These were the doorbells used on The Archers and other radio dramas which were recorded in Radio Studio 3. Any doorbell would do – as long as it was a Friedland one! I expect that Friedland were very happy to donate a demonstration board to the BBC, although I’m sure that the castors were a BBC addition, to make it easy to move around.
Thanks to Martin Fenton, who took the photo at Pebble Mill in 2003.
The following comment was left on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page:
Andy Walters: ‘I’m sure that’s still in the Archers studio with labels as to which bell is for which house.’