Sunday, June 24, 2007

Worth Watching And Worth Visiting

Sometimes TV programmes actually reflect our real interests. An example of this is "How We Built Britain" with David Dimbleby on Sunday evenings at 9pm. Tonight he is in The West. The programme is entitled "Putting on the Style". It apparently shows how Georgian design transformed our lives.

Even more interesting he travels to Bath and Bristol and to quote the Radio Times - "Particularly impressive are the canals and locks that linked these new centres of leisure and commerce with London."

Bizarrely it also goes on to describe his impersonation of a water-pumping station (Crofton we assume) as "a rather freaky moment".

I shall be interested to see how one does this! The photography in the series has been mixed - lots of shots of his Landrover from the air, interspersed with some lovely scenic shots.

To add to our delectation next Sunday Countryfile goes to the Oxford Canal, 11am on BBC1. Our more recent memories of the Oxford are of fields and fields of rape seed oil, so much so that the air was heavy with the scent (?).

I know that some find this unpleasant, especially if they are sensitive or have an allergy. However the scenery, villages and canal make up for it. Here are a few more photos of our trip on the Oxford with Twelfth Night in May 2004. During this three weeks the weather was glorious. We met up with our good friends (and John's cousins) Steven and Ellen at Cropredy and had a day cruise with them. We also had my very long standing best friend Ray (now living in Canada) with us for two weeks. It was a wonderful holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Fiona for the head up re Countryfile....the Oxford is one of our favourites x


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