Photos from Sue Robinson, no reproduction without permission.
These photos are from the daytime antiques quiz show: ‘Going for a Song’. The show was recorded in Studio A. Claire Hobbs was the series producer, Sue Robinson the studio director, Kate Southcott (now Hillman) was an assistant producer on the series and Jane Mclean was the gallery production assistant. Dave Brazier was the floor manager, and Roger Sutton, the vision mixer.
The photos date from Christmas 1998, the show was presented by Michael Parkinson and Penny Smith, with Eric Knowles as the antiques’ expert.
This was Jane Mclean’s last ever programme before leaving the BBC.
The following information was added via the Pebble Mill Facebook Group:
Stuart Gandy: ‘Also note that by that date this was the new digital widescreen refurbished Studio A, you can tell that by the purple colour scheme as well. It went into use in the spring of 1998 and as we all know only lasted 3 years until its closure as a fully fledged studio in 2001.’
Mike Workman: ‘Yes, the equipment was either left to rot or sent down to London, why didn’t Midlands Today get dibs on any of it?! Interestingly enough though, does that purple colour scheme not remind anybody of the Mailbox, look the Mill was forward thinking, even predicted how its sucessor would look!’