Golden Oldie Picture Show – ‘Softly As I Leave You’ – Gail Herbert

Photos by Gail Herbert, no reproduction without permission.

These photos are from a location shoot for the ‘Golden Oldie Picture Show’, an entertainment series, presented  by Radio 1 D.J., Dave Lee Travis, and produced at Pebble Mill by John King’s department.  Music videos were made for classic hits, recorded before the age of music videos.  Guest directors would choose the hit they wanted to shoot the video for, and create the story for it.  Dave Lee Travis linked the different videos together.

This shoot was for the song ‘Softly As I Leave You’ composed by Hal Shaper.

Gail Herbert was the production assistant for the series.

The first photo shows sparks Roy Carn, creating a gobo effect with a tree branch.  The second photo features exec producer John King.

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning – photos from Gail Herbert

Photos from Gail Herbert, no reproduction without permission.

‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’ was a 2 part recreation of Laurie Lee’s journey on foot across Spain in 1934, during the civil war.  It was produced at Pebble Mill by executive producer John King, written and narrated by Laurie Lee.  John Wild played the part of Laurie Lee.

The first episode, ‘From Home to Madrid’ was transmitted on 5/1/1987, with the second part ‘From Madrid to the South’, shown the following night.

The crew included cameraman John Williams, assistant Dave Evans, sound John Parker, lighting Roy Carn.  Gail Herbert was the production assistant.  David Attwood, who was then a production manager in the Drama Department, directed the dramatised sequences.  He later became a freelance drama director.