In November 2021, Cull visited BBC Cymru Wales New Broadcasting House in Cardiff. Established in 1964, BBC Cymru Wales produces a range of programmes for television, radio and online services in both English and Welsh.
New Broadcasting House is also home to a Canon MS400 Microfilm scanner in the BBC Archives department. Servicing this scanner was the reason for the Cull’s visit. The Cull team perform microfilm maintenance as well as the service and repair of other legacy reader printers.
Using the Canon MS400 Microfilm scanner, BBC Cymru Wales’ Archive Department are able to search and call up information from old BBC programmes. This helps with determining copyright for reproduction of original material.
The data is stored on 16mm rolls of microfilm. The complete archive collection dates back to the start of the Radio Times, first issued on 28th September 1923.
Having serviced the scanner, along with a roll of microfilm dating back to 1996, it was time to bid ‘hwyl fawr’ to New Broadcasting House and set off back to the Wirral.
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