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BBC TV: Dial 'B' for Britain
« on: April 20, 2017, 03:37:41 PM »
Dial "B" for Britain: The Story of the Landline
Timeshift, tells the story of how Britain's phone network was built.

Gene Toms, a switchboard operator, recalls her time during the war, trying to work while wearing a helmet during air raids, dealing with self-important officers and doing her best to assist servicemen phoning home.

A renewed drive to restore, modernise and expand the network after the war kept a legion of engineers busy. Former GPO engineers Jim Coombe, Bryan Eagan and Dez Flahey share their memories of dubious safety practices and difficult customers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mp2l8

On tonight (Thurs 20 April) at 9 pm on BBC Four, or on the iPlayer streaming service (possibly restricted outside the UK)

A whole hour of lovely telephoney television  :)