Television would never have developed without the cathode ray tube (CRT). It was invented by a German, Karl Ferdinand Braun, in 1897. A CRT is a glass vacuum tube with a narrow neck that ... See full summary »

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Ingrid Kvale

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jeremy Clarkson ... Himself - Presenter
Richard Fleming Richard Fleming ... Actor in Reenactments
Sebastian Thompson Sebastian Thompson ... Actor in Reenactments
Robert White Robert White ... Actor in Reenactments
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ... Herself - 'Little Mo' Eastenders
John Logie Baird John Logie Baird ... Himself (archive footage)
Louise Berridge Louise Berridge ... Herself - Executive Producer, Eastenders
Jeremy Bowen Jeremy Bowen ... Himself - Special Correspondent, BBC News
Brian Hanrahan Brian Hanrahan ... Himself - TV Reporter
Ray Herbert Ray Herbert ... Himself - Baird Expert
Robert Klesges Robert Klesges ... Himself - University of Memphis (as Dr. Robert Klesges)
Agnes Lindsay Agnes Lindsay ... Herself - Farnsworth's sister
Laura Player Laura Player ... Herself - Farnsworth's sister
Paul Schatzkin Paul Schatzkin ... Himself - Farnsworth Expert
William Taynton William Taynton ... Himself (archive footage)
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Television would never have developed without the cathode ray tube (CRT). It was invented by a German, Karl Ferdinand Braun, in 1897. A CRT is a glass vacuum tube with a narrow neck that flares into a flat "screen" at one end. The inside surface of the screen is covered with a phosphorescent layer. Electrons are fired at high voltage along the tube, illuminating when they hit the phosphorescent layer. Refined versions of this basic tube were at the heart of millions of TVs, radars and computer monitors manufactured in the 20th century. Written by Enzedder

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2004 (UK) See more »

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