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July 1, 2015The Archers – Adam is Gay, recycling bin

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The Archers - Adam is Gay, recycling bin

Radio Studio 3 main exit. Note the paper recycling bin. There was something of a hoo-ha when the “Adam is gay” storyline from The Archers was leaked to the press. Pebble Mill had had one of its community open days the previous weekend. Nobody had thought to remove the big cardboard box full of yet […]

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June 29, 2015A-Z of BBC Birmingham

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A-Z of BBC Birmingham

Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. This A-Z Welcome pack was given to BBC staff transferring from Pebble Mill to the Mailbox in 2004. The pack included some discount vouchers for shops and restaurants in the Mailbox, as well a copy of the BBC Values, and this ‘Welcome’ message from Controller […]

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June 26, 2015Dave Pick wins Radio Club prize

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Dave Pick wins Radio Club prize

  Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. This cutting is from the Pebble Mill News, March 1984. This was the internal staff newspaper. The article tells how Dave Pick, an OB Maintenance Engineer at Pebble Mill, won a short-wave radio competition, by contacting more short-wave radio stations than any other competitor. […]

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June 25, 2015CMCR9 at the Kelsall Steam Fair

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                        The outside broadcast truck, BBC Manchester’s North 3/ Pebble Mill’s original CM1, CMCR9, will be on public display at the Kelsall Steam and Vintage Fair, between Tarvin and Delamere, Cheshire, next weekend 27th and 28th June. Details of the show may be found […]

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June 18, 2015The Archers’ stairs

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The Archers' stairs

Photo by Martin Fenton, no reproduction without permission. This photo was taken in 2003 in Radio Studio 3 at BBC Pebble Mill. It shows three differently textured staircases – carpet, concrete and metal, so that the sound effects on The Archers and other radio dramas were authentic. Martin tells me that it was usually the […]

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