Artemis 81





































Photos from Bob Jacobs (production manager) and Jenny Brewer (production assistant), no reproduction without permission.

Written by David Rudkin, produced at Pebble Mill by David Rose and directed by Alastair Reid, Artemis 81 was an epic drama lasting over 3 hours.  It was broadcast on 29th Dec 1981 and follows a paranormal writer, Gideon Harlax (Hywel Bennett) who becomes involved in a cosmic battle for the future of mankind between an angel of light and an angel of death.

It was a star studded cast with Hywel Bennett, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sting, Dinah Stabb, Dan O’Herlihy and Anthony Steel.

The drama was originally conceived as a Danish co-production, which is why there was location filming in Denmark, as well as on a North Sea ferry and in Oxford.

Artemis 81 is available on DVD.

Cast and Crew of Artemis 81



‘White Lady’ – 1987

Photograph copyright of Willoughby Gullachsen, no reproduction without permission.

The photograph features, left to right, William Hartley 1st A.D., David Rudkin, writer and director, and Al Barnett, costume.

‘White Lady’ was written and directed by David Rudkin, it told the story of a divorcee: Gil, who struggles to bring up his two daughters on his own. However hard he tries he cannot escape the all encompassing power of the White Lady, a symbol of the chemicals used in British food production.

The film was produced at Pebble Mill by Carol Parks and featured: Cornelius Garrett, Sophie Thompson, Jessica Martin and Meg Wynn Owen.