On September 1, 1939, two days before Britain declared war on Germany, the BBCâ€™s television station was unceremoniously taken off air at 12:10pm after the broadcast of the Mickey Mouse cartoon, Mickey’s Gala PremiÃ¨re.
BBC television returned on June 7, 1946 at 3pm. Remarkably, programmes restarted with the same Mickey Mouse cartoon of 1939, introduced with the announcement: “As we were saying before we were so rudely interrupted…”
If it worked for the BBC after a break of nearly seven years then it can work for me and my two and half month blog breakâ€¦
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