Gardeners’ World – photos by Gail Herbert


Photos by Gail Herbert, no reproduction without permission.

The photos are of ‘Gardeners’ World’ shoots from around 1989.  This was just after the programme moved to single camera production, instead of a two camera outside broadcast.

The first includes (left to right) presenter Nigel Colborn, director Annette Martin, PA Gail Herbert, sound Paul Taylor.

The second photo is taken at Barnsdale, presenter Geoff Hamilton’s garden, and main location of the popular series in the 1980s.  It shows Geoff recording a piece to camera in the snow.

Chelsea Flower Show 1990 – photos by Gail Herbert


Photos by Gail Herbert, no reproduction without permission.

In 1990 BBC Pebble Mill produced a Chelsea Special programme which went out on BBC 2 on the Wednesday night of Chelsea week, as well as a ‘Gardeners’ World’ from Chelsea on the Friday, presented by Geoff Hamilton.

The first photo shows presenter Anne Swithinbank, with cameraman Mike Shelton and director Nick Bamford; the second, director Annette Martin, with researcher Helen Faulkner, and presenter Geoff Hamilton; the third photo is of P.A. Jacqui Pratt, camerman Keith Froggatt and sound Alex Christison; the fourth photo is of presenter and garden designer David Stevens; photo five is of David Stevens with Mike Shelton and director Nick Patten; photo six is of researcher Helen Faulkner and Mike Shelton; photo seven is of David Stevens with Nick Patten.

Nick Patten was also shooting a gardening series called ‘Gardens by Design’ in 1990, presented by garden designer, David Stevens, and recorded some of the show at the Chelsea Flower Show.  These photos are a combination of the Chelsea coverage, and ‘Gardens by Design’.

Beautywise – photos from Gail Herbert

Photos from Gail Herbert, no reproduction without permission.

‘Beautywise’ was the BBC’s first television series devoted to beauty.  It had a magazine format and was produced at Pebble Mill for BBC 1 Daytime, under Daytime Editor, Stephanie Silk.  The series was presented by beauty journalist, Liz Earle, with reporter Karen Krizanovich.  Celia Marks was S.P, Pam Relton the researcher, with Annette Martin producer/director, and Julia Gray directing.  The production team also included Claire Campbell, production assistant, Gail Herbert and production secretary, Kulvinder Chudge.  The series included studio items and recorded inserts.  The location shoots involved some foreign filming in L.A, as shown in the photos.

Beautywise team

‘Urban Jungle’ – photos by Willoughby Gullachsen

Photographs by Willoughby Gullachsen, no reproduction without permission.

The photos are of  ‘Urban Jungle’ a Robin Midgley, Pebble Mill, studio drama, from around 1985. The main photo is of a technical run at Moseley Hall.

The large photo shows Robin Midgley himself on the left hand side, Sally Daniels (PA), Annette Martin (light coloured top), Phil Wilson (camera), Charlie Bond (production designer), Ian Tootle (AFM), Andrew Smith (1st AD) (beard, nr door on right hand side).

The drama starred Roy Kinnear, Annie Raitt, and Tim Roth.  Unfortunately it didn’t ever make transmission.

Thanks to Gareth Williams for identifying the drama, he was a newly arrived floor assistant on the show.