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Summer Of 2013   1 comment


Images from our summer vacation of 2013. Yes very dramatic. A great summer it was.

Morning Lift Off

Rageng Water

Peaceful Cove

Listening To The Past

Clouds

Cloud and Wind

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2013 in review   Leave a comment


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Posted December 31, 2013 by heikoworld in UK

2014-A New Year and a New Change   Leave a comment


We have decided that in 2014 we will have a complete change on here, more and regular updates with some quality images, along with some stories to accompany the images. OK we do a lot of images of our Carnival parades but thats just at the end of the year and, even they are getting a little thin on the ground, they take up a lot of our time and money, we will have a few but not as many as previous years.

All of our images start life out of the camera here in these two computers

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                                                                   We don`t do to much post processing but a little help`s on some images.  

                                                                  T he image below was never touched this is how it came out of the camera.

Darknes Gives  It All Away Gone Is The Daylight

ISON Before it`s Encounter with the Sun

This the image taken of the Ill Fated Comet Ison before it`s encounter with our Sun, we know now it officially tore apart when it encountered the Sun.

More In 2014

Posted December 27, 2013 by heikoworld in 2014-A New Year and a New Change

BURNHAM ON SEA CARNIVAL 2013   Leave a comment


BURNHAM ON SEA CVL 2013

Welcome again to Heikoworld Photography and to Burnham On Sea Carnival. It was a super night NO RAIN but, very cold, it is what you expect at this time of the year. The Carnival At Burnham was as expected well organised but, a little out of order when looking through the programme. My only real annoyance of the night is the fact that people know we are taking photographs and will insist on walking in front of the camera, I suppose we cannot expect too many good manners from some people, even at the end of the procession motorists were trying to get out on the road when they could see it was full of hundreds of pedestrians making their way out, GRR!

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Smandys Carnival Club - Aurora Borealis

Samvantra Juniors - Ladies Of The Terror Tower

Bridgwater Belles - Bollywood Nights

Rio Welsh - Winter Comes To Fairyland
AA Carnival - WooF!

Gemini - Face In The Roof Light

Gemini Carnival Club - La Barricade

Gemini Carnival Club

Gemini At The Barricade - See The Roof Light

Gorgons CarnivalClub - Demons

Michael Churches - Slink EE

Griffens Carnival Club - SteamPunk

Quakerside carnival Club - Polar Express

King William Carnival Club - Billys Nightmare

Unicorn Carnival Club - Time To Remember

Unicorn CC - Time To Remember

UNICORN CC - Lest We Forget

Unicorn Carnival Club

Renegades Carnival Club - Voodica

XTREME Carnival Club - xtraterestial

xtreme CC - Extraterestial-2

XTREME CC - Extraterestial-3

AJ-CC - Astrological

Harlequins CC - City Of Rock

Harlequins CC - City Of Rock-2

Harlequins CC City Of Rock-3

British Flag CC - KABUKI

British Flag CC - KABUKI-2

Marketeers Carnival Club - ANARCHY

Marketeers CC - ANARCHY

Hillview Junior Carnival Club - Luck Of The Irish

Eclipse Carnival Club - Rise Of The Bugs

Wills Carnival Club - #Priscilla

OASIS Carnival Club - Knights Dream

Ramblers Carnival Club - SWARM FORCE

Pentathlon CC - OZ

Pentathlon CC - OZ-2

Pentathlon CC - OZ-3

Huckyduck Carnival Club - War Of The Worlds

Globe CarnivalClub - Head Hunters
Westonzoyland CC - End Of The Line

Andy Tizzard - Flaming Hot Hot Hot

Uprising YMCA CC

Uprising YMCA CC  2

A & A  CC Woof!

