A sneaky peak at a BBC outside broadcast
- Sir Richard Dimbleby
Every year, the BBC broadcasts the annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture, an opportunity for someone at the top of their profession to present a sometimes provocative or radical opinion.
This year’s lecture was given by the geneticist Sir Paul Nurse, and I was among the team that brought the programme to air.
I thought I would bring you a few photos from behind the scenes (quick point: they’re all taken before the lecture kicked off – after it started we were all too hard at work to take snaps!)
The scanner is the centre of operations. From here, the cameras are directed & the edited programme is broadcast.
The 'VT' truck. This is where I and the rest of the team edited the programme (which was longer than its BBC1 slot).
My very splendid VT editor Nick Carroll, adjusting settings on the equipment before we get to work
One of the cameras, with the autocue operator hard at work in the background
The front row seats - all reserved!
Recording David Dimbleby introducing the lecture
A one page running order - the shortest I have ever seen!
Colleagues Justin Harris & Andy Barker at work
The full lecture is available until 6 March on BBC iPlayer, so to view our finished programme, click here.