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The BBC Archive thread

There's some really cool stuff that pops up in the BBC Archive's Twitter thread and we've had a few threads here on various things they have shared. I thought it would be nice to have a single thread to share as they come along.

To start this one I will repost the one I shared last year when it was first posted - was supposed to be a typical "person on the street" interview but this woman has some fabulous things to say about TV and its impact.

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by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 10:29 AM

"Does anyone still wear hats?"

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by Anonymousreply 109/16/2020

Scottish men wrestling and throwing things

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by Anonymousreply 209/17/2020

After this, he dialed the phone with a pencil to call Mummy.

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by Anonymousreply 309/18/2020

Hop picking is a big thing, apparently. Or was.

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by Anonymousreply 409/20/2020

British menswear of the 80s

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by Anonymousreply 509/20/2020

the days before data leaks....sigh

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by Anonymousreply 609/22/2020

We had a great thread about that video OP posted a few months ago:

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by Anonymousreply 709/22/2020

That was already posted here about a year ago, OP, but thanks for reposting. It is pretty fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 809/22/2020

Yes, I was the OP of one of those earlier/ original threads!

I thought of it to kick this one off, just because I find the stuff BBC Archives shares to be very interesting.

by Anonymousreply 909/22/2020

"He's been around for YEARS and he always wears those earrings!"

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by Anonymousreply 1009/25/2020

That woman at OP's link is a fucking legend. I could listen to her talk for hours.

by Anonymousreply 1109/25/2020

R11 She's like a real life Dot Cotton, but a smarter, kinder one

by Anonymousreply 1209/25/2020

Why do Scottish men toss capers? It doesn't seem like it would be worth the effort.

by Anonymousreply 1309/25/2020

More unappetizing British baking. No wonder they're thinner than Americans.

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by Anonymousreply 1409/25/2020

Their ideas about God are as good as any

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by Anonymousreply 1510/13/2020

This is Yorkshire TV rather than the BBC, and it's a bit long, but I thought this documentary on Hannah Hauxwell , spinster farmer, belonged here.

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by Anonymousreply 1610/18/2020

A tea drinking kangaroo.

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by Anonymousreply 1711/08/2020

This is giving me Prancersize lady flashbacks.

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by Anonymousreply 1811/14/2020

I thought that was Celine Dion at OP...

by Anonymousreply 1911/14/2020

Making licorice

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by Anonymousreply 2011/15/2020

Who remembers this guy?

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by Anonymousreply 2112/02/2020

R21, I just remember Take Art and I used to watch it just to see Tony Hart working his magic. His voice is very soothing. It seems funny to think that Morph started with Tony Hart and I suppose was the initiator of Wallace and Gromit.

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Whoops! R22 here. The show I was thinking of initially was Vision On and the Take Hart came later.

by Anonymousreply 2312/02/2020

R16 that was WONDERFUL! I wonder what year that lady died.

by Anonymousreply 2412/03/2020

I want a new bike, and a pencil sharpe'er.....and a new bike.

Cute little pooper.

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by Anonymousreply 2512/05/2020

Madame Cedec's shop looks FABULOUS.

And she looks like an honorary DL'er. Or a DL'er's exotic French aunt.

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 6:53 AM

I would send R26's link to my husband as I think he would enjoy Mme Cadec's store. But I won't because it will just encourage him to drop a ton of money on all new copper pots and pans of the very expensive kind.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 7:15 AM

I do love those sorts of stores too, R27. They've been cannibalized over the years by chains like Williams Sonoma and Sur la Table, but the cute local shops, especially ones with substantial food offerings, are great.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 10:29 AM
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