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Baronets Diary November 2019 - Features include, Back on TV, Master clock, Good game...
Rather like London buses we get no television filming enquiries for months then suddenly three come along at once. First I was interviewed for a forthcoming slot on the BBC East Midlands show Inside Out about a piece on slavery when the presenter Sue Brown revealed that one of our ancestors, one Robert Alleyne, had been very kind over the sentencing of an escaped slave and had in fact defended him, so granting his freedom. Second, a show that I had appeared on over ten years ago decided to revisit past haunts. Broadcast on the Discovery back on tv Channel, the show is called Salvage Hunters and is presented by celebrity Drew Pritchard who descends on a property and rummages around in sheds and attics to haggle for items his team can restore and then sell on at inflated prices. Thirdly, after talking to me, the team behind the first show decided that they wanted to pitch for a 30 minute documentary about our village and proceeded to spend the next Saturday filming local characters (of which there are plenty!) for a pilot. I shall let the dear reader know transmission dates..Read more