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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August 15, 2017Lining up cameras

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Lining up cameras

This video demonstrates how the line-up for studio and outside broadcast cameras worked. It was produced as part of Royal Holloway, University of London’s, ADAPT project, using the restored outside broadcast truck CMCR9, Pebble Mill’s original CM1. The ADAPT project recreates how now defunct television production processes worked, and is run by Professor John Ellis. […]

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August 14, 2017Top of the Form – from Gosta Green

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Top of the Form - from Gosta Green

Here are a couple of script pages from an outside broadcast of the quiz show Top of the Form, mixed at Gosta Green in 1964. The show started as a radio quiz in 1948, and finished in 1986, with the television version running between 1962-1976. Thanks to Malcolm Hickman for finding and sharing the scripts. […]

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August 6, 2017All Creatures Great and Small – last ever episode board

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All Creatures Great and Small - last ever episode board

                            This clapper board was for the last ever episode of All Creatures Great and Small, the Christmas Special, which Steve Saunderson lit and shot on S16mm film on the Panavision panaflex camera. Save Save Save

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August 3, 2017Robert Hardy dies aged 91

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Robert Hardy dies aged 91

                        Actor, Robert Hardy, who played Siegfried (centre in the photo above) in All Creatures Great and Small’ died 3rd August 2017, he was 91. Hardy was born in Cheltenham in October 1925. He gained a BA from Oxford in English Literature, after being […]

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August 2, 2017A day in the life of Pebble Mill at One

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A day in the life of Pebble Mill at One

                                                                                        Pebble Mill at One producer, Steve Weddle, gives the inside story […]

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