Thanks to Jonathan Dick for sharing this article from the internal BBC newspaper, Ariel, featuring Midlands Today winning the Royal Television Society award for Best Regional Programme in 1989.
These photos are from Children in Need
1991. The top photo shows the hot-liners taking pledges of money. It could be Sue Beardsmore checking her cue cards.
The lower photo shows Bob Meikle and probably Diane Lester in their character outfits.
These photos were originally posted on the Pebble Mill Engineers Facebook page.
Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission.
These photos are from a Children in Need evening show. There is a definite French theme, with ‘Allo ‘Allo actress, Vicki Mitchell, accompanied by Floor Manager, Mick Murphy, sporting beret and garlic!
Thanks to Mick Murphy for sharing the photos.
The following comment was left on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page:
Rachel Broomfield: ‘Was it around1989? [Actually the photos are from 1990]. I think this was one of the ones I worked on as a humble studio assistant for Radio WM. If I remember rightly Toyah Willcox also topped the bill and Sue Beardsmore fronted for Midlands Today.’
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.