Sunday, 20 August 2017

"Hey, Ever Read This Book, Or Watched This Film?"

"'Tarka The...' Errr, no?"

"Never mind, you can do the obit anyway..!"


Woman on a Raft said...

Thanks for the pointer; the article links up many things I am interested in, but I am unclear as to what is wrong with it?

The Blocked Dwarf said...

I think there was a law back when I was growing up that BBC2 had to show that film or Ring of Bright Water every other month on the third Sunday of said month? Ease us gradually into the bare knuckle ride that was Songs of Praise and toast toppers for 'tea' infront of the fire.

JuliaM said...

@WoaR: Tarka is a dog otter. ;)

Woman on a Raft said...

Ah yes. They must read you - they've corrected it now.

If you are interested in Tarka, then this pair of links may be of interest:

Peter Talbot was the otter handler who had the specific job of raising Spade. He gives a gossipy and intriguing account of the characters at the Otter Trust, and the techniques Cobham developed to get the pictures.

There is also an archive film of the project:

JuliaM said...

Ooh, will check that out.