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Presented in partnership with Kaleidoscope

It’s hard to overstate how much incredible talent worked at the BBC Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham, beginning in the early 70s and running until its closure in 2004. Alan Clarke, Gillian Lyne, Stephen Frears, Mike Leigh, Roland Joffé and Horace Ové, to name just a few. The years afterwards have been particularly barren in terms of television being made in the Midlands, but it feels like that’s finally starting to change, so it seems the ideal time for Midlands archivists Kaleidoscope to present a collection of rarities and fascinating finds from the extensive Pebble Mill archives. 

The afternoon will include a newly found episode of late 70s British-Asian drama Parosi and a screening of the 1983 BBC drama Good At Art, a play directed by Horace Ové about the artistic and romantic awakening of a young Asian man. Joining us will be Linda Magistris, one of the lead actors from Good At Art, as well as former head of BBC Midlands Drama Tony Virgo.

Purchase all 7 Kaleidoscope-supported events for £49.


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MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

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