Not my kind of event really but for anyone going I hope they have a good time.
British Satellite Broadcasting was an oddity of its time in that it had the "Squarial" in place of a satellite dish and Low Noise Block downconvertor, and yes it looked tidier on a wall. Sadly the technology that it used was limited and if I recall correctly they only had about five channels - hardly an improvement on terrestrial analogue TV of the time. Because of that technology it was doomed from the outset as the regular dishes could be made from 45cm up to 3m diameter and with the correct brackets could be expanded with extra LNBs to pick up signals from multiple satellites. By comparison the Squarial could only point at one satellite. It was another of those quirky inventions that would never challenge the mainstream system.
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!
I doubt I'll be able to get to it as I'm trying to cram as much work in before my jaunt to hospital.
Frightened by Horror Films? - Just remember, BEHIND the camera stand even more horrifying individuals moaning about the Catering food, the hours they work and quoting Union Rules... that's just the Electricians.