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"The place to go for period TV broadcasting equipment".

Dicky Howett (pictured left)

  • BBC trained and worked at the BBC's film studios at Ealing during the 1960s.

  • Witnessed the 'golden age' of monochrome TV and the introduction of colour.

  • Subsequent career as a media writer with a particular interest in the history of TV technology.

  • Has written a concise book on the subject: 'Television Innovations- 50 Technological Developments'.

Paul Marshall PhD, BSc. (Hons.), CEng., MIEE (pictured centre)

  • Began a 40 year engineering career with The Marconi Company and has worked on many prestigious engineering projects.

  • Has collected and restored to operational condition a vast quantity of broadcast TV equipment, including two 12 ton outside broadcast units.

  • Completed a part-time PhD researching the early history of TV awarded by the University of Manchester.

Richard Harris, HNC M0TUW (pictured right)

  • Trained and worked as an Engineer at EMI.

  • Further career with Strand Lighting and others in Theatre Technology.

  • Freelance broadcast camera operations and engineering work.

  • Extensive equipment collection, including two vintage OB and two modern OB trucks.

Dicky Howett (left), Paul Marshall (middle), Richard Harris (right)

  • The biggest selection on the planet!

  • Everything from an OB truck to a microphone.

  • Late 1920s to early 2000s covered.

  • Non practical, simulated and fully practical on many items.

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Last updated: 17 October 2023