By Helen Casey.
Helen Casey, the widow of BECG friend Terry Casey, originally wrote this article for the National Transport Trust magazine Transport Digest.Continue reading “A Rural Surprise”
Two vintage trucks being lovingly preserved by the Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group prove that not all television repeats are really such a bad thing.Continue reading “Commercial Motor”
A newly formed charity in England is preserving and using a number of vintage outside broadcast trucks that were originally used in the UK in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.Continue reading “Recreating the magic of TV’s early days”
Carry on Trucking – Jeffrey Borinsky
While many enthusiasts collect radios and televisions, broadcasting equipment is a more neglected area. The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG) is a group of people who rescue, restore and conserve historic UK television equipment, focusing on the engineering aspects. We aim to use this to present television history to the public. Continue reading “Carry on Trucking”
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!).
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 –
We’ve been mentioned on BBC West Midlands and Birmingham City University’s Twitter feeds and on the BBC West Midlands website!
It’s not too late to get a free ticket to the Kaleidoscope event “Colour TV comes to town” tomorrow at Birmingham City University.
Tickets are still available from the Eventbrite website here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-tv-comes-to-town-tickets-75577425113
We will be on Central News from 6pm tonight, live from Birmingham City University for the Kaleidoscope event “Colour TV comes to town”.