I’ve just heard of the passing of John Jarvie – many of you will remember him.
A long career in the BBC started with a spell at Norwich and took him on to become Head of Studio Capital Projects – involving him in the creation of a number of new local radio station buildings – and later engineering general manager at TV Centre.
Thanks to Robin Hall for pointing me to this at the Forum for former BBC Staff
Just heard that Gareth Gwenlan passed away this morning.
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Job title: Archive Support Engineer
Job reference: REQ0172
Application closing date: 24/05/2016
Location: Hertfordshire – Berkhamsted
Salary: £28,482 – £33,321
Job category/type: Fixed-term
We are looking to recruit an Archive Support Engineer on a fixed-term basis to join the Conservation team as soon as possible.
This exciting role will provide expert engineering and technical support, maintaining and sustaining the diverse range of audio visual equipment, both analogue and digital, to meet a wide range of exciting archive objectives and projects.
If you are fascinated with machinery and technologies, backed up by relevant qualifications and professional experience gained at a practical level, this role will involve working with electronic and electro-mechanical equipment and associated systems vital to the preservation of one of the world’s greatest collections of film and television. You will require strong technical aptitude and possess the necessary skills and knowledge to diagnose faults and repair equipment, working at component level. The ideal candidate will already have excellent knowledge of current and legacy video, audio, digital, television and film systems, spanning all historic technologies, although expert skills and knowledge exist within the team to support this role.
The role is based at the BFI National Archive in Berkhamsted (nearest station is Berkhamsted) and is to start as soon as possible.
You will enjoy benefits such as our BFI pension scheme, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.
Further details about the role, including an information pack, can be obtained by clicking here.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 24th May 2016.
First interviews will be held on Tuesday 31st May 2016.
Following today’s announcement of the date for the EU Referendum, I have brought forward the Oldboys (and Girls) Summer Lunch from June 23rd to June 16th. Please adjust your diaries accordingly.
There will, obviously, be the standard advance notice email before the event.
John Vigar has just informed me of the death of Jeff Goddard, last week. The funeral will be at Skipton Crematorium next Monday at 11.oo a.m.
Many will have fond memories of Jeff……….
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.
Overnight I received the following sad news from Andre Ingram (BBC SCPD 1977 to 1996):
It is with great sadness that I bring the news of the passing of Ian Andy Andrews last night after a very short period of illness following a fall.
David , Ian’s son has asked me to say a few words at the funeral.
I have known Ian and David for 34 years and of that time whilst I was in SCPD telecine and later VT section he guided me and many others in his kind gentle manner.
I would like some possible reminiscences of other past BBC staff members.
Could you possibly send out an email asking people to contact me.
I will email you when I know the details of the funeral.
I’ll post further details as I receive them.
Many of you will remember Janet Bone – for years the PA to Yvonne Littlewood and later her FM. I am sorry to tell you that Janet died recently. Details of her funeral are below :-
I’ve just had confirmation that Janet’s funeral will be held on Thursday 7th January.
There will be a private cremation at 10.40 followed by a service for Janet at 12.00 at the St Mary with St Alban Church, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN and afterwards at The Park Hotel, Park Road, Teddington, TW11 OAB.
Everyone is welcome to the church service and to the Park Hotel.
The church have asked for an idea of numbers so could you please let me know if you are able to come.
At last Thursday’s Television Recording Christmas Lunch I was given a document that may well be of interest to many of you – especially those of a ‘certain age. It’s the December 1961 Staff List.
1961 Staff List
This should have been posted yesterday, but the latest Windows 10 upgrade has created havoc here, and I’m only just able to handle graphics etc!!!
PS This will also go in the 1961 section on the main menu.
PPS. Pictures from the Christmas Lunch online by Monday.