In an ambitious experiment, a crew of twenty retired BBC staff were reunited with the outside broadcast equipment that they used for the first colour TV broadcasts of the 1960s. They were filmed over three days as they attempted to get the cameras, and scanner truck working again to create one last live broadcast. Using a fixed rig of 12 cameras, their every move was recorded, showing for the first time the sheer complexity of bringing TV signals to the screen during the heroic first period of broadcasting.


John Ellis
(Professor, UIB/Royal Holooway)