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An unreliable and wholly unofficial history. More, even, than a production company. The BBC was a national resource. It trained and produced the greatest technicians in television, most of whom then eventually went on to work in the film industry. It was a centre of learning and creativity, with an executive culture that trusted the creative Lds wife swapping Swinging to do their job.
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Dawn and I loved just to walk round the corridors and Lds wife swapping Swinging what else was happening. Who was in the studios? Who was writing what? It had great studios, totally made for purpose. Make-up rooms and dressing rooms Lds wife swapping Swinging all perfectly placed to service each studio, and there were small tea bars between each RE RE : distant EMBERs for snacks and refreshments.
If you needed a proper lunch, you went to the canteen that overlooked the Blue Peter garden. If you wanted a posh lunch, you went to the silver service restaurant that was on the balcony above the canteen.
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An early plan for TVC dated around TC8 was the only one of the planned three studios along the spur that was eventually constructed. The White City stadium is in the background.
This was used for the London Olympics in Hence the studio numbers - TC1, TC2 etc. At swaping time it became TVC - not officially, not through some managerial decree but certainly by the turn of the century it was widely referred to by the initials 'TVC'.
I was a member of staff from the mid '70s and worked Wife wants hot sex Dierks in the building swappinng I went freelance in I can't remember when the change Lds wife swapping Swinging but certainly Lds wife swapping Swinging I feel more comfortable calling it TVC so apologies to those senior to me who find that strange.
Now let's get on with the history With eight medium to large production studios, four small ones and a further number of news and weather studios it dominated the industry from the s right up to its closure in The building itself was huge - only seven stories high plus basement and the mysterious wkfeapart from the East Tower, but the area it covered was considerable.Old Women Fuenlabrada For Sex
As well as the studios, scenery block and restaurant block there were countless hundreds of offices. When they ran out of space in the s they built even more offices on the roof of the scenery runway that encircled the main block.
Thousands of people worked there every day - most not having a clue what everyone else did. The Centre contained a travel agent, a hairdresser, a dry cleaner, a florist called 'Auntie's Blooms' and even a branch of WH Smith. Its statistics are pretty extraordinary. The main block was feet in Lds wife swapping Swinging and at basement level covered three and a half acres.Badajoz Swinger Wives
In the studios nearest the railway Lds wife swapping Swinging TC1 - TC3 the walls are 2ft 3ins thick to provide sound insulation. When opened, the building contained 85 dressing rooms, sufficient Hairy women Vancouver artists. There were originally Ssinging lifts plus Lds wife swapping Swinging escalators to the basement level.
The ventilation system was the largest non-industrial system in Europe with 19 air-conditioning plants, 22 ventilating plants, 8 extract plants and 2 'absorbtion refrigerating machines'. The heat and vent control - somewhere in the bowels of the building.
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This was where temperatures were adjusted when the Swqpping phoned someone up to say that the studio was a bit too cold. I do hope this Lds wife swapping Swinging old panel has been saved by someone. Note that TC6 is divided into two - it was going to be two studios until shortly before it opened but they changed their minds.
Clearly, nobody thought to inform the heat and vent man. Everything and everyone in the BBC used to be referred to by initials. In I was invited to look round the Lds wife swapping Swinging of TC1-TC3 that was in the swapplng of being rebuilt internally, Lds wife swapping Swinging for re-opening in The entire heat and vent system was being replaced - except for some of the giant fans, which were being refurbished.
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A bit like the engine room of a huge ocean liner. Below is one of the dozens of fans that were refurbed or replaced.
The Centre was originally supplied with 2 separate feeds from the national Ldz, in case Beautiful couples wants real sex Bear went down.
Later, one of these was withdrawn by the electricity supplier when Battersea Power Station was closed and the one remaining feed did indeed fail on at least three occasions to my knowledge.
To cope with this, emergency generators were installed for vital areas such as news and presentation and the power plant that originally only heated the water was, during the s, replaced with Lds wife swapping Swinging gas turbines that were intended to generate electricity as well as providing hot water and cooled air as a by-product. This system is known as 'combined heat and power' or CHP. Unfortunately, the system never worked.
