By Dan Cranefield, Senior Engineering Manager, BBC Tel OBs.
Dan Cranefield recalls his involvement with the BBC coverage of the 40th and 50th anniversaries of the D Day landings from Arromanches and Bayeux in France.
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The British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS) is a society of over 1200 World-wide members sharing a common interest in the preservation and communication of technical and historical data, and the preservation and restoration of Vintage radio and related equipment.
David Church is the BVWS webmaster and runs his own site at davidchurch.com.
Peter Scott’s Nostalgia Site at www.nostalgiatech.co.uk covers some of his interests but is principally dedicated to the SS Jaguar motor car, the first Marconi/EMI television receivers, and the Emitron Camera.
A newly formed charity in England is preserving and using a number of vintage outside broadcast trucks that were originally used in the UK in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
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Richard has been in contact with David Taylor who runs the PostFade website. On the site he looks at broadcast and recorded sound, exploring the techniques from the 1950s and 1960s to the present.
He joined the Anglia Television sound department in the summer of 1966 and closed his ‘Postfade Sound’ television post production suite in 2012.
The articles on his site are mainly concerned with sound, but cameras, vehicles and lighting also feature.
Robin Stonestreet has been in touch with us with a list of BBC CMCRs (Colour Mobile Control Rooms). This draws on earlier work by Jerry Clegg with extra input from Brian Summers and Richard Harris.
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