This from Keith Graham in California:-
Category Archives: Links
In <Links> we have <A History of London’s Television Studios>. Ian Howlett has just sent me the following direct link to the TV Centre pages, which are well worth a look – I think they have been expanded since I first saw them. A nostalgic read!
A shameless plug for Chris Wadsworth’s new book, available on Amazon.
THE EDITOR’S TOOLKIT has just been published by Focal Press. Not about software and designed for most abilities and complete with 52 specially shot downloadable exercises, it is now available on Amazon and shortly on i-books. Most members of the BBC Television Recording Dept will recognise the front cover illustration is by Dave Rixon and there are more of his cartoons inside.There is a also companion website: editors-toolkit.co.uk where you can sample the book and download four free exercises. Share and enjoy – I hope.
Robin Hall has just sent me this link – might be worth a browse around…..
Apologies for the absence of updates, but Mrs C J and I have just finished writing a book about the Great War which went to the printers yesterday afternoon. A 2½ year project it has taken up a lot of my time – I’m publishing it – but now I can return to the Oldboys website once more.
Nick Martin has just sent me the details of the Surbiton Christmas Lunch; Thursday December 4th is the date for your diaries, and you will find full details, and, in due course, a Menu at http://www.40sand50sreunion.co.uk.
Additionally, Richard Cox’s photographs of the last Oldboys Lunch at “The Black Horse” will be on the web in a couple of days.
Just received my copy of “Prospero” and discovered that Victor had passed away. Many of our ‘older’ Oldboys will remember him – see Obituaries for the full article.
Ian Williams sent in a photograph of his DE Course from September 1973, but couldn’t remember the number of the course. That mystery has now been solved by Bob James – it was DE36 – and Bob should know, he was sitting in the front row!
Ian Wimsett has pointed me at the following Planning Applications to redevelop the TVC site which are now available for public viewing on the Hammersmith and Fulham website. There are already more than 400 documents available – the main applications are: 2013/02355/COMB and 2013/02356/LBC.
The ‘Design and Access statements’ are a good place to start and the ‘listed building assessment’ doc and associated photographic survey is interesting – 127 pages of photographs! It is much quicker to download the large docs than try to view them on-line. There are also a few decent historic plans and pictures spread about.
The text has quite a few errors including this about the basement:
The space below the Helios Courtyard was once storage space but, with the addition of a glazed roof structure replacing the grassed surface, the space is now an open plan office.
Thanks Ian – I’m sure many will be interested.
Tony Scott is researching the history of this auspicious venue – any pix or thoughts to:-
Last night was the final “Children in Need” transmission from Television Centre. Ten days earlier, Andy Barker marked the end of TV Centre by playing “The Last Post” on an old bugle. Here is a link to the Youtube version.