Visions of Change: The Evolution of the British Documentary

28 January 2016 // Film/TV

Visions of Change: The Evolution of the British Documentary, Volume 1 BBC 1951 – 1967, DVD 2-disc set, BFI, Review by Ken Worpole The television arts documentary is one of the most successful of all TV genres. This collection of eleven early BBC documentaries starts appropriately with a half-hour profile of sculptor Henry Moore, broadcast […]

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Tubby Hayes – A Man in a Hurry

23 January 2016 // Film/TV //Music

Tubby Hayes – A Man in a Hurry A Mono Media Film, DVD, 55 mins, produced by Mark Baxter & Sam Pattinson, Directed by Lee Cogswell Review by Ken Worpole. Tubby Hayes was one of the great British modern jazz instrumentalists of the post-war era, whose rise to international fame was, alas, as rapid as […]

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A River: trailer

14 December 2015 // Film/TV //On Water

A River Trailer. from Unit 3 Films on Vimeo. A River is about the beautiful river Afan in south west Wales. The Afan flows through the Afan forest park and converges with the Pelenna under the Viaduct in the picturesque village of Pontrhydyfen, the birth place of Richard Burton. The film plots the history of […]

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Fishing on TV

2 September 2015 // Film/TV //Fishing

Oliver Kite, master fly-fisher and presenter of Kite’s Country Joe Moran, author of Armchair Nation, takes a look at early TV fishing programmes: Fishing on television began in earnest with the launch of the ITV regional channels in the late 1950s. Southern Television’s catchment area ran along the south coast from the New Forest to […]

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On Yer Bike

23 June 2015 // Film/TV

On Yer Bike – A History Of Cycling On Film 2 x DVD Discs in case with booklet 29 Films. 248 Mins. Out now Review by Cally Callomon Fear ye not oh champions of the road, fellow pedaloes, the much over-used corny cliché in the title of this set is not reflected by the contents. […]

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