It Came From Pebble Mill

July 2010 at mac

In partnership with Birmingham City University, 7 Inch Cinema presented a weekend of screenings and events celebrating the remarkable range of drama produced at BBC Birmingham during the 1970s and early 80s under producer David Rose.

Recently awarded a fellowship by the British Film Institute, Rose started out with police series Z-Cars and later went on to make his mark on UK cinema during ten years at Film Four. But it was at Pebble Mill where he first established his reputation for nurturing new writers and directors, and for bringing risky, surprising work to the small screen. Over the course of three days at the recently revamped mac in Edgbaston we screened some of the best work from this amazingly fertile decade, as well as welcoming many of the people who were involved in making it.

Programme included: Land of Green Ginger; Gangsters; Nuts in May; Red Shift; Girl; Penda’s Fen; Licking Hitler; Empire Road; Shakespeare or Bust.

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