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1   / For Those Of Sound Mind / BBC Quadraphonic
 on: Today at 8:08am 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
We have been asked for help regarding the BBC Quadraphonic Broadcasts, particularly the H/HJ format.

If you have any information regarding these please 'PM' Admin and we'll pass on the information.

Thank you.   (Admin)

2   / Notices, obituaries and tributes / Jill Daniels
 on: Sep 9th, 2021, 3:05pm 
Started by JohnW | Post by JohnW  
It is with considerable personal sadness that I bring news that .. Jill Daniels has passed away, on the morning of 7th Sept 2021.

Born on the first day of Spring in 1947, it seems that she suffered a number of heart attacks whilst undergoing chemotherapy for a very-recently-discovered lymphoma.

For many years Jill had been Personnel Officer for Radios One and Two, later becoming Personnel Manager for BBC Radio Operations, before moving on to become the Personnel Manager for Libraries & Archives, from whence she took 'early retirement' in 2000, at a time when the personnel administration of the whole BBC was 'undergoing reductions'!

For over 30 years she had lived with her partner Tony Giles in Bishops Stortford, where she was involved in fundraising for a number of local and national charities, raising many thousands of pounds in the process. Our thoughts are with Tony at this very sad time.

Details as to her her funeral are yet to be determined.

3   / Notices, obituaries and tributes / Edward Barnes
 on: Sep 8th, 2021, 9:56pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
The BBC tribute to Edward Barnes, creator of "Newsround" is here.

Edward also helped to create "Blue Peter" and became Head of Children's Television.

4   / Notices, obituaries and tributes / Patrick Lunt
 on: Sep 5th, 2021, 11:13pm 
Started by JohnW | Post by JohnW  
For the many staff who knew him, but may not have picked this up from Facebook or Twitter, Jan Leeming has posted that her ex-husband Patrick Lunt sadly passed away on the morning of 3rd September 2021. He was 73, and died as a result of lung cancer.
From BFBS, to some 30 years broadcasting on BBC Radio 2, he was also the voice announcing the BBC News between '84 and '93.
He leaves a son - Jonathan - and widow, Robin.

5   / News and Comment / Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
 on: Sep 2nd, 2021, 9:40pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
More from The Yorkshire Post, here.

6   / News and Comment / Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
 on: Aug 16th, 2021, 5:46pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
Arqiva has the latest, here.

7   / News and Comment / Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
 on: Aug 15th, 2021, 10:44pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
The BBC has a page with the latest situation, here.

8   / News and Comment / Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
 on: Aug 15th, 2021, 11:57am 
Started by Administrator | Post by Dickie Mint  
If anyone wants a lot more detail there are dozens of posts over on Usenet; or via google groups. UK.tech.broadcast.

9   / News and Comment / Bilsdale TX Fire
 on: Aug 11th, 2021, 10:35pm 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
Here is a report from the BBC regarding the major fire that broke out at a main transmitter serving part of the north east of England.

All services were disrupted for several hours

"Mast operators, Arqiva, said it had managed to restore TV and radio services for hundreds of thousands of people."

10   / Ex-pats / Re: Calling all French ex-pats - Help!
 on: Aug 10th, 2021, 12:41am 
Started by david en france | Post by JohnW  
A question for any BBC pensioners living outside of the UK.

I read (in previous comments) that "the BBC Pension can be paid anywhere".  This seems entirely reasonable, but can I ask how you went about getting your BBC pensions paid gross?
And were BBC Pensions "helpful" in this respect - or did you have to provide reams of paperwork to HMRC to convince them to let BBC Pensions  not deduct Income Tax from your payments?
I've recently moved to the Isle of Man and will need to declare my BBC pension to the authorities here - and then pay all taxes due "in advance"! - so I'm rather keen not to have to be paying Income Tax to HMG as well! As we moved part way into the UK's Tax year, getting my UK Tax payments returned for the part of the year we've been out of the UK will be a job and a half I'm sure, but that's a different story.

New wills - compliant with Manx law - have declarations that my wife and I are now "domiciled" in the Isle of Man, and we've had to move all bank accounts over here to properly comply. BTW, this 'domiciled status' appears rather more important than I'd ever realised!

My State pension is now paid by Manx Social Services rather than UK's. [My wife's State Pension seems to be taking considerably longer to move here!]. But once that's done, then we're (hopefully) beyond the grasp of HMRC when our "final moments" come, and our estates can then pass on completely in accordance with our wishes.