Photo copyright Robin Stonestreet, no reproduction without permission.
The photos show the Pebble Mill outside broadcast truck, CM2, on location at Warwick Castle, on 16th December 1989.
The Vision crew, in the top photo are Johnny Moore (left) and Ray Sperry (right).
The man on the roof of the larger truck: North 1 (a Type 5, BBC Manchester OB truck), in the blue anorak is Jeremy Chadwick, and the man in the cap is probably Albert Kinsella.
CM2 was fitted with Philips LDK514 cameras, which apparently weren’t very ergonomic. (Thanks to Toby Horwood for adding this information, and identifying Johnny).
Thanks to Robin Stonestreet for sharing the photos.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Jayne Savage: ‘This might have been Carols from Warwick Castle – or the programme was called something very similar – that was presented by Douglas Fairbanks Jnr and directed by Roy Norton. I was the PA and it greatly troubles me that I can’t remember who the other contributors were – apart from the choir from St Mary’s, Warwick! However, I do remember a very exciting recce when we accessed the castle roof to look for camera positions by climbing out of the manager’s window.’
Nick Patten: ‘I have very happy memories as an OBSM and a director working with these magnificent trucks.’