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Our kind of town

Title
Our kind of town
Genre
Feature
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:47:26
Description
Our Kind of Town. Presented by Richard Robbins, from Greenwich. Includes interviews with Caroline Wilson, who lives in Vanbrugh Castle in Greenwich Park; Commander of the Royal Naval College, John Munday, who is in charge of Weapons and Antiquities at the National Maritime Museum; Captain Bruce ?, Public Relations Officer for the London Borough of Greenwich; Brian Harris; Greenwich home beat officer PC Roger Beattie. Programme touches on Henry V and Agincourt; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Henry VII; Henry VIII; Sir Francis Chichester; Gipsy Moth IV; Cutty Sark; Archbishop of Canterbury, St Alfege; Charles Dickens; Samuel Johnson; Greenwich Mean Time; Sir Walter Raleigh; Elizabeth I; Sir John Vanbrugh; the Greenwich Society; the Isle of Dogs; Queen Mary; Sir Christopher Wren; poet Robert Burns and his poem, Tam o’ Shanter; Horatio Nelson; King Fredrick I; Thamesmead; the Greater London Council. With music: Claude Debussy’s The Sea; For Those in Peril on the Sea; the song, When A Felon’s Not Engaged in his Employment, from Gilbert and Suillivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Studio engineer is Graham(?) Tyra(?); studio producer is Bavin Cook. With break in recording (possibly where news bulletin edited out).
Contributors
Richard Robbins; Bavin Cook; Caroline Wilson; John Munday; Brian Harris; Roger Beattie; Graham(?) Tyra(?)
Keywords
London; Archbishops; GLC; History; Greenwich; Robert Burns; Queen Mary; National Maritime Museum; Boats; Yachts; Charles Dickens; Ships; Christopher Wren; Agincourt; Poems; Queen Elizabeth I; Isle of Dogs; Royal Naval College; Thamesmead; William Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan; Vanbrugh Castle; Greenwich Park; King Henry V; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; Francis Chichester; Gipsy Moth IV; Cutty Sark; St Alfege; Samuel Johnson; Greenwich Mean Time; Walter Raleigh; John Vanbrugh; Greenwich Society; Tam o’ Shanter; Horatio Nelson; King Fredrick I; Claude Debussy; Gilbert and Suillivan

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