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BBC TV documentary | The Thirties in Colour (features South Pacific, etc)
54 house of bamboo
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From: Cambridge UK
Posted: 2008-07-24 11:25 am   Permalink

Watch again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00cp456

Together with his younger brother Bolling, the American industrialist Harry Wright was wealthy enough to indulge his twin passions for travel and filmmaking. Both siblings collected and shot films that captured the world at a pivotal time in history.

They captured astonishing images acquired and filmed in the islands of the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, as well as South Africa, Morocco, Palestine, and several countries in Europe, including Britain. These destinations were visited during the golden age of ocean travel, when the well-off could escape the Great Depression and travel the world on luxury cruise ships.
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blue.octopus
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Posted: 2008-07-25 1:32 pm   Permalink

Many thanks for pointing this out - I've downloaded it from iPlayer to watch over the weekend. I wouldn't have spotted it in the listings.
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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2008-07-26 11:16 am   Permalink

No problem! I watched it 'live' and I was entranced... I hope you enjoy, too.

 
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blue.octopus
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Posted: 2008-07-30 12:07 pm   Permalink

It was a very good documentary - I wish they'd show more of the Wright films. I preferred the first part of the programme more.

Also the first time I've enjoyed watching a game of cricket

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