Last Pebble Mill at One

Brad, Viv, Maggy, Peta PM last day MW Sue Ashcroft, Viv Ellis, ?, Mary Clyne, Maggy, Brad, Anne Varley MW























Copyright Maggy Whitehouse, no reproduction without permission.

These photos were taken on the last day that ‘Pebble Mill at One’ was transmitted in May 1986.

The top photo features, left to right: Richard Bradley, Viv Ellis, Maggy Whitehouse, Peta Newbold.

The lower photo features, left to right: Sue Ashcroft, Viv Ellis, ?, Mary Clyne, Maggy Whitehouse, Richard Bradley, Anne Varley.

Thanks to Maggy Whitehouse for sharing the photo.

Good Food Show – photo from Gail Herbert

Photo by Gail Herbert, no reproduction without permission.

The ‘Good Food Show’ was a magazine show about food, produced at Pebble Mill by Mary Clyne.  The series went out  in 1995.  Ben Warwick was the series director, Juliet Morris and Will Hanrahan the presenters.

The photo shows a wild boar location shoot.  The director (with the flowing locks) is Derek Hallsworth, the crew is probably Noel Paley on camera and John Parker on sound.  Gail Herbert was the production assistant.

Blizzard’s Toys – 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.

In the 1980s presenter and craftsman Richard Blizzard made several studio based series showing viewers how to make wooden toys.  Some of the series were produced by BBC in London and hosted at Pebble Mill, whilst the 1987 series Blizzard’s Wooden Toys was produced at Pebble Mill by Mary Clyne and directed by Philip Thickett, and the 1989 series Wood Works with Blizzard was exec produced by Stephanie Silk and directed by Bob Davies.

I’m not sure which series is shown in Lynda’s photos – possibly the 1987 Blizzard’s Wooden Toys.

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.

Blizzard’s Toys