The interviews showcase the rich and fascinating history of the various film and television studios which have existed in Elstree and Borehamwood; telling the stories of how some of the world's most well-known and best-loved film and television shows were made, from the people who helped make them.
We have been filming interviews for The Elstree Project since September 2010.
Below is a complete list of the people interviewed as of May 2013.
June Randall, Continuity — interview extract on The Shining.
Kelvin Pike, Camera Operator 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, The Empire Strikes Back
Ron Punter, Scenic Artist Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Shining
Ray Merrin, Post-Production Sound Return to Oz, The Shining
Terry Rawlings, Post-Production Sound
Alf Newvel, Rigger The Great Muppet Caper
Johnny Goodman, Production Supervisor The Saint, The Persuaders!
Paul Welsh MBE, Film Historian
Doug Scott, Stills Photographer
Ken Baker, Assistant Director Labyrinth, The Saint, The Baron, Gideon's Way, Department S
John West, Assistant Studio Manager
Alan Tomkins, Art Director Hanover Street
Mick Mason, Camera Technician The Shining
John Hough, Director The Avengers, The Saint, The Champions, The Baron, The Zoo Gang
Tom Staples, Boom Operator The Saint
Jim Hill, Studio Director
Neville Reed, Head of Studios Elstree Film and Television Studios 1996 - 2006
John Kirsop, Stagehand and Grip
Ken Pullan, Carpenter
John Willis, Publicist
Mick Brady, Props and Special Effects
Julian Senior, Publicist MGM and Warner Bros.
Brian Clemens, Writer The Avengers
John Herron, Film Librarian
Geoff Glover, Camera Operator
Brian Elvin, Camera Operator
Annie Elvin, Animator Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Ron Punter, Scenic Artist third interview, specifically regarding Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Barry Wilkinson, Props Master Labyrinth, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Martin Baker, Floor Manager and Producer The Muppet Show, Labyrinth, The Great Muppet Caper
Doug Milsome, Assistant Camera and Cinematographer The Prisoner, The Shining
Keith Clement, Head of Development BBC Elstree Centre
Brian Cook, Assistant Director 633 Squadron, Danger Man, The Shining, Flash Gordon
We also filmed several interviews about Stanley Kubrick for a project which has since developed into The Elstree Project, entitled Kubrick Visions in May 2010.
The interviewees were:
Ron Punter, Scenic Artist on The Shining.
Kelvin Pike, Camera Operator on 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining.
Ray Merrin, Post-Production (Sound) on Barry Lyndon
Julian Senior, Publicity for 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.
Jan Harlan, Producer on A Clockwork Orange to Eyes Wide Shut
Christiane Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick's widow, actress and artist
Katharina Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick's daughter
Sir Ken Adam, Set Designer on Dr Strangelove
Tony Palmer, Composer and Director
In addition, an interview was recorded by Howard Berry of The Elstree Project, and Roberto Perrone from BBC Local Radio, with Sir Roger Moore in September 2012.