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Comedy writer and stand-up comedian Paul Kerensa has created an excellent series of podcasts called The British Broadcasting Century.  In his fast-paced, amusing and very well-researched presentations, he starts with background to the creation of the BBC and so far he has reached September 1922, with many more episodes to follow.  The content to date includes a lot of general information about early engineering developments, so it likely to be of interest to BBCeng visitors.  This is a COVID lockdown project by Paul and I think he deserves support for his work, especially as we are approaching the BBC's centenary.

Paul Kerensa is an accomplished comedian with an interest in BBC engineering, but some years ago there was a BBC engineer who became an accomplished comedian - Stanley Unwin.  Much of "Professor" Unwin's work is on YouTube, but click here to listen to a particularly good explanation of the BBC Type B!  Many thanks to John Liffen for contributing this to bbceng. (Many years ago I enjoyed having dinner with Stanley when he was a speaker at an IEE event that I chaired.  Amongst other things he told me, not in Unwinese, about his time at Daventry transmitting station.  I wish I could have recorded him.)

Martin Ellen

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