BBC Desk Cue Light

Made:
Unknown
maker:
British Broadcasting Corporation

BBC desk cue light. Spun aluminium housing with 15watt mains bulb.

Radio broadcasters need to know when they are live on air and should be speaking during a programme, so they receive a signal or ‘cue’ from their producer. When the programme is about to broadcast the studio needs to be silent, so a system of coloured lights is used to give performers and presenters their cue.

This green cue light in an aluminium housing sits on top of a desk and lights up when it is time to start talking.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2012-5118/231
Materials:
aluminium (metal), glass and metal (unknown)
type:
cue light
credit:
The BBC Collection