To the Dorking Book Fair….. where a man wanted £40 for a huge pile of ancient Practical Television and Practical Radio magazines. I couldn’t quite get interested in articles on how to service the Ferguson 922T receiver and similar stuff (though I can copy the item if anyone needs to know). I did notice, though, that a number of the covers featured familiar places and people, so I did a slightly over priced deal and bought just a few….
Is that Colin Reid in the first one?
Here’s an article about the new BBC Television headquarters in Shepherds Bush, taken from the March 1960 edition….
A much more readable version is here
At the end of 2011, John Henshall caused a storm amongst the anorak fraternity by remembering that he had a copy of David Bowie singing “The Jean Genie” on Top of the Pops. It turned out that he had the only copy -
John is even in the show -
Anyway, all this stirred Peter Hider into remembering that John was his lab partner at Evesham -
Bill Parkinson, the Studio Team Leader at BBC Westminster, has a very high resolution version of the TC Higgs and Hill plan from the 1950s. This isn’t it, as the file is 30Mb. The big one is here.