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1   / Notices, obituaries and tributes / Costume Designer Reg Samuel FUNERAL DATE
 on: Yesterday at 6:55pm 
Started by Maggie | Post by Maggie  
Monday 21st May, 12.40 Mortlake Crematorium, New Orleans jazz and bright colours.

2   / News and Comment / Re: Were you vetted?
 on: Yesterday at 6:47pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Michael  
Yes - I was vetted.

3   / Notices, obituaries and tributes / Re: Phillip Hay
 on: Apr 24th, 2018, 2:43pm 
Started by George Eykyn | Post by BAYNES  
In January 1992 - before Phil and Anne left on their great US adventure - Phil sold me a lithograph which he'd bought on one of his South American reporting trips. I see it everyday. We worked together in the BBC Journalist Training Department where he was a highly valued colleague.
What seems to have been omitted from other obituaries was his profound knowledge and concern about the spread of HIV - AIDS; a consequence of a brother (I think) having died of AIDS.
We occasionally exchanged news; I was very fond of him.

4   / Notices, obituaries and tributes / Production Designer Derek Dodds
 on: Apr 23rd, 2018, 5:54pm 
Started by Maggie | Post by Maggie  
Production Designer Derek Dodds died recently. Funeral to be held at Mortlake Crematorium 13.15.h Tuesday 8th May 2018.

5   / Notices, obituaries and tributes / Costume Designer Reg Samuel
 on: Apr 23rd, 2018, 5:47pm 
Started by Maggie | Post by Maggie  
Costume Designer Reg Samuel died this morning 23/04/2018 having put up a brave fight over ill health for many years. No news of any funeral arrangements as yet but will keep you informed.

6   / News and Comment / Re: Were you vetted?
 on: Apr 22nd, 2018, 4:40pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Dickie Mint  
As I'd signed the Official Secrets Act in my previous job at AEI as an Electronics Tester on Military Radar, I would assume yes.  

But having to be vetted for the OSA, did they do it again at the Beeb?


7   / News and Comment / Re: Were you vetted?
 on: Apr 22nd, 2018, 11:55am 
Started by Administrator | Post by alanh  
I got through. Must not have been an "evilly disposed engineer"

8   / News and Comment / Were you vetted?
 on: Apr 22nd, 2018, 11:39am 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
The answer is very probably (shh don't tell anyone)..

'Yes',

according to this BBC news report.

Category "A" ?

9   / News and Comment / What is "news"?
 on: Apr 20th, 2018, 10:11pm 
Started by Burstner55 | Post by Burstner55  
I have always defined "news' as "information that affects us". It is an epithet borne out by "Small earthquake in Peru, not many dead" which is often used as a a meter for deciding  what should be in or out of headlines and content of bulletins. So I wonder who shares my disquiet at this top story from the Home Page on BBC News Online tonight....which also appeared as a newsflash on my smartphone?   I ask myself, am I affected? I admit, a very tiny part of my sentimental side was "affected" by a story about a dog adopting fox cubs in Cornwall. But this story?  I don't think so.  I see it as another move in a depressingly downward trend.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43841194

10   / News and Comment / Re: Local TV-uncertain.
 on: Apr 20th, 2018, 5:46pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Dickie Mint  
More here

.... and not least because the BBC is no longer required to subsidise it.