In this video Bob Jacobs talks about working as 1st Assistant Director on the 3 part drama series – ‘Vote for Them’, written by David Edgar. The photos were taken by Bob Jacobs and Bev Dartnall.
The series was set in Egypt as the Second World War was coming to a close. It was a political drama set amongst Allied troops as they consider what sort of world they want after the war and form “parties”, holding debates and elections.
The series went out in June 1989. It was shot on location in Cairo, with a sand quarry in Dorset also doubling as Egypt. The interiors were recorded in Pebble Mill Studio A.
Carol Parks was the producer, James Ormerod the director, with Michael Wearing as Executive Producer.