding the facts of what was happening, they could more easily indoctrinate their people into believing they won the war singlehanded. A narrative they believe to this very day.

  • Scott
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    TV was suspended and only about 12,000 receivers existed then.

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