Articles describing some of Design Department's products
BBC1 - A Bright New World
Development of equipment which produced the "rotating world"
for BBC1 in 1985.
The RF Test Set
Pictures, publications and a few reminiscences relating to
this very complex design.
birth of digital transmission and distribution
with emphasis on the BBC's 68PAL project.
A Technical Overview of the 68PAL
Following on from
birth of digital transmission and distribution, this article
describes a complex BBC design that
enabled both BT and the BBC to
assess the technical and operational problems of using digital bearer
circuits for broadcast services. This article can also be viewed in Word
format by clicking here.
Polytetrafluorethylene Plastic Bearings
(299KB pdf file)
This is probably the earliest surviving Designs Department Report - No. 1.4.49
The report was approved by
Esther Rantzen's dad, Harry Rantzen, the first Head of BBC Designs
Design Of WB RF