Steve Weddle remembered by Steph Silk

Marian Foster with Steve Weddle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today [8th April 2020] is Steve Weddle’s funeral and from a distance I mourn the shocking devastating loss of a lifetime friend. In 1976 we were both new researchers, desk to desk in the hairy scary Dobson days of [email protected] All the producers and directors were male and all the researchers except Steve were female – that’s what it was like in those days. Never macho, Steve quickly became one of the girls to the extent that his name was on the office PMT wall-chart.

First and foremost, Steve was fun. He was of course talented and creative, wacky and wonderful and super sociable but he also had great empathy and kindness and was friends with one and all. He gave my daughter her TV break and passed on his Spurs programmes to my grandson.

Recently we had two lovely holidays at the Exotic Marigold Hotel in Menorca. Steve, a great holiday companion, suggested that we should travel as Hinge and Bracket.

Post Beeb we met up every month with our fellow Sagalouts to wine and dine down Memory Lane. In January we celebrated his 70th birthday. In February Steve talked about his latest book, not an autobiography exactly but drawing on his life in television.
That would have been a good read.

Stephanie Silk

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1 Comment

  • I was shocked to read this post about the death of Steve Weddle. I think Steph has captured the personal and professional essence of the man. I worked with Steve between 1986 and 1992 when Pebble Mill (the building) was still buzzing with creativity and Steve was one of its leading lights. Pity the Lockdown has denied him the send off he so richly deserved.

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