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New Bald Explorer on Community Channel

Since October 2012, the home of the Bald Explorer has been on the Community Channel, a digital TV station on Freeview, BT Vision, Virgin and Sky. It has been a personal thrill for me to discover the programme popping up in the broadcast schedules throughout the year and, as a result, receiving the lovely feedback […]

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Help Make the Next Programme!

So it’s 2014 and the Bald Explorer is polishing his head and getting his walking boots out the cupboard for another year of exploring the British landscape. He will be winding up the clockwork mechanism on his camera and getting out to make another set of programmes for you to enjoy. The next place I […]

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Ten Things You May Not Know About The Bald Explorer

Ten Things You May Not Know About Richard Vobes, AKA The Bald Explorer … 1. Richard lives in Worthing in West Sussex, close to Brighton on the south coast of England. His house is often referred to as the ‘Pink House’ due to the colour. He would love to paint an old map of England […]

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The Bald Explorer in 2014

My job, if you can call it that, with the Bald Explorer programmes, is to look back in history and follow a story from the past with the perspective of today. In other words, I am retracing the steps of people or things that have gone before us, whether they are the smugglers on the […]

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St Albans – a bloody history!

Yesterday I jumped on a train and stepped off in a city that has been the site of plenty of murderous history in its time. I was in St. Albans. I was surprised to learn it was a city, being that it started and remained for most of it’s life a ‘one street town’. By […]

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Episode 8: Taking the Water

Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer and in this episode he is in search of the spring water of a Spa town in Kent.The Chalybeate of Tunbridge Wells – that’s pronounced ‘kal-eeb-ee-ot’ by the way, means iron water. In the programme to be aired on the Community Channel early next year, Richard will tell how […]

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