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Channel 40 archive film screening


Living Archive MK presents:

Channel 40 archive film screening

Sunday 21 January 2018 / 3pm / Free, pre-booking required


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Channel 40 archive film screening. Channel 40 was a unique experiment in community access cable television that broadcast from a purpose-built studio in Fishermead to new-build areas of Milton Keynes between 1976 and 1979. Since its closure, the remaining videotape recordings have been stored at the Bucks County Archive in Aylesbury, but thanks to a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund it is now possible to convert these vulnerable recordings to an accessible digital format. In this special video presentation, Colin Barrett - a digital video specialist and a former staff producer at Channel 40 - will show not only some examples of the recordings that have so far been digitised but will also offer an insight into the technology employed in the conversion process. 


There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the video presentation. 


Running time: Approx. 30 mins



Living Archive             Heritage Lottery Fund


January 2018