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Talking Pictures subtitling vintage films for the first time

Vintage film channel Talking Pictures is to start offering subtitles.

The channel confirmed this week that the "first batch" of films have now been scripted and subtitled for the first time ever.

Many of Talking Pictures' output predates the arrival of TV subtitles by several decades, meaning that unlike other TV channels who acquire more recent archive programming, Talking Pictures has had to create its own subtitles.

All being well, according to the channel, the first subtitled programmes will be available from 15th March 2018, but will be limited to a "select amount of content" initially.

Internal tests began earlier this week to prepare for the launch of subtitles.