John Abbott on Shalom Salaam – photo by Dave Bushell

John Abbott

Photo by Dave Bushell, no reproduction without permission.

The photo is of John Abbott, Engineering Manager, during a shoot for ‘Shalom Salaam’ in Leicester in 1988. He was celebrating a significant birthday with location catering!

Dave Bushell

Basil Brush – Lynda Kettle’s photos

Photos by Lynda Kettle, no reproduction without permission.  Lynda Kettle was a Production Designer at BBC Pebble Mill, working on factual, entertainment and drama shows in studio and on location.  The photos were taken as records of the Sets.

Basil Brush was a weekly children’s entertainment show.  The star of the show was a fox puppet (Basil Brush) and each week he would be joined by special guests.  There were various sketches, and music included in the show.  The 1980 series of Basil Brush was recorded at Pebble Mill in Studio A.  Paul Ciani was the producer, Lynda Kettle the designer, John Abbott the lighting director and David Weir was in charge of sound.  Billy Boyle was the presenter.

Production Designer, Lynda Kettle also worked as a theatre designer and an artist, and now runs courses from her art studio  She is a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham Water Colour Society. Midland Pastel Society and Birmingham Art Circle . She exhibits her paintings several times a year at selected galleries.

Lynda Kettle

Shalom Salaam – Dave Bushell’s photos

Photos by Dave Bushell, no reproduction without permission.

These photos of  ‘Shalom Salaam’ were taken by Dave on location in Leicester and in Pebble Mill Studio A.

1 – Tea break on Leicester Station. John Abbott (Engineering Manager) in discussion with Gareth Jones (Director). Crew and cast frolic gently in background.

2 –  Zia Moyeddin (Sadiq Sattar). Studio A

3 – Mamta Kash (Mumtaz Sattar) and Toby Rolt (Adam Morris) discuss a tracking shot with director Gareth Jones. Shot on a freezing cold day in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

4 – Mamta Kaash (Mumtaz Sattar). Studio A

5 – Clare Holman (Jackie) trying to keep warm on Leicester Station.

‘Shalom Salaam’ was written and directed by Gareth Jones, and produced at Pebble Mill by Chris Parr.  The 1989 series follows the story of  a Jewish boy  (John Cater) and a Muslim girl (Mamta Kaash) who fall in love whilst at college.

Location tea-break