record of the BBC Videotape Department is complete without a Timeline
to put everything into relative perspective. As well as this we are also
publishing an amazing document, started by Ron Nether, and continued and
refined by Don Kershaw (thank you for all your hard work Don!).
This records every VT machine bought by the BBC from July 1958 to December
1988 - 980 machines, quad, one inch, video discs, etc.....
Once in "Machine Records" click for an explanation of the abbreviations under Facilities, and for the abbreviations under History. If a machine has a below it there is a picture of the actual machine. Click the tick to open a new window with the picture. (More to come)