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Television: Picturing the past

by David Winter

IN THE August holidays, the sort of programmes that channel con­trollers regard as “minority interest” slip past the filter. One such hid behind the unappealing series-title Home Movie Roadshow (BBC2, last Friday). The very phrase “home movie” conjures up, for my gen­eration, images of a geeky uncle with a cine-camera inflicting his wretched holiday films on a bored but captive family audience.

But those same pictures, 60, 70, even 80 years later, are transformed ...

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