David Ian Productions

David Ian Productions is a leading entertainment company based in London’s Covent Garden. Formed in 2006, DIP specializes in presenting large-scale theatrical productions in the UK, the US and internationally, and also offers a full general management service to the industry.

In 1925, at his attic laboratory in Frith Street, Soho, the Scottish engineer John Logie Baird succeeded in transmitting the first television picture with shades of grey derived from reflected light  the head of a ventriloquist's dummy known affectionately as "Stookie Bill". Baird later transmitted the image of a young man working in the office downstairs, William Taynton, whom he paid two shillings and sixpence to endure the hot lights then necessary for an effective image.