Tell me where is Fancy bred
Or in the heart or in the head?
It is engendered in the eyes,
With gazing fed…
Merchant of Venice, Act 3, Scene II.
This website has been produced by Rediffusion Television Ltd to mark the 10th anniversary of television broadcasts for schools in Great Britain. It was on May 13, 1957 that the company pioneered the regular transmission of programmes for schools. The articles in this website tell the story of the first decade of schools television, the organisation behind the programmes and the philosophies of the people running them.
by Paul Adorian, managing director, Rediffusion Television
- THE EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
by Sir Ifor Evans, chairman
- PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
by Guthrie Moir, executive producer, educational programmes
- PROGRAMMES IN PRODUCTION
- DAY-TO-DAY ORGANISATION AND METHODS
by Edwin Whiteley, head of school broadcasting
- THE RISING NUMBER OF REGISTERED SCHOOLS
- STUDIES OF A DAY OF EDUCATION
- PRESENT AND FUTURE PROGRAMMES
by Charles Warren, assistant head of school broadcasting
- WITH GAZING FED…
- TIMETABLE FOR NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR
- HIGHLIGHTS OF TV FOR SCHOOLS
by Fernau Hall, education officer
The photographs were specially taken by Morris Newcombe and acknowledgements are due to the headmistress and staff of New End Primary School, Hampstead, and the headmasters and staffs of Sedgehill Mixed Comprehensive School, Bellingham, and Wandsworth Boys’ Comprehensive School for their co-operation.