The earliest VT footage I've seen was some Tyne Tees stuff from 1962, and some of BBC2's opening night in 64
I've seen earlier US footage (not least the 6 Twilight Zones that were done on video), I don't think that counts though as we're talking UK here.
There is surving VT
footage of Granada's coverage of the JFK assasination, I've seen that before. Oh, and some early behind the scenes Corrie footage on VT from 1961 was shown on the documentry about the moving sets back in 2014 (they mentioned it had been recently found, so presumably it's a tape that had been squirrelled away which is why it didn't get wiped).
As far as I'm aware, every episode of the short lived Anglia soap Weaver's Green which was made from 1965-66 exists on VT (certainly the two episodes I've seen do), which is itself pretty remarkable, even Corrie from this era only exists on telerecordings.
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