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We have a somewhat muffled sound track to:

 

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/9d4d8f8c3e84469c9e71b92cf5427a37

 

BBC 1 North West: Ballad of the Northwest: The Cheshire Bowmen - a folk ballad

 

But we'd like the full programme video and (cleaner) audio!! 

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Whilst this is not really a film it is on YouTube - I laugh at it every time I play it, and you have to use your knowledge of canals, narrowboats, and imagination to understand all the nuances.

 

 

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The original Radio Ballad "Cry from the Cut" is here:

 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/if6pooiimov6l2u/BBC_Midland_Home_Service_-_Cry_From_The_Cut.mp3

 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/tnvxzh64l2np0ce/BBC_Midland_Home_Service_-_Cry_From_The_Cut.txt

 

Further details can be found here:

 

https://www.cpatrust.org.uk/bham_ballads/

 

This mentions Sister Mary Ward. Eamon Andrews did a "This Is Your Life" about her. I wonder if the programme still exists &/or if its in the public domain. It would be good if someone could liaise with the Beeb Archives to get this out on a DVD compilation.

On 17/01/2021 at 23:06, Admiral said:

I have an old copy of the Bargee backed up on a website. http://workingboats.com/canal_film/Bargee.avi

 

 

That's great - thank you.

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On 17/01/2021 at 23:06, Admiral said:

I have an old copy of the Bargee backed up on a website. http://workingboats.com/canal_film/Bargee.avi

 

I just clicked that link and have downloaded 580 MB to my computer so far, Glad I am not mobile 

 

 

Now hit 1.3 GB

 

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5 hours ago, Jubbly said:

'The Boat People'. Rank Pinewood Studios. National Film & TV Archive. 

Best boating film ever!

 

Sadly not available online, or anywhere that I can find 😞

21 hours ago, ChrisJBrady said:

The Bargee and Painted Boats are available from Amazon surely?

 

BTW The Bargee also features a youngish Ronnie Barker - amazing guy.

 

As a DVD but not to watch online. Saying that I have come across the Bargee on a download site.

 

Tim

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"The Boat People" is a very good film, if a little romanticised!  It features real boaters, even if their names are changed!   It would be good to see this restored and made available to all.

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Granada TV produced a 13 part series in the 60's called "The Flower of Gloster"  ( not to be confused with Temple Thurstons book ).   The Flower of Gloster was played by Wanderer originaly Vulture built in 1904. A thoroughly enjoyable drama.

 

All 13 episodes of the classic children's drama series following three youngsters who, after their father falls ill, travel from their home in Wales all the way to London on a canal narrow boat. Along the way, they learn about the history of Britain's canal ways and the people who live and work on them. The episodes are: 'The Accident', 'The Cut', 'The Boy', 'The Girl', 'Betton Woods', 'The Dog', 'Lost', 'The City', 'Life and Death', 'The Tunnel', 'The Deadline', 'The Hitch' and 'Late'.

https://televisionheaven.co.uk/reviews/the-flower-of-gloster

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Flower-of-Gloster-The-Complete-Series-DVD-2017-Richard-OCallaghan-cert/383869685387?

epid=1449340372&hash=item59606a8e8b:g:LnkAAOSwip5f4ThQ

 

 

 

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Another film I have never been able to get a copy of is "The Importance of being Albert."

A film about the restoration of the ex Ovaltine boat, Albert.

At one time it was also the Trip Boat "Pearl Hyde" named after the then Lady Mayoress of Coventry.

Picture from Waterways World May 1973.

Pearl Hyde Ex Albert WWorld May 1973.jpg

MB Albert.jpg

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2 hours ago, Flyboy said:

Granada TV produced a 13 part series in the 60's called "The Flower of Gloster"  ( not to be confused with Temple Thurstons booK ).   The Flower of Gloster was played by Wanderer originaly Vulture built in 1904. A thoroughly enjoyable drama.

