John Betjeman Collection

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Arts Documentary with no narration published by BBC in 2015 - English language

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A collection of programmes presented by John Betjeman from the BBC iPlayer. 1 - Summoned by Bells First transmitted in 1976, to celebrate the Poet Laureate's 70th birthday, Sir John Betjeman recalls in vivid detail the agonies and the delights of growing up. 2 - A Passion for Churches First transmitted in 1974, Sir John Betjeman visits and explains the architecture of various churches in the Diocese of Norwich. 3 - Birds Eye View: The Englishman's Home First transmitted in 1969, British mansions, castles, houses and gardens through the centuries are viewed from a helicopter, with commentary by Sir John Betjeman. 4 - Monitor: A Poet in London First transmitted in 1959, John Betjeman is filmed at different London locations introducing and reciting four of his poems. 5 - Birds Eye View: Beside the Seaside First transmitted in 1969, Bird's Eye View traces the origins of the British seaside holiday, said to lie with King George III. 6 - Contrasts: Marble Arch to Edgware First transmitted in 1968, John Betjeman takes a journey from Marble Arch to Edgware talking about buildings of interest and reciting four specially written poems along the way. 7 - Let's Imagine: A Branch Line Railway First transmitted in 1963, John Betjeman examines the Evercreech Junction to Burnham-on-Sea railway in Somerset, providing a unique profile of a working steam branch line railway. 8 - In View: Men of Steam First transmitted in 1962, John Betjeman presents a documentary exploring the impact of the removal of steam locomotives from British railway services on the local workforce.


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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC Main@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 20 (~1572Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 720x540
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Frames Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: Q=0.50 VBR 48KHz (~117Kbps)
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 5 hours (total)
  • Number Of Parts: 1 (8 chapters)
  • Part Size: 3.55 GB
  • Source: Webrip
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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