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Thread #145926 Message #3990009
Posted By: GUEST,Jon Dudley
30-Apr-19 - 03:27 AM
Thread Name: BBC Arena - Copper Family (1980s)
Subject: RE: BBC Arena - Copper Family (1980s)
And don't forget the really good 1971 Aquarius documentary, any copies of which are much duplicated and come from our own copy. This was made when budgets were somewhat larger than they are now and even provided the wherewithal for helicopter shots of Bob striding over the Downs...it's a proper period piece that also included an early folk night from The Central Club with guests Seamus Ennis and The Brighton Taverners. A young Vic Smith is much in evidence who went on to compere many subsequent nights right up until the demise of those memorable evenings. We have tried to trace the original, shot in 16mm I think but to no avail. It was a Humphrey Burton series I believe.
Its a shame that the 2004 documentary is not available on DVD...it's very well made.