2016 Diary

The Great Days of Wireless


TV Pioneers

Two Talks by Peter Dorling

Former Member of the BBC Speakers Panel

19.00 for 19.30 on Saturday 15th October 2016

Postponed due to unforeseen circumstances
To be re-scheduled for Spring 2017

Tickets £15 per person to include glass of wine and nibbles

Enquire for tickets here or call us on 01844 318796

The Friends of Kimble Churches is delighted to present two talks by former BBC man Peter Dorling.  Peter worked for the BBC for 40 years, first in the BCC Overseas Service where he was a newsreader, before transferring to BBC Television news where he had a variety of roles including, producer, reporter, news presenter and film-director.  Peter was chosen by the BBC to be member of its “Speakers’ Panel”; staff who would speak for the BBC at seminars, local societies and other interested groups.  His wide personal experience and fascination with the BBC and its history has made Peter a sought-after speaker on many aspects of the BBC and he is a regular cruise ship lecturer.

“The Great Days of Wireless” takes us back to the post-WW II era when “the wireless” was the most important broadcast medium of its time, with popular shows like Dick Barton and Mrs Dale’s Diary regularly achieving audiences far exceeding those of today’s popular TV shows.  After the interval, when we will serve a complimentary glass of wine and canapes, Peter will tell present a further talk entitled “TV Pioneers”. It is the story of how television began and the struggles of its early BBC innovators. Peter worked on some of the programmes he will be talking about and both talks will be accompanied video and audio extracts.

Join us for a fascinating and entertaining insight into the world of the BBC.


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