• Short Summary

    British Broadcasting Corporation's GBP12-million Television Centre at White City, London, will come into use in a few weeks - 4 years after building began, and a new, expansive age for British television - competing in foreign markets with American programmes - is hopefully predicted.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. New television building.
    0.04

    2.
    NV. Entrance to building.
    0.08

    3.
    ANGLE SHOT. Ditto.
    0.11

    4.
    GV. Fountain with statue in centre of building.
    0.15

    5.
    CU. Statuette on fountain.
    0.17

    6.
    TV. Ditto.
    0.22

    7.
    PAN SHOT. INT. Studio 3.
    0.27

    8.
    CU. Lighting control panel, man operates lights.
    0.31

    9.
    PAN SHOT. Showing studio lighting overhead.
    0.39

    10.
    SV. TV camera in FG, lights are lowered from ceiling.
    0.44

    11.
    SV. Lights are raised.
    0.47

    12.
    LV. TV camera in FG studio set in BG.
    0.51

    13.
    LV. Portable seating is towed into position.
    0.55

    14.
    CU. Ditto PAN to seating in position.
    1.05

    15.
    SV. Man at controls in control room.
    1.08

    16.
    CU. At controls.
    1.14

    17.
    CU TV camera.
    1.16

    18.
    SV. Monitoring consul.
    1.20

    19.
    SV. Ditto
    1.24

    20.
    SBV. Looking down onto studio set.
    1.25

    21.
    GV. The new television centre.
    1.29



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: British Broadcasting Corporation's GBP12-million Television Centre at White City, London, will come into use in a few weeks - 4 years after building began, and a new, expansive age for British television - competing in foreign markets with American programmes - is hopefully predicted.

    Covering 3 1/2 acres and shaped like a giant question mark, the Television Centre is super-modern to the last detail; its seven studios have equipment for recording programmes on tape ready for transmitting on any television system anywhere. In the studios, the largest and heaviest of scenery can be set up, or a full-size 7-foot deep "lake" can be formed.

    Workshops will produce any type of decor required, massive 70-foot backcloths peel up on rollers from slits in the floor. The master control room can bring in Television pictures from the European continent at a touch.

    The White City Centre could become to Television what Hollywood is to cinema; it is up to British producers, writers, and artists to make full use of superb facilities now made available.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC5VY877SA771G1SBFU4PMF6C9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5VY877SA771G1SBFU4PMF6C9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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