Rio Birds Cobra CC

Rio Birds Cobra CC 2

Rio Birds Cobra CC 3

City of rock Harlequin CC

City of rock Harlequin CC 2

La Barricade Gemini CC

Gemini CC La Barricade 2

Gemini CC La Barricade 3

Gemini CC La Barricade 4

Kabuki British Flag

Kabuki British Flag 2

Kabuki British Flag 3

Luck Of Irish Hillview JCC

Luck Of Irish Hillview JCC 2

Luck Of Irish Hillview JCC 2

Pirates Of The Curried Beans Cary Comedians CC

Pirates Of The Curried Beans Cary Comedians CC 2

Pirates Of The Curried Beans Cary Comedians CC 3

Gold Rush Line Kiln CC

Avatar Toppers CC

Avatar Toppers CC 2

Irish Rovers Just Georges CC

Xtinct Gremlins CC

Xtinct Gremlins CC 2

Priscilla Wills CC

Re-Vamped Britannia CC

Re-Vamped Britannia CC 2

Stampede Masqueraders CC

Stampede Masqueraders CC 2

Stampede Masqueraders CC 3

End Of The Line Westonzoyland CC

End Of The Line Westonzoyland CC 2

End Of The Line Westonzoyland CC 3

End Of The Line Westonzoyland CC 4

Fetch The Bone `Rex` - Sal Hurford

HONITON CARNIVAL 2013   2 comments



Honiton Carnival 2013

Welcome once again to Heikoworld Photography and, Honiton Carnival, a couple of days ago we gave an update on the weather pointing out it would be fine for the Carnival procession, knowing how the English weather can change at an instant “It Did”, the procession started at 7.30pm and at that instant the clouds opened and down came the rain in torrents, just to explain how we photograph all the carnival`s, we do it in a Documentary Style, catching our images as they perform without posing, this is never an easy thing, even with a lifetime`s experience, now with a ton of rain pouring down.

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The Wheels On The Bus-GO ROUND and ROUND

Generations Carnival Club

Gremlins - INFERNO

Ottery Royalty

Nunsford Nutters Carnival Club - NHS

Nunsford Health Service

South Brent Carnival Club

Gemini CC - Front

Gemini Carnival Club - La Barricade

On Board with Gemini Carnival

Gemini CC - Hold That Pose

Gemini Carnival Club - The Light Face Inside The Float Roof

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A & A CC Woof!

Home Sweet Home

Generations CC GypsiesTramps and Thieves

Andy Tizzman

SidVale Crystal Skull

SidVale Crystal Skull 2

SidVale Crystal Skull 3

Nunsford Nutters

Nunsford Nutters 2

The Muckslingers

The Muckslingers 2

The Muckslingers 3

Gemini CC La Barricade

Gemini CC La Barricade 2

Gemini CC La Barricade 3

Honton Carnival - Official Collectors

Cousins Carnival Club - Wings Of Fire

IPPLEPEN Carnival Club - Chang

Muckslingers Carnival Club

Muckslingers CC

Totnes Royalty

Harbourside Carnival Club

Unicorn Carnival Club - Time To Remember

Seaton Carnival - Cinderella

Budleigh Salterton - Circus On Tour

TAUNTON CARNIVAL 2013   Leave a comment


TAUNTON CARNIVAL 2013

Welcome to Heikoworld Photography and, Welcome to Taunton Carnival. What a day it was, we had just a couple of showers and from 4.00pm onwards we had unbroken sunshine, it was like a summers day with temperatures of 15 degrees.

Well, the Carnival got underway at 7.00pm with many entries also lining the streets of Taunton where hundreds of people who turned out to enjoy a wonderful night, I noticed coins going into the collecting tins and being thrown onto the collecting trailers, there where loud cheers and applause for all the entries. We saw some of the youngest children of about 3 to 4 years old taking part, some nearly falling asleep as they took part in the children`s Carnival during the afternoon.

Well Done to everyone who took part, they put a lot of effort into their routine, also thank You to the many hundreds of people who turned out and lined the streets of Taunton and, a Big Thank You To the Taunton Carnival Committee who put a great deal of effort in organising the whole Day.

