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5.0 out of 5 stars Country Living, 19 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Out Of Town - With Jack Hargreaves: Volume 4 [DVD] (DVD)
The well-loved and laid-back style of presentation of country pursuits by the inimitable, pipe-smoking Jack Hargreaves makes this a very nostalgic DVD of country life. Most enjoyable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rake Making for a Moonraker!, 4 Jan. 2015
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Bob Salter "Captain Spindrift" (Wiltshire, England) - See all my reviews
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I loved watching Jack Hargreaves on TV many years ago, when he presented from that atmospheric shed in his garden in the New Forest. It evoked another era, and you could almost smell the country in the air as you watched. Jack's films have become even more valuable with the passage of time and they are a priceless glimpse into a rural past that has been lost. His memory went back a long way and he had a genuine love of all country matters which comes through strongly in all these episodes. They are all equally watchable if you are interested in old country ways. Jack Hargreaves commentary is wonderfully natural and idiosyncratic, which matches the films perfectly. He has captured a countryside that has now all but vanished. His enthusiasm and wealth of country knowledge is obvious. Most importantly for us is that he wanted to pass that on. These films are his wonderful legacy to us.

This one contains the following: Episode 10 Lambing/Mayfly. Jack watches lambing in the traditional "Far from the Madding Crowd" style. He then explains the life cycle of the fascinating mayfly. Episode 11 Mole Catcher/High School Horse. Jack watches an old fashioned mole catcher going about his business and is then entertained by an elderly lady who really knows how to train a horse circus style. Episode 12 Rake Maker/Stagecoach. Jack watches an elderly gentleman making wooden rakes in the old style from ash poles. He is then treated to the strange sight of an American cowboy driving a stagecoach over the New Forest. Another man who really knows horses!

The episodes are all hugely enjoyable. As a proud Wiltshire 'Moonraker' I particularly enjoyed 'Rake Making' which showed how a beautiful handcrafted product is made with skilful hands and the right tools.! Even better now than when they were first shown. I have just managed to complete the whole series. Many were bought cheaply as used, but were in perfect condition. They seem to be rising in price recently due to scarcity and the last two were a little more expensive. Now might be a good time to buy them before they get really pricey. After this series there are the lost episodes to look forward to. Best watched with a pint of strong bottle conditioned beer in front of a wood burner on those long winter nights. A purely personal choice of course, but one I am sure Jack would have approved of.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 21 Dec. 2014
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OK but perhaps a little short of my own expectations. My fault rather than the DVD's
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and useful., 13 Mar. 2015
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Sent as a present. Interesting and useful.
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