Inside Out polaroids – Janice Rider
















































































Photographs by Janice Rider, no reproduction without permission.

‘Inside Out’ was a drama series featuring two women ex-convicts trying to set up an employment agency. It went out in early 1985, and was directed by Pedr James and Tony Smith, produced by Sally Head, and written by Simon Moore.  Janice Rider was the costume designer.

These polaroids were taken as records of the costumes on location, for continuity reasons.





Shakespeare or Bust













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This grab is from the 1973 Play for Today, ‘Shakespeare or Bust’, by Peter Tersen.  David Rose was the producer, Brian Parker the director, Barry Hanson the script editor, assisted by Tara Prem.

The film featured three characters who’d appeared in an earlier Play for Today, ‘The Fishing Party’ again by Peter Terson.  The drama followed the miners, Art, Ern and Abe, on a canal narrowboat trip down to Stratford Upon Avon.  Art was played by Brian Glover, Ern, Ray Mort and Abe by Douglas Livingstone.

Peter Terson wrote the script whilst doing the journey himself in a narrowboat, leaving chunks of the finished script at lock-keepers’ cottage along the route for Tara to pick up.

The following comments were added on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page:

Caroline Hawkins: ‘Yep, I remember it. Mum was the costume designer and after the filming was over we hired the very same boat for a family holiday.’

Dawn Trotman: ‘I think Oliver White cut it and of course Barry Hanson went on to head up the department as well as produce the Long Good Friday.’

Inside Out

Inside Out 1984 1 JR

Inside Out 1984 JR

Inside Out 1984 2 JR






















Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission.

These photos are from the 6 x 50 min, Pebble Mill drama series, ‘Inside Out’, recorded in 1984, transmitted on BBC 2 between 12 Feb – 19 March 1985.

The series was about two women ex-convicts who are trying to set up an employment agency. It was written by Simon Moore, and directed by Tony Smith and Pedr James; Sally Head was the producer.

The drama featured Lou Wakefield, Gwyneth Strong, Michael Thomas, Philip Sayer, and Caroline Guthrie.

Thanks to costume designer, Janice Rider for making these photographs available.

Fair Game Costume Sketches

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These sketches were drawn by costume designer Janice Rider, for the Pebble Mill drama: ‘Fair Game’, transmitted in 1993.  The sketches are for costumes for ‘Marjorie’ played by Prunella Scales, and ‘Ellie’ played by Lena Headey.  The drama was directed by Alan Dosser, with Carol Parks and Alan Dosser the producers and Michael Wearing the executive producer.




Fair Game TX Card























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Thanks to costume designer Janice Rider for making this TX card available.

‘Fair Game’ was a 1994 BBC 1 screenplay written by Stephen Bill, directed and co-produced by Alan Dosser along with Carol Parks.  Michael Wearing was the executive producer. Rob Hinds was the designer, the film editor was John Stothart, and Steve Saunderson the camera man.

Here is the synopsis from the BFI database:

‘It is 1970, there is World Cup and General Election fever. Marco, a wealthy Italian has come to England to discover his true identity. Carl, a student is torn between canvassing for the Labour party, watching the World Cup or going on a walking holiday with his girlfriend Ellie. Their paths cross in Preston library and the three take an epic journey across the Pennines.’

The drama starred: Lena Headey as Ellie, Julian Kerridge as Carl, Massimo Bellinzoni as Marco, Prunella Scales as Marjorie.