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Postby Teddy Dupont » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:28 pm

On Saturday, 18th April there are the following two BBC 4 programs that might be of interest to some of you:-

8.00pm Legends: The Charlie Parker Story

9.00pm Let's Get Lost: Bruce Weber's documentary about Chet Baker.

For those of you with a life outside of music, these two programs are preceded at 7.00pm by film about the racing driver Jim Clark - "Jim Clark: the Quiet Champion". What a mega night's viewing!

In my teens, my two heros were Django Reinhardt and Jim Clark and that has never changed.
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Postby Djangoslefthandman » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:46 pm

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If the Jim Clark bio is as good as the Jackie Stewart one shown last Saturday it'll be well worth watching. Apparently it includes a rare radio interview with some strong language/opinions from the quite man. Jackie's son Mark Stewart is making these films and has family connections which are gaining him privileged access to material/people.

About 20 yrs ago I had the opportunity to visit the Jim Clark Museum in Duns.

http://www.duns.bordernet.co.uk/tourist ... clark.html

At the time it was still run by his sister and I spent a couple of hours chatting with her. His loss still seemed fresh. I never saw him race because I was only 6 when he was killed but the stats and archive footage clearly mark him out as one of the all time greats. His ability to win in any type of car/race contrasts with todays F1 specialists.

Such a dangerous sport back then. I remember in the early 70s Autosport regularly carrying 2 pages of obits.

Enjoy the show.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:14 pm

Djangoslefthandman wrote:Teddy

If the Jim Clark bio is as good as the Jackie Stewart one shown last Saturday it'll be well worth watching.

Yes I thought that was a really good program. Stewart was not only a great driver but he did so much for the safety of the sport at a time when it was horrendously dangerous despite much vilification and resistance from the establishment. There was actually a cameraderie between F1 drivers in those days - so different from the spiteful unpleasantness of today.


Djangoslefthandman wrote: I never saw him race because I was only 6 when he was killed but the stats and archive footage clearly mark him out as one of the all time greats. His ability to win in any type of car/race contrasts with todays F1 specialists.

He was the ultimate natural driver. Truly magnificent to watch in any car.

Djangoslefthandman wrote:Enjoy the show.

You too. I shall be recording it.
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