Shalom Salaam publicity photos

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These publicity photos are from the 1989, 5 part, Pebble Mill drama series, Shalom Salaam. The drama tells the interconnected stories of a Jewish and a Muslim family, and their children’s interracial romance.

The director and script writer was Gareth Jones, with Chris Parr the producer.

The series starred Zia Mohyeddin, Charlotte Cornwell, John Cater, Buki Armstron, Mamta Kaash.

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

The following common was posted by Janice Rider on the Pebble Mill Facebook Page: ‘Ayub Khan Din – top right behind Zia Moyeddhin went on to write East is East and Jimmi Harkishin ( top next to Ayub ) is of course a regular in Corrie.’




Shalom Salaam TX Card

Shalom Salaam TX Card

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Thanks to costume designer, Janice Rider, for sharing this transmission card for the Pebble Mill drama series, Shalom Salaam.

The five part series was transmitted between 26th April – 24th May 1989. The story followed the lives of a Jewish and a Muslim family in Leicester, and a mixed race relationship, over the course of five years.

Gareth Jones wrote the script and directed the drama, with Chris Parr the producer.

The series starred Zia Mohyeddin as Sadiq Sattar; Charlotte Cornwell as Sarah Morris; John Cater as Joe Astler; Buki Armstrong as Candy; and Mamta Kaash as Mumtaz Sattar; Toby Rolt as Adam Morris; and Clare Holman as Jackie.

Salt on a Snake’s Tail – Come to Mecca











Photo by Tim Savage, no reproduction without permission.

This photo is from a drama outside broadcast, probably from one of the ‘Come to Mecca’ dramas, called: ‘Salt on a Snake’s Tail’. The Traffic Warden, with the rigger driver, Bob Few, is writing out a ticket for the scanner, CM2 – despite it having a parking permit!

‘Salt on a Snake’s Tail’, was transmitted in 1983, it was written by Farrukh Dhondy. Franco Ross was the director, Peter Ansorge the producer, and Ian Ashurst the production designer.

The cast included: Zia Mohyeddin, Andrew Johnson, Gill Dharminder.

The following comment was posted on the Pebble Mill Facebook Group:

Andy Bentley: ‘Last time I saw Bob (Few) was a number of years ago, I had just parked the car on Barmouth Sea front when someone shouted ‘Oi what the F*** are you doing here. It was Bob driving a coach full of passengers.’

Come to Mecca – Janice Rider

Photos by Janice Rider, no reproduction without permission.

‘Come to Mecca’ was transmitted on 2 Dec 1983.  It was produced by Peter Ansorge at Pebble Mill, and directed by John McGrath.  It was written by  the Anglo-Indian writer, Farrukh Dhondy.

The story involves Shahid, who is delighted when Betty asks him to go to a meeting at her house.  It is about the crossover and misunderstandings between different cultures.

The play stars, Sharman Macdonald (Betty), Dinesh Shukla, Nick Stringer, Moti Makan, Paul Anil, along with Zia Mohyeddin and Phil Daniels.

Janice Rider worked in the costume department, and took these polaroids for continuity reasons, so that the actors’ costumes matched from scene to scene and shoot to shoot.



Shalom Salaam – Janice Rider

Specially shot video interview with costume designer Janice Rider, talking about working on the 1988 drama series, ‘Shalom Salaam’. The series was written and directed by Gareth Jones. The producer was Chris Parr. It was recorded on location in Leicester, and followed the fortunes of a Jewish and a Muslim family.

The series starred Zia Mohyeddin, Mamta Kaash, Toby Rolt, Clare Holman, Jimmi Harkishin, Charlotte Cornwell, John Carter and Buki Armstrong.

The production photos in the video were almost certainly taken by Willoughby Gullachsen.

Electrician Andy Frizzell adds the following comment on the Facebook page: ‘I worked it. Dave Bushell lit it assisted by John Abbott. Gaffer was Roger Hynes. It was an early TV appearance for the lovely Clare Holman who went on to appear in ‘Morse’ amongst other things.’