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Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode twenty four

“Some guy leaning on a fence”

In 1962 I directed an interview with Sir Laurence Olivier on the opening of the Chichester Festival Theatre, Sir Laurence was the theatre’s first director. It was a superb piece to camera from arguably Britain’s finest actor, the podcast tells the tale of how the shotlist was interpreted by an editor at UPMT.

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Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode twenty three

“Ken Hanshaw Algeria 1962”

This week’s podcast tells the tale of cameraman Ken Hanshaw and soundman Malcolm Furness covering the war in Algeria and how they got back from Algiers quickly with their film intact. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode twenty two

“The 1962 Grand National”

In 1962 as British Movietone News‘ Assignments Manager, I took over from Paul Wyand in organising Movietone’s coverage of the 1962 Grand National at Aintree.  The Grand National is one of the great sporting events and a staple of the newsreels coverage. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode twenty one

“The evacuation of Tristan Da Cuhna”

In October 1961 the inhabitants of Tristan da Canha were forced to evacuate the island, at the time I was Assignments Manager at British Movietone News and we met the evacuees when they arrived in Southampton in November. This week’s podcast recalls the circumstances of the filming of the evacuees and editing a film of Tristan Da Cuhna. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode twenty

“Movietone’s FA Cup coverage”

A podcast on how, as Assignments Manager, I made changes to how Movietone filmed the FA Cup Final, starting with the 1961 Cup Final featuring Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode nineteen

“Betting shops 1961”

This week’s podcast is about filming the introduction of Betting Shops to the UK in 1961and how a member of our crew was caught out by another innovation of that year, the parking meter. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode eighteen

“Returning to Movietone 1961”

This week’s podcast recalls my return to England and soon after, British Movietone News in March 1961 after my time in Australia with GTV9 and ABV2 in Melbourne. Before an offer of work from Movietone I looked at the BBC and had an interesting offer to do the sound dubbing on a feature film, more of that in the podcast. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode seventeen

“Film editing: Finishing School”

This week’s podcast recalls moving on from Movietone and learning the nuts and bolts of film editing in preparation. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode sixteen

“Only one eye, but what an eye”

This week’s podcast refers to my attempt to become a Movietone cameraman in the 1950s and the opposition I was confronted with, which led me to think of moving on.  The title is a quote from Kip Porteous, the Head of Film at ABV2 in Melbourne talking about me, a few years later when I left Movietone and London for Australia. Read more

Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode fifteen

“The Le Mans crash 1955”

This week’s podcast concerns Movietone’s filming and reaction to the events that happened at Le Mans in June 1955. Read more