Calling all telly-lovers! If you can bear to drag yourself off the sofa and away from the box this evening, Ally Pally is celebrating 80 years since the very first television broadcast – and you can still get your hands on tickets.
The north-London landmark was responsible for the first ever television broadcast on November 2 1936. At 3pm that day the BBC Television Service launched and broadcast to just a few hundred viewers. Things kicked off with a speech from BBC chairman Mr RC Norman followed by a performance from West End star Adele Dixon. Not quite an episode of 'Stranger Things', but hey.
Tonight's event will see comedy troupe Do Not Adjust Your Stage perform a night of improv shows inspired by TED talks about the history of television. Ticket-holders also get a 1930s-style cocktail and canapes on arrival.
Tickets to the 80th Anniversary of Broadcast Television at Alexandra Palace are £25. More tickets are available on the door.Share the story