Archive | November, 2011

In Search of Smugglers

Up and down the coastline of Britain, in the dead of the night, at the crack of dawn or right there there in the blaze of daytime, men with tubs, sacks, wooden crates and nondescript bundles took part in what must have been surely the biggest ongoing crime eve in the 17th and 18th centuries, […]

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A Day Location Hunting

This is the very quaint (as the American’s would say) village of Goudhurst, in Kent. It was the scene of a stand off between the Hawkhurst Gang, (notorious smugglers of the mid 18th Century) and the local villagers who were fed up with the intimidation and treatment the rascals dished out. I popped over there […]

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Shooting Will Commence

Having now completed the script for the Bald Explorer episode 3 project, based on the information gather from a number of sources, including Mary Waugh’s fine and authoritative book on the subject, I am ready to start filming. I have once again secured the services of Mr. Pegram who so generously gave up him time […]

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The Damn Weather

Its all very well have the ambition to film something, but the weather is frustrating me at the moment. Of course to a film maker this is not new. Many a great director has been stymied by the lack of sunshine for his or her movie. There is nothing one can do about it but […]

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Location Hunting on the Romney Marches

The other day I took a trip along the coastal road from Worthing in West Sussex where I live to the boarder between Kent and Sussex. Just to the east of a beautiful little town called Rye, a place that is virtually locked in time, are the Romney Marshes. Its often described by those that […]

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