Memories

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 – TV Studio Skills

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Oliver White (Editor) - His Unreliable Memoirs - TV Studio Skills

Studio Skills There were wonderful ‘studio skills’.  I remember being at Gosta Green in 1962 and seeing a chap turn a polystyrene column into a satisfactory tree in under 30 seconds, with a soldering iron, and an aerosol.  And how disappointed the public were by the Henry VII costume exhibition.  There was a wide strip […]

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