Directing Midlands Today 1990

Photograph from Rosin Elder, no reproduction without permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female production team in the gallery of Midlands Today in 1990 at Pebble Mill. Left to right: Christine Palmer, vision mixer; Rosin Elder, director; Fiona Barton, PA; Maureen Carter Producer.

The following comments were posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Richard Uridge: ‘They all look very worried. I was probably presenting that night!’

Jonathon Dick: ‘The VM is Christine Palmer, who went on in later years to become a senior production executive with the BBC OU Production Unit. The Sound Sup is Peter Poole, who was a regular on MTD.’

David Croxson: ‘What a fantastic front desk. There was a right to do and a hoo-hah recently on a friends Facebook when it was shared as a triumph that the whole of a regional news programmes’ production team turned out to be female. Someone else complained that they wouldn’t have shared a similar photo if it was all men.

Perhaps Midlands Today was years ahead of its time!!’

Stephen Neal: ‘Roisin and I worked together at Look East when we were both Regional Station Assistants (aka the best first job in regional TV)! The chap at the back is the sound sup for the show by the look of it.’

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1 Comment

  • Happy memories of working on Midlands Today. Though we don’t look very happy here! Intense moments putting out live telly but always well made, great crews and people in the newsroom 🙂
    Even the VT editors who called us Dimlands Otyad because they’d rather be rota’d on to The Clothes Show 😉
    All good wishes to you all.

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