Nanny – Goats and Tigers

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This is the cast and crew list, and scene breakdown for one of the episodes (Goats and Tigers) of the drama series, Nanny, starring Wendy Craig. The episode was transmitted in February 1981 on BBC1. It was a London production, hosted at Pebble Mill, and recorded in Studio A.

The pages  have been shared by costume assistant, Rachel Selby. It is interesting to see her hand written notes on the sheets, and the crossing through, when the scene had been completed.

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

Lesley Weaver: ‘Wonderful time for me as a Make up lady and I was lucky enough to work on all three series.’

Susan Astle: ‘Wendy was such a great person, all us make up ladies loved working with her.’

Chris Rogers: ‘I loved this series it has never been repeated on other channels? Wendy Craig is fabulous.’

Raymond Lee: ‘Never worked directly on the series but remember vividly showing Wendy Craig how to use the canteen coffee/tea machine!!’

Keith Brook: ‘Oh, that brings back memories. What a wonderful series to work on.’

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All Memories Great and Small – part 6, Janice Rider

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Here is the next excerpt from “All Memories Great & Small” by Oliver Crocker:

Memories from Janice Rider (Costume Assistant on 1978 series, and Costume Designer on 4 episodes in the 1989 series):

‘I first worked for the BBC in 1976 and sometime after making a couple of period costumes for Joyce Hawkins, I was offered a seven week contract as a Dresser on the first series of Poldark. My enthusiasm was soon dashed however, when after I had revealed to the designer during the second studio recording that I had never worked on location before, I found myself unceremoniously ditched from the show… it never pays to be too honest! However, because the BBC had to honour the contract, I was transferred onto The Sheik of Pickersgill as Costume Assistant which was, ironically, a mini promotion! From then on I continued as a Costume Assistant and in 1978 began working on All Creatures Great and Small with Anne Barfield.’

60 cast and crew have shared their memories for this new book, which is available to preorder now from Miwk – http://bit.ly/2d7p5ts

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All Memories Great and Small – part 4 Joyce Hawkins

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Excerpt from “All Memories Great & Small” by Oliver Crocker

Memories from Joyce Hawkins (Senior Costume Supervisor)

‘I remember Head of Planning, Eric Holmes, asking me if my department would be able to cope with a long-running series based on the James Herriot books. Thirteen years before Pebble Mill, I was the Midland region’s only costume designer. I was based at the Gosta Green Studio, from where I designed 64 plays, 4 serials, 8 series and 5 twice-weekly “Soaps” all in and around Birmingham. All rehearsal rooms and costume suppliers are based in London, so I was well aware of the complexities posed by rehearsing in London, recording in Birmingham and filming in Yorkshire, but now I had a Staff of very talented people, so of course I told Eric “Yes”.

60 cast and crew have shared their memories for this new book, which is available to preorder now from Miwk – http://bit.ly/2d7p5ts

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Joyce Hawkins speaking at mac screening 2016

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The Playmates 1962

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Thanks to costume designer, Joyce Hawkins, for sharing this photograph of the 1962 drama: The Playmates, which was produced at Gosta Green. The play was transmitted on 16th July, at 21.25. It was written by Johnny Speight and produced by Gilchrist Calder, with Charles Carroll as production designer.

The Radio Times entry only lists two characters: ‘The Man’ played by Michael Caine and ‘The Woman’ played by Sheila Burrell.

Please add a comment if you have any information to add about this production.

 

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This Year, Next Year

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This publicity photograph is from a BBC Midlands drama produced in 1962 at Gosta Green in Birmingham.  It was transmitted on the BBC on 29th June 1962 at 21.25.

Thanks to costume designer, Joyce Hawkins for sharing the photograph.

The drama was networked, and below is the Radio Times entry, courtesy of the BBC Genome project:

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/38fa043c5d0e47ce9a1319f1f15a0258

Synopsis
by JACK RONDER starring
ELIZABETH SELLARS and BRENDA BRUCE
Produced by Peter Dews Cast in order of appearance:
Designer, Donald Homfray
From the Midlands
Margaret and Louie, two sisters, are on the shelf, but then one of them has a chance to escape.

Contributors
Writer: Jack Ronder
Margaret: Elizabeth Sellars
Louie: Brenda Bruce
Produced By: Peter Dews
Designer: Donald Homfray
Charlie: Frank Jarvis
Joe Charlie’s father: Noel Johnson
Bert: James Grout
Joyce: Jane Merrow

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