More from Sophie Neville about filming Coot Club and The Big Six on the Norfolk Broads | | Swallows and Amazons
Sophie Neville. President of the Arthur Ransome Society, was invited to talk about making the BBC TV classic serial 'Coot Club' and 'The Big Six' at the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club to help celebrate their 80th Anniversary over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, and continues her account below… The Norfolk Broads Yacht Club/Sophie Neville. Titmouse, the 1930's dinghy owned by Hunter's Yard, had been brought down from Ludham for the occasion. Sophie Neville with Titmouse/Richard Hattersley. The bonus was that I was able to go sailing in one of the classic boats gathered at the club for their Open Day. Pippa/Sophie Neville. Geoff and Rose Angell kindly took me out on Pippa, their beautiful yacht with brown sails that appeared in "The Big Six". I am sure Arthur Ransome would have loved her. Sailing on Pippa. I'd spent nine months working with the BBC production back in 1983 when it had been my job to cast the children and teenagers who appear in the drama, many of whom needed genuine