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#563635 - 17th Aug 2011 10:25am Of Time and the City
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Anyone seen it?

It's a documentary/film with lots of 50's, 60's & 70's footage of Birkenhead, New Brighton, Liverpool and other areas of the North West.

It was on bbc four but you can catch it on BBC iplayer well worth the watch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_Time_and_the_City

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#563637 - 17th Aug 2011 10:34am Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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I saw it a couple of years ago at FACT Liverpool with a Q&A session with Director. It was interesting and the black and white format made the streets look bleak. Worth seeing as you say. On I Player following on from the film, same station, is a Liverpool Comedy which has good shots of the city, plot a bit daft but it was ok.

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#563714 - 17th Aug 2011 2:13pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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what time/day was this on?

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#563719 - 17th Aug 2011 2:39pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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Friday it would have been on as there are only 2 days left to watch it on iplayer.

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#563726 - 17th Aug 2011 2:43pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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Saw this a while back. Excellent. Tremendous shots of local places.The commentary is quite thought provoking and sometimes sarcastic. A lot of "neighbourhood" shots, brim full of atmosphere. Slowly giving way to the wonderful 60's/70's high rise pre-slums.

WELL worth a look.

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#563753 - 17th Aug 2011 3:29pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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Just watched this on iplayer, It's great, brings back so many childhood memories!

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#563829 - 17th Aug 2011 4:51pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: Gill61]
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Yes, I've got this on DVD; I recorded it on my PVR & then transferred it. Really good.
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#563834 - 17th Aug 2011 4:57pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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Just watched it, thanks for the tip-off. Excellent, just like Pinz said.


Edited by BandyCoot (17th Aug 2011 4:57pm)
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#563843 - 17th Aug 2011 5:09pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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Great film. Look out for Morning In The Streets too:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/working/189.shtml

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#564113 - 18th Aug 2011 3:22am Re: Of Time and the City [Re: philmch]
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Also excellent. 5lbs of best Cheshire potatoes for 1/6d !!

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#564191 - 18th Aug 2011 10:48am Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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Good one that, I'd been in the RN 6 months when that was broadcast, you tend to forget how drab things were then. That's woman in the cast was quite correct, good old days my arse.
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#564198 - 18th Aug 2011 11:02am Re: Of Time and the City [Re: BandyCoot]
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Watched it this morning, excellent, enjoyed the sound just for a few seconds of the ferry gangway and lines rubbing with the swell, looking at the amount of people on those ferries, could they really have coped with a sinking, even with the floating benches.
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#564202 - 18th Aug 2011 11:13am Re: Of Time and the City [Re: davaw1]
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If one of those ferries sank in the Mersey, not many would have drowned ............... they would have just gone through the motions !!! da-daaaah !

They say the old ones are the best !! (Mmmm. wrong ?)

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#564322 - 18th Aug 2011 2:38pm Re: Of Time and the City [Re: BandyCoot]
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i loved birkenhead in the 50s,great place.made our own fun,just brilliant.

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