BECG – The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group

Welcome to the Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group website.

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.

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:


Burton Waters Boating Festival

See our restored Southern Television Outside Broadcast vehicle with working period equipment dating from 1968 at Burton Waters Marina near Lincoln on Saturday 15th June. See the “Events” page for more information.

Background Articles

We’ve started adding some articles on various topics including the history of the technical and practical aspects of television. These are all available under the category “Articles” and the last few are available from the “Articles” menu.

GNF951E ABC Unit 5

Our latest project is the restoration of ABC TV’s “Unit 5”. This was one of three new vehicles ordered by ABC in the mid-sixties. It passed to Thames and then to Sony before being converted into a domestic vehicle. Please see the Project Page for further information.

About us

The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group is a small association of qualified, experienced and motivated professionals dedicated to the survival and interpretation of television history.

Whilst privately funded, this has not been a bar to achieving many successes in this field.

Over several decades a considerable amount of money and time has been invested in diverse projects, specifically in the field of outside broadcast technology.

Promoting and demonstrating vintage television remains a core value to the group.