Sub Basement September 20, 2021December 17, 1932 by thisisrjg-bbc 103 ❧ Vaudeville Studio BA. General view, showing the stage in front of the 'wings', the floor space where the orchestra is normally accommodated, and the seating for the audience at the back. 104 ❧ The Vaudeville Studio BA. A view taken from the back of the stage, looking across towards a corner of the balcony. Note the collapsible black screens at the sides of the stage, which are intended to be drawn out to form 'wings'. The prevalent colouring of the decorations is grey blue, lemon yellow, and pale red. 105 ❧ The Steel Chairs. 106 ❧ Studio BB, normally used by the B.B.C. Dance Orchestra. 107 ❧ Artists' Dressing Room for Women. Intended for artists broadcasting from the Vaudeville Studio. The back wall is of black glass which is reflected in the mirrors on the side walls. 108 ❧ The Lounge for Studio BA and BB. 109 ❧ Corner of the Boiler Room, showing hot-water circulating pumps, hot-water storage tank and calorifier. 110 ❧ Boiler Room – Pumps for the domestic hot-water supply. 111 ❧ A Ventilating Fan, showing its motor fitted with a joint for insulating the vibration of the engine. 112 ❧ An Air-Conditioning Plant – an interior, showing one of the large intake fans. This and the next photograph are by Sims & Co. 113 ❧ An Air-Conditioning Plant – the Water Spray for washing the particles of soot and dust from the air drawn in from the street. 114 ❧ The Refrigerator, for cooling the air in summer when it is too hot to be circulated to the studios at its natural temperature. The plant is capable of freezing 200 tons of water a day. 115 ❧ Main Power Input Circuit-Breaker. The power is supplied by the St. Marylebone Borough Council on six separate feeders (3-phase), three at high-tension 6,600 volts, and three at 240 volts between each phase and neutral. 116 ❧ Passenger Lift Motors and Controls.
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