Photos by VT editor Ian Collins, no reproduction without permission.
These photos are from a day off on location on the Norfolk Broads, whilst filming nights on the drama series, ‘Vanity Fair’. The photos date from May, 1987. Included are cameramen Paul Woolston (without shirt), and Bob Meikle, grey hair and glasses, and the man with the plastic cup is probably soundman Alistair Askham. The man with the beard is Rod Bach, and the man foreground in the 2nd shot with blondish hair and sunglasses is broadcast engineer, Chris Glover. The man in the 2nd shot on the back, right, is engineer John Bradley.
Thanks to Andy Frizzell, Lesley Weaver, Stuart Gandy, Ian Collins, Chris Glover and Richard Stevenson for identifying those included.
Photos by Ian Collins, no reproduction without permission.
These photos are from a Pebble Mill outside broadcast from May 1987. They feature VT engineer Paul Scholes, OB engineer Rod Bach, vision engineer John Bradley and PA Janet Redencowitz (sp?).
The outside broadcast was for the drama series: ‘Vanity Fair’, for which lighting director Dave Bushell was nominated for a BAFTA. The location was Heydon Hall or Thetford, both in Norfolk. The series was hosted at Pebble Mill, out of London.
Photos by video editor Ian Collins, no reproduction without permission. The photos show the filming of a carriage from a low loader.
‘Vanity Fair’ was a 16 part BBC serial hosted out of Pebble Mill. It was transmitted in 1987. Terrance Dicks was the producer, Phillippa Giles the Script Editor, and Dairmuid Lawrence the director. Alexander Baron adapted Thackeray’s novel. Dave Bushell was the director of lighting, Gavin Davies was the production designer, Joyce Hawkins the costume designer, and Lesley Perry the make-up designer.
The series starred Eve Matheson as Becky Sharp, Rebecca Saire as Amelia Sedley, James Saxon as Jos Sedley, Benedict Taylor as George Osborne and Simon Dormandy as Dobbin.