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The BEHP is one of a number of key partners contributing to a major new project, BBC Connected Histories, that will tell the story of the BBC directly through the voices of the people who worked there. 

The latest batch of History Project interviews uploaded to our website this month include:

Monday 6th March 2017

The British Entertainment History Project celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the recording its first interview with DoP Eric Cross on March 6th 1987. Guest of honour was Roy Fowler who founded the ACCT History Project all those years ago. Roy celebrates his 90th birthday today - the 10th March 2017.   

Bill Aitken from BBC Radio Oxford has produced a documentary about one of our interviewees, BBC producer, Bernie Andrews, who broadcast every major UK rock band before they were famous. The documentary makes extensive use of our HP interviews, as much of the programme is built around our two interviews with Bernie Andrews, conducted by Mike Dick.

Some tasters from BBC Radio Oxford’s forthcoming documentary about Bernie Andrews, one of the most influential radio producers of the 20th Century:

The BECTU History Project has just received, from Barri Hitchin, a donation of an interview with the great film maker Fred Zinnemann. Fred had a lot to say and his comment at the end of the interview about quality standards is very prophetic. 

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The History Project will once again be supporting the industry by participating in this very successful and popular annual event. This year, the 10th Anniversary of the Freelancer's Fair, we are aiming to provide a special showreel of interviews from our archives. Come and join us. Volunteers welcome!

For more details visit: https://www.bectu.org.uk/events/freelancers-fair

 

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The History Project is honoured to be presenting a workshop at this year's Annual Conference of the Oral History Society, which promises to be an unmissable event for anyone interested in oral history in the community. With the theme of Community Voices: Oral History On The Ground, the conference has an exciting and diverse range of papers lined up, covering themes such as project outcomes, hidden communities, inter-generational oral history and many more.

The History Project is honoured to be presenting a workshop at this year's Annual Conference of the Oral History Society, which promises to be an unmissable event for anyone interested in oral history in the community.

Dr.Andrew Dawson is organising this exciting workshop for all industry specialists. Details as follows:-

Event Date: 23rd November 2013
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Address BECTU Head office, 373-377 Clapham Road, London SW9 9B (Nearest tube: Clapham North)