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A Walk Around the East of Hemel Hempstead Redux



Original YT playout date: 25 April 2009
Duration: 58:59

Which is precisely what it says on the tin, whatever that means. See our marvellous industrial estate, Grove Hill, Highfield and Adeyfield as well as Leverstock Green, a place so posh it sets your accent back three hundred years.

This version has has part of the sound track of the original version replaced following a copyright claim by WMG. Although that copyright claim affected only 2 minutes of this hour long programme, containing numerous original observations about life in contemporary Britain and the history of the region being treated, it was considered sufficient to blank out all the other 58 minutes of audio also. The available option of audioswapping (which I do use on occasion) was not suitable as I would have lost the speechlines here, and there is also no available audioswap for a film lasting nearly an hour.

Thankfully I was able to re-edit the saved copy of the first film – it’s not seamless, but it’s better than the alternative, and I can keep the series whole.

The use of a handful of Telegraph frames I believe is fair use, as no account of Hemel Hempstead would be complete without a few words on the Buncefield explosion – the largest explosion in peace time Europe. I am happy to acknowledge the Telegraph website as the source of these images. I endorse it as the best UK newspaper site and look at it nearly every day.”

That bit about the Telegraph I wrote at the time. Since then I gave up on the Telegraph and for 11 months didn’t sub to anything. I am giving the Spectator at try right now, but I am still in two minds about that one. It has the same proprietor as the TG.
I think I was paying them for about 10 years but they continually tried to get more which you shouldn’t do to old subbers. Also the way they did it was by stealth. I know there is no honesty on journalism any more, but the extent to which this is rotten has only come home to me in recent years.

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 5,626
Likes at the time added to HTV: 16
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 88.9%
Comments at time added: 15
Total interactions at time added: 33
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Other people featured: Just me
Genre: Walking and talking
Music used: “This is “”redux”” because earlier certain pieces of music got me completely blocked The remaining pieces, Gilliard and Dance (Holborne) by Arnie Roth, Entrada by Ensemble Elyma and I Wonder as I Wander
Canadian Brass, Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, Aaron Davis, David Gray, have all been given my income stream with me getting absolutely none of it. Funny how that works, except it isn’t funny at all.”
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None

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