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.

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 discusses the use of the (unfinished) Type 6  Scanner and Radio Links from Outside Broadcasts in the 1960s which shows the time before satellite uplinks came into use.

Making Old Television Technology Make Sense

A new approach to technological television history and conservation

By Dr Paul Marshall

Abstract

How does traditional analogue television work? That’s a question beyond the comfort zone of most media historians who may not be familiar with analogue electronics. Even young engineers know little of thermionics, cathode rays and a myriad of other forgotten technologies. This important facet of television’s history is now only recorded by older engineers and by amateur groups who collect these technologies. In this paper, I will show by using examples how material artefacts can help us understand television’s history more fully.

Keywords: broadcasting, engineering, television, conservation, restoration, preservation

How to Cite: Marshall, P., 2019. Making Old Television Technology Make Sense. VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, 8(15), pp.32–45. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2019.jethc163

Article

Read the article here: http://doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2019.jethc163

Central News follow-up

ITV Central News have posted another video to YouTube, this one is a follow-up item about the event at BCU.

It includes interviews with Chris Perry of Kaleidoscope, Michael Steele and Dr Paul Marshall of BECG.