Category: LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART TWO: 1962 – 1968 | ‘A Revolution Has Occurred’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER The mixer for Wessex was, along with others built for Philips, one of the early Neve’s finished in the ‘shiny black’ that Rupert used at that time. This Wessex desk survived for many years, finding a new home in California in 1981.…

By David Taylor 2022-06-18 Off

Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART THREE: 1967 – 1968 | ‘More Little Shelford Neves’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER Continuing the story of the early Neve consoles, with more of the ‘shiny black finish’ germanium transistors mixers that Rupert Neve constructed in his converted stable block at ‘Priesthaus’ in Little Shelford. I haven’t credited the many images that John Turner has…

By David Taylor 2022-06-18 Off

1970 – The changing face of music at LONDON WEEKEND TV | A look at ‘THE WORLD OF MAYNARD FERGUSON’.

BY DAVID TAYLOR CONTENTS Making the music on TV sound better And making the ‘Light Entertainment’ shows better What to do about ‘a house band’? ‘The World Of Maynard Ferguson’ TV Special Video excerpt one – the opening and first band number: Video excerpt two – keep the singers moving: The others in the show…

By David Taylor 2021-10-27 Off

1960’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART FOUR | THE INNOVATIVE PYE TRANSISTOR TV STUDIO MIXER

CONTENTS:THE FIRST MODULAR BROADCAST STUDIO MIXER 1| ATV’s four 34-channel consoles for Elstree The modular ‘cassettes’ Enough ‘Drama’ for the Gram Op ‘The Plane Makers’ being recorded in September 1963 Video excerpt one: The last of the Elstree Pye’s 2| Pye’s for other clients 3| The BBC equip with even bigger desks The biggest UK…

By David Taylor 2021-06-13 Off

1967 – ANGLIA TELEVISION | a look at the ‘GLAMOUR ’67’ OUTSIDE BROADCAST

By DAVID TAYLOR For the first in this series of posts on my years at Anglia Television look HERE In the summer of 1967, Anglia took the OB Unit around East Anglia’s seaside towns and as the Anglia region was reaching well into Lincolnshire, we sometimes headed north, around The Wash up as far as…

By David Taylor 2020-06-05 Off