Every week viewers of BBC One's Countryfile get to share the highs and lows of the farming calendar with Cotswold farmer, Adam Henson. In this Countryfile special Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury meet up with Adam to take a look back at the year and catch up with life on the farm. The DVD includes 15 minutes of bonus footage. Adam has added another rare breed to his collection, hardy White-Faced Dartmoor sheep. Along with Adam's other rare breed and commercial sheep they've had a bumper time lambing this Spring, so Matt's hard at work in the sheering shed. Julia helps Adam get his cattle out to pasture, after one of the harshest winters in thirty years. But it isn't only the weather Adam's had to worry about. Last year his cattle tested positive for bovine tuberculosis which left him facing some difficult decisions.
An exemplary entry in the filmography of master director John Ford, The Quiet Man contains all the aspects that mark Ford’s work: a poetic, deeply felt sentiment for an unregainable past, for tradition and ceremony, for the country of Ireland and its emigrant bloodlines, for the camaraderie within community, and for the profound yet mutable bond of the marital union. Within a seven-decade career filled with high points, The Quiet Man represents one of Ford's highest, and from his richest period. Set in the 1920s, The Quiet Man stars John Wayne as Sean Thornton, an Irish-born American who has travelled to his birthplace of Innisfree to lay claim to his family farm. Although warmly embraced by the denizens of the village, Thornton’s outsider status is thrown into relief when the abrasive landowner Squire Will Danahan (Victor McLaglen) objects both to the turnover of the land, and to the handing over of his sister Mary Kate’s (Maureen O’Hara) dowry to the man whose community stature now threatens to show up his own. What follows is a confrontation with custom and with the personal past, all before an unforgettable extended brawl sprawling the entire very countryside whereupon nothing less hinges than the peace of Innisfree itself. Winton Hoch’s astonishing Technicolor cinematography (for which he won an Academy Award) has cemented the images of The Quiet Man within the minds and hearts of viewers across the decades. This is a film that, with its epic, yet intimate, canvas and its near-Shakespearean sense of character only grows in power over time and the more times it is seen. It is an ideal entry-point into Ford’s massive body of work, and a summation of his art; as a result, Ford was awarded the 1952 Oscar for Best Director. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Quiet Man on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time.
With the nation gripped by Love Island fever, the show's most popular contestant ever shares his unique take on the world in an audiobook that will be hilarious, endearing, heartfelt and as lovable as its author. Chris Hughes walked away from the sizzling hot, smash hit show Love Island as its biggest star. Viewers fell in love with this cheeky, happy-go-lucky guy who surprised people by being unafraid to show his vulnerable side just as readily as having a laugh with his mates in the sun. They were captivated by the roller-coaster relationship between Chris and girlfriend Olivia and entertained by the bromance that developed between Chris and best pal Kem. But what really makes Chris tick? What made this down-to-earth country lad swap life on the farm with his family for red carpets and newspaper front pages? Chris reveals all about his life before the hit reality TV show and how the crippling anxiety he has suffered from before still haunts him to this day. He shares how he has found fame and adjusted to his new life as well as the things he is learning about himself as his life is put under the spotlight for all to see. With his trademark sense of humour and way with words, this is Chris' take on the world, his life laid bare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001408/bk_hodd_001408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jack Hargreaves OBE (31 December 1911 15 March 1994) was an author and television presenter in the UK. His enduring interest was to comment without nostalgia or sentimentality on accelerating distortions in relations between the city and the countryside.He also conceived and appeared on How - a live children s programme about how things worked, shown from 1966 on Southern Television and networked on ITV until the demise of Southern in 1981, but he is probably best known as the gentle-voiced presenter of the weekly magazine programme Out of Town, first broadcast in 1963, following the success of his 1959 television debut with the B&W series Gone Fishing. His country TV programmes continued in the 1980s with Old Country. Other programmes he created for local viewers were Farm Progress and a live afternoon series Houseparty.
The main purpose of the study was to determine the exposure habit of farmers to radio and television and to determine the effectiveness of radio and television in the dissemination of agricultural information as perceived by farmers. Data were collected from randomly selected 100 radio listeners and 100 television viewers through personal interviewing during November 2007 to June 2008. In case of radio, among seventeen selected radio broadcasted national and regional farm programs, farmers were more or less exposed to only eight programs. Among the eight programs shamol Sylhet (regional) ranked first followed by desh- amar- mati- amar (national program), ajker chasabad (regional program) and so on. From overall consideration most of the respondents (85%) had low to medium exposure to radio broadcasted farm program. Among the entire farm programs broadcasted through radio, farmers preferred to know the information related to market value of agricultural product followed by questioning- answering and so on. In case of television among the selected five farm television program broadcasted through five satellite channels (BTV World, Channel-I, Banglavision, Rtv and ATN Bangla).
