A charming 1972 BBC documentary piece on Welsh miners and factory workers competing in an annual leek growing competition. “You’ve got to know your leeks, grow your leeks, show your leeks. ” From an Adam Curtis post about vegetables, which contains a surprising number of videos about vegetables.
Enjoyed this 2011 post from Martin Bell about the history of TV anchors at the BBC. In due course TV journalism became a performing art. The BBC’s Vin Ray, an experienced hand who secretly admired the old ways while defending the new, described it as “being in the moment”. There was actually a style coach. […]