We have added some new articles recently:
- Jeffrey and Paul have followed up their BVWS article Carry On Trucking with a new one looking at Vivat in particular: Long Live Vivat!
- Trevor Brown has kindly sent us some more articles from CQ-DATV:
- The Lightweight Revolution looks at the rise of Electronic News Gathering.
- Five go to Amsterdam recalls an earlier life when we took a RCA TR70-B VTR and a Marconi Mk VII camera to IBC in Amsterdam – we billed it as “the world’s largest camcorder”!
- Dan Cranefield continues his reminiscences with Early Location Drama in Colour, which dovetails with Richard’s Roving Eye article as it also discusses the conversion of Roving Eye 5 into the LMCR.
Richard’s Roving Eye article continues to evolve, with more history appearing!
- REII photographs at Fairoaks Airfield, Chobham for a stunt flying programme from Brian Balshaw.
- REII photographs from Pat Jessup.
- NYN 286Y is transferred to Pebble Mill, for Top Gear.
- Some re-arrangement of the sections to improve the time-lines.
- More on the proposed CRE rebuild.
Richard’s article about The BBC Roving Eye vehicles has been updated again, as more information is being brought to our attention!
The latest update includes some colour pictures of REII at Churchill’s funeral and some new pictures of NYN 286Y.
Richard’s “Roving Eye” article just keeps on growing – the latest version now includes Roving Eyes RE3 and RE4 (which were never completed) and RE5 (which became the LMCR). Many thanks to our contributors for the extra information.
The “Roving Eye” article by Richard was withdrawn at his request for some last minute updates, including more new photographs. It has now been reinstated and can be found here.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Television Outside Broadcast History: “The Roving Eye”.
Compiled by Richard Harris. Updated 2020-12-28.
To view the entire article in PDF format, please follow this link: The Roving Eye.
This brief history follows the development of the BBC facility providing real-time television pictures from moving vehicles to bring action pictures to viewers.
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