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
  • 1946 New York City's WABC (AM & FM) radio stations change call letters to WCBS
  • 1946 New York City's WEAF (AM & FM) radio stations change call letters to WNBC
  • 1948 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting

Radio Premiere

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

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

Television Premiere

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

  • 1978 Arnold Shapiro's TV documentary "Scared Straight", narrated by Peter Falk as a controversial and questionable deterrent to juvenile delinquency, debuts on Los Angeles' KTLA-TV

Television Finale

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

Film & TV History

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

Theatrical Finale

1996 Revival of Eugene O'Neill's' drama "Hughie", directed by Al Pacino, and starring Pacino and Paul Benedict, closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 56 performances

Television Premiere

1997 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, and Bernadette Peters premieres on ABC-TV

Television Premiere

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 Premiere

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

  • 2020 Baby Shark by Pinkfong becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views

Film & TV History

2020 Johnny Depp loses libel case against UK newspaper "The Sun", which called him a "wife-beater", said he assaulted wife Amber Heard