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Mickey Mouse Twirling Tail Toy

1960s

‘Mickey’s Gala Premier’ was the last television program to be broadcast by the BBC before transmission ceased on 1st September 1939 with the outbreak of World War Two. Television broadcasting in Britain did not resume again until 1946, when the first transmission was the same Mickey Mouse cartoon.

 

The popularity of shows such as Mickey Mouse were key to the success of television broadcasting in its early years.