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  1. My wife is Norwegian and I made a reference to the television show Time Team the other week. She had no idea what it was. Since she's a historian and was very impressed when my uncle (an archaeologist) showed us historical sites around Manchester city centre, I figured she might find it interesting. I took the time to dig up a torrent which had pretty much every episode in the show's 20 year history and downloaded the first few seasons. She just laughed at the show and found it boring. To be fair, it was the 90s and looking back on the way this is produced versus historical shows of today - there is quite a difference. In the first episode, one of the cast is walking along explaining the layout of the site and trips and falls down a rabbit hole. AND THEY KEEP IT IN THE SHOW. She just has to get up and carry on talking. Later, in the pub, the Time Team sit around talking over the top of each other whilst the camera focuses on one conversation of many noisy debates, whilst in the back, Baldrick steals some food from someone else's plate. To be honest, I loved it. I made my wife watch 3 episodes and then conceded to her opinion that it's a load of shit whilst secretly wanting to watch one more. Just wondering; do you have any fond memories or highlights on the show I should be cutting to? 20 years of television is a lot to watch and I could do with jumping to the best bits.
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096k7q7 You must watch this. So informative.
  3. https://retrobitch.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/pac-man-the-untold-story-of-how-we-really-played-the-game/ Well written and researched, with some great archive photos. Recommended reading!
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b083xxj0/back-in-time-for-brixton-episode-1 I thoroughly enjoyed both episodes of this. A family goes through what life was like for West Indian families from 1948 onwards, experiencing the living conditions and food, learning about the racial politics and, where possible, meeting people from the time. Along the way there's some excellent archive footage and hugely touching moments - meeting the chap who led the Bristol Bus Boycott which led the the passing of the race-relations act, for instance. Naturally there's some great music along the way, and the family get the chance to meet Lover's Rock singer Janet Kay and Jazzy B from Soul II Soul. The family themselves are really nice - the kids are receptive to learning about black history in Britain, and it's fun watching the parents revisit the decades they grew up in. A great oral account of an aspect of our recent history that, as one of the kids notes, doesn't really get taught.
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