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My car was built by Robots or Roberts.

Just some pure T.V. nostalgia from the late 1970’s & early 1980’s. The first media clip was produced by Fiat when launching the brand new Strada car, depicting the model being built using its state of the art robots to

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A real hero: Bill Speakman, VC. (1927 – 2018)

Probably unnoticed by many, including myself until I was sent his obituary by post, a real hero passed away in June this year. On reading Bill Speakman’s obituary today , I’m in total awe of his bravery in facing a

100 Photographs that Changed the World: D-Day. Robert Capa. (1944)

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) was embedded with Allied troops in Europe during World War II. Whilst storming Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June, 1944, Capa took this photograph of Private First Class Huston Riley. Time Magazine in

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Designed using a Slide-Rule to look beautiful.

OK, I know there are many better media clips of the SR-71 out there, but this clip which has over 11 million views still puts a massive smile on my face. Apart from the fantastic music track (Oxygene IV by

Apollo 12 Moonwalker Al Bean Passes Away.

As an avid fan of the Space Race, always sad to hear that another member of that elite club of Apollo Moonwalkers has passed away. Al Bean is perhaps most famous for ‘flicking the SCE to AUX’ switch during the

How to teach Lunar Geology: Professor Lee Silver in ‘Galileo Was Right’.

I’ve watched this media clip taken from the HBO miniseries: ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ many times. Apart from learning more about lunar geology, as a former teacher, this clip of Professor Lee Silver leading the Apollo 15 prime

100 images that changed the World: Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki. (1945)

Continuing this blogs theme of showing images that changed the world, Lieutenant Charles Levy’s photograph of the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, following the atomic weapon being released by a B29 on the 9th of August 1945, must surely rate as

Public Information Films through the years.

Following on from my previous blog post on ‘Amateur film makers’, this perhaps leads nicely on to ‘Public Information Films’. These government commissioned short films, often shown during T.V. ad breaks, were meant to advise the general public living in

Perhaps the best April Fools prank of all time? The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest.

With April Fools day fast approaching I had a little look on YouTube & came across a prank broadcast by the BBC in 1957. Titled the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest, the Panorama presenter Richard Dimbleby reported that a very mild winter