BBC TV Centre – Final Look

Gareth Gwenlan RIP

Vacancy at the BFI

charles.fairall@bfi.org.uk thought that you may be interested in this job.

Job title: Archive Support Engineer
Job reference: REQ0172
Application closing date: 24/05/2016
Location: Hertfordshire – Berkhamsted
Salary: £28,482 – £33,321
Package:
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.

Lime Grove Reunion

Change of date for mid Summer Lunch at Guildford

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.

The Black Bison 600

Jeff Goddard RIP

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……….

Jeff Goddard

Ian Andy Andrew funeral details

Funeral for Ian Andy Andrews will be held on Wednesday 17th February at 2pm at Hendon crematorium. If you have contact details for Chris Harding or Dave Charlton please contact Andre on 07708237040

The Editors Toolkit

A shameless plug for Chris Wadsworth’s new book, available on Amazon.

Chris W cover

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.

Ian Andy Andrews RIP

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.

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I’ll post further details as I receive them.

Over 40 Years ago!

Ron Clark has just sent me these two documents which give a snapshot of daily life at TVC at the end of August 1975.
Many names and programme titles for the older Oldboys.

Firstly the Daily Duty Sheets for Friday 29th August 1975.

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And the Studio Allocation Charts for Week 36.

Studio bookings

 

The pdfs that were here have been slowing things down a bit, and are now available in <Downloads>.