Catching up with the Archers – and a special reunion on the news sofa!
The secrets of the sound-room were laid bare when Birmingham Press Club members visited the studios at BBC Birmingham. Guides John Wiley and Emma O’Brien gave an insight into recording the Archers and led a tour of the Midlands Today and BBC WM studios. For Press Club president Bob Warman and chairman Llewela Bailey – who for many years co-hosted ITV Central News – there was a ‘déjà vu’ moment as they were re-united on the sofa; albeit the one normally occupied by Mary Rhodes or Nick Owen on Midlands Today!
Photography: Adrian Kibbler
1 Bob Warman and Llewela Bailey reunited on the sofa
2 Debbie Jaura, Jenny Wilkes, John Wiley, Emma O’Brien
3 Adrian Kibbler
4 Aurora Bonin, Steve Gracey, Penny Thorp
5 Fred Bromwich
6 Fred Bromwich, Sarah Whitticase, Paul Raymer
7 Hazel Horton-Peppercorn, Bob Warner, Peter Brookes
8 Penny Thorp