Ulster Mirror Programmes were produced once a fortnight from Belfast between 1954 and 1956 as a reflection of some aspects of life in Northern Ireland. Programme 1 of the series was the first local television programme to be made by the BBC region. It was shown at 7pm on 26th November 1954 to NI viewers by the simple expedient of switchin off all television transmitters in England and Wales and running the film from London in the normal way. (The BBC wished to avoid any pressure from viewers to introduce similar local programess in other regions. For technical reasons, however, it had to be broadcast in Scotland also.) Only a silent camera was supplied to producer Harry Govan, so no interviews could be done. A local newspaper reviewer commented that the programme was a commendable effort to give us top quality television without all of the necessary technical resources being available.