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Taunton Carnival Princess

Taunton Carnival Princess and Attendent

Sid Vale Carnival - Legend Of The Crystal Skull

Sid Vale Carnival Club

Sid Vale CC

Andy Tizzman - The Tizzmiester

Wiveliscombe Young Farmers CC

Harbourside Carnival Club-Santas Vacation

Karen Salter-Firebird

Chard Carnival Princess

Club 2000-Vampire Desire

Spirit Carnival Club - Gygnet (Rebecca)

Gemin Carnival Club - La Barricade

La Barricade - Gemini

Xtreme Carnival Club - Xtraterestials

Xtreme Carnival Club

A&A Carnival - WooF

Eclipse Carnival Club - Rise Of The Bugs

Eclipse CC - Rise Of The Bugs

Cousins Carnival Club - Wings Of Fire

The Wonders - Rockstar

DeeGee Carnival Club - Clean Sweep

Generations - Gypsies Tramps and Theives

Unicorn Carnival Club - Time To Remember

SidVale Crystal Skull

SidVale Crystal Skull 2

SidVale Crystal Skull

SidVale Crystal Skull 2

SidVale Crystal Skull 3

SidVale Crystal Skull 4

Dressed To Impress

Perry Street CC Jack In The Box

Perry Street CC Jack In The Box 2

Perry Street CC Jack In The Box 3

Snow White At The Octagon Theatre

Chard Majorettes

Chard Majorettes 2

Harbourside Carnival Club

Club 2000 Vampire Desire

Club 2000 Vampire Desire 2

Gemini CC La Barricade

Gemini CC La Barricade 2

Gemini CC La Barricade  3

Gemini CC La Barricade  4

Xtreme CC Xtraterrestrial

A & A CC Woof!

A & A CC Woof!  2

Eclipse Carnival Club  Rise Of The Bugs

Eclipse Carnival Club Rise Of The Bugs 2

Eclipse Carnival Club Rise Of The Bugs 3

The Wonders  Rockstar

Dee Gee`s Clean Sweep

Wellington Majorettes

Wheddon Cross C.C

Wheddon Cross C.C 2

Wheddon Cross C.C 3

Generations CC GypsiesTramps and Thieves

Generations CC Gypsies Tramps and Thieves 2

Unicorn CC Time To Remember

Heart FM

Heart FM 2

Harlequins Carnival Club City Of Rock

Harlequins Carnival Club  City Of Rock 2

Harlequins Carnival Club  City Of Rock 3

Harlequins Carnival Club  City Of Rock 4

Harlequins Carnival Club City Of Rock 5

Harlequins Carnival Club City Of Rock 6

Club 2000 Carnival

Sid Vale Carnival Club-Front

Sid Vale CC-2

Young Farmers Wiveliscombe

Genesis

Limelight Theatre - Westenders

CHARD CARNIVAL 2013   1 comment


Chard Carnival 2013

Saturday 12 October 2013 at 7.30pm, the Chard Carnival got underway led by the town crier, if you not sure what a town crier is, it is left over from medieval time`s and is still practiced today in small town`s and villages.

The procession got underway to applause and flash guns, the weather stayed fine through out the parade, in the time we have covered carnival we have never seen such an enthusiastic crowd covering the entire route. What an excellent display everyone had from all the entries, it always amazes me how they come up with different idea`s every year. Well Done to every one who entered and to the people of Chard, and the surrounding area`s for a wonderful turn out and, to all the Carnival entries who put in so much effort.

