Robin Sutherland joined the BBC in 1965 as a trainee technical operator. He first worked at Television Centre where he had the opportunity to assist camera operators and sometimes be allowed to operate the cameras. Unfortunately it was a time when it was difficult to 'rise up the ladder' to become a fully fledged camera operator. Robin decided to join BBC TV Outside Broadcasts at Kendal Avenue where there were more opportunities to operate cameras. Robin stayed with BBC OBs for most of his career and became one of the most respected camera supervisors in the business.