Inside Out 1985

Photos by Bhasker Solanki, no reproduction without permission

Jim Gray, being assisted by Simon Bennett, on the jib camera in the first and third photo.

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Gareth Williams: It’s Inside Out from 1985 – Floor Assistant yours truly. Directed by Pedr James and Tony Smith. Costume by Janice Rider and Sally Nieper, produced by Sally Head, Script Ed a very young Caroline Oulton , theme tune Phil Collins. It all goes a bit hazy from there…!

Janice Rider: Lou Wakefield ( bottom R ) seated with back to us , played the lead

Gareth Williams:And Gwyneth Strong, standing, later ‘Cassandra’ in OFAH.

Love Story – photos by Janice Rider

Photos by Janice Rider, no reproduction without permission.

Costume designer, Janice Rider, took these polaroid photos for continuity purposes during the recording of the drama serial, Love Story. The drama was produced and transmitted at irregular intervals between 1979-83. In all there were eleven serials, usually of four parts. These polaroids are from the Love Story serial – A Chance to Sit Down parts 1 & 2. They were transmitted on 10th July 1981, and 17th July 1981.

The director was Paul Ciappessoni; the producer, Colin Shindler; script editor, Sally Head; the original writer and adaptor was Meredith Daneman; and the designer was Stanley Morris. The Northern Ballet Company worked on the choreography.

The cast included: Jan Francis as Barbara, Del Henney as George, Alpo Pakarinen as Jack, Cherry Gillespie as Melissa, and Melanie Parr as Jocelyn.

The story centres on Barbara Livesey, who is attempting to succeed as a leading ballet dancer, until she meets the company’s male lead – Jack. In the second episode, she seems to be losing the battle for Jack’s attention, with fellow dancer, Melissa.






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Photographs by Janice Rider, no reproduction without permission.

‘Inside Out’ was a drama series featuring two women ex-convicts trying to set up an employment agency. It went out in early 1985, and was directed by Pedr James and Tony Smith, produced by Sally Head, and written by Simon Moore.  Janice Rider was the costume designer.

These polaroids were taken as records of the costumes on location, for continuity reasons.





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

These photos are from the 6 x 50 min, Pebble Mill drama series, ‘Inside Out’, recorded in 1984, transmitted on BBC 2 between 12 Feb – 19 March 1985.

The series was about two women ex-convicts who are trying to set up an employment agency. It was written by Simon Moore, and directed by Tony Smith and Pedr James; Sally Head was the producer.

The drama featured Lou Wakefield, Gwyneth Strong, Michael Thomas, Philip Sayer, and Caroline Guthrie.

Thanks to costume designer, Janice Rider for making these photographs available.

Inside Out – photos by Lynda Kettle

Photos by Lynda Kettle, no reproduction without permission.  Lynda Kettle was a Production Designer at BBC Pebble Mill, working on factual, entertainment and drama shows in studio and on location.  The photos were taken as records of the Sets.

Inside Out was a 6 x 50 mins drama series recorded at BBC Pebble Mill, in Studio A, in 1985.  It was the story of two female ex-offenders who are trying to set up an employment agency together.  It was directed by Tony Smith and Pedr James, produced by Sally Head and written by Simon Moore.  Lynda Kettle was the production designer.

The series starred Lou Wakefield and Gwyneth Strong, alongside Michael Thomas, Philip Sayer and Caroline Guthrie.

Production Designer, Lynda Kettle also worked as a theatre designer and an artist, and now runs courses from her art studio  She is a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham Water Colour Society. Midland Pastel Society and Birmingham Art Circle . She exhibits her paintings several times a year at selected galleries.

Studio set of ‘Inside Out’