|In 1959 - OK, it's not quite the 1960s - Richard Cawston made a documentary capturing one day in the life of the BBC. Its title was "This is the BBC" and it was premiered before an invited audience on November 12th 1959 at the Odeon, Leicester Square.
It was transmitted on the opening night of Television Centre, Wednesday June29th 1960, at 7.30pm, and won the British Film Academy's Oscar for best specialised film.
At some 65 minutes, it is too long to show in its entirety, but this clip shows the preparations for the coverage of the Boat Race. Any identification of people, please let me know!
|Equipment in the launch||Mounting one of the cameras on the launch - Ron Chown involved|
|A test run||Commentators' launch|