Lost World of Friese-Greene, The
- In the mid-1920s, Claude Friese-Greene drove from Land’s End to John O’Groats making a series of films en route. These remarkable films captured the life and people on his journey in colour, at a time when the world was filmed in black and white. In the television series Dan Cruickshank traces the original route in a vintage car, tracking relatives of the people who appear in the films. He shows footage to people who appeared in the films as children and are seeing themselves on film for the first time 80 years later. Episode 1 starts in the West Country as Cruickshank uncovers radical changes in rural traditions from cider-making to stag hunting and takes a look back at holiday fun at the seaside. Episode 2 picks up his journey in Cirencester, travels onwards to Wales through the Midlands and North to Lancashire and the Lakes. In the final episode, he journeys through Scotland, meeting local historians and descendants of people in the films, with breathtaking scenery all the way.
DVD extras include extended interviews with some of the people Dan Cruickshank encounters on his journey, and an interview with cinematographer Jack Cardiff
- Great Britain
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- Broadcast in 3 parts on BBC2 beginning 18/4/2006
- Geography; History; Film Studies
- archive films; social history; United Kingdom
- Region 2 PAL
- 177 minutes
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