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Chris Phipps’s autobiography, Namedropper, is available on Amazon priced at £9.99. It includes Chris’s memories of Pebble Mill.
Radio WM covered the visit to the Midlands of Pope John Paul II in 1982. Radio WM engineer, Rod Fawcett, worked on the radio programme from Coventry, and kept the souvenir programme safe since then.
This is the street in Dickens’ Great Expectations from the 1981 series produced at Pebble Mill. The street was constructed in Studio A by designer Michael Edwards, and demonstrates the skill of the production designer.
Thanks to scenic services Albert Sheard for sharing the photograph.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Julian Hitchcock: ‘Fabulous set. I worked on this. Stratford Johns was Magwitch. Nice man.’
David Headon: ‘Studio A was amazing. You could land a Lancaster Bomber in there..’
Ian Collins: ‘I was the VT Editor on that production. Great times.’
Nick Booth: ‘Peter Booth was the lighting designer’