Photos by cameraman Bhasker Solanki of the camera team relaxing in the BBC Club after a recording. The photos were taken on 17th August 1984. The event was Bhas Solanki’s leaving do. He was going to work in London.
Jim Gray, being assisted by Simon Bennett, on the jib camera in the first and third photo.
The following comments were added on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
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.
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This article from the Pebble Mill News from 1984, lists some ‘comings and goings’ at BBC Pebble Mill.
Included in the ‘goings’ is radio and television producer, Philip Donnellan. Philip joined BBC Birmingham in 1948, and his retirement was beginning with a filming trip in the USA, and the promise of being able ‘to make all the films I wasn’t allowed to in the BBC!’
Other notable ‘goings’ include Stan Smith from Comms, Technical Manager Barry Hill, cleaners Maud Joyce and Gwen Carr.
Amongst the new faces were trainee cameramen, Simon Bennett and John Moorcroft, engineer Steve May, Top Gear researcher Jon Bentley (now of the Gadget Show), and dresser Terry Powell.
Liz Darby, Bob Jacobs are also congratulated on their attachments.
Thanks to Robin Sunderland for sharing the Pebble Mill News.
The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:
Laura McNeill: ‘That is brilliant! I trained with David Page at Wood Norton, the audio trainee.’
Stuart Gandy: ‘Many names I remember here and some I have worked with over the years.
Dave Bushell seeing your name there reminded me that it’s 35 years last month since I joined the BBC and you were my course lecturer!’
Dave Bushell: ‘Yes, Stuart, you were one of my early victims! Luckily you survived!’
Steve Dellow: ‘Lurking at the extreme bottom right (Anniversaries)…Clive Kendall (Comms) reaching 40 years service!’
Richard Stevenson: ‘Jon Bentley, Researcher Top Gear. Didn’t he do well?!’