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 17, 2015Pebble Mill 2004

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Pebble Mill 2004

Pebble Mill 2004 from pebblemill on Vimeo. Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. This video was recorded on December 11th, 2004 by John Sarson. By this time production had moved to the new BBC Birmingham headquarters at the Mailbox, and the excess equipment had been auctioned off, prior to the building […]

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April 16, 2015VTB Channel Record 1988

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VTB ‘Channel Record’ 1988 from pebblemill on Vimeo. Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. The video is a bit of moving history, although it was shot mute for a music sequence. It shows VTB in 1988 doing a drama “channel record” from Studio A on a pair of 1” VPR2 machines. […]

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April 14, 2015Derek Smith – Obituary, from John Williams

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                        I have much to thank Derek Smith for. He was the one who gave me my career in the BBC with the chance to join the Film Unit in Carpenter Road. It was him who took me around the world to Singapore and […]

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April 13, 2015Tom Coyne RIP

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                          Former Midlands Today presenter, Tom Coyne (back row, right, in the photo), sadly died over the 2015 Easter weekend, in the Wolverhampton Nursing Home, aged 84. Tom joined the Midlands Today team when the show started in 1964, at its Broad Street […]

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March 26, 2015The Great Escape

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The Great Escape

                      Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. The Great Escape was a BBC1 Daytime show, presented by Nick Knowles. It was transmitted in May and June 1997. The series was an interactive holiday show, which never escaped from its Pebble Mill […]

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