Photo from Pete Simpkin, no reproduction without permission.
The photo is of a cameraman operating the EMI 201 Vidicon Camera, a smaller, earlier, black and white version of the EMI 2001. These cameras were used at some of the regional newsrooms. Pete used one whilst at Southampton. They came in production at the end of the 1950s, and lasted until the early 1970s.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook Group:
Alan Miller: ‘We had them in Studio B Glasgow when I first started.’
Dave Bushell: ‘And in Studio B Bristol – pretty universal.’