 

All 13 episodes of the classic children's drama series following three youngsters who, after their father falls ill, travel from their home in Wales all the way to London on a canal narrow boat. Along the way, they learn about the history of Britain's canal ways and the people who live and work on them. The episodes are: 'The Accident', 'The Cut', 'The Boy', 'The Girl', 'Betton Woods', 'The Dog', 'Lost', 'The City', 'Life and Death', 'The Tunnel', 'The Deadline', 'The Hitch' and 'Late'.

https://televisionheaven.co.uk/reviews/the-flower-of-gloster

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Flower-of-Gloster-The-Complete-Series-DVD-2017-Richard-OCallaghan-cert/383869685387?

epid=1449340372&hash=item59606a8e8b:g:LnkAAOSwip5f4ThQ

 

 

 

 

Also on Amazon

The Flower of Gloster [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Richard O'Callaghan, Elizabeth Doherty, Mike Doherty, Christopher McMaster, Richard O'Callaghan, Elizabeth Doherty: DVD & Blu-ray

 

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I've been going through my collection of canal related videos during lock down and came across a dvd called "Take me High".  It was I believe Cliff Richards last starring role in a film. Made in 1973 and filmed almost entirely around Gas St. basin and Birmingham city centre. One scene was done at Wootten Wawen on the Stratford.  Cliff is seen driving a hovercraft along at a bit more than 3mph in Birmingham. I found it interesting to see the development going on around Gas St Basin in 1973

Various clips are on YouTube but not the whole movie.  You can get it from Amazon Prime and Ebay, my DVD was a freebie in the Daily Mail some years ago.

https://www.reelstreets.com/films/take-me-high/

 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/incredible-now-pictures-forgotten-cliff-16044274

 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/gallery/37-amazing-images-cliff-richard-16050381

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7xk-HBCb7E

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYZFdu2d0E&list=PLtFrQWCN8gmEgnzEMEuN9Rv5I0m89TJpk&index=2

 

 

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5 hours ago, Flyboy said:

I've been going through my collection of canal related videos during lock down and came across a dvd called "Take me High".  It was I believe Cliff Richards last starring role in a film. Made in 1973 and filmed almost entirely around Gas St. basin and Birmingham city centre. One scene was done at Wootten Wawen on the Stratford.  Cliff is seen driving a hovercraft along at a bit more than 3mph in Birmingham. I found it interesting to see the development going on around Gas St Basin in 1973

Various clips are on YouTube but not the whole movie.  You can get it from Amazon Prime and Ebay, my DVD was a freebie in the Daily Mail some years ago.

https://www.reelstreets.com/films/take-me-high/

 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/incredible-now-pictures-forgotten-cliff-16044274

 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/gallery/37-amazing-images-cliff-richard-16050381

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7xk-HBCb7E

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYZFdu2d0E&list=PLtFrQWCN8gmEgnzEMEuN9Rv5I0m89TJpk&index=2

 

 

 

 

If you want to see some film of Gas Street from 1980 follow the link below, You have been warned that you will need a sick bag!

 

PROMO VIDEO Waiting At The Crossroads by Paul Henry 1980 - YouTube

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10 hours ago, Flyboy said:

I've been going through my collection of canal related videos during lock down and came across a dvd called "Take me High".  It was I believe Cliff Richards last starring role in a film. Made in 1973 and filmed almost entirely around Gas St. basin and Birmingham city centre. One scene was done at Wootten Wawen on the Stratford.  Cliff is seen driving a hovercraft along at a bit more than 3mph in Birmingham. I found it interesting to see the development going on around Gas St Basin in 1973

Various clips are on YouTube but not the whole movie.  You can get it from Amazon Prime and Ebay, my DVD was a freebie in the Daily Mail some years ago.

https://www.reelstreets.com/films/take-me-high/

 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/incredible-now-pictures-forgotten-cliff-16044274

 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/gallery/37-amazing-images-cliff-richard-16050381

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7xk-HBCb7E

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYZFdu2d0E&list=PLtFrQWCN8gmEgnzEMEuN9Rv5I0m89TJpk&index=2

 

 

 

 

And on a hovercraft:

 

Cliff Richard - Hover (Instrumental) - YouTube

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On 20/01/2021 at 15:00, Tim Lewis said:

 

Sadly not available online, or anywhere that I can find 😞

 

As a DVD but not to watch online. Saying that I have come across the Bargee on a download site.

 

Tim

I have a good digital copy of The Boat People. I don't live in the UK but not sure of legality of sharing - or how that could be done.

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5 minutes ago, Jubbly said:

I have a good digital copy of The Boat People. I don't live in the UK but not sure of legality of sharing - or how that could be done.

I know the copyright holders would not want to see it shared without their permission.....

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