These photos were taken on location in 1987 on the glamorous drama series Howards’ Way by Albert Sheard. They include iconic locations like Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight, Somerset House and the QE2. It is cameraman John Williams about to get into the helicopter, presumably to record aerial shots. Howards’ Way was produced by a BBC drama series team from London, but was hosted at Pebble Mill, using a Pebble Mill crew.
Soldiers in the blacksmiths, Great Expectations, 1981. The set was created in Studio A of Pebble Mill.
The following comment was added to the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Camilla Fisher: ‘Tony Fisher worked on this production and also took photos. A few years later our daughter told her teacher that her daddy had been at the battle of Waterloo. She was disbelieved. So to prove her point she took the photos into to school.’
Photos by Albert Sheard, no reproduction without permission.
Before and after stills of a snowy street scene in the BBC2, 1988 drama serial, Sophia and Constance. I think this scene was recorded at the Black Country Museum.
Thanks to Albert Sheard from the Scenery Department for sharing the photographs.