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    In 1954 they made a film about a train journey called London to Brighton in Four Minutes - I've just watched it on the box and it was magnificent.

    Anyone remember why?

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    In 1954 they made a film about a train journey called London to Brighton in Four Minutes - I've just watched it on the box and it was magnificent.

    Anyone remember why?
    They got Auden to write the commentary? It was advertising the Post Office?
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    They got Auden to write the commentary? It was advertising the Post Office?
    I'm shocked - I nearly asked you not to give the game away too quickly :-)

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    Spoilsport spot.

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    I was right? I've not seen that film since - I'm trying to work it out - around twelve years after it was made. You mean I remembered the details? I'm horrified.
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    I was right? I've not seen that film since - I'm trying to work it out - around twelve years after it was made. You mean I remembered the details? I'm horrified.
    Not in the slightest - I am shocked that you didn't remember it

    Wrong line completely.

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    That's good then.

    If it wasn't Auden then it was Betjeman, but it was Auden. I got that bit right at least?
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    That's good then.

    If it wasn't Auden then it was Betjeman, but it was Auden. I got that bit right at least?
    No commentary.

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    Good lord - you had your sound muted, that's all! Go and try it again.

    No commentary... that's a clue.

    They were testing something. That's why they strapped a camera on the front of the locomotive.

    Time-lapse? They'd just built a Natural History Unit time lapse camera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Good lord - you had your sound muted, that's all! Go and try it again.

    No commentary... that's a clue.

    They were testing something. That's why they strapped a camera on the front of the locomotive.

    Time-lapse? They'd just built a Natural History Unit time lapse camera?
    If two or three frames per second is time lapse then just so but not a special camera.

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