A restored vintage 1960s BBC outside broadcast van visited Founders Square on 20 October to coincide with the BBC’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
The Department of Media Arts and the Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production invited the Broadcast Television Technology Trust to bring their vintage BBC outside broadcast vehicle “MCR21” to Founder’s Square and provide a taste of what it was like to mount a television outside broadcast during the 1960s..
MCR21 has been lovingly restored over the past few years in an effort led by the Trust’s chair, Brian Summers. The Centre’s association with the Trust started during the ADAPT project, led by John Ellis, and was especially nurtured by Amanda Murphy who was the digital producer on that project.
During the BBC’s centenary year, MCR21 has been on display (and on television) at Wimbledon, on The One Show, and at Goodwood Revival.