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Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games

Jack Blandiver 10 Dec 09 - 03:10 PM
WalkaboutsVerse 10 Dec 09 - 05:08 PM
GUEST,non-active member 10 Dec 09 - 09:47 PM
GUEST,Guest 11 Dec 09 - 07:25 PM
Marje 12 Dec 09 - 09:52 AM
Uly 13 Dec 09 - 02:05 AM
Fred McCormick 13 Dec 09 - 06:50 AM
EnglishFolkfan 13 Dec 09 - 10:43 AM
EnglishFolkfan 13 Dec 09 - 11:32 AM
Ross Campbell 17 Jan 11 - 08:39 PM
Ross Campbell 17 Jan 11 - 08:42 PM
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Subject: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 03:10 PM

Hop Skip & Jump: The Story of Children's Play.

It's on right now - Part One of two...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 05:08 PM

...with a good amount of rhythmical singing involved.


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Subject: Folklore: Hop, Skip and Jump
From: GUEST,non-active member
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 09:47 PM

The first of two programmes on BBC TV earlier tonight which tells the story of children's outdoor games in 20th-century Britain began by looking at British children at play between the 1900s and the mid-1950s.

'It is a journey into a secret world of adventure and imagination that blossomed in the nation's streets, back alleys and playgrounds. The children's songs and games were passed down from one generation to the next and remain an abiding memory for most grown-ups. Playing on the streets was the defining feature of a working class childhood.'

The Great Outdoors link and video


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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 Dec 09 - 07:25 PM

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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: Marje
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 09:52 AM

Also worth seeing, and possibly with more musical interest, was the progamme that preceded it, Dusty Bluebells, about children's street games in Belfast. It seemed to be set in the early 1970s, and included some lovely singing from the kids. Anyone see it?

Marje


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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: Uly
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 02:05 AM

You wouldn't have a youtube link to it, would you? You can't see the video out of the UK.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 06:50 AM

Dusty Bluebells turned out to be a rare gem. Lovely film, delightful narration, no gimmicks. A first class example of how they made documentaries in the 1970s. And how they don't today.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: EnglishFolkfan
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 10:43 AM

I remembered this film from a visit to the museum in Edinburgh:

Title: SINGING STREET, the

Collection of children's street games filmed in the back streets of Edinburgh and Leith accompanied by traditional children's songs. Clips from the film here:

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=0799

Museum of Childhood
"Watch the street games of Edinburgh children of the 1950s,"
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/Leisure/Museums_and_galleries/Services/Museum%20of%20Childhood/CEC_museum_of_childhood


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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: EnglishFolkfan
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 11:32 AM

Information from the Digital Archives on Dusty Bluebells. Apparently the film was shown on BBC NI TV last December 2008.

http://www.digitalfilmarchive.net/dfa/browseDisplay.asp?id=293

http://www.playgroundfun.org.uk/GameRules.aspx?gameVersionID=43

Found a wonderful clip from this 1957 BFI Film & yes I remember playing all these back then: we had the Coram's Fields Foundling Hospital Playground in Bloomsbury to run wild in ~ no adult admitted unless accompanied by a child was the sign at the entrance!

"Filmed over a 12-month period, this study of children's games played in London streets and playgrounds stands out for its freshness and spontaneity; it remains an important companion piece to Peter and Iona Opie's classic studies of children's games and rhymes."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DrGijdmBqU


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Subject: Hop, Skip and Jump: the Story of Children at Play
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 08:39 PM

Part One is on now (1.20 am Tue 18 Jan 2011). Also play-it-again at:-

BBC iPlayer:- Hop, Skip and Jump: the Story of Children at Play

Part Two coming on Tuesday 25th Jan 2011 2.15am-3.15am

Ross


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Subject: RE: Folklore: BBC4 UK - Childrens' Games
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 08:42 PM

Part One: The Great Outdoors

Part Two: Moving Indoors


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