BECG – The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group

We are a group of people who rescue and conserve our UK television history, focusing on the engineering aspects.

We have collected a large amount of equipment over the years and we aim to use this to present television history to the public by various means.  Currently this site is focusing on Outside Broadcast Vehicles but we also have other equipment which will be added in due course.

Please see our Projects Page for details of our current activities and our Articles Category for some background reading. If we’re “out and about” you can see where on the Events Page.

If you want to contact us, please e-mail: this email address.


Scale Models

We’ve added a new “Scale Models” page which shows off various modelling skills, from commercially available items, via modified items to “scratch built” models.

Privacy policy updated

We have added “Koko Analytics” to the website to collect anonymised visitor statistics, this does NOT use Google. Please see the Privacy Policy page for more details.

New articles

Some new articles have been added recently. Making Old Television Technology Make Sense by Paul Marshall discusses, how material artefacts can help us understand television’s history more fully. Dan Cranefield, Senior Engineering Manager, BBC Tel OBs and ex BBC Radio Links has kindly sent us a couple of articles with accompanying photos: The Royal Wedding of July 1986 which …