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Victoria Pier in Film and on TV

Victoria Pier's screen history

Over the years, Victoria Pier has been on the screen many times. Here we are trying to archive what we know into one place, and also update the list on imdb. If you know of any other appearances or have clips or information, please get in touch!
Victoria Pier's IMDB Page

News Item: Wales Today

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News Item: Wales Tonight

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Pier Pressure

Following the interest in "Puppets Piers and Penguins", BBC Wales decided to film a one-off documentary following a year in the life of Victoria Pier... of course, as it turned out, 2008 came to be quite a year

Ah... so that's what they were doing! Director Carwyn Jones (right) with Jib Camera Operator Jeff Thomas lining up a flying shot of the Pier Pavilion.

Internet links for this programme:
Director / Producer Carwyn Jones' official website
BBC Pier Pressure website
Internet Movie Database Page (please vote!)

Puppets, Piers and Penguins

As part of a month of TV and Radio programmes broadcast about Colwyn Bay in Spring of 2007, this documentary film follows The Unique Harlequin Puppet Theatre, Victoria Pier and the Welsh Mountain Zoo as they all prepare for the coming tourist season.

Internet links for this programme:
Director / Producer Carwyn Jones' official website
Internet Movie Database Page (please vote!)

Wales Today

View this online! Click Here

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Restoration: You Make it Happen

Broadcast in conjunction with the BBC Restoration series, this documentary features 4 restoration projects that are already underway, including Victoria Pier.

Internet links for this programme:
Community Channel Restoration Page
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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

The wonderful Patricia Routledge CBE (perhaps best loved as Mrs Bucket) and Dominic Monaghan (Merry in Lord of The Rings) filmed an episode of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates in Colwyn Bay, including several scenes on the Pier and in the Pier Pavilion.

Internet links for this programme:
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Schofield's Quest

John Inman presented a documentary looking at the fate of Britain's seaside piers including Victoria Pier.

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Holiday Town Parade

This series was a regular summer attraction attracting audiences of up to 20 million, even though it was not fully networked. It started in ABC's first year of broadcasting in 1956, and was hosted from the outset by McDonald Hobley. It included the contest for Great Britain's Television Bathing Beauty Queen, Fashion Queen and Adonis. Sadly no recordings are currently known to exist, it sounds like a great programme!

Do you remember this series? Were you in the audience at the Pier when one of the 3 episodes was filmed here? Perhaps you were even in the programmes or a member of the crew? - I'd love to hear you recollections.

The two lovely ladies in the photo below are Eira Roberts and Jill Laurence. They must be in their late sixties/seventies now...

Does anyone know if this reference is to the same Eira Roberts? It seems pretty likely... There is also an Eira Roberts here on imdb who was in The Enigma Files An Eira Roberts was Miss Blackpool 1955 as listed here.

Internet links for this programme:
Internet Movie Database Page (please vote!)
Whirligig-tv Website (great source of 1950's TV Nostalgia and the photo above)
Dinosaur TV Website (lots of information about this programme)

Know any others?

Remember any other Fils or TV programmes featuring the pier? If so, get in touch!