Asian Unit Photo












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The photo dates from the early 1980s, and is possibly from Mahendra Kaul’s leaving party. It includes from left to right: Yousuf Aziz, Christine Hardman, Mahendra Kaul, Ashok Rampal, Jayne Savage, Karen Hewson, Krishan Gould and Bridget Catherine Vaughan.

Asian Magazine – blog by Tariq Aziz


Asian Programme Unit shoot. Photo probably by Willoughby Gullachsen

My dad worked at Pebble Mill in the mid-80’s, on the 5th floor I think, where the Asian programmes were produced (Asian Magazine as far as I remember).  As kids, me and my sister would visit during half term, sat in galleries, wandered the corridors a bit.  I’m now at the BBC myself and would love to hear from anyone who might have worked with my dad or knew of him in those days (he’s since passed away).  His name was Yousuf Aziz, he would have been a producer in the Asian Unit.

Tariq Aziz

The following comments were posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook page:

Julian Hitchcock: I remember Yousaf as a most courteous, intelligent gentleman, rather quiet and carefully spoken, with a particular warmth and an amused smile.

Jane Green:Julian I share that memory of him too. How we packed things into that Studio B. Remember the musicians? I spent time sat on the floor with Benazir Bhutto and her mum – with Benazir talking of her plans to be PM of Pakistan.

Gordon Astley:..i worked on the first Asian prog at Gosta Green !

Jayne Savage: Yes I remember working with Yousuf and I’m pretty certain I met Tariq!