Behind the scenes of the Royal Wedding, 1981

Party like it’s 1981 with this pdf issue of Eng Inf 6, the engineering quarterly publication for all BBC staff and its detailed, behind-the-scenes look at a Royal Wedding from yesteryear, that of Charles & Diana back on 29 July, 1981. Amazing to read how much has changed and how little.

“The Royal Wedding on July 29th was the largest single outside broadcast ever mounted by OBs. Production facilities involved some seventeen Colour Mobile Control Rooms (CMCR’s) and over sixty cameras, providing cover of all the wedding celebrations nationwide. 109 broadcasting organisations from 74 countries took the pictures to an estimated worldwide audience of 750 million viewers. In this special feature we take a look behind the scenes at some of the facilities and people that made the broadcast possible.”

Read more here: Eng Ing No.6 – Autumn 1981

(Thanks to Will Strauss for unearthing it and sending it over.)

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