Vote for Them – railway photos

Vote for Them 4 WG Vote for Them 1 JR Vote for Them 3 JR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External photographs by Willoughby Gullachsen; photo of the actor in the carriage, possibly by Nick Eastwood, no reproduction without permission.

These photos were taken as publicity stills for the 1989 three part drama: Vote for Them, by David Edgar and Neil Grant, and produced by Carol Parks. Several scenes of the drama were filmed at Bewdley Station, on the Severn Valley Railway, as shown here.

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

The Ritz – Publicity Photos

The Ritz 1 JR The Ritz 7 JR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Publicity photos, probably taken by Willoughby Gullachsen, of The Ritz, the comedy drama written by John Godber, and adapted from his theatre piece, Bouncers.

The series was transmitted in 1987, it was produced by Chris Parr, and was co-directed by John Godber and Martin Shardlow.

Thanks to costume designer, Janice Rider, for sharing the photos.

The Rainbow – Mail on Sunday Preview

Rainbow Mail on Sunday 4 Dec 1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Mail on Sunday article from December 1988 previews Pebble Mill’s The Rainbow, a three part adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence’s novel. The drama was produced by Chris Parr, directed by Stuart Burge, with the screenplay adapted by Anne Devlin, Chris’s wife.

The serial starred Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner and Kate Buffery.

Thanks to Willoughby Gullachsen (Gus), for sharing the cutting.

The following comments were left on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page:

Jo Mainwaring: ‘This was the first thing I remember being in production when I arrived in TV Drama – happy days.’

Terry Powell: ‘I looked after the male cast.’

John Greening: ‘And I was the location manager.’

Vanessa Jackson: ‘And I was the Producer’s Secretary!’

Dawn Trotman: ‘John Rosser cut it . I think Andy Netley was the assistant?’

Neil Roberts: ‘I synched up all the rushes! My first job at Pebble Mill.’

 

Survival of the Fittest – front page and cast

Survival of the Fittest front page Survival of the Fittest cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is the script front page, and cast information for the 1990, ‘Screen One’ drama: Survival of the Fittest.

Here is the synopsis from the BFI Film and TV Database:

‘Dark comedy that looks at what happens when a fiercely-independent 80-year-old widow becomes too frail to live alone. Molly Cowper is dettermined to stay in her own home, even though she has recently had a mild heart attack. Not wanting to be alone at night, she makes elaborate plans to ensure that neighbours will sleep in her house. Supervised by her long-suffering son Geoffrey an agreement is drawn up so that Chris Trinder and Eileen Blackett will stay there at agreed times. Her arrangements begin to fall apart however, when Chris dies of a heart attack adn her dog is run over. Although Geoffrey tries to sort things out Molly still tries to enforce her wishes, riding roughshod over all of them with devastating consequences.’ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/446261?view=synopsis

The script was written by Julian Mitchell, Martyn Friend was the director and Carol Parks the producer.

The drama starred Jean Anderson as Molly Cowper, Timothy West as Geoffrey Cowper, Nerys Hughes as Betty Trinder, Timothy Davies as Chris Tinder, Elizabeth Spriggs as Eileen Blackett, Ben Porter as the young Chris Tinder, Joanna Brookes as June Trinder, Andrew Groves as Richard Blackett, Steven Sherwood as Mr Towse, Doc O’Brien as the taxi driver.

Thanks to Willoughby Gullachsen (Gus) for keeping the pages safe all this time.

The following comments were added on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page:

Terry Powell: ‘Again another show I worked on really enjoyed it can’t believe how menu shows a year we did now only really work on 2 or 3 a year. As home life is now so important.’

Annie Toy: ‘Goodness, that brings back memories. I used to catalogue all Gus’s pictures after they’d been up on the board on the downstairs corridor. They were brilliant.’

Victoria Trow: ‘Andy Netley won a Bafta last year.’

John Greening: ‘Brilliant -especially as I’m currently directing Tim West on EastEnders!’

Steve Saunderson: ‘Gus, what a talented artist, I try day by day to achieve great images but great images just poured out of his camera. Not a bad line-up is it?…and yes John a great cast including Timothy West…the last time I bumped into Dir. Martyn Friend, I was on a massive night shoot (lots of lights and sparks) for Midsomer Murders and he passed by and assured the producers that they were in very good hands, v. kind of him.’

 

The Rainbow – Radio Times article

Rainbow Radio Times 3-8 Dec 1988 Rainbow pg2 RT 3-8 Dec 1988

 

 

 

 

Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. This Radio Times article is from December 1988, and publicises The Rainbow, the three part D.H. Lawrence adaptation by Anne Devlin. Chris Parr was the producer and Stuart Burge the director. The first page of the article is missing. The publicity photos on location were taken by Willoughby Gullachsen, I think. The actors included Imogen Stubbs as Ursula, Martin Wenner as Anton Skrebensky, Kate Buffery as Winifred, and Eileen Way as Lydia Brangwen.