From the author of the definitive biography of George Orwell,a captivating account of the origin and enduring power of his landmarkdystopian novelSince its publication nearly 70 years ago, George Orwell's 1984has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modernage. Politicians have testified to its influence on their intellectualidentities, rock musicians have made records about it, TV viewers watch areality show named for it, and a White House spokesperson tells of"alternative facts." The world we live in is often described as anOrwellian one, awash in inescapable surveillance and invasions ofprivacy.On 1984 dives deep into Orwell's life to chart his earlierwritings and key moments in his youth, such as his years at a boardingschool, whose strict and charismatic headmaster shaped the idea of BigBrother. Taylor tells the story of the writing of the book, takingreaders to the Scottish island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famousthanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish 1984 .Published during the cold war-a term Orwell coined-Taylor elucidatesthe environmental influences on the book. Then he examines 1984 's post-publication life, including its role as a tool to understand our language, politics, and government.In a current climate where truth, surveillance, censorship, and criticalthinking are contentious, Orwell's work is necessary. Written withresonant and reflective analysis, On 1984 is both brilliant and remarkably timely
No one does period television drama like the British! In the proud tradition of The Forsyte Saga, The Duchess of Duke Street, The Jewel in the Crown and Upstairs, Downstairs, the latest series to entrance viewers around the world is Downton Abbey, created by Oscar® winning author and actor Julian Fellowes. The story of Lord Grantham and his family centres upon Downton Abbey, their mansion in Yorkshire - but it's no secret that the magnificent house we see on screen is Highclere Castle in Hampshire, more than 200 miles away! This fully researched and richly illustrated guide will enable the countless fans of Downton Abbey to find... • The 'real' Downton Abbey - in Hampshire and in Buckinghamshire • Downton Village Hall - at a former hospital in west London • Yew Tree Farm - in Oxfordshire • Downton parish church - in Oxfordshire • The Dowager Countess's house - in Surrey • Isobel Crawley's house - in Buckinghamshire and in Oxfordshire • Downton Railway Station - in West Sussex and in Kent • The Crawleys' Manchester residence - in London • Ripon Register Office - in Surrey • The Ripon solicitors' office - in London • York Prison - in Lincoln • A First World War battlefield - in Suffolk • The studios in Ealing where most of the interiors are filmed And the many other sites, including the 'real' Duneagle and Brancaster Castles in Argyll & Bute and Northumberland respectively. Downton Abbey on Location is a must for the real devotee!
'Griswold del Castillo and Garcia have written a biography of Chavez, but it is also a history of the Mexican American labor movement and the Mexican American struggle for civil rights....[T]his is a fine book.'--- Choice '[D]eserves to be read not only by persons studying the Mexican American experience but also by those interested in labor studies, U.S.-Mexican relations, and U.S. civilization in the 1960s and 1970s, including politics and society.'--- Western Historical Quarterly 'Intended for scholars and general readers alike, the fascinating life story reads like a novel....[T]his sorely needed biography updates all the others.'--- Multicultural Review When farm worker and labor organizer César Chávez burst upon America's national scene in 1965, U.S. readers and viewers were witnessing the emergence of a new Mexican American, or Chicano, movement. This biography of Chávez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia is the first to approach Chávez's life-his courageous acts, his turning points, his many perceived personas-in the context of Chicano and American history. It reveals a shy, quiet man who was launched by events into a maelstrom of campesino strikes, religious fervor, and nonviolent battles for justice. Among his friends and supporters he counted Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and millions across America who rallied to his cause. In Griswold del Castillo and Garcia's biography, Chávez's life mirrors major events in Mexican American history: Mexican immigration during the 1920s; forced repatriation in the 1930s; segregation in public schools; Mexican American contributions during World War II; the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles; formation of Mexican American organizations to advance civil and political rights; the Chicano movement of the 1960s and early 1970s; the emergence of a conservative political backlash in the 1980s; and, finally, the 'new immigration' in the 1990s. César Chávez was touched by all these events, and his story is both private and part of a collective experience. Ultimately the authors see Chávez's significance as moral. In an age notable for its confusion about-if not lack of moral values, César Chávez stands as proof that America still has people of rare courage and conviction who devote their lives to a righteous cause, to self sacrifice and nonviolent struggle against overwhelming odds. Chávez consistently respected all ethnic and religious groups, rejected materialism, and, above all, fought for justice. Griswold del Castillo and Garcia's biography tells the inspiring story of a man who lived a simple life and preached a simple guiding dictum: Si Se Puede-Yes, it can be done. Richard Griswold del Castillo was born and raised in Santa Ana California; his father was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and his mother was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He graduated from Santa Ana High school in 1960, went on study at UC Berkeley and the University of Dijon, France before receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from UCLA . In 1992 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico City, he was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley in 1994, and he became Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University in 2005. Richard A. Garcia, Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University-Hayward, is the author of The Rise of the Mexican American Middle Class: San Antonio, 1929-1941.
Thousands of books and articles have been written about the Battle of Gettysburg. Almost every topic has been thoroughly scrutinized except one: Paul Philippoteaux¿s massive cyclorama painting The Battle of Gettysburg, which depicts Pickett¿s Charge, the final attack at Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas is the first comprehensive study of this art masterpiece and historic artifact.This in-depth study of the history of the cyclorama discusses every aspect of this treasure, which was first displayed in 1884 and underwent a massive restoration in 2008. Coverage includes not only how it was created and what it depicts, but the changes it has undergone and where and how it was moved. Authors Chris Brenneman and Sue Boardman also discuss in fascinating detail how the painting was interpreted by Civil War veterans in the late 19th Century.With the aid of award-winning photographer Bill Dowling, the authors utilized modern photography to compare the painting with historic and modern pictures of the landscape. Dowling¿s remarkable close-up digital photography allows readers to focus on distant details that usually pass unseen. Every officer, unit, terrain feature, farm, and more pictured in the painting is discussed in detail. Even more remarkable, the authors reveal an important new discovery made during the research for this book: in order to address suggestions from the viewers, the cyclorama was significantly modified five years after it was created to add more soldiers, additional flags, and even General George Meade, the commander of the Union Army!With hundreds of rare historic photographs and beautiful modern pictures of a truly great work of art, The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas is a must-have for anyone interested in the Battle of Gettysburg or is simply a lover of exquisite art.