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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July 28, 2016William Smethurst

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William Smethurst

                        WILLIAM SMETHURST : TRIBUTE AND FUNERAL DETAILS You may have heard on the news that William Smethurst, one time Editor of The Archers, passed away, on 22nd July. William was at the helm when I was first trusted to mix the drama.  I […]

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July 27, 2016Andy Payne’s funeral

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Andy Payne's funeral

                    Andy Payne’s daughter, Jenni, has been in touch with the Father Brown production office to give them the funeral details. They are going to have the celebration that ‘Andy would have wanted us to have’ on Friday, 5th August at 1pm, King’s Norton Church, B38 […]

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July 26, 2016BBC Midlands Ident

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BBC Midlands Ident

                      Copyright resides with the original holder,  no reproduction without permission. This screen grab of the BBC Midlands ident for BBC1 and 2, dates from 1968. The ident would have been used on regional opt programmes. Save Save Save Save Save

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July 25, 2016Andy Payne

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Andy Payne

                  Andy Payne, shown on the left here, sadly died on Friday 22nd July 2016, of acute myeloid leukemia. Andy was a brilliant cameraman, of both studio and single cameras. He could shoot drama, factual or live multi-camera. I remember that camera operator, and director, Karen Lamb, […]

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July 20, 2016A Touch of Love

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A Touch of Love

                      Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission This titles grab from A Touch of Love dates from 1993. A Touch of Love was a strand within Good Morning with Anne and Nick, the BBC1 Daytime magazine show. It went out at […]

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