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MacDonald Hobley by Spursfan2 on 11 January 2012 10:51am
 
Just after xmas, we had a couple of neighbours round for a drink. They are in their late 80s and she looks after the cat and keeps an eye on the house when we are away (Tosun goes to a friend).

They are such a nice couple.

Anyway, Val got talking about her early life, she was originally from London and worked in broadcasting with the BBC. Then she moved into TV and was involved in the early days of BBC TV news (I am guessing that this would have been the 1940s.

She said she worked with MacDnald Hobley, a name I remember well from my childhood in the 1950s/60s - he seemed to always be on TV!!

Her job was to stand behind the camera whilst MD read the news, and if there was any breaking news stories she had to scribble them on a piece of paper and then crawl to MD's desk and hand him the paper, out of sight of course of the camera.

She said one day her hand was on screen, I said if that had been today she would have been featured on one of the 'Auntie's Bloomers' type of programme!!
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by suzulu on 11 January 2012 9:56pm
 
Nice story. It must have been an interesting job but how times have changed. Did you see that programme a few months ago about the start of BBC television?
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by tucsonmike on 12 January 2012 1:31am
 
What an interesting look into British media history.
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by Spursfan2 on 12 January 2012 9:57am
 
No, I didn't, Sue.

Zak is wonderful with Val and Elwyn. Elwyn is not at all well and Val has to stay with him and doesn't get a chance to home-bake so if Zak is making a cake for us he also does one for them (they love them!).

I made them a batch of mince pies just before xmas and believe it or not they survived hahaha!!

[oh and by the way this year I made my moncepies fairly early, made one batch to eat then, and made another and froze them BEFORE they were baked, so on xmas eve I just had to put them in the oven. Worked well, this year I shall do that again, but make them well in advance, maybe November]

:)
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by johnnyBgood! on 12 January 2012 10:36am
 
I'm sure MacDonald Hobley would've enjoyed your mince pies Spursfan2. Were you and he childhood friends ?
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by Spursfan2 on 12 January 2012 12:54pm
 
My mother used to do his washing (this was a saying used often by my mother who, by the way, DIDN'T do anybody's washing apart from ours!!)

:D
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by johnnyBgood! on 12 January 2012 1:34pm
 
I'm sure that your mother didn't take in washing Hyacinth. Heaven forbid. I believe that sailors are good at doing their own washing .
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by Spursfan2 on 12 January 2012 8:05pm
 
Cheek - I know what you are implying - but we live nowhere near the coast hahaha! :D

Actually I got the saying wrong.

I should have said 'His mother did our washing'. That was Mom's saying !!

D'oh!!

:D

 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by johnnyBgood! on 12 January 2012 8:11pm
 
Sailors will travel to a good laundry. ;)
 
Re: MacDonald Hobley by Spursfan2 on 13 January 2012 10:57am
 
Yes I've heard they like the Surf.

(My apologies for that AWFUL pun which is only very very slightly connected to sailors and washing!!!)

:D
 
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