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dancing_queen
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Kendal Aveue
Aug 3rd, 2006, 1:37pm
 
Anyone out there from Tel.OBs - Kendal Avenue.  Particularly anyone who worked there during the 70s and 80s.
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Reply #1 - Aug 18th, 2006, 9:36am
 
I know plenty of people who worked at Kendal Avenue.
If you e mail "bbctelobians@yahoo.com" we could pursue the matter further.

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Reply #2 - Oct 16th, 2007, 10:52am
 
just read your message, I worked at KA from 1970 to 1991, you don't give any hint as to who you are but I would think you may remember me, I worked first for Roy Bertram and Geoff Dawe and went on to work in the Planning Office. Hope you log on again to receive this reply. Diamondlil!
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Reply #3 - Oct 17th, 2007, 6:37pm
 
Hi Jan...Diamond I think that's who you are?? I'm Jacky Vincent and, if I'm right, how fab it would be to hear from you.
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Reply #4 - Apr 29th, 2008, 9:09am
 
Must be lots of us out there! So here is yet another site... www.kaobs.com still being constructed between other jobs. Intend to have a few galleries of photos, could have a few stories/articles and how about all those passes? Who mentioned outtakes....
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Reply #5 - Feb 2nd, 2010, 10:13am
 
Still pictures at http://www.bostonmanor.plus.com/exobcomms/ob_comms_start_page.html
though I may remove most of them soon to save webspace
If you haven't seen them before, have a last look

Mike
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Reply #6 - Apr 20th, 2012, 2:52pm
 
Every year on the first Saturday in December ex Kendal Avenue folk have the TelOBians get together. Please get in touch if you would like to be included.
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Reply #7 - Apr 26th, 2012, 11:48am
 
And then there's lil ole me...Roger Sinden...1968 to 197..something or other when I went down to Wood Norton as a Lecturer.

TelOB's..best job I ever had!
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Reply #8 - Apr 27th, 2012, 9:53am
 
Roger,
Would you remember one John King, who was lecturing to us "students" at WN around then?
I thought he went to Tel OBs but (sadly) have never heard more of him. He was a very joyous fellow ISTR.
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Reply #9 - May 25th, 2012, 5:46pm
 
JohnW wrote on Apr 27th, 2012, 9:53am:
Roger,
Would you remember one John King, who was lecturing to us "students" at WN around then?
I thought he went to Tel OBs but (sadly) have never heard more of him. He was a very joyous fellow ISTR.


John King is very much on the scene.  Although retired from the BBC he still freelances as an EM for SiS Live.
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Reply #10 - Oct 8th, 2013, 9:34pm
 
JohnW wrote on Apr 27th, 2012, 9:53am:
Roger,
Would you remember one John King, who was lecturing to us "students" at WN around then?
I thought he went to Tel OBs but (sadly) have never heard more of him. He was a very joyous fellow ISTR.


How could I not forget 'Nudda'.... great bloke...
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Reply #11 - Oct 9th, 2013, 7:35am
 
I remember John K from TA Course 16 at WN.....heavens , a lifetime ago!
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Reply #12 - Oct 9th, 2013, 8:17am
 
Firstly, my belated thanks to those who remembered John King. Never did hear from him though. Ah well: he probably wants to forget it all now - but if anyone sees him around, please offer him "Best Wishes from Tony Giles". He'll know!
The other WN instructor of that day was John(?) Hart - I think he may have been an Anzac, but he's equally gone off radar. Anyone here remember him?

And since folks around here appear to have their memory caps on(!) another fellow I'd like to know if anyone has connections with is "Chris White". He joined with myself, in '68 and although destined for LCR initially, he moved over to TV and I believe may have become a Floor Manager around the beginning of the 70s. I did hear that he may have gone over to Tel OBs, but that was (or may have been) just a rumour.
Quite a tall fellow (by my rather short-arsed standards anyway!), with thick curly blond-ish hair, as I recall. Really nice chap.

Of course I must add my condolences to all ex-Tel OBs folk, that the Beeb should so roundly sh1t on them after firstly forcing them to become part of SiSlive and then give them no credit for being best at the job, preferring that bastard Birt's dogma about "Cost before anything!"
I saw Andy Hame's plea to all to sign the petition which they want to take to Tony Hall to see whether there's any room for the ex-Beeb-ers to get some work in the forthcoming years. Especially in light of the sterling job they did for the Beeb Sports over the Olympics last year.
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Reply #13 - Jul 29th, 2014, 11:25am
 
I remember John King well as a lecturer at Wood Norton when I was on my TA course in 1968. He went on to become an EM at Tel OBs and I used to meet him regularly when he came to Scotland to EM the rugby at Murrayfield. I think he may have kept on doing this after his retirement.
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Reply #14 - Aug 26th, 2015, 8:42am
 
Here's a quick hello from Alan Taylor ( Sound Supervisor ). I was at K.A. between 1968 and 1989 and remember most of the people named here, or who have said who they are.

Still freelancing, still being a pain in the arse, still enjoying life.

Always delighted to hear from anybody from that era. Happy days  Smiley


With regards to John King, when I joined the BBC he was one of my lecturers at Wood Norton. He came to ( or was it rejoined? ) KA shortly after I did and many years later we both worked together our first drama as heads of our respective departments. We went on to do many more dramas and always had a great deal of fun.  I've occasionally bumped into him freelancing, or even in the street in totally unexpected places.
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