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Chard Town Crier

Chard Majorettes

Chard Majorettes-2

Eclipse Carnival Club - Rise Of The Bugs

Eclipse CC-Rise Of The Bugs

Wellington Royalty at Chard Carnival

Club 2000 - Vampire Desire

Club 2K - Vampire Desire

Club 2000 CC

Ilchester Gems Majorettes

Ilchester Gems

Snow White At The Octagon Theatre-Yeovil

Xtreme Carnival Club - Xtrateresstial

Extrterestial - Xtreme CC

Gemini Carnival Club - La Barricade

La Barricade - Gemini CC

La Barricade - Gemini CC-2

La Barricade - Gemini CC-3

La Barricade - Gemini CC-4

Rascals Carnival Club - Showboat

Rascals carnival Club - Showboat-2

Rascals Carnival Club

Staff Of TAYLORS COACHES-Yeovil

Taylors Coaches-Yeovil

STAGE4KIDS CC - Kidz Stomp

Dee and Gee Carnival Club - Clean Sweep

Harlequins Carnival Club - City Of Rock

Harlequins - 2

Harlequins - 3

Harlequins - 4

Chard Goldstrars Majorettes

Chard Goldstrars

Eclipes CC Rise of the Bugs

Eclipes CC Rise of the Bugs 2

Andy Tizzard - Flaming Hot Hot Hot

Honiton Twirlstars

Honiton Twirlstars 2

Honiton Twirlstars-3

Club 2000 Vampire Desire

Club 2000 Vampire Desire 2

Dorset Troopers

Dorset Troopers 2

Ilchester Gems Majorettes

Ilchester Gems Majorettes 2

Xtreme CC Xtraterrestrial

Gemini CC La Barricade

Gemini CC La Barricade 2

Gemini CC La Barricade 3

A & A  CC Woof!

Stardust

Stardust 2

Stardust 3

Rascals CC Show Boat

Rascals CC Show Boat 2

Karen Salter Firebird

Rebecca -  Spirit CC Cygnus

Unicorn CC Time To Remember

Unicorn CC Time To Remember 2

Generations CC Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Taylors Coaches

Trojan Twirlers

Harlequin CC City Of Rock

Harlequin CC City Of Rock  2

Harlequin CC City Of Rock 3

Trojan Twirlers

Trojan Twirlers-2

Sweets For The Kids-Heart FM

Generations Carnival Club - Gypsies, Tramps and Theives

Rockstar - The Wonders

Harlequins Carnival Club - City Of Rock-2

Harbourside Carnival Club

ILMINSTER CARNIVAL 2013   Leave a comment


Ilminster Carnival 2013 -2 Welcome to Ilminster Carnival 2013. To make everyone`s day the weather was superb with temperatures above 20c. The sun had just set as the Carnival started at 7.15pm. the parade at Ilminster was wonderful, the crowds were fantastic. We hope you enjoyed it if you were there, if you missed it, the pictures are below.

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NEXT SATURDAY 12 October. Will be at the town of Chard, for their Carnival.


                 

Gemini Carnival Club - Le Barracade

Gemini-2

Gemini - Le Barracade

Gemini Carnival - Looking Forward

Lucy May and Owen - King and Quen Of Hearts-2

The Wonders - Rockstar

Dee Gee`s - Clean Sweep

Stardust Majorettes

Lorna Stephenson - Queen Of Hearts

A&A CC - WOOF

Rascals Carnival Club - Showboat

Rascals Carnival Club

Extreme - Extraterrestial

Extreme Carnival Club

Spirit CC - Cygnus [Rebecca]

Harbourside CC - Santas Vacation

Harbourside Carnival Club

Eclipse Carnival Club - Rise Of The Bugs

Eclipse CC -Rise Of The Bugs

Chard Goldstars

Andy Tizzard - Flaming Hot Hot Hot

Club 2000 - Vampire Desire

Club 2K - Vampire Desire

Unicorn Carnival Club - Time To Remember

Unicorn CC - Time To Remember

Harlequins Carnival Club - City Of Rock

Harlequins CC - City Of Rock

Harlequins Carnival Club

Gemini CC La Barricade

Gemini

Gemini CC

Chard Goldstrars Majorettes

Chard Goldstars

Eclipse CC

Eclipse CC 2

Eclipes CC Rise of the Bugs

Generations CC Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves

Generations CC

A & A  CC Woof!

Xtreme CC Xtraterrestrial

Xtreme CC

Rebecca -  Spirit CC Cygnus

Club 2000 Vampire Desire

Club 2000

Inferno CC We`re Back!

Gremlins Inferno CC We`er Back

Karen Salter Firebird

Lucy-May & Owen - King & Queen of Hearts

Rascals CC Show Boat!

