The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
This film is part of Free
Amateur Television Station
New Midlands television station takes to the air but the BBC and ITV remain unconcerned about the competition.
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Arthur Bevington from Warley in the West Midlands is obviously an enterprising man - it's not many people who have the skills to build their own television station. Operating from his home, Arthur has reconditioned equipment from ATV in Birmingham and managed to get his snappilly titled station G6AFV/T on the air. With film, video and live television available will nothing stop this new Midlands media mogul?
Bev Smith's report includes a spoof of the ATV Today titles complete with out-of-sync music just in case viewers were confused about exactly which station they were watching.