Anna of the Five Towns was transmitted from 9 Jan 1985 on BBC 2.
‘Great Expectations’ 1981, made at Pebble Mill. It would have been recorded in Studio A, for the interiors and on 16mm film on location, for exteriors. Actor Philip Joseph playing Joe Gargery the blacksmith. The editor was Oliver White, assisted by Ian Bellion.
Here is the link to more information on the BBC Genome project: https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?q=Great+Expectations++Phillip+Joseph#top
Below is the listing for episode 1 from the Radio Times
‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens, dramatised in 12 parts by James Andrew Hall
Starring Gerry Sundquist as Pip, Stratford Johns as Magwitch, Joan Hickson as Miss Havisham, Phillip Joseph as Joe Gargery, John Stratton as Uncle Pumblechook
A lonely little figure hurrying home across the marshes… The sudden terrifying appearance of a brutal escaped convict – and Pip is launched on an adventurous journey that changes him from blacksmith’s apprentice to snobbish young gentleman.
A camera break in Studio A, during the recording of the 1981 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. It was a twelve part series, hosted at Pebble Mill. It was transmitted on Sundays, early evening.
The producer was Barry Letts, the director Julian Amyes, production designer was Michael Edwards, the script editor Terrance Dicks, and the make-up designer Gwen Arthy.
Thanks to Albert Sheard for sharing the photograph.
Thanks to costume supervisor Joyce Hawkins for sharing the photo. The photo is from a six part series about Alexander Graham Bell, recorded at the Gosta Green studio in 1965, and transmitted weekly on BBC 1 from 28th February 1965, at 17.35. Here is the entry from the Radio Times, c/o the BBC Genome project:
A serial in six parts by LYON TODD adapted by ALISTAIR BELL
PART 2: A Note In Music
Costumes supervised by Joyce Hawkins
Make-up supervised by Gwen Arthy Designer, Michael Edwards
Script editor, Betty Willingale Producer. CAMPBELL LOGAN Directed by JULIA SMITH
From the Midlands
Adapted By: Alistair Bell
Unknown: Joyce Hawkins
Unknown: Gwen Arthy
Designer: Michael Edwards
Editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Directed By: Julia Smith
Alexander Graham Bell: Alec McCowen
Jeannie MacEwan: Jean Anderson
Dr Ferguson: Larry Cross
Professor Bell: John Phillips
Mrs Bell: Barbara Cavan
Matthews: Jameson Clark
Ballachey: Hal Galili
MacDonald: Bruce Boa
George Brown: Robert James
Sarah Fuller: Susan Crawford
Mr Sanders: Peter Carlisle
George Sanders: Michael Crockett
Mr Richards: George Woolley
Mrs Connor: Elizabeth Begley
Mr Hubbard: John Wooonutt
Mabel Hubbard: Francesca Annis
This publicity photograph, of Kate Nelligan and Bill Nighy is from the Play for Today: Dreams of Leaving, transmitted on 17th January 1980.
Below is the entry from the Radio Times, from the BBC Genome project:
‘A film by DAVID HARE
William came to work in Fleet Street in 1971. London meant girls, as many girls as he could find. Then he met Caroline and so it began, that very strange summer … Caroline said the best of her life.
Music NICK BICAT
Film cameraman MICHAEL Williams. Film editor MIKE HALL
Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS. Script editor ROGER GREGORY. Producer DAVID ROSE. Written and directed by DAVID HARE
William: Bill Nighy
Caroline: Kate Nelligan
Andrew: Andrew Seear
Xan: Mel Smith
Stievel: Johnny Shannon
Mrs Alexander: Helen Lindsay
Aaron: Julian Littman
Colin: Charles Dance
Robert: Hilton McRae
Gallery owner: Tony Mathews
Keith: Gary Holton
Keith’s lawyer: Raymond Brody
Drunken journalist: David Ryall
Miss Collins: Annie Hayes
Doctor: George Raistrick
Laura: Maria Harper’