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This programme stimulated the imagination of a Scottish teenager.
10 October 2010
I watched TWW usually as I had my tea (ie my evening meal) in Clydebank
so I didn't have to set up special reminders. Life was pretty regular
and tea was driven by when my father got home. The documentaries were
usually fascinating and I remember they were much more focused on
people than currently on animals. But I did not realise that the rather
sober old gentlemen presenting them was the creator of the documentary
along with his fellow Celt Robert Flaherty. How much greater attention
would I have devoted to the items, if I had known John Grierson's
background. Yet the frustration at the time was to follow up items of
especial interest - no watch-again or programme website. I can still
remember clearly the fascination with other countries and
civilisations. How to score? Production was way behind modern
presentation and the talking head probably lost viewers at the time.
But the attraction at the time and my enduring memory of its
stimulation would put it up to 9. Knowing JG's background and
pioneering involvement, how modest of the man to contribute his wisdom
in this way. Remember he also had to thole the cutting of the Empire
Marketing Board in the last Great Depression.
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