Witchcraft – photo from John Greening

Photo from John Greening, no reproduction without permission.

The photo is of the 1992 Pebble Mill drama series, ‘Witchcraft’, on location near Chipping Camden.  Carol Parks was the producer, Peter Sasdy the director, screenplay by Nigel Williams.  Barry Hanson was the exec producer.

The story involves a film school teacher choosing the subject of 17th Century witchcraft for his latest script.  Real life begins to take on ominous similarities to the happenings in the script.

The series starred: Peter McEnery, Alan Howard, Lisa Harrow, Georgia Slowe, and Judy Campbell.

From the comments of people who worked on the series, it was a somewhat challenging production.

Witchcraft – photos by Willoughby Gullachsen





































Photos by Willoughby Gullachsen, no reproduction without permission.

‘Witchcraft’ was a drama serial transmitted in 1992.  It was produced at Pebble Mill in 1991 by Carol Parks, with Barry Hanson as exec producer.  the script was written by Nigel Williams, and directed by Peter Sasdy.  John Greening was the 1st AD, with Will Trotter as Location Manager.  Jane Barton was the PA.  Nigel Jones was the designer, with John Plush his assistant.  John Kenway was the lighting cameraman, Herbie Donnelly the lighting gaffer and Tim Everett the sound recordist.  John Rosser was the film editor.

The storyline features a  film school teacher, Jamie, who chooses 17th-century witchcraft and adultery as the theme of his latest script. As shooting of the film begins, real-life events take on a menacing quality and events from the past seem to be being re-enacted in the present.  Fact and fiction blur, and Jamie suffers a breakdown and becomes possessed by the Witchfinder.

The series starred Peter McEnery as Jamie Matheson, Alan Howard as Alan Oakfield, Lisa Harrow as Meg, Georgia Slowe as Judy, Judy Campbell as Juliet, Clive Wood as Rick, Dorian Healy as Derwent, Rosemary McHale as Ruth, Suzannah Lipscomb as Emma, and Kit Owen as Thomasina.