These papers shed light on some of the difficulties that needed to be overcome when planning the amalgamation of Operations and Engineering.
This letter to the Union (B.E.C.T.U.) shows the staffing aspects of the amalgamation.
This 1988 article in Ariel (staff newspaper) is one of the first references to the possibility of BBC Transmission being privatised. The privatisation took place in 1997.
At the start of the move to Warwick, some BBC Transmission staff moved to temporary offices that
had been vacated by Automotive Products (AP) in Leamington Spa.
This BBC Transmission Profile was written in 1995 and it provides a fairly thorough description.
More information about the creation of BBC Transmission and the move to Warwick will be added in due course. Contributions are welcome.
"BBC Transmission - Aiming at the Future" - The Movie!
In this context, it was decided that a video should be made to help people appreciate the scale and diversity of activities carried out by BBC Transmission. The budget was tight and the video needed to be produced by people with a good appreciation of broadcast engineering. Fortunately two BBC Transmission engineers based at Lerwick had the necessary professional experience, expertise and equipment, so they were commissioned to make the video. John Waters and Andy Long visited representative sites around the UK and the result, with narration by John Fergusson, can be seen below.
The video was made in 1990 and as a result of privatisation in 1997 the copyright was transferred.
The book "On Air - A History of BBC Transmission" provides more information on the period up to 1997. One day, perhaps someone will write about the privatisation and beyond.
BBC Transmission held an Annual Conference each spring at Wood Norton. Here is the programme for 1990.