‘This is History Gran’

This is History Gran TX Card

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This is History Gran was produced by Chris Parr at Pebble Mill, and went out in 1986 on BBC 1.  It was written by Robert Holman, directed by Sarah Pia Anderson; John Kenway was the director of photography.

The drama tells the story of Lord Edward Langbaurgh who makes a shocking discovery while taking a stroll in the grounds of his country home, which affects the Chapman family of a nearby town. Christopher Chapman decides to investigate.http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/407698

The film stars Elizabeth Bradley, David Calder, Matyelok Gibbs, Peter Howell, Paul Jesson, Gina McKee, Mark Rylance and Martin Walker.

Thanks to Maggie Humphries from Film Unit for looking after this photograph and the TX Card.

This is History Gran

‘Fighting Back’

Fighting Back

This photo of the 1986 drama serial ‘Fighting Back’ was given by Maggie Humphries (Film Unit), although I don’t know who the photographer is.  No reproduction without permission.

The serial was written by Gareth Jones, produced by Chris Parr and directed by Paul Seed.  It follows the story of Viv Sharpe who leaves her drunken husband in Liverpool, with her two children, and returns to her native Bristol.  She finds out that her mother has died and no one wants to help her.  Her children end up being taken into Care, and Viv ends up in s squat, before emerging as a street leader.  The drama stars Hazel O’Connor, Derek Thompson, Malcolm Frederick, Cheryl Maiker and Tony Carney.

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Shalom Salaam – Bob Jacobs

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‘Shalom Salaam’ was written and directed by Gareth Jones, and produced at Pebble Mill by Chris Parr.  The 1989 series follows the story of  a Jewish boy  (John Cater) and a Muslim girl (Mamta Kaash) who fall in love whilst at college.  Zia Mohyeddin, Charlotte Cornwell and Buki Armstrong also featured.  Bob Jacobs was the 1st Assistant Director.

Photo by Willoughby Gullachsen

Shalom Salaam – photos from Gus and Bev Dartnall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Willoughby Gullachsen (Gus), with team photo from Bev Dartnall.  No reproduction without permission.

The drama was written and directed by Gareth Jones, and produced at Pebble Mill by Chris Parr.  The 1989 series follows the story of  two culturally different families who become intertwined when a Jewish boy  (John Cater) and a Muslim girl (Mamta Kaash) fall in love whilst at college.  Much of the filming was on location in Leicester.  Zia Mohyeddin, Charlotte Cornwell and Buki Armstrong also featured.

The crew photo features: left-to-right Elson Godbolt (Vision Engineer), Don Cooper (Camera Supervisor), Tim Everett (sound), Colin Fearnley (VT Engineer), Dave Bushell (Lighting Director) and Bob Jacobs (1st AD).

 

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Nice Work – photos by Willougby Gullachsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Willoughby Gullachsen, no reproduction without permission.

Nice Work was produced at Pebble Mill in 1989 by Chris Parr.  David Lodge wrote both the original novel and the screenplay.  The series starred Warren Clarke as Vic Wilcox, the managing director of a ‘Rummidge’ engineering firm, and Haydn Gwynne who played Robyn Penrose a young university academic.  It was filmed on location around Birmingham and the Black Country, including Birmingham University (where David Lodge was a Professor).  Vic and Robyn are thrust together on a business/academic scheme where Robyn was told by her Head of Department to shadow Vic.  After an initial reluctance they come to a mutual respect and friendship, especially when Robyn prevents Vic being tricked by a German engineering company.  Janet Dale played Vic’s wife, Marjorie.

The series was directed by Christopher Menaul, designed by Ian Ashurst, with Paul Woolston as the DoP.  Will Hartley was the 1st AD.

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