This site is to celebrate programme making at BBC Pebble Mill. There are video interviews, photographs and text about the programmes and the building. If you have photos, memories or other material, please contact us.

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January 19, 2018Costume and make-up, probably ‘Shakespeare or Bust’


Costume and make-up, probably 'Shakespeare or Bust'

                        Gwen Arthy, Joyce Hawkins and Annie Doling, from costume and make-up, probably on location for Shakespeare or Bust, which was filmed to the canal between Birmingham and Stratford Upon Avon. Mike Williams was DOP, and it starred Brian Glover. Tara Prem was the […]

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January 17, 2018Gyn Freeman and Nicky Steele, Radio WM


Gyn Freeman and Nicky Steele, Radio WM

                      Co-presenters, Gyn Freeman and Nicky Steele in Area 2 of the Radio WM studio at Pebble Mill. Thanks to Rod Fawcett for sharing the photo. The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page: Gyn Freeman: Stuart Roper left, they brought Nicky […]

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January 16, 2018Ed Doolan 1941-2018


Ed Doolan 1941-2018

                                        Australian born, Radio WM presenter, Ed Doolan, has died today (Jan 16th 2018) aged 76. Ed revealed that he was suffering from vascular dementia in 2015. Radio WM paid tribute to him in the following […]

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January 15, 2018Midlands Today newsroom


Midlands Today newsroom

                      The Midlands Today newsroom at Pebble Mill from the early nineties. Cathy Houghton in the foreground and David Davies in the background, at BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham. The computer system was BASYS, which Cathy apparently excelled at! Thanks to Jonathan Dick for sharing the […]

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January 9, 2018Becky Harris


Becky Harris sadly died in December 2017, aged 83. Becky joined the BBC when she was only 14, and worked for the Corporation for over 40 years. Even after she retired, she went back to work for the BBC part time! She worked in different departments over the years, starting in the post room at […]

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