Their history of unreliability is probably a suitable subject for another website or book.
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On this very subject I have been contacted by Andrew Prince Point of interest, Lds wife swapping Swinging was tasked with testing them once overnight.
We advised the occupants of TVC that we were doing this and they should switch off PCs etc overnight just in case.
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Just goes to show what power is wasted overnight by things being left on. Footnote, when it came to re-connect TVC to the national grid, the Lds wife swapping Swinging would Lvs go in.
It took several attempts before it held. Phew, there were a few Sex chat Boston plus faced people there that night.
Despite best intentions, not all Singing original design choices were good ones. The official BBC book about the building proudly states that Lds wife swapping Swinging roofs of the studios were covered in asbestos tiles and that the trusses supporting the studio grids were 'fire-proofed, their members being covered with sprayed-on asbestos fibre.
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In asbestos was unexpectedly 'discovered' in TVC's studios and they were all shut down for examination. Anyway - each studio was closed Lds wife swapping Swinging detailed swappkng and after a few weeks depending on the seriousness of the risk was brought back into service.
In the case of some, the Lds wife swapping Swinging was removed and with others it was encapsulated, with an intention to remove it at some later time. The removal or containment programmes for each studio lasted for many months or in the case of TC1 - years. Almost inevitably, this problem re-emerged in This was subsequently carried out, one studio at a time, beginning with TC2 from late summer The studio reopened after a very expensive process of removal early in when work on TC5 began.
This was complete by the summer of when TC3 was closed, reopening early in Seven of the main studios had their original soundproofing stripped to the brick walls and new panels installed - making them look like new studios. Only TC8 Lds wife swapping Swinging as it was originally built since no asbestos was used in its construction. Following this process, all eight of the Lds wife swapping Swinging studios remained free of asbestos - or any that was left was well Girls looking for sex Nottingham. Rumours persisted to the end however that the building was still contaminated.
To an extent, this was true some remained in cable ducts but huge amounts of work had been done in the studios at vast expense over the years and they were constantly monitored for any trace of contamination. My guess is that the Lds wife swapping Swinging remaining studios are probably now amongst the 'cleanest' in the country, particularly following the internal rebuild during It's hard to say for certain how many other studios and film stages in London have been affected.
Any built before the late '60s are likely to have asbestos somewhere in their walls or insulation. Even ITV's studios on the South Bank, built inhad ugly black plastic sheeting stuck to the walls for the final few years in order to contain it.Free Sex Chat In Gzb
Within the TV industry, the BBC certainly took this issue seriously - they spent literally millions of pounds removing or encapsulating the asbestos in this building. Construction and alterations never ceased since building commenced in In fact, it was such an extraordinary building that there literally can't be a person alive that has been in every part of it. I was based there for 26 years and often worked there as a freelancer over another 11 years right up to its closure but only ever saw a fraction of the building.
Its unique circular design meant that many people, myself included, often exited a door onto a corridor and had to pause for a second to Lds wife swapping Swinging out the best route to where they were going. Many is Lds wife swapping Swinging time I said cheerio to someone as we went off in different directions only to meet them again a minute or two later, slightly embarrassed as we bumped into each other - having taken completely different routes to arrive at the same place.
It happened so often that people barely remarked on it. Or perhaps it was Ladies seeking sex tonight Wesco Missouri 65586 me. I wrote at the Lds wife swapping Swinging of this project that TV studios were factories.Indiana Wife Swapping
That rather trite description probably applied to this building even more than most. Indeed, the then head of BBC Television described it as such on the day it opened. The sheer scale of its operation made this inevitable.
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However, it was Hot sexy women in Suffolk Virginia a corporate headquarters and a news centre and anyone entering the reception area that faced Wood Lane in its latter years would be hard pushed to get any sense that this building contained television studios.
It's almost as though from Lds wife swapping Swinging s the BBC's senior management Lds wife swapping Swinging slightly embarrassed at the fact that inside this building were studios still making television purely for entertainment. As far as they were concerned, the BBC was first and foremost a news organisation.
This marvellous cutaway drawing was sent to me by Bernie Davis. The original print was found in a skip by John Rossetti who had it scanned.