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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April 29, 2016Colin Pierpoint blog – Part 2, New Control Room (BH London)

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Colin Pierpoint blog - Part 2, New Control Room (BH London)

The New Control Room (BH London) The New Control Room on the first floor of BH Extension had a different technical layout than the previous wartime Control Room. Gone were Incomings and Outgoings; instead they had the Multiple Switching Position MSP. The Multiple or “Mult” was the name for the uniselector switching system. The Simultaneous […]

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April 28, 2016CMCR9’s travels this year

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Below is some information from Jerry Clegg about where you see the outside broadcast scanner, CMCR9, which was Pebble Mill’s original CM1, and became Manchester’s North3. The restoration of the scanner has made further progress since it was last on display, and it now has working cameras and a generator.   “North 3 will be […]

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April 27, 2016Playing for Time

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Playing for Time

                                                                        Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. There is a studio schedule for Playing for Time, […]

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April 26, 2016Alison Steadman – early dramas

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Alison Steadman - early dramas

At the Flatpack Film Festival on Sunday 24 April 2016, at the Midlands Arts Centre, there was a screening of two of Alison Steadman’s early films. The dramas were both in the Second City Firsts slot of 30 minute films, which brought new talent to the small screen.               […]

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April 22, 2016Second City Firsts screenings Sun 24 April 2016

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Second City Firsts screenings Sun 24 April 2016

                  There is a series of screenings at the Midlands Arts Centre on Sunday 24 April 2016, starting at 2pm, as part of the Flatpack Film Festival. Below is the publicity information from organiser, Ian Francis: SECOND CITY FIRSTS During the 1970s, a key strength of the […]

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