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Masters of Sex

22 Nov

Masters of Sex

CHANNEL 4 IS CURRENTLY SHOWING

THIS EXCEPTIONAL DRAMA… 

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/masters-of-sex

“Stylish, smart and provocative 12-part drama set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution.”

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Windjammers: The Last Grain Races

11 Aug

This silent footage is spliced together from three films in the SA Maritime Museum Collection capturing life on board a windjammer.

Footage was shot by Alan Villiers on ‘Parma’ in 1933, and on ‘Passat’ by Thomas Wells in 1938 and 1939 and Jack Wadrop in 1948.

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Baldrick Rocks the Royal Cradle…

18 Mar

Tony Robinsons’ documentary tracing the family history of our royals has established that our queen is NOT the rightful heir to the throne of England – nor is ANYONE within her family.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/britains-rea­l-monarch

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Robin Wood recreates the wonderful bowls of George Lailey…

15 Feb

George Lailey’s bowls were so popular that Harrods sold them. One even toured the world in a show about English crafts.

Like his forebears, George Lailey operated out of a small workshop, Turner’s Green, Bucklebury  in rural Berkshire. An item made by him was collected by the British Council in the 1940s and toured the commonwealth. The bowl on the lathe in Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading is said to have been one he was making at the time of his death in 1958.

His grave in Bucklebury is appropriately marked with a wooden cross.

Lailey's Grave

Two Lailey bowls, the larger one well used…

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…then there was this BEAUTY

10 Feb

...then there was this BEAUTY

Unlike most wildlife documentaries this two part BBC delight focuses intimately on one man’s life committed to rescue and nurture of Joeys, baby Kangaroos orphaned in their mother’s pouch, forgotten live victims of roadkill, and his devotion to feeding them, socializing them and eventually setting them free or introducing them to his life’s work reserve and his rescue ‘Mob’…solitary work 24/7, always alert to the danger of dog packs or wild fire in his tin shack and fenced off land near Alice Springs…More of a man than Crocodile Dundee BECAUSE he declares himself MOTHER to these wee tiny needy creatures, who would perish without his care, understanding & love.

The view inside a Kangaroo pouch, bean like baby clamped on teat, and the improvised pillowcase pouches essential for the gangly, needy growing Joeys and the snuggledown time at night…contrasting with the fierce fights he has to escape from, as a once rescue baby, now top Roo in his Mob, shows his muscles and killer strength…tremendous!

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Lost Land of the Volcano…Mount Bosavi breaks the mould!

10 Feb

Lost Land of the Volcano...Mount Bosavi breaks the mould!

New Guinea

Bosavi Rat ACE TEENY Snale like Steve's Pet

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This three part series is fantastic, filmed under incredibly challenging circumstances by an ACE and very brave, frequently  foolhardy in their commitment,  team of experts and adventurers, who share their thrill at discovering creatures totally unique and fearless of humans. Respectful to the local tribespeople  who play a key part in sharing this pristine land, one hopes the area will now be protected and left as a jewel on the delicate face of this earth.

Unique in its spontaneity unlike the ‘Rolls Royce’  Attenborough style of informative story telling, this precious film is live live live , thoroughly dangerous & very exciting to watch, impossible to forget!

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Obasanjo Farms Documentary NIGERIA

12 Nov

I had privelige of a month as guest of Olusegun Obasanjo at his Otta Farm 1985; exciting to see Obasanjo Farms flourish over 27 years…

“I arrived Murtala Muhammad Airport 26th March 1985…and no one was expecting me!

Managed to find good people in the chaos, and central Lagos several locally brewed & delicious Guinness later & a night at Hotel Palm Palm 2 watching UK ‘s Rising Damp in TV lounge…I got delivered to Obasanjo Farm Otta…to be greeted by a stripped to the waist and wearing white jeans and purple cap, Olusegun himself, on a bicycle, chatting or shouting, as he did in one breath, whilst great convoy of Chick trucks banked up in the Farm’s main driveway…no one daring to complain at Oba’s important gossip session nor their dusty need for beer & chopping.

One of the most inspiring & welcoming months of my life…amazing people, amazing country, wonderful hot Sun to make ones heart smile every day &  dance…

…EMAJO for Nigeria x

We loved a Farm in Africa…in the heart of the Ogun State…

Evelyn Atholl Moir & Istvan Bohus

  “…and a Hog in th Pond”