Category: THE B.B.C.

1965 to Early ’80’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART TWO: BIGGER ‘SCANNERS’

PART TWO CONTENTS: SCANNERS GET BIGGER – WITH SEPARATED VISION, PRODUCTION and SOUND The Colour Demonstration Unit The ’70’s with the silicon transistorised mixers 1| BBC CMCR13 2| 1968-1970 BBC CMCR TYPE 2 SCANNERS The BBC version of the Pye transistorised console of the 1970Video excerpt one: Smaller Pye desks were still to be found…

By David Taylor 2021-06-23 Off

1950’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART THREE | THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS

Contents: 1950’s – THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS Typical 1950’s Installations Anglia TV’s Pye desk Granada’s Studio 10 at The Chelsea Palace The Duke at The Palace Replacing The Valve Desks 1950’s – The Valve Studio mixers As we have seen in Parts One and Two, the earliest Pye Television equipment went into Outside Broadcast scanners,…

By David Taylor 2021-06-14 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 – ‘OUR WORLD’ | PART TWO: ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’ | THE BBC O.B. AT ABBEY ROAD WITH THE BEATLES

For ‘PART ONE: 1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ Live TV links ‘THE WORLD’….HOW IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED’….start HERE. THE IDEA FOR THE BEATLES SEGMENT The decision to make a Beatles recording session part of the ‘Our World’ programme, might have come from either the producer Aubrey Singer or the TV director Derek Burrell-Davis but both…

By David Taylor 2020-09-03 Off

1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ | LIVE TV LINKS ‘THE WORLD’ | PART ONE: HOW IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED

By David Taylor Part One: An in-depth look at how this worldwide live programme was put together, and with lots of video excerpts, will hopefully explain the finished programme.Part Two: How both the recording teams that worked with the Beatles and the television crew that set up in EMI Studio 1 all together made something…

By David Taylor 2020-09-03 Off