1938 in British television

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List of years in British television (table)

This is a list of events related to British television in 1938.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • No events.

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 12 March – First news bulletin carried by the BBC Television Service, in sound only. Previously, the service had aired British Movietone News cinema newsreels.

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 14 May – The first quiz show, Spelling Bee, is televised on the BBC Television Service.

June[edit]

July - December[edit]

  • No events.

by the end of the year 9,315 television sets have been sold in England.

Debuts[edit]

Television shows[edit]

1920s[edit]

  • BBC Wimbledon (1927–1939, 1946–2024)

1930s[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Births[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Previous demonstrations of colour television in the UK and US had been via closed circuit.