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February 1, 2020Bish Mehay by Paresh Solanki

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Bish Mehay by Paresh Solanki

                    Editors may come and go, but Bish Mehay was always there to anchor the ship (the BBC Asian Programmes Unit). He was a great friend and a great support, especially in time of crisis. His motto ‘Don’t worry, it is all under control,’ was a […]

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January 17, 2020Pebble Mill site 2020

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Pebble Mill site 2020

Pebble Mill site 2020 Posted by Bhasker Solanki on Thursday, 9 January 2020 Thanks to Bhasker Solanki for sharing this video of the Pebble Mill site in Jan 2020. It looks very different from when it was a broadcast centre, with only the road past Security at the end of the video looking the same.

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November 25, 2019Geoffrey Green

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Geoffrey Green

                    This is a 1974 BBC1 screen-grab of one of the original Midlands Today journalists Geoffrey Green – reporting on how transplant surgeons removed a Birmingham man’s kidney not realising he was still alive. Green, who was from Coventry, did his first BBC broadcast on radio […]

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November 25, 2019House Services Engineers circa 1983

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House Services Engineers circa 1983

                          Thanks to Richard Smith for sharing this photo of the House Service Engineers, who had just set up the marquee for Regional Clubs Day. It’s circa 1983. From L to R: Dave Tansey, Mick Taylor, Dick Smith and Mick Archbold.

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November 20, 2019Ron Poston working at the BBC Club

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Ron Poston working at the BBC Club

                      Thanks to Jan Poston, for sharing this photo from the late 1990s, of her father working at the BBC Club at Pebble Mill. Ron was a true gentleman and is fondly remembered by BBC staff. He also worked as a studio attendant.

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