My “Palace of Arts” Days

By Dan Cranefield, Senior Engineering Manager, BBC Tel OBs

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The Palace of Arts, Wembley during the 1948 Olympics.
Photo: BBC Archive via web.archive.org.

After the war BBC Television Outside Broadcasts (Tel OBs) operated from their base at the Palace of Arts in Wembley, one of the substantial buildings which were built there specially for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. Some of these buildings were put to other uses later on.

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BBC Power Generators article

Coming soon: Richard Harris looks at the history of the BBC’s generator trucks.

There were only ever ten of these as eventually the BBC simply hired generators from outside organisations.

Richard’s article relates everything that he could discover about each of the ten.

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Is this really a BBC Generator van? Photo: Dave Hill