Rascals

Unicorn CC Time To Remember

Unicorn CC

Harlequin CC City Of Rock

Harlequin CC

Harlequin

Kelly Leigh Dance

Kelly Leigh School Of Dance

Kelly Leigh Dance School-2

Xtreme - Extrateresstial

Stage4Kidz Carnival Club

South Petherton Social Club

Eclipse Carnival Club - Rise Of The Bugs-2

Eclipse CC

Generations Carnival Club

Octagon Theatre Yeovil - Snow White

WELLINGTON CARNIVAL 2013   Leave a comment


Wellington Carnival 2013

Welcome to Wellington Carnival, the first of the Somerset Carnival`s.

It was a Wonderful occasion as is always, being the first Carnival some clubs are not quite ready, some have teething problems and most have first night nerves, everything went without a problem after a 10 minute unknown delay.

The weather was good, overcast but very warm and humid. There where some 58 entrants, the whole parade went on for an hour and a half. Thousand of people turned out on this warm Saturday evening to applaud and cheer all the entries.

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Next WeekSaturday 5th October we will be at the town of Ilminster for their Carnival which starts at 7.30pm

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Andy Tizzman(The Tizzmiester)

Dee Gee - Clean Sweep

UNICORN CARNIVAL CLUB (New in 2013)

Eclipse Carnival Club - Rise Of The Bugsx

Eclipse - 2

Eclipse-3

Generations Carnival Clubx

Generations Carnival Club-2

Harlequins CC-City Of Rock x

Harlequins Carnival Club - City Of Rock-2

Harlequins CC Rear

Livin La Veda Lo-Ca x

Rascals JCCx

Rascals Carnival Clubx

Rockwell Green Primary School

Red Arrows Majorettes

Members Of Beech Grove Primary School

Wellington Majorettes

Wellington Majorettes-Frontx

Tiverton Town Majorettes

Xtreme Carnival Club

Xtreme Carnival Club-1

Zem Carnival Club - Orrible Historiesx

Gemini Canival Club - La Barricade

Gemini Canival Club - La Barricade-4

Gemini Carnival Club - La Barricade-2

Gemini Carnival Club-3

WELLINGTON CARNIVAL WEATHER   1 comment


Saturday the 28th September see`s the first Carnival of the South Somerset Season for 2013.

The Weather map below indicates the forecast for Saturday evening and, it looks like it`s going to be a clear evening

for the Carnival Parade. Please don`t blame me as I am only the messenger as we all know the weather can change at an instant.

The Parade starts at 7.30pm, if your going to be there enjoy it and, stay safe, children should be kept under control, remember the floats are very large and the driver`s cannot see if children run out. Give as much as you can when the collecting floats come along, remember all proceeds collected go to local charities.

Wellington Weather 28-Sep-13

Weather Data Courtesy Of The Met Office

Somerset Carnivals Season *The Dates* 2013   2 comments


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Summer is slowly turning to autumn, our summer this year was just absolutely wonderful. Now the Carnival Season is about to commence. The South Somerset Federation starts with Wellington Carnival. After the South Somerset we join Honiton Carnival from East Devon, then follow it with the North Somerset Carnivals starting at Bridgwater on to the Finale at Glastonbury.

All The Dates Are Set Out Below

    WELLINGTON CARNIVAL  Saturday  28 September

ILMINSTER CARNIVAL  Saturday  05 October

CHARD CARNIVAL  Saturday  12 October

TAUNTON CARNIVAL  Saturday  19 October

HONITON CARNIVAL  Saturday  26 October

BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL  Saturday  02 November

BURNHAM ON SEA CARNIVAL  Monday  04 November

WESTON SUPER MARE CARNIVAL  Friday 08 November

NORTH PETHERTON CARNIVAL  Saturday  09 November

SHEPTON MALLET  Wednesday  13 November

WELLS CITY CARNIVAL  Friday  15 November

GLASTONBURY CARNIVAL  Saturday 16 November

 

What ever venue you decide to attend “Enjoy It”. We will be at most of them and will bring you all the pictures.

