Here is a selection of photos from the Midlands Today reunion – entitled Midlands Yesterday, held on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at the Midlands Arts Centre. Thanks to Maureen Carter for sharing the photos.
Copyright, Sue Robinson, no reproduction without permission.
Merrick carries out the director’s briefing for the evening show for ‘Children in Need’ in the Studio C, foyer.
Left to right: Louise Willcox ? seated, James French, Dave Farline, Wilf Welch, Dave Brazier, Sue Beardsmore presenter, Merrick Simmonds dir, Roz Gower prod, Simon Bates presenter, Toyah Willcox presenter.
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The photo is of a BBC Directors’ Course held at Pebble Mill in 1987. Included in the photo are Maggy Whitehouse (front left), Yasmin Archer (seated next to Maggy), Ron Bains, from BBC Glasgow’s comedy unit (seated next to Yasmin), Bish Mehay (2nd from left top row), Roz Gower (centre, check dress), Sue Ashcroft (blue blouse next to Roz), peeping out next to Sue is Andy Mosedale, producer Patricia Mifflin, Pete Biddell (far right).
Thanks to Maggy Whitehouse for making the photo available.
Photo by Derek Price, no reproduction without permission.
The photo is of director, John G Smith (on the left). It dates from November 1984, and was at a pre plan for a Billy Joel shoot for ‘Pebble Mill at One’. It was taken on a balcony top, in the U.S.A.
Producer Roz Gower left the following comment on the Facebook Group about how common pre-planning trips were in the 1980s: ‘there were quite a few pre planning type recces done in those days, esp if it was somewhere nice! Alas John Birt put an end to all that fun, sorry, creativity.’