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Towns & cities captured by amateur filmmakers.

Now having more time to pursue leisure interests, I came across an archive of ‘home movies’ shot by amateur filmmakers in, & around the area where I live. These historical media resources include coverage of; carnivals, regattas, people going about

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Pigeons in London using the Tube.

Following on from my previous blog post of the courtship dance of the Grebe filmed in London, the same BBC programme: ‘The unnatural History of London’ captured Pigeons in London using the Tube. Looking around online for similar media resources

City Nature: The Grebe’s Courtship Dance.

Showcasing examples of nature in the city is a theme ‘Invitation to the City’ will continue to develop. Originally published on my blog some 7 months ago, the courtship dance of the Grebe was captured in a wonderful BBC programme

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

Live aircraft tracking.

Living and working in a busy town or city means you are pretty used to seeing and hearing airliners registered in many countries flying overhead. Flightradar24.com is a real time, flight tracking service which attracts 24 million visits each month.

Perhaps the city can be a bleak place to live?

This advert came on the T.V. whilst I was watching something I cant even remember. But I was totally captured by the animation, & the song in the ad. The story of the advert: ‘Young Jack and his faithful little

A 2014 TV advert that really touched me!

I saw this advertisement on You tube by accident when looking for a particular piece of music included on another advertisement. The advert really touched me, and perhaps reminds us that it is easy at times to do the right

T.V. Gold, but with a dystopian vision for towns & cities.

Loved this programme as a kid, now as an adult, with workers ruled by a whistle and compelled to dance at the biscuit factory site in their own free time after work, I see it a bit differently!

Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue String Pudding instead!

Just couldn’t resist blogging about a classic children’s T.V. series, the Clangers, which ran from 1969 – 1972. This episode, The Rock Collector, still makes me smile as the history of NASA manned spaceflight is a research topic that really