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November 25, 2019Geoffrey Green

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Geoffrey Green

                    This is a 1974 BBC1 screen-grab of one of the original Midlands Today journalists Geoffrey Green – reporting on how transplant surgeons removed a Birmingham man’s kidney not realising he was still alive. Green, who was from Coventry, did his first BBC broadcast on radio […]

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September 18, 2019Chris Phipps profile by Roger Shannon

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Chris Phipps profile by Roger Shannon

                      (Roger Shannon wrote this profile piece about Chris Phipps several years ago, but the article sums up the man very well) Roger Shannon talks to Chris Phipps about Birmingham’s rich rock heritage. Birmingham’s rich music heritage is at long last receiving serious attention, its profile further […]

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August 27, 2019Chris Phipps

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                  Chris Phipps died suddenly on Friday 23rd August, 2019. Chris was a reporter on BBC Birmingham/ Radio WM and co-presented on Look!Hear! with Toyah Willcox in the 1980s, before becoming a presenter on The Tube. The following comments were posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook page: […]

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April 30, 2019Jonathan Dick

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Jonathan Dick

                        Jonathan Dick, who was an RSA on Midlands Today, died very suddenly overnight on 17/18th April. David Croxson worked with him at BBC World News. He writes that Jonathan was always calm, collected, very witty and thoroughly professional, and that we are all […]

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January 16, 2019Midlands Today – Best Regional Programme, RTS 1989

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Midlands Today - Best Regional Programme, RTS 1989

Thanks to Jonathan Dick for sharing this article from the internal BBC newspaper, Ariel, featuring Midlands Today winning the Royal Television Society award for Best Regional Programme in 1989.

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