On This Day

Events in Film & TV on November 2

  • 1936 At 3pm the BBC begins the world's first regular high-definition TV broadcast service from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace, North London
  • 1936 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is established
  • 1948 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1954 BBC radio comedy "Hancock's Half Hour" debuts starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • 1966 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1973 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1989 "Blackadder Goes Forth" final episode "Goodbyeee" airs starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
Actor, Comedian and Writer Stephen Fry
Actor, Comedian and Writer
Stephen Fry
Actor Hugh Laurie
Actor
Hugh Laurie

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1993 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed

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2003 US sitcom "Arrested Development" Premieres created by Mitchell Hurwitz, starring Jason Bateman, Porta de Rossi, Michael Cera and an ensemble cast on Fox

Film release premierFilm Premier

2015 "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth premieres in Berlin

Actress Jennifer Lawrence
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress and Director Elizabeth Banks
Actress and Director
Elizabeth Banks
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth