Oldboys Summer Lunch venue

This lunchtime Mrs CJ & I visited “The Cricketers” to book up for June 18th.

Just as well we did as the pub is now “The Black Bison”, having been totally refitted since we last met there before Christmas.

The Black Bison 600

 

The food was very good but full menu details will be available nearer the time.

Full details in <Future Events>.

Ian Smith RIP

I have just seen a post on Facebook by Peter Cleaver reporting the death of Ian Smith.

“He was a true gentleman producer who was very caring of his craft, his programmes and specially the people with whom he worked. BBC Events were richer because of him. It was a real pleasure to have known and worked with him.”

More information when I get it.

What goes round……..

Keith Palmer (FR) recently gave John Warner a very old file marked A HE Tel Rec (takes you back – was that Tony Cheal?). Inside was a ‘fragile’ copy of the December 1936 Television Magazine. John scanned this, and, by the miracles of email and Adobe Acrobat Pro, we’ve produced a copy which you can find in Downloads.
However, the introductory page, reproduced here, passes a comment about the state of TV in 1936 that could be appropriate today!

TV-01a

Ken Riddington RIP

Ron Clark sends the following:-

I have just heard of the death, on Boxing Day of Ken Riddington, the former drama producer at the BBC. He had been ill for a number of years.
Funeral is at West Norwood Crematorium at 1145 on Monday 12th January.
His many Credits include: To Serve Them All My Days, Tenko and A Year In Provence.