The Play for Today was directed by Jim Hill (in front of Janice Rider & next to Heather Storr ), make-Up Sue Bide & Viv Howells (centre back) John Norton producer (left of Heather) William Hartley Ist AD (right at the back behind Viv) . John Parker (sound – back row extreme right). Andrew Smith, front right, with Dawn Robertson to the extreme right), Amin Hassan (middle right), Billy Bennett (next to Amin), Johnny Potter (sunglasses) next to Steve White.
Here is the entry from the Radio Times, courtesy of the BBC Genome project:
These photos have been shared by cameraman, Alec Robson’s son Michael. They look like they were taken during a television drama training exercise, probably during the 1960s.
Alec is on the left in the first photo.
Derek Price thinks that the second photo includes, left to right – Derek Price, Tony Wigley, possibly Tony Rayner, Alec Robson, and possibly Peter Booth.
Obituary for dresser, Joy Pugh, from the BBC retirees’ newsletter, Prospero, written by costume designer, Joyce Hawkins. Joy Pugh worked as a dresser on drama series like Nanny, with Wendy Craig, and Howards Way.
The following comments were posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Susan Astle: We had many great evenings at The Sparrowhawk working on Juliet Bravo. She was great company and very good at her job. Susie Bankers ex Make up
Gareth Williams: Joy was always upbeat, always working. I remember her blushing once in the canteen queue as she couldn’t resist tucking my shirt collar label in!
Karen Bevins: What a lovely lady to work with in costume. A friend and colleague who helped me a lot when I first started in the department.
The Flying Swan was transmitted on 15th May 1965. It was produced at the Gosta Green Studios in Birmingham. Thanks to costume designer, Joyce Hawkins, for sharing the photos.
Here is the cast and list:
Theme music: Ron Grainer
Story editor: John Barber
Designer: Neil Parkinson
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Robert Sterling: Robin Hawdon
Carol: Julia Lockwood
Prue: Wendy Hall
Mollie: Margaret Lockwood
Waring: Richard Coe
Alexander Curtis: William Mervyn
George: John Boyd-Brent
Jean Denning: Kay Patrick
Waitress: Paula Edwards
Head waiter: John Dawson
Maisie: Nerys Hughes
Dwight Cooper: Hugh McDermott
Mr. Bower: John Bailey
Roy Curtis: John Brooking
Mary Curtis: Sally Lahee
David Curtis: Simon Ward
Fred Potter: Tom Watson
Surveyor: Richard Jacques
Mr. Addison: John Flint