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Category Archives: Filming While on Public Transport

Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #18 – “Arrival in Istanbul again”


Original playout date: 4 April 2008
Duration: 9:20

This starts the third of my three trips in 2008 to Turkey, which makes up this series, so in a sense I am in the home straight. On this occasion I was accompanied by my boss and good friend Adam, who is keeping quiet during the filming.
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Jet Aim – blow job reworking


Original playout date: 1 April 2008
Duration: 3:36

Right, anyone who has ever left somewhere on a jet plane, and not known when he or she would be back again, has had an aim in mind, a destination where they intend the plane to land in, as opposed to simply staying up there for the rest of their lives. After all, the Denver song is “Leaving” not “Living” on a jet plane…

This is certainly what one hit wonders Jane Birkin and Serge “boy in blue” Gainsborough, both alledgedly KGB spies working in French cafe society under the guise of being non-Russians (English in the case of Jane and not Russian any more in the case of Ginzburg).

Their mission was to corrupt western society by composing a pop song so filthy that it was sure to cause the downfall of capitalism, instead of which, their “jet aim” song, full of explicit lyrics about sex devoid of emotion, along with heavy breathing reached number 2 in the UK charts, thereby contributing to the success of the system it had been intended to overthrow. The Vatican then denounced it in a public statement, and most Catholic countries banned it and even the Fontana record label that released it, remembering they too had a name which meant something in Italian, withdrew it from sale.

Since I was in a Jet recently in Zurich airport and was indeed aiming to get back to Poland, I used my footage which had a lack-lustre original commentary which I had done better since then on another plane ride, decided to do my own version of the Jet Aim song. In order to respect Catholic sensibilities (ok Zurich is more involved with Zwingli, possibly, but he had little to do with the zwingling zixties, mark my words)I decided to do a whistle-blowing job on it, instead of quoting the filthy words, which I will leave the viewers to fill in in their own minds, if they wish to.

Also, I was going to replace the heavy breathing parts byu Birkin with my own snoring, but decided not to in the end, because, these days, dis russky boy ain’t got no time to sleep.”
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Just a little point for travellers


Original playout date: 30 March 2008
Duration: 4:04

A mobile Hulirant encouraging people to repect the CITES convention and not buy rare species or things made from them while travelling. You can see the items confiscated in Warsaw airport, in a special “gablotta” as the term of art is, dedicated to making travellers wise up and stop taking elephants’ feet.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #2 – “Arrival in Barcelona”


Original playout date: 30 March 2008
Duration: 16:26

Flying over the Mediterranean to Barcelona airport. Unsually, the arrival video in this Barcelona series is the second not the first as I made an initial one, largely about smoking being for morons, in the first part of the travel there. It is interesting how travel to Barcelona from Warsaw took practically all day as there was no direct flight at that time.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #1 – Smoking is for morons


Original playout date: 23 March 2008
Duration: 16:48

Here we start a new “Huliganov’s Experience” series, this time in Barcelona, Spain. This is just the outward travel leg, you don’t see Spain at all in this first chapter.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #1 “Herts is where the home is”


Original playout date: 16 February 2008
Duration: 1:04

This is London, London calling, viewed from a plane as I take Sophie to Hemel Hempstead to see her grandparents and the by-product of this is a whole new series – Uncle Davey’s Herts Content – although admittedly it’s not all in Hertfordshire, this series.
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Minette on the Inter-City Train to Kraków


Original playout date: 27 January 2008
Duration: 15:36

When working in Russian TV I met this delightful trio as their manager was a friend of mine. Most of these songs got banned from our station, but I got given the rights to use for my productions. They were fun people but the band never really got off the ground, being eclipsed by another of his groups, TaTu.
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Unforgettable Gdansk


Original playout date: 25 January 2008
Duration: 12:22

Dedicated go my radio mate Joe Becker, who will start to feature shortly on this channel when the radio parts get going, here is a visit to Gdansk, where he lived while in Poland.
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