Great Expectations – the street

Photo by Albert Sheard, no reproduction without permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the street in Dickens’ Great Expectations¬†from the 1981 series produced at Pebble Mill. The street was constructed in Studio A by designer Michael Edwards, and demonstrates the skill of the production designer.

Thanks to scenic services Albert Sheard for sharing the photograph.

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

Julian Hitchcock: ‘Fabulous set. I worked on this. Stratford Johns was Magwitch. Nice man.’

David Headon: ‘Studio A was amazing. You could land a Lancaster Bomber in there..’

Ian Collins:¬†‘I was the VT Editor on that production. Great times.’

Nick Booth: ‘Peter Booth was the lighting designer’

Pebble Mill Club House Band – Front Drum Head

Photo from David Headon, no reproduction without permission

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This is the front drum head from the BBC Pebble Mill Club house band. The kit belongs to house band drummer and Midlands Today camera operator,  Jonathan Sales. The artwork was hand painted by Tony Ore, who worked on Midlands Today. Tony sadly died ten years ago, he was a popular figure in the newsroom and the BBC Club.

Thanks to David Headon for sharing the photograph.

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