They say no news is good news, but before 1956 the Midlands had no news at all, at least, not on televsion. Then, fledgling broadcaster ATV changed everything and started us on the road to where we are today.
That story is being re-told by the Media Archive for Central England, based in Lincoln. They have complied a double DVD called 'From Headlines to Tight Lines' and in the first of three reports, Andy Bevan journeys back to the days of black and white.
To find out more about the DVD see the Media Archive for Central England website.
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