Case Studies

We’re enthusiastic originators of content – but we are always happy to work to a special brief – as these examples show…

 

science museum

THE SCIENCE MUSEUM INFORMATION AGE GALLERYThe Science Museum invited Testbed to tender for audio work in its new Information Age gallery, opened in 2014 by the Queen.  We created audio for three exhibits, one about the computerised systems used by Lyons Corner House, one a sound montage about the televising of the 1953 Coronation and one about the Samaritans and how technology meets humanity on the telephone.  Here’s a two minute taste, produced by Tamsin Hughes and Peregrine Andrews…

 

Jeremy VineJeremy Vine as you have never heard him before in Testbed’s ambitious celebration of ninety years of radio

90 x 90 BBC all radio stations.  The BBC invited producers to tender publicly for an innovative way of marking the BBC radio’s  90th birthday, in 2012.   We came up with the notion that 90 years was a long time in radio, but so is 90 seconds.  Our winning bid became 90 x 90 – 90 90 second shorts, each marking a different year in radio – they were played on all national BBC networks and BBC World Service.  We also created a 90 second film for BBC TV’s the Culture Show.  Here’s the 90 seconder  for   1975, and the early broadcasting days of a tender talent…

 

Uke Orchestra

THE UKULELE PODCAST OF GREAT BRITAIN.  The mighty Uke Orch decided to make a promotional podcast.  Who else would they ask to produce  this?  Here it is…

 

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WHICH? In 2007, consumer magazine Which? asked Testbed to produce their regular weekly podcast.  One regular podcast became three, with weekly Money and Tech podcasts and a monthly cars podcast.  Part of the brief was to train the podcasters, and in  May 2014, nearly 800 podcasts later, Which? decided to take the podcast in house.

 

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The Greenwich Podcast.  This is the first podcast in the world, recorded on and around the zero meridian where time started.  Our much missed local podcast from South East London.  With minimal sponsorship and maximal love of where we live, we put this together on a shoestring,  featuring  the excellent Alex Mitchell (urban salad-grower) as presenter, produced by James Crawford and endorsed by Boris Johnson.   We had items on conker-glut, local digital success;  what Greenwich beer would have tasted like in Tudor times;  interviews with local festival comedians, a bigshot local businessman and a Greenwich ghost.  Anyone wanting to start a local podcast or running one already – have a listen.  Sadly despite local critical success, we failed to find a sponsor.  Go here to find them on itunes, or listen to a good one below: