Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
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- pictured in front of 2LO, the BBC’s first transmitter......

Martin Ellen

Martin joined the BBC in 1966 and spent 30 years working in aspects of transmission such as operations, equipment design, communications and senior management. He was heavily involved with the privatisation process and moved to Crown Castle, subsequently becoming Director of Technical Development prior to leaving in 2002.

Norman Shacklady

Norman joined the BBC in 1950 and spent 38 years in all areas of Transmission Operations. At various times his management responsibilities included the overseas relay station on Ascension Island and all of the transmission facilities in south east England, finally retiring in the post of Senior Transmitter Area Manager (Overseas).