Eighth Floor September 22, 2021December 29, 1932 by thisisrjg-bbc 16 ❧ General view of the Control Room, of which the details are illustrated in the next few images. The apparatus is finished in 'battleship' grey, with stainless fittings. 17 ❧ CONTROL ROOM – Detail of a Control Position, showing a 4-channel Fade Unit. 18 ❧ CONTROL ROOM – Part of the Relay Bays, showing three types of relay used in amplifier switching. 19 ❧ CONTROL ROOM – Two of the 'B' Amplifier Bays. The covers have been removed from a 'B' Amplifier near the top of the Bay, and from a Programme Meter Amplifier near the bottom of the Bay. 20 ❧ CONTROL ROOM – Cables in the false floor, ending on terminal strips at the bottom of the 'A' Amplifier Bays and connecting them with the studios. 21 ❧ CONTROL ROOM – The 'B' Amplifier Input Switching Relays. 22 ❧ CONTROL ROOM – One of the Fuse Bays. 23 ❧ CONTROL ROOM – Reverse of the 'B' Amplifier Input Switching Relays, showing the wiring. 24 ❧ Two of the receivers used for checking the quality of transmissions. 25 ❧ The back of the Discharge Power Board, showing the massive Low Tension Busbars supported on the insulators. 26 ❧ One of the Dramatic Control Panels, which enables the producer of a play to mix the output of as many as eleven studios at the same time; this makes it possible, for instance, for a mixture of sounds such as shouts of a crowd, the noise of guns firing, a background of military music, and speech by individuals, to be broadcast simultaneously without the inconvenience of all the performers being in one studio. 27 ❧ The Corridor leading to Studio 8A, showing the closed doors of the studio and the mosaic floor. 28 ❧ A glimpse of the interior of Studio 8A through the open doors. 29 ❧ General view of Studio 8A, used for the Wireless Military Band and other bands and orchestras. Note the new type of adjustable microphone-stand in the foreground, and the nest of steel chairs against the right-hand wall. 30 ❧ Listening Room for Studio 8A: showing through the door, the Silence Room, where announcements can be made during an interval in the stduio. 31 ❧ The Waiting Room: reproduced by courtesy of Carter & Co. Ltd., Tile Makers, Poole. 32 ❧ The Band Room: accessory to Studio 8A. 33 ❧ Studio 8B, used for Debates and Discussions. 34 ❧ The Ladies' Dressing Room.
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