About

This site is to celebrate and document programme making at BBC Pebble Mill from the building opening in 1971 to being demolished in 2005.

There are video interviews, photographs and text about the programmes and the building.  More material will be added in the future.  Unfortunately it is not possible to post any BBC footage on the site, due to rights issues.

Vanessa Jackson is running this website.  Vanessa started work at Pebble Mill in 1987, working in the Film Unit, Drama Department, and then in Factual programming, eventually becoming a series producer.  She moved to the Mailbox in 2004, and left the BBC in 2008.  Vanessa is now Degree Leader in Television at Birmingham City University.

This site is part of a research project to document programme making in the regions, being undertaken by Vanessa, and has been funded by Screen West Midlands.

If you have photos, memories or other material that might be useful, please contact us.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the site so far!