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 18, 2017Roadside shoot

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Roadside shoot

Save               Thanks to Kevin Lakin for sharing this photograph. The photo, probably dates from the early 1980s, and shows, left to right, John Couzens on camera, Eric Crouch (electrician), Andy Payne (cameraman, probably an assistant at this time), Tim Green (sound recordist). Please add a comment if you […]

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January 17, 2017Norman Painting’s Piano

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Norman Painting's Piano

                      This photo by Martin Fenton, shows the piano in Pebble Mill’s Radio Studio 3. It was this piano which was played by Norman Painting, who played the role of Phil Archer, in The Archers. Norman Painting died in 2009, aged 85. He played Phil […]

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January 16, 2017Woman damages window

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Woman damages window

                                          Thanks to Sue Sweet for sharing this press cutting. I don’t know the date of this cutting, but it is either from the 1970s or very early 1980s, and is presumably from one of […]

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January 13, 2017Andy Payne filming on the roof

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Andy Payne filming on the roof

Save                         This photo shows cameraman, Andy Payne, filming the arrival of a harrier jump-jet at BBC Pebble Mill, from the roof of the building, for Pebble Mill at One. Andy’s great friend, Andy Stowe, was allowed up onto the roof by Security to […]

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January 12, 2017Going for a Song – titles

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Going for a Song - titles

Save                         Going for a Song was a long running popular quiz show about antiques. The original series went out between 1965-77, and was made in Bristol. John King directed on the original series, and it was him who was responsible for reinventing the […]

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