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August 02, 2006 - 12:11 PM
David Thrower

  Ex VT Shift2 1979 - 1982 and still pressing the buttons hard ....
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June 21, 2006 - 08:36 PM
Neale Davison

  Worked in Designs Department & Research Department.
There are lots of sites created by BBC people.
This has got to be one of the best !
Well Done !!
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April 16, 2006 - 06:45 PM
Brian Fields http:/

  I started as a junior technician with a facilities company in the West End in 1969 - continued with TR70C edit suites and Rank Cintel Telecines. Saw the 'progress' through 1" to Sony and Bosch digital suites. We did quite a lot of overflow work for BBC Enterprises. Left the business in 1992 but it's great to see the 'real' machines are still remembered. Oh to drive a quad again!
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April 09, 2006 - 08:14 PM
Keith Palmer

  Love the site.

I joined the BBC as an Engineer in 1978, aged 22, and later moved to VT operations.

In 1989 I “eventually” became an Editor at BBC Elstree mainly Editing “Top of the pops, EastEnders Revealed, Mastermind, First Sight” - then 11 years later moved to Marylebone High Street, Editing “Inside Out.”
In 2005 (gone grey and aged 49 but still smiling) I took the redundancy" offer and went freela "nce," and I am now wor king for Talkba ck Thames on “ Pul ling St ring s” for BBC1 - I also wo rk for "HSBC, and" give trai ni ng at a loc al College - st ill getting used to freelancing thou gh . < br>I d ea rly miss t he "BBC," and would l ove to hear from an yone w ho rem embers me.
I bet I c ould sti ll op era te an EECO VR2000 suite or TR70 - could you?
Let me know
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April 01, 2006 - 07:59 AM
Denis Casserly

  I started work at CBC TV in Toronto September 1966 the month they went to colour TV. We had 4 Ampex 1000's and 6 2000's. We used to physically edit 90 minute TV drama shows some had 150 edits in them no breakups. A 90 minute tape weighed about 36 pounds. We had Editec electronic editors too and they had an animate feature in them. I taught myself how to animate video to music. I ended up doing a cou" ple openin g billboards for som e p rogressive produce rs maki ng public af fa irs sho ws. CB C neve r wanted to promo te the animation abilities b ec ause ther e were qui te a few parasitic film production ho uses t hat fed o ff th e Cor po ra tion. The studi os ha d M arconi Mark 4 and P hi lips Plumb icon came ras. I f ooli shly w ent to CFTO TV 2 years later what a nightmare that was only lasted 11 weeks and called it quits. After that I worked in CTV network office in Toronto hired on as quality control technician in master control and I knew I was colour blind but needed a job and they were dozy enough to hire me. The place was another joke though and I never did see anything that even came close to the quality and performance of the CBC after that.
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March 08, 2006 - 08:38 PM
Larry Girling

  I was with OB's in the 70's.

Operating the suitcase recorder. VR2000(?)

And then our LMVTR machine. Can't remember what it was. Not an Ampex though.

Great site! Nostalgia is always what it used to be!
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February 28, 2006 - 12:36 AM
steve critchlow

  Birmingham VT (one way and another) 1965 till 1991 and still there in spirit. Loved you all (a bit).
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February 24, 2006 - 01:47 PM
Dave Wakefield

  Whilst I was never fortunate enough to have spent any time at the Beeb I did work for 'The Enemy' in VT & Tech Ops for Thames at Euston & am now an editor in West London. Seeing all the old kit brings back many happy memories - ah the old VPR2s...
I absolutely love the site and look forward to watching it grow.
All the best
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February 19, 2006 - 01:35 PM
Nigel Phillips

  BBC from 1960 to 2002 and on and off to date!

Currently Ops Manager with the EBU Ops Group in Torino Winter Olympics.
I believe that the very solid metal VERA base plates were re-used by Research Dept as the baseplate for the first RD Optical Standards convertor with flicker correction for 525/405 working. These used CPS Emitron tubed cameras.
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February 22, 2006 - 01:21 PM
Brian Cuff

  Joined BBC on the bottom rung (PTA) in 1959. Birmingham for 2 years (Carpenter Road Gosta Green & Broad Street)then to TK Lime Grove. Joined P&ID in 1967 (Studio Unit under the dapper John Castle). Left to join Ampex in 1972 - glad I'm not with the BBC now - too much IT!!
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