Here are a couple of phots of presenter Bob Langley, with the late, great Jack Charlton. The show was Bob Langley’s Walks in the Lakes, from 1983.
Included in this photo of the Pebble Mill at One team are: John Smith, Peter Seabrook, Judy Hill, Clara Hewitt, Chris Wright, Angela Lee, Margaret Walne, Steve N Weddle, Dave Williams, Jane Clement, Clare Stride, Richard Pearson, Fran Groves, Pat Holmes, Trudy Stanton, Tony Wolfe, Pam Creed, Jim Dumighan, Marian Foster, Peter Hercombe, Jane Mclean, Jonathan Fulford, Mary Clyne, Annie Morris, Ellie Lacey, Tony Rayner.
The occasion was Lis Walker’s leaving do.
Thanks to Jane Mclean for sharing the photo.
This photo is of key members of the Pot Black team. Left to right: John Smith, director; Jane Mclean, PA; Steve Davis, snooker player; Jim Dumighan, series producer. Pot Black was the BBC’s snooker tournament which was broadcast from 1969. It was produced at Pebble Mill. Steve Davis won the tournament in 1982. The photo dates from 1991 and was published in Midlands News.
Thanks to Jim Dumighan for sharing the photo.
The following comment was left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page by Jane McLean:
“This is the piece – Midlands News September 1991. Can’t remember when Smithy started up White Rabbit but 1991 will be about right. Two things I remember well – Ronnie O’Sullivan won the first Junior Pot Black I did aged about 15 (him not me) and was incredibly embarrassed when I congratulated him. He was only a sprog and so shy. When I started Pot Black, I hadn’t a clue how snooker worked. Just before we went into the Gallery, Smithy told me it was up to me to keep score – like only Smithy could. The TM – can’t remember which – gave me a lesson and I’ve been hooked ever since.”
The live concert of Billy Joel at Wembley was transmitted on 8th June 1984.
Below is the entry from the Radio Times, courtesy of the BBC Genome project:
“Billy Joel in Concert
BILLY JOEL , American singer/songwriter, in a rare live broadcast from Wembley Arena, presents a catalogue of hits from ‘Piano man’ to ‘An innocent man’.
In this, the only European engagement of his 1984 World Tour, Billy Joel includes previous favourites Just the way you are’, ‘Goodnight baigon and ‘Allentown’ along with his contemporary successes ‘Tell her about it’, ‘Uptown girl’ and ‘An innocent man’.
Sound JIM BOYER , MICK ROBINSON
Lighting STEVE COHEN , DEREK PRICE Executive producer JIM DUMIGHAN Production JOHN G. SMITH
BBC Pebble Mill”
Jane Mclean was the PA.
Thanks to Stuart Allen for sharing this screen grabs from the concert.
The following comments were added on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Andrew Henry Lewellyn Davies: ‘It was also broadcast live at the same time on Radio 1. I still have the recording. Superb broadcast of Joel in his pomp.’
Peter Hercombe: ‘Remember this well. Love Billy Joel. Well done John G and Jane !’
Virtuoso pianist Colin Campbell has passed away aged 77 (Oct 2017). Colin was a keyboard player and played in the Midland Radio Orchestra at Pebble Mill. He often played on Pebble Mill At One, and is shown here on the Tom O’Connor Roadshow, in 1987.
Thanks to Jane Mclean for sharing these photos.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Sarah Ashton: ‘My father, John Kingdon, formed the Midland Radio Orchestra along side Norrie Paramor, their conductor. I remember going to work with dad and listening to the orchestra play on many occasions. I do remember the name Colin Campbell but was too young to put a face to the name.’
Jane Ward: ‘Loads of happy memories of Colin…fantastic musician and all-round lovely guy…. Very sad to hear this news…
And of course he was one half of Pianorama, with the inimitable Harold Rich….’