The Newsroom

Mike Neville has died

(September 2017)

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DE
deejay
Here's the report on the first night of main evening programmes from "The Pink Palace" about how they moved across town between the Friday 2128 bulletin and Saturday afternoon sport bulletin, plus Mike's arrival on Monday. Some clips from this were used in the obits but it's interesting to see the rest of it. I think there's even a bit of self op pres desk action for those of you that are interested in how that bit worked (it's discussed on here quite often!)
DE88, sda| and Markymark gave kudos
MA
Markymark
Here's the report on the first night of main evening programmes from "The Pink Palace" about how they moved across town between the Friday 2128 bulletin and Saturday afternoon sport bulletin, plus Mike's arrival on Monday.


Also I presume from the news intro logo, the short period when Caldbeck (aka North Cumbria) was part
of BBC North West's empire ?
SP
Spencer
Here's the report on the first night of main evening programmes from "The Pink Palace" about how they moved across town between the Friday 2128 bulletin and Saturday afternoon sport bulletin, plus Mike's arrival on Monday. Some clips from this were used in the obits but it's interesting to see the rest of it. I think there's even a bit of self op pres desk action for those of you that are interested in how that bit worked (it's discussed on here quite often!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTjHfDdadlY


And do I spy at 2:44 the troublesome COW generator box?
DE
deejay
Yes, that's the COW being unscrewed from the rack ready for transportation across town.
http://www.625.uk.com/tv_logos/bbc1_85_player_1.jpg
That photo is from the old Andrew Wiseman's television room site which explains in detail how it worked.
http://www.625.uk.com/tv_logos/bbc1_85.htm
JA
james-2001
Amazing how big that is when you could probably generate it from something the size of a matchbox these days.
SP
Spencer
I particularly love the thought that Newcastle's globe wasn't spinning, but a quick vacuuming of the COW generator got it going again.
DE
deejay
Amazing what you could do by reseating a few boards and giving it a quick go with a hoover or a blast of air.

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