Filming Sort-it-out Man, East End, near Newbury
2 March 2003
We had a call from a TV production company one Friday afternoon - it went like:
are filming a TV programme about Sort-it-out Man (a sort of super-hero)
who is arranging to create a pub in East End for the day.
We thought it would be nice to have some morris dancers, so do you think you could find some?"
"Yes", I said. "When do you need them?"
"the day after tomorrow"
"I'll do my best"
We actually managed to get almost the whole side out, and it turned out to be a hoot!
The programme was due to go out on BBC3 in April/May. The participants are eagerly awaiting this high-quality digital broadcast!!
Postscript: It turned out that the programme was never broadcast - it wasn't contentious enough!!
But we appeared in the programme's opening and closing titles very week
You can find some video here
|This is "take 5" of Sort-it-out Man waiting for Dave (the slightly over-weight boy wonder) to emerge from the portaloo.|
|"It's not easy being a super-hero. You have to do everything yourself"|
not easy being a morris dancer either. This picture sums
up some of the sheer excitement involved in filming.
Ian O, Mike G, Gill, Vera, Anne, Colin and Linda.
Brimfield for the cameras.
Dave (the boy wonder) and Sort-it-out-man look on
|More of Brimfield as Sort-it-out-man gets carried away.|
super-heros ran the "pub" that had been erected
for the afternoon.
Ian F and Dave K look on.
around some of the children.
Jenny, Nikki and Linda moving, while Dave D and Dave K are about to do their bit.
off at the end of Sheepskins
Linda and Dave K with the smallest one.
|A picture that I lifted from the CAMRA web site|