News knows no time boundaries. Day and night it pours into the BBC’s news headquarters. But news on television also means illustration. So there are cameramen ready to ‘shoot’ the news of the day. Behind them is a vast organization geared to presenting on the screen that night a complete survey of what happened, not only in this country but in all parts of the world.

Two men load equipment into the back of a car
A BBC cameraman and a sound recordist load up their gear to cover a story for Television News...

… and later, in the sound editing room at Alexandra Palace, the work of film man and recordist is ‘married’.