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Interview for Lancaster University TV

Well, I did a little interview last week for the Lancaster University TV station, which the interviewer Chris Osborn has just sent me. I can’t quite bear to watch it today, but it should give you a little insight into what I’m thinking and what I’m hoping to achieve by all this work I’ve been doing recently.

Sorry I look so rough, it was a last minute to grab an opportunity and record it whilst I was busy doing other things!

 

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Ultra-Rare TV Documentary

I’m so excited to be able to share this with you. I’ve been sat on a mysterious video tape for some years and finally I’ve managed to get it transferred. I didn’t know what it was and it was constantly at the bottom of the list of things to do.

Last night I eventually made the audio and the video fit together and now we have what I think is the only copy (certainly there aren’t many) of the TWW television documentary, broadcast in 1967 about Hylton’s life.

It’s unique, it’s fascinating and it is full of stuff you’ve only ever seen before on that programme, if you were lucky enough to catch it almost fifty years ago. I’m delighted to be able to offer it to you for free and for your enjoyment. Please comment on it, please share it, and please come to the concert in January!

Colour film footage from 1938

It’s funny what you turn up if you look hard enough. Here’s a tiny glimpse of the Hylton band in 1938, in colour. This, I suspect, is unique. It’s on YouTube and everything – so easy to find, yet clearly I’d not found it until today. Anyway, it’s brief, it’s silent and it’s not great quality, but it’s a zillion times better than anything (i.e. nothing) I’ve ever seen before…