Tag Archives : bbc

Live from…100 feet underground

I spent most of yesterday working on a special BBC Radio Humberside outside broadcast from inside an underground nuclear bunker. RAF Holmpton is only a few miles up the road from me and is a fascinating place that only recently stopped being used by the MoD. Our OB involved miles of cable to link up our ‘base’ in the bunkers’…

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Covering the FA Cup Final

I’ve just returned from Wembley, working with BBC Radio Humberside on their coverage of Hull City in their first ever FA Cup Final. Whilst the day didn’t go the way of Hull City, the excitement of the final, the atmosphere provided by thousands of fans, and the glorious weather mean it was a great day in the capital anyway!    …

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The windy city…

I spent most of yesterday at ABP’s Port House in Hull, engineering two full-show outside broadcasts and waiting for the Prime Minister. It was all part of the coverage of a joint Siemens-ABP investment of over £300 million into building two wind turbine factories of the banks of the Humber. You can hear the highlights of the day below.  

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Want to buy a Nuclear bunker?

It is “one of the last and most technologically advanced Bunkers ever built”, and now the two floor bunker is up for sale…and who wouldn’t want it! Cultybraggan Nuclear Bunker once housed a BBC studio, and has over 50 rooms and space for up to 150 people, though apparently, it isn’t as secure as it could be, having being broken…

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BBC Children in Need 2013

I’ve spent the last two days working with BBC Look North Hull on this years Children in Need event. The event, based at the Sirius Academy in Hull, included three opts during the main BBC One CiN programme, and a couple into Look North bulletins. I don’t think we used enough cables though…  

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Avoid Camels

Here are a few tips to help you avoid camel collisions and stay in control of your Twitter account, something I am asked regularly. 1) Use a strong password; ‘password’ ‘1234’ etc aren’t strong – use a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and even symbols. If your password appears on lists of the most used passwords, change it now! 2)…

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