One of our volunteers created a short video during the HoD 2023 weekend, and uploaded it to YouTube.Continue reading “Heritage Open Days 2023 video report”
We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Heritage Open Days on Saturday 9th September and Sunday 10th September, 11am to 4pm.Continue reading “Heritage Open Days 2023 Update”
Our “ABC/Thames” truck GNF951E has now been re-sprayed in ABC colours by Huttons Coachworks and has had Thames signage applied.Continue reading “ABC/Thames paintwork complete”
As detailed in the last “news update”, ABC / Thames has been at A&G having its gearbox repaired, it also needed the brake light switch rebuilding.
Both of these turned out to be “a bit of a saga”!Continue reading “ABC / Thames news”
Money is available to start the rebuild of ABC Unit 5 / Thames Unit 2 – GNF 951E, but the biggest problem during the current conditions has been to find people who are willing to start work on mechanical and exterior restoration.Continue reading “ABC / Thames on the move!”
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/
When we received the vehicle from the previous owners, it came with lots of documentation, including some items in Italian. We know that when Sony Broadcast owned the vehicle it spent some time in Italy with the state broadcaster RAI, so we were intrigued to find out whether these documents shed any light on the time spent in Italy.