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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February 24, 2017David Rose obituary by Simon Farquhar

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David Rose obituary by Simon Farquhar

                      (Below is Simon Farquhar’s obituary of David Rose, which is published in The Times today, 24th Feb 2017. Thanks to Simon for sharing the full copy of his article.) When David Rose was appointed the BBC’s Head of English Regions Drama in 1971, with […]

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February 23, 2017Miriam O’Reilly on Pres desk

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Miriam O'Reilly on Pres desk

                        The photo is of Miriam O’Reilly operating the Midlands Today pres desk at Pebble Mill in 1990. This was a year before the big stereoification refurbishment of all the regional pres desks in 1991, which in turn led to the building of the […]

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February 21, 2017Studio 3 door

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Studio 3 door

This photo shows the ‘door’ from Radio Studio 3 at Pebble Mill. The door would have been used to create effects on Radio 4’s The Archers, as well as other radio dramas. The mini door is on castors so that it could be wheeled around to wherever in the studio it was needed, and is […]

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February 20, 2017Walking On My Hands – Fighting Back, excerpt

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Walking On My Hands - Fighting Back, excerpt

                        (excerpt) from Walking On My Hands – Beth Porter Chapter 12, My Life in Comedy: Comedy in My Life Fighting Back “It wasn’t long after that that I was given the chance to train as a BBC TV Drama script editor, with a […]

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February 17, 2017Eagle Tower at Silverstone

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Eagle Tower at Silverstone

Save                                       This photo shows a couple of heavily rigged Eagle Towers at the Silverstone Grand Prix. The towers were self-erecting and had to carry the transmitter so that the signal from the outside broadcast truck could […]

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