In the next Bald Explorer programme, hopefully aired on the Community Channel in 2014, I am in search of the spring water of a Spa town in Kent. I am referring to Chalybeate of Tunbridge Wells – that’s pronounced ‘kal-eeb-ee-ot’ by the way, meaning iron water. I want to tell how the original orange coloured […]
The Bald Explorer is back and the next production is under way (Autumn 2013). In this episode, ‘Taking the Waters’, Richard Vobes, aka the Bald Explorer is investigating the story of the spring water discovered at a spot near the medieval town of Tonbridge in Kent – later it was to become Royal Tunbridge Wells. […]
Working has started on the next Bald Explorer episode. I shall be off to the Sussex and Kent border to taste the waters at the Georgian Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. I am working with my new cameraman, Jason Reeve, who as it happens, conveniently lives in the same town. Like my town visits […]
It’s 1905, I am in Merstham in Surrey, and there has been a murder. A woman had been pushed from a speeding train when charging through a tunnel on the London to Brighton line. Richard Vobes went to investigate the murder. Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer currently on the Community Channel on UK TV.
It’s 1912 and there has been a murder. It looked like a tragedy. The culprit had shot himself at the scene – all was not as it appeared. It all took place in Eastbourne in East Sussex. Richard Vobes, the Bald Explorer, is investigating a murder and with the help of author Johnny Johnson we […]
In 1934, in Brighton, in the lost luggage department, there was discovered a trunk with a torso of a woman in it. The murder went on to be known as the Brighton Trunk Murder. However, there was confusion, because at exactly the same time, another murder was committed by a man called Tony Mancini. He […]