Sir David’s bat­tle for colour TV

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - News -

SIR David At­ten­bor­ough has re­vealed his bat­tle to bring colour tele­vi­sion into the na­tion’s homes al­most 50 years ago.

The na­tional trea­sure – who was con­troller of BBC2 be­tween 1965 and 1969 – was tasked with bring­ing colour to the “hip­per BBC chan­nel”.

He said: “The rep­u­ta­tion of colour TV among news­pa­per crit­ics wasn’t great.

“Part of my job was to con­vince them that the colour pic­tures we could pro­duce were bet­ter than any­thing you’d seen in print.”

The 1967 Wim­ble­don Cham­pi­onships be­came the first ever colour broad­cast, with At­ten­bor­ough in­sist­ing crit­ics mar­velled at the new tech­nol­ogy.

Sir David.

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