Post by Stephen Byers on Apr 30, 2019 10:34:19 GMT
Folks are seeking information to try and locate the 16mm (or video copies) of the ITV Aquarius documentary from 1971 of The Copper Family. The Coppers are a family of traditional folk singers from Rottingdean in Sussex.
Family member John Dudley writes: "This was made when budgets were somewhat larger than they are now and even provided the wherewithal for helicopter shots of Bob [Copper] striding over the [South] Downs... it's a proper period piece that also included an early folk night from The Central Club [in Peacehaven] with guests Seamus Ennis and The Brighton Taverners. A young Vic Smith is much in evidence who went on to compere many subsequent nights right up until the demise of those memorable evenings. We have tried to trace the original, shot in 16mm I think but to no avail. It was a Humphrey Burton series I believe."
Post by Ray Langstone (was saintsray) on Apr 30, 2019 16:23:50 GMT
Yep, they have SOME of it:- ""PAGANINI: a look at the world's best known virtuoso violinist, with Korean violinist KYUNG WHA CHUNG. 'Aquarius' in Paris: the musical instruments of 'Structures Sonores'. Satirist and Comedian JOHN WELLS appears as a "modern composer". 'A Man for Every Season': a profile of BOB COPPER, author of 'A Song for Every Season', who visits some of the traditional sights of Sussex""