Notifications
Clear all

BBCtv Colour promotional posters

 
colourstar
(@colourstar)
Honorable V-Ratter Registered
Posts: 621

I recently came across some images of a wonderful set of posters sent out to TV dealers promoting colour on BBC television. These would date from the change to colour on BBC1 in November 1969. I had this collection around ten or so years ago and it ended up with a museum (for some reason the Isle of Wight rings a bell). These are super super rare and I've never seen another set.  Hope you enjoy them!

Steve

CT1
CT2
CT3
CT5
CT6
CT7
CT9
CT4
CT8
ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : 20/06/2020 8:26 am
ntscuser, Nuvistor, Red_to_Black and 2 people liked
crustytv
(@crustytv)
Vrat Founder Admin
Posts: 11067

Ooo, thosee are very nice indeed, never seen them before.

Back in 2015 I created a single page article for the blog on the launch of the colour service. At the time the only period material I had was a one page fold-out flyer, which was included with the Times newspaper. Your material would have been very nice to have scanned, considering Radios-TV mission is to document TV. 

I hope you don't mind Steve, I've taken copies of those photos and added them to the blog article. If you would prefer them not to be used, just say and I will remove, I'll understand.

 

https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/vintage-electronics-blog-forum/colour-lauches-in-the-uk/

 

p.s.
I know I'm preaching to the converted but for new starters and guests looking in, if you've not browsed the blog, its a rabbit-hole, well worth a visit. Articles, brochures (colour TV, B&W TV, VCR, audio etc), catalogues, magazines, trade papers, and reams of free-to-view data,stock-faults, dial scans, battery scans.. the list is endless. https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/

ReplyQuote
Posted : 20/06/2020 9:00 am
colourstar
(@colourstar)
Honorable V-Ratter Registered
Posts: 621

Hi Chris - yes by all means. This is the best place to store the images for posterity so please feel free to use them as required. I only wish I still had the originals to scan for you. In fact now I think of it, I may still have one fold out banner for BBC sport in colour. I'll have a rummage later...

Steve

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : 20/06/2020 9:41 am
colourstar
(@colourstar)
Honorable V-Ratter Registered
Posts: 621

A little more excavation has yielded my one remaining promotional poster plus a few rather tattered pages from the Radio Times issue in November 1969 that covered the first week of BBC1 colour. Hope these are of interest.

Steve

CT2
CT3
CT4
CT1
ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : 20/06/2020 8:03 pm
crustytv liked
Katie Bush
(@katie-bush)
Famed V-Ratter Moderator
Posts: 4885

Oh the irony "Black And White Is Dead" - Not for a long, at the time, and there's still a small contingent of black and white (allegedly) viewers!

I remember the Ferguson advert - Good grief, I feel old all of a sudden!

ReplyQuote
Posted : 20/06/2020 8:40 pm
kswhite
(@kswhite)
Member Deactivated Account
Posts: 2

Thoroughly amazing posters, Steve, your Coverage Details one from the Radio Times particularly sparked my interest.

ReplyQuote
Posted : 02/08/2020 12:46 pm