The Franchise Affair was a six-part drama series that went out on BBC1 on Sunday afternoon in 1988. It was directed by Leonard Lewis and starred Patrick Malahide. Much of the series was shot in Church Stretton, where all these photographs were taken. Photos by Keith Salmon and James French.
Photo by Kathryn Shuttleworth, no reproduction without permission.
The photo is of the Studio C Sound Gallery. Studio C was the Pebble Mill Foyer, which housed shows like ‘Pebble Mill at One’ and ‘Good Morning with Anne and Nick’.
Stuart Gandy added the following comment on Facebook dating the photo: ‘Can’t say exactly, but I am guessing it is mid 90s when Studio C was revamped. The laminate floor and position of the desk is a clue. The original Calrec desk that had been there since the 80s was facing the other way and the floor was carpeted.’
Peter Poole adds: ‘I used the new desk when Studio B was being refurbished. I think it was about 1995.’
Photo from Peter Poole, copyright resides with the original photographer, no reproduction without permission.
This photo was taken after the 25th Anniversary edition of Midlands Today. Included in the photo are Darren New, Brian Conway, Jane Patterson in red, Peter Poole, Ann Banks, David Davies, Sue beardsmore, Alan Towers, Howard dartnall, Lynda Maher, Nick Johnson (soundman) a very young Chris Nelson, and Jonathan Dick.
Thanks to those who helped with identifying people!