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.

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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.