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Meet the British-short government-sponsored films

GUEST,davyr 05 Jun 09 - 05:39 AM
Will Fly 05 Jun 09 - 05:47 AM
manitas_at_work 05 Jun 09 - 05:47 AM
GUEST 05 Jun 09 - 08:17 AM
GUEST,davyr 05 Jun 09 - 08:17 AM
Jack Blandiver 05 Jun 09 - 12:14 PM
Anne Lister 05 Jun 09 - 01:36 PM
Cats 05 Jun 09 - 05:42 PM
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Subject: Meet the British
From: GUEST,davyr
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 05:39 AM

Anybody catch this compilation of short government-sponsored films intended to portray an "ideal version of Britain" to foreigners (BBC4)? Some gems from the 60s and 70s and generally a good laugh - UK viewers can watch on iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00kv0d0/Meet_the_British/

There was a brief glimpse of Moulton Morris dancing at (I believe) the George Inn at Southwark in the opening sequence - probably 1979-ish. A bit fuzzy, but the musician (back partly to the camera) is almost certainly Dave Jolly, and it looks like Barry Care dancing at Number 1.


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Subject: RE: Meet the British
From: Will Fly
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 05:47 AM

Yes - saw this - and great fun it was. Thanks for the info about the Morris - I wondered who they were.


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Subject: RE: Meet the British
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 05:47 AM

Ah, I wondered who it was. I had assumed it would be a London team given the location.


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Subject: RE: Meet the British
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 08:17 AM

Moulton were/are good mates with Westminster Morris, so I'm guessing the occasion might have been a Westminster Day of Dance...


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Subject: RE: Meet the British
From: GUEST,davyr
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 08:17 AM

Whoops, that was me again, on a different computer...


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Subject: RE: Meet the British
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 12:14 PM

Brilliant. Highly recommended.


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Subject: RE: Meet the British
From: Anne Lister
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 01:36 PM

It was fab. I particularly liked the early sequence about catching a bus back from a country walk - and the chap with his powered device to swim faster.


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Subject: RE: Meet the British
From: Cats
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 05:42 PM

Yes, excellent series. The only thing wrong with it is I remember them first time round!


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