A year ago (spring 2016) the ADAPT project attempted their most ambitious reconstruction to date – the recreation of an outside broadcast, using the original equipment from 50 years ago. They used the restored CMCR9 OB truck, Pebble Mill’s original CM1, which later became North 3. The truck was reunited with the men who originally operated it in Manchester.
There were technical glitches, and they nearly didn’t make it, but finally they succeeded in recording a live darts match.
This is a promotional video to highlight the work of the project, especially fitting with the 50th anniversary of colour television, which started with Wimbledon coverage in 1967.
ADAPT is a academic research project from Royal Holloway, University of London. It is led by Professor John Ellis, with producer Amanda Murphy being responsible for producing the re-enactments.