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  • Secrets of Life, Once We Were Four (1942)

    🎬From British Gaumont, an unusual method of wildlife filmmaking. A family of rabbits are under threat from foxes, badgers, a shotgun wielding home-owner and the German Airforce.

    The "Secrets of Life" series ran from 1934 to 1950

    Gaumont British Instructional Films - Secrets of Life.
    Released by General Film Distributors Ltd
    Release Date: 1942
    Film Title: Once We Were Four...
    Director: Mary Field
    Photography: Oliver Pike
    Commentary: EVH Emmett
    1607 Views
  • What's New In The Forest (1974)

    🎬What's New In The Forest. Filmed by members of The Wildlife Society, featuring memorable footage of a working forest, as it was circa 1973.

    A brief history to describe the forest, then and now. A look at the various species of deer to be found. The geology. Forest law and the New Forest. Eyeworth Pond, a special place. A look at some of the more unusual Flora. The Forest Lawns and grazing. Common rights. New Forest Pony as a breed. Red Fox on a hillside and beware of Adders in the long grass. Setting up a filming hide on a Bullfinch nest. A pony drift. The Agister's responsibilities. The pressures of traffic filmed and described. Pollution and the proximity of Fawley Refinery. The Forestry Commission management. Timber extraction. Regulation of caravanning and camping. Draining bogs. The pony sales at Beaulieu Road.

    Narrated by Tony Askew

    Contributors:
    Jack Dalley Inkpen, Berkshire
    May Dalley Inkpen, Berkshire
    Ronald Downham Croydon, Surrey
    Angela Hughes Hammoon, Dorset
    Violet Maxse West Burton, Sussex
    Frances Murphy Hampton, Middlesex
    John Murphy Hampton, Middlesex
    Peter Nichols Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
    John Norie Hicliffe, Dorset
    David Orr Redgrave, Suffilk
    Geoffrey Paulson-Ellis Headley, Hampsire
    Jane Paulson-Ellis Headley, Hampsire
    John Pitcher Epsom, Surrey
    Ricky Pitcher Epsom, Surrey
    Jack White ARPS Tifield, Berkshire
    Norman Wylie-Moore Heathfield, Sussex


    Featured Fauna and Flora:
    Adder
    Bog Aspendale
    Bogbean
    Bog Myrtle
    Bullfinch
    Cattle
    Common Frog
    Cotton Grass
    Damselfly
    Donkies
    Great Sallow
    New Forest Ponies
    Orchids
    Red Fox
    Spierwit
    Sundew
    Water Crowfoot
    Wild Gladiolus
    5934 Views
  • Southampton, A Tram Journey (1900)

    🎬An unnamed local filmmaker set up his camera on the top deck of a Southampton Tram. The result is a wonderful window on life in the last year of the Victorian age.

    Southampton 1900, A Tram Journey. Starting at North Gate, Bargate Arch. North along Above Bar Street. Finishing at The Clock Tower, Palmerston Park.
    3050 Views
  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 1 BBC South

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode1 BBC South. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 1 BBC South. Steve Humphrey tells the story of BBC South from the first broadcasts of South at Six. Introductory footage is from the British Pathé Archive.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
    1201 Views
  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode2 John Arlott's Avington. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington. The earliest surviving recording of BBC South is from 1962 and includes a feature by the illustrious sports broadcaster John Arlott, who produced a series of reports called ABC of the South, visiting places around the region in alphabetical order. One of the first came from the village of Avington, nestling in the Itchen Valley just east of Winchester. Roger Johnson has been re-tracing his steps.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
    575 Views
  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 3 Environment

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode 3 Environment. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 3 Environment. For many years Roger Finn was BBC South's Environment Correspondent. We asked him to suggest his personal top three environmental success stories from BBC South's fifty years of broadcasting.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
    857 Views

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