Taunton-Old Bus Running Day-From LISA   2 comments


A couple of days ago we went into our local town of Taunton in Somerset to have a look at some old bus`s which were having a running day taking passengers to other local towns and back. It gave me a chance to see these vehicles and get some photograph`s, which is not a chance I get with these old bus`s. The day was organised by Quantock Motors, they are a Heritage Company who preserve the vehicles at some expense.

OHY 938 and VDV 753

EVD 406

1 RDV

Old London Transport Bus CCX 777

HJA 965E

JLJ 401

CTT 518C with DPV 65D and ABV 43B

Lower Deck Of CCX 777

The Story Of BBC Television   Leave a comment


Television? The word is half Greek and half Latin. No good will come of it.’

Television had long been a dream of inventors; serious attempts to build a television system started over 100 years before even the name was invented. Up to the 1920s, television was still called by a variety of names including: Radiovision, Seeing by Wireless, Distant Electric Vision, Phototelegraphy, The Electric Telescope, Visual Listening, Telectroscopy, Hear-Seeing, Telephonoscope, Audiovision, Radio Movies, The Radio Kinema, Radioscope, Lustreer, Farscope, Optiphone, Mirascope.

By the time modern television became a reality, in the mid 1930s, there had already been over 50 serious proposals for television. The competition was truly international, with inventors and companies working in 11 different countries. Many of these pioneers had no success; a few however were able to produce silhouette pictures and were hailed as the ‘inventors’ of television within their own countries.

 

Thus, the French say both Belin and Barthelemy were the inventors of television; the Japanese believe it was Takayanagi; the Russians say Boris Rosing; the Germans either Nipkow or Karolus; the Hungarians von Mihaly; in the USA most people believe it was either Jenkins or Farnsworth; and in the UK we have the choice of Campbell-Swinton for the concept, or John Logie Baird for television’s practical demonstration.

 

Although several pioneers had been working on the invention of television as far back as the 1850s, there were four key technologies that had to be developed before any form of television could become a possibility. These were:

  • a device to change light into an electric current
  • a device to change the electric current back into light
  • a scanning device to break the image up into small elements
  • an electronic amplifier to increase weak signals to a usable level

 

Once all of these inventions were in place, they would still need further development before a successful television system could be invented.

The first of the four key inventions happened in 1873 when a telegraph operator discovered that light affected the electrical resistance of selenium. It was soon realised that it was possible to change light into electricity using a selenium photocell.

The next key invention came in 1884 when Paul Nipkow in Germany invented a disc with a single spiral of holes in it as a method of mechanical scanning for television. Although he was never able to build a working system, the Nipkow disc was later used by several TV pioneers as the basis for their own television systems.

 What was needed now was some device to turn an electric current back into light. A conventional light bulb was unsuitable because it could not vary its brightness fast enough to produce a TV image. The Neon lamp was developed by Georges Claude in France in 1902 and was used by many early television pioneers.

 However, the most important breakthrough had happened earlier (in 1897) when Karl Braun in Germany invented the cathode-ray tube. The ‘Braun tube’, although unusable for television at the time, would become the most important television display device for the next century.

 

The last invention in the chain came in 1906 when Lee De Forest in the USA invented the Amplion (amplifying triode valve), making it possible to amplify the weak video signals created by selenium photocells. A working amplifier took him another six years to develop, and nearly ten years would pass before this amplifier was improved enough for television.

 

So by 1922 all the key elements were in place for the invention of television, and inventors around the world sensed that success was within reach. Many of them had well equipped laboratories and sufficient funds for staff and equipment. It is therefore surprising that success was snatched by a most unlikely figure.

The story of BBC Television -
TV as we know it

‘There was a picture of a little man with bow legs and a bowler hat, and I said: “What the hell’s that?” And they said: “It’s you Leslie”.’
Television presenter Leslie Mitchell, 1936
The first live programme ever transmitted was Here’s Looking At You, a variety show hastily assembled for RadiOlympia in August 1936. It was performed twice a day for ten days – total programme budget £300 – and featured The Three Admirals (singers from the revue Anything Goes ); Miss Lutie and her Wonder Horse Pogo (fresh from the London Pavilion); tap dancers Carol Chilton and Maceo Thomas; and singer Helen McKay.

