Beecham on the BBC

'To a young friend looking for a BBC job: 'What on earth do you want to join the BBC for? London is divided into two sections musically. One wants to get into the BBC and the other wants to get out, and I find it strangely reminiscent of modern matrimony.'

But to show I really love the BBC here is a link to a photograph taken in the BBC's old Langham House training centre in 1972 of nine young people who joined the BBC that year. One went on to make outstanding arts documentaries, one went on to be a Radio 3 producer (I love the comment 'Retired in March 1998 as Senior Producer, Radio 3 Music Department and mightly relieved to do so!'), one worked on the technical side, and one started a blog ...

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