Joe Kerr

Joe Kerr
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Joe
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Kerr
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Interview Number: 
649
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Duration (mins): 
67

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Joe Kerr
Joe Kerr
Biographical

Joe Kerr started at BBC as a painter on holiday relief. After joining NAATKE  he rose to branch President. Joe Kerr details problems and relates disputes in depth. All techniques of painting in TV studios are covered. At Royal Variety Shows all backroom workers have to be in a dress suit. He recounts how he attempted to revive the comedian Tommy Cooper after he had collapsed on stage. Changed to ITV LWT and continued there on shows of all kinds. Worked on Moonshot the live continuous TV show during the Apollo Moon Landing. Left LWT for freelance on series such as The Bill.