‘Master of the Marionettes’ – John Greening



Copyright resides with the original holder, probably Willoughby Gullachsen, no reproduction without permission.

These photos are from the 1989 ‘Play on One’ drama: ‘Master of the Marionettes’, produced by Michael Wearing at Pebble Mill.  It was written by Guy Hibbert, directed by Pedr James, with Hilary Salmon the script editor.

The Radio Times billing read:  “Teddy Rose’s passion is security – selling alarm systems to prosperous yet fearful suburban homes, one of which he and his family inhabit with conspicuous success. Then one Saturday morning a violent street encounter starts a chain of events which calls into question his every assumption and changes his life for good.”

The play starred Kenneth Cranham, as Teddy; Kenneth Colley as Tennyson; Carol Drinkwater as Maggy; John Duttine as Tim; and David Bradley as Harry.

The first photo includes, left to right: Pedr James (director), Terry Ford (props), John Greening (1st AD), Paul Woolston (camera).

The second photo includes, left to right: (partially hidden) Peter Potter (props), (partially hidden) Terry Ford (Props) Gareth Williams (AFM), John Greening (1st AD), Pedr James (director).

Thanks to John Greening for making the photos available.

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2 Comments

  • Hope Pedr hasn’t passed away – I owe him my career and would have loved to pay my respects…

  • I’ve just heard from Bev Dartnall, who has spoken to Pedr recently – so I was obviously misinformed about Pedr – apologies for that.

    Vanessa

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