Brian Glover on Shakespeare or Bust

Photo by Graham Pettifer, no reproduction without permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gwen Arthy, make-up artist preparing actor, Brian Glover, on location for Shakespeare or Bust, at Gas St Basin, Birmingham. The play was written by Peter Terson, with Tara Prem the script editor. Tara went on to marry Brian Glover. It was produced at Pebble Mill and transmitted in January 1973.

Thanks to Graham Pettifer for sharing the photo.

The following comment was left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Susan Astle: ‘I was Make up assistant on this, probably my first filming! Great cast.’

Kathryn Ayerst

Kathryn Steventon ( nee AYERST ), former Costume Designer, died peacefully at home, August 22 2018, after a long illness. She was a wonderful friend and much loved ex- colleague to many at Pebble Mill. She started her career at Television Centre and moved to BBC Pebble Mill in the late 1970s. Kathryn was the costume designer on dramas including Dead Head and Rachel and the Roarettes.

Thanks to Janice Rider for sharing this sad news.

Black Sabbath at the Whitley Bay Festival

Tony Iommi and Chris Phipps

Dick Carruthers, Tony Iommi and Chris Phipps

“Tony Iommi reminisced about his life with Black Sabbath in an interview with Chris Phipps at a capacity audience event at the Whitley bay Film Festival.

Chris presented Black Sabbath on BBC Pebble Mill based arts show Look! Hear! 40 years ago this year.

Tony Iommi received a standing ovation.

They were also joined by director Dick Carruthers who directed  Black Sabbath, the end of the end feature movie.

The  Festival is also screening  “Squire!”  the 2nd City First play  shot at Pebble Mill in 1974 starring Lindisfarne’s Alan Hull and directed by Barry Hanson.

Photos by Miriam Phipps Bertram, no reproduction without permission.”

 

Chris Phipps

Maxine Henry

Maxine Henry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxine Henry, Costume Designer, passed away on 8th August 2018. Although much of her work was at ATV and Central, she did work for many years at Pebble Mill on various shows and is much missed by us all in “Doctors” costume.

(Thanks to Anne-Marie Palmer for sharing the photo and this sad news.)

Vanity Fair, photos by Chris Glover

Paul Woolston and VPR20 videotape machine mounted on carriage

Low loader

Paul Woolston on 2CV camera car + director Mike Morris

Cherry picker. For lighting purposes I think, rather than a camera platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Chris Glover from the 1987 drama series, Vanity Fair.

The following comments were posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Malcolm Hickman: ‘Paul Woolston was a real gentleman. A sad loss..’

Jane Green: ‘Yes – lovely to see Paul Woolston in this pic. I was a runner on this. Up at 3am to bus in about a hundred extras to get into costume and make up – period dress – so took hours and hours, to shoot a ball scene at the Rothschilds’ fabulous Waddesdon Manor in Bucks. Seriously hard work! Lots of tired, hot, fed up actors to placate.’