A few samples of work undertaken by Golden Age Television Recreations
Promo for Neil Hannon's 'Divine Comedy' Queuejumper. A retro-look video filmed by Dicky Howett.
RADIO TIMES MIC
The AXBT is fake, but who can tell? Perfect reproductions from Golden Age TV
THE ARCTIC MONKEYS
A special performance from The Arctic Monkeys at the BBC's Maida Vale studios, captured by GA-TV's classic Ikegami HK 323 three-tube colour cameras. The show was transmitted on BBC2 8th June 2018
FILMING THE CORAL
Dicky Howett of GA TV and tube camera film The Coral in Liverpool. Retro grime.
THE CROWN SERIES 2
GA-TV's continuing involvement with NETFLIXs The Crown. Recreating the 1957 Queen's Christmas Day Speech. Two Marconi Mk III cameras plus associated kit. Pictures on monitors too. Authentic.
SHOOTING THE DOCTOR
A special addition to the BBC WORLDWIDE reissue of the unfinished story SHADA, using an Ikegami 79E and GA-TV's Dicky Howett to recreate 1980s studio footage. Tom Baker of course, needed no recreating.
INSIDE No 9.
A specially recorded episode of Inside No 9 'The Devil Of Christmas' was achieved by using four of GA TV's period tube Ikegami cameras. The producers wanted a genuine 1970s 'look', now only possible from Golden Age Television Recreations. The picture shows Jessica Raine and Steve Pemberton surrounded by period Ikegami colour cameras. This edition won a 'Best British Comedy Drama' award.
ALAN CARRS GREASE NIGHT
An off-screen shot of a live Ch4 production, Alan Carr's Grease Night. A 'pretend' 1950s tv show. Implant viewfinder image from an original RCA TK10a camera. Show date 23rd July 2016
THE VOICE April 2016
Live tv with a classic USA RCA TK10A camera. Rock and Roll video from Golden Age.
The Rack Pack
Currently airing on BBC Iplayer, a 'Hurrican Higgins' snooker drama. Lots of heavyweight tv cameras on view from Golden Age Tv including the EMI 2001 and the Philips LDK5.
CALL THE MIDWIFE
The Christmas Special 2015 in St Anne's Poplar parish church. A 1960s BBC tv outside broadcast recreated with Marconi Mk III cameras by Golden Age TV.
We're Doomed! The Making Of Dads Army
Correct BBC TV EMI 203 cameras for Studio TC4. 1968.
The Crown & SS-GB
Full 1940s news rig cameras plus mics and cases. Trilby hats optional.
GA TV provided extensive 1980s tv 'news' camera equipment for this Hollywood movie including fully live Ikegami 79E and SONY BVP3 Betacam cameras plus recording and monitoring equipment.
The delightful Sheridan Smith in the role of Cilla Black. GA TV provided 'live' period cameras and classic audio equipment for this splendid ITV production
Catches the eye? A display of themed classic camera equipment for SELFRIDGES of Oxford Street. 11 windows for 'The Masters' series. Pictured is the Paul Smith window and an Arriflex BL.
DAKS of Old Bond Street
Typical store window display for a top end London clothing shop, DAKS. An Auricon plus tripod.
TOMMY COOPER NOT LIKE THAT..
Acclaimed ITV drama concerning the final years of Tommy Cooper. GA TV equipped 'Thames Tv' and 'Her Majesties Theatre' with classic tv cameras and monitors, just like that...
Golden Age Tv at the famous ABBEY ROAD Studio Two. With Dicky Howett on cameras and Paul Marshall on racks, three GA TV Ikegami HK323 tube colour cameras filmed a set from Paolo Nutini's latest album 'Caustic Love'. Retro video imaging for a '1980s' feel
Thunderbirds Are Go!? Well,not quite. GA TV helped recently to recreate a Gerry Anderson puppet set in the actual building near Maidenhead, for a tv documentary. GA TV provided authentic lights, a 35mm camera plus early 'video assist' equipment.
Dr Who An Adventure In Space & Time
BBC celebratory drama charting the early days of the Dr Who television programme. Golden Age Tv was the natural and effective choice to equip a 1960s television studio and production gallery. All items were either fully practical or in the case of the trio of Marconi Mk III cameras, simulated practical with full control of focus, framing and cue lights.
OPENING OF NEW BROADCASTING HOUSE
On display for the June 2013 opening of the BBC's 'New' Broadcasting House, a Marconi Mk II tv camera, courtesy of Golden Age Television. The same rig was transferred later to Buckingham Palace for the 'Coronation' exhibition.
Currently screening on Sky Atlantic,a seven-part series called 'The British' including recreations of the 1953 Coronation broadcast. GA TV supplied working period gallery monitors plus tv cameras and microphones for various scenes. Our 'acting' skills also on display.
A Ron Howard movie set in the motor racing world of the 1970s. GATV supplied many period movie and tv cameras, some seen here (in the rain) at the 'Japanese Grand Prix 1976'
A 'Top Of The Pops' studio recreated for BskyB for their series entitled 'Little Crackers' screened during Christmas 2011. Two EMI 2001 cameras and Vinten HP419 pedestals at Studio 6 TVC. Period correct all the way.
THE HOUR Series 2
'Freddie Lyon' contemplates a 1950s tv studio, recreated by Golden Age Tv. A scene from 'The Hour'. Series Two screened in Autumn 2012
Bert & Dickie
BBC Television OB's in the late 1940s. One of several Olympic/Jubilee programmes that GA-TV has been involved with over the past year. A BBC drama 'Bert & Dickie' follows two British 1948 Olympic rowers
Not only tv cameras but vintage movie cameras and microphones, supplied here for series two of Upstairs Downstairs. A wet airfield in Wales
An episode of Inspector George Gently filmed in Newcastle. Three Marconi Mk IV cameras with implants and correct Tyne Tees Tv badging. The pop show, 'Upside Down' Period Lights, Monitors, Mics, Pedestals, the works!
The original 6-part BBC 2 drama series from Kudos, set in the world of BBC TV News 1956. GA TV provided all the tv studio and news film equipment.
Eric & Ernie
Well-received BBC 2 drama charting the early career of Morecambe & Wise including their debut tv performance in 1954. Recreated at the Apollo Manchester, the 'BBC Television Theatre' was equipped by GA TV with vintage Marconi Mk II tv cameras.
THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET
Or Florizel Street as Corrie's title was originally. A BBC 4 drama (16/9/2010) follows the events at Granada Studios leading to the first transmission in Dec 1960. GA-TV accurately recreates 'Studio 2'(at the Quay St Manchester studios) with classic Marconi Mk III cameras, correct 'Granada TV' logos and Vinten pedestals. This production won in 2011 the RTS award for best drama.
NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB
Techno band, New Young Pony Club get the retro-tv treatment. Dicky Howett films using an Ikegami HK 323 three-tube 'analogue' colour camera for that genuine '8o's' imaging.
Band PLAN B performing at the famous RAK recordings studios for a music video, captured on a GA-TV Ikegami 79D three tube colour camera.
WORRIED ABOUT THE BOY
One of the three-part BBC drama series concerning aspects of the '1980s', 'Worried About The Boy' concentrates on the singer Boy George. For this, GATV provided four Ikegami HK323 cameras (two live) and Barco monitors,to recreate an authentic 'Top Of The Pops' music sequence.
Pye, Barco and Marconi monitor stack
Period monitor stack (fully working) custom built for the Steven Spielberg film 'Munich', September 2005. It includes vintage audio and video mixers in the foreground.
Golden Age also supplied many vintage cameras and other items such as microphones, televisions and headsets for this production.
THE DAMNED UNITED
GA-TV supplied several vintage tv cameras including EMI 2001s and Ikegami 79s (live images) to recreate the tv 'look' of 1970s Britain. Michael Sheen plays Brian Clough and Colm Meany, Don Revie. The EMI 2001 pictured used live implants to simulate 'practical' working.
BBC4 Hughie Green bio-drama transmitted first in April 2008 with Trevor Eve in the lead role. Camera in the picture is a 'Double Your Money' 'AR-TV' Marconi Mk III camera, the exact type as used at AR's Wembley studios during the 1950s. Other cameras supplied by GA-TV were EMI 2001s 'Thames' tv (with implant colour cameras and viewfinders.)One review described the production as having 'perfect period detail'. Production Design won an RTS 2008 award for this series of dramas which "convincingly transported the audience back to the behind-the-scenes television world of 40 years ago."
A three-part BBC drama documentary charting the Suez crisis of 1956. GA-TV recreated 'Lime Grove Studio P' with James Fox playing Sir Anthony Eden.
Three Marconi Mk VIII cameras and a Mole mic boom on set for the biopic 'music' movie 'CONTROL', featuring the 1980s lead singer of Joy Division, Ian Curtis.
Morrissey's top selling single and album track 'You Have Killed Me' was filmed by GATV using three Ikegami 79E tube cameras (analogue) recording onto Beta SP. With Dicky Howett filming and Paul Marshall on 'racks', a 1980s video 'look' was successfully recreated in a Rome studio.
The Arctic Monkeys video promo of their first No.1 single 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor', was shot at MTV studio Camden by Dicky Howett using three GA-TV Ikegami 3-tube colour cameras, vintage 1980s. The studio set was designed to look like a period edition of The Old Grey Whistle Test.
TV shop 1966 for 'Sixty Six'
Golden Age TV supplied all the period televisions (working) and radios from 1966 for a TV set shop window for the feature film 'Sixty Six' about the England World Cup Victory.
This is not the 1969 moon landing as filmed by NBC, but a re-creation for a BBC digital channel, promoting a documentary strand. The tv camera is an RCA TK 11A.
Singer Estelle featured two GA-TV EMI 203 cameras in her recent promo 'Go Gone'. This video grab gives a flavour
Days That Shook The World
In 1953, BBC Television transmitted the Coronation. The Lion Films/BBCtv documentary/drama series retold the story of that outside broadcast. GA-TV recreated the Abbey control gallery using fully functioning 1950s tv monitors and control gear. Also featured, a Marconi Mk II camera
The 1999 award-winning Granada Television drama 'Longitude' featured a re-created 1940s tv studio (actually at Ealing Film Studios). GA-TV provided Marconi cameras, a Mole mic boom and period tv monitor.
Julie & The Cadillacs
Made in 1996, this 'rock & roll' movie- set in the UK in the 1960s- featured several fully operational Marconi Mk IV cameras and period studio equipment. The picture shows a Marconi Mk IV and a Vinten ob dolly.
SEEING RED,an award-winning Granada Tv drama starring Sarah Lancashire, seen here re-creating a scene from 'A Family At War'. The EMI 2001 is complete with correct period lengthy Granada camera script. Attention to detail