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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.”
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Only a Winter’s Tail


Original YT playout date: 15 April 2009
Duration: 10:06

The title will set all the music robots springing into action to see if I’ve “stolen” the David Essex song, but I assure you it’s not in there. This is in fact the tail end of a Warsaw winter. With me musing in the falling snow about a couple of subjects and in that way utilising a short walk to keep in company with you!
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Namysłów


Original YT playout date: 11 April 2009
Duration: 13:47

This is the first part of a client visit to South Poland. We’ll see also some of the roads around here, Amber, Krapkowice and other parts of Lower Silesia and the Opole region in later films.
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Berko Revisited


Original YT playout date: 28 February 2009
Duration: 14:26

It’s Berkhamsted revisited, on a request by a disgruntled resident of that town, who didn’t like my last footage.
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Gdansk Zoo


Original YT playout date: 25 January 2009
Duration: 1:09:05

A winter visit to Gdansk Zoo. Visiting zoos in winter has some advantages as well as disadvantages. Some of the animals are sheltering out of view, but you have more space and resources to yourself and fewer interruptions for filming.
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USSR War Memorial Park


Original YT playout date: 22 January 2009
Duration: 12:06

A look at the park near the Soviet War Memorial by Zwirki i Wigury in Warsaw, with the running commentary you may have come to expect. This is a sort of “blog on the hoof” style with attention to nature and history. Enjoy!
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Wintery Evening Warsaw Walk


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Original YT playout date: 18 January 2009
Duration: 49:54

Especially but not only the Old Town, with a few interesting surprises.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E1 – Flight Over and Walk in Central London


Original YT playout date: 24 September 2008
Duration: 1:11:14

Here I am setting off for the third series of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content. This is what flying the cheaper airlines means in practice! Later after arriving I take a walk in Central London, around St James’ park, whitehall etc and come back through Chinatown and Tottenham Court Road
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E17 – Leighton Buzzard to Pitstone


Original YT playout date: 8 September 2008
Duration: 35:06

This is a canalside walk in two parts (which are also parts 17 and 18 respectively of the larger series from our holiday in the UK in the summer of 2008).

Towards the end of this episode a quite remarkable natural drama plays out before our eyes whereby a seagull attacks a canalside heron and gets seen off by a crow. The inland birds sticking up for each other against an intruder from the coast? Hopefully you will enjoy this walk though some of the natural beauty that has emerged around the man-made canal, and also enjoy the background music selected for your listening pleasure.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #4 – Algunas calles en Barcelona bien conocidas


Original YT playout date: 24 April 2008
Duration: 21:39

Some well known streets in Barcelona are covered in this video, which has a sizeable montage of gallery shots to music towards the end reflecting the fantastic atmosphere we witnesses in this city.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #2 – “Ancient and Modern”


Original playout date: 3 April 2008
Duration: 9:36

We’re looking at the way architecture in Barcelona is a fusion of older and more modern elements. Maybe not exactly ancient, but quite older stuff next to things from more recent decades.
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Golub-Dobrzyn revisited (for the first time)


Playout date: 23 May 2007
Duration: 5:57

We saw Golub-Dobrzyn already in the video “Car-aoke”, but here we have the chance to see it again.
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