Miss Lutie and her Wonder Horse
Pogo perform
The first programme following the official opening on 2 November 1936 was a bulletin of British Movietone News. Other programmes transmitted on that day included variety pieces and the first TV documentary, Television Comes to London. It was shot by Bill Barbrook, the ‘film assistant’, and showed activity behind the scenes in the year running up to the launch – including footage of the mast being erected on the south east tower at Alexandra Palace. It was edited down to 15 minutes, set to an excerpt from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and transmitted through a telecine machine.

But the big live offering of that first night was Picture Page – a visual version of Radio’s In Town Tonight. It was billed as a ‘magazine of topical and general interest’, a talk show with a quirky, faked element of viewer participation. Joan Miller would introduce guests from a telephone switchboard, pretending to receive calls.

‘BBC Television. This is the switchboard of Picture Page . You want to see who? Miss Kay Stammers? Just one moment, Miss Stammers is coming into the studio now. You’re through, you’re looking at Miss Kay Stammers, the celebrated tennis player.’

Thus television’s first catch phrase, ‘You’re through, you’re looking at.’ was born.

Like everyone else working in the new medium, Picture Page interviewer Leslie Mitchell found himself on a steep learning curve. It soon became apparent that scripted interviews did not work. He began by mixing up his questions, to draw more spontaneity from his guests who otherwise tried woodenly to follow what had been rehearsed. But within a few months of the launch scripts were abandoned altogether.

He was also frustrated by a BBC rule that presenters should be anonymous. He was identified only as ‘the male announcer’, until he undermined the system by encouraging interviewees to refer to him by name.

The story of BBC Television -
TV’s crowning moment

‘Put an H-aerial up over your house, and you will be astonished to find how many friends you have in the street’

Manchester Evening Chronicle

In December 1949 a second transmitter station, at Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham, was opened. At a stroke it offered the service to a further nine million people. Two years later Holme Moss, high in the Pennines , brought a further 11 million within range. Kirk O’Shotts, between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Wenvoe in South Wales had added a further eight million by the summer of 1952, and although there were still many gaps in coverage, BBC Television was at last a national service.

Thus the stage was set for the event that did more than anything else to elevate television from ‘Cinderella’ service to a mainstream medium. The BBC knew, from the experience of the 1937 Coronation, that the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953 would be the most demanding television outside broadcast in its brief history, but it had little sense of how important a watershed this would be for television itself.

 

Planning began immediately after King George VI died (on 6 February 1952), and over the following months the sale of television sets rose in anticipation of the big day. The BBC had acquired 100 redundant military transmitters at the end of the war, and BBC engineers went to work converting them for sound and picture transmissions for the north east of England and Northern Ireland – which would otherwise be without coverage.

The newspapers took great interest in the broadcast arrangements, and speculated on whether or not the cameras, which had been excluded from the King’s funeral at Windsor 15 months earlier, would again be barred from royal ceremony. It was the Queen herself who settled the debate, giving the new medium an unprecedented seal of approval.

BBC BUILDINGS

BBC BUILDINGS

Images From An Afternoon Stroll In Exeter-Devon.   1 comment


As the weather is being good to us, for the moment, we decided to have a day out,the City Of Exeter in Devon was our choice.

We have put a few of our stroll around the city.

Gandy Street, Exeter

Fat Face in Exeter

Next - Exeter

Cathedral Yard, Exeter

Fabulously British - Jack Wills - Exeter

Off Cathedral Yard-Exeter

The Old and the New in the City Of Exeter

Ex-Citi Bus-Exeter. Not like the buses of old. To many colours that don`t match. No skill in driving them.

Ex-Citi Bus-Exeter. Not like the buses of old. To many colours that don`t match. No skill in driving them.

The Shard – London   Leave a comment


The Shard - Europe`s tallest building, in London, England.

Posted April 27, 2013 by heikoworld in UK

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