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July 28, 2016William Smethurst

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William Smethurst

                        WILLIAM SMETHURST : TRIBUTE AND FUNERAL DETAILS You may have heard on the news that William Smethurst, one time Editor of The Archers, passed away, on 22nd July. William was at the helm when I was first trusted to mix the drama.  I […]

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July 19, 2016Colin Pierpoint blog, part 11 – Re-organisation

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Colin Pierpoint blog, part 11 - Re-organisation

                        This was a time of change in the regions. Who remembers “Broadcasting in the 70s”? and the setting up of the Audio Units. We had a meeting about the future, led by Controller Midlands. First time I had seen him. Another manager (again, […]

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July 11, 2016Colin Pierpoint blog 10 – Pebble Mill

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                        I was one of the first people to work in Pebble Mill Studios, because all the Midland sound editing facilities were in mono at the time, and some orchestral concerts were being recorded at OBs in stereo. In fact, the Producers like Richard […]

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June 24, 2016Colin Pierpoint blog 9 – SB Switches

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Colin Pierpoint blog 9 - SB Switches

                SB Switches At this time [late 1960s] there was a complicated way of getting the network to the transmitting stations on the Home Service (later Radio 4). It needs a bit of explanation, so here it is. Each region had its own Home Service, and I had […]

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June 8, 2016Colin Pierpoint blog 7 – The Control Room

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                        (Below is part 7 of Colin Pierpoint’s blog about his career at the BBC. This part concerns the Control Room at BBC Birmingham in Broad Street in the early/mid 1960s). “In the Control Room I really enjoyed being part of the network. It […]

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