Boys from the Blackstuff cast lists eps 1 & 5
























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These pages include the cast and crew for episodes 1 and 5 of the series, Boys from the Blackstuff from 1982. The lists include the stuntmen, and the day by day schedule of the two episodes. Episode 1 includes the death of Snowy, in a fall from a window, which obviously involved a stuntman.

Thanks to Rachel Selby, from Costume, for sharing these pages, and for keeping them safe since the early 1980s.

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

Tony Wass: Myself and Andy Redfern were the Boom Ops on this and I was also the dubbing editor and gram op – we got a BAFTA for the sound too! This was the first time video audio was track laid like film, it took me some weeks……

Jane Partridge: I was working as Props Clerk, then. Can remember the faces of the lads who worked on it but not the names! ? Chris, Alan Fortey (Props Buyer Toni’s son), Dave Ackrill possibly – not sure if Bill did that one, too. Remember them getting ready to go away for the filming.










Vote for Them group shots

Vote for Them 3 WGVote for Them 5 WGVote for Them 1 WG



Vote for Them 6 WG









































Photos by Willoughby Gullachsen (Gus), no reproduction without permission.

These publicity stills are from the BBC2, 1989, three part drama, Vote For Them, by David Edgar and Neil Grant.

Thanks to costume designer, Janice Rider, for sharing the photos.

Here is the Radio Times entry for the second episode, transmitted on 9th June 1989, from the BBC Genome project, which almost certainly contains some of the scenes shown here:

The ‘Music for All’ Forces
Parliament is a great success. A general election is held to decide who should be the Government and who the Opposition. Government
Drama Club
Present Day
Director JAMES ORMEROD BBC Pebble Mill’

If you can add more information about the scenes that these stills are from, please add a comment.

The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Neil Grant (referring to the 3rd photo): ‘David Cardy front row, on the left, and Billy Hartman, the sergeant in the foreground facing away. From an early meeting of the ‘Music for All Parliament’.’
Ian Barber (also referring to the 3rd photo): ‘Looks like Jane Gurnett in the 2nd row’

Studio A – Kathryn Shuttleworth

Studio A Sound Gallery













This was taken shortly after the Widescreen refurb of Studio A. Which didn’t last long before they decided to shut down the studio. Andy Redfern is at the desk.

Studio A Vision Gallery













David Ashton, vision engineer standing up and seated at the back is Keith Knowles who at that time would have been on the lighting console.

Studio A Gallery












Taken shortly after the Widescreen refurb. Obviously the production team hadn’t arrived when I took this photo!

Studio A Floor













This was the set for a corporate event. As well as making programmes we went through a phase of hosting a few of these for big businesses. I guess it was quite prestigious to hold your annual corporate bash in a TV studio and have a professional recording of the event made.

Andy Redfern & Dave Baumber – Peter Poole

Andy Redfern & Dave Baumber












Photo by Peter Poole, no reproduction without permission.

Andy and David were senior audio supervisors. Andy worked in TV and radio, some of his many TV credits can be seen at . David’s main area of work was as a dubbing mixer. In 1982 he won a BAFTA award for his work on Boys From The Blackstuff. Later on he became a film/psc sound recordist. His credits can be seen on .


Peter Poole


(please add a comment if you can identify the programme and the location)

Andy Redfern, Audio Unit – photo by Peter Poole

Andy Redfern

Photo by Peter Poole, no reproduction without permission.

Andy was a senior audio supervisor. He worked on many TV and radio programmes. They include ‘Doctors’, ‘Howard’s Way’ and ‘Juliet Bravo’.

Peter Poole