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The book is going well, thanks for asking. I am have to say I am thoroughly enjoying the writing process. And thank God for the spell checker. The one thing that doesn't seem to improve for me is getting the words written correctly on the page. Some of it is due to the lack of knowledge, which o...read more
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I have been a little busy to post on this blog recently. Does any one read it anyway? I am writing my children's book that I started in 1988. I originally wrote the thing as a series of mini adventures, send it off to publishers and got nowhere. However, it has been in my mind to re-work it for ...read more
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It is a strange feeling when you catch yourself looking back at yourself, especially when it is from a national newspaper’s Saturday magazine. On 9th February, the Daily Mail’s ‘Weekend’ magazine published its TV guide along with several pick of the channel programmes and awarded them a number ...read more
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The very nice people at the Community Channel have given me a special page on their channel for the Baled Explorer show. They must like it! I thought you might like to see it. The new three episodes will be broadcast fairly soon on the Community Channel, so do keep an eye out for it.
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One of the things that makes the Bald Explorer programmes different to many of the videos you find on the internet is the computer Graphic images that are created for each episode. These help to illustrate perhaps, as an artists impression, what buildings and places might have been like in the...read more
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I have been back in Shropshire filming more footage for the Bald Explorer over the last few days and on this occasion I had my son, Billy, to assist me. We had a number of key sequences to shoot including the opening, various pieces to camera and a coracle in the only surviving ‘looked after’ le...read more
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I have a feeling that it is going to be a harsh winter. Weather wise it has been a pretty shit year. I haven't managed to get out to shoot all I wanted to as all the good weather appeared to clash with work or when assistants were unavailable. Regrettably so far I have only managed to shoot one...read more
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This week I have been on location doing my research for another Bald Explorer episode. Now that I have the programme on the Community Channel and they are keen to have more I want to up the anti, so to speak, and provide more involved productions. One subject I have been working on is the h...read more
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I am very pleased to announce that from next week – Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th October 2012, the Bald explorer will be having its first television transmission in the UK on the Community Channel. The first three episodes will be screened consecutively over these three days with my visit to Le...read more
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Time is flying on the BBC course I am attending. Its really annoying, because I am thorough enjoying it, leaning so much and having far too much fun. This is a Presenters course. I have been very privileged to have been accepted on a pretty amazing training scheme. For five full days, myse...read more
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I discovered recently that the Spanish bank Santander are planning to make a TV commercial in Shrewsbury as they believe that it shows a quintessential aspect of England. I am not sure I agree with them. Shrewsbury is a bit of a one off. It definitely has that stuck in time feel about it and ha...read more
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The other weekend, my very good friend Harriet and I took a trip to the medieval town of Hay on Wye, renown of course for its annual literary festival and unusual number of second hand book shops. For someone like me who adores real books, this is something of a Mecca, yet curiously I didn't e...read more
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While Jimmy and I were filming in Petworth recently - we shot a very short and silly behind the scenes video. It has unfortunately taken a while to get round to up loading it, but here it is anyway.
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A big thank you to all for the well wishes and birthday messages. It has been fun and here is a short video of the cabin I stayed in with the lovely Harriet.
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A question I continual struggle with is, as the title of this blog post asks, does the various types of social media do what it says it does on the tin? The answer has to be that it certainly seems to for some, but for others, and unfortunately I have to include myself in this category, it drast...read more
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