BBC Time Shift - Dial B for Britain: The Story of the Landline (2017)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2640 Kbps | 58mn 56s | 1.15 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Timeshift tells the story of how Britain's phone network was built. Incredibly, there was once a time when phones weren't pocket-sized wireless devices, but bulky objects wired into our homes and workplaces. Over the course of 100 years, engineers rolled out a communications network that joined up Britain - a web of more than 70 million miles of wire. Telephones were agents of commercial and social change, connecting businesses and creating new jobs for Victorian women. Wires changed the appearance of urban skylines and the public phone box became a ubiquitous sight.