|Richard Dimbleby of the BBC|
Not everyone was amused by the BBC's April Fools' Day prank. Many criticized the BBC for airing such an item on a factual public affairs show. According to the BBC's report at the time, the "spaghetti tree" stunt was believed to be "one of the first times the medium of television had been used to stage an April Fools' Day hoax.
Click on the link below to watch a video of the 1957 BBC April Fools Day hoax.