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Thread #72796 Message #1258812
Posted By: Merina
28-Aug-04 - 07:51 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth on BBC Four
Subject: RE: Sidmouth on BBC Four
Actually, it was a pretty good film, very much in the nice tradition established by those Souvenirs Of Sidmouth programmes put out when TV last went there about 20 or 25 years ago (anybody remember them?). My only real complaint was what they missed - younger performers like Jim Causley, Shooting Roots, the young dance sides like Morris Offspring, and at the other end of the age range the truly bizarre (meant in the nicest way) Bacup, and any traditional song and music performers. Not to mention some of my musical highlights, Bellowhead, Kepa Junkera and Banditaliana. But it really did capture the atmosphere, and given that it was only allocated an hour (compared to Cambridge's 2) there must have been lots of difficult choices for the producers to make. Well done BBC for even THINKING of doing it, yet alone following it through, and acknowledging there is life beyond Cambridge and Celtic Connections. Let's hope it leads somewhere, and was watched by all those Sidmouth council jobsworths.