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Art Braithwaite

7 June 1930 to 30 July 2014

A respected production/cameraman, Art operated one of the cameras that broadcast the first ever TV commercial to be shown on air in the UK. He worked on many of the early top productions for commercial TV including dramas, variety shows and sports. He also worked with the BBC, ITN, Anglia TV as well as with European TV production companies. The equipment used then required rare skills to operate and only the best could track fast sporting events. It was therefore significant that he was often selected to cover such events. Art was featured in the Royal Television Society’s magazine in their article about the downhill skiing championships event at Schladming in 1982. The same year he also covered the World Figure Skating Championships in Copenhagen.

Art was trusted with a high access press pass and credited with covering Royal events during his career.

A lifelong professional within the television industry, he was a long standing member of BAFTA and in 2009 was awarded complimentary membership of the academy.