The Studio that Dripped Blood

The Studio that Dripped Blood – 1987

The BBC wishes to thank:
Weintraub Entertainment Ltd.
Columbia Pictures Television
Warner Brothers
Hammer Films Ltd.
Brian Everett
Len Harris
BFI Education
National Film Archive
Fred Humphries
Ricky Daniels
Tony Bagley
Oakley Court
Kevin and Paul Grindrod of “Te Rivendale”
Phil Nutman
Christopher Wicking “Little Shoppe of Horrors”



A retrospective of the films of Hammer Studios, renowned for making stylish horror films in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Included are clips from Hammer productions and interviews with actors, actresses, directors and producers who worked on these films.


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Images from the 1987 programme

James Bernard
1925 – 2001

Composed the music for 25 Hammer Productions

Sir James Carreras (1970)
1909 – 1990

Hammer Founder

Michael Carreras
1927 – 1994

Son of founder James Carreras.
Production credits in over 60 Hammer Productions,

Peter Cushing
1913 – 1994

Star of 18 Hammer Films

Anthony Hinds
1922 – 2013

Over 70 Hammer Production credits

Christopher Lee
1922 – 2015

Hammer’s Dracula and veteran of over 20 Hammer Productions

David Pirie
b. 1953

Writer and Critic

Ingrid Pitt
1937 – 2010

Hammer’s Countess Dracula

Jimmy Sangster
1927 – 2011

65 Hammer production credits, including writing 1958’s Dracula

Martin Scorsese
b. 1942


Don Sharp
1921 – 2011

Director – “Rasputin – The Mad Monk” (1966)

Aida Young
1920 – 2007

Hammer Producer