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Old 22nd May 2019, 8:26 am   #1
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Default BBC Archive: 1958 introduction of Subscriber Trunk Dialling

Ernest Marples gives it all!


https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/statu...467573762?s=17
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Old 22nd May 2019, 9:05 am   #2
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I seem to be having difficulties accessing this. On my computer running Firefox, it simply says it can't run the video on this browser; on the one running Microsoft Edge, the page simply crashes. I assume the problem is at my end, but it's odd that I'm have problems with two different computers.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 9:07 am   #3
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Works fine on Opera.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 9:45 am   #4
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Not sure if you need a Twitter account to access?


The BBC Archive thread has some interesting snippets: article about the first woman news-reader (Nan Winton, just died @ 93) and the problems she had with the male-dominated culture of the 50's.



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Old 22nd May 2019, 10:14 am   #5
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If that is the case, then I'll simply pass on this one.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 12:25 pm   #6
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Working fine on Firefox

Are your Adobe Flash files etc up to date?
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Old 22nd May 2019, 12:29 pm   #7
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No you don't need a twit account.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 2:07 pm   #8
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Working fine on Firefox

Are your Adobe Flash files etc up to date?
Thanks, I'll check that out as a possibility.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 8:30 pm   #9
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Mine too, starts automatically (FF on W10)
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Old 22nd May 2019, 8:31 pm   #10
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It doesn't require either Adobe Flash or a Twitter account to view it, using FF 67.0 on OS X 10.13.6.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 9:08 pm   #11
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STD wasn't introduced on this day in 1958. It was later in the year - 9th of December in Bristiol -

For those with a line on CNet - the call can be heard on 0352 2233.

If you've not got a CNet line - dial 01352 838111 (a normal 'landline' number so may be in your free calls package) then dial the CNet code and number after the announcement.
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