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June 23, 2010Pete Simpkin – Memories of the Ghostly Voice

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Pete Simpkin - Memories of the Ghostly Voice

THE GHOSTLY VOICE One of the security men who was on early duty at the back door in the early hours had a frightening habit of scaring me witless every time he was in situ by waiting until I had collected my studio keys from him and walked up the darkened back corridors of the […]

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June 23, 2010Pete Simpkin – Memories of Working at Pebble Mill

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Pete Simpkin - Memories of Working at Pebble Mill

WORKING TOGETHER With the creation of the famous ‘Pebble Mill at One’ show there was an immediate challenge to how to produce a live TV programme in the entrance Foyer and yet keep the building operating. In the end it proved impossible and the actual operating Reception area had to be relocated but for several […]

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June 22, 2010Oliver White (Editor) – His Unreliable Memoirs – ‘A Week on the Island’

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Oliver White (Editor) - His Unreliable Memoirs - 'A Week on the Island'

Week on the Island ‘Week on the Island’ was a bit feeble, but it’s still a shame it never went out.  I seem to remember a large lady, I can only recall as ‘Big Fee’ having a certain je ne sais quoi……. A natural.  It would have given her a few other parts.

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June 22, 2010Oliver White (Editor) – His Unreliable Memoirs – The Garland

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Oliver White (Editor) - His Unreliable Memoirs - The Garland

The Garland I was nervous of working with Horace Ove on ‘The Garland’.  I’d looked at his previous drama and was alarmed.  Like Mozart’s king, who said, ‘Too many notes’, this had ‘Too many shots’!  and he did ‘The Garland’ the same way!  He was a distinctive figure in his leather jacket…..If I’d squeezed in […]

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June 22, 2010Oliver White (Editor) – His Unreliable Memoirs – ‘Gangsters 2’

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Oliver White (Editor) - His Unreliable Memoirs - 'Gangsters 2'

Gangsters Series 2 I did the film inserts into this studio-based production, and, as the material seemed to dictate, I cut it fairly sharply….. Alastair Reid seemed happy with what I showed him, but he was often very tired after a day’s filming, and I recall he was probably asleep when I said, ‘Is that […]

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