Project Category: Television

With a deep curiosity about how television worked, Mitch started work as a camera assistant at Television Centre but became a specialist in electronic effects on series ....
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Our foremost natural history presenter describes his time in the BBC between 1952 when he joined the fledgling television service at Alexandra Palace to his time as controller of BBC Two.
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Voices out of the Air” in Portland Place to early indiscretions in the Arabic Service and stories of Joyce Grenfell, John Betjeman (a world first of a poem in reply to a ’thank you’ letter), Fanny Craddock and the Queen Mother. Then upwards to Controller, Educational Broadcasting, protecting the output.
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Deborah had a long career in BBC radio and when she retired at the end of 2021 she was head of the BBC Radio Science Unit.
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Nick was recruited as a producer to Schools Radio and worked with actors on history series and later current affairs programmes including an encounter with Robert Maxwell.
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After a short stint as a maths teacher Patrick joined the BBC as a Trainee Camera Assistant. He later moved to ITV and has a list of credits far too long to list here.
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Anna is a prominent broadcaster who worked in Granada, ITN, TV AM and several times for the BBC.
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David joined as a Bush House studio manager / announcer. He moved to television Outside Broadcasts and worked on Churchill’s funeral and the 1966 World Cup.
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Chris joined The BBC as a camera assistant, working in Outside Broadcasts and at Television Centre and other studio.
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Colin trained as a journalist working in newspapers before joining the BBC. He spent 15 years in local radio at Manchester and Sheffield before a twelve month attachment at BBC Westminster. switching to television as a producer on BBC North West Tonight.
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