Run for the Lifeboat – photos by Willoughby Gullachsen


















































Photos by Willoughby Gullachsen, no reproduction without permission.

‘Run for the Lifeboat’ was a Screen Two drama produced at Pebble Mill and transmitted in 1988.  Douglas Livingstone wrote and directed the film and Carol Parks was the producer.

The drama tells the story of Maggie, who moves from London to a small Welsh fishing village, with her son Terry.  She meets and starts a relationship with Gareth Jones, a member of the local lifeboat crew, and they eventually marry.

Stacey Tendeter played the part of Maggie, David Burke played Gareth Jones, and I think Douglas Livingstone’s own son, Ross, played the part of Terry.  The drama also featured Constance Chapman, John Pickard, Melanie Walters, Jeff Rawle, Tenniel Evans, and David Dietf.

John Kenway was the DOP, with Dave Evans assisting.  Roger Slater was the sound mixer, with Tony Wass boom operator and Jimmy Monks, grips.



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  • The DOP was in fact John Kenway. David Evans was the assistant. Jimmy Monks was grip. Tony Wass was my Boom Operator

  • Hi Roger

    Thanks for that information, I’ve updated the post accordingly. Have I identified people wrongly in the last photo then – or is that photo not in fact from ‘Run for the Lifeboat’? Please let me know what you think.


  • Hi Vanessa. Definitely Keith and Mike, but not I fear, from ‘Lifeboat’



  • Thanks Roger, I’ll remove it from that set of photos then. Best wishes. Vanessa

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