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23 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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A rare opportunity to find out what making early TV was really like 50 years ago!

Pioneering ex-BBC television crews responsible for bringing colour into our homes in the late 1960s will appear LIVE in the foyer along with much of the original kit they once worked with, including early colour cameras, the Pye PC 80 and EMI 2001. These huge beasts that take 4 men to lift and at least an hour to warm up, have been fully restored and can actually record pictures 50 years on!

The veteran crews and kit were reunited and filmed for Royal Holloway’s ADAPT project, which researches the history of television. ADAPT LIVE is bringing together both crews and kit, and its filmed findings to Bradford to share stories, host live demonstrations and screen footage to share how it was done in those early days.

So, if you want to get your hands on the old kit and learn from the pioneers join us at ADAPT LIVE.

Our exhibition includes:

  • Live outside broadcast with original kit from late 1960s/early 1970s
  • Memory Booth: your chance to tell us what television in the early days meant to you!
There is a related screening and Q&A taking place on Thursday 23 November.

For event information, please contact Amanda Murphy at amanda.murphy@rhul.ac.uk.


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23 November, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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HARI - Humanities and Arts Research Institut - Royal Holloway, University of London
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The National Science and Media Museum
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