The Afternoon Play – Turkish Delight

 

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This screen grab is from a drama series with the working title of Popcorn. The series was renamed as The Afternoon Play, and this episode was entitled, Turkish Delight.

Thanks to VT Editor, Ian Collins, for making them available.

Thanks to Neil Roberts and Dawn Trotman for adding information about this production.

Here is the entry from the Radio Times, courtesy of the BBC Genome project:

‘Turkish Delight. Carol turns her mundane life around when she learns belly dancing.
Written by Rowan Joffe ; Producer Carson Black ; Director Adrian Bean

Contributors:

Written By: Rowan Joffe
Producer: Carson Black
Director: Adrian Bean
Carol Haye: Denise Welch
Trevor Haye: Tim Dantay
Brenda: Glynis Barber
Inez: Rae Baker
Suzie: Charlie Hayes
Malcolm: Neil Newbon
Ahmed: Anatol Yusef
Sirous: Michael Tezcan’

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/f9e752fdec7e4ad3b3d06e15d8c99f96

Panic Mechanics

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These screen grabs are from the 2002 series, Panic Mechanics, shown on BBC2. It was presented by Trevor Nelson, directed by Ewan Keil, and produced by Andy Francis.

Here is the entry from the Radio Times, courtesy of the BBC Genome project:

“Continuing the new series in which two teams compete to transform a normal car into an extraordinary machine.
Oragster. The mechanical savvy of tonight’s competitors is stretched to the limit as they try to make fiery drag racers out of their Reliant Rialtos. After a racing showdown, the losers’ vehicle is crushed, while the prize awaiting the winners is the drive of a lifetime. “

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/431833e28fe645b4b5e32680b05c998e

Thanks to Ian Collins for making the grabs available.

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

Sonia Beldom: ‘I certainly remember it. I developed it – my first TV commission’

Gyn Freeman: ‘Just seen this, behind Trevor Nelson in the blue with the white hair is my brother in law David Cooper and his son next to him Oliver Cooper – they loved doing the programme. It was popular too.’

Andy Walters: ‘The red and blue garages were at the back of Pebble Mill where the OB stores were. There was another series filmed in that area, Grease Monkeys.’
Amanda Barker: ‘What great memories! I remember filming at Saunton Sands and Silverstone’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merseybeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merseybeat was a police drama series which dates from the early 2000s. There were at least four series.

Thanks to VT editor Ian Collins for sharing these screen grabs.

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

Steve Saunderson: ‘I was DOP on a few episodes up in Runcorn.’

Fiona Stennett: ‘It was filmed in Runcorn and edited on site by Adam Trotman and John Rosser.
I tracklaid this with Kate Davis. Dave mason and Andy Freeth I think were the mixers.’

Janet Collins: ‘Ian Collins and Mike Bloore were also on site editors The exec producer was Mal Younge. Two of it’s stars were Haydn Gwynne & Leslie Ash.’

Ian Barber: ‘I did the first episodes with Michelle Fairly, later Hayden Gwynne, producer Ken Horn, originally titled Silver Command. Shot in and around Runcorn.’

Barrie White-Miller: ‘I was a regular PC ‘Extra’ way back then, had a chat with Chris Walker about Merseybeat a few months ago. The Police Station set was in Runcorn. Great memories, thank you for posting the photos.’

Anne Sweeting: ‘Celex provided alot of the extras it was filmed in Runcorn’

Daniel Klarfeld: ‘I was a runner on it for a bit’

Dave Rhodes: ‘Leslie Ash joined in series 3 – me and Russell Parker assistants.’

Paul Shuttleworth: ‘It was shot on location in Liverpool logged as a Pebble Mill production.’

Debbie Mitchell: ‘also shot in Widnes and Runcorn. The ‘police station’ was filmed in the old Golden Wonder crisp factory.’

Paul Shuttleworth: ‘I was an extra in a few eps at the crisp factory.’

Mega Mela

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This screen grab of Mahima Chaudhry is from Mega Mela, a music and entertainment programme from the Asian Programme Unit. It probably dates from circa 2000.

Thanks to VT Editor, Ian Collins for making the still available.

The following comment was left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Matthew Sly: ‘When I was at the beeb, this was being prepped. If I remember, it was a pretty big event. There were several departments working on it.’

Ruth Barretto has shared the following photographs of her looking after Mahima Chaudhry.

Ruth Barretto and Mahima Choudhry

Islamophobia

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These screen grabs are from the documentary Islamophobia, it went out on BBC 2, 18th August 2001 at 19.25. Here is the entry from the Radio Times, courtesy of the BBC Genome project:

“Concluding the week-long season of programmes reflecting contemporary life for Muslims in the UK.
Jeremy Bowen investigates, by means of personal testimony, secret filming and a nationwide survey, the extent to which racism affects the lives of Muslims in Britain. Specific examples which may point to a deep-seated historical prejudice in the west towards Islam include an arson attack on an east London Islamic centre, a British National Party statement referring to a “Muslim problem” rather than an Asian one, and the detention and humiliation of an innocent Muslim man in the USA in the wake of the Oklahoma bombing. Producer John Das : Editor Ruth Pitt.”

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/3bf7ebe93e8e47dd8eb3c9efe8f029bc

Thanks to Ian Collins for sharing these stills.

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

Fiona Stennett: ‘I was the dubbing assistant on this, with Ben Peissel mixing. I remember it being a very tense day!’

Adam Trotman: ‘I cut it… if I rememeber it was Tx’d just weeks before 9/11

What the documentary showed at that time was Britain wasn’t actually Islamaphobic…just ignorant about the religon really… Then Two Buildings fall in USA ….

John and I and the amazing researcher of the show often talked of doing a sequel to it alas never came to pass.’