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”
ARTS is the website of the Association of Reunited Thames Staff.Continue reading “ARTS – Association of Reunited Thames Staff”
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”
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals (GTC) publishes a magazine for its members twice yearly.
The latest issue (No. 94) features an article written by our trustee Phil Nott – this was previously published on this site, in a longer form, as London Weekend Television’s Pioneering Technology.Continue reading “Zerb publishes “World of Sport” article”
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!”
by Phil Nott
TV in London is 65 years old in 2020, remaining vital throughout a period of external pressures as well as the changing viewing habits of the population. In this article, I look at the birth and evolution of London Weekend Television, and at the role that technology played in developing its sport and drama output.Continue reading “London Weekend Television’s Pioneering Technology”
Part 1 (1968 to 1980)
By Phil Nott
If you want to understand the history of Thames Television’s outside broadcast (OB) trucks, it is necessary first to appreciate the tortuous way that the broadcaster came into being. Therefore, I am starting this review of the Thames OB fleet with a little history.Continue reading “A review of the Thames Television OB fleet Part 1”
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”
Here is a short (5 minute) video showing some of the activities during our strip-out of the vehicle.