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Film units – love them? Hate them?

A few weeks back, taking a walk through Crystal Palace Park, I came across a film unit at work. Having spent most of my working life doing exactly what they were doing, I was inevitably drawn to it. I had … Continue reading

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Postscript to Sai Baba. Who or what was he anyway?

Twenty years after filming for US television the 50th birthday celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Baba which took place at his ashram in Southern India, I was living in a tiny village tucked away among the South Downs, in the … Continue reading

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Not for the Squeamish

Tomorrow, for one night at least, I am going into hospital. I have to have an operation on my foot. Then it’s to be put in a cast which I have to wear for six weeks. I’m not looking forward … Continue reading

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The 50th Birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba

This is Part 4. Follows on from ‘Return to Sai Baba’ on July 3rd So the day dawned. The fiftieth birth-day of the man millions saw as God. The day we, the film unit, had waited for for weeks. At … Continue reading

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Chinese and Indians

I have great admiration for the Chinese. And for the Indians – those from the sub-continent, that is. And not on account of their ominously vibrant economies which are clearly set to overtake ours in the near future and consign … Continue reading

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Making films in hot weather

So here comes summer. In April, of all things. 25C (77F) forecast for London today. That’s unusually hot for this time of the year. And it comes accompanied by a government warning – this is an entirely new one on … Continue reading

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