As the Christmas schedules are full of repeats, I have no qualms about sharing this old favourite, a Christmas cooking lesson from Vincent Price.
Another business card.
We return to Shepherd’s Bush Green for the shortest day of the year, and two on-screen views of the interior of the BBC Television Theatre, both from 1986. One is the opening to an edition of Wogan, while the other comes from Bob Monkhouse’s excellent BBC2 chat show. The sides of the dress circle were boxed in during the BBC’s ownership of the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Stage right was hospitality or ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’, while stage left housed a lighting…
This postcard arrived inside a Christmas card from a beloved relative.
From a TVS staff induction pack dated January 1989, here are plans of the Southampton and Maidstone studios.
As the BBC prepares to vacate Television Centre (if only temporarily), we return to the mystery publication (and if anyone has the slightest clue what it might be, please let me know) for a wide-eyed look at the miracle of Wood Lane.
If you’re going to be in the audience for a TV programme, taking a packed lunch is always a priority. These folk watching Bullseye being recorded know what’s what.
We return to SE1derland for day sixteen.
Today has been enhanced hugely by chancing across these wonderful pictures on Flickr, in About the BBC’s photostream. The first shows an exterior of the BB C TV Theatre at night, shortly after it reopened in 1957, following an extensive refurbishment. The second shows the stage area, with a couple of Marconi mk IIIs, one of them on a Mole-Richardson crane. According to figures from the 1978 edition of The A-Z of the BBC, the stage was 66 feet by…
Who says a smart tie doesn’t go with an anorak? Representing the Midlands dual region, here’s a fine piece of neckwear, set off nicely by a Quantel tie pin.