Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
The British Broadcasting Corporation
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Designs Department >>>>> Design Group


As a result of "Priorities for the Future", a review in 1986 dubbed "Black Spot", Designs Department was significantly reduced in size and renamed Design Group.  It remained a vibrant organisation and merged with Equipment Department to form D&ED, relocating in April 1988 to Avenue House.

Its leader was David Kitson:

and these pictures show the staff in its four sections (click to enlarge):