Great Expectations – Soldiers in the Blacksmiths

Photo by Albert Sheard, no reproduction without permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soldiers in the blacksmiths, Great Expectations, 1981. The set was created in Studio A of Pebble Mill.

The following comment was added to the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Camilla Fisher: ‘Tony Fisher worked on this production and also took photos. A few years later our daughter told her teacher that her daddy had been at the battle of Waterloo. She was disbelieved. So to prove her point she took the photos into to school.’

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’

Great Expectations – Pip

Photos by Albert Sheard, no reproduction without permission

Photos from the 1981 serial of Great Expectations. The drama was recorded in Studio A. Pip, was played by Gerry Sundquist.

The producer was Barry Letts and the director, Julian Amyes.

Great Expectations Blacksmith’s Set

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These photos are of the blacksmith’s set in the 1981 adaptation of Dickens’ Great Expectations, in Studio A.

They were originally posted on the Pebble Mill Engineers’ Facebook group.

Stan Morgan on Great Expectations

Stan Morgan book keeping all the moves

Stan Morgan

Stan and John larking around on Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Albert Sheard, no reproduction without permission. The photos show Stan Morgan on the props team at work on Great Expectations.

Thanks to Albert Sheard for sharing the photos.

Albert has added the following information: ‘Stan’s job was to mark the floor with tape each time furniture moved for camera shots and the other chap was John Mills, sadly both guys no longer with us, seems like yesterday when I took that picture, they were good times.’