Richard writes: “I was searching for a picture and I came across these photos of Southern, in TVS livery. I took the pictures, they are at Battle of Britain Air Show, Boscombe Down 9th June 1990. They were taken with a proper camera, with real film.“Continue reading “Southern at the Battle of Britain Air Show, Boscombe Down 1990”
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.
The Central News item has now been posted on YouTube.
PS: The sound problem at the start was not ours, it was fine leaving us (as the saying goes!).
Join us on Saturday 16th November 2019 at Birmingham City University for an event that celebrates ’50 years of Colour TV’ on the main terrestrial channels (BBC1 and ITV).
The event will be a mix of showing rare early archive colour footage from the BBC and ITV alongside honoured guests who will be interviewed live on stage in front of the gathered audience, concerning their recollections and any amusing anecdotes of working in TV during the transition period from black and white to colour TV during the late 60’s / early 70’s.
BECG will be supporting the event by showing one of the early OB units built for colour TV outside broadcast namely ‘Southern‘ (Southern TV’s OB Unit 1) along with a chance to view examples of Marconi MK VII’s and EMI 2001 early colour TV cameras!
Click on the following link for more information and to book your free tickets – https://becg.org.uk/event/colour-tv-comes-to-town/
One of the problems that we have always noted with Southern is the lack of space for distribution amplifiers, for both video (VDAs) and pulses (PDAs). Rack space is in very short supply after accommodating four Marconi MkVII camera control units with power supplies, aperture correctors and coders, plus the space required for monitors and the mixer electronics, so we had only fitted one set of distribution amplifiers.