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May 20, 2016Colin Pierpoint blog 5 – Birmingham Broad Street

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                                            Birmingham Broad Street When I arrived in Birmingham I found that the regional centre was split into three, mainly for historical reasons. The main television studio was at Gosta Green, which had been […]

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May 16, 2016Pebble Mill opening delayed – tales from the archive

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Pebble Mill opening delayed - tales from the archive

A letter held in the BBC Written Archives shows that Princess Anne was asked in January 1971 if she would open the new broadcasting centre in Birmingham in the autumn of that year. Her Lady in Waiting, replied that unfortunately The Princess would be on holiday in Scotland during the period specified, but that if […]

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May 13, 2016Colin Pierpoint blog – part 4, Cardiff

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Colin Pierpoint blog - part 4, Cardiff

I really enjoyed my time working in a regional centre. I spent a lot of time working in the Control Room, where the Technical Operations staff also did recording and tape editing as part of their duties. Of course, my training in the London XP unit helped here, and I had a good working relationship […]

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May 12, 2016Move to the Mailbox

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Move to the Mailbox

                                          Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. The article from the Birmingham Post circa 2002, explains how the move from Pebble Mill to the Mailbox was going to be a positive […]

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May 11, 2016North 3 Outside Broadcast – press release

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                        (Here is a press release about the reconstruction of a recording by the OB truck North 3, which was Pebble Mill’s original CM1) “NORTH 3” TEAM TO TAKE TELEVISION BACK IN TIME A team of television historians will travel back in time as […]

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