Basil Brush Front Page

Basil Brush front page



















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This is the rehearsal script front page for The Basil Brush Show from 1975.

The rehearsals took place in a church hall in west London, whilst the recording would have taken place in Studio A at Pebble Mill. Basil Brush was a London production, hosted at Pebble Mill.

Thanks to sound supervisor, Roger Guest, for sharing the front page, and keeping it safe since 1975.

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

David Crozier: ‘I was that designer. Was it really forty years ago? Good grief.’

Peter Trevena: ‘I worked on this,great fun’

Susan Astle: ‘Really enjoyed working on this. Used to have breakfast on the train with design on the way to rehearsals in London. Charlie Bond on Bloody Mary’s and lovely Ian Fisher and Nigel Jones. ‘

Philip Morgan: ‘Through the kindness of Roger Nash I got a radio interview with “Basil”. I also sat in at one of the Saturday afternoon dress rehearsals in Studio A. As part of the banter the sidekick (Mr Derek?) asked Basil if he had any friends. “Of course I’ve got friends” replied Basil “I’ve got friends I haven’t even used yet!” That certainly drew a hearty laugh from the crew…’

Vote for Them in Egypt

Vote for Them 2 WG Vote for Them 1






















Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission.

These publicity photos were almost certainly taken by Willoughby Gullachsen on location in Egpyt. They are from the 1989 three part drama series, Vote for Them, written by David Edgar and Neil Grant. The series was produced by Carol Parks.

Thanks to costume designer, Janice Rider, for sharing the photos.

Below is the synopsis from the Radio Times entry of the series from the BBC Genome project
‘First of three episodes.
Egypt. 1943: Rommel has been kicked out of Africa and the fighting has moved on to Italy. The Allied troops still based in Cairo have time to think about what sort of world they want when the war is over.
Script editor ESTELLE DANIEL Designer NIGEL JONES Executive producer MICHAEL WEARING
Director JAMES ORMEROD BBC Pebble Mill’