"The Electrophone" in Archive Hour: Down the Wires
Authors: Street, S.
Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain. Using telephone lines to pipe in the audio of theatres, opera houses and news events into people's homes, the Electrophone had a major impact. Rare and recently restored archive from this lost era of radio broadcasting provides a hitherto unheard glimpse of life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain