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Bush House Nights

Emma_Crowe8 on June 19, 2012 04:27

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    The BBC World Service celebrated its 80th anniversary earlier this year. For over 70 years, it has been broadcasting programmes from the historic Bush House in London. Soon, this will no longer be the case. From mid-July, the World Service will be based at new BBC premises in London. For many employees, Bush House is a unique building, full of history and charm. It’s also a building that never sleeps. Work goes on here 24 hours a day. So … what exactly is it like inside Bush House in the middle of the night?

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    • Paolo Pietropaolo
    • SNS Online
      SNS Online on June 29, 2012 10:21

      How delightful is this, Emma!

    • michael_k
      michael_k on June 28, 2012 10:50

      That's wonderful Emma. Thanks for the memories of all the nights (and days) I spent in that amazing building with the Greek Service.

    • Emma_Crowe8
      Emma_Crowe8 on June 27, 2012 18:59

      Robin Thefog has created an amazing album of music celebrating Bush House in all its quirky glory: http://thefogsignals.com/

    • Robin The Fog
      Robin The Fog at 6.19 on June 26, 2012 23:26

      Hello Emma! Here’s my finished Bush House noises:
      http://thefogsignals.com/album/the-ghosts-of-bush
      Hope you approve! x

    • DJBenAndrews
      DJBenAndrews on June 24, 2012 10:28

      Great work Emma, A fitting tribute to a building that has played such an important role in the history of British Broadcasting.

    • Nataliaroll
      Nataliaroll on June 23, 2012 18:23

      Fantastic - really reminds me of that familiar night shift feeling!

    • Ruth Hogarth
      Ruth Hogarth at 3.10 on June 22, 2012 08:24

      Much as I hated doing night shifts, Bush House was the best place to do them. I remember being caught napping on the studio floor a couple of times by John Tusa on his very early morning visits to the 24 hours studio. Oh and I agree about the lovely breakfasts between the 0500 and 0600 editions in the days before the catering was privatised.

    • Mike Addley
      Mike Addley on June 22, 2012 00:11

      Absolutely brilliant! Love it:-)

    • SarahBrownGB
      SarahBrownGB at 2.21 on June 21, 2012 21:13

      Love it! Reminds me of nightshifts at TVC with a full English breakfast at 3am and once freaking out a security guard who came in to find the desk attempting yoga poses to stay awake :)

    • Paul Adams BBC
      Paul Adams BBC on June 20, 2012 15:45

      This is so beautiful! Thanks from a former inmate.

    • Frank McWeeny
      Frank McWeeny on June 20, 2012 10:40

      Emma this is absolutely brilliant !!

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