Transmissions through time: the 2017 advent calendar
Day 11

The phone book

Gareth Roberts takes a look at a phone directory from 1880.

In 1880, there were so few telephones in London that it was possible for '1' to be your phone number. In this video, Gareth Roberts takes a look at a small, red book – the London telephone directory from that year.

Gareth Roberts gave the 1988 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "The home of the future". This clips is from his fourth lecture "Home, smart home".