Each person attending a 'Probationary' course would not usually be allowed
to continue working at the BBC if they failed the course.
PTA course No.
3, Television section, 17th November to 20th February 1958.
(Contributed by John Noakes)
Back row: E M Reynolds, R B Waterhouse, D J Corbet, A Fox, C A Mallett
3rd row: J Froggatt, J E Noakes, C F E Lacille, P G Matthews, D E Walmsley,
M J Miller, B J Leavesley
2nd row: B V G Hales, B Edwards, A T Glasstone,D E Taylor, R F Butson, D
Southgate, J E Bocking, B C Cotrill
Front row: J Muxworthy, R L Christie, N D T Lewis, J N T Gillespie, B V G
Hughes, H T Stevenson
Missing from the photo but on the course is R B Christie
Several of us on the PTA course applied for a C course while still
preparing for the PTA exam. The reaction we got was "If you pass the PTA
course exam you will be considered for the next available C course" The good
news is that we all passed and so were back at Wood Norton with just a two
month break from our studies.
PTA course No.
5, Summer 1959. (Contributed by Bert Gallon)
Back row: ?, ?, Crighton Hales, Harry Brown, Stan Collinson, Denis Rawle,
Glyn Jones, ?
Third row: ?, ?, Gerry Kingdon, Keith Hornby, John Helps, ?, David Bruce
Second row: David Dymott, Bert Gallon, ?, ?, ?, Peter Waite, (?)
Front row: Eric Stoves, Emyr Williams, ?, Arnold Kirkland, Bert Hatton, ?
PTA Maintenance Course No.1, July 1960 at Evesham
(Contributed by Brian Balshaw)
Click the picture to see
Roger Tone says: "I am pretty sure the guy 5th from the right in the back
row is Malcolm Dickinson from AP". [In September 2014 this was
confirmed by his son Jamie Dickinson.]
Some of the people in the above picture are also in the "Manchester Group"
PTA Maintenance Course No.1, July 1960 - The Manchester
Group (Contributed by Brian Balshaw)
John Hawley, Dave Chastney, John Richards, George Newbury, Les Dagleish,
Tony Griffiths, Brian Balshaw.
Dave Green, Ralph Bennett, Brian Farrelly, Albert Kinsella.