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A Fantastic Journey Through Britain's Past,
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This review is from: How We Built Britain (BBC) [DVD] (DVD)
In my opinion, as a professional TV producer and director and an avid film buff from 'down under', I can't fault this amazing 6-part series in any way. In a word it's FANTASTIC!
David Dimbleby in his watermelon pink shirt does a sterling job (as usual) with his friendly and informative on-camera-location presentations. The production values are first class with some of the most beautiful camerawork I've ever seen in any English or International TV documentary. Congratulations BBC, the aerial shots are mind-blowing. The music score is excellent too, and one would believe that a mammoth budget was spent on its composition, orchestration, and recording.
The complete series is presented in widescreen 1.85:1 (anamorphic) and is one of the best transfers I have seen in a long, long time, with sharp, clean images and glorious colour. I can heartily recommend this series to anyone who loves Britain and would relish a trip through Britain's past to savour its heritage buildings, its beautiful countryside, and its famous towns and cities. Enjoy!
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Initial post: 29 Dec 2007 15:51:30 GMT
A. R. Greenhalgh says:
You mentioned the musical score in this programme - I don't suppose you know the name of the classical piece of music (with opera singing) that was used in the Canary Wharf section of the Modern South East episode? I've been looking for the title of this piece of music for years with no luck!
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2010 12:22:24 GMT
Mr. P. J. R. LEWIS says:
What a good review are you sure you were not one of his camera team.
Jokes aside i know exactly what you mean with every series Dave has produced, highly detailed and very informative, the kind of television even somebody with little interest in history will no doubt enjoy.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2010 05:05:59 GMT
Although I worked for the BBC in the production department during the 1960s, unfortunately, I wasn't on the camera or production team of 'How We Built Britain.' Disappointedly, I was ensconced at home in Australia at the time this documentary was filmed. Thanks for your accolades Peter.
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