Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
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Engineering Training Department trained all of the BBC's engineers and technical operators.  Residential courses covered the theory and practice of studio, communications and transmitter engineering.  The high standard of training helped to develop BBC Engineering's good reputation. 

The staff of BBC Engineering Training in front of Wood Norton Hall, near Evesham, Worcestershire.  Training took place in the Hall (now an hotel) and in several buildings around the estate.

Click the picture for more pictures of the staff.

Click here for an article on Wood Norton during the Second World War.

Click thumbnails for aerial pictures of site in the 1960s:

Guides to the Engineering Training Centre: 1981 and 1986.


Course photographs, information and exams

ETD Information Sheets:

ETD_Info_Sheet_Intro Colourimetry TV.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_Colour temp _ MIRED.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_Lighting for TV.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_40G_Lighting For Television - Basic Considerations.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_44T_Lighting For Television - Basic Portraiture.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_25C_Colour Correction Linear Matrices.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_15K_Colour Film And Colour Telecines..pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_29E_The Colour Camera Channel.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_The Plumbicon Camera Tube (preliminary handout).pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_56B_The Plumbicon.pdf

ETD_Info_Sheet_MIX _Introduction To Vision Mixers.pdf

Engineering Training Supplements:

No. 1 - Some Transmitter Problems.pdf

No. 2 - Fundamentals Of Television & Glossary Of Terms.pdf

No. 3 - Harmonic Distortion And Negative Feedback In Audio-Frequency Amplifiers (2nd Issue).pdf

No. 3 - Harmonic Distortion And Negative Feedback In Modern Amplifiers (1st Issue).pdf

No. 4 - Some Fundamental Problems In Radio Engineering.pdf

No. 5 - An Introduction To Slot Aerials.pdf

No. 6 - Programme Meters.pdf

No. 7 - Basic Principles Of Television Lighting.pdf

No. 8 - Microwave Valves.pdf

No. 9 - Frequency Modulation.pdf

No. 10 - Long-Wave And Medium-Wave Propogation.pdf

No. 11 - Lighting For Television Outside Broadcasts.pdf

No. 12 - Transistors.pdf

No. 14 - Colorimetry.pdf


BBC Safety Regulations 8th ed. 1970.pdf