|Covid-19|2 November – The first regular high-definition (then defined as at least 200 lines) BBC Television Service, based at Alexandra Palace in London, officially begins broadcasting (after test transmissions began in August). The service alternates on a weekly basis between Baird's 240-line mechanical system and the Marconi-EMI's 405-line all-electronic system. Programmes are broadcast daily, Monday to Saturday, at 15:00–16:00 and 21:00–22:00.
By this year there are approximately 2,000 televisions worldwide.
Unknown (probably November) – Picture Page (1936–1939, 1946–1952).
9 February – Clive Swift, actor
6 March – Jean Boht, actress
Albert Finney, actor
Glenda Jackson, actress and politician
17 June – Ken Loach, film director
30 June – Don Taylor, director (died 2003)
8 July – Tony Warren, scriptwriter (died 2016)
9 July – Richard Wilson, actor
27 September – Gordon Honeycombe, news presenter (died 2015)
9 October – Brian Blessed, actor
10 October – Judith Chalmers, television presenter
1936 in British television Wikipedia
This is a list of events related to British television in 1936.