Photo from Laura McNeill, no reproduction without permission.
The photo shows Laura McNeill (sound), with John Moorcroft (camera). It was taken at an outside broadcast at the Chelsea Flower Show, probably around 1990. Given the champagne, and dinner jacket, it was probably taken on the Monday evening during the Royal Gala.
Working on the ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ was always a great occasion, and great fun. At this time we tended to make a ‘Chelsea Special’ programme, and a ‘Gardeners’ World’ from Chelsea that would go out on the Friday night, in the normal slot.
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’.